Improve Your Digital Footprint

I came across this excellent SlideShare presentation this morning from a colleague at Mt Alvernia College Library, Brisbane. It was a link which came through in a Diigo teacher-librarian list, shared by Anne Weaver, another colleague here in Brisbane.

For a number of years now I have been very interested in teaching students to behave ethically and responsibly online, not only to limit and/or delete the inappropriate information they post/have posted online, but also to begin to create a positive online presence which they can confidently show to future employers. This year, across the school, we will be looking at what we already have in place and developing a structured and cohesive Digital Citizenship program.

I have put together on our Library website a collection of resources that I have found:  Digital Footprint and Change the World for Good. If you find other good examples of boys in particular who are using social media and an online presence to change the world for good, please let me know.

Web 2.0 Tools in Your Classroom

I really like Mark Woolley’s slide on the benefits of connecting people via Web 2.0:

  • collective intelligence – collaborative
  • transparent – instant gratification
  • non-hierarchical – democratic
  • potential for passion – ownership
  • open to public – real recognition
  • permanence – searchable resource