The Classroom Digital Footprint
“Any growth requires a temporary loss of security.”– Madeline Hunter
In the Classroom Digital Footprint, learn what methods you can use to start sharing your classroom with the world. Do you have a website? Learn how to use Twitter to connect with other educators and classrooms. Hear tips to get your LinkedIn in great order so you can not only connect but often be approached about fun jobs such as blogging for companies that might be interesting to you (or adjunct professorships). Use a Facebook Page to share the good things happening in your club, classroom or school. Use a Google Hangout to let your students meet other students from another state or country (how to connect). Discover the importance of a classroom #HASHTAG. Your digital footprint may be available for the world to see forever (including shoutouts). Make an impact with it!
Digital CITIZENSHIP vs. Digital FOOTPRINT
"In the future, your digital footprint will carry far more weight than anything you might include on a resume." - Chris Betcher
Backchannel via Twitter: #DigitalFootprint & #UPMACUL
Let's connect on Twitter: @jleiker06
SOCIAL MEDIA IS EVERYWHERE and it is changing our world and education. Nearly every tool used online now contains some form of social media interaction. Embrace this connectivity and check out the amazing things social media can do for you & your classroom.
Articles that Make the Argument for Social Media:
Education is built on relationships and social media can bring our world together like never before. We should be embracing it. In addition to helping students from feeling isolated, it builds tolerance and an understanding of cultural diversity, amplifies passion and it can give many students a voice! The world of education is more transparent than ever before and the use of social media can enhance that transparency. Come see how social media can be used to improve communication within a community, build a PLN, break down walls and build relationships with students and parents.