House of #EdTech
House of #EdTech
Christopher J. Nesi - Education Podcast Network
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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.
Starting a School Podcast Club or Network - HoET201
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 Considerations: 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 - 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!
May 29
48 min
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 learners in this regard because it allows them to connect with the internet even when they are in a classroom, school, or at home. Students Become Active Participants in the Learning Process by Using Technology in the Classroom. Teachers Who Become Experts at Using Technology in the Classroom Can Advance Their Careers. Just Give It A Try (26:58) Connect with me! House of #EdTech VIP (28:27) You, the listener. My guests! Me.
May 8
34 min
STOP Using #EdTech - HoET199
Featured Content (1:08) Why Technology Should Not Be Used In Schools? What is the problem with technology in education? Is technology in schools good or bad? What are the shortcomings of technology in early childhood education? You and I think differently about these questions and others I pose in the episode. Thank goodness! However, the problem is that these questions the reasons I share do exist in the world and some decision-makers and educators believe this. We have to work hard to show the value of what works in our classrooms and schools. It will get easier and harder all at the same time. But it's worth it. I look forward to celebrating 200 episodes with you next time.  
Apr 11
15 min
2022 #EdTech Final 4 - HoET198
Feedback & Shout Outs (1:16) Thank you to everyone who reached out with kind encouraging words after listening to episode 197. If you missed it I recently had a rough interview experience and I shared my experience and thoughts. Newest members of the Education Podcast Network The Elementary Music Teacher Podcast EdCuration Podcast EdTech Distilled EduGals Podcast HiTech Podcast Transparency in Teaching (stuff) 9th Grade Experience EdTech Thought (3:43) This weekend I spent time with Miles who recently turned 10 and he and I watched Back to the Future I & II. I know these movies inside and out and it was a true joy to see him experience the time-traveling adventures of Marty McFly and Doc Brown. We've all faced our Biff Tannen's and gotten glimpses of hoverboards, but it's actually one of the last things that Doc Says to Marty and Jennifer at the end of BTTF 3. Which we can certainly apply to the future of education... Featured Content (7:12) Previous #EdTech Final Fours 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Champion ScreenPal from Screencast-o-Matic - Video where you type Say it clearly the first time with quick, authentic video messages. Easily record videos from any text box or comment field in your favorite browser-based apps, then share. Less typing, fewer meetings, better communication. Say it with ScreenPal! ScreenPal works where you do. Click in any text field or comment box in your favorite browser-based apps, record your message, and share. Seamless, efficient, asynchronous communication through video messaging. Just Give It A Try (16:50) Share your successes and failures so we can learn and grow together! House of #EdTech VIP (18:08) Heather Brooks - Elementary Librarian, Reading Teacher, Doctoral Student, Loves Baseball, Music, and Travel
Mar 27
22 min
'I Need A New Butt' #TeamToby - HoET197
Feedback & Shout Outs (1:11) Happy 10th Birthday to my son, and former guest, Miles! Check out his previous guest appearances: A First-Grade Perspective of #EdTech - HoET117 My Second Grader Has A Podcast - HoET137 Check out our podcast Knock Knock Who's There? Thank you Jay Strumwasser for supporting the podcast through Buy Me A Soda! The House of #EdTech has surpassed 1,000,000 total downloads! Thank you for listening and sharing the podcast with others as I try to help as many people as possible through the conversations and ideas I share! EdTech Thought (5:53) A Choice. I recently had the opportunity to interview for an administrative position in another district. By all accounts, the job title was perfect - not that titles are important - and the job description was only missing my picture. EdTech Recommendation (9:43) ThemeSpark by EdCourage - Fast, easy K-12 teacher tools to improve student learning with the curriculum. Make standards-based rubrics in less than a minute. Choose from Common Core ELA and Math, NGSS, C3, Core Art & 21st Century standards. Featured Content (10:57) Toby Price was recently fired from his role as an Elementary School Vice-Principal for reading the book 'I Need A New Butt' to second graders. I believe this is wrong and we have a real problem. I share a New York Times article about what happened to Topy Price. House of #EdTech VIP (20:50) Emilee Phillippi - Intellectually curious. Passionate teacher and analyst. Lover of all things OSINT.
Mar 13
25 min
Improve Your School's Social Media - HoET196
EdTech Thought (2:14) Ineffective Social Media Use By Schools Featured Content (8:27) 8 Tips for How School Districts Can Use Social Media Effectively Maintain your school district’s vision Keep the conversation going Don’t focus on negative energy Make sure everyone with access is trained Have a plan Have an emergency plan Don’t overthink it Learn from your followers Other Episodes Mentioned: WYSIWYG with Joe Sanfelippo and Tony Sinanis - HoET044 TikTok in Education for Educators - HoET149 EdTech Recommendation (16:45) Social Media Platforms Your District Should be Using Facebook Instagram Twitter TikTok YouTube Resources Mentioned: Zebra Podcast Network ZPN on Instagram
Feb 27
34 min
Podcast Easily with - HoET195
Featured Content (2:22) LICEcap is an intuitive but flexible application that can capture an area of your desktop and save it directly to .GIF (for Windows and now OSX), which is designed to be lightweight and function with high performance. Click here to see my example. Podcastle records high-quality audio, interviews, & allows you to edit audio in your browser. Users can conduct remote interviews, edit and enhance - online, fast, easy and it's fun! Get incredible sound quality, an unrivaled user experience, and professional results right after the lecture recording is finished. Don't use multiple software anymore. Just Give It A Try (21:02) If you have students that are absent consider creating a video each day to send to all your absent students letting them know what they missed in class that day. I have students in an A/B block schedule so I make a video that's good for two days. I BCC my absent students via email and I repeat myself all year about the need to check their email if they miss class for any reason.
Feb 13
28 min
NFTs and the Future of Education - HoET194
Feedback & Shout Outs (1:20) Educational Duct Tape Podcast - Episode 71 - Chris Nesi - Podcasting in the Classroom ReflectED Podcast LIVE - Success Isn't Linear 7taps Update! - VIDEO UPLOADS —now, in addition to our AI-video tool, you can also upload your own videos to use in your courses (yes, even if you’re on the Free Edition)! EdTech Recommendation (8:33) OpenBoard - Interactive whiteboard for schools and universities Article: OpenBoard: An Open Source Interactive Whiteboard for Educators Featured Content (13:00) LinkedIn Article: Education NFTs Will Replace Diplomas and Resumes Author: Beau Brannan - LinkedIn Highlights: Education could become more "collectible" and valued. Institutional education would arguably improve because the individual classes would matter more as opposed to being bundled into a degree and hidden. House of #EdTech VIP (33:52) Alysa Hardin - Digital Learning Specialist from Klein Independent School District (TX).
Jan 30
37 min
Microlearning & Micro Presentations - HoET193
Feedback & Shout Outs (1:19) Whether you're a new or returning listener you should be connected with me and the House of #EdTech! Twitter: @mrnesi @HouseofEdTech Instagram: @houseofedtech TikTok @cjnesi @houseofedtech Youtube Text @hoetpod to 81010 Awesome Supporters Buy Me a Coffee EdTech Thought (6:28) Get Dirty! Check out the Zebra Podcast Network Listen to the Zebra Morning Show Featured Content (10:38) What is meant by microlearning? What are the benefits of microlearning? What are the limitations of microlearning? Microlearning Best Practices Which microlearning platform should I use? - Microlearning made easy. Create mobile‑first courses, summaries, follow‑ups in 15 minutes. Check out my 7taps microlearning course: How to Podcast Just Give It A Try (24:50) Send your stories my way! House of #EdTech VIP (26:25) Anna Hanrahan - Following a 20-year career as an elementary school teacher, STEM coordinator, and Gifted specialist, she is now the Education Initiatives Specialist with Trafera. Anna's goal is to continue to educate herself in the world of EdTech to help facilitate for the excellent teachers out there to do even better with the resources they have in their classrooms.
Jan 16
30 min
2021 Smackdown - HoET192
Episode Sponsor: Everfi Everfi has resources to help teachers equip their students with the lifelong skills they'll need after graduation. From financial literacy to mental wellness, these free lessons will help schools be successful whether they are in face-to-face or online learning environments. Featured Content (3:02) 2021 House of #EdTech Smackdown Camila Oliveira - All In Learning Stephanie Howell - This or That Choice Boards Belle Hughes - Lumio by SMART & Classkick Abby Berk - Lumio by SMART Clark Fraser - Weebly Megan Gagnier & Alyssa Brower - Quizizz & Google Forms Haley Dietz - Blooket Savannah Remenaric - The Bitmoji Classroom Patrick Stalter - Google Forms Jacob Vannoy - Google Forms Ryan Gibson - Google Forms Bryon Carpenter - Momentum, Extensity, Clipboard History Pro Cameron Ross - Mote Carlos Garza - G RTF Chris Stuchko - YouTube Ryan Gutsch - Google Slides for Daily Agenda & Linda Hummer - Google Slides for animation Nate Nagele - Google Docs background coloring, Google Slides Theme Builder, Color Coding & Emoji Anthony Arno - Kahoot! Mel A - Blooket, Desmos, Mote
Dec 19, 2021
46 min
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