Digital Identity

Edmodo

 

This was the first year that I had an account, which I made just for this class. I use it to check my grades, see new assignments, check out example homework, and turn in work. It’s very slick and easy to use for a class.

 

Facebook

 

I made an account about 3 years ago, and I don’t use it all that often. I update my status or share links maybe once every 3 weeks, and since I don’t have a smartphone, I find that adding photos really isn’t very feasible. I usually just check my feed every day or so, and click any cool-looking links and sometimes respond to my friends’ posts. I use it for group messages and organizing events too.

 

LinkedIn

 

This year was also the first year that I used this site, and after my initial creation of my page, I haven’t done jack with it. I really did do a great job pimping out my profile, but as I don’t have very much need for it, I just log in every month or so. If someone requests a connection, I accept, but that’s it. Right now I only am connected to you and my mom.

 

YouTube

 

Sort of a social network site, I only use Youtube passively. I have never uploaded any videos, but just use my account to like and comment videos, as well as subscribe to my favorite channels.

 

Google

 

Also not technically a social networking site, I feel like the google network is important enough to deserve mention. I’ve used google docs, gmail, and drive with many other people, usually for school work and collaborative projects. It is a great way to keep all of my important work online so I can access it from any computer, which I frequently have to.

When I google myself, there isn’t that much. Most of the first results page is about some English retired naval officer. My linkedIn profile, along with all my doppelgangers, show up on the first page however. If you get more specific in your searches, and add on “Alaska,” or “Anchorage,” to your query various news articles about the Girdwood school Battle of the Books team, my results in the Alyeska Ski Club, and results for cross country running show up. They all are very innocent and don’t really show anything that personal or embarrassing about me, though you can find some pictures of me. At first glance I wouldn’t think an internet search would either hurt or help my odds at getting a job or impressing a college admissions officer. I learned that I am so far moderately conservative in the ways that I communicate. I tend to stay personal and don’t give that much away.

V – Digital Citizenship

Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical

behavior. Students:

a. advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology

b. exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity

c. demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong learning

d. exhibit leadership for digital citizenship

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