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TeacherCast Podcast #21 “Creating Your Digital Footprint” (@tomwhitby @web20classroom)

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Jeff sits down with Mark Greentree, Steven Anderson and Tom Whitby to talk about teaching students to create a digital footprint and electronic resume.




Topics Covered:

  • Digital Footprint
  • Starting your digital footprint before birth
  • How can educators begin to create a digital footprint?
  • Where do we build our digital foot print?
  • Creating a digital foot print to find a job
  • Creating a digital footprint for your professional career
  • Popular Sites for Educators to set up foot prints (LinkedIn, Facebook, MySpace, GooglePlus)
  • Not so well known places to build a digital presence (Ning, Twitter, Blogs, Wiki’s, About.me and Personal Websites)
  • Creating an audio/visual online following
  • Creating a written online following
  • Should we have a separate footprint for our professional and personal worlds?
  • How early should students create a digital foot print?
  • What places online are good for helping students set up a digital footprint?
  • What happens to our digital footprint post mortem?

Websites and Apps Discussed:

About our Guests:

Thomas D. Whitby is currently an Adjunct Professor at St. Joseph’s College in New York. He teaches Secondary Education Methods courses for English and Supervises Student teachers. Retired from Public Education after serving 34 years as a secondary English teacher, he is the founder of seven educational groups on Linkedin, the largest being 3,200 members, the Technology-Using Professors Group. He is a Co-Creator of #Edchat, an award winning educational discussion group on Twitter. He created of the Educator’s PLN, a global Ning site, where approximately 10,600 educators worldwide share and collaborate daily. He is an educational Blogger, My Island View: Educational, Disconnected Utterances. He has written about Social Media in Education for several national educational journals including Learning and Leading the Journal for the International Society for Technology in Education. He has presented at statewide and National and international Educational Conferences. He presented at three #140 Character Conferences on Social Media in Los Angeles, and New York City.

Tom’s Blog: http://tomwhitby.wordpress.com/
Twitter: @tomwhitby


Steven Anderson holds aBachelors of Science in Middle Grades Mathematics and Science Education from Western Carolina Universityand aMaster ofArts In Education In Instructional TechnologyfromEast Carolina University. He is currently persuing an Add-On Licsenure in Administration fromAppalachian State University. Steven began teaching in 2003 theGateway Prep. Academyat theKennedy Learning Centerin theWinston-Salem/Forsyth County Schoolsin Winston-Salem, NC. There he worked with 7th and 8th grade students who were more than 2 years off of grade level in the hopes they could return to their regular school to be successful. He then moved to Clemmons Middle Schoolin the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools where he taught 7th and 8th grade Science for 5 years. He was part of a pilot program that “looped” his 7th and 8th grade students. While at Clemmons he served as Team Leader, Grade-Level Chairman, Department Chairman, School Improvement Team Member and School Improvement Team Chairman. He left Clemmons Middle to serve as the District Instructional Technologist forStokes County Schools. There, he was responsible for all technology professional development programs in the district. In January, 2010, he returned to Clemmons Middle School as the Instructional Technologist, working with teachers and students on technology integration. Currently he is a District Instructional Technologist, working with district and school administrators on how to harness the power of technology to enhance learning.

He has been a presenter at several area technology conferences and meetings including NCTIES, North Carolina’s largest educational technology conference. Most recently he was selected to be a panelist at the#140 Conferencein Los Angeles, organized by Vonage founder,Jeff Pulver, where he discussed the impact of Twitter and other social media on education. As part of the conference he was one of the first recipient of the NOW Award, recognizing the “Movers and Shakers” in the world of Social Media. He returned to the #140 Conference in 2010 as a featured speaker, this time in New York City. Also in 2009 Steven was voted the Most Influential Tweeter as part of the Annual Edublog awards and was a co-recipent of the Most Influential Series of Tweets for his part in helping to create #edchat, a weekly education discussion on Twitter that boosts over 500 weekly participants.

Twitter: Web20Classroom
Blog: http://web20classroom.blogspot.com/p/about-me.html


Mark Greentree is the principle blogger and podcast creator of www.everydaymacsupport.com. His aim is to inform users at all levels of experience how to get the most out of the Apple hardware and associated software. He is also one of the lead hosts on Not Another Mac Podcast, an Apple based round table discussion with Mac users and experts from all over world.

When Mark isn’t producing content for the Mac community he is a at home father to his two children under the age of 5. Hence, educating his children is one of his top priorities and that makes him well suited to be a guest on the TeacherCast podcast. Mark is able to bring a different type of discussion to the table as a result.

Mark is also a qualified photographer and worked for over five years as a scientific and industrial photographer for CSIRO Australia before leaving and working for himself.

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