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Digital footprint presentation (1)


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Digital footprint presentation (1)

  1. 1. CREATING A POSITIVE DIGITAL FOOTPRINT Parent Tech Night Miles River Middle School January 20, 2015
  2. 2. Digital Footprint? What’s that? It’s the trail of data left behind by users on digital services.
  3. 3. Falls under the umbrella of Digital Citizenship
  4. 4. 10 Things Students Need to Know • College admissions and employers read your online profiles. • Teachers and parents see, read, and hear about what you do online. • What it means to be a good digital citizen. • Create a simple digital profile of yourself with non-specific details. • Create separate accounts “professional vs. personal”. Increase privacy settings on all accounts, limit what you post on your personal accounts and share publicly all the great things you’re doing using your professional account. Adapted from 10 Things Your Students Should Know About Their Digital Footprint by Digital Media in the Classroom
  5. 5. 10 Things Students Need to Know • Learn from others. Make informed decisions on what personal material is appropriate to share publicly, and what is not. • The internet is permanent. What you post or send never truly disappears. • The Golden Rule: Don’t hide behind the veil of your computer screen. Would you say in person, what you’re thinking of posting online? • Don’t be afraid of making mistakes, but do be careful. Don’t be too open or too trusting online. • Build a positive image. You’re branding yourself. Take this opportunity to show the world all the amazing things you can do. Adapted from 10 Things Your Students Should Know About Their Digital Footprint by Digital Media in the Classroom
  6. 6. Step 1: Build an up-to-date Showcase Talents Experiences Experiences • Interests Adapted from iCenter
  7. 7. Step 2: Manage your Social Footprint Facebook, twitter, instagram, tumblr… • Create a suitable profile name • Enable privacy settings • Facebook: Only “friend” family and close friends • THINK before you post. • Only post photos you’d share with your parents, teachers, employers… • Keep your address and phone # private • Facebook: untag photos of you in other peoples posts • Leave a polite answering message on your cell phone Adapted from iCenter
  8. 8. Step 3: Add to the Conversation • Collaborate with constructive posts on blogs and online discussions. Adapted from iCenter
  9. 9. Step 4: Be Responsible • Give credit for photos and artwork used and cite your sources. • Pay for your music and videos • Google yourself regularly. Adapted from iCenter
  10. 10. Put Your Best Digital Foot Forward Digital Footprints -Michelle Clark - TEDxHollywood
  11. 11. Resources • Mt Alvernia College: iCenter • Common Sense Media • 5 Ways to Make a Positive Digital Footprint by Katelin McClure • 10 Things Your Students Should Know About their Digital Footprints • Digital Footprints -Michelle Clark - TEDxHollywood