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9 Keys For Successfully Using Facebook to Connect Educators: #ISTE17 Presentation

This year at #ISTE17 I had the opportunity to share with those at conference, and those around the world (via livestream), nine keys we’ve discovered from years of moderating a powerful group for #NYCSchoolsTech educators on Facebook.  My New York City colleagues, JoJo Farrell (@FarrellJoJo ), Jackie Patanio (@JPatanio ) and I shared how school district administrators have worked together to

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Implementing the #ISTE17 Standards: 4 Ideas for Success from #HackEd17

The new International Society for Tech in Education Standards are a hit among innovative educators, but how do you bring them to your classroom, school, or district?

That was the topic of the discussion I proposed and participated in at the #HackEd17 unconference at #ISTE17. The group was comprised of teachers, district administrators, and college professors.  Below are the ideas we

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Don't "Click Here" If You're An Innovative Educator

Innovative educators are becoming more and more aware of the need to produce content and materials for users of all abilities. That means when publishing digitally, it is important to ensure what you are publishing is accessible.  This means considering how you use text, images, and colors as outlined in this article about accessibility. It also means creating accessible links. The most

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Make Presentations & Workshops More Interactive & Fun With This

Here’s a fun idea for innovative educators who do workshops or presentations. When you want participants to share after they have turned and talked, use this random participant generator that also helps those in attendance learn fun facts about one another.

Who has worked in the field the longest? The shortest?
Where did you grow up? Go to college? 

In addition to being a fun

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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.

Here’s what’s hot: Effective Meetings!

I had the opportunity to attend a full day workshop on effective meetings and I took what I learned and made it into articles for readers of The Innovative Educator.  Check out this week’s hottest posts and learn how to make meetings more effective,

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A #PowHERful Way To Address Bias, Privilege, & Launch Students to Success

Bias. Privilege. Racism. These were the topics tackled at a workshop at #EdXEdNYC, an annual education conference held at Hudson High School in Manhattan. If you’re an educator, you understand it is your moral responsibility to address these issues for yourself and with your students, yet few of us have received meaningful preparation for this.

These are uncomfortable topics that are

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4-Step Model for Productive Whole-Brained Meetings

To run effective meetings it is helpful to have insights into the personality types of your colleagues using a tool like, DISC, which you can access for free here, Myers Briggs which you can access for free here, and Neethling Brain Instrument (NBI).  

This was the tool of choice at a recent workshop I attended led by Coaching Psychologist Yaron Prywes (@Yaron321) who specializes in

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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.

Here’s what’s hot:

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Something better than
interactive whiteboards from Google

2.       How an NYC educator rewards thoughtful failure

3.       The one element

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7 Ways To Sabotage Meetings

When you want to get a project done it is imperative that when working with others you understand what elements lead to a high performing team as well as understand the strategies required to make meetings  effective. But what about when you don't like the work being done at your school, organization to which you belong, or in your community, etc.?

Well when that's the case, then it is

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17 Strategies To Make Meetings More Effective

Most employees feel many meetings they attend are a waste of time but they don’t need to be. There are strategies you can implement as well as pitfalls you can avoid to help ensure your meetings are interesting, informative, productive and achieve desired outcomes.  

Coaching Psychologist Yaron Prywes (@Yaron321) conducted a full-day workshop revealing the secrets to successful meetings so

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