Our Favorite Digital Citizenship Bloggers to Follow in 2014

December 23, 2013
Audrey Stokes

Common Sense Media
San Francisco, CA
CATEGORIES Digital Citizenship, Digital Literacy

Connecting with other educators online is an integral part of being a 21st century educator. Sharing tips, tools, and ideas can help you organize your thoughts as well as your classroom! Here are 10 of our favorite digital citizenship bloggers to follow in 2014.


Lisa Nielsen


Lisa Nielsen is the director of digital literacy and citizenship at the New York City Department of Education and author of the popular Innovative Educator blog. She has a great ear for what’s happening in the educational technology landscape, and keeps readers attuned to the latest developments. No wonder she was recently awarded the Making IT Happen award at this year's NYSCATE conference. 

Jacqui Murray


Ask a Teacher offers the best-kept secrets of lessons plans, great websites for educators, great apps, books, and other resources from Murray, a veteran K-8 technology teacher in Southern California. In addition to advice about everything from end-of-year tech maintenance tips to advice for how to build your own app, she has also amassed a storehouse of online resources for teaching digital citizenship

Susan M. Bearden


Susan is the Director of Information Technology at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy, and co-founder and of the popular weekly Twitter chat, #edtechchat. She also co-moderates the bi-weekly #digcit (digital citizenship) chat. Susan is incredibly passionate about the intersection of technology and education, particularly digital citizenship.

Marialice BFX Curran


Marialice, Assistant Professor at the University of Saint Joseph, co-moderates the #digcit chat. She is a long-time proponent of responsible online behavior, and encourages her undergraduate and graduate students to learn and explore what it means to be socially responsible both face to face and online, how teaching empathy is the most important 21st century skill and how social media can change teaching and learning in PK-12 classrooms.


Tracy Mercier


Tracy Mercier is the #digcit co-creator, Consultant for Responsive Classroom, and Adjunct Professor at the University of Saint Joseph West Hartford. Tracy has done extensive research on student perceptions of cyber-bullying [PDF], and encourages the use of social media in the classroom.


Andrew P. Marcinek


Andrew is the Director of Technology at Groton-Dunstable Regional School District. Andrew regularly blogs for Edutopia and is co-founder of http://EducatorU.org

Jerry Blumengarten


Jerry is well-known in the EdTech world for his great, in-depth lists of resources for educators and parents. His digital citizenship list covers everything from curricula to social media, and everything in between. Jerry is also the moderator of the hugely popular #EdChat.

Victoria Olson


Victoria is a Grade 3/4 and Tech Teacher at West Langley Elementary School in Langley, British Columbia. Victoria co-founded #bcedchat in the summer of 2013 in a hope to connect BC educators. Victoria's blog chronicles her integration of social tools in the classroom and the opportunity to teach digital citizenship to younger kids.

Craig Badura


Craig is the PK-12 Technology Integration Specialist for Aurora Public Schools in Aurora, Nebraska, co-founder of  #edcampcentralNE  and @yourNETA Board Member. Craig is an expert at all things tech integration, including making sure digital citizenship is part of the discussion.

Matt Gomez


Matt is the co-founder and an organizer for EdcampDallas as well as a moderator for the twitter chat #Kinderchat. Matt focuses on finding great tech for the kindergarten classroom, and keeping kindness and relationships in mind when using technology.


Head over to Graphite for 11 of our favorite EdTech bloggers, as well! Have we missed one of your favorite digital citizenship bloggers? Tell us in the comments!