Lisa Nielsen on How Social Media is an Essential Tool for K-12 Classrooms

January 31, 2014
Amy Wilson
Common Sense Media
San Francisco, United States
CATEGORIES Digital Citizenship, In the Classroom
Common Sense Media was honored to have Lisa Nielsen, Director of Digital Literacy and Citizenship at the New York City Department of Education, and author of the award-winning blog, The Innovative Educator, co-host a webinar within our Digital Citizenship Community on EdWeb on Wednesday. It's free to join the community and members gain access to lively webinars, discussion forums, and lots of resources. You can join here: The well-attended talk is titled “Social Media: An Essential Tool for Today’s Classroom.” If you missed the live presentation, links to the recording, resources, and quiz are available in the EdWeb Digital Citizenship community. If you didn’t attend live, watch the recording and take the quiz in order to receive a CE certificate!


In the webinar, Lisa shared case studies of amazing students, parents, and teachers. Below is a sampling the stories mentioned as well as links to some of the resources she shared: 


Some of the stories shared:

Courtney Woods – 2nd grade teacher who connected her students to the world with Twitter


Zak Malamed – Founder of Student Voice: Using social media to give students a voice


Sara Cottone – Strengthening the home-school connection with social media


Chris Casal – Celebrating school success with social media


Some of the resources mentioned:


NYC social media guidelines and AUSP from the NYC DOE:




Stay in touch with Lisa through social media!

•The Innovative Educator on Facebook

•Twitter: @InnovativeEdu


How do you use social media with students, parents, and colleagues? Log in to comment below.