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11 Tips For Students To Manage Their Digital Footprints

11 Tips For Students To Manage Their Digital Footprints
11 Tips For Students To Manage Their Digital Footprints by Justin Boyle If you’ve scratched your head over suggestions to manage your “digital footprint,” you aren’t the only one. A surprisingly large percentage of people have never even heard the phrase, let alone thought about how to manage theirs responsibly. The Definition Of A Digital Footprint Simply put, a digital footprint is the record or trail left by the things you do online. Luckily for us all, most of the major sources of personal information can be tweaked so we share only certain things with the general public. If you want to show students their digital footprint (or take a peek at your own) the personal info search engine is a great resource. What To Tell Your Students About Monitoring Their Digital Footprints: 11 Tips 1. Let’s talk Facebook, shall we? 2. Then delete the ones you no longer use. 3. 4. 5. You may be surprised what you find. 6. 7. 8. That said, you don’t need 12. 9. 10. 11. Conclusion

Social Media at School: Teaching Safety on the Virtual Playground These days, social media gets a pretty bad rap. It seems like every other day there is a celebrity apology or a story about a teen who commits suicide due to cyberbullying. It's true, social media can breed some pretty awful stuff. And that awful stuff is great material for the digital citizenship unit that all of my school's incoming freshmen are expected to complete. Acceptable Use Our school is unique in Philadelphia in that it's one of the few public schools with a 1:1 program that allows students to take devices home. Let's face it -- teenagers are on social media in school and out of school, even if their parents have told them they can't be, and even if the school has rules about being on phones during school hours. In my class, we start the year with the book, lol. . .OMG by Matt Ivester. Always Learning It is through these discussions that I learn about how students use social media, what their experiences have been, and what their beliefs are.

#Presentation #workshop - Your Digital Footprint DML Central | Taking Control of Your Digital Identity A friend told me I was “going rogue” when I leased a slice of off-campus server to host The Social Media Classroom for my UC Berkeley and Stanford courses. The social affordances for the learning management systems at both institutions did not fulfill my needs for sophisticated forum, blog, wiki, and chat tools in courses about social media that used social media intensively as part of the curriculum. It cost me $50/year for a server that enabled me to install the SMC, MediaWiki, WordPress, and other online publishing platforms. When I taught Digital Journalism at Stanford, I soon learned to ask other instructors about particularly tech-savvy students before I started the course each year. I invited these students to lunch and invited them to educate me about what might have happened in information technology over the summer that a digital journalism instructor should know about. Banner image: Gideon Burton 572 total views, 2 views today

What is Digital Citizenship? Creating awareness of what students are creating and doing online. GUEST COLUMN | by Melissa Davis Digital citizenship is a hot topic amongst educators and district leaders these days. In the last few years, many districts, specifically those who’ve implemented 1-to-1 or BYOD policies, are being increasingly mandated to incorporate digital citizenship lessons into their curricula. But what exactly is digital citizenship? As one of the founders of a social, e-portfolio tool for students, I first heard the term digital citizenship three ago at an ISTE conference. These same teachers were getting reprimanded from their districts for bringing social networks such as Facebook or Twitter into the classroom because they were “unsafe”, and saw our platform as an ideal alternative to incorporate digital citizenship lessons around teaching students how to build a positive social profile. But as I started to think about it, Digital Citizenship education as a whole just made sense. Like this: Related