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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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. 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.

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