Interview with Jon Samuelson, @JonSamuelson: Digital Reporters!

Each mission in my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions, shares an example of the Mission in Action by a teacher I admire. When I was writing the Mission: Seek and Preserve the Truth, I immediately thought about edtech guru and good friend, Jon Samuelson, @JonSamuelson. Jon is the Innovation Strategist for the Beaverton K12 School District in Oregon. Each year his district hosts an incredible event that recognizes their K12 students’ creative productions, the Signal to Noise Festival! I caught up with Jon this week and asked him to share insights about getting students to create news broadcasts and other inspiring video productions.

Bio

Jon Samuelson is the creator of the Techlandia, STEAM Team, and Grumpy Old Teachers podcasts. Jon has been an educator for over twenty years and has presented and keynoted at conferences around the United States, sharing his love of mobile learning and educational technology. Jon constantly strives to learn and share ideas with educators. He currently works as an Innovation Strategist for the Beaverton School District. My daughter, Savvy, got to meet Jon at ISTE 2017. Follow him @JonSamuelson.

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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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