Digital Footprints

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Our class has been learning about Digital Footprints through the Student Blogging Challenge.  We have learned many interesting facts about our digital footprints.  Digital footprints are traces of data that are left behind like a trail of breadcrumbs of someone’s digital activity.  After watching two informative videos on this topic, we learned:

  • Your digital footprint starts begins before you are even born
  • It continues even after your death
  • People can see what you search and watch on the Internet
  • Your address and phone number are part of your D.F.
  • You can erase your browsing history and cookies and your footprint will remain unchanged
  • Whoever uses your computer (account) adds to your D.F.
  • It is important to log out of all computers you use when not using them
  • When you get married or have children, they contribute to your D.F.

What does your digital footprint say about you?  Google your name or online nicknames to see what your digital footprint says about you?  Are you surprised at what you find?


Student Blogging Challenge

sbc_2014_d-1fonf8sWe did it!  We signed up for the Student Blogging Challenge!  Each week we will have a new task to complete as participants of the challenge.  This week the challenge was to create or update an “About Me” page on our blogs.  Since many of the students had already accomplished this task, it gave us an opportunity to edit, revise, and evaluate our About Me pages.

The students used an app from the Google Store called My World to add interest to their page.  They created their world, took a screenshot, and then described it on their About Me page.  Not only does this app allow you to drag items into the canvas that describe you and your personaility, but it also analyzes these items and gives the creator some feedback regarding their interests.  The program tells you the type of person you are and suggests some fields of study for when you attend college.  We had fun using this app!

Here’s an example:

The World of Vazquez

The World of Vazquez

Please click on our Student Blogs located on the right-hand side of the page to view some of the About Me pages created by the students.  Look for the “About Me” tab located on the top of their Home Page.

Have you created an About Me page?  If so, what web tools have you used to make your page interesting?

Whoa, What’s That?…Digestion


My class and I did a awesome science lab! What we did was awesome because our class got pantyhose and oatmeal and  put a knot in on the end of one side of the pantyhose. Next my group and I put the oatmeal in the pantyhose and tied a knot on the other side of the pantyhose. Last we pushed the oatmeal through the pantyhose, and all the liquid was coming out of the pantyhose into a bucket.  That’s what my class and I called nutrients. The reason that they called it nutrients was because the science lab my class was doing was about the small intestine. After my group and I got mostly all the nutrients out of the oatmeal, it weighed  6 oz but when all the nutrients was in the oatmeal it weighed 10 oz. This is how the small intestine sucks up nutrients and then sends it to the blood cells. For or me, it was a awesome science lab.

Does your class do any science experiments?  If so, what was your favorite?