We live in an age where everything is recorded digitally – in pictures, video, and text – live as it happens; it's the end of the age of legends. "Selfie", according to the Oxford dictionary, is the word of the year 2013. Often the selfies our students are sharing aren't putting their best digital foot forward. As teachers, how can we help our students leave digital footprints they can be proud of? Is only sharing your "best stuff" such a good idea? How do we address the issue of digital ethics across the curriculum and in our classrooms?
In this session we will share some practical suggestions for a digital ethics policy in your schools, share resources teachers can use with their students to have meaningful conversations about making ethical and responsible choices online, and share concrete practical suggestions teachers can use in class tomorrow to help your students create digital footprints that will pass The Grandparent Test (it's not what you think it is).