What is Your Digital Footprint

Unit Session Objectives:
Standard #4 The educator understands and uses a variety of appropriate instructional strategies to develop various kinds of student's learning including critical thinking, problem solving, and reading. Standard #5 The educator uses an understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior to create a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation. Standard #6 The educator uses a variety of effective verbal and non-verbal communication techniques to foster active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in the classroom. ISTE NETS-Student 3. Research and Information Fluency Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information. Students: plan strategies to guide inquiry. locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media. evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks. process data and report results. ISTE NETS-Teacher 3. Model Digital-Age Work and Learning Teachers exhibit knowledge, skills, and work processes representative of an innovative professional in a global and digital society. Teachers: model and facilitate effective use of current and emerging digital tools to locate, analyze, evaluate, and use information resources to support research and learning. Essential Question: How can I improve myself? Unit Question: How can you change myself professionally? Content Question: What specific sites and methods can be used to create an appropriate "digital footprint"?

Video Discussion to Deepen your Thinking
• • How would you do to generate a plan to develop a positive "Digital Footprint"? What is most important for folks to find within your "Digital Footprint"?

Watch these videos:
✓ Protecting Reputations Online: in Plain English: Aimed at young or inexperienced Web users, this video explains the long-term risks of sharing inappropriate information online. http://www.commoncraft.com/video/protecting-reputations-online ✓ Digital Dossier: How aware are you of your digital dossier? Watch this time line of Andy's lifespan and find out... http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=79IYZVYIVLA ✓ Digital Footprints - Your New First Impression: Created this video after reading information released in June, 2009 by Harris Interactive about employers' use of social networking sites to screen candidates. More info here: http://oregonbusinessreport.com/2009/08/45-employers-use-facebooktwitter-to-... http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=eZjmrJvL_eg ✓ Raising Digital Kids - The Digital Footprint: Kevin Honeycutt (kansas Educator, discusses the differences between how parents and their kids may use the Internet differently. http://www.youtube.com/watch? feature=player_embedded&v=2_M7UIeQqKw ✓ Does online information affect your reputation? This video sets the stage for taking steps to protect your online reputation. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBZEWOZj8ac&feature=youtu.be ✓ Privacy Student Intro Video - The Digital Footprint: In a world in which everyone is connected and anything created can be copied, pasted, and sent to millions of people, Common Sense Media brings you the info you

need about online ethics, managing your privacy, and respecting the privacy of others. http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=DinW62zlWcc&feature=youtu.be Now a few more Tasks to get you thinking. 1.Do a google search for yourself. 2.What comes up first? For example, here is mine, the first thing for me, I recently changed my domain name, so it will take it a while to move to the top. 3.Take a screen shot (instructions for hoe to tale a
screen shot can be found on Week one)

of your search

to include in the reflection you will be writing.

4. Now, do a second search of your name, but this time, images 5. Again take a screen shot to add to your reflection.

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You have explored digital footprints extensively now. Or at least, I hope so.... Go to your WordPress Website, login, create a new Post Title is: Digital Footprints. How would you do to generate a plan to develop a positive "Digital Footprint?” What is most important for folks (future employers, other educators and parents of your students) to find within your "Digital Footprint" if they do a name or image search.

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Include your two search screen captures in your post. Make sure you answer the question.... “Why is a Digital Footprint important to you as an educator?” Find two (2) new resources to share about Digital Footprints that I did not share with you and add them to you post reflection, as well as, a little information about why they are important and good resources.


Don’t forget to add all these resources to your Social Bookmarking (Pinterest, Delicious or Diigo).

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