What Did They Tweet?

July 2010 edition of the What Did They Tweet series!

Let’s see what our Personal Learning Network (PLN) tweeted about in education and social media these past two weeks.


“Clay Shirky: How cognitive surplus will change the world | Video on TED.com” http://j.mp/bsNyS3

Just uploaded ‘Towards Open & Connected Learning’ to SlideShare. http://slidesha.re/dfrMGH

The Most Life-Affirming TED Talk of All, For Some: LEGO For Grownups [Ted] #gizmodo http://viigo.im/41e7

Here’s a sneak preview of my Digital Tribes slideset: http://steve-wheeler.blogspot.com/2010/06/digital-tribes.html #alctmu

New Live Binder: Evidence of Learning 2.0 http://livebinders.com/play/play_or_edit/18793 Still adding to this, but much to share already!

@ShellTerrell Any ideas for my Wallwisher page? http://bit.ly/bMBmqf Use my Wallwisher to add any. Getting creative in my old age!

Mike’s & others’ curated apps lists from #ISTE10 http://www.appolicious.com/curated-apps/802-mikes-iste-2010-picks

100 Inspiring Ways to Use Social Media In the Classroom http://bit.ly/dweUCN

Opportunities for Educators

Below is a list of great opportunities for free resources and more:

  • Have your high school students participate in the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge to win a $50,000 scholarship and $5000 teacher grant! Details here! Tweeted by @DEN. This contest begins August 17, 2010 and ends March 15, 2011.
  • Qwizdom “How Do You Q?” Contest Offers $12,000+ in Technology Prizes! More details here!
  • Be a published by The Guardian! They want educator stories! More info here!
  • Be a Guest Writer for TEFL.net!

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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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