It’s so funny. Looking for other blog posts about how teachers need a digital footprint uncovers almost nothing. But, it’s true– It is no longer an option. Teachers must have a digital footprint. Why? Here are a few reasons:
1. To Get a Job
Principals and Heads of Schools want more than a resume these days. They want to see your online activity. Blogging, Facebook and whatever else you have. They will find it and hopefully you will be proud to show off way more than those basic tools. How are you documenting your work with students online? How are you sharing your ideas and communicating with others?
2. Be a Lifelong Learner and Help Others to do the Same
Contributing to blogs and online learning communities helps you become a reflective practitioner. It also helps the people that are reading and responding to you grow as educators. Creating information that is shared online is a powerful way to create a learning community.
3. Connect with Students
Especially as students reach middle and high school, I think it important to share real world mistakes and how to move past them and learn from the mistakes we make. Also, it is good for your students to see the work you have done and connect with you in a positive way.
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