30 Goals

Goal 27: Establish a Web Presence #30Goals

Goal 27 of The 30 Goals Challenge 2011

“In the Web 2.0 world, self-directed learners must be adept at building and sustaining networks.” ~ Will Richardson


Short-term- Check your online profile on one of the search engines listed below and study this in retrospect to another educator’s online profile. Study someone who has a well established online profile such as Angela Maiers, Silvia Tolisano, Dr. Alec Couros, Will Richardson, David Warlick, or others. You can even check my profile. What did you observe about their digital footprints? What are key words and messages associated with them? What message and key words do you want to be associated with you and how will you get there?

Long-term- Continue to build and monitor your web presence.

How to Establish a Web Presence

1st: Check your digital footprint

2nd: Create an online profile

  • LinkedIn- A free website to post professional profiles that also works as a social network for professionals.
  • Google Profiles- One of the most common free websites to post an online profile that integrates with other Google applications.
  • Flavors.me- Create a free online profile page that looks extremely professional and offers many templates.
  • About.me- Similar to Flavors.me. Create a free online professional profile page.
  • Visualcv.com- This free service offers a more detailed online profile that works as a web portfolio, resume, or CV.

3rd: Maintain Your Web Presence


**NOTE: This is just an idea of how to get started and definitely doesn’t cover each aspect! Maybe someday I’ll write a book about it?! :-)

**NOTE: Due to traveling, I am behind on posting the podcasts. I will try to get the podcasts up soon!

Establish a web presence!

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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  • March 21, 2011 - 20:38 | Permalink

    This is the goal I’ve been waiting for as it’s one I’ve been promoting among my local community for so long. I’ll probably put this on TESL Toronto’s site (in addition to the previous post about #30Goals), but if you don’t mind, reference this in one of my workshops, cited back to you, of course. It’s such an important learning curve for teachers to go through to remain effective.

    • March 23, 2011 - 14:40 | Permalink

      Thanks Tyson for your support! I’m hoping many more come up with ideas and share!

  • March 22, 2011 - 00:17 | Permalink

    I am in need of a digital profile spring cleaning, thanks for the great reminder!

  • March 22, 2011 - 15:55 | Permalink

    Hey All! Vote for Shelly’s 30Goals to win a huge feature through Seth Godin’s project on Amazon! http://vote.thedominoproject.com/nomination/the-30-goals-challenge-for-educators

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  • March 26, 2011 - 21:31 | Permalink

    Nice vlog here and some really good links I hadn’t thought about using as I build my online platform–thanks!

    Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

  • November 8, 2011 - 02:47 | Permalink

    I now have many more subscribers to my Mathematics blog having taken up the WordPress post a week challenge in 2011. I have even been featured in the UK TES online resources!

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