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Lisa Nielsen

Public school educator and administrator. Author - Teaching Generation Text. Blogger - InnovativeEducator.com

Department of Education staffer rips standardized testing and tells kids to skip them and nap or go...

That’s the shocking advice publicly offered by Lisa Nielsen, 44, a high-ranking city Department of Education official recently promoted to the newly created, six-figure position of “director of digital literacy and citizenship.” In her spare time, Nielsen is an administrator of ...

Lights, Camera, Learn: SchoolTube Strives to Be YouTube for K-12 Education

But Lisa Nielsen, an author of Teaching Generation Text, warns that a flipped classroom may work for some students, but not everyone. “The flipped classroom revolves around the idea that people learn best through lecture or by watching something, and some learn best by doing,” she said. ...

12 Most Compelling Reasons to Homeschool Your Children

By Lisa Nielsen

I’ve been a public school educator and administrator for more than a decade, so you may be surprised that when parents ask for my advice about education, I often suggest they allow their children to leave school. Education reform is happening today, but it’s slow and often ineffective. Parents ...

'Flipped' classrooms turn learning around – USATODAY.com

Lisa Nielsen, author of the new book Teaching Generation Tech, says flipped classrooms show a lot of potential, but she worries that many low-income students don't have reliable Internet or computer access at home. She also says lectures are rarely the best way to teach. Flipped ...

Mobile Learning Support for New Teachers

So I reached out to my friend Lisa Nielsen and her co-author Willyn Webb to share with us how a new teacher might begin to use mobile learning in the classroom. Lisa Nielsen and Willyn Webb are mobile learning experts and the authors of the book Teaching Generation Text. Nielsen ...

Social Media in Education

Lisa Nielsen has a few very good ideas on how to get your students to communicate and collaborate using social media. She posted an article on smartblobs.com that you can read below: Unlike their parents, today’s students can communicate, collaborate, cooperate, and connect with the ...

7 Myths About BYOD Debunked

Lisa Nielsen, the author of "Teaching Generation Text: Using Cell Phones to Enhance Learning" and "The Innovative Educator" blog, believes it is time to shatter a few myths about students bringing their own devices (BYOD) to school. More than a decade into the 21st century and we are ...

Lisa Nielsen

Digital learning is one of those trendy education buzz phrases that means a lot of different things to different people. To some, it refers to instructional software, such as animated lectures and computerized worksheets. To others, it’s about personalized instruction, where computer algorithms ...

Stellar Roster of Rising Education Leaders, Veteran Education Advocates and Twitterati Lined up for...

Today the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences announced the hosts and presenters for the second annual Bammy Awards honoring the contributions of educators in 28 categories across the field. Presenters announced today include Dennis Van Roekel, president of the National Education ...

Innovative Strategies for Ensuring Device Equity

By Lisa Nielsen

School officials wondering what to do for students who lack their own notebook computers, smartphones or tablets can acquire extra devices with a little bit of ingenuity. App-for-All: Should Every School Build Its Own Mobile App? When I began teaching as a librarian in Harlem in the 1990s, my ...

Alternatives to Standardized Testing Emerge

“My prediction for the future is that students will have more opportunities to show what they know with badges like Modzilla Open Badges, BadgeStack, Uboost and products like Knowit,” says Lisa Nielsen, popular blogger at The Innovative Educator and author of Teaching Generation Text. ...

My Video Gamer Is Smarter Than Your Honor Roll Student – ReadWrite

Lisa Nielsen - a former New York City public schools teacher and author of Teaching Generation Text writes that "at their most basic level video games are similar to books. " Like books, vdieo games can be anything: "trashy novels, historical fiction, non-fiction, classic literature" - ...

New York City schools hoping to use social media in the classroom

We talked with Lisa Nielsen, a social media advocate, who is the first person to hold this newly created job title: director of digital literacy and citizenship at the New York City Department of Education. The 44-year-old has worked in the city’s education department since the 1990s...

Polishing the Student’s Image on Facebook Timeline

In the meantime, Lisa Nielsen, who works for the New York City Department of Education teaching teachers how to use technology in innovative ways, has come up with a list of ways for teachers who aren’t bound by school rules to take advantage of Facebook’s new Timeline feature. Timeline ...

International Edubloggers Directory: Lisa Nielsen

Lisa Nielsen, New York, USA, PK–12, All Subjects. I serve as the professional development ... educational technology for the New York City Department of Education. ...

Steps for successful classroom social media use

Social media is any form of online publication or presence that allows interactive communication and that is published somewhere, said Lisa Nielsen, director of Digital Literacy and Citizenship at the New York City Department of Education author of the blog The Innovative Educator...

Using Social Media to Engage Students And Families

Facebook isn’t just for sharing status updates with your friends and family, and cellphones have more power than you may have realized. Find out how you can use today’s digital tools to hook your students and build relationships with their families. Our favorite musicians, game designers, and ...

Idaho Educators Examine Flipped Classrooms

But one education author and blogger Lisa Nielsen hasn’t flipped for flipped classrooms. “It sounds like it’s an innovative idea but it’s just talking about doing the same old boring, tired pedagogy in a slightly different way," she says. Nielsen says technology could transform ...

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