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  • We have planned for time at the end of the presentation for questions and ask that you joint down questions that come up for you through the presentation and save them for our time at the end.
  • Think Pair Share
  • Tell story of teacher candidate on FB, where photo was re-shared and she had to confess this to the parent. Emphasis learning experience.
  • Extreme example: Tell story of student posting photo of classroom and father showing up to pick up student
  • Be sure to carefully read and review the “Use of Student Images and Work Agreement” form that you will be given.
  • Be sure to carefully read and review the “Use of Student Images and Work Agreement” form that you will be given. A good rule of thumb we learned from Dr. Keith McPearson, Program Coordinator for the Teacher Education Office is to avoide posting any identifying information online.Provide example from Julie’s Friend regarding photo of student painting. . .
  • Thinking about your digital identity and your new role as a teacher candidate brings up questions around personal freedom, professional responsibility and the boundaries between personal, social, work and professional spaces.I encourage you to jot down your thoughts, questions or concerns about each of these scenarios and policies.
  • Loaded pause
  • Punching fist photo?
  • This policy is new dating from May of this yearRemember that is only one example of a particular school board. Policies will be different in other districts and while I have been told that the Vancouver policies are more strict than average, I encourage you to thoroughly investigate the policies of wherever you may be placed.
  • Seems simple But what if you use social media to connect with your students? (Would you considered a Ms. Jones. Math page or twitter account?)
  • How many of you have a linked in account? How many of you know how to leverage your account?Julie Note: Note about Edmoto: It’s US based resource. While great for professional networking, not recommended for use with student since the servers would be US based.
  • Particularly for those of you who have information online about yourself that you’re concerned about
  • Particularly for those of you who have information online about your self that you’re concerned about Great strategies to “bury” other content showcase more positive constructive content
  • Particularly for those of you who have information online about your self that you’re concerned about
  • Teacher Trainee Presentation 2013

    1. 1. Think Before You Ink Julie Mitchell Katie Kalk
    2. 2. Outline  Complexity of the Online Environment  Use of Student Images  Blurred Boundaries (and District Policies)  Strategies for a Positive Online Profile
    3. 3. Teacher Regulation Branch “ The Supreme Court of Canada has determined that educators are held to a higher standard than other citizens due to their unique role in society.” From: Teacher Regulation Branch AS
    4. 4. Discussion Activity  As a new teacher candidate, what questions or concerns do you have with respect to your digital identity?
    5. 5. Complexity of Online Environment  Dynamics that influence what we do online – Anonymity – Persistence – Replicability – Searchability – Scalability From: boyd, danah. 2009. "Social Media is Here to Stay... Now What?"
    6. 6. The audience can be invisible and anonymous
    7. 7. Online Environment | Persistence what you (or others) put on the internet stays there The good The bad The ugly
    8. 8. Online Environment |Replicability Content can be taken out of context
    9. 9. Online Environment |Scalability Scalability: what’s intended for one reaches many
    10. 10. Online Environment | Replicability & Scalability Image credit: Flickr user OldShoeWoman
    11. 11. Online Environment | Searchability
    12. 12. Online Environment | Searchability
    13. 13. Use of Student Images  Become familiar with media release or photo release policies of your school district  It is important to remember your responsibilities as a teacher candidate include not adding to the digital tattoo of your students.
    14. 14. Use of Student Images  Faculty of Education “Use of Student Images and Work Agreement”  When posting online, avoid any identifying information. For example: – Student Name – Building Name – Image that would indicate what school you are at
    15. 15. Blurred Boundaries  As a teacher candidate, how do you balance your personal and professional identities, particularly while participating online?
    16. 16. Blurred boundaries  You’re on holiday in Mexico and friend posts and tags a photo of you on the beach with a drink and cigarette in hand.
    17. 17. Blurred Boundaries  You’ve finished a great first week on your practicum and you receive a FB friend request from one of the students in your class.
    18. 18. Blurred Boundaries  You’ve had a terrible first week on your practicum and you post the following on FB: “Crazy advisor, entitled students, and mismanaged school. All in a days work. Anyone up for a drink?”
    19. 19. Blurred Boundaries  VSB Draft Social Media Policy (p. 2) "As role models for students and a representative of the School District, you must ensure that your use of social networking, even on your personal time, does not reflect negatively on your professional reputation or that of the School District.” From VSB Draft Social Media Policy
    20. 20. Blurred Boundaries  VSB Draft Social Media Policy (p. 2) “Social networking sites and online postings are not necessarily private. Never criticize students, other district employees or the School District on online sites.” From VSB Draft Social Media Policy
    21. 21. Blurred Boundaries  VSB Draft Social Media Policy (p. 2) “Do not request or accept any students or minor (person under the age of 19 years) as ‘friends’ on social networking sites or interact with students or minors on social networking sites for purposes not related to the delivery of the student’s educational program.” From VSB Draft Social Media Policy
    22. 22. Blurred Boundaries  VSB Draft Social Media Policy (p. 3) “Ask friends not to tag you in any photos or videos without your permission and remove anything that is not appropriate to your role in the School District.” From VSB Draft Social Media Policy
    23. 23. Case Study: Stacy Snyder  2006: student teacher “drinking” called into question. She was denied a teaching degree.  2008: judge rejected her claim that this violated her First Amendment right to free speech.  2010: her photo & story lives on in perpetuity. cu
    24. 24. Strategies  Profile pruning  Restricting sharing settings  Remove or restrict access to any pictures, messages or videos you would not want the public to see from your online profile.  Asking friends not to tag photos of you
    25. 25. Strategies  Search your name frequently & delete unwanted content – Google • You also may consider a Google images search – Pipl.com – Create Google alert for your name
    26. 26. Strategies  LinkedIn – Professional networking – Invest time creating your profile – Connect with other educators  Edmodo – Teacher specific social networking tool – Connect with colleagues, publishers and resources
    27. 27. Strategies  Create a thoughtful, well-written blog (or microblog) about your goals or interests. Post comments on others’ blogs and use your full name.
    28. 28. Strategies  Create a personal website and link to and from various pages within and outside your website – this will increase your “page rank”  Buy your own domain name  Tag first & last name on photos that represent your professional self
    29. 29. Final thoughts  What is one new thing that you learned about digital identity and what actions might you take?  What responsibility does a teacher have to teach students about digital citizenship?
    30. 30. Design your digital tattoo... digitaltattoo.ubc.ca
    31. 31. Resources  BC College of Teachers: Standards, Questions and Case Studies http://www.bcct.ca/Standards/QuestionsCaseStudiesContents.aspx#  boyd, danah. 2009. "Social Media is Here to Stay... Now What?" Microsoft Research Tech Fest, Redmond, Washington, February 26. Retrieved March 10, 2009: http://www.danah.org/papers/talks/MSRTechFest2009.html  Digital Tattoo: digitaltattoo.ubc.ca  Madden, M., Fox, S., Smith, A., & Vitak, J. (2007). Digital Footprints: Online Identity Management and Search in the Age of Transparency. Pew/Internet.  McBride, Melanie (2010) http://melaniemcbride.net/2009/08/27/putting-the-social-justice- in-social-media-pedagogy/  Ontario College’s “Use of Electronic Communication and Social Media” http://www.oct.ca/publications/PDF/Prof_Adv_Soc_Media_EN.pdf  Rego, B. (2009). Teachers Guide to Using Facebook.  Richardson, W. (2008, January). Teaching Civics with Social Web Tools. District Administration, 44(1), 56-56.  Rosen, Jeffrey (2010) The Web Means the End of Forgetting, New York Times.  Quan, Douglas (2010) Facebook Blurs Line Between Teacher and Friend, Vancouver Sun. tr
    32. 32. Resources Class Blogs  Welcome to Blogging: class intro for elementary students - Sargeant Park Math Zone: http://bit.ly/du9X1k  Create a Class Blog (2010)-Edublogger: http://bit.ly/7s2CZe  Sarah Roy’s Class Blog: http://msroy.wordpress.com/ Review/re-use this presentation: http://www.slideshare.net/digitaltattoo/digital-tattoo-for- teacher-candidates-2011 tr