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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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10.31.2014

BOO! Happy Halloween...no tricks here! Just great technology that you can integrate and professional development you can consume anytime that you want to.

Do 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 9, 2014 and I will be speaking with Rich Kiker of Kiker Learning, LLC.

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

"Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value."
~ Albert Einstein

Thanks for reading, viewing, and sharing!

Mr. Christopher J. Nesi

10.30.2014

TodaysMeet  is a backchannel chat platform for classroom teachers and learners. Designed for teachers, TodaysMeet takes great care to respect the needs and privacy of students while giving educators the tools for success.

Users can join fast and it is easy to start rooms with no sign up, and you can immediately start powerful conversations that augment the traditional classroom.

Beginning on November 1, 2014 TodaysMeet will off something called Teacher Tools.

With Teacher Tools teacher will be able to:
  • Access Permanent Transcripts
    • You don’t have to worry about when a room closes – or closing a room early. Your transcripts and data will be available to you forever.
  • Pause the Conversation
    • Put the conversation on hold, without closing the room, and start it up again whenever you are ready!
  • Limit room use
    • If your school has student email addresses, you can limit who can join, see, and participate in your conversations to your own school.
  • Mute
    • When a student tries to derail your conversation, you can now mute them—eliminating their posts from view.
  • Room Topics & Prompts
    • Keep students focused by keeping the prompt, question, or topic at the top of your room. Your topic sentence or title will always be visible no matter how many responses roll in.
TodaysMeet is initially offering Teacher Tools for $5/mo. The price may change in the future so consider acting now. You can order your access to Teacher Tools here: todaysmeet.com/about/teachertools

What is a Backchannel?


The backchannel is the conversation that goes on alongside the primary activity, presentation, or discussion.

TodaysMeet helps harness the backchannel and turn it into a platform that can enable new activities and discussions, extend conversations beyond the classroom, and give all students a voice.

Embracing the backchannel can turn it from distraction to engagement. Participants can learn from each other and share their insights, improving participation and deepening learning. TodaysMeet enables instant formative assessment, feedback, and much more.

Thanks for reading, viewing, and sharing!

Mr. Christopher J. Nesi

10.28.2014

On Friday, October 24, 2014 Katelyn and I traveled to Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) to present at their 20th Annual Technology Conference.

In 2013 we presented each presented separate sessions and this year we were were invited back and we decided to co-present two sessions.

One session was called, 'Research. It's Not That Hard!' and the second session was, 'Stop Curating and Start Creating!'

The conference started off with keynote speaker, Kwan Morrow. Morrow is 2007 alum of the college and also serves on on the Foundation Board of MCCC. He currently owns his own company, KM Social Marketing and he works as a Social Media Marketing Consultant. His keynote address was very well thought out and his message spoke to how the world of education is preparing today's students for tomorrow's jobs. He was specifically addressing technology and how valuable it is for our students.


Katelyn and I also caught up with our MCCC friend, Matthew Feldman. He was a presenter and we've spoken a few times since last year's conference. He's one of the most down to earth professors I've ever met. If you're looking for inspiration on using student responders in your class you need to speak with Matt!

I shared additional details of our experience on House of #EdTech episode 22.

10.27.2014

The House of #EdTech podcast is now being hosted on Libsyn!

How does this effect you?

It doesn't! By hosting the podcast on a dedicated media host the House of #EdTech will now be available for download and streaming with no down time. I previously hosted the episodes using a combination of Dropbox and Google Drive and this caused issues for people because of bandwidth and download restrictions.

I am very excited to be using dedicated media host for the podcast because I was stressing out about the show not being readily available and now it will be. I wanted to take care of this sooner rather than later because I do not plan to stop producing the show and the back catalog just continues to grow each month.

If you're a podcaster and are looking for a solid industry standard in media hosting for your podcast then I recommend Libsyn. I am getting my first month free and you can too! I used the promo code SOPFREE courtesy of the School of Podcasting with Dave Jackson.

Thanks for reading, viewing, and sharing!

Mr. Christopher J. Nesi

10.26.2014

Derek Larson is a elementary school teacher from Southern Utah, an #edtech enthusiast, and a fan of the House of #EdTech podcast!

Episode #26 is coming! I am still looking for you to participate in the first House of #EdTech SmackDown! Send me an audio clip of you talking about your favorite app, website, or edtech tool. Messages should be 2 min or less.

I look forward to having you be a part of the show!

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Derek Larson is a 4th grade teacher Southern Utah. Derek is a graduate of both Dixie State College of Utah (BS) and Southern Utah University (M.Ed.) and he is currently pursuing his Administrative Certification, also from Southern Utah University.

Derek Larson also serves as a member of the Southern Utah Educators Conference Committee and he is on the board for the Utah Coalition for Educational Technology. In April of 2014 Derek was awarded the 2014 UCET Outstanding Young Educator of the Year, an award presented to an outstanding young educator, in the first ten years of their teaching career, who demonstrates vision, innovation, action, and transformation using technology to improve teaching and learning.

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Stoodle: A free, instant online classroom. Stoodle offers real-time collaboration on a virtual whiteboard with as many pages as are needed. With Stoodle you have the ability to use both voice conferencing and text chat for collaboration. All virtual classrooms can be stored for later access. Within the whiteboard, you can upload images and use whiteboard drawing tools.

Features: 
- Real-time collaboration on a virtual whiteboard with infinite pages.
- Real-time communication through voice conferencing and text chat.
- Permanent storage of all classrooms for later access.
- Access to basic drawing tools and colors.

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AJ Bianco - Husband, Daddy, & 6th Grade Social Studies teacher.

AJ is interested in learning more about technology so that he can integrate technology into his classroom and get his students engaged and excited to learn. He currently teaches at Benjamin Franklin Middle School (Ridgewood, NJ).

AJ is active on Twitter chats like #njed #edchat #sschat #tlap and #FlipClass

He's also one of many minds behind EdCampNJ

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Mr. Christopher J. Nesi

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10.24.2014

You're enjoying this week's roundup and I am presenting today at Montgomery County (PA) Community College's 20th Annual Technology Conference

Enjoy the roundup? Consider listening 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, October 26, 2014 and I will sharing my conversation with Utah elementary school teacher, Derek Larsen.

Be sure to check out how you can  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

"The most effective way to do it, is to do it."
~ Amelia Earhart

Thanks for reading, viewing, and sharing!

Mr. Christopher J. Nesi

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