Digital Footprints

What are you leaving behind?

What does your digital footprint reveal about you?

Let’s investigate what a digital footprint is and how it might affect you in the future!

Day 1 - Guiding Questions - @ Home Online Activity

Due by end of Day:

Dec. 9th (White)

Dec. 10th (Blue)


Part 1 - Watch the videos & read the articles below - consider the following questions:


Q1 - What is a digital footprint and what do you think it represents?

Q2 - Why is it important to be aware of your digital footprint?
Q3 - In what ways can information you post online affect your future?
Q4 - What steps can you take to create an acceptable digital footprint? (What types of online posts would help you in this effort?)
Q5 - What things should you avoid posting online to help keep your digital footprint “clean”?

Q6 - What surprised you most in the videos or articles? Be specific!


Answer each question in a separate comment in our Discussion Page.

Use the following method to indicate which Q you are answering; for Q1 - enter A1 at beginning of your post, for Q2 - enter A2 at beginning of post and so on.


Part 2 - Find at least one website to help class learn more about digital footprints - Copy & paste shortened version of the link using Bitly or goo.gl or another url shortener into the appropriate section of Google Classroom!. Write a little bit about the website - such as page title, why is it useful or relevant, etc...
Bulletin Board - Online Safety Commercial
Common Sense Media: Digital Footprint Intro
Digital Life Student Intro Video - Digital Life 101
Abbas's Story - Pride in Your Digital Footprint
Social Media Jinxing College Applicants

Day 2 - In-Class Group Activity - (Blue) (White)

Instructions for Group Activity


Each student should be prepared to discuss in groups the online (at home) material - completed on Day 1.


You will be working in small groups to discuss & share the following:


Guiding Questions

Why is it important to be aware of your digital footprint?

What steps can you take to create an acceptable digital footprint?

What things should you avoid posting online to help keep your digital footprint “clean”?


Additional slides

  • Each group will create a list of 10 things we should know about digital footprints on one slide
  • Provide an example of something that would appear on an unacceptable digital footprint post
  • Provide an example of an acceptable digital footprint post

The above information will be posted on a shared Google Presentation

Day 3 & 4 (In class & at home) - Do you have a strong digital footprint?

Google Yourself Challenge


QUIZ

Compare your results here!

Day 3 & 4 (cont'd) - Digital Footprint Word Cloud & Magazine Cover

Search yourself on Google

  • What sites come up? Are there any surprises?
  • Make a list of all the sites you find (in a Google Doc)- including social networking sites (Tumblr, FaceBook), gaming sites, shopping sites, learning sites, etc.
  • Add any other sites you may have left a footprint on.

Complete Word Cloud & Magazine Cover

Both the word cloud and magazine cover will be posted to your blog!

Create A Digital Footprint Infographic - Day 5

Reflection Day 6

Digital Footprint Analysis/Reflection - things to consider as you write reflection:

What does your web presence say about you?

What are you proud of?

What are you surprised to see?

Is there anything you are embarrassed about?

What might you want to change or do in the future to ensure your footprint accurately represents the picture you want to convey?


Complete the reflection in Google Classroom Assignment Labeled Reflection!