This is a recording of Dr. Wesley Fryer’s breakout presentation “The Sound of Literacy,” at the 2017 KVATE (Kaw Valley Academy of Technology and Education” in St Marys, Kansas, on July 24, 2017. In the session Wes addressed the why and how of classroom podcasting. Shelly Fryer has presented this session at other conferences as “Improve Student Literacy Skills with iPad Audio.” Wes was substitute-presenting this session for Shelly at KVATE. View the podcast shownotes for referenced slides, resources and links.
This podcast features a recording of Wesley Fryer’s breakout session, “So Much More Room for iPad Activities,” at the 2017 KVATE (Kaw Valley Academy of Technology and Education” in St Marys, Kansas, on July 24, 2017. We discussed a variety of activities and apps for student iPad media projects, and also addressed classroom management, the use of Seesaw as a learning journal and digital portfolio platform, and more. Slides from Wesley’s ISTE 2017 session “Great Classroom iPad Projects and Activities” were referenced but not used exclusively. Check out the podcast shownotes for links to referenced apps and resources from the session. Follow Dr. Wesley Fryer on Twitter @wfryer and check out his other podcast channels, the weekly EdTech Situation Room (http://www.edtechSR.com – @edtechSR) and Moving at the Speed of Creativity Podcasts (http://feeds.feedburner.com/speedofcreativity/podcasts).
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 Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) at the Fall 2016 Kansas Google Summit in Maize, Kansas, on November 12. The title of the session was, “Quick Edit Videography Tips.” In the session participants watched 12 examples of classroom “quick edit” videos, discussed tips for student smartphone video projects, as well as workflows for publishing and sharing student video projects. Check out the podcast shownotes for links to referenced resources. Subscribe to additional audio podcasts by Wesley Fryer on Fuel for Educational Change Agents (https://audio.speedofcreativity.org), Moving at the Speed of Creativity Podcasts (http://www.speedofcreativity.org/resources/socpodcast/) and The EdTech Situation Room (http://edtechsr.com). Kansas Google Summits are hosted twice per year, in the fall in Maize, Kansas, and in the spring in Lawrence, Kansas. Follow Dr. Robert Moody on Twitter (@DrRobertMoody) to stay updated on dates, locations, registration links, etc.
This is a recording of a presentation by Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) at the Fall 2016 Kansas Google Summit in Maize, Kansas, on November 12. The title of the session was, “Geo-Maps for Geo-Literacy.” The session description was:
A Geo-Map media project can include text, hyperlinks, images, and videos connected to locations on virtual maps. Geo-Map projects can provide windows into events, concepts, places and stories which join disparate media elements into a cohesive digital narrative. Come learn how to use Google Map resources to start creating Geo-Maps and having your students create Geo-Maps to show what they know using multimedia combined with powerful, digital geographic tools!
All referenced resources from the session, including a 12 minute step-by-step video screencast tutorial, are available on http://showwithmedia.com/geo-map. Check out the podcast shownotes for more. Subscribe to additional audio podcasts by Wesley Fryer on Fuel for Educational Change Agents (https://audio.speedofcreativity.org), Moving at the Speed of Creativity Podcasts (http://www.speedofcreativity.org/resources/socpodcast/) and The EdTech Situation Room (http://edtechsr.com). Kansas Google Summits are hosted twice per year, in the fall in Maize, Kansas, and in the spring in Lawrence, Kansas. Follow Dr. Robert Moody on Twitter (@DrRobertMoody) to stay updated on dates, locations, registration links, etc.
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.
This podcast is an audio recording of the session, “Vitriol and obscenity: Where is the line?” at EdCampOKC on March 5, 2016. This was a session proposed and primarily facilitated by Rick Cobb (@grendelrick@okeducation) and Dallas Koehn (@bluecerealeduc). The session was motivated by a series of blog posts and tweets questioning the free speech rights of educators angry over current and proposed education cuts in the Oklahoma legislature, as well as other issues. This was a great conversation about very important issues. Podcast bumper “Blender Stinger” from RoyaltyFreeMusicLibrary.
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.