Wesley Fryer, Ph.D. (@wfryer)

Oklahoma City, OK

The below is an off-site archive of all tweets posted by @wfryer ever

November 1st, 2007

my ears are exhausted

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quote from the presenter “this is what is appealing to students as digital natives”

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the speaker volume is WAY too loud for this presentation, it is really an ASSAULT on my ears

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@jimohagan i actually like multimedia presentation software like PPT… i think it is overused and abused in many cases tho…

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would i want someone to “drive my learning” as an adult learner?

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again the presenter said “to DRIVE their [the students’] learning”

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i wonder if my kids would like this if they had this available at home?

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so is compass learning basically CAI?

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@lizbdavis you are welcome! do you know where people who were in the room were in the world? i’d love to know!

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are we at Mr Gatti’s in the cartoon room?

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i am being overwhelmed with multimedia at this moment in the preso

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i get uncomfortable when people say “with technology as the driver”

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compass learning “think aloud”

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ugh, this may be painful….

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historically direct literacy instruction has been supported up to the third grade

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National Association of Secondary School principals report…

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i am so glad to not be required to talk publicly again today! :-)

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@johnrivera at least nettrekker is a really good application and service - we just subscribed to the home version, my kids are excited…

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ah, finished with my 2 presentations at last, now it’s time to sit and get! :-)

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ustream is on, not sure if it’s working… http://urltea.com/1yvu

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join us from TechForum Austin at 8:15 in the morning Texas time! http://urltea.com/1yrp

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@djakes @snbeach one down to the hotel restaurant - Miguel and I are here!

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if the world is flat what should we do in schools? please share your thoughts! (it’s my topic tomorrow) http://urltea.com/1yoj

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jakes is touring us to NYC now, can you feel the bandwidth squeeze in sheryl’s session?

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@sdembo del.icio.us is like the borg too, but in a good way… mind level connections… wow.

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@jmaklary i love the voicethread / google earth integration idea!

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@jmaklary yes, i am really amazed and enthused by this, esp the web sharing of google maps— very similar to google notebook

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jakes says “tough luck” on bandwidth - he is going to start hogging….. ;-)

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jakes has moved from Google Maps to Google Earth - I had no idea you could do so much with Google Maps, the KML file option, maplets, etc!

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@Digimom this makes a good case for having your own cell phone network wireless card for a preso…

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ah yes, digital consumption does indeed drive bandwidth needs!

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yes, internet is much faster for jakes now!

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the web connection is being slow for david unfortunately as he shows google maps and CA fire locations

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@Allanahk yes, it is a great day to be in Texas! I am learning at the feet of one of my educational Yodas, David Jakes! I love Google Earth!

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@JLWagner no, my laptop is out of juice and i don’t have an extra battery… so i am in the back of the room plugged into AC power…

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@KarenJan sorry Karen, I’m in David Jakes’ session… i am recording it tho and will podcast it later…

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@mguhlin - Miguel, can you give me a ride to the airport today after this session?

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“tell me, i forget - show me, i may remember - but involve me and i’ll understand” - YES BUT IT IS UP TO THE TEACHER TO GUIDE!

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@woscholar yep, you’re right scott! a bad example can make such an impact… too bad good examples seem less powerful at times…

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“teachers want the pizazz with less work”

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@jmaklary it would be enthralling to see some arm wrestling now

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@ssandifer ok… we are a hard audience for sure in the backchannel….

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“teachers’ quality of life became better [when they have a smartboard] because the weren’t re-inventing the wheel”

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“smart has been around since ’91, that is just phenomenal”

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jakes has a GREAT wiki - http://newtools.pbwiki.c…

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“with the aeroliner i am engaging students” - “i can immediately bring notice to what i need”

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now video audio is working, but it sounds horrible, lots of static

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this video demonstration is the epitome of teaching with technology in many cases, unfortunately… video doesn’t work…

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video is not working… embarassing

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“this video is the epitome of teaching”

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“we are going to talk about THE SOLUTION which Smart provides”

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jakes asked out loud the important question: WHY are you trying to keep kids active and engaged, and active?

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Quizdom: Empowering Intelligent Interaction - isn’t it up to the teacher whether the interaction is intelligent or brain numbing?!

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my informal surveys today during the keynote actually worked when i asked folks to raise their hands…. wow. concept.

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how many teachers are actually comfortable using this remote control to “drive” instruction at the front of the room?

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Movie URL from this morning’s keynote, “A Vision of Students Today” - http://urltea.com/1yzb

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i’d like to talk to Plato, but i’m talking about the Greek one

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“we can make data talk to Plato”

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so is this guy actually saying if we buy a clicker for all the kids at our high school, no one will drop out?!

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“we keep the kids engaged and active”

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nat’l research council report on us high schools - 3000 kids drop out of high school every day

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@djakes that’s a great point

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why is everyone assuming a “lesson accelerator” is a good idea? maybe we need lesson deccelerators? back to the time issue….

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so is compass learning basically CAI?

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@mstina I’m in the main presenter room listening to vendors, right side, 3rd row by the middle aisle, next to david jakes

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do we need to “implement software into the district?”

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now we are hearing from an atomic learning rep

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in line at the gate - Austin airport - great day, I am worn out tho!

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bye for now twits, TechForum07 has been fun— like somone just said, “my head is full? can i be dismissed to go home, teacher?”

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@technolibrary that is a GREAT quotation from sheryl!

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@JLWagner a KML file is editable where a KMZ file is not, right?

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@smeech thanks scott! it was quite exciting to have the ustream.tv twist on things today. love online - ip tv! wow. the future is here.

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can’t you include a folder in a KML file?

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