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Lisa Nielsen
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When Your Country's Leader Is A Tweeter - Action Innovative Educators Can Take
Twitter, Facebook and livestreaming can all help teachers be the 'storytellers in chief' of school life... Whether or not you believe America’s president should be freewheeling it on Twitter, it appears that we can expect this to continue as he takes office...
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3 Hottest Posts Everyone's Reading
Haven’t been keeping up with The Innovative Educator? Don’t
worry. That’s what this wrap up is for.  Here are the three hottest posts
that you don’t want to miss! Holding steady at the top is a post looking at the differences between terms
like ed tech, tec...
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The 3 Hottest Posts Everyone’s Reading
If you haven’t been keeping up with The Innovative Educator, don’t worry. That’s what this wrap up is for.  Here are the three hottest posts that you don’t want to miss! Taking the top spot for the first time is a post looking at the differences between ter...
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Social media can be a tool to provide perspective into the lives of others who are different than you.
You've probably heard the saying that before passing judgement, you should try to understand what it is like to walk in someone else's shoes. This is an important concept when helping students learn empathy. Interestingly, so...
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Looking Back & Remembering @Joe_Bower @DevenKBlack @BobSprankle
Over the course of the past year, we have lost three innovative educators. Each of whom has influenced my practice in meaningful ways. Joe Bower, Deven Black, and Bob Sprankle. While I am deeply saddened that our live conversations and interactions have com...
Over the course of the past year, we have lost three innovative educators. Each of whom has influenced my practice in meaningful ways. Joe Bower, Deven Black, and Bob Sprankle. While I am deeply saddened that our live convers...
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#EdTech vs #TechEd. Media Literacy vs Digital Literacy: Know the Difference?
You may have noticed the conversation about ed tech vs tech ed and the confusion about what each is or if there is even a difference . This is understandable. The International Society for “ Technology Education” calls themselves the largest teacher-based o...
You may have noticed the conversation about ed tech vs tech ed and the confusion about what each is or if there is even a difference. This is understandable. The International Society for “Technology Education” call...
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Inauguration Tips for Active Viewing & Doing
Innovative educators know that when Inauguration day comes you don’t want your students passively watching. Regardless of your political views, active, engaged, focused viewing is the key. Here are a few ideas to ensure your students are engaged and their m...
Innovative educators know that when Inauguration day comes you don’t want your students passively watching. Regardless of your political views, active, engaged, focused viewing is the key. Here are a few ideas to ensure yo...
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The 2 Biggest Barriers To Learning in Modern Schools - Consideration 7
It used to be that 1:1 technology access was a novelty. Today, with Chromebooks, it is less expensive to give each child a device than it is to provide all the resources that device provides (i.e. pen, paper, notebooks, ruler, calculator, reading material, ...
It used to be that 1:1 technology access was a novelty. Today, with Chromebooks, it is less expensive to give each child a device than it is to provide all the resources that device provides (i.e. pen, paper, notebooks, ruler...
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Discover #EdTech Tools for the New Year. Today's #NYCSchoolsTechChat
Discover the favorite tools this year for #NYCSchoolsTech educators. Then, get inspired to come up with an idea for one tool you can bring back to your work to make teaching or learning more effective. Join us for our 9th monthly Twitter chat at 6:00 pm EST...
Discover the favorite tools this year for #NYCSchoolsTech educators. Then, get inspired to come up with an idea for one tool you can bring back to your work to make teaching or learning more effective. Join us for our 9th...
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Spend A Day In Someone's Shoes with Social Media
You've probably heard the saying that before passing judgement, you should try to understand what it is like to walk in someone else's shoes. This is an important concept when helping students learn empathy. Interestingly, social media platforms such as Fac...
You've probably heard the saying that before passing judgement, you should try to understand what it is like to walk in someone else's shoes. This is an important concept when helping students learn empathy. Interestingly, so...
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New Year’s Resolution: Get Fit & Smart with @GoNoodle
Getting fit is a great resolution at any age, but the holiday season in the digital age often brings with it lots of gifts that involve sitting with a device with little movement. But technology doesn’t always = inactivity. This New Year teachers and studen...
Getting fit is a great resolution at any age, but the holiday season in the digital age often brings with it lots of gifts that involve sitting with a device with little movement. But technology doesn’t always = inactivity. T...
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3 Gifts of Tech Learning "with" Educators & Families
What benefits might we see if time was set aside for teachers to learn "with" their students/children and parents? How could that even happen easily? I mean when do teachers, parents, and young people even want to learn the same thing. How could there be ti...
What benefits might we see if time was set aside for teachers to learn "with" their students/children and parents? How could that even happen easily? I mean when do teachers, parents, and young people even want to learn the s...
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Lisa Nielsen is passionate about sharing ideas around learning innovatively.
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Lisa Nielsen is an educational administrator and permanently certified teacher with more than a decade's worth of experience working in educational innovation at the city, state, and national level. Working as an innovative educator in New York City, Ms. Nielsen was honored as Teacher of the Year and was her district's nominee for Technology Educator of the year. Ms. Nielsen has worked in various capacities in educational innovation at the NYC Department of Education and Teachers College, Columbia University including as manager of instructional technology professional development, literacy coach, instructional technology coach, teacher, librarian, and staff developer. She currently serves as Technology Innovation Manager for the NYC Department of Education. 

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Google Certified Teacher, International Edublogger, International EduTwitter, and creator of The Innovative Educator blog, website, learning network, and wiki.

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http://TheInnovativeEducator.blogspot.com), her work is published in “Learning and Leading,” “Tech & Learning,” and ISTE Connect. An outspoken and passionate advocate of innovative education Ms. Nielsen is also covered by local and national media for her views on "Thinking Outside the Ban" and determining ways to harness the power of technology for instruction and providing a voice to educators and students.
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Confronting Fears - #BYOD for Students
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While most adults understand the benefits of students having cell phones in school to stay in touch with parents for safety purposes, when i

Stop Making Students Do Work
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Language matters. If we want to do what is best for young people and teachers we need to consider language. Consider this question for examp

10 Guidelines for #EdTech Companies + Social Media - It's All About Rela...
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Social media has changed how vendors do business. It is no longer one way communication. Instead with social media, like never before, there

1 Thing Presenters Should Always Do + 8 Strategies to Do It
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Whether workshops, panels, keynotes, or classes there is one mistake presenters should never make. It is a mistake I learned to never ever d

Stop Letting Good Students Do Bad Presentations
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The good news is that more and more often students are presenting at education conferences. The bad news is that they’re doing a poor job an

Considerations for #EdTech Purchases
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Well into the 21st century, most schools acknowledge that for students to be prepared for college and career, they must have equity and acce

5 ways to involve your students and keep those sleepy ZZZ's away.
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Large or small classrooms, sometimes keeping students engaged is difficult. These five ideas from @InnovativeEdu may be the answer!

How to host a Q-and-A Twitter chat
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Cross-posted at Smartblog on Education Many educators are aware of education Twitter chats and some have even participated in one of the hun

5 Ways to use social media to spice up your next museum trip
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It’s not uncommon for today’s children, brought up in a fast-paced, digital world, to become bored and uninterested when visiting cultural i

Inspiring story of social media giving @CarlysVoice a #StuVoice
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Carly Fleischmann hadn't communicated with many people before she started using social media. That is because Carly doesn't speak. Today how

Innovative ways to turn a museum trip into a fun learning experience
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It's not uncommon for today's children, brought up in a fast-paced, digital world, to become bored and uninterested when visiting cultural i

10 ways the research behind banning #mlearning for children is flawed
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You may have come across Cris Rowan's popular HuffPost piece explaining 10 reasons handheld devices should be banned for children under 12.

Is boredom the real epidemic in our schools?
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Me and my mother I was at a large conference in the fall when the presenter asked the audience of more than 1000 educators to say the first

How obsolete is your school? Take this quiz to find out.
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In his recent article, "14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools," Ingvi Hrannar Ómarsson, gives innovative educators, students,

Face off: @Twitter verses @Remind101 for family outreach via texting
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To engage or not to engage? That is the question when it comes to figuring out the best platform for strengthening the home-school connectio

How Family Dinner Can Grow Learning and Strengthen Relationships - Educa...
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Time together around the dinner table has beneficial results including improving quality of daily life, your children's chances of success i

Recap apps - A great way to begin the digital footprint conversation
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As a gift to members, for its ten year anniversary, Facebook is giving us its latest recap app. It's called "A look back" and it provides yo

Another reason responsible social media use must be taught to students A...
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In case you missed it, a 15-year-old student from Staten Island created a Facebook page called Close NYC Schools During Snow Emergencies exp

Help your teen find an internship or apprenticeship -
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Most parents (and teachers) want children to be able to find a job after completing their education, but as reported by the Associated Press

The trick to knowing what social networking sites are right for students
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Parents often come to innovative educators for advice about the online spaces their children are or should be using. What's Ask.fm? Is GAIA