How Important is a Digital Identity?

In the web  page, “Digital literacy in the classroom. How important is it?”, the writer uses an article as well as several infographics to show us the importance of being digital literate and how technology is being utilized in schools today.  This article makes an interesting tie between digital literacy and employability meaning that if you have a greater understanding of different uses of technology, you become more versatile and appealing to employers.  This article also dips into fake news and using your skills as a digital literate person to distinguish the real news from the bogus.  This article calls for action, for the government and the parents to step up and help pupils equip themselves for a brighter future.

 

Digital literacy in the classroom. How important is it?

 

How do you want others to see you?  In the second resource, “Manage Your Digital Identity”, the author discusses ways to enhance your digital identity that is constantly forming.  It is important to watch the things that you put online so that when others search your name, they won’t find anything detrimental to your social status or employability.  As my mother always said, don’t post anything that you wouldn’t want published on the front page of the New York Times.  Since schools and businesses have their own records of you, it is your job to use social media as a way to create a digital identity. This article outlines how to be professional, how to engage and connect with others, and how to stand out.  An updated social media page can do wonders to your digital identity.  Remember that someone will always be searching for you and you want to make the best impression possible.

https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/gradhacker/manage-your-digital-identity

 

1 Comment

  1. I think you did a good job here Jordan analyzing what the videos were saying and trying to get to. Is it always a bad thing to post things that “would be the cover of the times’? I feel like if some people post crazy things then the will get more and more followers and that can be a good thing. I guess it depends on what the person wants.

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