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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, May 29, 2015

So where has this school year gone? The end of May is here but that doesn't mean you can't get some great knowledge in this week's roundup!

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 recent episode, #36, features my conversation with school librarian and maker space guru Laura Fleming. Episode #37 will be released on Sunday, June 7, 2015 and I will be sharing a conversation with 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

  • "Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." ~ George Bernard Shaw

Thanks for reading, viewing, and sharing!

Mr. Christopher J. Nesi

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

In January 2015, I completed my first year of podcasting and my podcast, House of #EdTech, was well received by the education and podcasting communities. Because of my podcast I was able to connect with some fantastic educators and podcasters and have some amazing conversations that have taught me so much!

As a creative-minded person I wanted to do more in the podcasting space. While I know I don't have the time it would take to start a second podcast (maybe someday soon...) I wanted to continue to connect with others and contribute further to the world of education.

Enter the Education Podcast Network...

The Education Podcast Network

The best way I could think to continue to make long lasting connections with people and provide a new value to podcast listeners was to create a podcast network.

From the EPN website:
We are a podcast network that encourages you to think about your profession and succeed in the world of education. Whether you are a first year educator or a seasoned veteran there is podcast for you.
All of our shows are produced by educators who want to shape education through meaningful discussion and content.
This community of podcasters is made up of some of the most fantastic people you could associate with in education! I am proud to be partnered with Angela Watson,  Jason Bodnar, Theresa Stager, Jessica Johnson, Spike Cook, Jeff Herb, Jon Samuelson, Jeff Bradbury, and Brad Gustafson.

The podcasts on the Education Podcast Network cover a variety of topics and utilize different formats for production and distribution.

How I Created a Podcast Network

I first thought of the name of the network and created the logo for network using Adobe Photoshop (one of my most favorite programs/tools). Seventeen years of using the program and a good eye for design allowed me to create something simple and creative for branding this creative endeavor.

For the network website I chose to host on Blogger, as I do on this site, and I chose to use the Newspress theme from btemplates.com. There are some really cool templates in the site and it's not difficult to work with them and manipulate them to your liking. I selected Newspress because of its simple and clean look.

The individual shows are hosted by the individual podcasters themselves and I requested their RSS feed link that sends their content to iTunes which I imported into a recipe on If This Then That (IFTTT.com). The recipe I created creates a new post on the website every time a new episode is released for each podcast. Within the recipe I tweaked the content that is pulled to create links back to the original source and to also post the cover art for each podcast automatically. It was quite simple once I figured it out!

I also utilize IFTTT to generate tweets for the network Twitter account each time an episode is released. We'd love for you to follow us:

One the most important things that visitors to a podcast website should be able to do is listen to the podcast. With this in mind I also created a player using the technology from Podtrac.com to create a multi-show player that allows visitors to the website to play any episode of any show on the network! How cool is that!?

The benefit for those podcasters who have become a part of the Edcation Podcast Network is that they are now connected with other like-minded content creators and we all help to promote the content we are all creating and each show now has the opportunity to reach people and grow their audience to spread their message and content even further.

If you are a podcast listener (or an addict like me) and you're interested in podcasts about education then I encourage you to support the podcasters of the Education Podcast Network.

Thanks for reading, viewing, and sharing!

Mr. Christopher J. Nesi

Friday, May 22, 2015

EdCamp Philly was awesome! Thanks for asking ;-)

Enjoy the latest roundup!

Do you enjoy these #edtech roundups? Check out my podcast, House of #EdTech. My recent episode, #36, features my conversation with school librarian and maker space guru Laura Fleming.

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

  • 'The best time to be great was yesterday. The second best time to be great is today.' - Me

Thanks for reading, viewing, and sharing!

Mr. Christopher J. Nesi

Sunday, May 17, 2015



Laura Fleming is the Library Media Specialist at New Milford High School (NJ) where her library maker space has garnered national attention and has served as an inspiration for schools across the country.

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Laura Fleming is the Library Media Specialist at New Milford High School (NJ) where her library maker space has garnered national attention and has served as an inspiration for schools across the country.

Laura previously worked as a classroom teacher and media specialist in grades K-8. Laura’s goal is to create learning experiences that empower and equip students with the necessary skills to effectively produce and consume content across multiple media platforms.

She is also driven to enable educators in applying innovative methods and cutting-edge technology in their fields of expertise. She is an educational consultant, thought leader and speaker on education, librarianship, and technology.

Laura was also a recipient of the National School Boards ‘20 to Watch’ in Educational Technology Leadership for 2014.

Resources and recommendations shared by Laura Fleming:
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      Draftback: Draftback lets you play back the revision history of any Google Doc you can edit. It's like going back in time to look over your own shoulder as you write.

      With Draftback, your data is kept entirely private. Draftback was purposely designed so that you could play back your own docs without having to share them with a third party. This is -your- data; Draftback just lets you see it in a new way.

      How I reverse-engineered Google Docs by James Somers

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      Adam Schoenbart - A HS English Teacher at Ossining HS (NY) in 1:1 Chromebook Classroom.

      Schoenbart is a Google for Edu Trainer & Educator. He recently jumped into the conference presenter pool as well.

      Adam is also a proud member of the #EdJusticeLeague and carries the mantle of Green Arrow!

      He loves comic books and ultimate Frisbee too!

      Connect with Adam Schoenbart: 
      Ask your questions, share your feedback, and connect with me

      Comment on the show notes below
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      Mr. Christopher J. Nesi

      Friday, May 15, 2015

      Tomorrow is EdCamp Philly and I will be attending! Will you? If you're going please reach out and connect on Twitter! I'm looking forward to presenting a session with Stacey Lindes and AJ Bianco!

      This week's roundup is like a reduced calorie version. I will try to fatten you up next week!

      Do you enjoy these #edtech roundups? Check out my podcast, House of #EdTech. My newest episode, #36, will feature my conversation with school librarian and maker space guru Laura Fleming. The episode will be released on Sunday, May 17, 2015.

      I have also been nominated for a 2015 Bammy! Award and would love and appreciate your support. Today is the last day to cast your vote and I hope you will 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

      • “Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.” ~ Dalai Lama

      Thanks for reading, viewing, and sharing!

      Mr. Christopher J. Nesi

      Friday, May 8, 2015

      Can you say gorgeous weather!? Certainly glad we made the jump from winter to summer here in New Jersey.

      Do you enjoy these #edtech roundups? Check out my podcast, House of #EdTech. My last episode, #35, features my conversation with Miguel Kudry of HelpHub.me. The episode was 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

      • "Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theatre." ~ Gail Goldwin

      Thanks for reading, viewing, and sharing!

      Mr. Christopher J. Nesi

      Sunday, May 3, 2015



      Miguel Kudry is the founder and CEO of HelpHub Services Inc. Kudry has a degree in Business Administration and Management with an entrepreneurial interests and passions for social media marketing and web 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.

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      Miguel Kudry is the founder and CEO of HelpHub Services Inc. Miguel shares information about how HelpHub.me operates and serves students and you as an educator.

      Resources and recommendations shared by Miguel Kudry:
      Connect with Miguel Kudry:

                                                          #EdTech Thought

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                                                          ThingLink: an interactive media platform that empowers publishers, educators, brands, and bloggers to create more engaging content by adding rich media links to photos and videos.

                                                          With 1.5M content creators, ThingLink has become the most popular cross-platform solution and creative community for interactive media.

                                                          Use ThingLink to create interactive news photography, maps, posters, family albums, infographics, and shoppable product catalogs in minutes! You can keep track of how people interact with your content as it spreads across the web.

                                                          Courtesy of Dan Gallagher

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                                                          Jeff Herb - An educator, administrator, and podcaster from Illinois who main role is that of Associate Principal of Dundee-Crown High School in Carpentersville, Illinois.

                                                          Mr. Herb is dedicated to finding new ways to be innovative in the classroom and sharing his passion with others.

                                                          Jeff also hosts two podcasts the Instructional Tech Talk podcast with co-host John Samuel and EdTech You Should KnowHe is also a co-host on the TechEducator podcast on TeacherCast.net

                                                          Connect with Jeff Herb: 
                                                          Ask your questions, share your feedback, and connect with me

                                                          Comment on the show notes below
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                                                          Mr. Christopher J. Nesi

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