General Teaching Plan: work through slideshow, stopping along the way for three short activities. Take the time to show off the sample web sites in some detail. Conclude with a group photo.
The big question: why am I special? Lots more go into this that aren’t on this list.
1st activity. After 5 minutes, ask for volunteers. Encourage those who are stuck to think about the different communities they are a part of.
Talk the “cabinet of curiosities” metaphor, briefly. We’re going to return to that last idea in a little while. But be thinking: Why is taking control important?
Click through on each of the links, and show off the features of the site. Definitely play the latest AUSome vlog.
Activity 3. Google yourself. What do you find. What do you WANT to find? Take a couple of minutes, then discussion. How can you control your search results? Not by removing stuff--but by ADDING content. Actively choosing, rather than passively accepting. Then have them compare one person’s tweets/FB statuses in a group of two-three, then report back.
Activity 2. Discuss with your neighbor until you have answers to each of these questions. Put some things on the board after 5-10 minutes discussion.
Macaulay Tech Fair Intro, 2011
WELCOME TO TECH FAIR.
CLOSE YOUR LAPTOPS.
*(you won’t need them right away)
Lindsey Freer, Central ITF
Kamili Posey, CSI ITF
WHAT MAKES YOU “YOU”?
TV and movies
TAKE FIVE MINUTES.
Introduce yourself to the person sitting to your
What are FIVE things that make you “YOU”?
Jot them down on a sheet of paper,
and then SHARE :-) quietly with your neighbor
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”
WHY AN EPORTFOLIO?
Show off what makes you “you”
schoolwork, photos, resume,
favorite hobby or strangest
Flexible, easy to customize--or
Build as many as you like or
Take control of your digital
...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!
WHAT’S ALREADY THERE?
What are your top three
Google hits? What do
you wish were your top
What topics come up
repeatedly in your
status updates or
Compare with your
neighbor new friend!
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
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 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
How might your personal eportfolio be different from your Seminar 1
LET’S GET STARTED!
Today is the day to start shaping your digital
Please update your profile to display your real
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!
ONE LAST THING:
THROW YOUR HANDS IN
THE AIR AND SAY CHEESE!
(questions? Feel free to e-mail Lindsey at
email@example.com, or Kamili at