Inside Google Teacher Academy with @NatalieNONeil – HoET020

Natalie O’Neil is back on the show! She first appeared on the House of #EdTech on episode #10. Natalie is fresh off a summer trip to the Google Teacher Academy in California with great information and stories to share!

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Natalie O’Neil, a high school English teacher from Northern NJ returns to the House of #EdTech to share her experiences at the Google Teacher Academy this past summer.
She also shared her experiences from the road presenting at a number of conferences throughout the country.
Resources shared and recommended by Natalie:
Moonshot Thinking
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#EdTech Thought

Creating a Twitter-Driven Culture | By: Elana Leoni (originally posted to

Be sure to check out the BrandEd podcast hosted by Joe Sanfelippo and Tony Sinanis. This is a fantastic podcast about telling your school’s story and creating a positive image of your school through social media tools.

#EdTech Recommendation

Chrome Extensions:

1. TLDR (Too Long Didn’t Read): A free extension that creates a summary of any web article without leaving the original page.
2. *SplitScreen*: Opens a new tab and prompts the user for two URL’s, then displays both sites on one page. Great for cross-reference studying and surfing the web in general! Watch a video, (or wait for it to buffer) while you surf another webpage.

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Natalie Franzi – A passionate life-long learner who enjoys to explore the world of education. Natalie is currently the Elementary Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction for Middletown (NJ) Township School District and is a former seventh grade Reading teacher. Natalie also previously taught special education in an inclusive elementary setting.

She is a graduate of the five year masters program at The College of New Jersey majoring in special education with a concentration in literacy. More recently, she graduated from Caldwell University with a second masters in education administration. She holds seven educational certificates and is also a Google Educator and SMART Notebook Certified Trainer.

Natalie has also been an active member of NJASCD’s North region, where she currently holds the position of secretary. She is also a member of the EDCampNJ organizing committee.

Connect with Natalie:

Upcoming Conferences and Events

  • Franklin Institute
  • Help Boys Learn with Dr. Edmond Dixon
  • Teach Like A Pirate with Dave Burgess
  • 20th Annual Montgomery County Community College Technology Conference
  • EdTechNJ
  • Edscape Conference
    • At New Milford HS, the former school of award-winning principal, Eric Sheninger.
    • Sat, Oct 18, 2014 | only $35

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