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WELCOME TO TECH FAIR.
CLOSE YOUR LAPTOPS.
*(you won’t need them right away)
Lindsey Freer, Central ITF
(lindsey.freer@gmai...
WHAT MAKES YOU “YOU”?
family pets
travel
music
academicsfriends
TV and movies
memories
dreams
goals
your campus
heritage
t...
TAKE FIVE MINUTES.
Introduce yourself to the person sitting to your
left.
What are FIVE things that make you “YOU”?
Jot th...
LINDSEY’S “TOP FIVE.”
I’m an aunt to Lindsey (a/k/a
“Junior”), born July 2009
I’ve watched Meet the Press since
I was six ...
WHY AN EPORTFOLIO?
Show off what makes you “you”
Showcase anything:
schoolwork, photos, resume,
favorite hobby or stranges...
LIKE PEOPLE,
EPORTFOLIOS
...come in all shapes and sizes!
from study abroad...
to a personal journal...
to a thesis projec...
WHAT’S ALREADY THERE?
What are your top three
Google hits? What do
you wish were your top
three hits?
What topics come up
...
NOTICE ANYTHING ABOUT
WHAT MAKES YOU “YOU”?
Who we are is defined by context
Identity is shaped by place
SO, WHAT DOES IT MEAN
TO HAVE A DIGITAL
IDENTITY?
EXERCISE:
Let’s map the Internet!
LET’S TALK ABOUT IT.
What part of “you” might your eportfolio showcase?
What don’t you want it to do?
What parts of your e...
LET’S GET STARTED!
Today is the day to start shaping your digital
identity!
Please update your profile to display your rea...
ONE LAST THING:
THROW YOUR HANDS IN
THE AIR AND SAY CHEESE!
(questions? Feel free to e-mail Lindsey at
lindsey.freer@gmail...
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Macaulay Tech Fair Intro, 2011

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Macaulay Tech Fair Intro, 2011

  1. 1. WELCOME TO TECH FAIR. CLOSE YOUR LAPTOPS. *(you won’t need them right away) Lindsey Freer, Central ITF (lindsey.freer@gmail.com) Kamili Posey, CSI ITF (kamili.posey@macaulay.cuny.edu)
  2. 2. WHAT MAKES YOU “YOU”? family pets travel music academicsfriends TV and movies memories dreams goals your campus heritage the past the future!
  3. 3. TAKE FIVE MINUTES. Introduce yourself to the person sitting to your left. What are FIVE things that make you “YOU”? Jot them down on a sheet of paper, and then SHARE :-) quietly with your neighbor new friend.
  4. 4. LINDSEY’S “TOP FIVE.” I’m an aunt to Lindsey (a/k/a “Junior”), born July 2009 I’ve watched Meet the Press since I was six years old My tattoo was published in a book of literary tattoos I was born across the street from Native American burial mounds My hometown’s motto is “Cows, Colleges and Contentment”
  5. 5. WHY AN EPORTFOLIO? Show off what makes you “you” Showcase anything: schoolwork, photos, resume, favorite hobby or strangest party tricks Flexible, easy to customize--or to change! Build as many as you like or need Take control of your digital identity
  6. 6. LIKE PEOPLE, EPORTFOLIOS ...come in all shapes and sizes! from study abroad... to a personal journal... to a thesis project... to creative activities. eportfolios can be created by individuals, for classes, for groups... for anything!
  7. 7. WHAT’S ALREADY THERE? What are your top three Google hits? What do you wish were your top three hits? What topics come up repeatedly in your status updates or tweets? Compare with your neighbor new friend!
  8. 8. NOTICE ANYTHING ABOUT WHAT MAKES YOU “YOU”? Who we are is defined by context Identity is shaped by place
  9. 9. SO, WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO HAVE A DIGITAL IDENTITY? EXERCISE: Let’s map the Internet!
  10. 10. LET’S TALK ABOUT IT. What part of “you” might your eportfolio showcase? What don’t you want it to do? What parts of your eportfolio would be public? How should it relate to your other digital content? (Facebook, Twitter, etcetera) Should it incorporate that content? What new idea or emerging interest could find a home in your eportfolio? How might your personal eportfolio be different from your Seminar 1 class site?
  11. 11. LET’S GET STARTED! Today is the day to start shaping your digital identity! Please update your profile to display your real name. Looking for inspiration? Check out last year’s winners of our first Eportfolio Expo! We’re going to run contests for the year’s best eportfolios soon--so start brainstorming and trying things out today!
  12. 12. ONE LAST THING: THROW YOUR HANDS IN THE AIR AND SAY CHEESE! (questions? Feel free to e-mail Lindsey at lindsey.freer@gmail.com, or Kamili at kamili.posey@macaulay.cuny.edu)

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