Teaching Language Learners with Twitter

“There’s an entire universe in every single tweet.”- Jack Dorsey Twitter has various updates, which have made it a wonderful app and web tool for learning a language. Soon, language learners will be able to express themselves in over 140 characters for richer writing practice. Currently, students are able to click on Moments to explore […]

40+ Hashtags to Follow to Learn About the Latest Teaching Trends

“The hashtag, that ubiquitous pound sign followed by a keyword, are part of the language of social media.”- Neil Patel, Forbes This summer learn more about teaching trends by exploring hashtags. Hashtags (text with a # sign front) are found all over social media on sites like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Vine, and GooglePlus. Hashtags are the key for […]

How Hashtags Can Empower You in 2016

“The hashtag, that ubiquitous pound sign followed by a keyword, are part of the language of social media.”- Neil Patel, Forbes In August 2007, Chris Messina introduced hashtags (#) into Twitter’s code, which meant anyone using the platform could add a # sign front of any word(s) without spaces to make it a clickable link leading to […]

Goal: Test the Power of Hashtags

Welcome to Cycle 6 of The 30 Goals Challenge: Inspire Forward!  “[The hashtag] it served as a way to carry on a conversation with a diverse audience.”- The Huffington Post Goal: Initiate or support a hashtag movement. Accomplish this goal by creating your own hashtag on social media, getting your students to create their own hashtag movements, or working […]

EduGems: STEM, Google Guide, Coding & More

Vol 1:2, click here to read the other EduGem issues! These are today’s finds! Discover a Google Hangouts for Teachers guide, Chrome extensions, STEM resources, infographics, creativity activities, web tools to teach history, coding resources, and more in this second edition. I also regularly share these incredible resources on Twitter, @ShellTerrell. Scroll for the sections- […]

Connect To The World Through Twitter (Presentation)

Recently, I gave a Keynote for educators new to developing a learning network through Twitter. Please share the following resources with those new to Twitter in order to encourage them to join our passionate educator community. This PRESTO presentation is an updated version of my previous one, How to Build A PLN Using Twitter. In […]