Lisa Nielsen

4 Rules for Accessible Images That Will Get You More Views

Innovative educators understand that when posts have images they receive more views and provide a better experience for the reader. What they may not realize is that is only the beginning. You also should describe your images. There are two primary reasons for that. 

1) Search Image Optimization (SEO)2) Accessible to those who can't see images because they are visually impaired or because of

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When Helping Hurts. Why Innovative Approaches Are Needed to Serve At-Risk Youth

In a world where so many right-hearted people spend so much time and money on social interventions meant to help, doesn’t it make sense to figure out which ones work and which ones don’t?

That’s the question economist Stephen J. Dubner explored on an episode of his Freakonomics radio show called “When Helping Hurts.”

Dubner took a look at a longitudinal study that began during the Great

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Introducing Students & Parents to the @ISTE Standards for Students

The ISTE Standards for Students names practices in which many innovative educators are already engaged. It gives a standard language for educators to speak to each other about their work. It also provides language and justification for doing this work when speaking with administrators. When implementing standards with students, it is also important to introduce them and their parents to the

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5 Ideas for Keeping Students At The Center of Learning #TLTechLive

Personalize Learning, LLC designed Continuum of
Voice adapted from
"Motivation, Engagement, & Student
Voice" by Toshalis & Nakkula
from Students at the Center @StudentcCntrHub - Visual designed
by Sylvia Duckworth @sylviaduckworth

For those who work in the
field of education, it seems obvious that we would keep students at the center
of all that we do, but

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Snow Day Or Not? It's Not That Hard.

New York City is the City that never sleeps and if you can make it here you'll make it anywhere. We have a reputation to live up to. Perhaps this is why the snow day thing is so difficult for our mayor and chancellor to call.  

No matter what they decide, some people will be mad. We all know for the most part teachers and students celebrate snow days. But for others it's a headache!

Childcare

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#NYCSchoolsTechChat: New #EdTech Tools for the New Year - Thursday at 7pm

Want to get some new ideas for new tools or resources you can use in the New Year to make teaching and learning more effective? Then join us for our monthly Twitter chat at 7:00 pm EST where #NYCSchoolsTech educators will share the favorite #EdTech tools they've been using this year.

#NYCSchoolTech teacher Eileen Lennon moderates with me throwing in my two cents. We will also be joined by

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7 Ways to Partner with Businesses & Other Lessons from @Puhsd_PCA

Principal Seth Beute addresses tech leaders
at the Phoenix Coding Academy

The Phoenix Coding Academy is an innovative school in Arizona that partners with businesses to ensure students are prepared to enter a  job market where technology skills are a basic requirement. This is critically important because employment opportunities in technology-related careers are growing at a faster rate

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Don't Keep Holiday Photos Trapped In Your Phone: Create Home Movies on iOS or Android

The holidays are here. You've taken tons of pictures and some video too. Once all the excitement dies down, you might want to capture those memories to look back upon in a home movie to look back upon in the future as well as share with loved ones who are unable to join you for the holidays. Today, doing that is a whole lot easier then it was even a few years ago. 

Here is what you need to know

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Strategic Abandonment: When to Welcome It & 4 Ideas to Avoid It. #TLTechLive

When it comes to technology, sometimes it makes sense to welcome the concept of strategic abandonment. This means providing permission to stop doing things that have proved ineffective or inefficient. It doesn’t matter if you’ve invested millions of dollars and tons of time. If it’s not serving children, let go.

This was one of the ideas that was discussed by a group of innovative district

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The 3 Hottest Posts on The Innovative Educator

Haven’t been keeping up with The Innovative Educator? Don’t worry. That’s what this wrap up is for.

What’s hot? Classroom Management & Tech Considerations

The top post features infographics designed by innovative educator and graphic designer Eileen Lennon. She provides a visually pleasing way to think about management in the modern classroom.

Next up is a post that provides ideas on

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