Selfie Activities to Inspire Reflection on Digital Identity

“The most exciting breakthroughs of the 21st century will not occur because of technology but because of an expanding concept of what it means to be human.” – John Naisbitt

Taking selfies has become a cultural phenomenon. Selfie was the word of the year for 2013 (Brumfield, 2013). Taking selfies is an important part of a student’s sense of self, self belief, and self-esteem. This is why one of the missions in my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions in Your Classroom, is for learners to go on a selfie adventure. The process of evaluating and editing oneself through images and trying to guess what peers will think impacts our students’ self-esteem. Students’ selfies do not necessarily depict how one sees themselves in reality. Instead, selfies are an altered sense of self. We need our learners to reflect on selfie culture and the impact of technology in their lives. ​Below are slides and selfie activities to inspire this reflection.

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