Welcome to Creating the schools that empower students to find their sentence!
Lisa Nielsen explains why we need to help students break out of the boring prison of school if we want to prepare them for the real world in which they live. In this lively and interactive presentation Nielsen shatters the myths that have been used as excuses for administrators and policy makers to take the easy way out keeping 21st century students stuck in the past. Nielsen brings in voices of real students and educators who have experienced the success that ensues when students are empowered to think outside the ban and are given the freedom to communicate, connect, and create in real ways, with real meaning, for real audiences.

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My mom’s story about my psych eval at UCLA


Two questions that can change your life from Daniel Pink on Vimeo.

Facebook Group as Collaborative Research Log from michelle luhtala on Vimeo.

BYOT/D @ NCPS from michelle luhtala on Vimeo.

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BYOT Facilitates Collaboration!
Click here to watch videos of BYOT in action.

“I lost something very important to me,” Will Richardson Weblogg-ed.com, 01 Jun 2007
Tweet from Bud the Teacher
Crimes Against Children Research Center
Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee__
8 Ways Facebook Enriched Ms. Schoening’s First Grade Class
10 Ways Facebook Strengthens the Student - Teacher Connection
Friending Students on Facebook - New York Times July 13, 2010

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Lisa Nielsen Bio

Lisa Nielsen is an outspoken and passionate advocate of learning innovatively. She is frequently covered by local and national media for her views on "Thinking Outside the Ban" to harness the power of technology for learning. She writes for and speaks with audiences around the globe sharing real-life anecdotes about the risk-taking actions she feels are necessary to do what is in the best interest of 21st century students. Nielsen blogs, promotes cell phone use for educators and students, and friends students on Facebook despite an outdated educational system designed to keep students and their teachers stuck in the past. Based in New York City, Nielsen has worked for more than a decade in various capacities helping schools and districts to educate in innovative ways that will prepare students for success. In addition to her award-winning blog, The Innovative Educator, Ms. Nielsen writes for Huffington Post, EdReformer, Tech & Learning, ISTE Connects, MindShift, Leading & Learning and is the author of the soon to be released book, “Teaching Generation Text.” For more on Lisa, her writing or her speaking visit www.educatinginnovatively.com or follow her on Twitter @InnovativeEdu. Disclaimer: The information shared by Lisa Nielsen does not reflect the opinions or endorsement of her employer.
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