Students will review vocabulary words such as digital footprint and digital permanence.
If you feel the need to review with students what not to share online, Common Sense Media has a fantastic lesson plan to review this information.
Students will discuss that items posted online under one’s name will result in that person being judged by what is posted.
As a result of this discussion, the teacher will explain that a student can control their online perception by posting information that demonstrates a student’s talents, interests, and education in a positive light.
Students will build a digital portfolio containing interests, hobbies, goals, certifications, skills, sample projects or classwork, and/or samples of creative works.
Use the digital tool to view exemplars to show students.
The student portfolio should include first name and last initial only. Students can link the portfolio to personal sites or blogs used for educational or professional purposes.
By establishing a digital portfolio, students are being proactive about their digital footprint.
Students can use sites such as Google Sites, Weebly, Wix, or other free website building resources.