Lisa Nielsen

#NYCSchoolsTechChat: #ISTE19 - Thursday at 7 p.m. EST

Join us for our monthly #NYCSchoolsTechChat on Thursday, July 5th at 7 pm EST. 

During this month's chat we'll reflect on past #ISTE experiences and prepare for #ISTE19 taking place in NYC's backyard right in Philadelphia, PA.  #NYCSchoolTech teacher Eileen Lennon moderates with me throwing in my two cents. You can prepare for the conversation by thinking about answers to these questions:

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Gates & Teacher Effectiveness: Duh

If you're an innovative educator, the news about teacher effectiveness having little impact on student achievement is no surprise. The Gates Foundation spent a whooping $575 million buckaroos, when they could have just been listening to teachers who knew better.  

The work that is necessary to support student learning is easy to understand and hard to implement.  It begins with Maslow's

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Simple Tip for Quality Posting & Consuming on Facebook

Have you ever noticed a post on Facebook where rather than seeing responses to the post, instead the thread is cluttered with folks indicating "following" or "f."

Stop doing that.

Instead, just turn on notifications.

This way the content stays rich and clean and you get straight to the information you were trying to learn.

Here's how.

So, if you don't want to come off

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New Infographic: 12 Strategies to Manage the Modern Classroom

Innovative educators know they have to update classroom management strategies in the modern classroom. Here are twelve strategies to do just that. 

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The Key to Differentiating Instruction - Develop Student Experts

When you enter Dr. Lou Lahana's Tech Cafe at PS/MS 188, you aren't entering a classroom with a teacher preparing students for the future. Instead, you enter a space where social activists are working hard doing the real work of making the world a better place today addressing causes about which they are passionate. Lahana is a self-described passionate educator in search of technology to support

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Keep Students On the Cutting Edge of Learning

While Internet Explorer has joined the "product graveyard," Microsoft Edge has entered the scene as more than the standard web browser. Innovative Educators will appreciate the learning tools and extensions proven to improve reading comprehension, strengthen writing, level the playing field for struggling learners and help teachers personalize learning in less time.

Learning Tools are built

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#NYCSchoolsTechChat: Teacher Report Cards! June 7th at 7 p.m. EST

Join us for our monthly #NYCSchoolsTechChat on Thursday, June 7th where we'll be giving ourselves a report card: How do you think you did this year? Join the #NYCSchoolsTechChat as we discuss the good, bad, and the ugly from the 2017/18 school year.

#NYCSchoolTech teacher Eileen Lennon moderates with me throwing in my two cents. 

You can prepare for the conversation by thinking about answers to

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High & Low Tech Techniques to Organize Lessons & Track Standards

How do you keep track of all your units, lessons, and track what standards you have addressed? 

Bullet Journal
When I asked #NYCSchoolsTech educator Eileen Lennon how she does this, she shared her analog method. She has a section in her bullet journal track lessons across the year. This provides a great, at-a-glance tool for parents, administrators, and also the students themselves. 

Here is

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8 Tips for Quality Posts During Conferences & Events

The school year is ending and for many innovative educators that is when their own learning begins as they hit local, national, and international conferences and events like the #NYCSchoolsTech Summit, Building Learning Communities, or International Society of Technology in Education Conference. When they do, they share their learning with their social learning network. Social media is flooded

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Student Work That Matters: Free We Volunteer Now Kit

This is the time of year when the tests are behind students and the fun begins. Teachers are free to liberate their student’s genius and allow them to Choose2Matter by engaging in work that is worthy of the world. Angela Maiers says that learners who believe they have unique abilities early on will be more likely than others to:

Harness their talents more quickly
Develop self-confidence and a

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