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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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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

11.14.2014

I'm sorry if you missed a round-up last week. I attended the annual NJEA Convention in Atlantic City. For my full recap be sure to check out the House of #EdTech podcast episode 23!

Speaking of the podcast...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 Klein of 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

I thought I would try something different and share a recently enjoyed TED Talk...


Thanks for reading, viewing, and sharing!

Mr. Christopher J. Nesi

11.09.2014

Rich Kiker is a nationally recognized and award winning Certified Google Apps for Edu Trainer and Director of Online Learning. In this episode he shares some great Google insight and tips for teachers of all levels.

Episode #26 is now three episodes away and I am still looking for you 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!

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Rich Kiker is the Director of Online Learning for the Palisades (PA) School District and the owner of Kiker Learning, LLC. Rich is also a top-rated and award winning Certified Google Apps for Edu Trainer.

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#EdTech Thought

  • Is Paper.li Valuable?
    • I say it is not. Share your thoughts with a comment below.

#EdTech Recommendation

GoSoapBox: a web-based clicker tool used by educators around the world to keep students engaged and gain real-time insight into student comprehension.

GoSoapBox Features:
  • Confusion Barometer lets students indicate whether or not they are getting it.
  • With GoSoapBox's Social Q&A, students can easily submit and vote for questions, allowing the best question to rise to the top. At any given moment, you know what's on your students' minds.
  • Dead-simple, customized polling. It's better than clickers.
  • Quizzes and assessments.
  • Anonymous student option
  • Easy to download graded spreadsheets and reports on class activity

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Shannon Miller - a teacher librarian and technology integration specialist from Colorado. She encourages young people and educators to have a voice while learning, creating, collaborating, and connecting to others globally.

She is an educational consultant for Mackin Educational Resources, Director of School and Library Strategy for In This Together Media and Executive Director of Library & Educational Services for Biblionasium.  Shannon is also Skype's Education Ambassador.

She is also a mom to three amazing kids!


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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.