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 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.
This audio podcast is a recording of Carl Hooker’s presentation “Raised by Siri: A course in Digital Parenting” at the 2015 Miami Device Conference on November 12. The session description was:
Remember when your parents used to complain about television and rock n’ roll? Now we complain about Snap Chat and Texting. We are now officially old. Unlike our parents we have tools and resources available to us, but how many of those are valuable and how many of them are scare tactics? In this entertaining session we’ll try and find answers that Siri can’t.
Carl is also the author of a free iTunesU course titled “Digital Parenting 101.” Since his school is 1:1 with iPads, offering this parent resource via iTunesU encourages them to use and get more familiar with their child’s iPad.
These are my tweets from Carl’s session, which was outstanding. Scroll to the end of this post to play the audio podcast from this great session!
What is blended learning and why should educators embrace it? How can we move towards a vision of blended learning in our schools? This session presents an OVERVIEW, WAYPOINTS, and DIRECTIONS for the Roadmap to Blended Learning.
This is an audio recording of Felix Jacomino‘s presentation at the Mobile 2013 Conference in Tucson, Arizona, on September 16, 2013. Felix is the Director of Technology at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Day School in Coconut Grove, Florida, just outside Miami. The official conference description for this session was: Administrative support is the most important factor of a school’s success with any program. School heads, leaders, department heads, business officers, and other decision makers will want to attend this session, discussing the do’s and don’ts of implementing mobile devices. Spanning across all aspects involved, topics discussed will include technical requirements and best practices, professional development, BYOD vs school-owned, public relations, parental involvement, student preparedness, and much more. Follow Felix on Twitter: @felixjacomino.
This is an audio recording of Connor Janzen and Ben Honeycutt’s presentation, “Education as a Revolution: The One World Cause Project” at the 2013 Podstock Conference in Wichita, Kansas, on July 19, 2013. The official session description was: “Education has not, all at once, stopped being revolutionary. Changes happening around the world indicate that it will continually evolve. Our duo-formatted presentation will focus on the importance of educational change and progress through our initiative to connect schools globally for greater collaboration and learning.” Check out the podcast shownotes for links to the One World Cause website and related social media websites.
This podcast is a recording of Ben Grey and Wesley Fryer’s TechForum Chicago 2011 presentation on May 6, “Bringing the Community into the Classroom.” The official session description was: Sharing is a moral imperative for educators. In this session, we’ll explore ways in which forward-thinking schools are using digital platforms and Web 2.0 tools to share information and ideas with parents and community members. From classroom learning hubs that allow parents to tune into “digitally powered show and tell” to integrated communications plans that use social media, eNewsletters, and Google Docs to get the community more involved, we will look at ways of providing rich windows into our schools as learning environments. Ben Grey’s presentation slides are available on SlideShare. Wesley’s referenced links are available on the wiki page, “Share Your Ideas: Platforms for Publishing.” Follow Ben Grey on Twitter @bengrey. Follow Wesley Fryer on Twitter @wfryer.
This is an audio recording of Wesley Fryer’s presentation, “Smart Networks,” at the the 14th Annual August Institute, “Technology Runs Through It”conference at the University of Montana in Missoula. (This session title was originally suggested as “Lies Your Tech Director Told Me,” but “Smart Networks” was the final approved title.” Presentation slides are available on SlideShare. The official conference “blurb” for this session was: Strategies to support a web-based learning environment such as filtering, infrastructure, bandwidth and safety issues. What are the considerations needed to write policy and acceptable use guidelines that support a web based – web 2.0 learning environment? Policy and recommendations for using handhelds and social networking in the k-12 learning environments from an administration perspective. Check out Wesley’s eBook “Playing with Media: Simple ideas for Powerful Sharing.”
This podcast is an audio recording of Wesley Fryer’s opening keynote address at the 2011 TechForum in Chicago, Illinois. (The actual location of the Techforum was in Lincolnshire, IL, just north of Chicago.) The title of Wesley’s presentation was, “Leading Schools with Digital Vision in a Bubblesheet World.” Referenced videos and other resources from the presentation are available on Wesley’s wiki.