Day 171

Lesson Objectives

  • Learn that they have a public presence online called a
    digital footprint.
  • Recognize that any information they post online can help or
    hurt their image and future opportunities, including their chances
    for college admission or employment.
  • Consider how to present an authentic and positive image of
    themselves online.

Assignment DCU2.4

  1. The information in a digital footprint becomes public by being copied and passed on so that it can be searched and viewed by a large, invisible audience. The information in a digital footprint is often permanently online because it is archived in a variety of ways and passed on by others.
  2. Watch Abbas’s Story – Pride in Your Digital Footprint.
    • What were some of the messages that stood out to you in this video?  Can you relate to Abbas?  Why or why not?
    • Abbas says that he thinks colleges would actually “kind of like his Facebook page.” What examples does Abbas give about how he has created a positive digital footprint for himself?
    • Do you think you should judge someone based solely on what you find about them online? Why or why not?
  3. Make a copy of this Google Document, rename it Abba’s Story DQ-(Your Initials), and move it to your Lesson 2 folder.
  4. Complete the discussion questions that lie within the document.

Assignment DCU2.5

  1. Today you will be exploring how the information you post today could affect yourselves and others in the future – for better and for worse. This online material may affect you as you apply to college or think about future jobs and opportunities. Consider that you have the ability to shape your online profile so that it presents an image you can be proud of.
  2. Obtain your partner from your teacher.  You and your partner will be role-playing college admissions officers, the people who decide which candidates should be admitted to a college. Two high school seniors, Markus and Tommy, have applied for admission to college. Their applications include their grades, test scores, and a personal essay. The problem is that the college only has room for one of them. The admissions officers decide to gather information from each candidate’s digital footprint to help make their decision.
  3. With your partner, peruse through the following Student Admissions Packets from each
  4. Make a copy of this Google Document, rename it Feedback-(Your Initials), and move it into your Lesson 2 folder.  Use the information you found in the Student Admissions Packets to help complete this feedback table.

Assignment DCU2.6

  1. After completing the assigned tasks in Lesson 2 above, share your Lesson 2 folder with your teacher.  Your folder should have the following files in it:
    • Oversharing
    • Case Study-My Secret Diary
    • Case Study-Emma’s Secret
    • Abba’s Story DQ
    • Feedback

Lesson 2 Quiz-DCU

Complete the Lesson 2 Quiz for the Digital Citizenship Unit.