The Innovative Educator

Presentation Trick Innovative Educators Will Love

Here’s a
trick that will come in handy for innovative educators who have times when it
becomes helpful to have lots of tabs easily accessible.  For example, say you are having several
students present one day and you don’t want to have to click open each
presentation or connect and disconnect various devices from the display
station.  Or, maybe there are tabs that
you use each time you

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Get Ready for Media Literacy Week with TWO New Podcasts featuring @CommonSenseEdu & @MediaLiteracyEd

Cross posted at the #NYCSchoolsTech blog.

Media Literacy is the ability to access, analyze, evaluate and create media in a variety of forms. Media Literacy Week take place November 5th - 9th.

#NYCSchoolsTech Podcast host, Nancy Ribak Altadonna, just released two new episodes to bring the experts in media literacy and digital citizenship directly to you. Supporting students with digital &

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#NYCSchoolsTechChat: #PLN Power! - Thursday at 7pm EST

Join us on Thursday, November 1st at 7 p.m. to chat about professional learning networks. This month, you can join us virtually on Twitter or you can live chat with us directly at the Microsoft Flagship Store in Manhattan (677 5th Ave, New York, New York 10022). 
Your host, #NYCSchoolTech teacher Eileen Lennon will moderate with me throwing in my two cents. Also on hand will be special guest

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The 5 Ways Tech is Shaping Humans in the Digital Age

In a presentation titled Constantly Connected - The Role of Humans in the Digital Revolution, Digital Anthropologist Rahaf Harfoush shared with attendees at the 2018 #GovTechLive Forum five ways technology is shaping humans in the digital age. Rahaf pointed out that we shouldn't be afraid by what we hear, but rather we should use the knowledge as power so that we control our technology rather

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3 Programs & 3 Strategies to Retain Millennials

Millennial expert Gabrielle Bosché spoke to attendees at the 2018 #GovTechLive forum to share advice for those wanting to retain millennial staff. If you're an innovative educator you care about this because these are your colleagues (or yourself) aged 22 - 37 in 2018.

Three programs that will increase retention:  

1) Onboarding: How are you making your new millennial hires feel a part of

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Help Students Address a Garden of Emotions with QR Coded Book Featuring Innovative Wellness Technique

Before educators can help
students get to the learning, we must first ensure we help students feel good
about themselves. Educators can help students with this by providing Emotional
Freedom Techniques (EFT) to help them cultivate feelings of peace, satisfaction,
calm, positivity, kindness and happiness.  

EFT, often referred to as
tapping, can provide the tools kids need to get through

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Podcast Playlist for Innovative Educators

The learning never stops for Innovative
educators. When you’re jogging, cleaning, driving, or out walking your dog, a
podcast provides a great way to keep the learning going while you’re doing
something else.

Here is my current podcast list.  

10 Minute Teacher

The 10-minute teacher is a 5-day a week show for  remarkable teachers from around the world who are very busy.  Every weekday

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Money-Saving Facebook Setting Phone Providers Don't Want You to Know

If you have Facebook on your phone, you may have noticed that videos automatically play.  If you are not connected to WiFi this eats up your data. Here's what my data looks like:

When talking with some colleagues we were discussing this and found out how to stop that from happening.

Here's how:

Step 1 - Go to "Settings"

Step 2 - Go to "Media and Contacts"

Step 3 - "Choose when

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Tool to Brand Yourself or School with a Logo

Educational institutions are becoming more and more aware of the importance of branding staff and schools in our digital world. However schools and districts often don't consistently have and/or use their logo and slogan in their materials. In fact often staff do not even know their slogan and in many cases if they do, it does not seem meaningful or relevant and/or they are unsure where it even

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New Infographic: 8 Dates All Teachers of #EdTech #DigCit #MediaLiteracy Should Know

Post this on your wall for 2018/2019 school year as a reminder of all the dates you can celebrate ways to prepare modern learners.

Visit the infographic here.

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