The computer option is offered to both junior and senior high students at St. Mary'c RC School.
At the junior high level, students are introduced to basic software that they can utilize to complete class projects throughout their middle school years. The course is intended to familiarize students with technology and provide them an opportunity to become more proficient with the tools that will be used in their core classes.
Is Your Digital Footprint Squashing Your Reputation?http://www.careerrocketeer.com/2011/07/is-your-digital-footprint-squashing-your-reputation.html
Over the past few years, several studies have been conducted looking at social media and employer hiring habits. One of those studies, conducted by Microsoft, showed that 70% of employers in the United States screened out potential employees because of information found online. The study also showed that the majority of recruiters and HR professionals indicated that they think it’s appropriate to consider personal information found online in screening potential job applicants. This raised several questions in my mind: What procedures are in place to ensure that the information found online relates to the job candidate (there’s a Donna McNamara who was recently arrested and isn’t me)? Do they differentiate between information voluntarily posted by an individual versus information someone else posts about them? Is the information validated for accuracy? Are there potential legal ramifications of online searching?
In several of my classes, we discussed the importance of having a digital footprint and using various types of media to convey your personal brand. I’ve been to various speaker engagements that encourage job seekers to create professional websites and use Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. to build a personal brand online. This way, when employers Google you, they find content you’ve created. For some recruiters, a lack of digital footprint is viewed as a negative; suggesting the applicant hasn’t written articles, created a website, blog or LinkedIn profile.
For potential employees, online information can be especially troublesome as in the case of personal networking sites like Facebook. Here, people openly post candid photos of themselves and allow others to tag them in photos. This often means drunken escapes are captured for general public consumption (think Jackass star Ryan Dunn tweeting a photo of himself drinking hours before reports of a fatal car accident). A potential employer may decide to screen out a candidate after seeing some questionable photos or posts. Here are a few common reasons why employers have screened out potential job candidates:
I’ve experienced the use of waivers and releases at the point of application to circumvent such issues so employer concerns may become less problematic. In addition, some organizations put blocks on social networking sites so that information may not even be available to them. So what can you do to make sure your online image is what you want it to be? Bottom line – clean up your social networking sites.
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Critical Challenge: Our Digital Footprint
Your parents and teachers are worried about you.
Studies show and adults believe that information technology is having a harmful effect on today’s youth.
Adults are wondering if today’s youth are losing their moral compass; in other words are the youth’s ability to understand right from wrong starting to become corrupt or changing in some way?
Research supports the adult viewpoint that societies’ moral compass is not working as well as it did when people were not inundated with information technology.
The objective of this assignment is to raise awareness about the use and abuse of information technologies, along with checking our individual moral compass.
Our digital footprints record our personal information and belief system. Where do you think your digital footprints lead you?
Video 1 (see task sheet)
Video 2 (see Task Sheet)
Use the TIP sheets to help you answer your Digital Citizenship qustionnaires. Remember, your response will be used toward your digital citizenship marks.
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The following videos have attached activities that will be used to comprise your "Digital Citizenship" mark. You are required to complete all tasks by the end of the term (I will be checking monthly to ensure that you have completed AT LEAST one task per month).
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