Evolution of digital footprints
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  • 1. Evolution of Kurtis Hewson Faculty Associate Digital University of Lethbridge Footprints Education Undergraduate Society Wednesday, October 26, 2011
  • 2. Where are we going?• Examining the evolution• Cleaning up your footprint• Establishing your professional footprint• Establishing a PLN
  • 3. Examining the Evolution Footprint 1.0 – What is a digital footprint? • What I do can be accessed and followed? • Our online record (photos, comments, posts, websites) Footprint 2.0 – Don’t want a digital footprint • Never use your real name (pseudonym, online “mask”) • Erase your online presence Footprint 3.0 – Manage a digital footprint • Adding positive online content – taking control! • Establishing and contributing to a PLN http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZjmrJvL_eg
  • 4. Cleaning Up Your Footprint• Google yourself • Regularly check yourself on Google – be aware of what’s there • Check on a computer other than yours • Investigate Google Alerts – lets you know hen your name appears• Check Privacy Settings • Investigate privacy settings on Facebook, Twitter, other social media• Remove undesirable content • Untag yourself from photos • Delete questionable comments and posts • Utilize the “Grandma rule”
  • 5. Cleaning Up Your Footprint• Google yourself • Regularly check yourself on Google – be aware of what’s there • Check on a computer other than yours • Investigate Google Alerts – lets you know hen your name appears• Check Privacy Settings • Investigate privacy settings on Facebook, Twitter, other social media• Remove undesirable content • Untag yourself from photos • Delete questionable comments and posts • Utilize the “Grandma rule”
  • 6. Establishing your Professional Footprint
  • 7. Establishing your Professional Footprint• Establish professional accounts • Set up a professional Twitter, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, YouTube • “Like” professional pages, follow ed hashtags, favorite teacher videos• Begin social bookmarking • Diigo, Delicious and others – begin bookmarking valuable sites• Comment • Share your supportive thoughts on blogs, videos, tweets • Share links and resources• Blog • Essentially becomes your online portfolio • Share thoughts, activities to build your teacher identity
  • 8. Establishing a PLN More than just about getting a job!
  • 9. Further Supporthttp://kurtishewson.wordpress.com Blog posting to be developed with powerpoint, links related to suggested steps, graphic organizer, and additional resourcesAdd me to your PLN!http://about.me/kurtishewson