sábado, 3 de marzo de 2018

#EduGoalsMooc The Goal Minded Teacher: Challenges to Transform Student Learning WEEK 3 CHALLENGE #2:

#EduGoalsMooc The Goal Minded Teacher: Challenges to Transform Student Learning 

WEEK 3 CHALLENGE #2: Reflections upon our students' (& my own) digital footprint.

After dealing with Digital Learning Theories, we have been faced with the importance of making our students aware of their own digital footprint. 
First we had to read some articles about different aspects about digital footprints:

  • Some of them dealt with basic facts our students' should learn about what they post online. 
  • Some others were lesson plans that deserve a look and that, some way or another, I will try to adapt to my students. Here you have them numbered: 1, 2 & 3
  • A couple of them were about how adults, even scholars, tend to have little care when it comes to posting or taking things from granted on the internet. 
All this care and attention required to have a professional coherent digital footprint may seem a little bit disappointing or such a big an effort, especially when we take into consideration the 1001 social apps that show up every month. 

  • One of them, Snapchat, take things a little further promising users that post will be deleted, a promise which we cannot be completely sure about being fulfilled. 
  • Some others enable  music videos recording and sharing while others allow to produce many different versions of pictures, text, sound and video "intercourses".
After that, we are invited to share and analyze the results of a survey on Digital Footprints that we have previously adapted from a Google Doc template. Mine has been answered by 23 kids, aged 10-19, most of whom are my students from 11th & 12th grades, the rest being some of my oldest nephews and nieces. That's why 82% of the answerers are between 16 and 18 years old. 


Gráfico de respuestas de formularios. Título de la pregunta: ¿A qué edad te uniste a tu primera red social? - At what age did you join your first social network?. Número de respuestas: 23 respuestas.

One of the most surprising  conclusions that can be drawn from this survey is that the first time my students used an electronic device was at 10 years old, exactly the same age at which most of them (30%) first accessed the internet. Also from 10 -12, 65% of them joined their first social network. 
This coincidence is highly significant . It seems that they are born to the internet when they turn 10 years old, which coincides with the social/religious occasion when most kids are given their first cell phone.
Gráfico de respuestas de formularios. Título de la pregunta: ¿A qué edad usaste por primera vez un dispositivo electrónico (Game Boy, iPad, teléfono móvil, tablet, vídeo-consola, etc.)? - At what age did you first use a computing device (Game Boy, iPad, cell phone, tablet, gaming console, etc.)?. Número de respuestas: 23 respuestas.Gráfico de respuestas de formularios. Título de la pregunta: ¿A qué edad entraste por primera vez a Internet? - At what age did you first access the Internet?. Número de respuestas: 23 respuestas.

On the other hand there is a contradiction between the parental care  shown by the facts that 82% of kids were allowed to join their first social network and that 96% of parents tell their children about internet security whereas  77% of kids suffer a complete lack or scarce attention from their parents in terms of revision and check of the contents they access online.
Gráfico de respuestas de formularios. Título de la pregunta: ¿Te dieron permiso tus padres para unirte a cada una de las redes sociales a las que te has unido? - Did your parents give you permission to join each of these social networks?. Número de respuestas: 23 respuestas.Gráfico de respuestas de formularios. Título de la pregunta: ¿Te han hablado alguna vez tus padres sobre seguridad en internet? - Have your parents ever talked to you about Internet safety?. Número de respuestas: 23 respuestas.


Gráfico de respuestas de formularios. Título de la pregunta: ¿Comprueban tus padres lo que haces en la red? - Do your parents check what you do online?. Número de respuestas: 23 respuestas.

Finally, I would also like to comment on the high percentage of students that have shared personal videos or pictures on the internet, something directly linked with the Digital Footprint left by any of them. Luckily, Is spite of the early age they started leaving a footprint online, 87% deny having been bullied online.
Gráfico de respuestas de formularios. Título de la pregunta: Edad - Age. Número de respuestas: 23 respuestas.
Gráfico de respuestas de formularios. Título de la pregunta: ¿Con qué frecuencia compartes fotos de tí mismo/a en internet? - How often do you share photos of yourself online?. Número de respuestas: 23 respuestas.Gráfico de respuestas de formularios. Título de la pregunta: ¿Cuántos videos has creado y subido a la red? - How many videos have you created and posted online?. Número de respuestas: 23 respuestas.
Gráfico de respuestas de formularios. Título de la pregunta: Te has sentido acosado/a a través de internet alguna vez? - Have you ever been bullied online?. Número de respuestas: 23 respuestas.

2 comentarios:

  1. I think these are very revealing statistics and shows the importance of introducing a digital safety and citizenship curriculum before they reach 10 years-old.

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  2. I absolutely agree with that proposal. In some cases, when they are 16, they have already created a Negative and misleading digital footprint. I'm especially worried with the problems teen girls may have in the future with some of the pictures and videos they post.

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