Exploring Online Profiles

Smart Footprint: Think about how you advertise yourself online

Have your learners had an individual blog for at least a year? Are you confident they have engaged with previous learning and have had the opportunity to connect with what it means to create a positive digital footprint? This is an opportunity to update their blog profile for a new year and to engage more critically with the implications of sharing personal information online.

Preparation

How will you engage your learners?

Learners individual blogs have been updated for the new year

You are confident your learners have engaged with previous learning and have had the opportunity to connect with what it means to create a positive digital footprint.

Are there any elements you need to revisit?

Consider taking time to support your learners to audit their blog and create an analysis to identify next steps or any changes.

See an example here from Robyn Anderson @ Panmure Bridge School

The purpose of our blogs is to share our learning - how do you want to represent yourself as a learner from XYZ School online?

Reviewing and updating your online profile demonstrates you are taking responsibility for keeping your digital footprint up-to-date.

At this stage you may want to use quality examples of blog profiles from other blogs that you or your learners have identified.

Another option is to select and explore online profiles of people that maybe familiar to your learners. This provides opportunities to consider assumptions we can make about people based on their digital footprint.

Learners take time to scan the names and profile pictures without viewing the online profile.

Ask - do you recognise any of these people?

Without viewing their profiles share with a buddy:

  • what do you already know about any of these people?
  • how do you know this information?
  • Explore the profile of the people you and your buddy discussed. How accurate was the information you both shared?
  • Explore one of the profiles you do not recognise. Share with your buddy information you have discovered about the person from their online profile.
  • Select two profiles, one who you recognise and one you do not recognise. Using the information from their online profiles create and share a brief description of your impression of this person - their personality, characteristics, values, qualities.
  • Record using this Google Doc or Copy in Google Slides
  • Word Bank - Vocab learners may find useful.

Online Profiles

In this example New Zealanders that learners had most likely recognised or have seen in the media were selected.

Thinking about how we advertise ourselves online

This example includes various online profiles. Consider the different mediums used to create an online profile e.g. webpage, video, graphics as another option for learners.

Sharing a link to a You Tube Video

The profiles above right have been curated using Google Draw and some link to a video on You Tube. Rather than opening the video in You Tube you can edit the link so the video opens and plays in full screen. Up next videos are not displayed.

Locate the URL on You Tube to share the video e.g. https://youtu.be/wy3cyspEQbU

Highlight the characters in bold and copy e.g. https://youtu.be/wy3cyspEQbU

Paste into the following URL to create a link to the video in You Tube that will open in full screen. Try clicking the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/wy3cyspEQbU?autoplay=1&modestbranding=1&rel=0