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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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Monday, April 27, 2015

One of the hottest Twitter chats that has popped up in recent weeks is #PodcastPD. That chat is all about using podcasts as a professional and personal development resource.



Stacey Lindes, AJ Bianco, and I moderate the chat on Sunday night's at 8:30 PM Eastern. The 30 minute discussion includes two questions related to using podcasts for self learning and how to bring podcasts into the classroom and use them with students.

While it seems like podcast consumption is on the rise with the recent success of Serial from This American Life, and just about anything from NPR, it can be a daunting task for some to discover great content to subscribe to.

Enter the Clammr app for improved content consumption and discovery.

What is Clammr?

iTunes Description: Today's News & Entertainment in 18 seconds or less. Listen to a personalized, continuous stream of short audio clips featuring today’s music, comedy, podcasts, and news summaries from the sources you love, like NPR, The Onion, Jimmy Fallon, Urban Dictionary, TechCrunch, Re/code, NBA, HuffingtonPost, E!, Gawker, Jezebel, Cosmopolitan, Chow, Deadline Hollywood, Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Time Magazine, and many more.



Key Features of Clammr:

  • Free and unlimited audio streaming
  • Stay connected with the world while in your car or getting ready for work
  • Create and share custom Channels that include your favorite users
  • Social - find, share, follow, and interact with people in a more intimate way
  • No ads

The convenience that I like most about Clammr is that I can use the app and interact with content when I want. If one of the 18 second clips hooks me I can access the full content with one click. I can be taken to a full article or website. If the clip is from a podcast episode the podcaster may have linked directly to either their show notes or the complete audio file which will start to play right in Clammr.

I have added House of #EdTech to Clammr and I am happy to be one of their featured podcasts! Sample how it works via this widget:


This has allowed me to post highlights of my content and make it even easier for others to discover and find value in. If you get Clammr let me know what you think in the comments below!



Thanks for reading, viewing, and sharing!

Mr. Christopher J. Nesi

Friday, April 24, 2015

I thought Spring had sprung but it's quite cool here in Jersey this week. I'm looking fwd to celebrating my birthday (Mon., 4/27) and ringing in another year of knowledge!

Do you enjoy these #edtech roundups? Check out the podcast, House of #EdTech. My last episode, #34, featured an awesome conversation with Angela Watson. The next episode will be released on Sunday, May 3, 2015.

I have also been nominated for a 2015 Bammy! Award and would love and appreciate your support. Check out my recent post related to my quest for a Bammy!

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

  • “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” -- Maya Angelou

Thanks for reading, viewing, and sharing!

Mr. Christopher J. Nesi

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Google updated the Chrome browser's bookmarks manager in late 2014 making the viewing of bookmarks a lot more eye-pleasing.

The new Google bookmarks manager also allows you to share bookmarks, grouped in folders, with others on a visually appealing page that you can share the link to.

Follow below for the steps to share your Google Chrome Bookmarks.

How to Share Google Chrome Bookmarks



1. Click the 'NEW' button. From here you can paste any url to add it to your bookmarks. But you're going to click 'New Folder.' This can be done for private and public Google Chrome bookmarks. 


2. Enter the details about the folder. A description may not be necessary for your private bookmarks but the extra information could be valuable for sharing the folder of bookmarks. To select 'Private' or 'Public' you need make the Parent Folder 'None'. Then click 'Create Folder.'


3. With your new folder created you can begin adding URL links to the folder. Click 'NEW,' paste your link and then click 'Add.'


4. To share the folder you've created click 'Share this folder.' You will be given a URL that you can copy and share. One recommendation would be to shorten the link with a memorable keyword and use a tool like goo.gl or bit.ly.


5. Here is the public view of the shared folder. A great feature is that as you add bookmarks to this shared folder the public page will update automatically.

Chrome Bookmarks Sharing Examples


  • Selecting resources for a particular assignment (ie. a web-quest) and giving the link to the resources to your students to refer back to.
  • Sharing links to professional resources to share with colleagues you discover attending a local edcamp event.
  • My LIVE House of #EdTech example
If you have created a shared folder of resources please share the link in the comments below!


Thanks for reading, viewing, and sharing!

Mr. Christopher J. Nesi

Sunday, April 19, 2015



Angela Watson is an education consultant, tech coach, author and podcaster. Angela shares insight about coaching teachers, her latest book and her awesome podcast, Angela Watson's Truth for Teachers.

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 180,000 titles to choose from for your iPhone, Android, Kindle or other mp3 player.

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Angela Watson is an education consultant, tech coach, author and podcaster. Angela shares insight about coaching teachers, her latest book and her awesome podcast, Angela Watson's Truth for Teachers.

Latest book: Unshakeable: 20 Ways to Enjoy Teaching Every Day...No Matter What

Previous books:
Resources and recommendations shared by Angela Watson:
Connect with Angela Watson:

                                                      #EdTech Thought

                                                      • The Value of Live Streaming with Periscope
                                                      • Courtesy of Dani Raskin

                                                      #EdTech Recomendation

                                                      PosterMyWall.com: is the established leader in easy-to-create, high quality, affordable custom graphics. PosterMyWall enables everyone to be creative—no artistic talent required. Anyone else who needs professional-looking graphics on a limited budget—use PosterMyWall to create everything from marketing messages and promotional flyers—to personal keepsakes and photo collages. Millions of posters have been created to date.

                                                      PosterMyWall's easy to use online tools and thousands of templates make the creation of professional looking posters and flyers fast and effortless. Templates make designing a breeze for small businesses, sports teams, retail promotions, concerts, events, gifts and much more.

                                                      Completely free to teachers. We believe in supporting our schools. You can help keep it free by sharing a link to PosterMyWall.com with your parents. Their purchases help to fund the PosterMyWall.com Classroom Accounts Program.

                                                      Courtesy of Stacey Lindes

                                                      House of #EdTech VIP

                                                      Jennifer Williams - Is the Co-founder and lead program developer for Calliope Global.

                                                      Jennifer is a transformational leader in education, empowering teachers and students to learn and explore together as digital composers in common learning spaces.

                                                      Through her vision of providing authentic opportunities for international collaboration and relevant learning with use of advanced teaching practices and latest technology, she champions teachers and students to prepare for their futures in a world that will prioritize creativity, innovation, and exploration.

                                                      She strives to inspire educators to be curious and motived in efforts to lead meaningful change.

                                                      Today, she speaks, writes, and consults on educational practices that develop global perspectives through creative uses of technology.

                                                      Jennifer is also the co-founder of both EdCamp Tampa Bay and #Read4Fun Chat.

                                                      Connect with Jennifer Williams:
                                                      Ask your questions, share your feedback, and connect with me

                                                      Comment on the show notes below
                                                      Call (732) 903-4869 to leave a voicemail
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                                                      Email feedback@chrisnesi.com (audio files welcome)
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                                                      Thanks for listening!

                                                      Mr. Christopher J. Nesi

                                                      Friday, April 17, 2015

                                                      Spring has finally sprung and things could not be better! I had a fabulous Spring Break and this weekend I will celebrate my Dad's birthday and my birthday is in a couple of weeks (4/27). In the spirit of celebration enjoy the goodies I've assembled for you this week!

                                                      Do you enjoy these #edtech roundups? Check out my podcast, House of #EdTech. My next episode, #34, is an awesome episode that welcomes Angela Watson to the podcast. The episode will be released on Sunday, April 19, 2015.

                                                      I have also been nominated for a 2015 Bammy! Award and would love and appreciate your support. Check out my recent post related to my quest for a Bammy!

                                                      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

                                                      • "Don't wait for the perfect moment, take the moment and make it perfect." -- Zoey Sayward

                                                      Thanks for reading, viewing, and sharing!

                                                      Mr. Christopher J. Nesi

                                                      Tuesday, April 14, 2015

                                                      It's that time of year and the nomination period for the 2015 Bammy! Awards is underway.

                                                      You have the opportunity to help recognize the accomplishments and achievements of the best in education in the United States.

                                                      From the Bammy! Awards website:

                                                      The Bammy Awards is a national celebration of the value of education, educators and life-long learning.  The honors are presented by the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences International, which includes an eclectic cadre of leading educators, education leaders, education professors, journalists, editors, researchers, commentators, advocates, activists, visionaries and pioneers.  The Academy is comprised of a Board of Govenors, a Council of Peers and the executive committee.

                                                      The Academy presents two honors in every category -- the Bammy Award and the Educator's Voice Award. Members of the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences International select the Bammy Awards  honorees. However, you, the online education community, determine who receives the Educator's Voice Award by voting on the Bammy Awards web site for the nominated people, programs or organizations that you believe are making a significant difference in the field.

                                                      There are 27 Bammy! Award categories that you can vote on that cover a variety of levels in education from kindergarten through college. We're also not just talking about teachers. You can help recognize Superintendents, Board of Education members, college professors and more!

                                                      Recognize the House of #EdTech

                                                      I am currently nominated in the category for Education Talk Show Host/Podcaster. I was nominated in 2014 as well and secured a number of awesome votes from my peers as a relatively new podcaster in education.

                                                      I would like your support again in 2015. There is one catch though and that is I am not eligible for an actual Bammy! Award because my podcast is not a member of the Bam! Radio Network. If I was the podcast would be much shorter and I wouldn't have the creative control that I desire.

                                                      As a result of this I am eligible for a Educators' Voice Award that is driven by your online support! I would really appreciate your support for this honor and you can show your support by going to bit.ly/nesibammy15.

                                                      Once you've cast your vote please  and let me know! 

                                                      Thanks for reading, viewing, and sharing!

                                                      Mr. Christopher J. Nesi

                                                      Sunday, April 5, 2015



                                                      Jennifer Cronk is the Director of Professional Learning for the Warwick Valley Central School District (NY). She shares her experiences as innovative educator and leader with diverse experience in designing technology curricula and providing and coordinating professional development.

                                                      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 180,000 titles to choose from for your iPhone, Android, Kindle or other mp3 player.

                                                      Links and Resources Mentioned

                                                      Featured Content

                                                      Jennifer Cronk is 19 yr veteran educator and with diverse experience with technology and professional development.

                                                      Ms. Cronk is a regular presenter for Google Summits and other technology conferences. She also offers classes for parents to bridge the gap into digital parenting

                                                      Resources and recommendations shared by Jennifer Cronk:

                                                                                                          #EdTech Thought

                                                                                                          • Need a Tweet, Take a Tweet

                                                                                                          #EdTech Recomendation

                                                                                                          • Use Google Docs to Edit PDF Files

                                                                                                          House of #EdTech VIP

                                                                                                          Chris Aviles - is the Ed Tech Coach for Fair Haven School district in Fair Haven, NJ. 

                                                                                                          Prior to that he taught English at Barnegat High school for nine years. While at Barnegat his classroom featured advanced gamification with a yearlong Alternate Reality Game, self-paced and self-directed mastery, BYOD, Passion-based and flipped learning, and blending!

                                                                                                          At Fair Haven, Aviles is flipping and gamifying professional development, rolling out some great learning experiences for kids involving makerspaces, coding, Minecraft, and more as well as telling stories with data to make state testing meaningful to all stakeholders.

                                                                                                          Mr. Aviles just wants to share his ideas and passion for #edtech with other educators.

                                                                                                          Chris is also an organizer of the upcoming Ednado Conference coming up at the end of April 2015.

                                                                                                          Connect with Chris Aviles:
                                                                                                          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

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