Digital Footprint Assignment

1. How might your digital footprint affect your future opportunities? Give at least two examples.

I think that the digital footprint assignment will affect my future opportunities because It might help me see the way I think differently. It might help me with my decisions, and help me look back and see how I changed.

2. Describe at least three strategies that you can use to keep your digital footprint appropriate and safe.

Some strategies that you could use are probably, critical thinking, social responsibility, and your good behavior. I think that critical thinking is a good strategy because you can use this when you want to get a job in the future and the person that is hiring sees that you wrote something bad there they might not take you in. You could use your good behavior so you don’t put anything bad on their to get you in big trouble. Social Responsibility is a good idea because it might help you in the future with jobs or applications when you help out the community, and having positive interactions online.

3. If you could go back in time, is there anything you would do differently online? Think of what type of advice you would pass on to your younger self or other students. How could you go about explaining it to them?

If I were to go back in time I would probably use better sorts of language instead of calling people names as a joke and making them feel excluded. I would say remind my younger self that social media is a platform where you make new friends, and communicate with them, not a place where you can exclude people and bully them.

Training Post

You are now going to create your very first post. In a separate tab or browser window, go to your Dashboard on the left and go to  Posts -> Add New.

1) Title – Create a title for your blog post. Your title will be: Digital Footprint Assignment

2) Body – This is where you place your content of the post – text, videos, pictures, etc. Follow the instructions on the Digital Footprint Assignment page to see what questions you need to answer here.

3) Tool Bar – In your toolbar you can “Add Media” and “Add Documents” into your posts, this is the best way to create visual representations. You can also change fonts, hyperlink, etc.

4) Publish – Here is where you control what items are public and private. You can also control when they are published to your website.

5) Categories – Here is where you choose where you want your post to go. This is your digital binder with all of your subjects. Make sure to categorize each post with the relevant subject. E.g. Categories -> English

6) Tags –  Here is where you tag posts with one or two of the most readily applicable Core Competencies. These tags can help you find things quicker on your blog and help you stay organised. E.g. Tag -> creativethinking

7) Publish – When you are done, simply “Publish” it. If it has been edited, press “Republish” to update with the latest version of the content.