Wesley Fryer, Ph.D. (@wfryer)

Oklahoma City, OK

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

January 2009

I’ve been using Basecamp for project management for a couple weeks now and really like it. http://www.basecamphq.co…

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getting images for my eTechOhio keynote now. Preso is all planned, just getting the slides finalized.

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Used http://keepvid.com to download a Vimeo video offline, and then TubeTV to convert to QuickTime. FireFox Unplug didn’t work.

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new post (and video) - Digital Witness to President Obama’s Inauguration - http://twurl.nl/4skzyh

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new post: How should EduCon influence NECC? - http://twurl.nl/xkjjld

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Oklahoma Neighborhood Sledding (a slew of new video clips from Wednesday’s snow day posted to Flickr) - http://twurl.nl/whwadz

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new post: Creativity, Interruptions, Boundaries and Leadership - http://twurl.nl/k4u4tu

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new post: Reflections on EduCon 2.1 via an EdTechTalk Webcast - http://twurl.nl/0ybz06

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The Colorado version of EduCon is coming up Feb 21st - http://colearning.wikisp…

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of the 70 panels from EduCon 2.1, about 55 of them are taped/recorded and are going to be linked online by SLA

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listening on edtech talk about EduCon - http://edtechtalk.com/li…

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Rt @paulallison: If you participated in Educon 2.1 please come tell us about your experience there. http://edtechtalk.com/li… in 90 min.

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https://filttr.com/ is working fine now, no login problems (I’m using the Adobe Air version)

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@djsarge ah. haven’t got to that chapter yet. I’ll read that chapter with an extra critical eye. :-)

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@digitalroberto It’s cool that they have a web version with comment areas for each chapter. http://wp.nmc.org/horizo…

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@djsarge are you concerned about geotagging photos for minors, or something else related to geotagging?

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@KristianStill had heard of that - looks interesting. Due to my son’s older computer he’s prefering browser games at this point tho

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Starting to read the 2009 Horizon report - http://wp.nmc.org/horizo…

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@katieshy Congrats on communicating the value of social media to your mom today! Perhaps you can have luck with my school board?!

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RT @mmuir @AngelaMaiers Obama White House Channel on YouTube. - http://twitclicks.com/pq…

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thanks @cogdog for the pointer to Argument Map! http://www.amap.org.uk/

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I think bailout dollars are being poorly spent, but maybe I’m naive. Larry Lessig confirms some of my worst fears. http://tinyurl.com/baaqcv

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new post: AMTRAK discount for NECC 2009 - http://twurl.nl/wr582m

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At last! An online application to become a co-facilitator for the Celebrate Oklahoma Voices project is available! - http://twurl.nl/5kbtge

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@russeltarr for some reason Flittr is not authenticating me now. Not sure what is up.

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Using Spring Cleaning in Feedly to unsubscribe or re-subscribe 2 blogs w/ changed RSS feeds or that have gone dark - http://bit.ly/22jwLK

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@ELanghorst No we didn’t feel the earthquake here. It was south of OKC. That’s surprising! http://tinyurl.com/b6gfos

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@jamiers I just read about it on TechCrunch from Robin Wauters. Looks trustworthy but does require login. http://tinyurl.com/azkl5q

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trying out the filttr adobe air app - http://filttr.com/app/

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@celticblde that question deserves more than 140 characters! I did a podcast series on the attention economy - http://tinyurl.com/cfwyrd

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@shareski I saw that Dreambox list this morning, @jed send me a DM on it. Interesting. Not sure what 2 think. These lists spark controversy

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Google provides many options now to customize your public user profile. I’ve made several edits to mine. http://tinyurl.com/bms74s

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New tech-related vocab word of the day: Warez - http://en.wikipedia.org/…

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new post: Numeracy and Reading Development with the iPhone Weather App - http://twurl.nl/fuv46t

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I’m not sure most of us (myself included) are prepared for the full implications of the participatory attention economy…

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Educators using social media R still in the minority in most schools. As participation increases, the# of conversations are going2 skyrocket

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new post: Reflections on home content filtering and OpenDNS after a year of use - http://twurl.nl/ahainb

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I am loving Feedly - integration of Google Reader into firefox as an e-magazine style reader - http://www.feedly.com

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We are officially icebound for tomorrow. No school, and telecommuting for work. Lots of wood for the fire. Tea on the stove. Good times!

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New vocab word for today: Clickjacking - http://en.wikipedia.org/…

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@intrepidteacher Thanks, I added that book by Kinzer to my Amazon wish list. :-)

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new post: Iran, Sovereignty, Colonialism and the Values of the West - http://twurl.nl/xvgn1e

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finished posting a bunch of updates to our 5th grade Sunday school blog today, including a new VoiceThread - http://blastcast.wordpre…

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new post: Mind blowing photo resolution from the inauguration - http://twurl.nl/ryzsap

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new post: Feedburner stats drop after Google account merge - http://twurl.nl/nzowjh

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new post: Student Storychasers in Washington DC this week - http://twurl.nl/ena7hm

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new podcast: Dreaming of the Storychaser’s Peace Train - http://tinyurl.com/dm9m8e

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new post: Geotagged iReports from President Obama’s Inauguration - http://tinyurl.com/cluljh

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Just finished recording a new podcast. Haven’t published a podcast in almost 3 weeks! Yikes! A bit of a different twist in tonight’s…

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@jebswebs You’re certainly correct, regular radio addresses have been here forever. Video fireside chats are new. Not sure on the fireplace!

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“Internet Safety Technical Task Force Report” http://tinyurl.com/7jkdr2

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@RobertTalbert I knew he was posting videos but haven’t actually watched any yet since the election. I’m glad to see this on the WH site tho

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President Obama will be publishing a weekly video address. Fireside chats have returned. http://tinyurl.com/7d9e94

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The United States White House now has an official blog. Excellent. http://www.whitehouse.go…

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It’s a wonderful day on the rollercoaster of life. Lots of great blessings to count today.

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@mspahr @cgarrety glad to hear you all are using Google Video fine with Firefox. Not sure what my issues were.

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@russeltarr I haven’t researched for a good call recorder for Google Video Chat yet. Call Recorder for Skype is fantastic for podcasting.

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@whitechrisf1 I haven’t gotten that all circuits busy msg from Gabcast generally - but do at rush hour when cell phones are in max use…

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@kellie80 Idefinitely agree an iPhone app for basecamp would be great. Monitoring the RSS feed via a custom iPhone app would be a good start

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@WebGalPat Yes, I bought a Loreena McKinnitt album for my wife about a year ago and we enjoy her music as well. :-)

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@comindwork the project group I’m working with chose our software so I didn’t have a choice in this case. thanks for the link tho

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@klmontgomery I did give it a try over the weekend a bit, but Alex played to level 35 or something… :-)

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@dmantz7 I love Evernote. I am using it for almost all my notetaking now. Love the iPhone read/write access and backup sync to the web.

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@jennymoon I use Call Recorder for mac to record in Skype - http://www.ecamm.com/mac…

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@ittosde I have not used Pages a ton but I do like it so far. I still miss Clarisworks. :-)

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@heymilly I still have it posted from Dreamweaver, I ought to change that but time required would be big… http://twurl.nl/evx7ap

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Watching inauguration coverage live on Ustream.tv - http://twurl.nl/c47fsq

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new post: Watch and Read Citizen Journalist Reports from the Inauguration Tuesday - http://twurl.nl/omsg4q

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new post: iPhone Ustream and ISTE on Facebook - http://twurl.nl/odljxy

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new post: Making homework into classwork with mastery learning - http://twurl.nl/tpxsyc

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@chollingsworth I think there were about 300 teachers there but I am not sure. I think Google Video chat is quality equivalent to skype.

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Just finished my keynote over Google Video Chat to teachers in Stillwater, Minnesota. Google Video worked great! No hiccups at all!

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Vitae updated. Keynote slides and video ready for tomorrow. My first preso over Google Video Chat. Should be fun!

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working on writing a customized vitae / resume with iWork - Pages.

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new post: Professional Schools and Self-Directed Learning - http://twurl.nl/un8a16

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new post: American Girl Anti-Bullying Campaign - http://twurl.nl/tcskbv

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thanks @jed for http://www.sweetcron.com - looks similar to http://allofme.com as a personal digital footprint monitor

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Thanks @jed for the link to http://boxee.tv - looks like a step up from mythTV but mac as well as linux friendly - IPTV / entertainment hub

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new post: Preparing for digital storytelling workshops (Celebrate Oklahoma Voices) - http://twurl.nl/pzfmrg

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new learning signs post: Rachel’s Splinter (a short VoiceThread) - http://twurl.nl/0naar3

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I’ve finished simplifying links on our Celebrate Oklahoma Voices project homepage - http://celebrateoklahoma…

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@kmurray352 Let me know if I can help, I’d love to come back to Goodland. :-)

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thanks @kmurray352 for pointing me to “On not winning the Nobel Prize” by Doris Lessing - http://twurl.nl/aklxyy

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new post - Federal or State Responsibility for Education and Inequitable Education Funding Formulas - http://twurl.nl/t2w5h4

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@WebGalPat Yes I agree, Enya is amazing. I don’t know of anyone else who is really in her league…

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new Learning Signs post: A nightly spelling bee for Dad - http://twurl.nl/5fqmwm

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new learning signs post: Don’t bother me Dad, I’m on Club Penguin - http://twurl.nl/ga1eap

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I’ve about finished a massive series of updates to our Celebrate Oklahoma Voices project wiki. http://wiki.celebrateokl…

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I love the music of Enya. Somehow, Enya on the stereo, a fire in the fireplace, and a hot cup of tea can do wonders to diminish worries.

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new post: ISTEconnects Blog - The Conversations Begin - http://twurl.nl/3kgyvx

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I’m having a chance to use basecamp for project management for the first time. Commercial but very robust. http://www.basecamphq.com

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http://www.backtype.com Looks interesting. A way to “claim” comments you leave on other blogs and aggregate them.

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new post: Great first impressions of videoconferencing via Google Chat - http://twurl.nl/np8psu

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new post: Discussing the documentary Crystal Darkness at UCO with Oklahoma A+ Schools - http://twurl.nl/qkd0ba

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We will be starting our post-Crystal Darkness documentary in about 5 minutes from UCO in Edmond on Ustream - http://tinyurl.com/aplus…

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We are live now for the Crystal Darkness watch party pre-show on Ustream - http://tinyurl.com/aplus…

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The post-show (which is the main event for Ustream) starts at 6:30 pm CST - http://tinyurl.com/aplus…

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We’re all set for the UCO watch party for Crystal Darkness. We’ll start the pre-broadcast at 6 pm CST. http://tinyurl.com/aplus…

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@russeltarr I think there are some privacy and safety benefits for Google Video compared to Skype. Not sure about port/firewall issues.

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@russeltarr I don’t have enough knowledge or experience to fully compare Google Video to Skype, but I’m working on that.

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@cindybrock The video quality with Google was comparable to Skype for sure. Not as good as iChat, but I was very impressed.

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@OCTechguy tag received. thanks. I’ll get to work on that. :-)

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Had to use Safari instead of FireFox to connect with Google Video from my Macbook, however. Video friends didn’t show up in Firefox.

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Just connected for the first time with Google Video Chat! WOW! Great video quality. Very easy to do. http://tinyurl.com/8bwk3u

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new post: Join me on Ustream from UCO tomorrow for the Crystal Darkness Documentary Post-Show - http://tinyurl.com/8kv8kh

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new post and video link: It’s Time for a New Kind Of University - http://twurl.nl/i6r2iw

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ooo it is certainly painful moving from a 6 month old macbook pro to my almost 3 year old original MacBook. Ouch!

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“Ushahidi Platform Used to Document Congo, Gaza Crises” http://tinyurl.com/6tucp2

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new post: A Creative Designer’s Solicitation for Employment via StopMotion - http://twurl.nl/kp82qu

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new post: Keep family and friends informed of hospital and health updates with CaringBridge - http://twurl.nl/fwt5ho

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@drezac I find responses to twitter questions really vary. But in general yes, it’s very helpful and I’m satisfied!

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@dmantz7 Evernote absolutely rocks. I love it on 3 platforms: desktop app, iPhone app, and web-based app. Highly recommend it.

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Great meeting today with @funnymonkey hashing out details of our video sharing drupal site for Celebrate Oklahoma Voices.

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Akismet is one of the most valuable and important technology services I’ve ever seen and used. Built into WP by default. http://akismet.com

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Digitizing notes to Evernote from an analog meeting.

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new post: Gabcast recording auto-post to Wordpress.com successful, not with Blogger - http://twurl.nl/1mxqp7

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Finally got Gabcast post-to-blog functionality working with wordpress.com. Thanks @shareski for the tip. :-)

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@billgx i still like delicious more, however, and have contemplated dropping diigo.

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@billgx I have been using diigo for months and using it’s crosspost to delicious feature so my bookmarks are in both places.

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@lkolb you are most welcome of course - I don’t think that commenter had even taken the time to listen to your preso, unfortunately.

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@kellie80 that is excellent! We had a store in lubbock that sold cleaned up DVD movies. I wish you could stream them via Netflix.

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@kellie80 I love Grease and music, just wish it had cleaner language. I had a 4th grader point that out to me in the mid 90s. Great flick!

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I’m having a lot of trouble getting a new Gabcast channel I setup to auto-post to a new blog on blogger. Anyone have tips/suggestions 4 me?

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new post: Wanted: PhotoDropper Macintosh Application - http://twurl.nl/azrozz

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@derekeb thanks for the link to http://www.sixthings.com/ for curriculum alignments. They are based in OKC too! Small world.

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new post: It is time to drastically slash the number of state educational standards - http://twurl.nl/lcdubu

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@wwhitlock yes, I did read “need.” And many thanks for the confirmation on the need for No Revisions plug-in for WP 2.7

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A $10 tethering charge per month for iPhones certainly WOULD be a great option - http://twurl.nl/4dhjxw

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new post: Rachel’s writing and drawing skills developing - http://twurl.nl/ind8b3

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scanning a document page by page on a flatbed scanner is sure a lot less fun than using an automated doc scanner. Appreciation course today.

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Installed the No Revisions WordPress Plugin for Learning SIgns. Not sure if WP7 needs this or not tho. - http://twurl.nl/eniffy

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new post: Eric Langhorst demonstrates the power of Google Videoconferencing in a US history classroom - http://twurl.nl/psgqof

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i think i will try that post again, with a correct spelling of “classroom”…

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new post: VoiceThread Vandalism and our need to encourage constructive media creation - http://twurl.nl/hgtrnf

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@klmontgomery and @lkolb have you seen this video about the Palm Pre from CES? If not do, please do! - http://bit.ly/FUVl

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new post: Harry Potter Whiteboard Wands, Responders, and the Palm Pre - http://twurl.nl/uwtxjn

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new post: Hero in the Hallway Video: Connections for student advocacy - http://twurl.nl/u63pk4

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new post: Since when is a “D” Grade considered good and improving in Oklahoma? - http://twurl.nl/w7w78v

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new post: Cloud computing lesson from Mobile Me Wrestling: Offline Backups - http://twurl.nl/3rp21v

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@Instructorg this is my first experience with SchoolTube. Not sure. I like the simple interface and the less advertising than TeacherTube.

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@dajbelshaw I suppose it’s always risky and a bit unnerving to be an entrepreneur!

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It is amazing what a drastic difference economic uncertainty can make in the attitude and outlook of one’s spouse.

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@diannekrause @lorisheldon I liked Google notifier for awhile, but the interruptions grew too distracting. Not using it now.

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Video uploads on a T-1 commodity Internet connection are never fun, and always slow. :-(

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I’m in the midst of 16 different video uploads. 8 videos, each going to YouTube and SchoolTube. All videos on SchoolTube are moderated.

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@themrswan have you been able to embed videos and other javascripts / rich media content into your Google Sites? If so, how?

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Our Oklahoma state school superintendent, Sandy Garrett, is the acting governor of our state this week due 2 BCS travel! http://bit.ly/12PmA

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new post: Google Sites is a great wiki and website builder - http://twurl.nl/3sv1qq

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new post: Looking for a professional development speaker on January 19th? - http://twurl.nl/iallu3

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I am loving Google Sites! Made a lot of updates to our COV wiki today, now mapped to http://wiki.celebrateokl…

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@danlovejoy The prof I spoke with said the switchover to D2L at OU happened about 5 years ago, yes.

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@jkrauss I haven’t heard of that D2L situation with Blackboard. Interesting.

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I heard from an OU professor today that a major Blackboard crash about 5 years ago caused them to switch to Desire2Learn. Interesting.

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new post: Contrasting recent Oklahoma City and Winnipeg morning radio coverage about education - http://twurl.nl/heg6j3

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new post: A whole lotta Twitter phishin goin’ on - http://twurl.nl/pj3t8b

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@melching5 @abfinkel @cossondra @mjcridland I suspect your twitter accounts have been hijacked by a spammer - http://tinyurl.com/a2fuwn

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@abfinkel apparently either you are a spammer or your twitter account has been hijacked. http://tinyurl.com/6tv77x

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new post: A holiday lesson in ethics via Webkinz - http://twurl.nl/qsj6gx

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I have been LOVING Pandora the last few days, working at home. I’ve used it previously, but I’ve created several new channels that I love!

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new post: Skype Virtual Guest Speakers and Collaboration wiki - http://twurl.nl/z2x1il

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@zeitz thanks so much for the K12 skype speaker’s directory link! http://skypeinschools.pb…

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@BethStill you are welcome Beth! :-)

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@whitechrisf1 did you find and use handbrake after your dec 23 tweet question?

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I’m installing VMWARE FUSION for the first time on my Macbook, going to upgrade my Parallels HDD (hopefully)

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new post: Resurrecting old conference notes before the days of blogging - http://twurl.nl/no4i8h

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@jed thanks for the link to http://replies.twitapps…. - it does look better than twply with no password requirement!

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new podcast: An Interview on Manitoba Morning Radio w Darren Kuropatwa about Numeracy Literacy Blogging & K12Online - http://twurl.nl/j53tc1

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new post: Paraphrased quotations from today’s radio interviews in Winnipeg, Manitoba - http://twurl.nl/w5j8n7

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I think I’ll publish the podcast in the morning. Audacity is going to take 30 minutes (it says) to compress the file.

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Whew, finished editing out the ads from today’s recording. 1 hr and 49 min. The rest of the 3 hours were ads! Wow. Compressing now…

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working on editing the CJOB radio interview with @dkuropatwa now. 2.5 hours in all. So many ads!

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new post: Don’t be awed by enhanced access to administrative academic data - Look for pedagogic changes instead! - http://twurl.nl/sgdo6i

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@billgx indeed Dr. John R. Brinkley was quite an interesting historical character…

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@gmudge outlook isn’t setup as a GTD task manager. It does tasks, but not in the David Allen method.

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@spoonwrite think chatzy is just a web-based chat room.

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Until tonight had forgotten how much dearly LOVE Pandora. :-)

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I’ve done a thorough update of my current and past Macintosh applications - reinstalling to my Macbook tonight - http://twurl.nl/8tv7jy

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@spoonwrite how do you compare chatterous to chatzy?

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new post: Webapps as desktop apps with Prism and Fluid (site specific browsers - SSBs) - http://twurl.nl/4j1g7j

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Prism rocks! Web apps as desktop apps. http://labs.mozilla.com/…

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new post: Avoid Twply.com and change your Twitter password frequently - http://twurl.nl/ppytlv

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@joevans Yes I did record it successfully! I’m going to edit out the advertisements and republish later today. I’ll tweet the link.

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new post: Categorizing web 2.0 sites by function - http://twurl.nl/ounams

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good conversation continuing in chatterous room for the CJOB radio show this morning - http://www.chatterous.co…

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@kchichester No I hadn’t seen that conversation prism diagram. Thanks! http://www.flickr.com/ph…

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about 20 minute left talking live on Manitoba radio with Darren, Dean and Sheryl http://www.cjob.com/

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the lead-in for Darren’s radio interview was great! The conversation is about to start live. http://twurl.nl/0cu6dv

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Join K12Online08 conveners NOW on Manitoba radio and online in Chatterous for a discussion about education! - http://twurl.nl/0cu6dv

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