What Did They Tweet?

3rd wk of January edition of the What Did They Tweet weekly series!

This week many important events were tweeted about. Most notably, were tweets which focused on Haiti and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday. I love the power of social media to make the world aware of international disasters. Twitter has been an important tool in making people aware and spurring them to action.

Haiti in Pictures

Through my friend, @monk51295, I learned about this article, Haiti 6 Days Later, which reveals the dire situation in Haiti. The images are very powerful, which prompted Monika Hardy to respond, “Hard to take this in.”

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MLK’s Influence

@Aleaness posted great reflections of Martin Lurther King, Jr. this week. In her blog, she posted this inspirational quote from Martin Luther King, Jr.,

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

Ann Leaness also shared her incredible student project where her students voiced their opinions about what mattered to them. Below is her student video using a cool tool, Stupeflix. Her post, Wallwisher and Stupeflix in the Classroom, is definitely a must read! She has 2 WallWishers that accompany the project. Moreover, she tells you how she accomplished this much interaction with her students in 2 days.

The Death of Education, The Beginning of Learning

@Classroom_tech shared this thought-provoking video on why technology is needed in schools . I love the conversational tone of the video and the teacher interviews.

Haiku Song by 3rd Grade Girls

@Marisa_C shared this video, which shows a song written and performed by 3rd grade girls about female empowerment. The lyrics are a series of haiku’s. What an accomplishment!

Opportunities for Educators

Three opportunities arose on Twitter this week to win some cool technology for the classroom or earn some cash. Below is a list:

Add the people in this post to your PLN by using this mass Twitter tool. Just copy and paste this list!

monk51295, aleaness, classroom_tech, marisa_c, mbteach, theokk, simpleceo, larryferlazzo, kalinagoenglish

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Challenge:

Share one of these resources with another educator not on Twitter. Then tell them you got the tip from educators on Twitter!

Care to share a tweet about Martin Luther King, Jr. or Haiti that touched you?


Shelly Terrell

Shelly Sanchez Terrell (@ShellTerrell) is an award winning digital innovator, an international speaker/consultant, and the author of Hacking Digital Learning with EdTech Missions, The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers, and Learning to Go. She has trained teachers and taught English language learners in over 20 countries as an invited guest expert by organizations, like the US Embassy, UNESCO Bangkok, Cultura Inglesa of Brazil, the British Council in Tel Aviv, IATEFL Slovenia, HUPE Croatia, ISTEK Turkey, and Venezuela TESOL. She has been recognized by several organizations and publications as a leader in the movement of teacher driven professional development as the founder and organizer of various online conferences, Twitter chats, and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Two of the projects she co-organized were shortlisted for ELTons, #ELTChat and the Virtual Round Table Language and Technology online conference. She was named Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women, awarded a Bammy Award as a founder of #Edchat, and named as one of the 10 Most Influential People in EdTech by Tech & Learning. Her greatest joy is being the mother of baby Savannah and Rosco the pug. Shelly has an Honors BA in English with a Minor in Communication and a specialization in Electronic Media from UTSA, a Masters in Curriculum Instruction ESL from the University of Phoenix, and a CELTA from CELT Athens. She regularly shares her tips for effective technology integration via Twitter (@ShellTerrell), Facebook.com/ShellyTerrell, and on her blog, TeacherRebootCamp.com, which has won several awards and recognitions as one of the top ESL, Edtech and Elearning blogs. Find over 400 of her slide presentations at https://www.slideshare.net/ShellTerrell/presentations

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