Goal 9: Make A Global Connection #30Goals

Goal 9 of The 30 Goals Challenge 2011


Short-term– Research the global projects available and choose to have your students participate in one. If you already participate in a global project, please share the experience.

Long-term-Begin to think about how your global project can really foster intercultural communication, collaboration, and problem-solving.


“True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.”

by Socrates

Voicethread: Global Collaboration between Germany, New Zealand, & Turkey



Review the Global Projects listed in the wiki and plan to implement a global project before the end of this year! If you already participate in one, please share the impact it has had on your students!

Did you reflect on this goal? Please leave a comment that you accomplished this goal by either posting your own video reflection on Youtube, using the hashtag #30Goals, posting on the 30 Goals Facebook group, adding a post to the 43 Things web/mobile app, or adding a comment below! Feel free to subscribe to The 30 Goals podcast!

Keep an eye out for the book, The 30 Goals Challenge for Educators, that will be published by Eye on Education in the Fall of 2011!

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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.


  1. I LOVE this Voicethread idea Shelly! Can you send me more info on how you all went about doing it and collaborating together? I have bilingual students in kinder and 1st grades and this would make a wonderful project for them!

  2. This has been a very real challenge for me. Something that I want to do, something that I should be doing, but have just seen so many hurdles in front of me. I really appreciate the resources and examples. They are very helpful. Thanks so much for all you are doing!

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