Digital Dossier and Personal Information

Digital Dossier and Personal Information
Objective: The student will identify what personal information is, and how it is collected to
create a digital dossier.
The student will:
Discuss what a website is, and list the websites they visit frequently.
Identify personal information, and how to keep it private.
Discuss what a Digital Dossier is, and how it could affect them
National Educational Technology Standards for Students © 2007
International Society for Technology in Education
5. Digital Citizenship
a. advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and
b. exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration,
learning, and productivity.
Introduction: Ask the students to give you a show of hands if they use the computers at
home or at school. With or without supervision? Do they use the internet?
Focus Activity: Students will brainstorm using a Cluster Graphic Organizer to help them
identify the websites they visit and the purpose of their visit to each website.
Opening Discussion: After they brainstorm and once they completely filled out their cluster
graphic organizer, ask them to look at their paper, and figure out the reason they visit the internet
the most for. Is their purpose for entertainment, watching videos or playing games; Chatting;
Research, or Educational (this includes AR, Compass Odyssey, iStation, Spell City, or other
educational websites. Some students only use computers at school for educational purposes.
Then have them watch the video, Digital Dossier.
Note: It begins with a silhouette of a pregnant woman, but the message at the beginning sets up
the video. You can forward after 17 seconds and personally set up the video yourself.
Discussion after the video: Explain to them about not using personal information to sign up for
accounts to play games without their parent’s consent. Discuss how their dossier will affect
them by the time they are old enough to find a job because employers are looking to face book
and other social network sites to see if they would make good employees .Open up the floor for
them t o comment and/or ask questions.
Materials: Internet access; Websites Marked on computer; or Glogster; Cluster Graphic
Organizer; Digital Dossier Video address or Glogster address.
Teacher Tube Video: Note: Once you bring it up do not close it, it may not load again,
simply pause and rewind. Also run it to skip over the ad.
Or Glogster with all components for lessons:
Definitions according to Merriam Webster’s Online Dictionary; Technology Dictionary:;
Digital: of, relating to, or being data in the form of binary units, (digital image) pertaining
to internet.
Dossier: a file containing detailed records on a particular person or subject
Digital tracks: Digital information left on the internet by user every time he/she shares personal
Personal Information. Personal information can include a lot of different things. Social Security
numbers, phone numbers, addresses, account numbers, and credit cards definitely fall under the
category of personal information. But so do things such as school and neighborhood information or
descriptions, city or town information, family information such as the number of children and names
of family members, passwords, pictures of themselves or family members, what the child looks like, or
their age and birthday or gender. (
Cookie: A small file or part of a file stored on a World Wide Web user's computer, created and
subsequently read by a Web site server, and containing personal information (as a user identification
code, customized preferences, or a record of pages visited) (
GPS: The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a satellite-based navigation system made up of
a network of 24 satellites placed into orbit by the U.S. Department of Defense. GPS satellites
circle the earth twice a day in a very precise orbit and transmit signal information to earth.
Cluster Graphic Organizer:
International Society for Technology in Education
Technology Dictionary:;
Merriam Webster Online: