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!

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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. 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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