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Creating an Active Digital Footprint


Creating an Active Digital Footprint

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Creating a positive digital footprint is vital to your reputation and a key influence when pursing college or a career.  This interactive presentation will show ways to build a good digital path and how to leverage social media to create an impression.
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Material Type: Presentation
Technical Format: PowerPoint
Date Added to MERLOT: December 02, 2011
Date Modified in MERLOT: July 07, 2015
Submitter: Terra Kirsch
Keywords: social networking, positive digital footprint social media digital citzenship


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Primary Audience: Middle School, High School, College General Ed
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Language: English
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Creative Commons: Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States


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Avatar for Denise Legghio
5 years ago

Denise Legghio (Teacher (K-12))

What a great topic and delivery of the material.  This presentation is an excellent use of UDL; truly shows students material in a way that reaches everybody.  The idea of bringing real world scenarios into the lesson is a great way to get our students thinking about their conduct beyond the social media that they are using.  The quote of statistics for job searches and being turned down allows students to look toward their future and how their behaviour may affect their job prospects.  I liked the immediate feedback offered as I navigated through the site and enjoyed the encouragement of "try again" or "great job".  I would suggest a short tutorial on some of terms used prior to asking to take the quiz, for example: "what are not social media" (some people may not be famiiar with all of the listed items and there was not a definition slide explaining each one).  This presentation would be a great tool to use at the beginning of the school year (prior to computer lab).

Technical Remarks:

I was unable to use the slide asking me to click on the exmaples at different levels of school and this disallowed me to complete your presentation.

Time spent reviewing site: Approximately 20 minutes

Avatar for Tara Swanepoel
5 years ago

Tara Swanepoel (Teacher (K-12))

This presentation (StAIR) is a great source of information about forming positive digital footprints.  Overall the show is clear and well-written.  It does depend heavily on reading, but each student is able to move through the presentation at his/her own pace.  Students must answer some questions applying the material which they read.  Immediate feedback for each question is given.  By incorporating information about popular social networking sites, there is great potential for grabbing student interest.  The information provided about the active digital footprint was just enough to peak my interest.  I would have liked to see more!

Technical Remarks:

I'm not sure if I was supposed to click on something on the last page, or if the three options were intended to be teacher-guided classroom discussions.  This, perhaps, could be clarified and/or changed.

Time spent reviewing site: 20 minutes

Avatar for Julie Heintz
5 years ago

Julie Heintz (Teacher (K-12))

I thought the show was very informative.  It could be used as a presentation with some interaction of students.  I liked that it gave some data about how employers and colleges look at social media to see what prospective students/employees do in their free time.  It applied the social media outlets that students use on a daily basis to real life scenarios, and hopefully that would motivate students to learn how their choices about what information they share on the internet impact their futures.  The show is an example of an UDL because it created a new way for students to interact with the information, and it allowed students to navigate through the show at their own pace.  It gave direct feedback with questions, so students would know immediately if they had understood a concept or not.

Technical Remarks:

The last page I saw said to click on scenarios to see how creating an active footprint would work.  These did not work for me; I'm not sure if it's because I'm on a Mac or not.  This show would be great to use with a smartboard or mimeo board because students could come up and interact with the presentation.

Time spent reviewing site: ~20 minutes
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