SMACtalk for Teachers

DESE Podcasts

SMACtalk for Teachers is designed to aid teachers in the practice and promotion of online safety and security. This webpage features our SMACtalk for Teachers Podcast and other useful links. Our podcast will feature an interview with a new special guest every month for each SMACtalk theme.

Student learning is a shared responsibility between schools and parents. Technology is transforming how and where students learn. The classroom has been extended to any location with an internet connection. As students spend more time learning and socializing online, we all need to work together to ensure our students stay healthy and safe. The Social Media Awareness Campaign (SMACtalk) was formed in response to this need. The purpose of SMACtalk is to bring awareness, provide resources, and increase communication for teachers, parents, and students.

August: Self-Assess Readiness & Introduction to SMACtalk
September: Online Etiquette (e.g., cyberbullying, upstanding)
October: Developing Healthy Virtual Relationships
November: Vetting Information
December: Privacy Protection (e.g., personal privacy, privacy of others)
January: Establishing an Online Presence (e.g., employment, college recruitment, Digital Billboard)
February: Online Dangers (e.g., online predators, sexting)
March: Unplugging (e.g., setting limits)
April: Summer SMAC (e.g., staying connected, virtual learning opportunities, mental wellness)

SMACtalk:
http://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/divisions/research-and-technology/privacy-security/smactalk

Transcripts: https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/research-and-technology/transcripts

Produced by Donnie Lee
Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
More information: https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/communications/dese-podcasts read less

Miss Arkansas, Ebony Mitchell - A Responsible Digital You
Dec 15 2022
Miss Arkansas, Ebony Mitchell - A Responsible Digital You
Miss Arkansas, Ebony Mitchell - A Responsible Digital YouWelcome to the SMACtalk for Teachers podcast! This is part of the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education's SMACtalk initiative. A monthly podcast featuring interviews with prominent educators working with education and technology, SMACtalk for Teachers has a different theme for every episode centered around promoting online safety and security for educators. In this bonus episode, we have a SMACtalk for Parents webinar presentation from Miss Arkansas, Ebony Mitchell. Ebony has been working closely with SMACtalk, ADE, DESE and the Arkansas Attorney General's office to help spread social media awareness around the state. We would like to thank Ebony for her hard work and partnership with SMACtalk and wish her the best of luck in the 2023 Miss America Competition. Go Ebony!Transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KLkyop9RvgnnBnL8w-3O4MrY5H-CzB5P/edit?usp=share_link&ouid=104750952408493783016&rtpof=true&sd=trueResources:SMACtalk:https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/research-and-technology/smactalkSMACtalk for Teachers:https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/research-and-technology/smactalk/resources-for-teachersSMACtalk for Parents:https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/research-and-technology/smactalk/resources-for-parentsSMACtalk for Students:https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/research-and-technology/smactalk/resources-for-studentsProduced by Donnie LeeMusic: https://www.purple-planet.comMore information: https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/communications/dese-podcasts
Digital Respons-Ability - Carrie Rogers-Whitehead
Dec 14 2022
Digital Respons-Ability - Carrie Rogers-Whitehead
Digital Respons-ability - Carrie Rogers-WhiteheadWelcome to the SMACtalk for Teachers podcast! This is part of the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education's SMACtalk initiative. A monthly podcast featuring interviews with prominent educators working with education and technology, SMACtalk for Teachers has a different theme for every episode centered around promoting online safety and security for educators. In this episode, we talk with Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, founder of Digital Respons-Ability. Digital Respons-Ability is a research-based education company that has trained tens of thousands of parents, students, and educators on digital citizenship. With over 150,000+ hours working with students, we know what it’s like to work hands-on with students in the classroom (both in person and virtually). They are here to help equip administrators and educators with the resources they need to join us in training the next generation to be informed and empowered digital citizens.Transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/11vCvodo2uQ3Gv8wTFBOPa0pA4spGCEcZ/edit?usp=share_link&ouid=104750952408493783016&rtpof=true&sd=trueResources:Digital Respons-Ability:https://respons-ability.net/Carrie Rogers-Whitehead on Amazon:https://www.amazon.com/s?k=carrie+rogers-whitehead&crid=3KT8A8FU80LMO&sprefix=carrie+rogers-%2Caps%2C97&ref=nb_sb_ss_ts-doa-p_2_14SMACtalk:https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/research-and-technology/smactalkSMACtalk for Teachers:https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/research-and-technology/smactalk/resources-for-teachersSMACtalk for Parents:https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/research-and-technology/smactalk/resources-for-parentsSMACtalk for Students:https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/research-and-technology/smactalk/resources-for-studentsProduced by Donnie LeeMusic: https://www.purple-planet.comMore information: https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/communications/dese-podcasts
Sextortion:  Connor Hagan - FBI Public Affairs Officer
Oct 17 2022
Sextortion: Connor Hagan - FBI Public Affairs Officer
Welcome to the SMACtalk for Teachers podcast! This is part of the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education's SMACtalk initiative. A monthly podcast featuring interviews with prominent educators working with education and technology, SMACtalk for Teachers has a different theme for every episode centered around promoting online safety and security for educators. In this episode, we have a conversation with Connor Hagan, FBI Public Affairs Officer about how the FBI is working with school districts in an effort combat "Sextortion". If you know someone who may be a victim of sextortion in Arkansas:1. Contact the FBI’s Arkansas Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force at 501-221-9100.2. Do not delete anything before law enforcement is able to review it.3. Tell law enforcement everything about the online encounters. It may be embarrassing, but it is necessaryto find the predator.Transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/16k-p0uB_iVpHJBcb8io1RLedXvG9CQn9/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=104750952408493783016&rtpof=true&sd=trueResources:FBI sextortion website:https://www.fbi.gov/how-we-can-help-you/safety-resources/scams-and-safety/common-scams-and-crimes/sextortionFBI website:www.fbi.govNCMEC:https://www.missingkids.org/HOMESMACtalk:https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/research-and-technology/smactalkSMACtalk for Teachers:https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/research-and-technology/smactalk/resources-for-teachersSMACtalk for Parents:https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/research-and-technology/smactalk/resources-for-parentsSMACtalk for Students:https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/research-and-technology/smactalk/resources-for-studentsProduced by Donnie LeeMusic: https://www.purple-planet.comMore information: https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/communications/dese-podcasts
SMACtalk at the AAIM Conference
May 9 2022
SMACtalk at the AAIM Conference
Welcome to the SMACtalk For Educators podcast! This is part of the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education's SMACtalk initiative. A monthly podcast featuring interviews with prominent educators working with education and technology, SMACtalk for Educators has a different theme for every episode centered around promoting online safety and security for educators. In this episode we highlight some conversations we had with library media specialists at the 2022 AAIM (Arkansas Association of Instructional Media) conference. We got to hear some wonderful stories from the attendees of the conference and gained some valuable insight on how school library media specialists are using social media and helping keep our teachers and students safe on the internet.AAIM:http://www.aaimk12.org/2022 SMACtalk Summer Calendar:https://smactalk.info/calendar-link-websiteSMACtalk:https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/research-and-technology/smactalkTranscript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FO18FH_SbidQwQxbbJ6o9vmsyEduj3U-/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=104750952408493783016&rtpof=true&sd=trueResources:SMACtalk for Teachers:https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/research-and-technology/smactalk/resources-for-teachers?utm_source=button_teachers&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=smactalk_homeSMACtalk for Parents:https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/research-and-technology/smactalk/resources-for-parents?utm_source=button_parents&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=smactalk_homeSMACtalk for Students:https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/research-and-technology/smactalk/resources-for-students?utm_source=button_students&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=smactalk_homeProduced by Donnie LeeMusic: https://www.purple-planet.comMore information: https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/communications/dese-podcasts
Susanna Post - 2021 Arkansas Teacher of the Year
Apr 4 2022
Susanna Post - 2021 Arkansas Teacher of the Year
Welcome to the SMACtalk For Educators podcast! This is part of the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education's SMACtalk initiative. A monthly podcast featuring interviews with prominent educators working with education and technology, SMACtalk for Educators has a different theme for every episode centered around promoting online safety and security for educators. In this episode we have a conversation with Susanna Post, a math and business technology teacher at Belle Point Alternative Center in Fort Smith, who is also the 2021 Arkansas Teacher of the Year.A teacher for five years, she’s said to use her experience in the oil and gas business to help connect students with the world outside the classroom. She started teaching in North Carolina in 2002, but after a family move worked for oil and gas companies in Texas and Fort Smith before returning to the classroom. At Belle Point, she started a coding club, worked on ACT prep program and literacy intervention.Official DESE ATOY 2021 release/bio:https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/admin/Files/20210115125259_Fort_Smith_Teacher_Named_2021_Arkansas_Teacher_of_the_Year.pdfSMACtalk:https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/research-and-technology/smactalkTranscript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zS9ZaUc63rLOIyiwtjAAIw-h1iF-hKZg/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=104750952408493783016&rtpof=true&sd=trueResources:SMACtalk for Teachers:https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/research-and-technology/smactalk/resources-for-teachers?utm_source=button_teachers&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=smactalk_homeSMACtalk for Parents:https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/research-and-technology/smactalk/resources-for-parents?utm_source=button_parents&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=smactalk_homeSMACtalk for Students:https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/research-and-technology/smactalk/resources-for-students?utm_source=button_students&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=smactalk_homeProduced by Donnie LeeMusic: https://www.purple-planet.comMore information: https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/communications/dese-podcasts
Ebony Mitchell - Miss Dogwood
Mar 1 2022
Ebony Mitchell - Miss Dogwood
Welcome to the SMACtalk For Educators podcast! This is part of the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education's SMACtalk initiative. A monthly podcast featuring interviews with prominent educators working with education and technology, SMACtalk for Educators has a different theme for every episode centered around promoting online safety and security for educators. In this episode we have a conversation with Miss Dogwood, Ebony Mitchell. She has been working with the Arkansas Attorney General's office to help spread social media awareness and internet safety to schools all around Arkansas. Join us as we discuss what she has been doing and how you can also be a part of her statewide campaign to spread awareness to schools in every county in the state!SMACtalk:https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/research-and-technology/smactalkTranscript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/13ChY30ii0EeHWKa5F0XEnRVKc1NK9rVH/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=104750952408493783016&rtpof=true&sd=trueResources:Arkansas Attorney General's Office - Internet Safety:https://arkansasag.gov/education-programs/internet-safety/SMACtalk for Teachers:https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/research-and-technology/smactalk/resources-for-teachers?utm_source=button_teachers&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=smactalk_homeSMACtalk for Parents:https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/research-and-technology/smactalk/resources-for-parents?utm_source=button_parents&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=smactalk_homeSMACtalk for Students:https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/research-and-technology/smactalk/resources-for-students?utm_source=button_students&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=smactalk_homeProduced by Donnie LeeMusic: https://www.purple-planet.comMore information: https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/communications/dese-podcasts
Getting "Cyberwise" in Mena
Jan 21 2022
Getting "Cyberwise" in Mena
Welcome to the SMACtalk For Educators podcast! This is part of the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education's SMACtalk initiative. A monthly podcast featuring interviews with prominent educators working with education and technology, SMACtalk for Educators has a different theme for every episode centered around promoting online safety and security for educators. In this episode, Cassandra has a conversation with Dr. Robin Finley and Donnie Lee about a recent visit to Holly Harshman Elementary School in Mena, Arkansas. The students at Holly Harshman were treated to a concert by Mr. Steve the Music Man after they won a social media contest by sharing Mr. Steve's "Cyberwise" music video. Donnie was at the concert event capturing video and audio from the concert and student interviews conducted by Mr. Steve before the show. Join us as we break down what we learned from the interviews and highlight some of the students responses. Mr. Steve Bio:Mr. Steve, The Music Man creates high-quality, socially conscious music for children! Writing and performing original songs, Mr. Steve is a preschool music teacher who hosts his own morning radio show on Lightning 100 called The Early Birds with Mr. Steve. Featuring special guests, fun themes, and giveaway prizes each week, The Early Birds reaches out to both kids and adults, providing positive, educational content to listen to on the way to school and work! Mr. Steve has become the premier performer for children in the Nashville area, hosting and curating the Kids Music Fest at Live on the Green each year, partnering up with the Governor and his wife for their summer reading initiative “Read to Be Ready” and will be playing Pilgrimage Festival this fall. Mr. Steve recently released his second children’s album, Earth Party!, which is featured in the kids music playlist on Spotify.SMACtalk:https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/research-and-technology/smactalkTranscript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kbFB2qzYyQUE-th3gUgyPpP0My2CaA2o/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=104750952408493783016&rtpof=true&sd=trueResources:"Cyberwise" video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAl7QmtkWbISMACtalk for Teachers:https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/research-and-technology/smactalk/resources-for-teachers?utm_source=button_teachers&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=smactalk_homeSMACtalk for Parents:https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/research-and-technology/smactalk/resources-for-parents?utm_source=button_parents&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=smactalk_homeSMACtalk for Students:https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/research-and-technology/smactalk/resources-for-students?utm_source=button_students&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=smactalk_homeMr. Steve the Music Man:http://www.mrstevemusic.com/Produced by Donnie LeeMusic: https://www.purple-planet.comMore information: https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/communications/dese-podcasts
Episode 8:  Unplugging
Mar 31 2021
Episode 8: Unplugging
Welcome to the SMACtalk For Educators podcast! This is part of the Division ofElementary and Secondary Education's SMACtalk initiative. A monthly podcastfeaturing interviews with prominent educators working with education andtechnology, SMACtalk for Educators has a different theme for every episodecentered around promoting online safety and security for educators. The theme for this episode is Unplugging. Our guests today are Emily England and Heather Blocker, students at Marshall EAST, along with their facilitator Tommy “Coach” Welch. Together they created “Unplug To Recharge”, a short film about the benefits of unplugging from technology. The film is about the toll that electronic devices take on a student, and her struggles as she steps away from technology in order to recharge. The full video, which won first place in the 2021 Digital Learning Day Video Contest in the 9-12 category, can be viewed at https://tinyurl.com/unplug2recharge The students, Coach, and our host Cassandra Barnett, Program Advisor for School Libraries at the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education, discuss the ideas and themes of the film, the filmmaking process behind it, the benefits of unplugging, how unplugging has gotten more difficult in the year of virtual learning. Coach also shares helpful tips that educators can use with their students to incorporate a lifestyle of unplugging into their virtual worlds.Unplug To Recharge on Marshall EAST YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3kLppslifUEpisode 8 transscript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3kLppslifU/edit?usp=sharingSMACtalk:https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/research-and-technology/smactalkProduced by Donnie LeeMusic: https://www.purple-planet.comMore information: https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/communications/dese-podcasts
Episode 7:  Online Dangers
Feb 26 2021
Episode 7: Online Dangers
Welcome to the SMACtalk For Educators podcast! This is part of the Division ofElementary and Secondary Education's SMACtalk initiative. A monthly podcastfeaturing interviews with prominent educators working with education andtechnology, SMACtalk for Educators has a different theme for every episodecentered around promoting online safety and security for educators. The theme for this episode of SMACTalk For Teachers is Online Dangers. Our special guest is Lisette Yang, Senior Forensic Interviewer at the Children’s Protection Center. Her work includes interviewing children affected by all forms of abuse and maltreatment. She is also in charge of doing outreach education regarding child abuse, internet safety, mandated reporting, Latino awareness, among others. She loves interviewing and educating others about anything related to child abuse, victims, and the Latino culture. Lisette and our host Cassandra Barnett, Program Advisor for School Libraries at the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education, discuss how educators can help kids avoid various online dangers including abuse, cyberbullying, sexting, sextortion, trafficking and more. Signs of online danger to watch for, breaking through the “don’t tell adults” code among students in schools, tips, strategies and resources that both educators and kids can use to evade online dangers are examined in this episode. Transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vQYc3Vqgb4r0W3qd9a5FAaYlnPZ_mUy6XnVhPIv305AbHyf8eRp19lOkpDZcPFthr4kiqbMRDOh9--L/pubChildren's Protection Center website:https://www.childrensprotectioncenter.org/Child Abuse Hotline: 1-844-SAVEACHILDArkansas Child Abuse Hotline - Resources, information specifically for mandated reporters, and the Arkansas laws that pertain to child physical and sexual abuse:https://ar.mandatedreporter.org/UserAuth/Login!loginPage.action;jsessionid=45C2B03663B07149A95D06EDEC98506DDarkness to Light - These programs raise awareness of the prevalence and consequences of child sexual abuse by educating adults about the steps they can take to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to the reality of child sexual abuse:https://www.d2l.org/There is a part of the podcast that mentions a lunchtime mentoring program and Lisette didn't remember the name of that particular program. We Dine Together is a part of the Be Strong program that is featured in a recent G.U.I.D.E. for Life episode. We Dine Together:https://www.wedinetogether.org/ Be Strong:https://bestrong.global/G.U.I.D.E. for Life episode "Be Strong - Emotional Resilience": https://www.spreaker.com/episode/42906632 SMACtalk Campaign website: www.smactalk.infoSMACtalk for Teachers website: https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/research-and-technology/smactalk/resources-for-teachersHelpful links:G.U.I.D.E. for Life - https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/learning-services/guide-for-lifeCommon Sense Media - https://www.commonsense.org/education/digital-citizenship/lesson/finding-credible-newshttps://www.edutopia.org/blog/evaluating-quality-of-online-info-julie-coiroAttorney General’s resources for Internet Safety - https://arkansasag.gov/programs/internet-safety/ SMACtalk:https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/research-and-technology/smactalkProduced by Donnie LeeMusic: https://www.purple-planet.comMore information: https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/communications/dese-podcasts
Episode 6:  Establishing an Online Presence
Jan 29 2021
Episode 6: Establishing an Online Presence
Welcome to the SMACtalk For Educators podcast! This is part of the Divison ofElementary and Secondary Education's SMACtalk initiative. A monthly podcastfeaturing interviews with prominent educators working with education andtechnology, SMACtalk for Educators has a different theme for every episodecentered around promoting online safety and security for educators.Our guest on this episode is Dr. Joe Sanfelippo. Joe is the Superintendent of schools in Fall Creek, Wisconsin. The Fall Creek School District was named an Innovative District in 2016 and 2017 by the International Center for Leadership in Education. Joe was named National Superintendent of the Year by Education Dive in 2019.Show Transcript: https://adesandbox.arkansas.gov/file?v=ZGVhNzRhN2RmMTNhYzZiN2UxMmQxMzcwOWQyYzdhN2M.pdf&option=view SMACtalk Campaign website: www.smactalk.infoSMACtalk for Teachers website: https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/research-and-technology/smactalk/resources-for-teachersHelpful links:G.U.I.D.E. for Life - https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/learning-services/guide-for-lifeCommon Sense Media - https://www.commonsense.org/education/digital-citizenship/lesson/finding-credible-newshttps://www.edutopia.org/blog/evaluating-quality-of-online-info-julie-coiroAttorney General’s resources for Internet Safety - https://arkansasag.gov/programs/internet-safety/ SMACtalk:https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/research-and-technology/smactalkProduced by Donnie LeeMusic: https://www.purple-planet.comMore information: https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/communications/dese-podcasts
Episode 5:  Privacy Protection
Dec 18 2020
Episode 5: Privacy Protection
Welcome to the SMACtalk For Educators podcast! This is part of the Divison ofElementary and Secondary Education's SMACtalk initiative. A monthly podcastfeaturing interviews with prominent educators working with education andtechnology, SMACtalk for Educators has a different theme for every episodecentered around promoting online safety and security for educators.December's topic is Privacy Protection.Our interviewer is Cassandra Barnett, Program Advisor for School Libraries here at the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education. As a school librarian of 40 years, she is very interested in helping our students gain the skills they need to be responsible and ethical when online.Our guest is Kristina Carnes, the Educational Program Manager for the Arkansas Attorney General’s Office. Her background is in public speaking including an undergraduate degree in Communication and a Master’s in Public Speaking with an emphasis in Crisis Management. She has served as primary educator here with the office for 6 years. Before this position she handled Media for the Arkansas Department of Health. Her current job involves training and spreading awareness on issues affecting Arkansans and how the AG’s office can help and provide educational opportunities. SMACtalk Campaign website: www.smactalk.infoSMACtalk for Teachers website: https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/research-and-technology/smactalk/resources-for-teachersHelpful links:G.U.I.D.E. for Life - https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/learning-services/guide-for-lifeCommon Sense Media - https://www.commonsense.org/education/digital-citizenship/lesson/finding-credible-newshttps://www.edutopia.org/blog/evaluating-quality-of-online-info-julie-coiroAttorney General’s resources for Internet Safety - https://arkansasag.gov/programs/internet-safety/ SMACtalk:https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/research-and-technology/smactalkProduced by Donnie LeeMusic: https://www.purple-planet.comMore information: https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/communications/dese-podcasts
Episode 4:  Vetting Information
Nov 30 2020
Episode 4: Vetting Information
Welcome to the SMACtalk For Educators podcast! This is part of the Divison ofElementary and Secondary Education's SMACtalk initiative. A monthly podcastfeaturing interviews with prominent educators working with education andtechnology, SMACtalk for Educators has a different theme for every episodecentered around promoting online safety and security for educators.November’s topic is vetting information.Our interviewer, Robin Finley is a District Administrator in Alma School District and one of her roles is as an Instructional Technology Specialist. This is Robin's 33rd year as an educator. She feels that data privacy and cybersafety are essential parts of education today. She is part of our SMAC Advisory GroupOur guest today is Cassandra Barnett, Program Advisor for School Libraries here at the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education. As a school librarian of 40 years, she is very interested in helping our students gain the skills they need to be responsible and ethical when online.SMACtalk Campaign website: www.smactalk.infoSMACtalk for Teachers website: https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/research-and-technology/smactalk/resources-for-teachersHelpful links:G.U.I.D.E. for Life - https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/learning-services/guide-for-lifeCommon Sense Media - https://www.commonsense.org/education/digital-citizenship/lesson/finding-credible-newshttps://www.edutopia.org/blog/evaluating-quality-of-online-info-julie-coiroAttorney General’s resources for Internet Safety - https://arkansasag.gov/programs/internet-safety/ SMACtalk:https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/research-and-technology/smactalkProduced by Donnie LeeMusic: https://www.purple-planet.comMore information: https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/communications/dese-podcasts
Episode 3:  Fostering Healthy Virtual Relationships
Oct 30 2020
Episode 3: Fostering Healthy Virtual Relationships
Welcome to the SMACtalk For Educators podcast! This is part of the Divison ofElementary and Secondary Education's SMACtalk initiative. A monthly podcastfeaturing interviews with prominent educators working with education andtechnology, SMACtalk for Educators has a different theme for every episodecentered around promoting online safety and security for educators.For October, our focus is on fostering healthy virtual relationships.The interviewer, Cassandra Barnett has been a school librarian for 42 years and iscurrently the Program Advisor for School Libraries for the Arkansas Departmentof Education. Digital citizenship is part of what school librarians teach so we arevery interested in helping our students be responsible and ethical when online.Susan Jobe is the G.U.I.D.E. for Life Specialist at the Division of Elementary andSecondary Education. She has 14 years of classroom experience, serving in the DesArc and Vilonia School Districts as an English Language Arts teacher as well ascertifications in Curriculum and Instruction and Building Administration forgrades K-12. She is passionate about serving and supporting teachers infacilitating development of the personal competency skills found in the G.U.I.D.E.for Life in their students and prioritizing educator self-care and the cultivation ofemotional resilience.Show transcript: https://adesandbox.arkansas.gov/file?v=YmYxMzZlMjVjOTY2OTQ2ZjhlMTk5Yjc5YjA2M2FkNGI.pdf&option=viewFor questions and concerns about this interview and Guide for L.I.F.E you cancontact Susan at: susan.jobe@arkansas.gov G.U.I.D.E. for Life podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/show/g-u-i-d-e-for-lifeSMACtalk Campaign website: www.smactalk.infoSMACtalk for Teachers website: https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/research-and-technology/smactalk/resources-for-teachersHelpful links:G.U.I.D.E. for Life - https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/learning-services/guide-for-lifeCommon Sense Media - https://www.commonsense.org/education/digital-citizenship/lesson/finding-credible-newshttps://www.edutopia.org/blog/evaluating-quality-of-online-info-julie-coiroAttorney General’s resources for Internet Safety - https://arkansasag.gov/programs/internet-safety/ SMACtalk:https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/research-and-technology/smactalkProduced by Donnie LeeMusic: https://www.purple-planet.comMore information: https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/communications/dese-podcasts
Episode 2:  Online Etiquette
Oct 2 2020
Episode 2: Online Etiquette
Online Etiquette.The interviewer, Cassandra Barnett has been a school librarian for 42 years and is currently the Program Advisor for School Libraries for the Arkansas Department of Education. Digital citizenship is part of what school librarians teach so we are very interested in helping our students be responsible and ethical when online.The special guest interviewee, Susan Bearden is an educator, technologist, and a passionate advocate for digital citizenship and digital literacy education. The author of Digital Citizenship: A Community-Based Approach, she has served as a teacher, a K12 Technology Director, a Senior Fellow at the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Educational Technology, and as the Chief Innovation Officer for the Consortium for School Networking. She co-founded the #EdTechChat twitter chat and has received several awards, including the 2019 Pillar Award from ATLIS, the 2015 "Making it Happen" award, and the 2014 Bammy Award for School Technologist of the Year. She will be starting as the Director of Digital Programs for InnovateEdu on October 5.Thanks for joining us, Susan! We appreciate you giving us the opportunity to interview you. If you’re interested in contacting Susan, you can reach out to her on susan.m.bearden@gmail.com and also @s_bearden on Twitter.You can find our resources for the month and information about our other SMACtalk initiatives on www.smactalk.info Show Transcript: http://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/divisions/research-and-technology/privacy-security/smactalk/resources-for-teachers/transcriptsHelpful links:G.U.I.D.E. for Life - https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/learning-services/guide-for-lifeCommon Sense Media - https://www.commonsense.org/education/digital-citizenship/lesson/finding-credible-newshttps://www.edutopia.org/blog/evaluating-quality-of-online-info-julie-coiroAttorney General’s resources for Internet Safety - https://arkansasag.gov/programs/internet-safety/ SMACtalk:https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/research-and-technology/smactalkProduced by Donnie LeeMusic: https://www.purple-planet.comMore information: https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/communications/dese-podcasts
Episode 1:  Are Our Students Ready for Digital Devices?
Sep 3 2020
Episode 1: Are Our Students Ready for Digital Devices?
Are Our Students Ready for Digital Devices? The interviewer, Cassandra Barnett has been a school librarian for 42 years and is currently the Program Advisor for School Libraries for the Arkansas Department of Education. Digital citizenship is part of what school librarians teach so we are very interested in helping our students be responsible and ethical when online.The special guest interviewee, Robin Finley is a District Administrator in Alma School District and one of her roles is as an Instructional Technology Specialist. This is Robin's 33rd year as an educator. She feels that data privacy and cybersafety are essential parts of education today. She is part of our SMAC Advisory Group. In episode 1, Cassandra Barnett and Robin Finley discuss ways to help students positively engage with the digital world and how educators and parents can partner with their students and children to help them become better digital citizens. They discuss, as educators:1. How can we help our students develop the social and emotional skills necessary to use their devices wisely?2. How can we help our students manage their online reputations?3. How can we help our students develop strategies to unplug from their devices in order to participate in real life activities?4. How can we help our students know what to do if they encounter dangerous or unhealthy relationships online such as cyberbullying, sexting, or predators?5. How can we help our students learn how to protect their privacy and personal information?6. How can we help our students think critically about the information they find online?7. How can we help our students be digital leaders who can make their digital world better and safer?Show Transcript: https://adesandbox.arkansas.gov/file?v=Yjg3MjI0ZDI2OTdhNDcwZGNiMGY0NTA2MzBhODg0OGU.pdf&option=viewHelpful links:G.U.I.D.E. for Life - https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/learning-services/guide-for-lifeCommon Sense Media - https://www.commonsense.org/education/digital-citizenship/lesson/finding-credible-newshttps://www.edutopia.org/blog/evaluating-quality-of-online-info-julie-coiroAttorney General’s resources for Internet Safety - https://arkansasag.gov/programs/internet-safety/ SMACtalk:https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/research-and-technology/smactalkProduced by Donnie LeeMusic: https://www.purple-planet.comMore information: https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/communications/dese-podcasts