Digital Identity is Needed to Support Digital Citizens

Digital Citizenship and Digital Identity

Welcome to “Ask the Tech Coach,” a podcast for Instructional Coaches and Technology Integration Specialists.

In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff welcomes Jaime Donally and Dr Marialice Curran on the podcast to discuss the importance of teaching Digital Citizenship to our students.

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This week’s question is:

  • Question Topic: What is Digital Citizenship and why is it important to teach it in our schools?

Weekly Topic: Digital Citizenship

  • Digital Citizenship vs Digital Identity vs Digital Literature
    • Dig Cit – From Reactive to Proactive
    • Dig Cit skills are not “additional” they can be included inside of the standard curriculum
  • How to get started bringing Digital Citizenship lessons into your school district or building?
  • How to personalize the approach to Digital Citizenship & Identity
  • Turning Students into Digital Citizens
  • The Foundations of Digital Identity
  • What can parents do at home to support our young students?
  • Learning about the Virtual Reality Maze
  • Helping our childing at home create positive decisions about their digital identity
  • Where to find Digital Citizenship and Digital Identity Resources to create your own curriculum

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About our Guests:

Dr. Marialice Curran

Dr. Marialice B.F.X. Curran is the Founder and Executive Director of the Digital Citizenship Institute. Her advanced graduate and doctoral studies on adolescent development at Boston College reinforced her commitment to service learning as Dr. Curran leads by hand, heart and mind. As a mother and a connected educator, she has served as an associate professor, middle school teacher, principal and library media specialist.

Dr. Curran is committed to promoting social good using social media and technology. She believes in a community-driven approach to educating and empowering digital citizens to create solutions in local, global and digital communities. Her mission is to turn negatives into positives and help to transform participants into designers, creative thinkers, global collaborators, problem solvers and justice-oriented digital citizens. Follow Marialice on Twitter at @mbfxc and @digcitinstitute, @digcitsummit and @digcitkids

Jaime Donally

Jaime Donally is a passionate technology enthusiast. She began her career as a classroom teacher and later moved into instructional technology, where she invested in educators in her district. Her passion to build genuine relationships led to a forward-thinking PLN that embraces risk and innovation. She has started global events that have produced collaboration with educators and classrooms around the world.

Donally provides staff development and training on trending technology topics to conferences and districts around the country. She is also the Engagement Director at Identity Automation, connecting with educators on the topic of digital identity. Learn more at

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About Identity Automation

Your IT staff is challenged with securing your digital environment, while simultaneously enabling the transition to a perimeterless, BYOD world where more users, partners, and remote workers need access to your systems and data. Our powerful and complete identity and access management (IAM) solution, RapidIdentity was purpose-built to help you address the complex business challenges and cybersecurity threats of today—and tomorrow.

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