What You May Have Missed in September…

Perhaps you have been busy organizing your classes like I have been? If so, you may have missed some of the tips, resources, and tools shared on Teacher Reboot Camp. Many of these resources will help you with the school year!

What you might have missed…

Your favorite posts this month based on comments and overall traffic:

  • Mobile Motivation: 17 Digital Storytelling and Literacy Apps and Resources for Kids- Are you thinking of using Iphones, Ipads, or Ipod touches with your students! Check out these tips and free resources for getting your students to share their digital stories on handheld devices!
  • Homework and Charlie Brown- What type of homework will you be giving this year? In this post, I reflect on homework practices and share a great video by Charlie Brown that shows the different ways students approach their homework.
  • My Favorite Tech Tools & Resources This Month-
    • Cellphones- Our students shouldn’t have to power down when they come to school. Instead, we can help students use their cellphones for learning! In this post, I share tools and tips for getting students to use their cellphones for learning.
    • Prezi- I just completed a Prezi for an upcoming presentation. You may have heard of Prezi’s great presentation potential, but this month Prezi added collaborative editing in real time. This means that students can work on their Prezi presentations together! In this post I share other tools to get your students creating incredible presentations and projects.
    • Twitter Tools- Recently, I did a presentation for KU Village about ways to connect globally using Twitter. In this post, I introduce you to the RSS Flash G app that helps me tweet links from my Google Reader and bookmark them in Delicious and Diigo.
  • Interviews!
  • My Guest Posts!
    • Don’t React in Anger- In this post, on the Blogging through the Fourth Dimension blog, I describe how to prevent students from escalating to violence and describe my experiences working in tough schools.
    • Learning Beyond Walls: 21 Skype Resources- In this post for Tech and Learning, I share resources for Skyping with your students.
    • I write the weekly summaries for Parentella’s #PTChat, the parent and educator discussion, which occurs every Wednesday at 9pm PST.
  • My Wikis and Presentations:
    • We Connect- Updated! This is my PLN wiki where you will find several resources, tutorials, videos and more on helping educators join a PLN. Please feel free to use the resources in your presentations on PLNs and social media.
    • Technology 4 Kids- Updated with new resources for Global Class Collaboration Projects and using audio tools with your language learners! Ozge Karaoglu and I developed this wiki to help educators integrate technology effectively for young learners. Read about digital storytelling tools, Glogster, Voicethread, and more!
    • Children’s English classes- Updated! Search by theme for book ideas and games for children ages 4 to 10 years-old.
  • Other NEWS!!

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Please feel free to use any of the resources shared here or in the wikis because the ultimate goal is to get other educators involved in our PLN.

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Shelly Terrell

Shelly Sanchez Terrell is a teacher trainer, instructional designer, adjunct professor, and the author of The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers: Small Steps to Transform Your Teaching and Learning to Go: Lesson Ideas for Teaching with Mobile Devices, Cell Phones and BYOT. She has been recognized by the ELTon Awards, The New York Times, the Ministry of Education in Spain, and Microsoft’s Heroes for Education as an innovator in the movement of teacher-driven professional development and education technology. Recently, she was named Woman of the Year 2014 by Star Jone’s National Association of Professional Women and awarded a Bammy Award as a founder of #Edchat, the Twitter chat that spurred over 400 teacher chats. She has trained teachers and taught learners in over 25 countries and has consulted with organizations worldwide such as UNESCO Bangkok, The European Union aPLaNet Project, Cultura Iglesa of Brazil, the British Council in Tel Aviv, IATEFL Slovenia, HUPE Croatia, and VenTESOL. She shares regularly via TeacherRebootCamp.com, Twitter (@ShellTerrell), and Facebook.com/shellyterrell. Her greatest joy is being the mother of Rosco the pug.

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