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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18 Resources for English Language Learners to Learn via Blogs

Part of the Cool Sites series Perhaps your students are like mine and are not quite ready to make the leap to begin blogging. I work with very young language learners and adult language learners. Many of my adult learners will not put the effort into blogging but that doesn't mean they will not try learning from a blog. I have Read full article »

Do We Learn More through Microblogging? by Tony Ratcliffe

Part of the series: Global Issues in Education Microblogging which engages readers can be a powerful source of informal learning. While there are other microblogs, the one at the top of my mind is Twitter. If tweets (Twitter messages) and re-tweets (RTs) are missed or just glanced at in the Twitter stream of messages, there is likely no Read full article »

What Did They Tweet?

St. Patty's edition of the What Did They Tweet weekly series! Let's see what our Personal Learning Network (PLN) tweeted about in education and social media these past 2 weeks. Oh and don't forget to wear green, today! Happy St. Patrick's Day! Video: Steve Jobs: How to Live Before You Die Currently, I am reading The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs: How to Read full article »

Who Turns the Lights Off When We Leave Kindergarten? by Tom King

Part of the series: Global Issues in Education Thanks to Twitter today, I saw an inspiring website article today in Edutopia.com by Mitchel Resnick, entitled,  "Kindergarten Is the Model for Lifelong Learning."  I encourage you to read it! Dr. Resnick directs the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at MIT's Media Lab, from whence many other good ideas have emanated: Read full article »

In My Absence

Currently, I am attending the TESOL Greece conference and presenting on Personal Learning Networks (PLNs). I have learned so much from my PLN that I have decided a personal challenge for me for 2010 is to persuade other educators to engage in a PLN. I passionately believe this would change the face of education. Passion, a funny creature..... Perhaps, you will understand Read full article »

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