Conquering Fears- Edtech & Life: Interview with @AnaMariaCult #30GoalsEDU

Interview 9 of The 30 Goals Challenge for Educators. Click the link to find out more about the 30 Goals Challenge for Educators.

For 2013, we are Hanging Out with some of the past and current participants of the 30 Goals Challenge for Educators. Today, I had the pleasure of hanging with Ana Maria Menezes, who is a teacher and trainer in Brazil. I’ve had the privilege of spending time with Ana Maria while visiting Brazil. I have followed her on social media for many years as she is one of the top educational technology leaders on social media. Watch the video interview and leave Ana Maria a comment! Join our 30 Goals Facebook group for more updates from participants. The recorded video interviews are on this Youtube 30 Goals playlist.

A New Idea: Tagging Participants

I am letting you decide who I interview next by a tagging system. When I interview a current participant, that participant will name another current participant for me to interview next. Ana Maria tagged Débora Tebovich, a teacher from Argentina.

Interview 9: Ana Maria Menezes

About Ana Maria Menezes

EFL teacher, teacher developer, researcher and a blog writer. Apart from teaching English to teenagers, I try to help teachers to integrate technology to their classes by moderating an online course, CULTURA EDTECH, and offering different workshops. At the moment, I’m developing my M.A. dissertation on how participants experience social presence in virtual environments. I am an experienced teacher, an edtech specialist, but most of all an avid learner. I blog at
Twitter: @AnaMariaCult
Blog: Lifefeast

Seeing Ana Maria in Brazil!


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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),, and on her blog,, 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


  1. I love the interview and to know more about my lovely teacher at EDTech course, Ana Maria Menezes. Congrats!
    Neiza Pacheco

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