Thing 18: Digital Tattoo & Digital Citizenship

Our digital footprint is a topic we all need to be more aware of. There is a commentary article in the May 26, 2014 issue of Time magazine “You Have a Right to Be Forgotten: A European court has upheld an increasingly precious principle” in which the Court or Justice in Luxembourg affirmed that “a person should be able to demand that a search engine remove links “on the ground that that information may be prejudicial to him or that he wishes it to be ‘forgotten’ after a certain time.”   One person worked very hard to remove his name from search engines….only to have his name come up as being the person who worked hard to get his information removed…ironic? Or just sad?

 Sarah Ludwig’s blog post Skills We Can’t Teach: Facilitating Authentic Experiences with Digital Citizenship suggests an activity for students that I think would be perfect for my Exploratory class. Having them choose a topic to research and then teach the younger students about it. Teaching is a great way to learn and is certainly an authentic audience for my Project Based Learning unit. 

I will be transitioning to a high school position next year. Having the students search themselves using tools like SpokeoPiplSocialMention and123People is bound to be eye opening. It was to me!



About Kim Nemeth

Hello and welcome to my blog. I am a High School Library Media Specialist in beautiful Saratoga Springs New York. I am an avid reader and am addicted to learning. This blog was originally started as part of the Cool Tools for Schools project in 2012. Since then I have continued to participate in Cool Tools for Schools and add my thoughts here. I found this blog to be an excellent place to refer to when I needed an idea or had a tick mark in my head and needed a reminder. I would love comments and feedback on my posts. Enjoy!
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