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 is a teacher trainer, instructional designer, adjunct professor, and the author of The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers: Small Steps to Transform Your Teaching and Learning to Go: Lesson Ideas for Teaching with Mobile Devices, Cell Phones and BYOT. She has been recognized by the ELTon Awards, The New York Times, the Ministry of Education in Spain, and Microsoft’s Heroes for Education as an innovator in the movement of teacher-driven professional development and education technology. Recently, she was named Woman of the Year 2014 by Star Jone’s National Association of Professional Women and awarded a Bammy Award as a founder of #Edchat, the Twitter chat that spurred over 400 teacher chats. She has trained teachers and taught learners in over 25 countries and has consulted with organizations worldwide such as UNESCO Bangkok, The European Union aPLaNet Project, Cultura Iglesa of Brazil, the British Council in Tel Aviv, IATEFL Slovenia, HUPE Croatia, and VenTESOL. She shares regularly via TeacherRebootCamp.com, Twitter (@ShellTerrell), and Facebook.com/shellyterrell. Her greatest joy is being the mother of Rosco the pug.


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