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Christopher Nesi is certified in social studies (K-12) in the state of New Jersey. Christopher Nesi has inspired students at the middle and high school levels. Nesi enjoys incorporating established and new technology in his classroom. Nesi also tirelessly works to evolve his growing understanding of what it means to provide for the 21st century learner.

Christopher Nesi also brings creativity, passion, energy, and a love for learning to the classroom. Nesi is a collaborative, forward-thinking, problem solving, and student-centered educator.

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12.12.2014

It's the holiday season and while the temperatures are dropping you've got your love of #edtech to keep you warm.

Do you enjoy these #edtech roundups? Consider listening to and subscribing to my podcast, House of #EdTech. Each episode contains recommendations, #edtech news, and my take on education that will help you integrate technology into your teaching.

The next episode will be released this Sunday, December 21, 2014 and I will be celebrating the one year anniversary of the podcast! The episode will feature contributions from listeners and former guests of the podcast. This episode will be packed with great #edtech resources and recommendations.

Enjoy this week's round up and if you have suggestions for great technology or professional development articles please email me: feedback@chrisnesi.com

PROFESSIONAL & PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR TEACHERS

AWESOME #EDTECH TOOLS, APPS, RESOURCES

MR. NESI'S #EDTECH PICK(s) OF THE WEEK

INSPIRING QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“The person who knows HOW will always have a job; the person who knows WHY will always be the boss.”
~ John Maxwell

Thanks for reading, viewing, and sharing!

Mr. Christopher J. Nesi

12.07.2014



Dr. Spike Cook, principal of R.M. Bacon Elementary School (Millville, NJ), co-host of the PrincipalPLN Podcast and author returns to the show! Dr. Cook shares insight on his new book, Connected Leadership: It's Just a Click Away (Corwin Connected Educators Series).

Episode #26 is ONE episode away and you can still participate in the first House of #EdTech SmackDown! Send in an audio clip about your favorite app, website, or edtech tool. You've got 2 minutes so make it count and get your submission to me by December 12, 2014.

Do you enjoy the podcast? Please consider supporting a podcast you love! Get a FREE audiobook download and 30 day free trial from Audible.com. There are over 150,000 titles to choose from for your iPhone, Android, Kindle or other mp3 player.

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Dr. Spike Cook returns to the House of #EdTech to share his thoughts and content from his new book, Connected Leadership: It's Just a Click Away (Corwin Connected Educators Series) and future writing projects.
    Connect & collaborate with Spike:

    #EdTech Thought

    • No place of technology in education?

      #EdTech Recommendation

      Canva - gives you everything you need to easily turn ideas into stunning designs. Create designs for Web or print: blog graphics, presentations, Facebook covers, flyers, posters, invitations and so much more.

      With Canva you can edit your photos using preset filters or get advanced with photo editing tools like brightness, contrast, saturation, tint, blur, x-process and vignette. With more than six quadrillion options, you’ll never be stuck for choice.

      Canva makes it easy to work with others, letting you share and edit your designs with family, friends and coworkers.




      SlackMath.com - slackmath uses QR codes (Quick Read codes) to YouTube video solutions for each problem on each PDF worksheet: Perfect for students to practice and get immediate feedback while studying on their own or in a classroom setting geared towards the individual learner.

      The content in slackmath is aligned to course curricula available for free at ck12.org.  ck-12 Foundation is a non-profit that creates and aggregates high quality curated STEM content.

        House of #EdTech VIP

        David Saunders - is an educator, technologist, designer & librarian. Mr. Saunders has a BA in Theology (Gordon College) and his MA in Education (Lesley College).

        David is a Google Certified Teacher and Trainer who has previously taught elementary & middle school  language arts, math, and social studies.

        Saunders has also served as a guest lecturer at the graduate level at Fordham University.

        Currently, David is the Media Specialist & Academic Technologist at Greenwich (CT) Country Day School and he is a co-host of the TechEducator Podcast on TeacherCast.net.

        Connect with David:

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        12.05.2014

        It's been a couple of weeks since I've done a round-up but with the short week last week I hope you were able to enjoy some time with your family and friends and I enjoyed time with mine!

        If you enjoy this #edtech roundup consider listening to and subscribing to my podcast, House of #EdTech. Each episode contains recommendations, tech news, and my take on education that will help you integrate technology into your teaching.

        The next episode will be released this Sunday, December 7, 2014 and I will be welcoming Dr. Spike Cook back to House of #EdTech to share insight about his recent book, Connected Leadership: It's Just a Click Away.

        I am also still accepting App Smackdown submissions for the 26th episode of the podcast. Click here for to learn more!

        Enjoy this week's round up and if you have suggestions for great technology or professional development articles please email me: feedback@chrisnesi.com

        PROFESSIONAL & PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT CORNER

        #EDTECH TOOLS, APPS, RESOURCES

        MR. NESI'S PICK(s) OF THE WEEK

        INSPIRING QUOTE OF THE WEEK

        “I have no special talent, I am only passionately curious.”
        ~ Albert Einstein

        Thanks for reading, viewing, and sharing!

        Mr. Christopher J. Nesi

        12.04.2014

        Around this time in 2013 my wife Katelyn said the following, "You should start a podcast."

        Five words was all it took to inspire me to change my mindset about what I was doing in my career as a tech savvy educator.

        Within a few days I announced to the world that I would be launching my very own podcast. I later revealed that I would be calling the show House of #EdTech.

        In the span of three weeks I began to consume as much information and content related to podcasting and how to podcast. I learned about starting a podcast, producing and growing a podcast and all that goes with it.

        I became addicted to podcasts about podcasting like Podcast Answer Man and The Audacity to Podcast. During the past year I have expanded my listening to include The Podcasters' Studio, The School of Podcasting, Ask the Podcast Coach, and Podcasters' Round Table.

        But the question remains... Why did I start podcasting?

        From the moment I joined Twitter in 2009 I immediately understood the power of being able to not only share reminders with students and parents but I also had a forum and a platform to share my ideas and views about education with the world. The problem was educators and Twitter did not have the ham and eggs relationship they share today. Over time I made connections with other teachers and shared ideas here and there while always looking for content to share with others. I was a very good curator and would RT other peoples articles and ideas. I was guilty of never taking full advantage of that platform I mentioned earlier.

        When Katelyn suggested the idea of podcasting my mindset immediately changed. I no longer wanted to curate content and push the ideas of others. I wanted to create content that others could find value in.

        During 2014 I will have created 26 episodes of the House of #EdTech totaling almost 26 hours of valuable content for educators to use when integrating technology into their lives, classrooms, and schools. My content has been downloaded almost 10,000 times and I am connecting with other like-minded professionals easier and faster than ever. I have spoken to teachers, administrators, authors, software designers and I can never thank those people enough for taking time to share their knowledge and stories with you.

        I am looking forward to a great second year as a podcaster. I will be upgrading some of my podcasting gear before the year is out and some new gear and technology will help take the House of #EdTech up a notch. I am doing this because I want to learn more about podcast and audio production and more importantly provide my listeners with the best possible production I can. I have grown a lot in the past year and like my teaching I am continuously learning about this art.

        If you haven't yet checked out the show I certainly welcome you to enjoy your first episode and if you have feedback or suggestions please connect with me. While each episode follows a certain format I have the freedom to change it, mold it, and shape it as I desire and I know that each episode provide value to at least one person.

        Thanks for reading, viewing, and sharing!

        Mr. Christopher J. Nesi

        11.26.2014

        On Saturday, November 22, 2014 approximately 400 New Jersey educators descended upon Linwood Middle School in North Brunswick, NJ for the third annual EdCamp New Jersey un-conference.

        Click here to learn more about how the edcamp model works.

        Earlier this year I was able to join the planning group for this event and I received a bit of an education about how an event of this size is orchestrated. Thank you to Dana Sirotiak, Jeff Bradbury, and Billy Krakower for welcoming me to the group and allowing me to play a role.

        My experience began Friday night because I volunteered to with set-up and also to arrive bright and early for more prep with the team.

        For a good portion of the morning I helped with the attendee check-in and this served one major purpose because I was able to give out the EdCamp t-shirts that people pre-ordered. The shirt sales raised a donation for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

        I initially signed up my wife, Dad and cousin to attend the conference but reasons beyond our control only my cousin, Joseph Iacono (@EdTechMaestro), was able to attend. This was his first edcamp and he had a great time to. I attempted to get him to present but he wanted to take in the conference as an attendee. He won't have that luxury next year :-)

        I attended the following sessions:
        Website Design for Teachers - Carina Gonzalez
        Creating a Digital School District - Jay Eitner & Jeff Bradbury

        I presented:
        Stop Curating & Start Creating

        All 2014 EdCampNJ sessions.

        As I experienced last year, the day is filled with learning like no other for teachers to experience. If you have the opportunity to attend an EdCamp you must take advantage of the opportunity to take control of your learning and career.

        Don't forget to bring a friend!


        Thanks for reading, viewing, and sharing!

        Mr. Christopher J. Nesi

        11.23.2014



        Jenna Kleine is the Community Marketing Manager at Class Dojo. Kleine is a former middle and high school science teacher with a passion for technology and making a real difference in education for students we all teach.

        Episode #26 is only two episodes away and you are still welcomed and encouraged to participate in the first House of #EdTech SmackDown! Send in an audio clip about your favorite app, website, or edtech tool. You've got 2 minutes so make it count!

        Do you enjoy the podcast? Please consider supporting a podcast you love! Get a FREE audiobook download and 30 day free trial from Audible.com. There are over 150,000 titles to choose from for your iPhone, Android, Kindle or other mp3 player.

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        Jenna Kleine is the Community Marketing Manager at Class Dojo. Kleine is a former middle and high school science teacher with a passion for technology and making a real difference in education for students we all teach.
          Connect & collaborate with Jenna & Class Dojo:

          #EdTech Thought

          #EdTech Recommendation

          Mendeley is a desktop and web program for managing and sharing references, research papers, discovering research data and collaborating online. It combines Mendeley Desktop, a PDF and reference management application (available for Windows, OS X and Linux) with Mendeley Web, an online social network for researchers. Mendeley also has an iPhone and iPad app that is free to install. 

          Mendeley provides each user with 2 GB of free web storage space, which you can upgrade.

          I recently presented on Mendeley at the Montgomery County Community College Technology Conference.

          House of #EdTech VIP

          Dana Sirotiak - Dana Sirotiak is the Chief Innovation Officer for Newark (NJ) Public Schools. Prior to this Dana was a High School History Teacher at Hackensack High School in Hackensack, New Jersey and a Middle School Social Studies Teacher in Jersey City for 7 years.

          Ms. Sirotiak has a BA in History as well as a MA in Educational Technology.

          In addition to her instructional duties, Dana has served on Professional Development, School Leadership, School Data Committees.

          Dana is an active presenter and has presented at numerous conferences like NJEA and EdCampNJ. Dana was also an Edublog Awards finalist in the categories of Best Use of Video & Media and Best Podcast or Hangout in 2013.

          Connect with Dana:

          Upcoming Conferences and Events

          Ask your questions or share your feedback

          Comment on the show notes
          Call (732) 903-4869 to leave a voicemail
          Contact me via Voxer cnesi4602
          Email feedback@chrisnesi.com (audio files welcome)

          Please connect with me

          Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes and on Stitcher

          Thanks for listening!

          Mr. Christopher J. Nesi

          11.21.2014

          It's almost turkey time! There will not be a round up next week so I have 'stuffed' this one full of great tasting edtech knowledge!

          If you enjoy this #edtech roundup? Subscribe to my podcast, House of #EdTech. Each episode contains recommendations, tech news, and my take on education that will help you integrate technology into your teaching. Listen & subscribe today!

          The next episode will be released on Sunday, November 23, 2014 and I will be speaking with Jenna Kleine of Class Dojo! My conversation with Jenna was recorded before the recent New York Times article featuring Class Dojo was released. But I will have commentary regarding the topic surrounding Class Dojo.

          You're also invited to contribute to the House of #EdTech podcast for my upcoming 26th episode and celebrate the one year anniversary of the show!

          If you're affiliated with or are a fan of an upcoming education conference check out my recent post about how you can promote education conferences on the podcast!

          Enjoy this week's round up and if you have suggestions for great technology or professional development articles please email me: feedback@chrisnesi.com

          PROFESSIONAL & PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT CORNER

          #EDTECH TOOLS, APPS, RESOURCES

          MR. NESI'S PICK(s) OF THE WEEK

          INSPIRING QUOTE OF THE WEEK


          Thanks for reading, viewing, and sharing!

          Mr. Christopher J. Nesi

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          This website contains links and references to products and services that may include affiliates, sponsorships, or other business relationships in which The House of #EdTech podcast and Christopher J. Nesi may receive compensation from referrals or sales actions.