Category Archives: playingwithmedia

Digital Literacy Framework for Common Core (Aug 2013)

Duration: 0:42:47

Published by Wesley A. Fryer

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This is an audio recording of Dr. Wesley Fryer’s presentation, Digital Literacy Framework for Common Core, on August 28, 2013, for teachers in Wells-Ogunquit Community School District. Access presentation slides (including links to referenced videos) on SlideShare. (Be SURE, if you have not already, to watch the referenced Google Search Story “Cheryl and Morgan: Learning Independence,” which is about teachers, students and parents in Wells, Maine.) The session description was: To be digitally literate, teachers as well as students need to be able to create and share online a variety of different multimedia products. These media products can be “mapped” to your curriculum, and if you’re in a Common Core state in the United States, to the Common Core State Standards. Interactive Writing, Narrated Art, 5 Photo Stories, Narrated Slideshows / Screencasts, Quick Edit Videos, and eBooks are a few of the media products learners should be able to create and safely share online. In this session, we’ll view different examples of student media products and learn about tools and strategies for helping teachers become digitally literate as “media mappers.” We’ll also explore how librarians and instructional coaches can use the “Mapping Media to the Curriculum” website as a roadmap to help teachers and students create media products as assignments for class and as artifacts in digital portfolios. Learn more and access session resources on maps.playingwithmedia.com.

Creating Narrated Slideshows (August 2013)

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This podcast is an audio recording of Wesley Fryer’s breakout session on August 27, 2013, in Freeport, Maine, at the RSU5 iPad Learning professional development day. The title of the presentation was, “Creating Narrated Slideshows.” Access session resources on the Narrated Slideshows / Screencasts page of Mapping Media to the Common Core, and the Narrated Slideshows page of Wesley’s handouts wiki. This audio podcast was normalized with Auphonic (free).

Welcome to Hogwarts (August 2013)

Duration: 1:16:05

Published by Wesley A. Fryer

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This is an audio recording of Wesley Fryer’s presentation for PK-12 teachers in Velma, Oklahoma, on August 13, 2013. The presentation slides are available on SlideShare. Most of the other referenced videos and resources in the session are available on Mapping Media to the Common Core.

Why Map Media to the Curriculum (April 2013)

Duration: 0:56:11

Published by Wesley A. Fryer

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This podcast is an audio recording of Dr. Wesley Fryer’s presentation to teachers in Saskatoon Public School Division over Skype on April 23, 2013. Access referenced videos and resources on http://list.ly/4Qr.

Getting Started with Interactive Digital Writing (Feb 2013)

Duration: 1:04:05

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This is an audio recording of a presentation for teachers in Yukon Public Schools on February 15, 2013, by Wesley Fryer. The official session description was: Students and teachers today need to practice interactive digital writing. Learn how to setup, use and moderate content on a classroom blog to improve student writing skills. A moderated classroom blog can be an ideal platform to use to share announcements, classroom news, and student work for a public audience. In this session we’ll use the free blogging site KidBlog to model the digital facilitation of student writing. We’ll also explore how free blogs on Posterous.com can be used by students to not only share text, but also different kinds of rich media including images, audio and video files. (Referenced resources are available on http://maps.playingwithmedia.com/interactive-writing/)

Creating Narrated SlideShows and Screencasts (Feb 2012)

Duration: 0:58:38

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This is an audio recording of a presentation for teachers in Yukon Public Schools on February 15, 2013, by Wesley Fryer. The official session description was: The ability to create narrated slideshows and screencasts and share them online should be a basic skill for digitally literate learners today. In this session we’ll explore the reasons why “playing with media” (including narrated slideshows/screencasts) is essential for digital literacy development, and discuss why teachers as well as students should be able to create narrated slideshows specifically to teach, learn, and demonstrate content mastery. We’ll view examples of narrated slideshows created by teachers as well as students, and learn about different tools we can use to create and publish these creations online. We’ll discuss the “workflow” for students creating narrated slideshows as a class assignment, either at home or in class using a cart of laptop computers, iPads, or the school computer lab. (Referenced resources are available on http://wiki.wesfryer.com/Home/handouts/ns)

Creating Multimedia eBooks (2 of 2 – Jan 2013)

Duration: 1:40:12

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This is a recording (part 2 of 2) of a meetup in Oklahoma City on January 18, 2013, about creating enhanced/multimedia eBooks on the iPad. The official meetup description was: Bring your own iPad to this FREE 3 hour, hands-on digital workshop where we’ll learn how to create and share enhanced eBooks. Enhanced eBooks can include recorded audio as well as images and text. These kinds of eBooks are perfect for parents and grandparents to create with young readers, or for learners of any age to create! Check out some examples on ebooks.playingwithmedia.com. We’ll use two different apps to create enhanced eBooks in this session, which you’ll want to purchase/install on your iPad in advance. They are:

This is a FREE meetup/workshop led by Dr. Wesley Fryer. Homeschoolers, classroom teachers, parents, grandparents, and anyone interested in creating enhanced eBooks as well as helping kids create enhanced ebooks are welcome to attend. Students 10 years old and older are also welcome to attend WITH a parent. More information is available about Wesley’s ebook “Playing with Media: simple ideas for powerful sharing” (2011) and “Mapping Media to the Common Core” (Feb 2013). More resources and links about creating enhanced eBooks are also available on Wesley’s wiki for this workshop: wiki.wesfryer.com/Home/handouts/ebooks

Creating Multimedia eBooks (1 of 2 – Jan 2013)

Duration: 0:54:45

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This is a recording (part 1 of 2) of a meetup in Oklahoma City on January 18, 2013, about creating enhanced/multimedia eBooks on the iPad. The official meetup description was: Bring your own iPad to this FREE 3 hour, hands-on digital workshop where we’ll learn how to create and share enhanced eBooks. Enhanced eBooks can include recorded audio as well as images and text. These kinds of eBooks are perfect for parents and grandparents to create with young readers, or for learners of any age to create! Check out some examples on ebooks.playingwithmedia.com. We’ll use two different apps to create enhanced eBooks in this session, which you’ll want to purchase/install on your iPad in advance. They are:

This is a FREE meetup/workshop led by Dr. Wesley Fryer. Homeschoolers, classroom teachers, parents, grandparents, and anyone interested in creating enhanced eBooks as well as helping kids create enhanced ebooks are welcome to attend. Students 10 years old and older are also welcome to attend WITH a parent. More information is available about Wesley’s ebook “Playing with Media: simple ideas for powerful sharing” (2011) and “Mapping Media to the Common Core” (Feb 2013). More resources and links about creating enhanced eBooks are also available on Wesley’s wiki for this workshop: wiki.wesfryer.com/Home/handouts/ebooks

Mapping Media to the Common Core with iPads (Jan 2013)

Duration: 0:57:03

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This is an audio recording of Wesley Fryer’s keynote presentation for students and faculty in the College of Education at the University of Oklahoma on January 13, 2013, kicking off an afternoon of digital learning. Slides for this presentation are available on SlideShare. Undergraduate students and faculty at the OU College of Education just received iPads in December for the first time, and this special day of learning was organized to kick off the exciting semester of digital collaboration which lies ahead. The description of this session was: Digital literacy today means much more than searching the Internet and using Microsoft Office. To be digitally literate, teachers as well as students need to be able to create and share online a variety of different multimedia products. These media products can be “mapped” to your curriculum, and if you’re in a Common Core state in the United States, to the Common Core State Standards. Interactive Writing, Narrated Art, 5 Photo Stories, Narrated Slideshows, Screencasts, Quick Edit Videos, and eBooks are a few of the media products learners should be able to create and safely share online. In this session, we’ll view different examples of student media products and learn about tools and strategies for helping teachers become digitally literate as “media mappers.” We’ll also explore how librarians and instructional coaches can use the “Mapping Media to the Curriculum” website as a roadmap to help teachers and students create media products as assignments for class and as artifacts in digital portfolios. Learn more and access session resources on maps.playingwithmedia.comhttp://wfryer.me/mmc

Narrated Art with AudioBoo for iPad for K-3 teachers (Dec 2012)

Duration: 1:01:50

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This is an audio recording of Wesley Fryer’s workshop for 1st grade teachers in Grove, Oklahoma, introducing them to “Narrated Art” projects using iPads on a new iPad cart just purchased by the school library with local grant funds. Referenced resources/links from this session are available.