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How @PokemonGo Inspires Learning
The Pokemon Go craze has taken this country and others (where available) by storm because it is a free-to-play, GPS location game that harnesses the power of augmented reality and gets people connecting and moving in their physical world. Immediately there ...
The Pokemon Go craze has taken this country and others (where available) by storm because it is a free-to-play, GPS location game that harnesses the power of augmented reality and gets people connecting and moving in their ph...
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When Students Ask “Can I Friend You?”: AN ETHICAL RESPONSE GUIDE
I was excited to check out this Tweet from @ TaliCSM the ed director at Common Sense Education about how to ethically respond to a student friend-request. It took me to educator Keegan Korf’s blog post where in short, she shared that she only “friends” form...
I was excited to check out this Tweet from @TaliCSM the ed director at Common Sense Education about how to ethically respond to a student friend-request. It took me to educator Keegan Korf’s blog post where in short, she shar...
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Livestreaming Faceoff: @FacebookLive @PeriscopeTV @GoogleHangouts On Air
Editor's note: HT to @Mr_Casal the purveyor of geekery who reviewed and revised this post to help ensure it was technically accurate. Livestreaming has been around for awhile making it's debut with platforms like UStream and Livestream. While those platform...
Editor's note: HT to @Mr_Casal the purveyor of geekery who reviewed and revised this post to help ensure it was technically accurate. Livestreaming has been around for awhile making it's debut with platforms like UStream a...
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The Hottest Posts Everyone's Reading for #BacktoSchool Preparation
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#backtoschool post moves into the #2 spot. It asks teachers “ What’s Your Classroom Inviting Students to Do?” It provides four options, then suggests how to
achieve each. It also asks teachers to consider bringing students into the
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I am going to look at the pros and cons of various livestreaming apps.
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Lisa Nielsen. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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Using Your Headshot to Own Your Digital Image
You've heard the stories. Raunchy photos  result in people getting fired, kicked off the team or appearing less attractive potential mate. But what if you could make the images people find online, great?   Innovative educators know you can with a headshot. ...
You've heard the stories. Raunchy photos result in people getting fired, kicked off the team or appearing less attractive potential mate. But what if you could make the images people find online, great? Innovative edu...
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Virtual Learning Cafe Today: Learn to Livestream to Learn. 3:30 pm EST on 8/22
Join me live to discuss livestreaming!   If you do, you can even get PD credit for attending. Join me today August 22nd at 3:30 EST Here's a little overview of what we're doing: Purpose . Learn how to livestream and what platform is best for your goals. Aud...
Join me live to discuss livestreaming! If you do, you can even get PD credit for attending. Join me today August 22nd at 3:30 EST Here's a little overview of what we're doing: Purpose . Learn how to livestream and w...
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The Hottest Posts Everyone's Reading for #BacktoSchool Preparation
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week a new #backtoschool post moves into the top. It asks teachers to consider
if the professional development they provide or attend contains the five
qualities that are necessary for success. Check out that post to see what those
qualities are. Holdi...
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5 Essential Qualities to Give or Get Great Teacher PD
Innovative educators aren't born, they're formed and one way that happens is by participating in and providing excellent learning opportunities . This means knowing what mistakes to avoid and being part of experiences that are more than the outdated “sit an...
Innovative educators aren't born, they're formed and one way that happens is by participating in and providing excellent learning opportunities. This means knowing what mistakes to avoid and being part of experiences that are...
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9 ABCs of Livestreaming
Livestreaming is hot and more and more innovative educators are hopping on the livestream bandwagon. When they do, here are the ABCs of livestreaming to keep in mind. Always Be Capturing: Be on the look out for great opportunities worth capturing to share w...
Livestreaming is hot and more and more innovative educators are hopping on the livestream bandwagon. When they do, here are the ABCs of livestreaming to keep in mind. Always Be Capturing: Be on the look out for great...
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Classroom Setup On Your Mind? 4 Ideas for Setting Up the Modern Classroom/
When I was pursuing my Masters degree in education back in the 90s, we spent time figuring out how to best set up a classroom. Traditional rows were out.  Pods of four were in. But there were many other options too: the circle, the horseshoe, desks on the p...
When I was pursuing my Masters degree in education back in the 90s, we spent time figuring out how to best set up a classroom. Traditional rows were out. Pods of four were in. But there were many other options too: the circl...
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The Hottest Posts Everyone's Reading for #BacktoSchool Preparation
Soaring to the top this week is a new post, Moving From Lecture to Learning , that can be essential
for innovative educators looking forward to back-to-school strategies that go
beyond the lecture. Following that are several additional posts with useful
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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. 

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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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