November  2
Early Release Day:  No advisory period

November 09 Letters of Recommendation.  
Applying for college?  Applying for scholarships?  Applying for a job?
Then you are going to need a good letter of recommendation from a teacher.  (yes, even employers like to see these!)

Today's activities will help you figure out who to ask (NOT your mom), how to ask and what important information they should know about you.

1. Letters of Recommendation  (Advisor please print off the activity sheets (page 2 and 3)  for your group in advance of today's meeting.)
View Download

2. An ehow article to share and summarize:
How To Get a Good Letter of Recommendation
View Download

Sample Letter
View Download

November 16
 Digital Footprint  and Your online reputation  (you may not get through all of this today, feel free to adapt for your group)
What does your digital footprint say about you?

Opening Question to discuss:
    • Can you tell what a person is really like offline based on what you find online?

1. Show Video to start discussion:

How will you express yourself?

Common Sense Media: Digital Footprint Intro from Joaquin E. Jutt on Vimeo.

2. Digital Footprint Activity   

Directions for today's activities:  View Download
    Blank footprint (print one for each advisee)   View Download
    Digital Footprint tips (print or display)    View Download

Your online reputation.  How does it affect your future?
1. To Begin:  Questions for discussion:
    • Do you think teens share too much information about yourselves online? Why or why not?
    • Do you think you should judge someone solely based on what you find about them online? Why or why not?
    • What types of online information would help present the most positive image of you?  

    What types of online information might present a negative image that could harm you in the future?

2. What is your Online reputation?   View Download
    a.  Share the first part of the article (page 1 of download)
 (How do college admissions use your online reputation)  
  b. Share parts or all of these articles:
    (students could be asked to read and summarize to the group) 
Young job-seekers hiding their Facebook pages (cnn)
Social Media History Becomes a New Job Hurdle  (NYT)

    c. Share and discuss the tips to create a good online reputation. (page 2 and 3 of the download)

Videos to share (short) about dangers of losing jobs because of social media:

November 25
Happy Turkey Day!

November 30
Senior Class Meeting in the Auditorium