This is an audio recording of Lorin Swenson and Wes Fryer’s presentation, “Tips for Managing, Wifi, iPads, and Chromebooks” at the 2016 Interactive Learning Institute (ILI) on November 30, 2016, in Norman, Oklahoma. ILI is sponsored by the K20 Center at the University of Oklahoma, and is an annual event focused on sharing best practices for technology integration in K12 classrooms. Grant recipients for OETT (the Oklahoma Education Technology Trust) administered by the K20 Center are among the participants in the conference, but it is open to educators at all levels from any school. The quality of this audio recording improves quite a bit about six minutes into the presentation, because we relocated the recorder in the room. The official program description for this session was:
Learn tips from the IT Department staff at Casady School about managing school wifi in a BYOD environment, managing iPad apps and access restrictions with an MDM (mobile device manager), and managing student Chromebooks using the Google Apps for Education (GAFE) administrator console. We’ll also address our layered network security strategy including endpoint security software, a next-generation firewall (NGFW) with in-line deep packet inspection (DPI), and more.
Check the podcast shownotes for links to the slides used in the presentation as well as other referenced resources and websites.
This is a recording of a presentation by Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) at the Fall 2016 Kansas Google Summit in Maize, Kansas, on November 12. The title of the session was, “Quick Edit Videography Tips.” In the session participants watched 12 examples of classroom “quick edit” videos, discussed tips for student smartphone video projects, as well as workflows for publishing and sharing student video projects. Check out the podcast shownotes for links to referenced resources. Subscribe to additional audio podcasts by Wesley Fryer on Fuel for Educational Change Agents (http://audio.speedofcreativity.org), Moving at the Speed of Creativity Podcasts (http://www.speedofcreativity.org/resources/socpodcast/) and The EdTech Situation Room (http://edtechsr.com). Kansas Google Summits are hosted twice per year, in the fall in Maize, Kansas, and in the spring in Lawrence, Kansas. Follow Dr. Robert Moody on Twitter (@DrRobertMoody) to stay updated on dates, locations, registration links, etc.
This is a recording of a presentation by Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) at the Fall 2016 Kansas Google Summit in Maize, Kansas, on November 12. The title of the session was, “Geo-Maps for Geo-Literacy.” The session description was:
A Geo-Map media project can include text, hyperlinks, images, and videos connected to locations on virtual maps. Geo-Map projects can provide windows into events, concepts, places and stories which join disparate media elements into a cohesive digital narrative. Come learn how to use Google Map resources to start creating Geo-Maps and having your students create Geo-Maps to show what they know using multimedia combined with powerful, digital geographic tools!
All referenced resources from the session, including a 12 minute step-by-step video screencast tutorial, are available on http://showwithmedia.com/geo-map. Check out the podcast shownotes for more. Subscribe to additional audio podcasts by Wesley Fryer on Fuel for Educational Change Agents (http://audio.speedofcreativity.org), Moving at the Speed of Creativity Podcasts (http://www.speedofcreativity.org/resources/socpodcast/) and The EdTech Situation Room (http://edtechsr.com). Kansas Google Summits are hosted twice per year, in the fall in Maize, Kansas, and in the spring in Lawrence, Kansas. Follow Dr. Robert Moody on Twitter (@DrRobertMoody) to stay updated on dates, locations, registration links, etc.
This is a recording of a presentation by Shelly Fryer (@sfryer) at the 2016 iPadPalooza Conference in Austin, Texas. The title of the session was, “iPad Literacy Apps.” The description was:
Learn about the comparative features and how to use different iPad literacy apps to assess student reading levels and provide differentiated / customized reading passages and activities for students on their specific reading levels. The following apps will be demonstrated and explored: Lexia Core 5, myON Reader, News-o-Matic, and Raz-Kids (Kids A-Z). The SeeSaw app will also be demonstrated as a tool for helping students practice and record their oral fluency and save those recordings in a personalized digital portfolio both parents and teachers can securely access.
Check out the shownotes below for links to referenced apps and for Shelly’s Google Presentation used during this session.
This podcast is an audio recording of the session, “Vitriol and obscenity: Where is the line?” at EdCampOKC on March 5, 2016. This was a session proposed and primarily facilitated by Rick Cobb (@grendelrick@okeducation) and Dallas Koehn (@bluecerealeduc). The session was motivated by a series of blog posts and tweets questioning the free speech rights of educators angry over current and proposed education cuts in the Oklahoma legislature, as well as other issues. This was a great conversation about very important issues. Podcast bumper “Blender Stinger” from RoyaltyFreeMusicLibrary.
This is the recorded audio from a presentation titled “Discovering Useful Ideas as a Connected Educator” by Wesley Fryer on February 19, 2016, at the OMLEA Conference for MidLevel Teachers and Administrators in Oklahoma sponsored by CCOSA. The session description was: If “chance favors the connected mind,” as Steven Johnson maintains, what are some of the best strategies educators can use to discover new ideas useful for teaching and learning? Learn how to use the free apps Flipboard and Nuzzle,Twitter lists, and other strategies to more effectively discover, save and share ideas useful professionally and personally. Learn why it is important to customize your personal or classroom Twitter account to show others your particular educational focus and interests. Learn to use Twitter hashtags to connect locally and globally to learn and grow as a professional educator. Session resources are available on http://wiki.wesfryer.com/Home/handouts/ideas.
A green screen video uses “chroma-key compositing” to blend a background image or video with other layers of media. This special effect is often used in newscasting and weather reporting. Green screen videos require both the use of a green background and special software. This podcast is an audio recording of a presentation shared by Wesley Fryer on October 23, 2015, at the Write Well, Sell Well Conference in Oklahoma City. Learn more about the conference on writewellsellwellokc.com. Access referenced resources from this presentation on wfryer.me/green.
This is an audio recording of a presentation by Wesley Fryer and Aric Sappington about Google Classroom on December 7, 2015, at Casady School in Oklahoma City. This was an after-school faculty meeting for middle division (grade 5-8) teachers. Wes’ referenced Google Slides from his presentation, which was the first half, are included below. Some of the referenced third party websites and services referenced by Aric are also included in the shownotes.
This podcast is a recording of Charlie Mahoney’s presentation “Integrating Design & Technology Into Conventional Curriculum” at Miami Device on November 13, 2015. Follow Charlie on Twitter @charliemahoney. His Google Presentation slides are available. The session description was:
We all want to make learning more memorable and connected. The best way to do this is through incorporating multiple subject areas with authentic projects. We’ll be talking about how we kicked it up a notch at our school by bringing together our school’s Design curriculum and our 6th grade students’ yearly Cardboard Car science project. Students used Design Thinking skills and TinkerCAD, a free web-based 3D design software, to plan and build models of their working full scale cardboard cars. In addition to touching on how other subject areas have been integrated in our school, we will facilitate a discussion amongst those in attendance about what amazing things you’ve done (or want to do) yourselves. Come join in the conversation!
These are my tweets from Charlie’s session as well as tweets I shared at the conference based on his recommendations. Scroll to the end to play the podcast recording!
This audio podcast is a recording of Wesley Fryer’s presentation, “Newton’s Laws of Classroom Blogging” on November 12, 2015, at the Miami Device Conference. The session description was:
Just like Newton’s Laws of Thermodynamics, there are Newtonian laws of classroom blogging. In this session we will explore why and how you can elevate writing in your classroom connecting to an authentic audience. The five laws are: All ideas get better with feedback. An authentic audience improves writing. Blogs expand the walls of the classroom. Blogs encourage sharing. Blogs encourage relationship building. Session resources are available on http://wfryer.me/newton.