Creating Multimedia eBooks (July 2014)

This is an audio recording of Wesley Fryer’s presentation, “Creating Multimedia eBooks,” on July 29, 2014, in Chicago, Illinois at the EdTechTeacher Midwest Summit. The official description was: Enhanced eBooks on iPads, iPhones and iPod Touches can include audio, video, and interactive animations in addition to digital text, images and links. In this session we’ll view examples of different multimedia eBooks created by both professional authors as well as students. We’ll learn how to use the iPad apps “Book Creator” and “Creative Book Builder” to create and share enhanced/multimedia eBooks using DropBox for free cloud storage/distribution. We’ll also discuss how to create printed version of your books using the print-on-demand service Lulu.com. Other options for directly publishing your eBooks will also be discussed, including Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP), the Apple iBookstore, and Google Play.  Presentation slides are available as a Google Presentation, additional resources and links are also available.

Duration: 01:01:03 Published by Wesley A. Fryer under CC BY NC SA 3.0.

Coding Fun with Hopscotch for iPad (June 2014)

This is an audio recording of Dr. Wesley Fryer’s presentation, “Coding Fun with Hopscotch for iPad” at iPadPalooza in Austin, Texas, on June 20, 2014. The session description was: Hopscotch is a free iPad app which can be used to introduce students to basic concepts of software coding and computational thinking, since it uses a “block based” programming language similar to “Scratch software from MIT. (scratch.mit.edu) In this session we’ll explore several techniques using the free 2013 eBook by Dr Wesley Fryer, “Hopscotch Challenges: Learn to Code on an iPad!” which enables students to create simple “collide games” on the iPad as well as mathematical art drawings. Learn how your students can begin developing their coding, computational thinking, and problem solving skills using Hopscotch for iPad!

Presentation slides for this session are available.

Duration: 01:22:22 Published by Wesley A. Fryer under CC BY NC SA 3.0.

Google Hangouts 101 (June 2014)

This is an audio recording of Dr. Wesley Fryer’s presentation, “Google Hangouts 101″ on June 10, 2014, at the EdTech Team’s Texas Summit featuring Google Apps for Education in Richardson. The breakout session description was: A Google Hangout is a free, web-based videoconference that can include up to 10 participants and an unlimited number of viewers who can participate via text Q&A. Google Hangouts support document and screensharing, as well as optional recording for archival and later viewing on YouTube. Google Hangouts are a fantastic platform for teacher and class collaboration. The Google Connected Classrooms program provides opportunities for students to participate in free virtual field trips throughout the year on a variety of engaging topics. Come learn how to add Google Hangouts to your virtual teacher toolbox! Session resources including presentation slides and referenced videos are available on Wes’ handouts wiki.

Duration: 01:01:44 Published by Wesley A. Fryer under CC BY NC SA 3.0.

Minecraft in the Classroom and MinecraftEDU (May 2014)

This is an audio recording of Dr. Wesley Fryer’s final (7th) class for “Mapping Media to the Common Core: Part 2″ with teachers in Montana on May 29, 2014. Wes taught this class via videoconference and online from Oklahoma City. This was part 2 of the “Simulations and Games” course module and focused primarily on Minecraft in the classroom and MinecraftEDU. This class is part of a seven part “Mapping Media to the Common Core: Vol 2″ blended learning course offered through Montana CSPD and the University of Montana. Learn more about this course by reading the syllabus and checking out our class blog of student/teacher/participant work on KidBlog.org. Referenced resources in this presentation included:

  1. The Simulation or Game page on Mapping Media to the Common Core
  2. The MinecraftEDU page of Wes’ STEM curriculum website
  3. STEM Seeds PD Camp
  4. Scratch account for Amy’s student (shared in this tweet from May 24, 2014)
Duration: 01:22:48 Published by Wesley A. Fryer under CC BY NC SA 3.0.

Simulations & Games: Part 1 of 2 (May 2014)

This is an audio recording of the last hour of Dr. Wesley Fryer’s class on “Simulations and Games: Part 1″ on May 22, 2014. This class is part of a seven part “Mapping Media to the Common Core: Vol 2″ blended learning course offered through Montana CSPD and the University of Montana. Learn more about this course by reading the syllabus and checking out our class blog of student/teacher/participant work on KidBlog.org. Referenced resources in this presentation included:

  1. The Simulation or Game page on Mapping Media to the Common Core
  2. The iPad Coding coding page of Wes’ STEM curriculum website
Duration: 00:51:49 Published by Wesley A. Fryer under CC BY NC SA 3.0.

Family Oral History and Smartphones (May 2014)

This is an audio recording of Wesley Fryer’s presentation, “Family Oral History and Smartphones” on May 3, 2014, at the annual Mo-Ranch Mens Conference near Hunt, Texas. The session description was: “Do you wish someone had recorded an audio interview with your great grandfather or great grandmother? How about your own father or mother? How valuable would an audio recording be in which one of your now-deceased relatives shared stories of their life growing up? What would it mean to hear that person share about their faith and their relationship with God, or how prayer and God sustained them through a dark valley in their life? It would be priceless to you and your family. Come to this session to hear examples of recorded family oral histories, and learn how to use free apps for your smartphone (iPhone or Android) to both record and share audio interviews with members of your family, church and community.” Access the slides from this presentation as well as referenced resources on wiki.wesfryer.com/Home/handouts/familyhistory.

Duration: 01:01:54 Published by Wesley A. Fryer under CC BY NC SA 3.0.

Educational Technology Trends (including STEM) in April 2014

This is a recording of Dr. Wesley Fryer’s presentation via webinar, “Educational Technology Trends (including STEM)” on April 3, 2014. This was shared over a Zoom desktop videoconference with graduate students enrolled in “EDCI 888 – Proseminar II: Technology Change, Research, and Theory” at Kansas State University in Spring 2014 with Dr. Rosemary Talab. Referenced links and resources are available in this Google Doc.

Duration: 00:53:21 Published by Wesley A. Fryer under CC BY NC SA 3.0.

Quick Edit Video – Part 1 of 2 (27 March 2014)

This is an audio recording of the second of seven classes taught by Dr. Wesley Fryer on “Mapping Media to the Common Core: Vol 2.” This session focused on “Quick Edit Videos,” and is the first of two parts. The first half of this class 1.5 hour class focused on digital portfolios and is not included in this recording. Referenced links and resources are included in this Google Doc. Dr. Fryer is using ideas on quick edit videography shared in this class in the chapter on “Quick Edit Videos” for volume two (the next book and ebook) in his Mapping Media series. Additional related links, examples, and resources are available on the “Quick Edit Videos” page of Mapping Media to the Common Core.

Duration: 00:39:48 Published by Wesley A. Fryer under CC BY NC SA 3.0.

Managing Digital Footprints – For Grandparents (March 2014)

This is an audio recording of a presentation shared by Dr. Wesley Fryer on March 12, 2014, at Church of the Resurrection in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The presentation explored what “digital footprints” are, why it’s important for parents and grandparents to have regular conversations with young people about their digital footprints, how many misconceptions abound concerning teen use of social media, and what we can do to manage our digital footprints constructively. (Note: Near the conclusion of the presentation, Wes inaccurately identified the name of the final video remix as “Come on Eileen” instead of “Video Killed the Radio Star.”)

Slides on SlideShare

Recommended books:

Referenced videos in the presentation included:

Goodnight iPad, Ann Droyd

UBC Digital Tattoo: If we looked you up online, what would we learn about you?

Youth and Media – Digital Dossier

Digital Life Popup Version by @amyburvall

Duration: 00:53:45 Published by Wesley A. Fryer under CC BY NC SA 3.0.

Visual Notetaking and Narrated Slideshows/Screencasts (Jan 2014)

This is an audio recording of Dr. Wesley Fryer’s class presentation on January 30, 2014, for students in Montana taking the graduate course, “Mapping Media to the Common Core: Part 1″ discussing visual notetaking as well as narrated slideshows and screencasts. Access our class blog (with links to the syllabus and other resources in the right sidebar) on kidblog.org/mmccmt14.

Duration: 01:35:55 Published by Wesley A. Fryer under CC BY NC SA 3.0.