I’m excited to announce that I finalized my first chapter for the K-12 book titled, Leveraging Technology to Improve School Safety and Student Wellbeing (forthcoming). My contribution to the edited book is titled, Curation of Your Online Persona Through Self-Care and Responsible Citizenship. It is written for secondary teachers and their students. It started as a few lesson plans for an interdisciplinary course at Spring Hill College (IDS 394: Wired) and grew into blog posts and eventually this chapter. See my previous blog post on the Recipe for Digital Curation of Your Online Persona and the one about the Global Interdisciplinary College Course.
With each blog post, tweet, and online project, Internet users are building their online reputation whether they want to or not. In the absence of professional branding, users’ online presence contributes vastly to what brands them. Through critical digital pedagogy, teachers and students question all technology practices (e.g., self, school, society). This chapter addresses the safety, security, and perception of their online data through self-determined prevention, weeding, and branding based on their short- and long-term goals. Methods, resources, and a lesson plan are provided as guidance to support students’ well-being pertaining to the online dimensions of their academic and personal lives. Strategies discussed include online identity system checks to review current digital footprint and data vulnerabilities, contemplation of technology usage in terms of self-care and responsible citizenship, and curation and development of their online persona. These participatory practices address two of the ISTE Standards for Students regarding digital citizenship.
The book’s release date is October 2019. Preorders are available now at IGI Global. There are many interesting chapters on school safety from many different perspectives including the marginalized. If interested in purchasing, let me know and I’ll provide you with a 40% discount coupon code.
I’ll present some of the curation strategies mentioned in the book at the Association of Educational Communications and Technology’s annual conference held in Las Vegas, NV this fall. My session is hosted by the Culture, Learning, and Technology special interest group in a new free workshop-style Inspire session on Friday, October 25th at 9:00-9:50 in the Convention Center, Room 1. It’s titled, Safeguard Your Online Persona by Using Various Techniques and Technologies. I’ve learned so much from taking a deep dive into this topic to write this chapter and look forward to sharing it with you.
Rogers, S. (in press). Curation of your online persona through self-care and responsible citizenship: Participatory digital citizenship for secondary education. In S. P. Huffman, S. Loyless, S. Albritton, & C. Green (Eds.), Leveraging Technology to Improve School Safety and Student Wellbeing. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-7998-1766-6
Sandra Annette Rogers, Ph.D.