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Susan M. Bearden
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Attended Oberlin College
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I am honored to have been interviewed in this whitepaper from the Center for Digital Education, "An Infrastructure for the Future: Building a Strong Foundation for a Scalable Education Environment" http://susanmb.me/1HQoHFT They included my favorite quote: “Infrastructure is one of those things that is not sexy and is not glamorous. I mean, who really wants to hear about switches or bandwidth or choke points in a network? But if you don’t have that infrastructure in place, then you are setting yourself up for failure." #futureready
From 1:1 tablet deployments to digital content to massive open online courses, innovative technologies are driving student achievement. These solutions and strategies are pushing education institutions into the 21st century, helping them meet new standards and fulfill staff and student expectations. However, unless attention is paid to IT infrastructure first, these new technologies can present more of a challenge than a solution. This CDE Spec...
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In the latest edition of #edtechchat  radio, +Alex Podchaski, +Sharon Plante and I discuss why it is important for students to create content with technology, rather than just consume it! 
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Three Holy Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy students, working with my IT staffer +Randy Rister, recently 3-D printed a hand for a 12 year old boy with no fingers. I could not be any prouder! https://lnkd.in/dKsEWky
Three students at Holy Trinity Lower School, in Brevard County, are giving a hand — literally — to a child in need.
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The latest edition of #edtechchat  radio discussing going green with #edtech!
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ICYMI: Using Hashtags and Twitter Chats in the Classroom - Interview with #edtechchat  guest moderator +Starr Sackstein for the BAM Radio Network!  http://www.bamradionetwork.com/edtechchat/2533-using-hastags-and-twitter-chats-in-the-classroom
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Interested in learning more about makerspaces? Check out my BAM Radio. Network interview with the fabulous Laura Fleming! Such a passionate, articulate, and knowledgeable educator! cc: +Eric Sheninger
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Learn about the tools and skills needed to connect your students to the world from the amazing Craig Kemp in this episode of #edtechchat radio. Craig is the co-moderator of the #whatisschool Twitter chat and a popular education blogger at www.mrkempnz.com. Originally from New Zealand but currently working in Singapore, he has a great perspective on the value of international connections! 
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We are very excited to be hosting EdCamp Leadership in Melbourne, FL on July 13! Learn more at www.edcampleadership.org and check out this flyer we made about the Melbourne event: http://htacad.org/EdcampLeadershipFL 
Monday, August 4th will see the third annual appearance of Edcamp Leadership, the unconference targeted specifically to educational leaders. Having been a part of the organizing teams for the first two Edcamp Leadership events, this particular Edcamp series holds a special place in my heart.
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The latest edition of #edtechchat  radio reflects on changes in #edtech  during the past 2 years!
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Check out the latest edition of #edtechchat  radio: Discussing the SAMR model with the fabulous +Katrina Keene! 
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Had a wonderful time! Thank you to Susan, Bam Radio and everyone at #edtechchat
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Has anyone implemented Google+ in their GAFE environment? I am looking for best practices, lessons learned, etc. Thanks in advance for any assistance!
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We have Student Council and our Grade 12 Class on G+. Good for meetings and event planning. Our school has a Professional Leaning Community in which we share links, videos, etc. Also, when we have an all-school event I put together a student team of 'micro-journalists' who document the event with photos and text. 
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Has anyone enabled Google+ in their GAFE domain? I am looking for best practices, lessons learned, etc.
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Director of Information Technology
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  • Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy
    Director of Information Technology, present
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Co-moderator #edtechchat, #digcit Twitter chats. 2014 Bammy Award Winner. Creator, @TweechmeApp. Blogger, speaker, consultant. Happily married.
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Susan M. Bearden is the Director of Information Technology at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy in Melbourne, FL. She frequently presents about education technology, digital citizenship, and social media at national and state conferences including ISTE, FETC, CoSN, and Miami Device. She received the 2014 Bammy Award for School Technologist of the Year and was a Bammy Award finalist in the education talk show host category. Bearden co-founded and moderates the #edtechchat and #digcit (Digital Citizenship) Twitter chats and participates regularly in the weekly EdTechChat Radio podcast for the BAM Radio Network. 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. Connect with her on Twitter @s_bearden and @Tweechmeapp or at www.susanmbearden.com.

Bragging rights
#9 on Huffington Post list of "The 50 Most Social CIOs on Twitter (and 20 Rising Stars)" http://huff.to/SmpZAa
Education
  • Oberlin College
  • Cleveland Institute Of Music
  • Brevard Community College