Wesley Fryer, Ph.D. (@wfryer)

Oklahoma City, OK

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

July 2008

@joebjr @helenabaert I thought about doing a Ustream of the opening session… I should have! Sorry! Maybe I can do that next time…

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new post: Notes from A Plus Schools Conference Opening Session - http://twurl.nl/5c78a7

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watching and listening to “Smart Strategies for the Creative Classroom: Leveraging Free Technology Tools” by Dawn Danker at A+ Schools conf

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Watching a clown perform, listening to some great banjo pickin. Conference begins officially in 3 min

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Enroute to the A Plus schools arts integration and creativity conference in OKC

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new ITM blog post: Behold the clash of civilizations - http://twurl.nl/3sc43q

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@coordinatortwo It’s hard to deny that Drupal offers more options than Ning. The learning curve is steeper tho, and you must self-host.

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new post: A delicious facelift, skypecast drawbacks, and a new Flickr site - http://twurl.nl/0034ot

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new post: Drupal versus Ning for Learning Community Websites - http://twurl.nl/dykqwc

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@Dowbiggin Thanks - that was a fun conversation. SO great to have the backchannel going on with Q and A, and asides being shared!

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On Ustream live now with Christine and PBwiki educators! http://www.ustream.tv/ch…

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@davecormier Thanks for that link Dave, Bill has done a great job with this drupal blueprint. http://tinyurl.com/622h3s

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new post: Drupal dabbling begins - http://twurl.nl/zg62q3

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Just started watching the movie “Beyond the Gates” - http://tinyurl.com/6eo4qg

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@chrisssve @lorenchuk so sorry about the mac compatibility problems with the skypecast tonight. hopefully that won’t recur…

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@adriddle good suggestion on chatzy - sorry I didn’t see this suggestion before we started the skypecast. We’ll try Elluminate next time…

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I’ve changed the permissions on the Storychasers website so authenticated users can create forum topics! http://storychasers.org

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in the skypecast about storychasers - http://tinyurl.com/63xbrb

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what is it? who can predict? it’s coming soon! http://notk12onlineconfe…

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@johnpeters if you are using a mac you shouldn’t need drivers for a firewire DV cam and Ustream. For a windows computer, i’m not sure

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@CLykowski I’m looking for it now and will email you back! :-)

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@johnpeters you should be able to use any DV camera source, I’ve used a Sony camera with firewire. As long as it’s DV and firewire…

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finished writing up ideas 4 field trip curriculum to the OHA museum from today. VoiceThread extenstion activities! http://tinyurl.com/5ue3lh

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new post: How can I join tonight’s skypecast? - http://twurl.nl/lk2i7j

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@lorenchuk sure, I’ll be glad to! email me and I’ll fix your account. http://www.wesfryer.com/…

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new post: Central Asia, Oil, Geo-Politics and Smart Playlists - http://twurl.nl/q57n3o

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new podcast: Background and Formative Ideas for the Storychasers Project - http://twurl.nl/n5f7az

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new post: NOTk12onlineconference.org - http://twurl.nl/gnmsal

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The mystery is revealed at last. NOTk12onlineconference.org. The conversation begins. http://k12onlineconferen…

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I recommended OpenDNS to our network support tech today for a basic level of network content filtering. new2him. http://www.opendns.org/

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Twitter Karma is not working for me, it misses a bunch of folks. Not sure why.

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Anyone know an alternative to Twitter Karma thatwill let you see/filter your twitter followers to see only those you are not following yet?

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No one can accuse my old Health Savings Plan administrators of making it easy for participants to get their money out of their system…

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Final Cut Pro Studio is still installing… 56 GB is a lot of content…

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installing Final Cut Pro Studio on the new MacBook Pro. 52.7 GB of hard drive space required. Wow.

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Another day, another dream lunch at Boulevard Cafeteria. Yum!

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@ShawnKball Absolutely Shawn! Maine Memory looks like a GREAT project and I so appreciate you sending the link! http://www.mainememory.n…

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@LeifHar good question. I think it is possible for people with different opinions on policy to still support our soldiers / troops

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@scottswanson Scott: I finally published our conversations from COSN and NECC! Thanks to you and April! http://twurl.nl/cuomcd

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@chrischampion correct. now is a bad time to start a wordpress upgrade if you’re on US time. :-)

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new post: Fix for Podpress and Wordpress 2.6 compatibility issue - http://twurl.nl/tc4wh7

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new podcast link - http://twurl.nl/cuomcd

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new podcast: Conversations with Scott Swanson and April Hope, 1st OLPC HS Student Chapter, 1 to 1 Immersion w Tablet PCs, EBC08 - http:/ …

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the jury is in. I LOVE the new Wordpress 2.6! (I just upgraded from 2.3.3 on my main blog. Lots of good improvements…

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@Dowbiggin indeed they do, and it is so important for so many reasons that we all hear them regularly. many folks are fatigued hearing stats

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finally changed my twitter icon to a real photo. I’m no longer a card player avatar from Hoyle card games, an old mac os 9 app. :-)

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@skydaddy I’m not sure who came up with “podcatcher” as a term. Maybe Adam Curry? http://en.wikipedia.org/…

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@jimohagan thanks. I have applecare so I’ll be good! I have a 1st gen macbook and it’s had problems. That’s why I’m loving my new macbookpro

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@skydaddy I hope so. I’m looking forward to sharing that site as we gear up for Veteran day celebration events this year in Oklahoma.

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Finished watching the 2007 DVD of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame induction ceremony by OETA. Wow. An amazing event recognizing AMAZING people.

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new post: Great VoiceThread resources - http://twurl.nl/xv1dow

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I agree with Toby Keith that we need to remember and support our troops. I wonder if Toby knows about http://theyhavenames.com

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if you missed my post a few weeks back about my new day job, it’s here- http://www.speedofcreati…

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@elemenous no I hadn’t heard of that, but thanks for the link. Looks very interesting. http://www.heymath.com

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“the true character of a person is revealed when you see what they do when no one is watching” (2007 OK Hall of fame intro of Toby Keith)

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now watching the introduction of Toby Keith in the 2007 Oklahoma hall of fame (recorded DVD)

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@jimohagan ok jim, I’ll give that a try. the CD/DVD player is not working either, so I’m taking it into our local apple geniuses tomorrow!

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We certainly inducted some amazing folks in the Oklahoma hall of fame in 2007. I’m so enthused at the prospect of sharing this online!

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@klmontgomery ah, thanks for that link… hopefully before long that mr will become a dr! :-)

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@kcaise thanks for the advice. payments definitely sound good at this point!

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replaced old macbook hard drive with original, reformatted entire hard drive, computer is still having same processor slowdown problem. :-(

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@klmontgomery I didn’t hear i’d had a name change! what is the context?

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watching the DVD of the 2007 Oklahoma Hall of Fame inductee ceremony.

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well, the IRS sent a nice note today saying we owe an extra 2K for 2006 taxes. lovely. and so well times too, right at a job transition.

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just ichatted with the family… videoconferencing is SO great. Almost like being there. We need the 3D virtual hologram technology tho…

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@cairnsco @LParisi @bobsprankle best part of Hancock was the prison scene where the PR guy’s son gives Hancock his toy creature. Touching.

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@cairnsco @LParisi @bobsprankle I thought the plotline was going to turn too cheesy midway when “the other” was revealed, but it worked…

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Well, I am definitely NOT going to take my 10 year old to see Hancock… Clever plotline, way too much profanity and violence tho. Too bad.

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@cburell my experiences with that ISP and their mySQL setup / support have been VERY bad as I think you know. Sorry to hear about that. :-(

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@mguhlin thanks for the corrections and additions to last week’s post on teacher team blogs - great graphic too! - http://twurl.nl/5rn0bz

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@elmofromok yes, he was assaulted in his driveway at night in front of his home, pistol whipped and knocked unconscious. Terrible. Scary.

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Last tweet should have been mugged and good grief. Jott isn’t perfect!

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A friend of mine here in Oklahoma City was miked this weekend in his drive way, good breeze. http://tinyurl.com/563vtx

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the ability to create online forms with Google Spreadsheets is phenomenal. One of the most useful web 2 things I know how to do!

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OK, I spoke too soon. NOW I’m done with K12Online08 google document forms and emails for the evening…

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Done working on and sending emails related to K12Online08 tonight. Whew.

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my first impressions working with Bento tonight are GREAT. Very similar to Filemaker Pro in some ways, but easier and definitely better.

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downloading a free trial of Bento - http://www.filemaker.com…

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Going to see Hancock

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@shudson71 Thanks for the encouragement! I think this project has LOTS of positive potential! Bit by bit, as Bob Sprankle might say…

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new post: Magically entered data - http://twurl.nl/rvymuk

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Had a great meeting today evaluating our last Celebrate Oklahoma Voices workshop. Working now on the eval form 4 participants. Google Docs!

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@mguhlin Yes, storychasers on Wednesday night, 7 pm central! So far I am loving Drupal. http://storychasers.org/…

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rebuilding / recreating iTunes playlists with my 10 and 8 year olds…

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new post: Transformative power of flash-based video cameras - http://twurl.nl/1zsfjz

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@kcaise …to my former employer when i resigned… I don’t miss those other 3 laptops. ;-) I do miss the camcorder i had tho.

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@kcaise I had a 2 year old 1st gen Macbook before getting the Macbook pro. (Also a Dell inspiron and 2 HP laptops, but I sent those back…

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@minhaaj The site I’m using Joomla for now is http://celebrateoklahoma…

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@Tom_Turner Not her first Mac but first her first iMac. She had a 1st gen G3 & then an eMac. Now she has to say goodbye to OS9 classic apps!

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my mom just bought a new iMac!

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Hot hot hot again today in OKC. Over 100 degrees F again. :-(

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@Brainfrieze I never heard of the Safari network timeline, and didn’t know the develop nene is accessible via prefs. Thanks!!!!

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@sherriguerra yes I love tabbed browsing- how would I open a wdget in a tab from my blog?

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@berniedodge excellent, thanks! I knew I had seem that before. Great!

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@CLykowski sorry for the late reply, go ahead and create a login there. Did you see the website I left on your blog for student broadcasting

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@minhaaj I am using Joomla on another site but I think Drupal is great for building a learning community, similar to Ning

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Touring the Oklahoma Heritage Association’s museum with my family and parents

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@cburell that definitely sounds appealing!

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i am thinking there is a web browser which shows you a status update of what site url’s are trying to load, that could help troubleshoot…

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one of my blog sidebar widgets is either not loading or taking forever to load. how can i figure out which one is not loading?

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this macbook pro is so fast I feel like I am keyboarding on a Dodge Viper. :-)

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new post: Wordpress 2.6 up and running - http://twurl.nl/33180v

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@cburell No I haven’t given that a try. Glad to know it is working great for you! I may have to check it out.

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whew. I was able to update all 4 of my wordpress blogs to v 2.6. Low stress for 3 of them, but my main blog was running WordPress 2.3.3.

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I officially retract my tweet from earlier this evening to @mmkrill questioning if I had posted/shared a link! I most certainly had!

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@djteach I saw the .Mac groups option and was going to use it for our family updates list, but doesn’t everyone have to join .Mac 2 use it?

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@staceyfranks absolutely. in every online learning community i’ve experienced or read research on there are far more lurkers than posters

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just had our first video iChat with grandparents on the new Macbook Pro. We’ve done it before, but it still seems like star trek!

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Enroute to the apple store to pick up the new macbook pro with more RAM than I ever thot I’d have on a laptop! (4 GB)

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new post: How can our school set up a team blog for teachers? - http://twurl.nl/4ibmca

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new post: Let’s brainstorm ideas for Storychasers (an invite to a skypecast next week) - http://twurl.nl/5orj3i

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Drupal is absolutely amazing. Unbelievable. So powerful. WOW.

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Cheryl Lykowski is a 5th grade teacher in Michigan, her kids call themselves “global explorers” - http://webexplorer.edubl…

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Cjust had a great conversation with Cheryl Lykowski about the storychasers project - will post a podcast on this in a few…

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@CLykowski how about in 20 min, at 9:15 US central time?

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@Intellagirl did you find it? I’d look in my docs my music

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@cathyjo yes, it needs more HD space and horses to be a desktop replacement

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@CLykowski sure, let’s talk about this over skype, iChat or phone - www.wesfryer.com/contact

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@kcaise at this point the Macbook Air is best suited as a 2nd travel computer, esp if you want to do video editing. that’s why i went mbpro

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@Intellagirl yes you should be able to move your entire iTunes library… On a mac it is in your user folder, music folder…

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new post: Will the 4th screen bring us together? - http://twurl.nl/uz4uje

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@briancsmith I use call recorder on the mac side, not free but just $15, I love it - http://www.ecamm.com/mac…

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having migrated to various computers over the past 8 years, I am blown away by how easy and seamless it was to move to this Macbook Pro. Wow

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@carlyalbee indeed I did! the iPod touch is really great!

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Off to get a firm price quote for a new MacBook Pro laptop for work. Oh my. I am quite enthused at the prospect of a new laptop!

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new post: Be wary of personal experience generalizations and don’t underestimate the power of your words - http://twurl.nl/26bg0h

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A Quest for NetFlix Plus Functionality for Books - for Young Readers! - http://twurl.nl/6q0i2v (ITM blog cross post)

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new podcast: A Discussion about Lego WeDo Robotics at NECC 2008 (Coming in January 2009 to North America) - http://twurl.nl/k05yql

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@rrodgers sounds great! I’ll look forward to getting those links!

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new post: Empowering Oklahoma Educators to Preserve and Share Oral History - http://twurl.nl/c7p8dd

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@markwagner I think the issues have been resolved at this point, at least it seems the numbers are back up…

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@nlowell @klmontgomery @lorisheldon thanks for the enlightening links. Suddenly now it appears they’re BAAACKK :-) http://tinyurl.com/5g7u2e

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1st iPhone-posted wordpress entry on learning signs - with a photo! “4 year old perceptions of E.T.” - http://twurl.nl/0h4zj0

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listening to “Everything New is Old Again” Clarence @glassbeed & Dar@dkuropatwaatwa- great preso guys! - http://twurl.nl/1lxdds

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Exellent— Wordpress for iPhone! Thanks @BSprankle and @ijohnpederson - http://twurl.nl/wdzj6m

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I seem to have 400 fewer followers on twitter - did twitter delete accounts for twitter-faders, or did I offend hundreds of folks somehow?!

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I am having to pinch myself that I get to work in this beautiful, historic, elegant building every day now…

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@bjmcdonald I’ll look for that… it does have my name and blog address on the back of it - i need to check local pawn shops for my iPod….

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@chrischampion Yes, that is the “CAI mentality” when it comes to computer use. Does not include the create / collaborate / communicate ethic

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very interesting NPR piece from July 10th: Congress Members Fight For The Right To Twitter - http://twurl.nl/n2xgrm

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it amazes me how many adults still see laptops as toys, not tools, in meetings. the assumption seems to be they are just good 4 solitaire

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I fear someone has stolen my iPod out of my car. :-( It certainly could have been misplaced, but something else is missing from the car too

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new post: First experiences with web-based digital story editing: JumpCut! - http://twurl.nl/6frhiy

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new post: Fish4Info, Mike Schmoker, Robert Marzo, and School Change - http://twurl.nl/jh0lq0

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the ITM blog is down and inaccessible tonight. Wonder why? http://www.infinitethink…

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@lgentzyel What is your twitter icon a picture of?

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@RBlanken How was BLC?

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The game Travian has been fun to play but it certainly wastes a lot of time. I fear my son lost a lot of troops today due to my inattention

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new podcast: Open Minds, Open Education, and a View of Open Culture by David Thornburg (NECC 2008) - http://twurl.nl/4o5azu

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@jnetman1 wow, you are courageous to take on so many! Yet aren’t hands on wkshps the most viable learning opportunities we have with tech?!

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@dschmit sounds great, if you think of it please tweet me a link when you get it posted! I’ll look forward to it. GREAT job in your preso!

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just covered audacity basics with our new COV handout. It can be quite challenging to lead direct instruction with teachers on laptops!

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new post: Webcam and PSP Porn: More reasons for ongoing digital dialog - http://twurl.nl/ca32cv

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watching intro to Dan Schmidt’s keynote in CA - http://tinyurl.com/6nqq9g

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new post: Pocket camcorder first impressions - http://twurl.nl/0nmxbx

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I’m playing with various movie posting options for the Sony GC1 net-sharing cam I picked up yesterday for $50. I love it!

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@thecleversheep Right, the ability to play videos from an iPod or iPhone is good— I just want to show off different apps as well!

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@nctplarry Thanks! It was fun and pretty easy to do. Amazing how engaged and focused kids can be when they are creating something 4 the web!

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@pporto you are most welcome! I love polleverywhere! Glad you found the podcast. :-)

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I wish the iPhone screen could be shown on an external display for more than just movies - true video out…

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new BLASTcast podcast: Pray Boldly and Persistently - http://twurl.nl/s4npni

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Sunburn today from mowing :-( Shelly had all the suntan lotion with her in the car….

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new post: A free online musical you don’t want to miss - http://twurl.nl/xihxql

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new post: Know any fantastic Drupal developers? - http://twurl.nl/624dev

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Had first staff meeting with OHA. What a great organization and group of folks! Heading to a grant writing meeting at OETA. Lots of ideas!

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I LOVE having a 3G cell network laptop card so i can get on high speed internet anywhere in OKC metro area! Just wish it was cheaper…

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@rjacklin ok I am heading for a coffeeshop and should be online in 10-15 min

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@rjacklin I am not seeing your email… Call me and let’s visit, I can be online by 8:30 central - http://www.wesfryer.com/…

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@LsShanks thanks! I am not familiar with the Drumright museum- I will have to check it out!

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new post: EdTechTalk: Join our conversation about Netflix-style social networking about books for KIDS! - http://twurl.nl/qnsf5x

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New post to Good Oklahoma Eats: Boulevard Cafeteria in OKC - http://twurl.nl/6p5aoi

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@funnymonkey we are just getting started, but I have a meeting tomorrow to discuss grant writing possiblities, and I’ll have more docs then

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@kernkelley It turned out ok for a 1st attempt. Thanks so much for sharing the site! http://www.biguniverse.c…

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Well, I got Drupal installed and a small bit of content up on Storychasers. Not much here. YET. http://storychasers.org/

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@LsShanks glad to hear it! :-)

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working on k12online08 submitted proposals… we had a great response this year of submissions!

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new post: New Audacity QuickStart Guide - http://twurl.nl/u51ooy

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new podcast: Digital Learning Objects on the Open Web - http://twurl.nl/b4q5jj

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@lkolb You are welcome Liz! I’m eager to know if more websites like it our out there. this is the first one like this i’ve seen…

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@derekeb Thanks Derek! It is going to be a lot of fun and challenging in very good ways. :-)

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new post: Empowering student picture book publishing with BigUniverse - http://twurl.nl/vi8p4u

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new post: OHA Day 1 - No Ghost Sightings so far! - http://twurl.nl/bh0hil

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En-route to my new destiny. http://tinyurl.com/5ajczz

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@rjacklin Email me at wesfryer [at] pobox [dot] com. I also have other contact options on http://www.wesfryer.com/…

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new podcast: Grassroots Creativity: Helping Everyone Become a Creative Thinker by Dr. Mitchel Resnick - http://twurl.nl/ihaexh

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Enroute to Wichita Kansas for a child / grandchild handoff!

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@Jedd looks great!!! I am replying now!

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new post: Pillaged Webkinz pets at JC Pennys - http://twurl.nl/mm531n

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new post: A Google cache saved my life tonight! - http://twurl.nl/cera27

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@mrplatts Indeed that would beat it! Sadly “a fresh cut summer pineapple” is hard to come by here in Oklahoma! ;-)

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few things beat fresh summer cantaloupe!

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@joycevalenza Sounds good! Give me a ring next week sometime! 405-562-6175. :-)

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@dougsymington Excellent, thanks Doug! I’ll check out http://qik.com/

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new post: Dreaming of a free NetFlix for books site for student readers - http://twurl.nl/8up7g8

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new ITM post: A Quest for NetFlix Plus Functionality for Books - for Young Readers! - http://twurl.nl/glfccb

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@susanettenheim You’ve inspired me to write a new post on the ITM to answer your question!

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