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 (@ShellTerrell) is an award winning digital innovator, an international speaker/consultant, and the author of Hacking Digital Learning with EdTech Missions, The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers, and Learning to Go. She has trained teachers and taught English language learners in over 20 countries as an invited guest expert by organizations, like the US Embassy, UNESCO Bangkok, Cultura Inglesa of Brazil, the British Council in Tel Aviv, IATEFL Slovenia, HUPE Croatia, ISTEK Turkey, and Venezuela TESOL. She has been recognized by several organizations and publications as a leader in the movement of teacher driven professional development as the founder and organizer of various online conferences, Twitter chats, and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Two of the projects she co-organized were shortlisted for ELTons, #ELTChat and the Virtual Round Table Language and Technology online conference. She was named Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women, awarded a Bammy Award as a founder of #Edchat, and named as one of the 10 Most Influential People in EdTech by Tech & Learning. Her greatest joy is being the mother of baby Savannah and Rosco the pug. Shelly has an Honors BA in English with a Minor in Communication and a specialization in Electronic Media from UTSA, a Masters in Curriculum Instruction ESL from the University of Phoenix, and a CELTA from CELT Athens. She regularly shares her tips for effective technology integration via Twitter (@ShellTerrell), Facebook.com/ShellyTerrell, and on her blog, TeacherRebootCamp.com, which has won several awards and recognitions as one of the top ESL, Edtech and Elearning blogs. Find over 400 of her slide presentations at https://www.slideshare.net/ShellTerrell/presentations


  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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