Students Creating Their Own Textbook: Interview with @DatEnglish #30GoalsEDU

Interview 10 of 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. In Argentina, it is Teacher Appreciation Day and I had the pleasure of being inspired by one of Argentina’s gems , Debora Tebovich. Debora allows her students to create their own individualized ebooks throughout their time with her using Google Docs. She shows an example in the interview. Debora’s idea is simple for most teachers to do and powerful. Debora was tagged by Ana Maria Menezes in a previous interview. Watch the interview and leave a comment.

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Interview 10: Débora Tebovich

About Débora Tebovich

Débora Tebovich is a freelance EFL teacher based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She teaches one-to-one and face-to-face and also online. She has been teaching English for over 20 years. She has worked with kids, teenagers, young learners and adults both at private language schools and also in-company. Absolutely passionate about teaching and learning, she is enthusiastic about using technology to create memorable learning moments. Above all, Débora strongly believes in the power of education to transform people’s lives, and to help and encourage freedom of thought and develop bonds to make our world a better place for all of us and for future generations. She is a mentor at iTDI.
Twitter: @DatEnglish
Blog: DatEnglish

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Photos from our HangOut

Even Rosco the pug joined us!

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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

One comment

  1. Hi Shelly Terrell,

    Nice blog post love the idea of Debora allowing her students to create their own individualized ebooks using Google Docs.

    I would like to suggest a ebook. This eBook contains 100 resources for interactive training designers.From valuable insights given through blog posts and articles, it also contains detailed information about communities and forums for eLearning resources, concrete ideas to make your classroom sessions alive and much more!


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