Learning to manage social media should be just as important as learning to read and write. This collection of resources can be used to teach students about the long term effects of their digital footprints.
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Technology teacher and author Steve Johnson believes that "to guide positive online posting, teachers need to build an environment of flexible problem solving where students are immersed in tasks, can make mistakes, and find multiple solutions".
When we are in a classroom, our overall aim is to create a safe environment where students are free to make mistakes, and be themselves.
Johnson offers basic ideas for teachers to use within the classroom to educate students about their digital footprint.
Information on erasing your digital footprint. After all I have read about this subject, I'm not sure that having no digital footprint is a good thing but there are certain things that you might not want available for people to view.
This website has been developed by the Australian Government to support students, parents and schools with being cybersmart. It has valuable information and resources for teaching and learning about having a secure digital footprint and safety on the internet. A great tool to use with your own children or children in the classroom.
This is a blog about the advantages and disadvantages of letting our children have a facebook account. While is allows our children to socialise and express themselves, it also opens them up to online bullying and preditors. Will you let your child have a facebook account? Will you and your child make the decision together?
It is important that children are able to talk to someone when in need; this may be because of abuse, schoolyard and online bullying, relationship challenges, drug and alcohol abuse, suicidality and other self-harming behaviour.
With children spending more and more time online, online bullying does occur. Bullying can effect children in many different ways and sometimes children feel that they do not have anyone that they trust to talk to. The Australian Government has set up Kids Helpline where children are able to call for free from a landline or mobile. Kids Helpline is completely anonymous and is staffed by qualified counsellors and is available 24/7.
Do we as teachers let children know their options or is it a parents responsibility?
Lisa Nielsen writes this blog 'The Innovative Educator' and outlines ideas for both parents and teachers about teaching children about their digital footprint. She states that "Teachers can't teach this effectively if they, themselves have not managed their own digital footprint". As a preservice teacher I am happy with my digital footprint, I googled my own name and am fine with what came up. Can you say the same thing?
Lisa Nielsen has outlined some activites and supplies links to resources to get teachers and students talking about their digital footprint
As we have introduced a 1:1 netbook program in grade four at my school, we are focussing on helping the students learn how to use their new devices to their
Lisa Kingswell's insight:
This blog describes a digital footprint and then goes on to promote positive digital footprints. It details key points that students need to know about digital footprints and supplies resources for teachers.
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