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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, July 5, 2015



Casey Cohen has been teaching secondary English for eight years and high school English at String Theory - Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School (a 1:1 Apple Distinguished school) for the past two years.

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Casey Cohen received her B.A. at the University of Michigan, where she studied English, history, and theater in Michigan's Residential College; her Ed.M. at Harvard's Graduate School of Education, where she studied English and secondary education in HGSE's Teacher Education Program; and she is currently earning her Principal Certification at the University of Pennsylvania where she is participating in the School Leadership Program.

Casey is also proud member of the Apple Distinguished Educator Class of 2015.

Resources shared by Casey Cohen:

The String Theory course collection on iTunes U:

Humanities Seminar

English 10

English 9

iChallenge U

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#EdTech Recomendation

Extensis Fonts: Extensis, a developer specializing in font management software, has released Extensis Fonts, a new font panel for Google Docs that will let you access thousands of fonts from the Google Fonts collection.

Extensis Fonts is available as a free add-on via Google Docs, and it provides a panel where you can browse, preview and apply fonts directly from within Google documents.

Chrome Store page the Extensis Fonts Add-on




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Natalie Krayenvenger - Her in life is all things education! She is currently a 4th grade teacher and has been a "sherpa of learning" since, well, as far back as she can remember, but according to her diploma, a "real" teacher since 2011. 

Reading, writing, social studies, math, and social/emotional development are what makes her jump out of bed in the morning and what she is still thinking about at night as her head hits the pillow like a 50 lb weight.

She hopes that through her blog she can share her experiences with others (both the positive and the not-so-positive), help herself to reflect and improve as an educator, discuss topics of interest (or concern), and celebrate the miraculous events in life known as teaching and learning!

When not in the classroom, Natalie can be found reading, cooking, coaching, running, knitting, tweeting, or having fun with her bearded and handy husband and their wiggly and uber friendly bulldog, Copper.




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Sunday, June 21, 2015



Josh Gauthier is a Technology Training Specialist for the Unified School District of De Pere (WI). Josh shares his insight on Chromebooks, coding, coding and more!

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Josh is currently a Technology Training Specialist at Unified School District of De Pere (WI)Josh is focused on improving the use of technology in the K-12 environment. He is a Google Certified Teacher and Trainer and has presented at a numerous conferences on topics including Personalized Learning and Coding Integration for Schools.

Josh and I appear as co-hosts of the TechEducator Podcast on Teachercast.net.

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#EdTech Recomendation

SlidesCarnival: Creates and provides free presentation templates for you use with Google Slides.

You can find templates that are formal, inspirational, creative, simple, startup, elegant, and playful.

Jimena is the creator and designer from sunny Madrid (Spain).

She created SlidesCarnival to help people create meaningful content without worrying about the appearance of their slides.

BONUS RECOMMENDATION: Green Screen by Do Ink makes it easy to create incredible green screen videos and images right on your iPad. Classroom-tested by kids and teachers, this app emphasizes ease-of-use and simplicity while still enabling you to get fantastic results.

Thank you to Dan Gallagher for submitting this great app!

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Robert Pennington - Currently a Middle School Social Studies Teacher from Roton Middle School, Norwalk, CT.

Robert is a graduate of Niagara University Secondary Education: Social Studies, Fairfield University Master's degree in Special Education, and Sacred Heart University Admin Cert

In 2014, he was honored by the Daughters of the American Revolution for excellence in teaching American History


 He is a lifelong learner who attends conferences, loves all things technology and is always trying to implement new tools to personalize learning for all students.  He believes in collaborating with others to foster conditions that create a highly relational and 21st century learning environment where creativity is nurtured and student  learning is revered.

He's doing some cool things with blogging, photo editing, the flipped classroom, digital citizenship, and animation.

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Friday, June 19, 2015

So many of you are out of school for the Summer and have started enjoying time away from your profession. I hope you will continue learning throughout your vacation.

For those still in school (like me) the freedom of Summer will be here soon!

Do you enjoy these #edtech roundups? I think you would also enjoy my podcast, House of #EdTech. My most recent episode, #37, features Stacey Lindes and AJ Bianco and we talked #PodcastPD and the episode was full of podcasting goodies! My next episode, #38, will be released on Sunday, June 21, 2015 and I will be sharing a recent conversation with Josh Gauthier.

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

  • “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” —Mark Twain

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Mr. Christopher J. Nesi

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Podcasting is HUGE right now and there is no escaping that fact.

Since January 2014 I have started the House of #EdTech podcast and the Education Podcast Network. I've told my complete story about my reasons for getting into the podcast world and ultimately Why and How I Started a Podcast Network.

I sincerely could not be happier with the decision I made to move from content curator to content creator. I've been presenting on this very theme of creating vs. curating during the 2014-2015 school year and now my passion presentation is all about creating podcasts.

I've had a number of people in the last 18 months ask me about how they could get into podcasting for themselves. Some of these inquiries have been related to education and others have been related to personal passions and interests.

Ultimately, I subscribe to the JUST HIT RECORD theory of getting into podcast creation.

I have taken countless hours of time to learn all I can from some of the biggest names in podcasting. Cliff Ravenscraft, Daniel J. Lewis, Dave Jackson, Ray Ortega, and Dan Benjamin. Each of these gentlemen produce podcasts about podcasting (yes they exist!). Their podcasts are:


These are great FREE resources that cover podcasting from soup to nuts! The knowledge and experience of these podcasters is remarkable and they have decades of combined experience creating valuable content.

Since you're reading you must be interested in starting a podcast of your own. I would like to recommend the following resource to help you get started on your adventures into podcasting:
Dave Jackson believes that, when podcasting, you will either pay with in time or in money when podcasting. Learn as much as you can from the resources shared above and make sure you know how much you're worth and how you're going to pay.

One more thing before you go... #JustHitRecord

Thanks for reading, viewing, and sharing!

Mr. Christopher J. Nesi

Friday, June 12, 2015

Many of you are out of school or soon will be done with your school year and I'm jealous because while snow days are nice they don't compare to being able to head to the beach...

Enjoy the tech tools and awesome articles below and leave a comment about what you like and found useful!

Do you enjoy these #edtech roundups? Check out my podcast, House of #EdTech. My most recent episode, #37, features Stacey Lindes and AJ Bianco and we talked #PodcastPD and the episode was full of podcasting goodies!

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

  • “When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.” —Helen Keller

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Mr. Christopher J. Nesi

Sunday, June 7, 2015



Stacey Lindes returns and is joined by AJ Bianco as I present our first episode of the #PodcastPD Podcast in the podcastic episode!

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#PodcastPD is a Twitter chat that promotes podcasts as a viable source of professional development for educators. Educators come together to discuss podcasts that can help continue their growth as professionals as well as personally.

The 30 minute, 2 question chat inspires educators to reflect on the many uses of podcasts and also includes recommendations and homework (we're educators after all)!

#PodcastPD takes place on Sunday nights at 8:30PM EST.

The chat was created by Stacey Lindes and is co-moderated by AJ Bianco and myself.

Resources shared by #PodcastPD:


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      ViewPure: removes all comments, ads, and related videos, allowing videos to be watched without distractions, or more likely, without "inappropriate content".

      Think of it like YouTube without the bloat.

      What can it be used for?
      Honestly, what can it not be used for? Common uses include:
      • Removing inappropriate ads and comments from videos to show kids
      • Removing unwanted related videos at the end to show students
      • Memorable URLs (youtube.com/watch?v=_JmA2ClUvUY vs viewpure.com/BabyDebate)
      • YouTube search with a cleaner UI and filtered results
      • Cleaner interface to view YouTube videos
      The list goes on and on - but you will find a use for ViewPure, guaranteed.

      ViewPure has been used by teachers, students, professors, educators, parents, organizers, and more.

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      Marla Weinstein - An elementary level Education Technology Specialist for the Middletown (NJ) Public Schools.

      She is a true tech guru who integrates fantastic tools in the elementary classrooms of New Jersey.

      I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Marla recently during a professional development day for her district.

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      Thanks for listening!

      Mr. Christopher J. Nesi

      Friday, June 5, 2015

      June, glorious June! So much to say in so little time. Wait! I have all the time I want - I have a podcast (see below)...

      Enjoy and leave a comment below about what you like and found useful!

      Do you enjoy these #edtech roundups? Check out my podcast, House of #EdTech. My next episode, #37, will feature Stacey Lindes and AJ Bianco and we'll be talking #PodcastPD and the episode will be podcast themed!

      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

      • "Things do not happen. Things are made to happen." ~ John F. Kennedy

      Thanks for reading, viewing, and sharing!

      Mr. Christopher J. Nesi

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