Monday, December 19, 2016


What is a 'Meme'? 
A "meme" is a virally-transmitted cultural symbol or social idea. A meme behaves like a flu or a cold virus, traveling from person to person quickly, but transmitting an idea. 
Historically, a meme is a discrete "package of culture" that would travel via word of mouth, usually as a fascinating story, a fable/parable, a joke, or an expression of speech. Today, memes travel much faster than simple speech. As internet email forwards, instant messages, and web page links, memes now travel instantly via the Internet.

We are going to transform PROVERBS or a SAYINGS into Digital ones.
"No por mucho madrugar, amanece más temprano"


The process could be as follows:
  1. Choose saying. 
  2. Adapt it to a safety on the Internet piece of advice. 
  3. Choose a free image rights. In this way you can get them from:
  4. Make the meme. You can use:
  1. Share it on the padlet at the bottom. You will find there some examples. Do not forget your name and course.
I will share them on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
Twitter - hashtags: #RedConsejos and #NewtonConsejos.
Facebook - @IESIsaacNewton


To open the padlet in your mobile device:
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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Friday, December 9, 2016

Privacy - Personal information

How can I protect my digital identity?
You can protect your digital identity on the Internet by being alert to scams, employing strong passwords, installing anti-virus and anti-spyware software and keeping it up-to-date and checking your settings in your social networks accounts and your operating system. But, there are still more things you can do.
Think twice!
Hold on a minute. Before you post that image, blog or tweet, consider the content. If it breaks even one of these rules, think really hard about putting it out there!

Send a picture to someone via email/snapchat/instagram that you wouldn’t want your teacher, boss, principal, or grandma to see!
Sure you are sending them to your good friend or significant other. But what happens when that person is no longer your best friend? Or maybe their phone gets nabbed by someone with less morals.

Post personal information that is not readily available 
Think about the last time you had to recover a password online. Was the question: Pet’s name, childhood street, kid’s birthday or mother’s maiden name? Make sure that kind of information stays private and don’t use it for the actual passwords.

Announce when you are going away 
Yes, your friends are excited that you only have 3 more days until you leave for Hawaii! But so is the guy that has been staking out your house.

Underestimate what your device or computer already knows about you 
All online content is tagged with metadata which contains anything from the timestamp it was created to the location. You cannot see the metadata when you post but simple free software can pull it for someone else. Be wary of geotagging on mobile devices, which marks where you took the photo.

Forget to set your privacy settings 
Not only should you check your settings at the outset but you should recheck them frequently. Facebook, for example, uses an ‘opt out’ policy which means that by default you are sharing more information until you go in and update those settings. Follow us on Twitter or Facebook or join our mailing list to get those updates sent to you.

Post negative comments about your highschool/workplace or classmates/teachers/coworkers
Even if your teacher, boss, classmate or coworkers are not able to see your comment, a future employer could see that comment and reconsider hiring you later. Even with privacy settings set, you are at the mercy of our online friends not to share.

Post photos of your friends that break the first rule
It is a great photo of you. So what if your friend is doing something in the background that would tarnish their reputation? If you tag them, your friend can remove the tag, but unless the photo violates terms and conditions (allowing a site to pull it down) only you control the permissions on that photo. Put yourself in their shoes (and hope they would do the same). This goes double for pictures of underage kids. If the child is under 18, you technically need the parents permission to post it.

Use the same password for every account
I know it is a pain to remember different passwords for all of your sites but it is an even bigger pain if someone hacks in to one of your accounts. Are you using the same password for your social networks, banking, or online shopping? If a hacker finds just one instance of your password then they will now have access to everything.
Binary tatoo tips. Adapteded

Link to infographic

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Digital Identity - Digital footprint - Digital reputation

After these tasks...
How are you defining YOUR digital identity?

Our digital identity, or tattoo, is the permanent collection of data about us that is available online. Each time we post a picture, a blog, a status or a tweet, we are adding to that digital identity. As more online applications become part of our daily lives, our digital identities become increasingly more detailed. There are over a billion pieces of content added to Facebook every day!

But it is not only what you do but what others do!

Sharing every detail of your lives online is a great potential risk. 

What does our digital identity say about us? Who is reading this information? Who is storing this information? What are they doing with it? What impact will it have on our future? What does it say to future employers? The Dean of Admissions? Our descendants? Your insurance company?

To know more: