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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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Sunday, January 25, 2015



Tom Murray, State and District Digital Learning Director for Alliance for Excellent Education, explains what the Future Ready initiative is and what is means to be Future Ready.

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Thomas Murray is a former school principal who is currently the State & District Digital Learning Policy & Advocacy Director for the Alliance for Excellent Education. Tom works alongside State Education Departments, corporations and school districts throughout the country to implement digital learning.

As a result of his wealth of experience in K-12 digital leadership he has been recognized at the national level for implementing 1:1 , BYOD, & blended learning programs.

Tom is also the founder of the popular #edtechchat, on Twitter where hundreds of educators from around the world discuss digital learning every Monday night.

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                                                      1. The Hangers-On
                                                      2. The Erasers
                                                      3. The Ferrules
                                                      4. The Wood
                                                      5. The Sharp Ones
                                                      6. The Leaders

                                                      #EdTech Recomendation

                                                      Plickers: Plickers is a powerfully simple tool that lets teachers collect real-time formative assessment data without the need for student devices.

                                                       

                                                      With Plickers you can tailor your instruction with instant feedback. Use Plickers for quick checks for understanding to know whether your students are understanding big concepts and mastering key skills.

                                                      Engage ALL students in critical thinking and Give all students the chance to participate and engage in learning without feeling self-conscious.

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                                                      Robert Zywicki - Director of Curriculum, Instruction & Technology for the High Point Regional HS District.

                                                      Robert is also an Adjunct Prof. at both Rutgers' Graduate School of Education and St. Peter's University.

                                                      He's an active presenter who is knowledgeable in the areas of best practices of instructional design, executive functioning, and the holistic approach to child development.

                                                      Robert is also a doctoral candidate at St. Peter's University who is dedicated to fostering individualized excellence for ALL students.

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                                                      Ask your questions, share your feedback, and connect with me

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                                                      Friday, January 23, 2015

                                                      Well what do you know? It's the middle of January already! Enjoy the information I've assembled for you.

                                                      Do you enjoy these #edtech roundups? Consider listening to and subscribing to my podcast, House of #EdTech. My next episode, #28, will feature my recent conversation with Tom Murray (@thomascmurray). We'll be sharing some great information related to the Future Ready initiative and his new book, Leading Professional Learning: Tools to Connect and Empower Teachers (Corwin Connected Educators Series).


                                                      If you have suggestions for great technology or professional development articles please email me: feedback@chrisnesi.com

                                                      PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR TEACHERS

                                                      AWESOME #EDTECH TOOLS, APPS, RESOURCES

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

                                                      INSPIRING QUOTE OF THE WEEK

                                                      “Unless you do something beyond what you’ve already mastered, you will never grow.”
                                                      – Ronald E. Osborne

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                                                      Mr. Christopher J. Nesi

                                                      Friday, January 16, 2015

                                                      Well what do you know? It's the middle of January already! Enjoy the information I've assembled for you.

                                                      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.

                                                      If you have suggestions for great technology or professional development articles please email me: feedback@chrisnesi.com

                                                      PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR TEACHERS

                                                      AWESOME #EDTECH TOOLS, APPS, RESOURCES

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

                                                      INSPIRING QUOTE OF THE WEEK

                                                      “What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.” ~ Albert Pike

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                                                      Mr. Christopher J. Nesi

                                                      Sunday, January 11, 2015



                                                      House of #EdTech begins year two by welcoming veteran educator Sharon Plante to talk about her experiences integrating technology in special education and her role as a technology director.


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                                                      Sharon Plante is 19 year veteran educator who currently works at Eagle Hill Southport, a private school in Southport, CT. Sharon believes that guiding students to succeed, particularly when they thought they never would, is the most motivating part of teaching. The #edtechchat co-founder shared her insight on a variety of topics, including:
                                                      • Technology for Special education instruction/support
                                                      • Tech Integration Best Prectices
                                                      • Her Favorite apps and tools
                                                      • Her existing Bam Radio Podcast and a NEW podcast project!
                                                      Resources and recommendations shared by Sharon Plante:

                                                                                                          #EdTech Thought

                                                                                                          • Want to be a SAMR-i?
                                                                                                            • The SAMR Model provides a framework for progression that adopters of educational technology can follow as they progress through teaching and learning with technology.

                                                                                                          #EdTech Recomendation

                                                                                                          5 Google Chrome Extensions: The recommendation is courtesy of Brent Warner of edtech.tv. For more information you can check out Brent's post of the same title.

                                                                                                          1. AdBlock Plus
                                                                                                          2. Google Quick Scroll
                                                                                                          3. Readability
                                                                                                          4. Spreed
                                                                                                          5. Google Voice Search (AKA “OK Google”)


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                                                                                                          Josh Gauthier - Josh is the Technology Training Specialist at Unified School District of De Pere (PEER), Green Bay Wisconsin.

                                                                                                          He is focused on improving the use of technology in the K-12 environment. Josh's goal is to assist and help develop a well-functioning 1:1 computing environment. Long term goals involve teaching and training adults and professionals in technology, as well as helping schools integrate more programming K-12.

                                                                                                          Josh is impacting others through his may presentations and his participation on the TechEducator podcast on TeacherCast.net.

                                                                                                          He is also a Google Certified Teacher and Trainer.

                                                                                                          Connect with Josh Gauthier:

                                                                                                          Ask your questions, share your feedback, and connect with me

                                                                                                          Comment on the show notes below
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                                                                                                          Mr. Christopher J. Nesi

                                                                                                          Friday, January 9, 2015

                                                                                                          Welcome to 2015! I hope you're relaxed and ready to make the most of the new year. I believe this is going to be a great year for educators and education technology. Get a jump with some great resources below.

                                                                                                          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.

                                                                                                          I am fresh off of the one year anniversary of the podcast and episode #27 will be released on Sunday, January 11, 2015. I will be sharing a recent conversation with Sharon Plante.

                                                                                                          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 quickest way to become an old dog is to stop learning new tricks.” ~ John Rooney

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                                                                                                          Mr. Christopher J. Nesi

                                                                                                          Tuesday, January 6, 2015

                                                                                                          Within every teacher there is a version of ourselves that aspires to be the greatest, most effective, distinguished, or insert your rating of choice here teacher out thereEven the worst and most under performing educators of the world have it in them to turn a corner or even recapture their passion for their profession if they have lost their way.

                                                                                                          I could rehash the idea of being connected and that getting on social media will magically transform your career but that's not what I am going to do in this post.

                                                                                                          I believe that before your can make those meaningful connections you need to look in the mirror and make an on-purpose decision to make changes for yourself in your life and career.

                                                                                                          In order to change education this year and make 2015 meaningful you need to want to make change happen. If you do not I suggest you find something else to read.

                                                                                                          How to Change Education This Year

                                                                                                          1. Live Life Intentionally. Don't just focus on your career. Look at your whole life; family, friends, profession and increase your effort in all that you do. The more well-rounded you are outside of the classroom the better you can be in the classroom.
                                                                                                          2. Find Balance. When exploring and increasing activities be aware of what is important to you. Be honest with people about what is important to you. Sometimes it's OK to be a little selfish.
                                                                                                          3. Learn by Failing. Failing is simply a First Attempt In Learning. We need to be OK with failing in order to learn and this is a skill we need to actually instill more in our your people.
                                                                                                          4. Learn by Reflecting. Make time for yourself to think about what you're doing each day. For some people that time can be the morning and for others it can be before bed or in the shower. Regardless of the time, make time to thank about what you've done and what you want to do. A great app for reflecting is the Day One journal app available for MAC and iOS. If you want something that is cross platform consider using Evernote.
                                                                                                          5. Learn by Doing. You can't accomplish anything if you're not doing anything. So get up and get going already.
                                                                                                          Thanks for reading, viewing, and sharing!

                                                                                                          Mr. Christopher J. Nesi

                                                                                                          Sunday, December 21, 2014

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                                                                                                          The House of #EdTech is celebrating its one-year anniversary! This episode is packed with 26 great recommendations you should know about. Each suggestion was submitted by a listener or former guest on the show.

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                                                                                                          Welcome to the first annual House of #EdTech Smackdown! The following list contains awesome tech tools, websites, and apps that you should consider adding to your bag of #edtech tricks!

                                                                                                          Thank you to everyone who contributed to this list and the entire episode! The resources and recommendations appear in the same order they were mentioned in the episode.
                                                                                                          1. Kaizena - Stacey Lindes
                                                                                                          2. Rebel Mouse - Carina Gonzalez
                                                                                                          3. Digital Differentiation with Google Forms - Kasey Bell
                                                                                                          4. Easel.ly - Brett Jennings
                                                                                                          5. Remember the Milk |  | - Jessica Johnson
                                                                                                          6. Umano - Carina Gonzalez
                                                                                                          7. Cuethink - Caryn Trautz
                                                                                                          8. LastPass |  | - Derek Larson
                                                                                                          9. Learn2earn - Jessica Sanders
                                                                                                          10. Xmarks - Derek Larson
                                                                                                          11. Straw - Jeff Herb
                                                                                                          12. Good ToDo |  | - Jennifer Cronk
                                                                                                          13. Authy |   | - Derek Larson
                                                                                                          14. Google Form Choice Eliminator - Natalie O'Neill
                                                                                                          15. Piktochart - Joseph Iacono
                                                                                                          16. Caffeine |  | - Derek Larson
                                                                                                          17. Google Now - Josh Gauthier
                                                                                                          18. AppCleaner - Derek Larson
                                                                                                          19. Twitter App |  | - Spike Cook
                                                                                                          20. Glogster - Stacey Lindes
                                                                                                          21. Focus Time - Derek Larson
                                                                                                          22. Instapaper |  | - Theresa Stager
                                                                                                          23. Readability for Chrome - Tim Charleston
                                                                                                          24. Newsela - Jason Bodnar
                                                                                                          25. Weebly |  | - Alex Rosenwald
                                                                                                          26. DayOne Journal App |    | - Katelyn Nesi

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                                                                                                                                                              Thank You! From the House of #EdTech
                                                                                                                                                              You, the listeners and supporters! - Thank you for investing your time during the first year of the podcast!

                                                                                                                                                              Over the past year I have connected with a number of new people through the interviews I've done as well as at conferences I've attended.

                                                                                                                                                              I have looked forward to publishing each episode for you to receive my take and views on education and technology. Whether you've listened for a second or you haven't missed an episode I am grateful that you have accepted me and welcomed me into your life.

                                                                                                                                                              I hope to connect with many more of you in the coming year as the podcast continues. If you've been hesitant to send feedback or contribute, please do not be shy! Just go to the House of #EdTech feedback page and connect with me!

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