Category Archives: edtech

Newton’s Laws of Classroom Blogging (Miami Device 2015)

Duration: 0:53:29

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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.

Raised by Siri: A course in Digital Parenting by Carl Hooker

Duration: 0:52:17

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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:

SIRIously?!
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 the godfather of iPadPalooza, an absolutely phenomenal learning event on the level of Miami Device and The Mobile Learning Experience. Carl shared this session at SXSWEDU 2015, and the full hour recording is available on YouTube.

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!

 

Maker or Breaker? (STEM in the Library)

Duration: 0:45:38

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This podcast is a recording of a presentation at the October 8, 2015, Oklahoma Technology Association (OTA) Encyclo-Media Conference in Oklahoma City by Dr. Shelli Sharber and Dr. Mark Jones of East Central University. The title of the session was, “Maker or Breaker?” The description was: The latest innovative learning methods, such as mobile and maker learning, associated with STEM and STEAM projects have been gaining popularity in schools capturing the attention of many librarians.  What is the role of the school librarian in developing and creating these type of projects or programs? Do you have an interest in being involved or should you?  Presenter, Shelli Sharber, will introduce concepts and share ideas on fulfilling the librarian role as outlined in the most recent standards for school librarians.  Examples of collaborative projects will also be provided.

Shownotes:

  1. Dr. Mark Jones on Twitter: @markjonesphd
  2. Dr. Shelli Sharber on Twitter: @sksharber
  3. ECU Tigers Ed Tech on Twitter: @ECUEdTech
  4. ECU Tigers Ed Tech on Facebook
  5. Oklahoma Technology Association (OTA) Encyclo-Media Conference

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Chrome Improvement: Building Your Chromebook Toolbox by Jake Heister

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This podcast is a recording of Jake Heister’s presentation, “Chrome Improvement: Building Your Chromebook Toolbox” at the October 8, 2015, Oklahoma Technology Association (OTA) Encyclo-Media Conference in Oklahoma City. The description of the session was: Many schools are buying Google Chromebooks and asking, “Now what?” This session will introduce participants to a wide array of extensions, apps, and Chromebook-compatible sites for classroom use. Check the podcast shownotes for the link to Jake’s Google Slideshow, his Twitter channel, and other referenced resources.

Shownotes:

  1. Google Presentation Slides
  2. List of Handy Chrome Extensions
  3. List of Useful Chrome Add Ons
  4. 9 Google Classroom Tutorial Videos (YouTube playlist)
  5. LiveBinder of useful Chrome apps
  6. LiveBinder of useful, Chromebook-friendly Web 2.0 tools
  7. Useful Chrome Desktop Apps
  8. Follow Jake Heister on Twitter: @jakeheister
  9. Oklahoma Technology Association (OTA) Encyclo-Media Conference
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Managing WordPress Installations in CPANEL (Sep 2015)

Duration: 1:17:31

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This is a recorded presentation by Wesley Fryer at the September 28, 2015, WordPress OKC User’s Group Meeting in Edmond, Oklahoma. The title of the presentation was, “Managing WordPress Installations in CPANEL.” In the presentation Wes addressed:

  1. What is CPANEL & Why Use It?
  2. Installing WordPress with CPANEL’s File Manager
  3. MySQL Wizard in CPANEL
  4. Security Considerations for New WordPress Installs (UserIDs, Table Prefixes & Wordfence!)
  5. Managing MySQL Databases and Users in CPANEL
  6. Creating Subdomain WordPress Websites (like eyesright.speedofcreativity.org)
  7. Using Add-On Slot Websites in CPANEL
  8. Recommended Starter Plug-ins

#Periscope of STEM & STEAM Ideas at #EdCampEOC

Duration: 0:38:57

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This is an audio version of the #Periscope video of the “STEM & STEAM Ideas” session at #EdCampEOC in Chocktaw, Oklahoma, on July 30, 2015. The session was led primarily by Cathy Benge (@cathybenge1) and Vanessa Perez (@vperezy).

This Periscope video was recorded by Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) and also posted to YouTube:

This audio version has been edited slightly, with the majority of participant introductions from the start removed. Audio levels have also been normalized using Auphonic.

Show Notes include:

  1. Camp TechTerra YouTube
  2. Camp TechTerra on Facebook
  3. Wesley Fryer’s STEM lesson resources
  4. EdCampEOC website
  5. Oklahoma EdCamps

Podcasting Options with WordPress (July 2015)

Duration: 0:57:42

Published by Wesley A. Fryer

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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:

  1. Why Podcasting?
  2. Podcasting Workflow
  3. Easier with Apps
  4. Recording Recommendations
  5. Hosting Options
  6. Plugin: Podlove Player
  7. Plugin: Blubrry PowerPress
  8. Plugin: PodLove Publisher

Access the slides Wes used in this presentation on Google Slides using this shortened link: http://wfryer.me/wppod

Access more resources about podcasting / radio shows on ShowWithMedia.com.

Why Become a Connected Educator by Jared Covili

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This is an audio recording of a roundtable discussion led by Jared Covili (@covili) on May 1, 2015, at the WYTECC 2015 Conference in Rock Springs, Wyoming. The discussion focused on the meaning and benefits of being a “connected educator” today. Jared is the author of “Going Google: Powerful Tools For 21st Century Learning” and has been a trainer at Utah Education Network in Salt Lake City, Utah for 10 years. His second book, “Classroom in the Cloud,” is currently in production for a 2015 release. Learn more about Jared’s work on his website, www.jaredcovili.com.

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Apps and Beyond in the Elementary Classroom

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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!

iPad Quick Edit Videography (Sept 2014)

Duration: 0:53:45

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Yesterday I shared a videoconference with homeschoolers in Nenana, Alaska, which is almost 4000 miles away from where I love in Oklahoma City. The title of the videoconference was “iPad Quick Edit Videography.” I introduced participants to the use of the free “YouTube Capture” app for trimming videos, making video collages by combining clips, adding copyright-friendly music clips to videos, and publishing to YouTube. I also introduced the basics of using the iMovie for iPad app. I created a Google Doc of referenced links for the session, which included the “Quick Edit Video” page of Mapping Media, and the “Quick Edit Videography” webpage from my August 2014 iPad Media Camp curriculum wiki. The official session description was:

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!