Another year is behind us as 2012 has come to an end. Before you get to the list of the hottest posts of the year, I want to say thank you to all the educators, parents, and young people who’ve spent it here and inThe Innovative Educator group thinking and learning with me. I think more broadly and more deeply because of the feedback and advice you have provided to me throughout the year.
The hot topics of 2012 include education innovation, social media, homeschooling, education reform, standardized testing, flipped classrooms, assessment and using cell phones for learning. I also include a look into the past which included posts about student voice, using Facebook in elementary school, what not to do with interactive whiteboards and strategies to break the ban on tech where you teach.
Here are the posts that were most popular. Thank you for the fun discussions! And I wish you the best in the New Year.
Cell Phones for Learning
Lisa Nielsen writes for and speaks to audiences across the globe about learning innovatively and is frequently covered by local and national media for her views on “Passion (not data) Driven Learning,” "Thinking Outside the Ban" to harness the power of technology for learning, and using the power of social media to provide a voice to educators and students. Ms. Nielsen has worked for more than a decade in various capacities to support learning in real and innovative ways that will prepare students for success. In addition to her award-winning blog, The Innovative Educator, Ms. Nielsen’s writing is featured in places such as Huffington Post, Tech & Learning, ISTE Connects, ASCD Wholechild, MindShift, Leading & Learning, The Unplugged Mom, and is the author the book Teaching Generation Text.