In today's society, we cannot hide from the Internet. Instead, we need to teach students how to proactively promote themselves online to purposely create the positive digital footprint they desire. Each student must come up with a Reputation Management Plan (10 guidelines on Haiku Deck, Google Slides, or Glog) that will enhance their presence positively through a search engine. The students will publish their plan on their own website portfolios or class webpage to share within the school community as a stepping stone for discussion and reflection. Here is a link to the Reputation Management Plan I created for myself as an example. https://haikudeck.com/p/57f9f7e7ca
Build: I chose a team of students to start discussing their digital footprint and the importance of not hiding from the Internet and being proactive with creating a positive online identity. They are googling themselves first and then I will be showing them both positive and negative online identities to discuss in class. These will be fictitious characters using Common Sense Media and some I found online. Students begin using Haiku Deck to create the plan.
This project fostered student led research and helped foster awareness of the positive ways the Internet can affect one's life and career. Students gain insight to a plan on being visible online for personal gains and to achieve goals. They are truly having fun, while preparing for their future in a creative way.
Inspired by BSU M.E.T. Program, Social Learning Graduate Class.