Online Identity

Over time, the Internet has more and more become a place where people interact and share ideas. When it first began, people went online using "avatars," or an online identity that was separate from their day-to-day identity. Today, people go online as themselves--their online identity is no different than their day-to-day identity.

That's exactly what you do on our wiki--you go online as yourself, making postings that are attached to your name, and interacting directly with your classmates.

This lesson will show you how to have an online identity that is safe, yet expresses who you are as a person.

There are two different kinds of information that one can share on the Internet: private and personal information. But what's the difference?

´╗┐When creating your online identity, be sure to NEVER include private information.

Today, we take the first steps in creating your online identity. To begin, we will be making an actual collage of images that shares personal information, meaning things that you like and enjoy. The collage should show people who you are, what you like, and what you believe. We will post our collages, as well as other materials we create, as a way of sharing our online identities with each other, and the greater world. Click on the links below to take a look.

Benjamin Collage
Tamir Collage
Anton Collage
Moses Collage
Aedan Collage
Jonah Collage
Phillip Collage

Also, be sure to take a look at the discussions the students engaged in surrounding their collages. To do so, click the "Discussion" link at the top of each student's collage page.