Couples Twittering for Education- Will and Elle Deyamport

Interview 3 of Couples Twittering for Education

When I first joined Twitter a little over a year ago there was talk of its demise. Several of my educator friends and family scoffed at the idea of educators collaborating through Twitter. However, there has been an amazing boom and growth of educators who have connected through Twitter. There are collaborating in exciting projects! There has even been a growth in couples who Twitter for education. I was happy to connect and interview one of the coolest couples on Twitter, Will and Elle Deyamport! We had a lot of laughs trying Wetoku, a free video interview tool, for the first time! We had some kinks like a few echos so I edited the video a little. You may have to turn the volume up. Even with the kinks, I think it went well.

Video Interview with Will and Elle Deyamport

Couples Twittering for Education Interview- Will & Elle Deyamport from Shelly Terrell on Vimeo.

Background Information: Will and Elle tweet from Mississippi, USA.

Will Deyamport, MSEd, the self-proclaimed Oprah of social media, is a freelance social media educator and doctoral candidate. Originally trained as a filmmaker, Will has worked in education for the past 11 years in a variety of roles and settings. Enthusiastic about his mission to get people excited about their lives, he has embraced social media as a dynamic and multi-dimensional educational tool. Will’s dream is to lead an ed-focused social networking site.

Blog: Peoplegogy
Brazen Careerist Profile
Twitter: @Peoplegogy
Skype: peoplegogy

Elvira G. Deyamport, Ed.S. is a Gifted Education teacher with a specialist in Reading Instruction. Also holding endorsements in K-12 Spanish, K-12 ESL, as well as Early Elementary and 7-8 Language Arts and Social Studies, Elvira takes every opportunity she can to integrate Web 2.0 Tools and other technologies into her lessons. Mrs. Deyamport has been an elementary teacher over the last 6 years-3 years as a second grade teacher and three years as a Spanish teacher.

Blog: Language Journeys
Twitter: @Elle_Spanish

I had a great time interviewing Will and Elle!

Check out the previous interviews of Couples Twittering for Education- Jo and Phil Hart and Couples Twittering for Education- Eric and Melissa Sheninger!

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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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