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House of #EdTech features conversations with teachers, leaders, and creators so you can more effectively integrate technology, strengthen your pedagogy, and have more confidence in your classroom and school so you can make an impact. Chris Nesi has been helping educators like you transform education by exploring the impact technology is having on education.

House of #EdTech Christopher J. Nesi - Education Podcast Network

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    • 4.7 • 95 Ratings

House of #EdTech features conversations with teachers, leaders, and creators so you can more effectively integrate technology, strengthen your pedagogy, and have more confidence in your classroom and school so you can make an impact. Chris Nesi has been helping educators like you transform education by exploring the impact technology is having on education.

    The Canva Classroom with Amanda Fox - HoET205

    The Canva Classroom with Amanda Fox - HoET205

    EdTech Thought (6:36) Take It To The Ramp
    I spent the last week as the PA Announcer at the Monmouth County Fair (NJ) and I was inspired by something in the BMX bike stunt show that I listened to and watched about 20 times over the course of five days.
    Featured Content (11:17) Amanda Fox is an award-winning teacher from Kentucky by way of Georgia! Amanda was a recipient of the 2016 ISTE Emerging Leader Award, recognized as a PBS Digital innovator for her initiatives in enhancing student learning with technology, has also served as President of the Young Educator Network for ISTE, and received the President's Volunteer Award.
    We primarily discussed her new book, The Canva Classroom: 42 Ultimate Answers to Templates That Rocket Student Engagement (2022).
    Resources Mentioned:
    https://genial.ly/ https://www.wizer.me/ https://www.pixton.com/ https://www.bitmoji.com/ https://giphy.com/ wakelet book creator peardeck flip https://publuu.com/ https://quivervision.com/   Connect with Amanda via her bio below.
    House of #EdTech VIP (42:50) Summer Wineteer - 5th-grade Teacher at Connect Academy a K-8 virtual school blending together on-campus & online edu. - M.Ed in Curriculum & Instruction fro the University of San Diego, Cert. Google Level 2 | ISTE & CUE member | Minecraft Global Mentor

    • 47 min
    Easy #EdTech Recs (Pt. 1) - HoET204

    Easy #EdTech Recs (Pt. 1) - HoET204

    EdTech Thought (4:12) I'm feeling lazy... and that's OK!
    This episode is being released during the Summer of 2022 and I've given myself permission to focus on so many other things besides my profession.
    Featured Content (11:04) Here are some easy #edtech recommendations that you may find valuable at home or at school.
    Make My Drive Fun - https://makemydrivefun.com/ - Shows you the route you can take and fun things you can do along the way! https://www.iconsmania.com/ - All IconsMania’s icons and illustrations are optimized to be edited and used by non-professionals, this means that you don’t need professional design software to customize them. All you need is a free Microsoft or Google email account! sketch.metademolab.com - Animate a 2D drawing! https://www.lego.com/en-us/service/buildinginstructions/ & https://www.bricklink.com/v2/main.page https://studio.polotno.com/ https://qrtoon.com/ - Turn your boring QR codes into works of art! https://my90stv.com/ https://neal.fun/life-stats/ House of #EdTech VIP (24:47) Kelley Andrews Loves Blended Learning, Flipped Classroom, all things Edtech, Science, STEAM and STEM, MakerSpace, and Project-Based Learning! Kelley teaches 5th grade, but her passions are not limited to a grade level. https://kelleyandrews.mystrikingly.com/

    • 29 min
    (TWTR SPC) School Podcasting

    (TWTR SPC) School Podcasting

    EdTech Thought (4:11) Derek Larson visited the House of #EdTech! The Nesi's hosted the Larsons for the Jersey stretch of Derek's family vacation!
    Featured Content (12:51) On June 2, 2022, I hosted a Twitter Space about podcasting in schools. The conversation is packed with great questions from the great people who participated.
    Check out episode 201 - Starting a Podcast Club or Network

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Coding in Education with Mission Encodeable

    Coding in Education with Mission Encodeable

    Featured Content (3:37) Meet Mission Encodebale's founders! Cousins Harry and Anna Wake are the 15 and 14 y/o creators of Mission Encodeable. They are both high school students in England. In this conversation we discuss:
    What inspired their love and passion for coding? What inspired them to start and continue creating Mission Encodeable? What have they learned from their experience? What is the future of Mission Encodeable? What might the future hold for each of them because of this project? Check out Mission Encodeable!
    EdTech Thought (19:35) Updates to Google for Education Coming Soon!
    Create screencasts and cast to a big screen with Chromebooks Adaptive learning enhancements in Google Classroom Better interconnectivity and efficiency with Google Meet EdTech Recommendation (27:43) PDF DRIVE - Get access to over 78 million Ebooks! My Noise - myNoise creates beautiful noises to mask the noises you don’t want to hear: your chatty colleagues, tinnitus, or even your inner voice when you can't shut it down! The concept is simple, works extremely well, and does not require expensive noise-canceling headphones. Thanks to its unique audio engineering, myNoise sets the standard among background sounds. Just Give It A Try (31:10) Join my next Twitter Space on Thursday, June 23, 2022, @ 10 PM Eastern. I will lead a conversation on Coding in Education and want you to join me!
    Set a reminder here!
    Feedback & Shout Outs (33:32) Noah King sent in a great voicemail as a follow-up to episode 201.
    Check out Descript
    Noah also hosts the Math Club Podcast.
    House of #EdTech VIP (36:34) Rick Butterworth - Founding member of Wakelet.
    With 10 years of experience in UX & UI, Rick is passionate about innovating and evolving how users interact with online applications. Founding designer at Wakelet and the first person to join Jamil in the company. https://wakelet.com/@rick https://www.linkedin.com/in/rick-butterworth-044b8022 https://twitter.com/r1ck11

    • 41 min
    Starting a School Podcast Club or Network

    Starting a School Podcast Club or Network

    EdTech Thought (4:47) You're Doing Enough
    Have you ever felt inferior? Have you felt like you're just not doing enough and you could be doing so much more? Of course, you have, you're an educator.
    Some people make a living telling us we're not doing enough. I also previously stated on the show that you and I work in a profession where you're hired based on your potential but evaluated on your shortcomings and faults. This shouldn't be the case but that's an EdTech Thought for another day.
    You and I are doing all we can at any given moment. Do we have the desire to do more and be more in our role? Sure! There are times when I want to do more but I can't. I would love to podcast more, create tutorials on a regular basis, live stream more, and be an even more recognized and influential figure in the world of education.
    I would love to do more at my high school, teach more classes at Rutgers, coach more games for my kids, and have more date nights with my wife.
    When I reflect I do have it pretty good. Balance in my life does exist.
    I am doing enough. 
    EdTech Recommendation (7:01) Twitter Spaces - Think Clubhouse but for Twitter. I've not so secretly been looking for Twitter chats to evolve since I fell in love with podcasting and audio.
    I think that hosting a space alongside a Twitter chat should be what more people are doing because I know first-hand how engaging audio can be.
    How about a bonus edtech rec? Spaces aren't the only way to share and use audio on Twitter. Did you know you can share audio in a tweet from directly in the app? Go to compose a new tweet and to the left of the camera button, you can see a button with vertical purple lines. Tap that button and you will be able to record audio that will be attached to your tweet which can also contain your standard 280 characters.
    Featured Content (14:19) How to Start a Podcast Club or Network At Your School
    Location Hardware Software What to podcast/broadcast about? How do you connect podcasting to other areas of your school? In January 2022 I launched the Zebra Podcast Network at my school. We live stream the 'Zebra Morning Show' each school day from 7:15-7:30 AM and we stream 'Zebra Drivetime' Tuesdays from 2:45-3:30 PM.
    Click here for all my podcast gear recommendations.
    Check out The Pod Journal
    Just Give It A Try (42:36) Chelsea Best - https://twitter.com/chechels23 Does anyone use or know of a wireless document camera? I have a teacher that wants to move around her camera in the room. The one she loves is 1K so probably a pipe dream but would love some alternatives!

    • 48 min
    Start Using #EdTech - HoET200

    Start Using #EdTech - HoET200

    Feedback & Shout Outs (2:26) Emily Pool & Cheri Dotterer EdTech Thought (7:29) Take Risks!
    Take it from me that risk-taking in education is WORTH it!
    Starting the House of #EdTech has transformed my life and I am in debited to the podcast for all it's provided me,
    EdTech Recommendation (13:06) My go edtech tools for teaching and learning
    Teaching Anything Google - Slides, Docs, Keep EdPuzzle Flipgrid PD Twitter Podcasts Podcasting - Create & Consume Featured Content (19:36) Helps connect your students to the real world: Take your students on a virtual tour of Grand Canyon National Park. Walk your students through the corridors and history of the White House. Technology allows you to remove the physical barriers of the classroom, offering your students a way to connect the curriculum with the real world. Prepare students for the workforce: To thrive in the 21st-century workplace, people need to have more than just a working knowledge of certain technological tools (electronic calendars, web pages, teleconferencing, electronic whiteboards, etc.). By integrating these technologies into the regular curriculum, institutions are ensuring that their students are prepared for the modern workplace. Encourages collaboration: Many educational tools offer a variety of functionalities that promote collaboration. For example, virtual meeting tools provide a way for students to hold meetings with classmates and anyone from anywhere in the world. The Google Suite has been promoting sharing and collaboration since its inception and students can easily share and edit projects with each other. Supports different types of learners: No two students learn the exact same way, but with technology, we can address diversity in learning styles. An effective blending of tools and differentiation can create a great learning environment where our students can and will learn. Access information more easily: Technology makes it easier for students to find information quickly and accurately. Search engines and e-books are replacing traditional textbooks. Instead of personal tutors, students can get one-on-one help through educational videos – anytime and anywhere – learning is available. Teaches students how to be responsible online: With social media sites o-plenty, most students are already digital citizens to some degree - especially after the last couple of years. Going forward, by incorporating technology into the classroom, students will continue to learn how to be responsible in the digital world. Your class and our schools have become a microcosm of the broader digital landscape where students can practice how to communicate, search, and engage with other digital citizens. Adds a fun factor to learning: Outside the classroom, students use technology in all aspects of their lives. Within the classroom, technology can make learning more fun and exciting. Tech-infused game-based learning allows you to deliver lessons via interactive games. Who doesn’t enjoy playing games? Offers A Wider Choice Of Materials That Can Be Accessed Easily: There is an endless amount of educational technology that is available to offer your students to meet their learning needs. EdTech helps them develop the right kind of skills and knowledge so that they can become good professionals in their chosen field. Learners who are able to communicate better through technological means will also perform better academically as well as in work settings because communication skills are very important when you want to get your point across effectively. The internet has become such an integral part of our lives that we hardly find people who do not use it on a daily basis. In today's world, it is essential for students to be able to access the internet from anywhere at any time so that they can do their assignments and research without having to travel all over a place or wait for a particular time when they can do so. Using educational technology helps learner

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
95 Ratings

95 Ratings

MamaEggers ,

So helpful in this time of Online Learning!

Chris does a great job of helping educators feel calm and confident about educational technology and in this time of distance learning, this is so beneficial!

Vintagekitty232 ,


As a Student teacher who has been displaced due to the current events of COVID-19. Our hours are being made up by doing other activities, one being listening to podcasts. I have found this podcast to be beyond helpful and fun to listen to. I have listened to about 15 podcasts now, and I can not recommend this podcast enough for new educators!!
I have recommended this podcast to all of my fellow displaced teachers and they have all loved it just as much as I have!

Carter Arbuckle ,

Always Applicable

House of EdTech consistently offers applicable EdTech tools, tips and tricks.

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