For years I have recommended that teachers and students create Google Alerts to monitor their digital footprints. Google Alerts can notify you of new instances of your name being published online. Monitoring digital footprints isn’t the only use for Google Alerts. Google Alerts can also be useful in receiving a notification whenever a new article is published about a topic that you or your students are researching. Here’s an overview of what Google Alerts are and how to use them.…