Goal 23: Integrate Technology Effectively #30Goals

Goal 23 of The 30 Goals Challenge 2011

“The most exciting breakthroughs of the 21st century will not occur because of technology but because of an expanding concept of what it means to be human.”~ John Naisbitt

Goal

Short-term– Share with us an example of an activity or lesson you feel integrates technology effectively. Write down your reasons why you chose this example. The example can be from another teacher or your own example. Try to include a link to a recording or multimedia example of the activity. Embed it in your blog if possible.

Long-term– After evaluating the example, come up with a checklist of qualities that support the effective integration of technology and use this as your guide for your lessons.

Resources

Check out this video of Ian Chia‘s Send Felicity app. I love how this integrates the child’s real world with art and curiosity! I hope more apps take this as an example of what learning should be. Check out Ian Chia’s Send Felicity website for more examples of effective technology integration and learning!

**NOTE

Due to traveling, I am behind on posting the podcasts. I will try to get the podcasts up soon!

Challenge:
Share an example of effective technology integration!

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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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