Digital presence

Problem-centred tasks

Constructing and managing an online identity 

  • Creating a personal profile on the class website

  • Creating a personal profile on social media

  • Creating a personal blog for class use 

  • Designing a digital poster 'Digital me'

 

  • Creating a fictional profile for a book/story character 

  • Creating a fictional profile for a historical figure

 

Scaffolding activities

#1 Online platforms

Students explore the online platform of the teacher's choice. They discuss its different functions, advantages and limitations. Students explore what people share in this space.  

#2 Avatars

Students explore avatars and identify why it is valuable to use avatars online. They discuss whether an avatar can be used in their activity. They create their own avatars considering different traits that they want to project as well the context, aim and audience for which it will be used.

#3 Navigating 

Students explore the meaning of the words and symbols used on the platform. They experiment with basic functions of the platform.

#4 Power of language

Students explore the ways language online can be used to encourage people to share personal information.

#5 Celebrities

Students explore examples of social media profiles and analyse the potential

 benefits and risks associated with sharing some data.

#6 Digital footprints

Students consider the context, audience and purpose of the profile and discuss what can (and what should not) be shared and why. They start creating their profiles.

#7 Photos 

Using cameras, students are asked to show their activities for a day. Students analyse whether these pictures can be posted on their profile page.

#8 What to do?

Students find information or photos of themselves online that have been uploaded without their specific consent. They investigate how to deal with this.