How Do You Motivate Learners to Research More Effectively? #EdtechMissions

In today’s #EdtechMissions chat we shared ideas for teaching students how to use web tools and apps to research more effectively. In my book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions, I discuss the importance of motivating our learners to do more than just use Google and Wikipedia for research. These can be starting points, but learners need to seek the truth and unbiased information. The reason students use these web tools is because they are quick and easy. The key to getting learners to step up their research is introducing them to digital curation and annotation. Our learners have the ability to collect and organize their research into visually stunning digital galleries with web tools, such as Pinterest, PearltreesStorify, and Educlipper. They can also annotate or markup articles, videos, images, pdfs, and more with most image editing web tools. Below are a few highlights from the chat. Join us on Twitter every Sunday for the #EdtechMissions chat! We meet from 10amET to 10:30amET (click for more time zones) to share ideas on how to motivate our students to make a meaningful impact on the world with technology. If you are new to Twitter chats then check out, A Quick Start Guide to Participating in a Twitter Chat.

Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning, The 30 Goals Challenge, or Learning to Go. Ask me about training your teachers, ShellyTerrell@gmail.com!

 

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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