Goal: Inspire With a Graphic

Welcome to Cycle 6 of The 30 Goals Challenge: Inspire Forward

“Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.”- Marc Riboud

Goal: Inspire with a graphic!

Accomplish this goal: Create a quote pic or infographic to inspire others. First, decide on a goal for your students or peers to achieve, such as more movement, play, hands-on learning, developing a Personal/Passionate Learning Network (PLN), and so forth. Share this message visually on social media.

In chapter 20, Goal: Spread Your Message, of The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers,  I encourage teachers to write down the messages they wish to share with others, then spread these messages on social media. Lately, I have been working with various image editors and infographic tools and apps to present the 30 Goals. The infographics, which you can find in this infographic board and Quote Pic board, have spread to 1000s of teachers and many have shared they are completing the goals. Images are powerful and often easier for the brain to digest versus written messages. Images are often much easier to access on any device than video. Try taking a past blog post or presentation of ideas and transforming it into an infographic. Take this one step further and get your students to create infographics to spread positive messages like how to be a good digital citizen. Below are a list of free web tools and apps to get you started along with a presentation full of tips!

New to The 30 Goals Challenge? Each year, teachers worldwide aim to accomplish 1 to 30 goals that transform their teaching. Join the movement by accomplishing any goal from any of the cycles then letting us know through a blog reflection or status update on our Facebook community or on Twitter, @30GoalsEdu . At our official site,  30Goals.com, find all the goals, participant reflections, badges, and get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers: Small Steps to Transform Your Classroom workbook. Click here to discover all the 2015 goals!

Free Tools and Apps

  • My favorite tools for creating infographics include Canva, EduBuncee, Easel.lyTackkPiktochart, and Visme. Canva, Buncee, Tackk, and Easel.ly have apps for creating infographics and pics on your iPad. Tackk is available on any device. Grafio is a free app for creating infopics (iOS).
  • I’ve been having a lot of fun creating quote pics with these free typography iOS apps- Word Dream, Wort SwagRetype, Aviary (iOS & Android), Pixlr (iOS & Android), BeFunky (iOS & Android), and Image Chef (iOS & Android).

Current 2015 Goals

If you enjoyed these ideas, get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or my $5.99 ebook, Learning to Go, which has digital/mobile activities for any device and editable/printable handouts and rubrics. 

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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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