Wesley Fryer, Ph.D. (@wfryer)

Oklahoma City, OK

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

January 2008

podcast posted last night: Strengthening America’s Foundation in STEM Education by Dr. Steven Beering - http://tinyurl.com/39mb5p

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enjoying a wonderful fire this evening - COLD night. Finished reading chapter 1 of “The Hobbit” with Alexander. Delightful evening.

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new podcast: Balancing Access and Freedom with Safety and Liability Protection - http://tinyurl.com/3cjg2n

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notes and some pics from session I just finished watching: Oklahoma Science PDI - http://tinyurl.com/2xsgsy

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@tcooper66 thanks - that mobile phone page is going to GROW a lot in February leading up to NCCE! http://tinyurl.com/2zjm3b

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@alicebarr I am attending the MidWinter conference at OU in Norman, OK, hosted by the K-20 Center

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listening to a preso on Oklahoma Science PDI: Bringing Authentic Learning to Oklahoma Schools through Inquiry Science

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Alan is discussing Mcluhan and his ideas now, people’s inabilities to change their mental maps when the medium changes

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Alan November just showed Bob Sprankle’s room 208 how we make a podcast video (about 30 sec of it)

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@vickia1962 look out! Twitter on SMS– hope you have an unlimited SMS plan! :-)

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@shareski I’m looking forward to the online visit with your class! See you at 7 pm CST

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new post: Opening minds about cell phones for learning - http://tinyurl.com/3xpmru

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interesting, get your child a visa cash or target card, give allowance for chores, track online - http://www.payjr.com/

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thanks to James Sigler for drawing my attention to the Sandia Report - http://tinyurl.com/3bncec

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@mrlembke well, my site is a blog, and sometimes content filters block all blogs. see if you can request the URL to be whitelisted….

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new post: Plagiarism, WikiPedia, and encouraging students to CARE about digital ethics - http://tinyurl.com/2wv3w7

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@dnorman i’m certainly happy to let you all keep and maintain all the awards in a “cold weather tolerance” competition! ;-)

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new post: Advice for schools embarking on the 1:1 journey? - http://tinyurl.com/yvng7t

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@shareski Canadiens certainly have a different tolerance level for cold… I know my wife would NEVER go for that on a long term basis…

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@pollockburke ok, well then I’ll stick with windy and dusty in oklahoma city then…. :-)

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dusty, blustery, nasty morning in Oklahoma City. Cold and windy. Reminds me of infrequent west Texas dust storm days.

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new post: Digital Citizenship Q&A Round #2 - http://tinyurl.com/yo9nfb

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@eisrnnr5 thanks for the reference the Borders Open Door Poetry contest. Wow.

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@petrock Greetings to you Peter, over the pond in Taiwan! Welcome to the Twitterverse, where everyone is a twit and proud of it! :-)

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@Steph731 for project help, i recommend you twitter a blog post link that gives specifics and details…

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@ffoxworth i have not had positive experiences uploading to teachertube either. not real pleased with it overall… don’t like all the ads

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@tonitones Hello Toni, all the way down in Hamilton NZ! Wow, summer holiday. I so wish that was my context right now! :-)

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@nicolekim Hi Narae! If you’re looking for more south Korean twitter users connect with @cburell - aka Clay Burell

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@CdnMathTeacher Erin, have you considered trying mathcasts with voicethread for teaching proofs? http://math247.pbwiki.com

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@becksintex I would start with voicethread.com instead of podcasting. My podcasting intro workshop is on http://tinyurl.com/2wwau9

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@dinae in response to your profile challenge on twitter’s utility - try using it for a backchannel conversation at a conference…

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@EdVibesProducer use tweetscan to make an RSS feed, than bring that into facbook news feeds - http://www.tweetscan.com/

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@pchoi9323 have you written a blog post or shared on a wiki your project description and goals?

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@michaellepark indeed. political satire is one of my primary ways to learn about politics. :-)

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@tcooper66 for more on mobile phones for learning check out karen montgomery’s great workshop and preso - http://tinyurl.com/2erqty

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@sendkathy i am @wfryer btw - @wes doesn’t go directly to me…. :-)

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@sendkathy so what was your overall take on the message? just change schools, or articulating a compelling vision for changing schools?

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new post: Two Million Minutes: A call for educational change - http://tinyurl.com/2u2863

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@ehelfant unfortunately I’m not attending or presenting at the Lausanne Laptop institute :-(

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certainly sounded like a great day at educon! wish i could have been there in person - looking forward to catching up via hitchhikr!

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@klmontgomery outstanding! that is great news. :-)

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new post: Digital Citizenship Video Q&A: Round 1 - http://tinyurl.com/yvwddp

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at Nancy’s fried pies, exit 51 on I-35 in south central Oklahoma. Yum!

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new post: Fond memories of Fred McPherson - http://tinyurl.com/3yfmll

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@jomcleay @jomurray most of my resources on digital storytelling are linked from http://teachdigital.pbwi…

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@kkliegman you are most welcome, Karen! Thank YOU for both facilitating this great use of VoiceThread as well as sharing it!!!

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@willrich45 greetings admins in Newtown, OH! How are you all going to action-plan and follow up on the ideas Will inspires you to consider?

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new post: VoiceThread Publishing Example: Safe, Powerful, Interactive - http://tinyurl.com/22rz8q

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@kkliegman thanks so much for sharing that GREAT voicethread link! I left your students some comments/feedback and posted this to my blog!

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@abaralt @dmantz7 thanks for the feedback on the voicethread!

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new post and voicethread: Bison on the Konza Prairie - http://tinyurl.com/yvfsog

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monday’s keynote: Podcast219: Powerful Tools, Powerful Possibilities - http://tinyurl.com/2fyvoa

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@GingerTPLC it was great visiting with you at the conference yesterday! I’ll let you know when I can come!. Great to visit w/your kids too!

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great workshop in Salina Kansas today! Unfortunately roads and windshield are icing up :-(

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@kmurray sorry I couldn’t get on skype today. I need a cell network data card!

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@CNNnewsroom: You’re losing potential viewers because you do not support embedding. Case in point - http://tinyurl.com/3d5eb5

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new post: Understanding and respecting copyright a problem for many - http://tinyurl.com/3d5eb5

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@kmurray352 I’d love to skype in tomorrow at 4 MT/3CST if my schedule in Salina permits - I’ll be on skype, if you see me skype me then!

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@cathyjo this post explains how I’m using tweet scan’s RSS of my @wfryer messages and monitoring them with Safari - other aggregators work 2

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enroute to Salina Kansas for StarTech conf maƱana - enjoying Van Halen on 92.7 THE ZOO!

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@lloydcrew you are most welcome! i’ll post a podcast of the preso after monday. i’m enthused as this is a student conference!

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85 slides done! now tomorrow I’ll just need to add the wiki links… http://teachdigital.pbwi…

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@epaxton well, i subscribe to the “lessig method” for presentations. few words on slides, lots of images. certainly faster to create…

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@klmontgomery right. but there’s so much to say…. always a challenge. i’m doing far less formal prep for my breakouts!

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80 outline slides done, now adding flickr creative commons images…

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@klmontgomery agreed. i’m trying to cut back in 2008. a bit. :-)

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starting on my PPT presentation for Monday’s keynote. It’s planned, but not made… yet!

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@WillyB that’s awesome. when i started blogging stuff like this was called “The Warlick Effect!” Glad I could be an amplifier 4u. Good post!

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new post: Helping Mom Move to Google Docs - http://tinyurl.com/yun5k4

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just got back from an amazing Konza Prairie tour a/ my old scoutmaster as our docent.. Saw over 100 bison! Recorded the docent commentary!

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@WillyB i am loving tweetscan to RSS. now i can follow all my direct @wfryer messages!

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@becksintex there are great helps on voicethread.com under HELP - TUTORIALS - they used to have a PDF quickstart but i can’t find it now…

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@fleep just found your blog and UCit podcasting project thanks to @kjarrett - are faculty liking os x server for blogging and podcasting?

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@glassbeed oh my. that is another category of cold entirely! i don’t think i’ve experienced temps that low ever!

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Very cold in Manhattan, Kansas today!

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new post: Ohio Education Association gives bad advice on social networking - http://tinyurl.com/2tv8ev

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new podcast: an interview with Steve and Ben, co-founders of VoiceThread! Announcing ed.voicethread.com! http://tinyurl.com/2poe8a

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@cburell you are most welcome clay— it’s wonderful to be able to collaborate and learn together even tho we live and work so far apart!

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@smeech i sent you a skype add request…

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@jenorr hadn’t heard of crunchyroll - are the kids being threatened by anonymous folks? their site doesn’t seem to offer links on safety…

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@cburell thanks, glad you got the file. i’m about to publish an edited version, just you and Ken Carroll… that was a GREAT conversation…

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@mrlembke sept 20th as a release date for inheritance book 3 / Brisingr is even better than october! GREAT news! :-)

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@susanettenheim that is super! I am so glad you all are getting out the word about the new voicethread for education too!

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@smeech you bet — i will be on a bit early this afternoon, prior to probably 3 pm CST

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@klmontgomery thanks thanks thanks for setting up that interview. I think that was GREAT and am so excited about http://ed.voicethread.com

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just recorded an AMAZING skypecast with Steve Muth and Ben Papell: Co-Founders of VoiceThread! Coming soon on Tech Shopping Cart!

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new post: Manage Twitter contacts with Twitter Karma - http://tinyurl.com/2c2qub

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@markwagner how has the educator academy gone overall, Mark? better format than last year?

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@penningm52 I don’t know but mike lawrence would! Send a twitter to @techmaverick

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it is a DREAM come true to have my macbook back… wow. feels like a 100% new machine. If only it was as thin as the MacBook Air… :-)

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@smeech i’d love to share a preso over video for your students in ProTechT - let’s talk details! :-)

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new post: Feedback on a great podcast about articulating a vision for educational change - http://tinyurl.com/26yfvs

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@klmontgomery outstanding on the scheduling. i need corp. email access on my iphone… see you on skype at 10 am! :-)

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@ELanghorst can you please send me a link to the Nebraska fight song you want me to use for the podcast bet I lost? I am late late late…

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@ELanghorst woo-hoo! That is GREAT Eric!!! I am so stoked! Are you bringing you wife? Mine is coming, her first time to the Pacific NW!

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@klmontgomery great news on the downloads for the last tech shopping cart podcast! have you confirmed our guest for tomorrow?

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@klmontgomery alexander will be stoked to hear the name. we looked up the info i tweeted earlier on my iphone at dinner tonight

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@PWoessner unfortunately i’m not making it to METC this year… maybe next. I will be at MODLA this summer tho…

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@klmontgomery excellent. the wikipedia article has a lot of info - http://en.wikipedia.org/…

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new post: Surviving 11 days without my MacBook - http://tinyurl.com/yqjjlt

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Christopher Paolini’s third book in his Inheritance trilogy will be published 23 Sep 2008 (via WikiPedia)

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@seamuscummins welcome to twitter

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presentation links today updated: “Creating, Collaborating and Blended Learning in the 21st Century Infoverse” - http://tinyurl.com/2ml77o

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@ddraper good thing you don’t have any other irons in the fire… [sarcasm] that does sound like a lot…

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@ddraper how long are the required readings? that is often the killer….

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new post: Monitoring Twitter direct messages and blog comments with Safari RSS - http://tinyurl.com/ytw7ew

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@lihonda you are most welcome! good to start talking about voicethread - a new version just for education is set to be released this week

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finally got my MacBook back from Apple after 11 days. Everything replaced almost, HD fine - like new! Finally did iPhone upgrade - nice!

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@thekyleguy see examples #5 for post-secondary podcasting - http://teachdigital.pbwi…

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@The_Oilman thanks for the link to web huddle! hadn’t seen it.

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@jdungan yes that IS a GREAT graphing site! my son has been using it to graph our alliance on Travian! http://arnorlegion.pbwik…

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@jimlerman Hi Jim! We need to follow up with Jamie O on the k12online PD database. just added that to my taskpaper list of to do’s…

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@blendedlearning yes indeed. it is. nice twitterID btw

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@mwedubloggers I wish I was out in SF with you all this year! Please tell Mike L to invite me back in 2008! :-)

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@lihonda if you’re looking for a great voicethread project check out great book stories! http://greatbookstories….

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@abaralt Anna, what’s the URL to your kindergarten weather wiki? i’d love to see it!

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@PWoessner hey patrick! i had a great skype call with elizabeth and karen m today— you all are doing some AWESOME things! :-)

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@ELanghorst happy new year eric! i owe you a podcast with some nebraska intro music. which song do i use?

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@mhendricks1012 what’s the best way to get oklahoma school district leaders to follow your district’s example with 1:1?! My burning question

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@barblcohen indeed, web-based apps are the BOMB. i’ve been without my own macbook for 10 days now and it has been less painful 4 that reason

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@jdwilliams i’m thinking we’ll see lots more interesting apps for both the Touch and iPhone after the developer kit is released in February

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@joensharo this is a late reply, you need to include @username… sadly no, i’m not attending TCEA this year, 1st time to miss since 1997

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@k_eepps keep trying! we need more English speaking, twitter using educators in Switzerland! :-)

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@mrneedleman you are most welcome! i was excited to see that twitter change… now if they just made it easier to view new followers…

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@techmancolby as a new iPod Touch owner/user I’m sure you’re fired up about Apple’s new applications for the touch announced today!

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@ratzelster indeed, music does help. and i love pandora too… haven’t used it in awhile tho, need to revisit it!

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@pnwood i’m not abandoning google reader yet!

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@spetermann thanks for the link to ulib via your blog! http://www.ulib.org/

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@quirkytech i disagree. blogging is a communications modality, not a genre.

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@lainiemcgann i’ve been exploring your websites, diigo links, etc— looks like you all are up to some great work in NMUSD!

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@bobsprankle can’t wait to hear Tim Tyson’s preso.. thanks for posting it! Sadly my macbook is still in repair so i can’t sync my ipod now..

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@bbelardi I like those guidelines for lifelong learning you blogged about? Do you have a URL for those?

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@kassissieh well, arriving late with a technology does permit a company to go to school on the mistakes of others…

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new post: Welcome change to Twitter conversations - http://tinyurl.com/yoyn7b

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was going to read articles for my dissertation research tonite, ended up writing 2 unrelated blog posts. sign. signs of blogging addiction?

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@cburell i’ve added that task to the list i compiled today using taskpaper… goal: have it to you by week’s end!

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@cburell ah yes. thanks for another needed reminder. my macbook has been with apple repair for 10 days but i think i have it on backup…

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new post: Content filtering and packet shaping going mainstream? http://tinyurl.com/2jzfzr

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awaiting the arrow of light ceremony - Alexander will be up there next year bridging over to Boy Scouts

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so I guess peoplefeeds is dead? what/who in the world is “Shift Market?”

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@teach42 that is a big relief steve. i had my suspicions but i’m glad you’ve clarified things ;-)

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working on applying GTD principles today - reviewed projects and tasks, now on to some top priorities for the day

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finished “following my followers” tonight. gosh. what is this conversation going to be like in 5 years?

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@thecleversheep so glad you’re on twitter! :-) Best response to cell phone bans I’ve seen is Doug Johnson’s - http://tinyurl.com/273bok

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@courosa For podcasting tools and resources see http://teachdigital.pbwi…

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GREAT news on a grant related to our statewide celebrate oklahoma voices project. press releases will be forthcoming. Money is good!

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@Holtsman some of the important questions which can help you: Do you like malware/spyware/viruses? Do you like being creative? If N/Y, gomac

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new post: Bandwidth is digital oxygen (Takes on today’s Stevenote from MacWorld08) - http://tinyurl.com/2redqh

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@ssandifer that’s my bet. Moscone was the focal point for a lot of twits today! :-)

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just brain dumped 50 current to-dos into taskpaper - i think i really like this app! http://tinyurl.com/39xo3a

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new post: Organizer Mac software, California Dreamin’ (MacWorld08) - http://tinyurl.com/2vtf9d

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I’ve updated my current, partial list PDF file of available presentations and workshops- http://tinyurl.com/yoj5yh

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new post: Gang signed vandalism at my Oklahoma City parking garage last night - http://tinyurl.com/2z4tgu

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new post: Verify software is reputable and malware free before downloading - http://tinyurl.com/2th964

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all my wordpress blogs are now officially moved over to my new ISP. yeah! - http://tinyurl.com/2m2ucv

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new post: Response to a newspaper editor, Buddy Pearson, on social networking experiences - http://tinyurl.com/yskwuk

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my 3rd wordpress blog is moved over and working well— 4th is not b/c i did not upgrade it first…. ugh…

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i absolutely love “tabbed browsing” and can hardly imagine utilizing and working information on the web now without it…

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working to get my 2 remaining blogs online with my new ISP - learningsigns and talkingscience

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praise the LORD - I am back online. http://www.speedofcreati…

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watching episode four of Ken Burns “The War” and trying to move MySQL databases from my old ISP to the new…

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new post: Lessons learned moving Wordpress blogs to a new server - http://tinyurl.com/2omgq9

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@palisade14 which post are you referring to? I’d certainly like to consider that angle of parents blogging about their kids and family…

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@briangrenier yes! looking forward to that! just setup a wiki to help coordinate these presos over video… i like the travel time! :-)

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updated parent internet safety wiki with resources on IM/chat and malware - http://teachdigital.pbwi…

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website DNS change has been submitted, website transfer process initiated, static explanatory page up: http://www.speedofcreati…

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@aschmitz it was working just briefly, then reverted to same errors…

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@woscholar good call. My relationship with POWWEB is over. I am moving all to SiteGround.

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@garystager what’s the link to the post, Gary?

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almost done with a full site backup: all 4 mySQL databases and all other files on the server… i’m switching ISPs… already paid the fee..

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well, the tech support person on chat didn’t solve the problem or shed any light other than saying “this could be a problem with mySQL”

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i am on live chat with a support person now…

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my blog host (POWWEB) did some big updates today that affected file permissions— i think that is the root of my problems

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at least i got a static page up

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well I thought i had figured out my problem was a .htaccess issue, but apparently not

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@mguhlin got time for some skype IM help?

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@mguhlin if i want to upload my backup mysql, do i just rename that when i upload or do i have to do something to the file to rename?

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on my test site that is working with the dashboard, the public website/root doesn’t load anything, but it doesn’t give the can’t connect

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i’d rather be giving my full attention to episode 2 of ‘the war’ now that is on…

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ah this is frustrating….

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the root/public page won’t load at all tho

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ok, i uploaded a fresh copy of wordpress to a subdirectory, using my same mysql database - all the dashboard/admin pages work great

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@mguhlin thanks for the suggestions— i am trying to reconnect in a temp directory… at least i do have a full backup, that feels good…

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then i get the connection error again - strange also i don’t see the usual WP error screen on the root domain/public page, just the dashbd

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here’s the strange behavior— when i reset my password in mysql, I CAN get my WP dashboard to come up for a couple of clicks

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@aschmitz i’m not familiar with mysql optimize/repair table commands - do you have a link?

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@becksintex I like iSafe’s curriculum generally, tho i think the movie “predator” is over the top / not realistic and play up the fear…

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@bhwilkoff no the databases are different… i did just get a backup with phpmyadmin

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error is cannot connect to database… ugh. this is when i don’t like being my own tech support….

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i reset my pw in mysql, reset pw in wp-config.php - WAS able to get the dashboard up for awhile, but then i get the same error…

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i am buffaloed - speedofcreativity.org has been down all day, other WP blogs on the same domain are up - can’t resolve the problem…

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i’ve thoroughly updated “Internet Safety and Social Networking for Parents” - http://tinyurl.com/222zgr

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@klmontgomery did you find the “who-hah” tonight?! ;-)

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new post: Beware of outdated links and mailto links! - http://tinyurl.com/23hr5d

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new post: Political emails fly fast, but are readers validating content? - http://tinyurl.com/35rt9q

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@technolibrary outstanding- thanks for this heads up, I’d love another reason to visit Seattle!!! :-)

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@kjarrett that is great- Voicethread is announcing a new secure educator-student only site in about a week - i’m excited for that

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