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Understanding Your Digital Footprint
1 How are you connected?
Define connected activities - Any activities in which students participate that involve an Internet connection - on a computer, phone, tablet, "smart" tv, game system, or other device that stream or share content. These may be done individually or with others.
Teacher may share some of his or her favorite connected activities - Netflix, Candy Crush, Twitter, etc.
Give time for discussion
After short discussion, quick popcorn share of favorites. Include all students. Note repeats.
Turn to your partner and share as many connected activities you can think of in which you participate.
2 What is a digital footprint?
Watch video and discuss
3 Illustrate your digital footprint
Students will illustrate their digital footprint using Google Draw. If using Google Classroom or Hapara, you can distribute a template document with a footprint, otherwise students can create their own.
If students aren't familiar with Google Draw, share the attached video or demonstrate.
Alternative: This could be done on paper.
Launch the Digital Footprint Google Draw template
Using Google Draw, add all of the connected activities that you mentioned to your partner. Think of ALL the activities you enjoy while online, whether on a computer, a gaming system, a “smart” TV, a phone, or a tablet.
Once you have the basic info entered, see what you can do to make it awesome!
4 Expanding on your footprint
Students will illustrate the impact of other behaviors on their footprint.
Now that you have illustrated your digital footprint based on the tools, apps, devices, and services you use. Most of you were able to fit these into the footprint itself.
Now think about your broader footprint - where your personal footprint might overlap with others or be beyond your control.
Consider the many places where your face or information might appear:
- Athletic teams and events
- Recreational and extracurricular activities
- Images/videos of you shared by others
- Religious or cultural events and organizations
- Formal or informal family and social events
Add any places where your face or name might have been shared or reshared electronically using the text box tool. Do this on the outside of your footprint.
5 What does your footprint say about you?
See discussion questions. May be done with partner, in small group, or as a class.
What do you think others see when they see your footprint online?
What does your footprint say about you?
Does this represent who you really are f2f?
What does Google know about you?
How can you keep your personal data personal?