Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Trillion Dollar Footprint

Today's Lesson is called Trillion Dollar Footprint. You'll be learning how a digital footprint is created and how you can help shape your own.

At the end of today's lesson you will need to pick one of the following questions and post a reflective comment on it in this blog.

The questions to choose from are:

1. Can you tell what a person is really like offline based on what you find online?

2. What are some other types of information that make up your "digital footprint?"

Criteria for a good reflective comment are:

  • The language is formal. No text language or emoticons or slang.
  • You've proofread for spelling errors, capitalization and punctuation errors so that your writing makes sense to readers.
  • You include your thoughts about the question as clearly as possible. Give details to support your answer.
An example of a good reflective comment is:

Who helped shape Linda and Jason's digital footprints? 

   "Friends, newspapers and Linda and Jason all helped shape their digital footprints. Linda and Jason don't really have control over what other people write about them, especially newspapers, but what they can control (what they write about themselves) is what shapes my opinion about them. It makes me think that I should be more careful about what I say online because that's how people will judge me when they don't know me."

You can post your comment in the comment box at the bottom of the blog page. It will not show up right away because I moderate comments. Once I have read them over and approved them, they will show up.