What Did They Tweet?

July 2010 edition of the What Did They Tweet series!

Let’s see what our Personal Learning Network (PLN) tweeted about in education and social media this week.

Tweets


I favorited a YouTube video — Seth Godin on how schools teach kids to aim low http://youtu.be/e5ywUhs1Pn4?a


Hey PLN: Reminder… Ed Open Mic night this Thursday 7PM EST in Elluminate: http://ht.ly/2aOn7 #edopenmic


StoryKit app let’s kids edit classic bks, add narration & share new stories online http://bit.ly/dzJRNr


My first Prezi! If You Give a Teacher Twitter http://prezi.com/p6hzuqbh2exz/if-you-give-a-teacher-twitter/


Pagemodo: Design a #Facebook page for FREE http://bit.ly/9W4O0o


Prezi I created for using Google Docs: http://bit.ly/9obWWg


I favorited a YouTube video — InfoWhelm and Information Fluency http://youtu.be/7ECAVxbfsfc?a


30 Posts About Free Education Technology Tools & Resources http://bit.ly/bCs05k #edtech

Opportunities for Educators

Below is a list of great opportunities for free resources and more:

  • Have your high school students participate in the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge to win a $50,000 scholarship and $5000 teacher grant! Details here! Tweeted by @DEN. This contest begins August 17, 2010 and ends March 15, 2011.
  • Qwizdom “How Do You Q?” Contest Offers $12,000+ in Technology Prizes! More details here!
  • Be a published by The Guardian! They want educator stories! More info here!
  • Be a Guest Writer for TEFL.net!

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Challenge:

Share one of these resources with another educator not on Twitter. Then tell them you got the tip from educators on Twitter!

What was your favorite resource on Twitter this week?


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Shelly Terrell

Shelly Sanchez Terrell is a teacher trainer, author, and international speaker. She is the host of American TESOL’s Free Friday Webinars and the Social Media Community Manager for The Consultants-E. She has co-founded and organized the acclaimed educational projects, Edchat, ELTChat, The Reform Symposium E-Conference and the ELTON nominated Virtual Round Table language and technology conference. Her prolific presence in the educator community through social media has been recognized by several notable entities, such as The New York Times, UNESCO Bangkok, Edweek, Converge Magazine, the United Federation of Teachers, the 140 Conference, Mashable, English Central, Tefl.net, and T/H/E JOURNAL. Her education blog, Teacher Reboot Camp, is ranked as one of the top 10 language teaching and technology blogs and the 50 best blogs for education leaders. In 2012 find her book, The 30 Goals Challenge for Educators published by Eye on Education and participate with over 7000 educators worldwide in this online professional development course that helps educators develop Personal Learning Networks and accomplish social media and teaching goals. Find her on Twitter, @ShellTerrell. Shelly has taught English language learners at various levels since 1998 in the US, Greece, and in Germany. She currently presents and hosts workshops on integrating technology effectively with young learners and adults. Shelly holds an Honours BA in English and a minor in Communication with a specialization in Electronic Media from the University of Texas in San Antonio and an Honours MA in Curriculum Instruction ESL from the University of Phoenix.

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