“The Web Means the End of Forgetting” Refer to article: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/25/magazine/25privacy-t2.html’
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Fa12 w200-week 11-part 5
PART III: INVESTIGATING DIGITAL IDENTITIESEDUC W200 Week 11
THE WEB MEANS THE END OF FORGETTING Your Online Identity Wayback Machine EDUC W200 Week 11
THINK ABOUT YOUR PARTICIPATION ONLINE ASA DIGITAL TATTOO (ALSO REFERRED TO AS A DIGITAL FOOTPRINT)The vast array of data points that make up “personalinformation” in the age of online media are nearlyimpossible to quantify or neatly define.Name, address, and phone number are just the basics ina world where voluntarily posting self-authored contentsuch as text, photos, and video has become acornerstone of engagement in the era of theparticipatory web. Digital Footprints, Pew Research Center Report EDUC W200 Week 11
WHO CYBER-STALKS YOU? EVERYONE. THINKPAPARAZZI.• Common practice for administrators and hiring committees to search for information on candidates online before interviewing and/or hiring them.• Students, parents, and other teachers may also go online to find out more about you. What’s your • Check your online Footprint? • Blog personal info • Wiki • Specify who you are • Is your footprint conveying what you • Facebook • Monitor what others want to say about • Twitter are saying about you yourself? • Domain name Controlling your Taking Control Digital Identity EDUC W200 Week 11
HANDS-ON ACTIVITY• Do you know what your digital footprint says about you? o Reppler• ULA demonstration o What is your status? EDUC W200 Week 11
REAL STORIES OF TEACHERS ONLINE• Special education teacher displays poster that depicts talking sperm and invokes a slang term for oral sex.• Kindergarten teacher posted satiric shampoo commercial with a half-naked man having an orgasm in the shower.• Special education teacher has page with bumper sticker: “You’re a retard, but I love you”• A D.C. public schools educator offered this tip on her page: "Teaching in DCPS -- Lesson #1: Dont smoke crack while pregnant.• And many more stories at Facebook Fired EDUC W200 Week 11
SHOULD YOU BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR WHAT YOUDO ON YOUR OWN TIME – OR ONLINE? EDUC W200 Week 11
OBVIOUSLY, THIS ISN’T ILLEGAL, BUT IS ITUNETHICAL?• Obviously, this isn’t illegal, but is it unethical? o Obscene pictures o “I hate my students” o Drinking o School-bashing o Racial slurs• Washington Post Article• GCPS Handbook EDUC W200 Week 11
YOUR ONLINE IDENTITY AND THE JOB SEARCH• One day you will have to find a teaching job. What would happen if the principals and administrators saw your Twitter account? Facebook account? o You can’t just delete it. You can be found.• Employers asking to see applicant FB accounts EDUC W200 Week 11
ETHICAL ISSUES FOR EDUCATORS IN A TECH ERA• What About Teachers? o Teacher doesn’t set privacy settings correctly and loses job over rants. o Teacher pictured with alcohol from vacation pictures loses job. o Cohasset Supervisor Resigns Over Remarks About School, Students• And there are others…, but what about students? o Student Facebook tirade against teacher is protected speech. o Student Facebook status update/death threat results in suspension. (Warning: graphic/violent description) o Student sue over school punishment for “racy” MySpace photos. o A superstar teen loses chance to be featured by the Seattle Times because of distateful tweets EDUC W200 Week 11
THE “FACEBOOK LAW”• Ban on teacher-student online talk is blocked, will be revised• Teachers asked to unfriend students on Facebook• Cyberbullying law protects teachers from students• When do students and teachers cross the line through social media? EDUC W200 Week 11
WHAT IS YOUR OPINION ON TEACHERS’ ONLINEBEHAVIOR AND CHOICES?• Should a teachers online personal life be allowed to impact his/her professional life? o Why or why not? EDUC W200 Week 11
THESE ARE ‘RULES’ THAT I (OR TEACHERS IKNOW) HAVE BEEN TOLD WHILE TEACHING…• If you eat at a restaurant in town, don’t drink• Don’t go to the pool in the neighborhood where you teach• Don’t attend bars, strip clubs, etc… ever• Don’t buy anything at any store in town that parents might consider risky• Don’t attend movies in town that any parent wouldn’t want to see you attending• For women, if you are a female single teacher and get pregnant, you may be advised to quit or pretend to wear a ring.• Dress like an adult. No cleavage. No belly-shirts. No peek-a-boo thongs.• Talk like an adult (preferably G rated) anywhere.• Compose yourself like an adult and with restraint EDUC W200 Week 11
BASICALLY, IT BOILS DOWN TO…• Anything that interferes with your ability to professionally engage with students or parents…• Is it enough, to get enough people, mad enough... EDUC W200 Week 11
FACEBOOK ISN’T THE ENEMY…• Facebook Doesn’t Get Teachers Fired - Inappropriate Behavior Does• http://cnn.com/video/?/video/tech/2010/09/08/dnt.fac ebook.in.class.ketv• It’s our job to teach students about their digital footprint and how to appropriately act online. EDUC W200 Week 11
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