Creating a Positive Digital Identity
Students will explore how to have a positive digital identity. They will demonstrate their learning by creating a digital portfolio that reflects their personal interests, achievements, and goals
Students will explore how to have a positive digital identity. They will demonstrate their learning by creating a digital portfolio that reflects their personal interests, achievements, and goals.
2 class periods: 45 min. each
Background for Teachers
To teach this lesson, you will need an understanding of Digital Citizenship. The following resources can help you with this topic;
Step 1 - Goals and Outcomes
Objective: Students will understand the importance of creating a positive digital identity and demonstrate their learning by creating a digital portfolio that reflects their personal interests, achievements, and goals.
Step 2 - Planning Instruction
Begin the class by discussing what digital citizenship means and why it is important in today's digital world.
Introduce the concept of creating a positive digital identity and why it is essential for students to showcase their interests, achievements, and goals in a positive manner.
Share examples of positive digital identities, such as online portfolios or blogs, and how they can help students in their future endeavors.
Provide students with digital citizenship resources, such as Common Sense Media's digital citizenship curriculum, to help them understand how to be safe, responsible, and ethical online.
Have students explore the resources and discuss what they learned with their peers.
Step 3 - Instruction
Begin the class by reviewing the concept of a positive digital identity and the importance of creating one.
Introduce the assignment to create a digital portfolio that reflects their personal interests, achievements, and goals. Students can use a website builder or Google Slides to create their portfolio.
Provide a rubric to guide students on the required elements of their digital portfolio, such as their name, a brief biography, their interests, achievements, and goals.
Allow students to work on their digital portfolio individually or in groups.
Provide support to students as they work on their projects, answering any questions they may have.
Have students present their digital portfolios to the class, discussing what they included and why they chose to showcase those elements.
Students can create a digital citizenship pledge that reflects their commitment to being responsible digital citizens.
Students can interview adults in their community, such as parents or teachers, to understand their views on digital citizenship and create a podcast or video to share their findings.
Step 4 - Assessments
Assessment: Students will be assessed based on the rubric provided for their digital portfolio, including the required elements and the overall quality of their portfolio.
Digital Portfolio Rubric:
All required elements included with detailed and thoughtful explanations.
Most required elements included with some explanation.
Some required elements missing or incomplete.
Few or no required elements included.
Quality of Content
Content is relevant, engaging, and reflects a positive digital identity.
Content is mostly relevant and engaging but could be improved.
Content is somewhat relevant and engaging but needs significant improvement.
Content is not relevant or engaging.
Presents confidently, maintains eye contact, and uses engaging visuals or multimedia.
Presents clearly but may lack confidence or engagement. Uses some visuals or multimedia.
Presents hesitantly with little eye contact or engagement. Few or no visuals or multimedia used.
Presents unclearly and with no eye contact or engagement. No visuals or multimedia used.
Exceeds expectations in all areas.
Meets expectations in most areas.
Needs significant improvement in most areas.
Does not meet expectations in any areas.