Applying social and ethical protocols and practices when using ICT – Level 4
WALT – We Are Learning That…
…when we contribute information online that we have a digital footprint which is permanent.
WILF – What I‘m Looking For…
- is to know that you will think before you communicate online in any way and in any forum.
- is for you to recognise that people’s online information can be helpful or harmful to their reputation and image.
- is for you to consider your own digital footprint and what you want it to look like in the future.
What is a Digital Footprint?
A digital footprint is the information found online about you. It can be searched, shared and seen by a large, invisible audience. You can have some control over your digital footprint based on what you post in web spaces and send in messages of various types.
Students became producers of a children’s television show who were searching for a new host for the show. After narrowing the shortlist of applicants to a final two, the producers conducted online searches into the background of these hypothetical people. In groups, the students considered the positives and negatives of the information found and made a decision about who would become the new program host. They noted how what was found online influenced this decision.
Create your own Digital Footprints
- Watch this video to learn how to use Tagxedo.
- Brainstorm words related to digital footprints with your class.
- Type 20 of these words into a word processing document and spell check them.
- Open Tagxedo
- Copy and paste your 20 words into the Load area.
- Click the shape menu and select the foot shape.
- Close the window and format your word cloud.
Examples. Click each image for a large view.
What have you learnt about Digital Footprints? Share this by creating a Trading Card using the Trading Cards iPad App.
More examples here [internal school link only]