Thank You My Awesome Educator Community!

Thank you so much for being such a supportive Personal Learning Network (PLN)! Your kindness, support, collaboration, and participation have kept me inspired and motivated. In the education field it is especially easy to get stressed and feel you’re fighting a war alone with no appreciation from your government, parents, students, and/or administrators. Thank you for nominating Teacher Reboot Camp (Teacher Boot Camp) and the several projects I collaborate on/ participate in for the Edublog Awards in these categories (just click on the link to vote):

Just being nominated from friends is the best gift possible. You continually share your encouragement and that’s beyond words inspirational and amazing. Visit the Edublog Awards home page to vote in all the categories. Even if you disagree with awards, I think the Edublogs awards makes it easy to spread the word about outstanding projects. Support your friends because spreading the word is what it’s about! Plus, an entire school could definitely benefit by winning the prize of a years free Edublogs Campus subscription. It’s a great way to get students and teachers reflecting through blogging. Even if you don’t vote for these projects I urge you to nominate the projects you follow and participate in because you and your community deserve it. You have till Dec. 14th to vote!

If you don’t believe in awards then I urge you to support the bloggers and collaborative projects listed below in these specific Edublogs Awards categories with comments or participation. Definitely, it is your right not to believe in awards but I think we should at least show support in some way to new bloggers, student bloggers, class blogs, and collaborative projects. All these efforts inspire educational change through reflection, the sharing of what does work in education, and action towards educational transformation.

Best group blog

  1. Bridging Differences
  2. Challenge Yourself to Blog
  3. Connected Principals
  4. Cooperative Catalyst
  5. Cricket
  6. Educational Technology & Change
  7. Edudemic
  8. Edutopia
  9. iEAR
  10. Infinitie Thinking Machine
  11. I.N.K. Interesting Non-fiction for Kids
  12. Inquire Within
  13. InterACT
  14. Irresistible Ideas for Play Based Learning
  15. Just Us Seeking Justice
  16. LeaderTalk
  17. Learning Round Table
  18. Libraries and Transliteracy
  19. Magic European Shores
  20. SCC English
  21. Tech & Learning
  22. TLN Teacher Voices
  23. The Reading Roundup
  24. The Teaching Palette

Best new blog

  1. About A Teacher
  2. bcnpaul1?s blog
  3. Be Cunning and Full of Tricks
  4. Blogging through the Fourth Dimension
  5. Box of Chocolates
  6. Comments4Kids
  7. Connected Principals
  8. Culture of Yes
  9. Digital Dervish
  10. Educating Grace
  11. Eliterate Librarian
  12. Emma Herrod
  13. Experts and Newbies
  14. Hack Education
  15. ideaconnect
  16. InterACT
  17. Inter.Connect.Ed
  18. Language Garden
  19. Libraries and Transliteracy
  20. New City Arts
  21. Michelle’s Musings
  22. MrK’s Professional Reflections
  23. Quantum Progress
  24. Reflections of a teacher and a learner
  25. Teaching Literacy in the Early Years
  26. Speech Techie
  27. The Nerdy Teacher
  28. Think Thank Thunk
  29. Turkish TEFL
  30. Upside Down Education
  31. Venture Pragmatist
  32. Walt Gardner’s Reality Check
  33. Webb’s Wide World
  34. Whose Learning Is It Anyway?

Best class blog

  1. 2KJ @ Leopold Primary School
  2. 2KM@ Leopold Primary School
  3. 6SS@NIST
  4. Bailey Road Team 17
  5. Class 4JC
  6. Extreme Biology!
  7. Billings Beta
  8. Blog, Blog Blog Blog, Blog Some More
  9. Grade 1 and 2 at Ancaster Medow
  10. Into the Wild
  11. Look What’s Happening in Room 102!
  12. Middle Learning Unit BPS
  13. Mr. Austin’s Class
  14. Mr Baldock’s Class Blog
  15. Mr. Salsich’s Class
  16. Mr. C’s Class Blog
  17. Mrs. Kolbert’s Class Blog
  18. Ms Leydon’s Class
  19. Mrs. Yollis’ Class Blog!
  20. Ms Mourad’s Absolutely Sensational Learners
  21. Room 13 – Year 6/7 sharing their learning
  22. Social Voice
  23. TEAM TOA-Shanghai American School, Pudong, Third Grade Blog
  24. Techno Science
  25. The Brainy Bunch’s Blog
  26. The Blog Dogs
  27. The Ins and Outs
  28. The Mac Lab
  29. The Plugged-In Portable
  30. The Ripple Effect
  31. The Skinny
  32. What Happened Today?

Best student blog

  1. Adventures of Life – Grade 7
  2. BB`s awesome blog – Grade 2
  3. Chemistry: It’s “Element”-ary!! – Grade 10
  4. Dhugsy – Grade 9
  5. Emily’s Blog – Year 3
  6. Jacqueline’s Magical Blog!– Grade 7
  7. Jazzing Up Eighth Grade – Grade 8
  8. Jessica’s Fantastic Blog
  9. Grace’s Blog – Grade 7
  10. Haley’s Life – 10 years old
  11. Live To Learn – Grade 7
  12. Liri
  13. Millie’s Marvellous Blog – Grade 2
  14. Moo – College Student
  15. My blog! – Grade 9
  16. Rache’s World
  17. Rhiannon’s Blog – Grade 2
  18. scooperlouisen’s Blog
  19. The Heavens Declare the Glory of God!

Most influential tweet / series of tweets / tweet based discussion

  1. #Comments4Kids
  2. #cpchat
  3. #edcamp
  4. #edchat
  5. #educhat
  6. #edtech
  7. #eltpics
  8. #ELTchat
  9. #ISTE10
  10. #lrnchat
  11. #midleved
  12. #nswdet
  13. #ntchat
  14. #scido
  15. #slpeeps
  16. #speakloudly
  17. #tlchat
  18. #ukedchat
  19. #ultranet

Best educational webinar series

  1. Classroom 2.0 Live
  2. Connected Principals
  3. Discovery Education Network
  4. EdTechLive
  5. Edublogs Live
  6. K12 Online Conference
  7. Math 2.0
  8. ATN Online
  9. Future of Education
  10. Global Education Conference 2010
  11. Learncentral
  12. Tech Talk Tuesdays
  13. The Reform Symposium
  14. The TL Virtual Cafe
  15. Using Emerging Technology to Advance Your School Library Program
  16. Virtual Round Table
  17. Virtual World Education Roundtable
  18. WEMTA Wired Wednesday
  19. World OT Day

Best educational use of a social network

  1. Digital Arts Education
  2. Challenge Yourself to Blog
  3. Classroom 2.0
  4. Connected Principals
  5. Edcamp Philly organizers
  6. ELTChat
  7. EFL Classroom 2.0
  8. English Companion Ning
  9. Fireside Learning Ning
  10. 23 Things
  11. Independent Schools Educators Network
  12. Learn German with Deutsche Welle
  13. MyEnglishClub
  14. New Media Literacies Community
  15. The Global Education Collaborative
  16. The Educator’s PLN
  17. UDL4ALL
  18. Voices of the Gulf
  19. VSTE

Best educational use of a virtual world

  1. Daynuv
  2. Discovery Island in Second Life
  3. Heike Philp’s Slanguages Conference
  4. International Schools Island
  6. Jokaydia Virtual Worlds Wiki
  7. Quest Atlantis
  8. The 1920?s Berlin Project in Second Life
  9. The Virtual Round Table Conference
  10. Virtual Ability Island in Second Life
  11. Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education
  12. Voyeurism

Best use of a PLN

  1. Classroom 2.0
  2. Connected Principals
  3. #comments4kids
  4. Dr. Strange’s EDM 310 Class
  5. ECI831 class
  6. EFL Classroom 2.0
  7. #ELTpicsELTpics on Flickr
  8. Global Education Conference 2010
  9. Intel Education Teachers Engage Community
  10. ISTE 2010 Newbie Project
  11. Music PLN
  12. The Reform Symposium
  13. SMARTBoard Revolution Ning
  14. Teachmeet
  15. The Educator’s PLN
  16. Tom Barrett’s Interesting Ways series
  17. VSTE


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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),, and on her blog,, 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


  1. Thank you Shelly for all your efforts at keeping educators informed and connected. A special note of appreciation for the encouragement last evening on #cpchat. I tend to be a quiet one. Happy Holidays from across the pond. A BIG fan of yours from San Antonio TX.

    • Hello Rich!

      You’re an inspiration and so was your post! Thank you for the incredible passion you have for sharing, learning, and mentoring your teachers! I come from San Antonio and will be visiting in December. Perhaps a tweet-up?!

  2. Shelly,

    Congratulations on all the nominations. Thank you for all you do to connect educators from all over the world. Your efforts are making a difference in the lives of so many educators. You are an amazing individual!

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