I don’t often think about cyber sleuthing myself or my fellow educators, however it seems to be a good practice for what students may find when you become a teacher. I decided to sleuth my partner in crime Jessi Gaja. We have been in many classes together and have known each other for a few years. I am not going to lie that when I first met her, I creeped her on Facebook and Instagram. I cannot exactly remember finding anything specific about her other than I knew she was in education and that she seemed like she had a pretty relaxed personality. Through knowing her for some years now, I definitely have gained a lot more knowledge about who she is as a person and through sleuthing I couldn’t really find out much more. I think this is a great thing. She is a transparent person, what you see is what you get. Here is some info I already knew, but is presented through her digital citizenship:
- Her profile is locked down like a high security facility. so anyone who is not friends with her could probably not find a single things through this platform.
- Once again locked down like a mother hiding cookies from her child by placing them in the highest location within the house.
- 5th year education student
- Has a religious/ Christianity theme running throughout
- Follows education and religious accounts
- Goes to the U of R
- Currently resides in Regina, SK
- Birthday September 30th
- Has a University page that outlines a class and the assignments that she has for it.
- Has a resume page that contains her resume used for professional applications in regards to education.
- Has a teaching philosophy page which outlines her motivation for being a teacher and her best practices within the classroom.
I think Jessi shares the right amount of information that makes her feel comfortable and represented at the same time. I love that she has a focus on Religion through her twitter pages because this can connect her to so many new people and school districts. Through sleuthing Jessi, you are able to get a clear picture of who she is without knowing too much.
My question is shouldn’t something like this be taught in schools? Wouldn’t this be a useful tools for students who essentially live their lives through the internet and social media platforms?