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Lisa Nielsen
Works at New York City Department of Education
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Are you using hashtags for all your school or district events? Here's why you should be.
At our recent NYC Schools Technology Summit, many participants were using our hashtag #NYCSchoolsTech in Twitter, Instagram, and other social media sites for the first time. Doing so enabled them to discover the following ben...
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The Hottest Posts Everyone's Reading
Here’s the roundup of what's been popular on The Innovative Educator blog. Below you’ll see the top posts along with the number of page views. I hope there's something that looks of interest to you.  If it does, check it out. If you’re inspired use one of t...
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Close Captioning Tools Support Literacy
Guest Post by Jacob Gutnicki  All too often the benefits of close captioning
in instruction are largely ignored. Many people believe that this only
benefits students who are hard of hearing, deaf, or have a language deficit.  This could not be further from ...
Guest Post by Jacob Gutnicki  All too often the benefits of close captioning in instruction are largely ignored. Many people believe that this only benefits students who are hard of hearing, deaf, or have a language defic...
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Using Cell Phone Technology to Support Students Who Struggle with Writing
Guest post  by Jacob Gunicki For a long time software companies have offered a number of
applications that allegedly support student-writing skills. These offerings
include Inspiration, Don Johnston Software, Clicker, Write on Line, Dragon
Software, as well...
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Socialization: How are Schools Doing?
Traditional public schools have a testing- and competition-focused model that often gets in the way of potentially positive social interactions. After all, you can’t test students in their personal interactions, so in what’s the point in fostering it? When ...
Traditional public schools have a testing- and competition-focused model that often gets in the way of potentially positive social interactions. After all, you can’t test students in their personal interactions, so in what’s ...
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5 Benefits of Using a Hashtag for Events
At our recent NYC Schools Technology Summit, many participants were using our hashtag #NYCSchoolsTech in Twitter, Instagram, and other social media sites for the first time. Doing so enabled them to discover the following benefits of placing a simple "#" be...
At our recent NYC Schools Technology Summit, many participants were using our hashtag #NYCSchoolsTech in Twitter, Instagram, and other social media sites for the first time. Doing so enabled them to discover the following ben...
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Flipping for New Chromebook for Today’s Classrooms
After using the ASUS Chromebook Flip C100 I’m left with just two questions: 1) Why doesn’t every school provide one for every student? The Chromebook Flip would save schools money and provide a more effective learning tool then 20th century alternatives. No...
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I shared your blog with my principal because as plan to go 1:1, hopefully next year, this could be the device we are looking for! My principal agreed to buy one to try it out this year. I also shared our new and improved budget with our brand new superintendent and I think he liked it. It would cost us 40% less to go with these ASUS Chromebook Flips than going with iPad Minis!

Thanks for sharing, Lisa! I'm looking forward to trying it out with my 6th graders.
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After the Cell Phone Ban - NYC Schools Launch #BYOD
The New York City Department of Education   lifted the ban on cell phones   last spring. For some schools the
difference was that students could bring their phones to school, but have them
locked up or out of sight. For some of the more innovative schools h...
The New York City Department of Education lifted the ban on cell phones last spring. For some schools the difference was that students could bring their phones to school, but have them locked up or out of sight. For some of t...
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Hashtag Power - Everyone Has A Voice
The power of the hashtag is to bring to the conversation what is missing from the conversation. That is what I discussed with  Amy Coupal  CEO of Learnography   at ISTE in Philadelphia.  Amy asked me what was missing from the conversation at ISTE and I real...
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Now This Is Mobile Learning
One of the most exciting things I found at #ISTE2015 was a school bus transformed into a technology learning studio.  The bus is operated by Estella who at age 79 is a self-identified “Gadget Gal.” She loves technology and gadgets so much, she wanted to bri...
One of the most exciting things I found at #ISTE2015 was a school bus transformed into a technology learning studio.  The bus is operated by Estella who at age 79 is a self-identified “Gadget Gal.” She loves technology and ...
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  • New York City Department of Education
    Technology Innovation Expert, present
  • Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Bender Helper Impact
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Lisa Nielsen is passionate about sharing ideas around learning innovatively.
Introduction
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. 

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

In addition to her blog (
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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  • Massachusettes College of Liberal Arts
  • Adelphi University
  • Hunter University
  • UCLA
  • Cal State Northridge
  • UNLV
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