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Your Digital Safety And Your Digital Footprint – Think First

November 3
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Digital Learning and Innovative Practices
Administrators, Instructional Coaches, Library and Media Specialists, Teachers

Adults and children alike fall prey to online scams, bullying, and misinformation. Everyone needs to consider how their digital footprint defines their identity. Everyone needs to know best practices for protecting their identity and protecting themselves from scams. Because there are cyberbullying laws in Illinois that specifically pertain to education, educators and students need to be aware of what they are. While it is important for students to be safe online, it is equally important for educators to know how to protect themselves online and model online safety and digital citizenship for students. Educators will leave with tools and strategies to teach to students.

John Langley
John Langley
Instructional Technology Coordinator, Pleasant Plains CUSD#8

John Langley is the past-president of Illinois Digital Educators Alliance and a member of the Mid-Central Region Scholastic Art Board. He has been an educator for 25 years at Pleasant Plains School District. The first 16 years of his career, he taught high school English, speech, yearbook, photography, and the past 9 years he has been the district Instructional Technology Coordinator. As a teacher, John and his students worked on several global projects and projects with students from other Illinois schools. In instructional technology, John prepares all learners (teachers and students) with the digital skills they will need in order to be successful now and in the future as empowered learners, creators, computational thinkers, creative communicators, collaborators, and responsible digital citizens. Overall, he thinks learning should be fun. John is an avid runner and bicyclist. Even though he isn’t brave enough to play in front of a crowd, he loves to play guitar and is learning to play the piano. John has passed on his love for solving Rubik’s cube puzzles to his daughter, an aspiring speed cuber.