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George Couros's List: Presentations-Digital Leadership

    • Blogging is about trust. Trust takes time. Students must feel safe to become vulnerable and open up. This trust is not built online, but in your classroom, when you are together, as a group, face-to-face. It is built through effective classroom discussions at the table and understanding the power of commenting and conversations. It is building offline spaces that are fun and creative and open to new ideas and projects. It is built by  sharing as much of yourself with your students as you can. Share your music, your ideas, and texts that move you. Share your contacts and friends and model what you teach. Use your network to show the power of networks. Before you know it your students will be writing about all kinds of things
  • 14 Dec 12

    "Use Common Sense
    If you’re using any social media site, you should be aware that anything you post online has the potential to be seen publicly. You might have privacy settings to counter this, but you should take extra precautions to ensure that this doesn’t happen. For one, avoid posting anything with bad language, offensive material or anything else that could be deemed as unprofessional."

    • If you’re using any social media site, you should be aware that anything you post online has the potential to be seen publicly. You might have privacy settings to counter this, but you should take extra precautions to ensure that this doesn’t happen. For one, avoid posting anything with bad language, offensive material or anything else that could be deemed as unprofessional.
    • 1. Promote GOOD Information
       Sure, this one may seem easier said than done, especially if you’ve uncovered a whole slew of damaging content out there about yourself. But you can do it. The most important thing is to create positive content and have that push the bad stuff down the Google rankings. The bad news is that it’s pretty hard to actually remove something from the Internet once it’s there; the good news is that it’s not so hard to hide it.
    • 2. Be Wary of Living Your Life Online
       It’s easy to do – live your life online, that is. With Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+, LinkedIn, and more, you can certainly document your every move and thought in the online world. But is it a good idea? Something that seemed pretty funny one late night may not seem so funny to your prospective employer. Your new girlfriend may not get such a kick out of what she read on your Facebook wall when you were still a single guy. So be careful of what you put out there.
    • 3. Communicate Online
       Maybe this contradicts number 2, but it’s a good idea to put your voice out there. Do this not only to promote good information about yourself (as in step 1), but also to comment on positive as well as negative information that someone else posted about you. If you keep abreast of material about you on the Internet, you can interact with it and thank people for nice comments, as well as defend yourself against negative ones.

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