Student Get to Know You Image Stickers Activity

Need a fun way for students to get to know each other? Throughout the past 8 years, I have designed several online courses and MOOCs. We start with a fun get to know you activity, which usually is the 321 Introduction. I noticed this activity has become super popular in many online course; therefore, for The Goal-Minded Teacher MOOC (#EduGoalsMOOC), I decided to try another activity in case I had participants who had taken my previous courses. Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat and other popular mobile apps make it super easy for users to add stickers and emojis to their images. For this introduction activity students are asked to choose a profile image to upload to Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook, Pic-Collage, Buncee, BeFunky, or any other image editing app and add three stickers to describe themselves. Students post the image to their online class platform or Learning Management System (LMS) and let others know what the 3 stickers mean. See some of the #EduGoalsMOOC participant examples below to see the fun and creativity. Check out our Pinterest board with other examples.

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Challenge: Try this get to know you activity with your students!

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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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