Episode 16 – Digital Citizenship
Date: May 3, 2016 Run Time: 1:00:56
In this episode, Mike Ribble and Susan M. Bearden, two of the leading experts on Digital Citizenship, share ideas on how to implement digital citizenship lesson plans across the K-12 curriculum. Both respected speakers and authors on this topic, Ribble and Bearden provide resources and powerful insight as to how schools can better prepare a new generation of digital natives through teachable moments and personal responsibility.
Susan M. Bearden is strategic, growth-oriented technology leader who approaches IT from an educator mindset with a focus on teaching students appropriate and ethical technology use. She currently serves as the Director of Information Technology at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy in Melbourne, FL, where she facilitates best practices in education technology and innovative teaching and learning. Awards include being named to the Center for Digital Education’s 2015 list of “Top 30 Technologists, Transformers and Trailblazers,” the 2015 “Making IT Happen” Award from the Florida Society for Technology in Education, and the 2014 Bammy Award for School Technologist of the Year.
A former teacher, Bearden frequently presents about digital citizenship, education technology, and social media at national and state conferences including ISTE, FETC, CoSN, the Digital Citizenship Summit, and Miami Device. She co-founded and moderates the #edtechchat and #digcit (Digital Citizenship) Twitter chats and participates regularly in the popular EdTechChat Radio podcast for the BAM Radio Network (www.bamradionetwork.com/edtechchat).
Bearden’s popular book, “Digital Citizenship: A Community Approach,” was published by Corwin in 2016 as part of their Connected Educator Series. A passionate advocate for Digital Citizenship education, she inspires and encourages educators around the world to model ethical, responsible technology use and educate their communities about Digital Citizenship.
Inspired by her experiences with Twitter, she developed Tweechme, a mobile app specifically designed to teach educators how to build Personal Learning Networks on Twitter. In partnership with Crescerance, her school was an original pilot of the MAD-Learn mobile app development platform, and she also helped pilot the “Mad About Mattering” quad-engineering app development program founded by Vicki A. Davis and Angela Meiers.
Connect with Susan on Twitter at @s_bearden and @Tweechmeapp or on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/susanmbearden.
Dr. Mike Ribble author of the books Digital Citizenship in Schools (now in its 3rd edition) and Raising a Digital Child has worked within the education field his entire career. He has been a science educator and an assistant principal at the secondary level. Dr. Ribble has taught as an adjunct faculty member at the community college and the university level. Currently, he works as the director of technology for a school district in Kansas. Dr. Ribble has spoken on the topic of digital citizenship to parents, teachers and students in the United States and internationally. He has written articles for THE Magazine, District Administrator, Leading & Learning, Kappa Delta Pi Record and Innovate My School. Dr. Ribble is interested in helping students, teachers and parents understand the issues around technology and how to use these tools appropriately. His current work is focused around character education and how that can improve user’s online profile.
Twitter – @digcitizen
LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikeribble
Google+ – google.com/+MikeRibble
Website – http://www.digitalcitizenship.net/
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The Goin’ Digital Show airs every other Tuesday night at 8 pm Eastern/7 pm Central on the Teach Cow Broadcasting Network at TeachCow.com. Hosted by Dr. Greg Goins, a
veteran school superintendent in southern Illinois, The Goin’ Digital Show is a live, one- hour Google Hangout that promotes the principles of Digital Leadership in K-12 schools and features many of the nation’s top school superintendents, principals and innovators in public education. Connect with Dr. Goins on Twitter at @wfsuper or visit www.goindigital.com.
About Dr. Greg Goins
Dr. Greg Goins is a school district superintendent, adjunct professor, podcast host and passionate advocate for re-imagined schools who is available to speak or present at your next conference or professional development event.
As an innovative leader, Dr. Goins is a dynamic speaker who has previously presented at the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA) Conference, the Illinois Education & Technology Conference (IETC), the Illinois Computing Educators (ICE) Conference and the IASB/IASA/IASBO Joint Annual Conference (Triple I) in Chicago, recognized as one of the nation’s largest state education conferences with more than 9,000 public school leaders in attendance in 2015.
As host of The Goin’ Digital Show, Dr. Goins promotes the principles of Digital Leadership and Future Ready Schools during a one hour live broadcast every other week on the Teach Cow Network at www.teachcow.com. The show features many of the nation’s top school superintendents, principals and innovators in public education and will be available on iTunes in 2016.
Forever a teacher at heart, Dr. Goins remains in the classroom as an Adjunct Professor in Educational Leadership and specializes in Digital Leadership, Educational Technology and Leadership Theory.
For 2016, Dr. Goins is available to speak on the following topics: Connected Leadership, Reimagined Schools, Learning Spaces, Social Media in Schools, Community Engagement, Edcamp Planning and Digital Tools for School Administrators. Please send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.drgreggoins.com.