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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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Friday, February 27, 2015

Do you enjoy these #edtech roundups? Consider listening to and subscribing to my podcast, House of #EdTech. My last episode, #30, featured my conversation with Stacey Lindes, a New Jersey Technology Specialist!


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

  • “All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.” —Benjamin Franklin.

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Mr. Christopher J. Nesi

Sunday, February 22, 2015



Stacey Lindes is a former first grade teacher who now works as a Teacher Resource Specialist for Technology for West-Windsor Plainsboro Public Schools (NJ).

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Stacey Lindes is a former first grade teacher who now works as a Teacher Resource Specialist for Technology for West-Windsor Plainsboro Public Schools (NJ).

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                                                      #EdTech Thought

                                                      • Try Something New!
                                                        • Anything at all. Perhaps something I've recommended. Go checkout episode 26 for 26 possibilities.
                                                        • Let me know what it is.
                                                        • Let me know what you're using it for.
                                                        • Leave a comment below or send me a tweet using the #tag 

                                                      #EdTech Recomendation

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                                                      Angela Watson - An educational consultant and instructional technology coach based in Brooklyn, NY.

                                                      Angela's greatest passion is helping teachers develop strong classroom management and a positive mindset so they can truly enjoy their work.


                                                      On her site, TheCornerstoneForTeachers.com, she shares FREE teaching articles, lesson ideas and activities, classroom photos, printable forms/posters, and more.

                                                      Angela has also published two books, The Cornerstone: Classroom Management That Makes Teaching More Effective, Efficient, and Enjoyable and Awakened: Change Your Mindset to Transform Your Teaching.

                                                      Angela is also the host of Angela Watson's Truth for Teachers Podcast.

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

                                                      Comment on the show notes below
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                                                      Friday, February 20, 2015

                                                      I know time moves at same rate but boy these first two months of 2015 seem to be flying by!

                                                      Do you enjoy these #edtech roundups? Consider listening to and subscribing to my podcast, House of #EdTech. My next episode, #30, will feature my conversation with Stacey Lindes, a New Jersey Technology Specialist!


                                                      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

                                                      • “Your life is an occasion. Rise to it.” —Suzanne Weyn

                                                      Thanks for reading, viewing, and sharing!

                                                      Mr. Christopher J. Nesi

                                                      Friday, February 13, 2015

                                                      When many of you think about your favorite lesson you most likely think of a lesson you only get to teach once per school year. I however favor a lesson that can be done as often as once per week called Hip-Hop Historical Friday.

                                                      The reason I wanted to share this lesson was because the question of "What is your favorite or best lesson?" was asked on a recent #BFC530 (Breakfast Club 5:30AM) twitter chat. While I have you here you have to try out this twitter chat! It's 15 minutes and only one question. A great way to start the day when you're having your morning coffee or doing your hair!

                                                      What is Hip-Hop Historical Friday?

                                                      The lesson is simple and dynamic all at the same time. Students are tasked with the following:

                                                      • Work cooperatively and collaboratively
                                                      • Create an original rap song or song parody to RAP up the week
                                                      • Content must be based on content covered between Monday and Thursday
                                                        • Older content can also be used
                                                      • Song must incorporate new vocabulary
                                                      • Perform the song for the class at the end of the period
                                                      The first time I introduced this lesson the explanation to the students was not as refined as this. Over the years I have modified the task and required elements like relevant vocabulary. The value of this lesson has multiple parts.

                                                      Students Create Content

                                                      This is a great lesson that allows student to be creative and forces them to create content based on the material they have been studying. The arts, more specifically music, are sometimes difficult to weave into a lesson. This allows you to bring the arts into social studies and could be used in ANY subject.

                                                      Students Take Ownership

                                                      In this lesson and activity and students truly process information and by manipulating the information in a new way students are internalizing content that has been covered.

                                                      One favorite part of the day is when student do parodies and I let them know that I will find and play a karaoke or instrumental version of their chosen song. One other way to take the day to the next level is to video record the performances and allow students to access them as a resource. But really it's great to re-watch the videos at the end of the school year. Recording also allows you to build up a library of content that could be used as support when teaching the material in subsequent years.

                                                      What is your favorite lesson? Please share in the comments below or contact me. I would like to feature some of your stories in a future episode of the House of #EdTech Podcast.


                                                      Thanks for reading, viewing, and sharing!

                                                      Mr. Christopher J. Nesi
                                                      Happy Valentine's Day! Find something you love below and share this post with someone who would also enjoy it!

                                                      Do you enjoy these #edtech roundups? Consider listening to and subscribing to my podcast, House of #EdTech. My next episode, #30, will feature my conversation with Laura Flemming, Librarian and Maker Space Expert!


                                                      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

                                                      • “We are repeatedly what we do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” —Aristotle

                                                      Thanks for reading, viewing, and sharing!

                                                      Mr. Christopher J. Nesi

                                                      Sunday, February 8, 2015



                                                      Courtney Kofeldt is an English teacher at the Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School, a cyber-school. Courtney dispels myths of cyber-schools and shares her experiences working in an online environment.

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                                                      Courtney Kofeldt is an English teacher at the Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School, a cyber-school. Courtney dispels myths of cyber-schools and shares her experiences working in an online environment.

                                                      Resources and recommendations shared by Courtney Kofeldt:

                                                                                                          #EdTech Thought

                                                                                                          #EdTech Recomendation

                                                                                                          Twinery: Twine is an open-source tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories (AKA Choose Your Own Adventure).

                                                                                                          You don't need to write any code to create a simple story with Twine, but you can extend your stories with variables, conditional logic, images, CSS, and JavaScript when you're ready.

                                                                                                          Twine publishes directly to HTML, so you can post your work nearly anywhere. Anything you create with it is completely free to use any way you like, including for commercial purposes.

                                                                                                          Twine was originally created by Chris Klimas in 2009 and is now maintained by a whole bunch of people at several different repositories.

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                                                                                                          Jasper Fox Sr. - A passionate learner who is a truly reflective practitioner. With over a decade of classroom experience specializing in teaching the earth sciences, I have continually brought relevant technology use to students and staff.

                                                                                                          Currently focusing on techniques to ensure that technology use is engaging and exciting, thus giving students a transformative experience.

                                                                                                          9 years at Lakeland Central School District (NY) teaching 8th grade science.

                                                                                                          Jasper is also a podcast and the host of the Learning Lab Education Radio available in iTunes.

                                                                                                          Connect with Jasper Fox Sr.:

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

                                                                                                          Comment on the show notes below
                                                                                                          Call (732) 903-4869 to leave a voicemail
                                                                                                          Voxer cnesi4602
                                                                                                          Email feedback@chrisnesi.com (audio files welcome)
                                                                                                          Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes and on Stitcher

                                                                                                          Thanks for listening!

                                                                                                          Mr. Christopher J. Nesi

                                                                                                          Friday, February 6, 2015

                                                                                                          Love is definitely in the air as Valentine's Day approaches. Besides my wife and family I truly love technology and all that it can do for education. Find something you love  below and please share that love with others.

                                                                                                          Do you enjoy these #edtech roundups? Consider listening to and subscribing to my podcast, House of #EdTech. My next episode, #29, will feature my conversation with Courtney Kofeldt (@ms_kof) about her experiences working for a cyber school in Pennsylvania.


                                                                                                          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

                                                                                                          • "If it's important to you, you will find a way. If not, you will find an excuse." ~ Eric Sheninger

                                                                                                          Thanks for reading, viewing, and sharing!

                                                                                                          Mr. Christopher J. Nesi

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