This podcast is a recording of Shelly Fryer’s presentation “Technology Projects for Enriched Assessment” at Clevelend Elementary School in Oklahoma City Public Schools on December 6, 2016. Shelly presented this for teachers at Clevelend on behalf of Oklahoma A+ Schools, which is a network of schools promoting creativity and arts integration in the classroom. Shelly has been an A+ Fellow for three years, and an elementary educator for over twenty. She is in her fourth year of teaching 3rd and 4th grade at Positive Tomorrows in Oklahoma City, which is a private non-profit school exclusively serving homeless students and their families. This is the fourth year for Shelly’s classroom of students to be 1:1 with iPads. In this presentation, Shelly explored how digital making and creating with technology devices can become a powerful window for enriched assessment in the classroom. The A+ Essentials defines an enriched assessment as one which “Evaluates achievement by allowing students to demonstrate mastery through multiple measures.” Shelly shared student technology projects from her classroom including radio shows, projects with the SeeSaw Learning Journal, WordCloud projects, photo collages, and paper slide videos. Check the podcast shownotes for links to Shelly’s Google Slides used in this presentation, which included links to all referenced student project examples as well as the iPad Media Camp project matrix. Follow Shelly on Twitter @sfryer and visit her classroom website at http://classroom.shellyfryer.com.
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 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.
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 Wesley Fryer’s presentation on “Podcasting Options with WordPress” at the Oklahoma City WordPress User’s Group Meeting on July 27, 2015. The presentation addressed the following topics:
This is an audio recording of Stephanie Hime’s presentation “Apps and Beyond in the Elementary Classroom” on October 8, 2014, at the Oklahoma Technology Association / EncycloMedia Conference in Oklahoma City. Stephanie is a 3rd grade teacher in Clinton, Oklahoma. Her primary Twitter ID is @MrsHime and classroom Twitter ID is @himetimers. Her classroom YouTube channel has fantastic examples of student-created and teacher-created videos providing a “window” into classroom learning. Stephanie has been using KidBlog for interactive writing with her students for 3 years. Her website is www.mrshime.com. She posts 1 photo of students learning in her classroom PER DAY on ShutterCal, to share with parents and the world. She helps students use a variety of iPad apps to “show what they know with media,” and showcases student work through a weekly blog post and video. (See “Week 7” for a recent example.) The official description of her session was:
Apps are great, let’s use them to go beyond “just apps” and spring into class projects. An example is: use the Tellagami app to make a Book Review, then the Aurasma app to make an aura using the Gami as the overlay on a student’s illustration of the book. I would love to share my apps integrated into projects!
Learn to shoot, edit, and publish a video on an iPad in a fraction of the time this process takes with a laptop computer and “traditional” video gear! Flash-based video camcorders on mobile computing devices (like the iPad) can empower learners to create and publish “quick edit” videos. In this session we will discuss example iPad videos, explore different apps for quick-edit videography, and learn to to successfully facilitate student-created iPad videos. We’ll also learn about options for puppet videography with iPads, including actual finger puppets as well as virtual puppets using apps like Puppet Pals. Prepare to have fun and unleash a wealth of creative ideas on your students during and following this workshop!
This is a recording of Wesley Fryer’s after-school workshop for teachers at Independence Elementary School in Yukon, Oklahoma, on September 4, 2014. The workshop title was “Narrated Art Projects with AudioBoo Using iPads.” The session description was: Draw a picture or take a picture, and then record your voice with a website or app which shares your recording with your image. Narrated Art Projects provide excellent opportunities to practice meta-cognition, use nonlinguistic representation to boost student achievement, and improve oral communication skills. In this workshop we’ll view and discuss examples of student-created narrated art, and also create examples together in the session. Websites like AudioBoo and SoundCloud offer cloud-based audio recording and sharing using free smartphone applications as well as browser-based interfaces. Apps like ShowMe and Draw & Tell for iPad can streamline the creation and sharing of narrated art. Learn how narrated art projects can become important elements in students’ digital portfolios.” More resources related to Narrated Art and Narrated Photo projects are available on Mapping Media t othe Curriculum. Student examples shared at the start of the workshop included:
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.
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!