12+ Missions Covering Various K12 Content for Meaningful Learning

Technology is a huge part of our students’ lives. Students all over the world have access to knowledge, resources, and experts to help them learn in rich ways and accomplish great things. The Internet and social media provide learners with a worldwide audience in which to share their ideas, passions, innovations, thoughts, and brilliance. The Internet and social media also presents many influences that can negatively impact our physical, mental, spiritual, psychological, emotional, and social well-being.  This is why teachers need to challenge students to find the strength to act nobly and use technology to make a positive impact on the world. In my book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies with EdTech Missions, I introduce mission minded learning. Students are presented with a choice of digital missions with real world impact instead of typical homework or tasks. Participants in my current free online course, The Goal-Minded Teacher MOOC (#EduGoalsMOOC), designed learning missions this past week to inspire their learners. You can still join this free course and complete the tasks. The learning missions were designed with several free web tools, including Google Slides, Genial.ly, Buncee, Canva, Glogster, and Google Docs. See a few participant missions below for a range of subjects and age groups and discover more in our Pinterest board. Learning missions generally include these fields- a Mission Student Challenge statement, a brief Mission Description, a Mission Overview, Objectives, Purpose, and Recommended Tools and Resources.

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Missions

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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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