I discovered an interesting and provocative tool from MIT researcher Aaron Zinman, which was shared by fellow ed. tech blogger Lisa Thumann. The tool is called "Personas" and is designed to "show how the internet sees you," mistakes, inaccuracies, and all.
It couldn't be much simpler. Type your full name in the box and Personas will scour the web for references to you and attempt to place the results into broad categories such as books, education, family, art, etc.
The results are displayed in a colored bar graph (click to enlarge):
When you visit the Persona project, make sure you read the FAQ section. The answers are refreshingly brief and blunt. Consider the following (click to enlarge):
Try Persona out. Were you surprised by the results? How will you incorporate this tool into your classroom?