Reflecting on Digital Identity and Footprints! #EdtechMissions

Our learners become citizens of the digital world as toddlers or younger. They create digital avatars and profiles as part of their membership to online games or online communities. Sometimes their parents create their online profiles for them or the children create profiles for their dolls or toys. These profiles and memberships come with responsibilities, which are often outlined in small print in the Terms of Service few read or consider. Our learners need to realize their digital acts (vote, share, post, image, comment, etc.) impact the online communities they take part in. We need to help parents discuss citizenship regularly with their children and we also need to help our learners reflect on the significance of citizenship. In my book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions, each mission gets students to take ownership of their citizenship and strive to make meaningful digital foot trails.

In today’s #EdtechMissions chat we exchanged ideas on helping parents better support their children through ParentCamp and Parent University. We also talked about better ways to help students reflect on digital identity. Find the archive of the chat below with tips and insights. I invite you to join us for next Sunday’s #EdtechMissions chat (Topic: Teaching Social Media Use to our Students with Guest Host, Kelly Jake Duncan, @JKDNCN). We meet from 10amET (2pmUTC) to 10:30amET (2:30pmUTC) (click for more time zones). If you are new to Twitter chats then check out, A Quick Start Guide to Participating in a Twitter Chat.

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Shelly Terrell

Shelly Sanchez Terrell (@ShellTerrell) is an award winning digital innovator, an international speaker/consultant, and the author of Hacking Digital Learning with EdTech Missions, The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers, and Learning to Go. She has trained teachers and taught English language learners in over 20 countries as an invited guest expert by organizations, like the US Embassy, UNESCO Bangkok, Cultura Inglesa of Brazil, the British Council in Tel Aviv, IATEFL Slovenia, HUPE Croatia, ISTEK Turkey, and Venezuela TESOL. She has been recognized by several organizations and publications as a leader in the movement of teacher driven professional development as the founder and organizer of various online conferences, Twitter chats, and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Two of the projects she co-organized were shortlisted for ELTons, #ELTChat and the Virtual Round Table Language and Technology online conference. She was named Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women, awarded a Bammy Award as a founder of #Edchat, and named as one of the 10 Most Influential People in EdTech by Tech & Learning. Her greatest joy is being the mother of baby Savannah and Rosco the pug. Shelly has an Honors BA in English with a Minor in Communication and a specialization in Electronic Media from UTSA, a Masters in Curriculum Instruction ESL from the University of Phoenix, and a CELTA from CELT Athens. She regularly shares her tips for effective technology integration via Twitter (@ShellTerrell), Facebook.com/ShellyTerrell, and on her blog, TeacherRebootCamp.com, which has won several awards and recognitions as one of the top ESL, Edtech and Elearning blogs. Find over 400 of her slide presentations at https://www.slideshare.net/ShellTerrell/presentations

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