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Teacher Trainee Presentation 2013

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Teacher Trainee Presentation 2013

  1. 1. Think Before You Ink Julie Mitchell Katie Kalk
  2. 2. Outline  Complexity of the Online Environment  Use of Student Images  Blurred Boundaries (and District Policies)  Strategies for a Positive Online Profile
  3. 3. Teacher Regulation Branch “ The Supreme Court of Canada has determined that educators are held to a higher standard than other citizens due to their unique role in society.” From: Teacher Regulation Branch AS
  4. 4. Discussion Activity  As a new teacher candidate, what questions or concerns do you have with respect to your digital identity?
  5. 5. Complexity of Online Environment  Dynamics that influence what we do online – Anonymity – Persistence – Replicability – Searchability – Scalability From: boyd, danah. 2009. "Social Media is Here to Stay... Now What?"
  6. 6. The audience can be invisible and anonymous
  7. 7. Online Environment | Persistence what you (or others) put on the internet stays there The good The bad The ugly
  8. 8. Online Environment |Replicability Content can be taken out of context
  9. 9. Online Environment |Scalability Scalability: what’s intended for one reaches many
  10. 10. Online Environment | Replicability & Scalability Image credit: Flickr user OldShoeWoman
  11. 11. Online Environment | Searchability
  12. 12. Online Environment | Searchability
  13. 13. Use of Student Images  Become familiar with media release or photo release policies of your school district  It is important to remember your responsibilities as a teacher candidate include not adding to the digital tattoo of your students.
  14. 14. Use of Student Images  Faculty of Education “Use of Student Images and Work Agreement”  When posting online, avoid any identifying information. For example: – Student Name – Building Name – Image that would indicate what school you are at
  15. 15. Blurred Boundaries  As a teacher candidate, how do you balance your personal and professional identities, particularly while participating online?
  16. 16. Blurred boundaries  You’re on holiday in Mexico and friend posts and tags a photo of you on the beach with a drink and cigarette in hand.
  17. 17. Blurred Boundaries  You’ve finished a great first week on your practicum and you receive a FB friend request from one of the students in your class.
  18. 18. Blurred Boundaries  You’ve had a terrible first week on your practicum and you post the following on FB: “Crazy advisor, entitled students, and mismanaged school. All in a days work. Anyone up for a drink?”
  19. 19. Blurred Boundaries  VSB Draft Social Media Policy (p. 2) "As role models for students and a representative of the School District, you must ensure that your use of social networking, even on your personal time, does not reflect negatively on your professional reputation or that of the School District.” From VSB Draft Social Media Policy
  20. 20. Blurred Boundaries  VSB Draft Social Media Policy (p. 2) “Social networking sites and online postings are not necessarily private. Never criticize students, other district employees or the School District on online sites.” From VSB Draft Social Media Policy
  21. 21. Blurred Boundaries  VSB Draft Social Media Policy (p. 2) “Do not request or accept any students or minor (person under the age of 19 years) as ‘friends’ on social networking sites or interact with students or minors on social networking sites for purposes not related to the delivery of the student’s educational program.” From VSB Draft Social Media Policy
  22. 22. Blurred Boundaries  VSB Draft Social Media Policy (p. 3) “Ask friends not to tag you in any photos or videos without your permission and remove anything that is not appropriate to your role in the School District.” From VSB Draft Social Media Policy
  23. 23. Case Study: Stacy Snyder  2006: student teacher “drinking” called into question. She was denied a teaching degree.  2008: judge rejected her claim that this violated her First Amendment right to free speech.  2010: her photo & story lives on in perpetuity. cu
  24. 24. Strategies  Profile pruning  Restricting sharing settings  Remove or restrict access to any pictures, messages or videos you would not want the public to see from your online profile.  Asking friends not to tag photos of you
  25. 25. Strategies  Search your name frequently & delete unwanted content – Google • You also may consider a Google images search – Pipl.com – Create Google alert for your name
  26. 26. Strategies  LinkedIn – Professional networking – Invest time creating your profile – Connect with other educators  Edmodo – Teacher specific social networking tool – Connect with colleagues, publishers and resources
  27. 27. Strategies  Create a thoughtful, well-written blog (or microblog) about your goals or interests. Post comments on others’ blogs and use your full name.
  28. 28. Strategies  Create a personal website and link to and from various pages within and outside your website – this will increase your “page rank”  Buy your own domain name  Tag first & last name on photos that represent your professional self
  29. 29. Final thoughts  What is one new thing that you learned about digital identity and what actions might you take?  What responsibility does a teacher have to teach students about digital citizenship?
  30. 30. Design your digital tattoo... digitaltattoo.ubc.ca
  31. 31. Resources  BC College of Teachers: Standards, Questions and Case Studies http://www.bcct.ca/Standards/QuestionsCaseStudiesContents.aspx#  boyd, danah. 2009. "Social Media is Here to Stay... Now What?" Microsoft Research Tech Fest, Redmond, Washington, February 26. Retrieved March 10, 2009: http://www.danah.org/papers/talks/MSRTechFest2009.html  Digital Tattoo: digitaltattoo.ubc.ca  Madden, M., Fox, S., Smith, A., & Vitak, J. (2007). Digital Footprints: Online Identity Management and Search in the Age of Transparency. Pew/Internet.  McBride, Melanie (2010) http://melaniemcbride.net/2009/08/27/putting-the-social-justice- in-social-media-pedagogy/  Ontario College’s “Use of Electronic Communication and Social Media” http://www.oct.ca/publications/PDF/Prof_Adv_Soc_Media_EN.pdf  Rego, B. (2009). Teachers Guide to Using Facebook.  Richardson, W. (2008, January). Teaching Civics with Social Web Tools. District Administration, 44(1), 56-56.  Rosen, Jeffrey (2010) The Web Means the End of Forgetting, New York Times.  Quan, Douglas (2010) Facebook Blurs Line Between Teacher and Friend, Vancouver Sun. tr
  32. 32. Resources Class Blogs  Welcome to Blogging: class intro for elementary students - Sargeant Park Math Zone: http://bit.ly/du9X1k  Create a Class Blog (2010)-Edublogger: http://bit.ly/7s2CZe  Sarah Roy’s Class Blog: http://msroy.wordpress.com/ Review/re-use this presentation: http://www.slideshare.net/digitaltattoo/digital-tattoo-for- teacher-candidates-2011 tr

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