Share a Lesson or Activity

Screen Shot 2013-08-01 at 6.01.08 AMGoal 7: Share an Activity or Lesson Idea
 of The 30 Goals Challenge for Educators. Click the link to find out more about the 30 Goals Challenge for Educators.

“If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.”~George Bernard Shaw

This year with the 30 Goals Challenge for Educators, our 30 Goals Facebook community is voting on what some of the goals will be. We are grabbing this from the list of goals from the previous 3 cycles. This year’s theme is, “This is MY Moment.” Each goal will focus on getting educators to believe their plans of action now will lead to positive changes and transformation in their teaching and learning environments.


Short-term– share an activity you believe worked well with learners. Please post it to the blog, A Lesson Plan a Day. Don’t forget to include your name and Twitter/Blog Urls.  Tumblr is a blogging site that allows anyone to submit questions and blog posts through a form. Thanks to Jake Duncan, @DuncanBilingual, for setting up the Tumblr. During this cycle of The 30 Goals he’s been my go to Edtech guru, helping me to integrate incredible collaborative tools in almost every goal.

Below I will add posts about teaching with Tumblr. The site is very popular with teens and college students but would be inappropriate for anyone under 16, because of the nature of some of the community posts.

Long-term– continue to share activities and lessons you believe are effective with your colleagues and encourage them to share as well.


More Resources


Share one of your most successful lesson plans or activities by submitting it to the Tumblr site, A Lesson Plan a Day

Please leave a comment that you accomplished this goal by either posting your own video reflection on Youtube, using the hashtag #30GoalsEdu, posting on the 30 Goals Facebook group, or adding a comment below! All goals are organized in this 30 Goals Livebinder.

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Please fill out this Google Form if you reflected on at least 1 goal so you will be listed in a 30 Goals blog list and on a 30 Goals Twitter list.

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),, and on her blog,, 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


  1. Hi,
    I would like to share a lesson idea but it won’t allow me to submit. It is saying i need to verify email address but i am unsure of where to do this?? Any help appreciated. Thanks

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