Greetings digital immigrants and natives and welcome to my personal blog for COMM140 !! My name is Lucy, I am a first year student studying primary education at Australian Catholic University (North Sydney). The main purpose of this blog is to deeper my understanding as a digital immigrant, and understand the forever growing and amazing world of technology and someday will hopefully be able to apply in a classroom setting as a teacher myself.

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"One's unique set of digital activities, actions, and communications that leave a data trace on the Internet or on a computer or other digital

device and can identify the particular user or device"

(Dictionary.com, 2016).


Whether we like it or not, if you are on some sort of social media platform you are most defiantly leaving a digital footprint. This I why todays generation need to be especially mindful about what they right and do on social media and across the whole internet platform. Personally when I write something or post something that I am a bit wary about I think to myself "would I like my grandma to see this" and if the answer is NO WAY! Then my general response is not too post it.

Todays generation is very high tech and savvy that almost every future potential employer will google your name and look at your digital footprint you have left behind. If there are photos on your face book page that everyone can see off your"boys night out" or photos from "LOOSEST WEEKEND EVER!"..It would be very unlikely that your future potential employers would be very impressed..

Out digital footprint in todays society is defiantly something, that we all need to be careful about, with lots of cases of people being fired from certain jobs. For example a school teacher was fired for posting a "photo of herself holding a glass of wine and mug of beer onFacebook" (Mail Online, 2011). You might be thinking this is a bit extreme, and also might be thinking "oh no.. Pretty sure there's photos of me with alcohol.." ! This is avery extreme situation, but it does happen around the world !


So back to the question Do we need a digital Footprint?


I personally believe we need a digital footprint to find people who are making bad decisions around the world; in the simplest term 'help the government catch the baddies'. But not necessarily fire people for having a glass of wine while on vacation in Europe..There needs to be a medium


Thanks for reading, see you soon !

Luc x



References:


Dictionary.com. (2016). Digital footprint | Define Digital footprint at Dictionary.com. [online] Available at: http://www.dictionary.com/browse/digital-footprint[Accessed 7 Sep. 2016].


McClure, K. (2013). 5 Ways to Make a Positive Digital Footprint!. [video] Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwFE25f50P4 [Accessed 7 Sep. 2016].


Mail Online. (2011).Teacher sacked for posting picture of herselfholding glass of wine and mug of beer on Facebook. [online] Availableat:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1354515/Teacher-sacked-posting-picture-holding-glass-wine-mug-beer-Facebook.html[Accessed 7 Sep. 2016].


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Through personal evaluation, and peer evaluation i have realised i can make my blog post even more presentable and knowledgable to my readers. Kayla has made is come to my attention that i need to critically reflect on how a certain post or article can impact on someone's future career.

So here goes, my rewritten personal reflection on 'DO I NEED A DIGITAL FOOTPRINT?'

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"One's unique set of digital activities, actions, and communications that leave a data trace on the Internet or on a computer or other digital

device and can identify the particular user or device"

(Dictionary.com, 2016).


Whether we like it or not, if you are on some sort of social media platform you are most defiantly leaving a digital footprint. This I why todays generation need to be especially mindful about what they right and do on social media and across the whole internet platform. Personally when I write something or post something that I am a bit wary about I think to myself "would I like my grandma to see this" and if the answer is NO WAY! Then my general response is not too post it.

Todays generation is very high tech and savvy that almost every future potential employer will google your name and look at your digital footprint you have left behind. If there are photos on your face book page that everyone can see off your"boys night out" or photos from "LOOSEST WEEKEND EVER!"..It would be very unlikely that your future potential employers would be very impressed..

In regards to future employers, the things that you post on social medium platforms, can highly effect your chances in getting a highly regarded, high payed jobs in the future. It was pointed out to me that, if you are trying to get a job in a catholic or some kind of religious environment, i am sure that the pages you like on Facebook, or the comments you leave on peoples photos, would highly effect your chances in these areas. As we all need to remember, anybody and EVERYONE can see what you are doing on a social media platform. Statistics show that 1 in 4 employees look on social media to research an applicant, and with discriminating things on Facebook or another social networking site can jeopardize your chances in getting a job (Smore, 2013).

Out digital footprint in todays society is defiantly something, that we all need to be careful about, with lots of cases of people being fired from certain jobs. For example a school teacher was fired for posting a "photo of herself holding a glass of wine and mug of beer onFacebook" (Mail Online, 2011). You might be thinking this is a bit extreme, and also might be thinking "oh no.. Pretty sure there's photos of me with alcohol.." ! This is avery extreme situation, but it does happen around the world !


So back to the question Do we need a digital Footprint?


I personally believe we need a digital footprint to find people who are making bad decisions around the world; in the simplest term 'help the government catch the baddies'. But not necessarily fire people for having a glass of wine while on vacation in Europe..There needs to be a medium


If you would like to read more about digital footprints, and how important they are to your reputation in the workforce and other places, i recommend looking at this link!


https://www.smore.com/6pbw-what-s-your-digital-footprint


REMEMBER: THINK BEFORE YOU POST !



Thanks for reading, see you soon !

Luc x



References:


Dictionary.com. (2016). Digital footprint | Define Digital footprint at Dictionary.com. [online] Available at: http://www.dictionary.com/browse/digital-footprint[Accessed 7 Sep. 2016].


Mail Online. (2011).Teacher sacked for posting picture of herselfholding glass of wine and mug of beer on Facebook. [online] Availableat:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1354515/Teacher-sacked-posting-picture-holding-glass-wine-mug-beer-Facebook.html[Accessed 7 Sep. 2016].


McClure, K. (2013). 5 Ways to Make a Positive Digital Footprint!. [video] Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwFE25f50P4 [Accessed 7 Sep. 2016].


Smore. (2013). What's your digital footprint?. [online] Available at: https://www.smore.com/6pbw-what-s-your-digital-footprint [Accessed 4 Oct. 2016].


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An understanding ofhow changes in technology impact on the way humans communicate and the ethicalissues that surround these changes.

Module 6 washighlighted on the positive and negative impacts of the changes in technology.This has allowed me to deeper my understanding as a digital immigrant and gainunderstanding of these ethical issues that come with ever evolving changes intechnology.

Communicating viasocial media, is so simple all you really have to do is type a message andclick send, allowing for instant responses allowing for people to send thingsthat they might not feel very comfortable saying face to face. It allows forpeople to talk to people over seas, skype grandparents, play computer gameswith complete strangers all over the world. These advances in technology allowhumans to communicate in a digital world, but is this always a positive notion?This all might seem really amazing, but is this ruining our sense of belongingto personal human connection?

A major ethical issue, that is arising withchanges in technology is peoples privacy. For example, all my personal detailsare on my phone, everything that I post on Facebook or some kind of socialplatform is stored in the 'cloud', somewhere I'm sure a hacker could get all mypersonal details and steal my identity if they really wanted to. This relatesback to leaving a digtal footprint, and anybody who just looks up your name canfind that major side fringe selfie that you posted when you where 13.

While looking forsome kind of video source to support my statement, I found the following videovery interesting to watch, but while watching this video I found the captionvery confronting and real..


"http://www.armadillo-creative.com - A short animation looking atthe technological and social changes that have happened in recent years, eachchange affects the way we interact not only with each other but the world inwhich we live... how do you survive and adapt?"

(YouTube, 2016)


Thanks for reading;

luc x


References:

YouTube.(2016). An Ever Changing World.[online] Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuKu6PZXCIY [Accessed 2 Oct. 2016].

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Why do I need to become a reflective practitioner?

You might bethinking, what is a reflective practitioner, and is this even important too me?

A reflective practitioner is someone who is capable of evaluating their own work (personal evaluation). They are also able to identify key issues, in their own and others work which is important when synthesising information. So technically being a reflective practitioner is a very useful tool as a digital immigrant, allowing you to identify certain issues and raise certain points; while making changes in your work and over all life.

Where can I use reflective thinking?

As a student, I am able to use reflecting thinking in my own work that I conduct, and over time I will be able to develop and gain more information that I have conducted and use it as a bridge to build new ideas and put my prior understanding and my newly learnt information into my own work (Visiblethinkingpz.org, 2016).

If you are someone that doesn’t know how to reflect their own work, and wants to learn how to become a reflective practitioner. Throughout Module 4, as a COMM140 class we discussed the four steps that may make it easier to evaluate your own personal work:

  1. Self awareness
  2. Critical analysis
  3. Synthesis
  4. Evaluation

For example, becoming a reflective practitioner in the work place could highly effect the way other perceive you as you are able to grasp understandings, and in a classroom setting you are able to effectively manage a classroom and share your personal reflection skills with your students or fellow class mates. 

A reflective practitioner is very common in blog writing, because with blogging you can connect with people whom you have the same common interests with, while also learning new information that you can then interpret into your own words in your own blog posts. Sue Walter stated on her personal blog that "The importance of reflection, sharing,connected learning and learning as part of a community takes time. It isn’t something you’ll necessarily appreciate immediately" (Waters, 2015). Meaning that with reading others blogs and your own you will soon learn how to become a reflective practitioner, and hopefully throughout my future blog posts, I will soon learn how to become a good reflective practitioner.

Luc x


References:

Visiblethinkingpz.org.(2016). Visible Thinking. [online] Available at: http://www.visiblethinkingpz.org/VisibleThinking_html_files/03_ThinkingRoutines/03d_UnderstandingRoutines/321Bridge/321Bridge_Routine.html [Accessed 13 Sep. 2016].

Waters, S.(2015). Why I Blog (And How You Can Too).[online] The Edublogger. Available at: http://www.theedublogger.com/2015/07/17/why-i-blog-and-how-you-can-too/ [Accessed 23 Sep. 2016].

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"One's unique set of digital activities, actions, and communications that leave a data trace on the Internet or on a computer or other digital

device and can identify the particular user or device"

(Dictionary.com, 2016).


Whether we like it or not, if you are on some sort of social media platform you are most defiantly leaving a digital footprint. This I why todays generation need to be especially mindful about what they right and do on social media and across the whole internet platform. Personally when I write something or post something that I am a bit wary about I think to myself "would I like my grandma to see this" and if the answer is NO WAY! Then my general response is not too post it.

Todays generation is very high tech and savvy that almost every future potential employer will google your name and look at your digital footprint you have left behind. If there are photos on your face book page that everyone can see off your"boys night out" or photos from "LOOSEST WEEKEND EVER!"..It would be very unlikely that your future potential employers would be very impressed..

Out digital footprint in todays society is defiantly something, that we all need to be careful about, with lots of cases of people being fired from certain jobs. For example a school teacher was fired for posting a "photo of herself holding a glass of wine and mug of beer onFacebook" (Mail Online, 2011). You might be thinking this is a bit extreme, and also might be thinking "oh no.. Pretty sure there's photos of me with alcohol.." ! This is avery extreme situation, but it does happen around the world !


So back to the question Do we need a digital Footprint?


I personally believe we need a digital footprint to find people who are making bad decisions around the world; in the simplest term 'help the government catch the baddies'. But not necessarily fire people for having a glass of wine while on vacation in Europe..There needs to be a medium


Thanks for reading, see you soon !

Luc x



References:


Dictionary.com. (2016). Digital footprint | Define Digital footprint at Dictionary.com. [online] Available at: http://www.dictionary.com/browse/digital-footprint [Accessed 7 Sep. 2016].


McClure, K. (2013). 5 Ways to Make a Positive Digital Footprint!. [video] Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwFE25f50P4 [Accessed 7 Sep. 2016].


Mail Online. (2011).Teacher sacked for posting picture of herselfholding glass of wine and mug of beer on Facebook. [online] Availableat: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1354515/Teacher-sacked-posting-picture-holding-glass-wine-mug-beer-Facebook.html[Accessed 7 Sep. 2016].





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The thought you are most likely thinking right now is ‘What in the world is a digital native?’.

Well according to a paper titled ‘Digital Natives,Digital Immigrants’ written by Marc Prensky, he explains that theN-generation in todays society “are all “native speakers” of the digital language of computers, video games and the Internet” (Prensky,2001).

So back to the question ‘Do Digital Natives Exist?’.

Of course they do !

Todays technology is forever changing and being challenged with upcoming and bigger technological advances, which means the youth are learning all the up and coming trends and keeping up with the technological advances faster than the elder generation. For example, my grandma recently told me that she attends a workshop around her area for the elderly generation and the people who are not technically innovative (digital immigrants), she explained that in this workshop they help each other set up face book and other social net work accounts and learn about the NEW windows 8 software. She came over very stressed and confused, seeing as she just got used to theWindows 7, and now it has been completely upgraded to something brand new and in her perspective "So darn confusing !". However in contrast,the younger generation (digital natives) would completely understand how to work the new system, and easily adapt to the new technology; as they are used to these up and coming changes.


As an aspiring teacher I need to keep in mind that these kids will most likely have a lot more knowledge than I do and be more technologically innovate than I am or ever will be. I also understand as a teacher I will need to keep up with the forever upgrading technology and learn to adapt my lessons around things that my students will find interesting and entertaining, even if that involves playing computer based learning games.


References:

Prensky, M. (2001).Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants. Onthe Horizon, 9(5).


Elasbergan, (n.d.). Digital Natives. [image] Available at: http://blog.campaignasia.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/digital-natives.gif [Accessed 1 Sep. 2016].

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