What Did They Tweet?

January’s final edition of the What Did They Tweet weekly series!

Let’s see what our Personal Learning Network (PLN) tweeted in education and social media this week.

TED Video: When Kids Believe They Can

@Flourishingkids shared this TED video, Kiran Bir Sethi Teaches Kids to Take Charge. See the inspiring stories of kids taking charge.

Free ESL E-book

@MBenevides posted the free Creative Commons English language textbook, Fiction in Action: Whodunnit. Adam Gray and Marcos Benevides co-authored this textbook, which will be available in print in the spring. Click here to download your copy to use in the classroom!

Presentation: 7 Tips to Getting Strangers to Connect to You

From @elearningPosts, I found this fantastic slideshare, The Shy Connector! This slideshare has some great points on how to connect on social media even if you are an introvert. The presentation is well designed and interesting.

Video: Power of Creativity

@Nlakusta shared this video, The Transformative Power of Personal Projects, which shows this creative ad campaign written by Ji Lee. There are a few PG-13 words so be warned. It is still a funny and very thought-provoking presentation.

Opportunities for Educators

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

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Flourishingkids, MBenevides, elearningPosts, nlakusta, allek12, simplek12, larryferlazzo, kalinagoenglish

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What was your best find on Twitter this week?

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


  1. Thank you very much for the mention, Shelly.

    However, I just want to clarify: The Whodunit eBook isn’t exactly free, it is *free-to-share*. The distinction has to do with the CC license, which allows teachers to make copies of it and pass it around, unlike traditionally copyrighted works. So it’s more of an honour system than a complete giveaway… there is in fact *some* method to our madness! 😉

    Teachers can download it without paying, it is true. What we hope is that those teachers who like it and choose to use it will then pay either through the choose-your-own-price option on the website, or order the print version for their future classes.

    Of course, if no one pays or ever orders the print version, this could be a very short-lived experiment!

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