On October 26, 2011, in conjunction with the Education Undergraduate Society, I shared with University of Lethbridge Faculty of Education students thoughts related to the Evolution of Digital Footprints and things they can do early in their teaching training and subsequent career to build a positive digital footprint.
As mentioned in the presentation, it is important to put thought now to your digital footprint and how it reflects you as a future educator. Take small steps to begin the work! Find some helpful resources to get started on the way to developing a strong, professional digital footprint (you may use the Presentation handout to help you set some next steps or record thoughts that you have along the way).
Resources to support Footprint 2.0 (Cleaning up your Footprint)
- Is Your Digital Footprint Squashing Your Reputation?
- Google Alerts – use this to track new content added to the web
- Improving Your Digital Footprint – handout with practical advice
- Manage Your Digital Footprint
- Discover What Your Digital Footprint Says About You
- How to Check Your Web Footprint – awesome resource!
- Building Your Personal Network with Twitter
- What Do I Wish I Had Known Before I Started
- A New Kind of Twitter PD
- How to Use Twitter to Grow Your PLN
- WordPress – great site for beginning bloggers
- Starting a Blog: The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide – the name says it all!
Sample Online Portfolios for Teachers
- Kristina Dimini
- Alexandra Zamara
- Ms. Van Patter’s Teaching Portfolio
- Carissa-Lynn Stretch – a U of L sample
General resources related to Footprint 3.0
- My Diigo list of links for Digital Footprints
- Controlling your digital identify is as easy as 1-2-3
- 50 Great Ways to Grow Your PLN
- About Me – great site to quickly create an online business card – check out mine
- Leaving Digital Footprints That Count – a resource with tons of useful links and references
- Digital Footprints – a great resource, geared to teachers, parents and students