Wesley Fryer, Ph.D. (@wfryer)

Oklahoma City, OK

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

March 19th, 2012

Nice: AT&T now offers 4G LTE connectivity in Oklahoma City twitpic.com/8yr4i6

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iReading: Zynga’s bid for Draw Something may top $200 million ow.ly/1IONxp via @gigaom (Amazing!)

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new sounds of my world post: Kennebunkport Surf wfryer.me/kk

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Dreams come true in Chicago town! (@ Nuts on Clark) [pic]: 4sq.com/GzNvOr

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@melindak pics4learning should get a group of students to make a mobile upload app for iOS & Android to your site!

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@budtheteacher thank YOU for your contributions today. As always you have many great insights to share with us all :-)

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RT @NMHS_Principal: So honored to have been a part of and to spend a day with some amazing thought leaders (I agree!)

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@ELanghorst Revisionist video for US history critical thinking: Too Late to Apologize: A Declaration wfryer.me/kj via @joycevalenza

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joycevalenza RT @audreywatters: Big shift isn’t that content is digital. It’s that learning culture is participatory @AngelaMaiers

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joycevalenza Too late to apologize for the history techbook youtu.be/uZfRaWAtBVg

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10 iPad3’s sold per second - wow ow.ly/1INCtg (includes iPad3 pre-orders tho)

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I just unlocked the “Flame Broiled” badge on @foursquare! Cheeseburgers all around! 4sq.com/FPZ8oJ

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ImaginationSoup @NAEYC can I interview someone today re: importance of ECE for blog post on Parenting.com? Follow me back and I’ll DM my email.

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melindak Checking out “Hunger Games Lesson Ideas” on Tech4Learning: ning.it/x8xDr6

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@melindak great suggestion, thanks! I shall :-)

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@shareski thankfully you didn’t :-) yes it would be gr8 2collaborate at again on a BYOD - I’ll see if we can get a longer session

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@EdTechJeff I would say @polleverywhere is good for classroom interaction, but not really to address curriculum needs

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@shareski sorry to miss saying goodbye today, great to see you!

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@courosa @djakes here is the link to Zed’s in Georgetown zeds.net next time we are here together we should definitely go!

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@wdeihl yes, those are starting to bloom here too for sure, dogwoods were more striking today tho

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@mbarnettScience I’d rather hope for a different Sec of Edu… We need vision for learning in DC which goes beyond high stakes test worship

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@KidsNeedTheArts my daughter at age 7: The Importance of Art Class at School & Creativity wfryer.me/kh (best answer I have 4u!)

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KidsNeedTheArts “I like art because it looks cool. It makes me feel good. I learn to look at the world in different ways.” - Ruby, age 8 via @Imagine_Bus

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KidsNeedTheArts It’s Still Arts Education Month! Fill in the blank: We need arts in our schools because ____________. on.fb.me/yS5mHa @ArtIsEd

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@KidsNeedTheArts oh I definitely need more that 140 characters to express those thoughts well! Sounds like a good theme for a blog post :-)

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@technolibrary enjoy it! Beautiful here today - lovely spring warmth…

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I’m at Thomas Jefferson Memorial (Washington, DC) w/ 4 others [pic]: 4sq.com/xUjrEY

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Dogwood Trees in Bloom @ Washington Monument instagr.am/p/IXb7FUugBt/

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I’m at Washington Monument (Washington, DC) w/ 11 others [pic]: 4sq.com/wzhTdi

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Visualizing differences in textbook models by @lrougeux [pic] wfryer.me/kg

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ok, that last amazing photo featuring @HallDavidson is now public :-) wfryer.me/kf

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@teach42 @alfredtwo agreed… the blog posts which follow will be much better than the notes from today :-)

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it’s not just about looking at a screen

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Teacher view of the @DiscoveryEd TechBook, w @HallDavidson thoughtfully pondering Plato’s Cave wfryer.me/kf

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elements in @DiscoveryEd ‘s digital science textbook (techbook) could be used as a curricular model wfryer.me/kd

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photos from yesterday & today wfryer.me/kc [flickr set]

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What do you want it to look like is @DiscoveryEd ‘s question via @lrougeux

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@mbteach & @joycevalenza posing with the American Chopper guys [pic] wfryer.me/ka

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78/366/2012 conduits @ Discovery Channel HQ instagr.am/p/IXIeDcugNk/

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77/366/2012 Crossing Contrails @ South Berwick instagr.am/p/IXIOd3ugNe/

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instead of adopting textbooks, could we have a budget for learning modules in our schools? via @dwarlick

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@brandtschneider absolutely. Vision by leaders & helpful support for teachers in a cultural change process are key

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technology can (& often does) introduce radically different values into a culture via @courosa

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flexibility and modularity is key via @jonbecker

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the product celebrates the messiness of getting to understanding via @lrougeux

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@brandtschneider yes absolutely. Chaos & revolt by teachers. Dangerous words

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@EdTechJeff for some here that answer is yes, but we’re also observing providing basic curricula is important 2build on

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key need2 connect w science experts: how do u inspire kids when they’re stuck in a classroom all day? via @sciencegoddess

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LBFitz3 @wfryer Parents fear textbook-less classes and the abolishment of letter grades.

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@technolibrary yes, many do. Contexts are wildly different in schools, we always have to be very wary of generalizations

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micwalker @wfryer @technolibrary Here’s an example of what we’re up against: aft.org/pdfs/americane‚Ķ

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@technolibrary No 1 here is throwing teachers under the bus. Reality is some teachers do see the texbook as holy grail

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discussing @dkuropatwa yoda wisdom: significant contribution vs constructive modification in f2f/online discussions

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could discussions 2day happen/survive, in many schools today b/c of control/authority issues w/ curiculum? via @courosa

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how do you map & measure student contributions to a discussion board is thesis work now by @dlnorman via @jonbecker

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now discussing @budtheteacher post from today at our table: – Considering Inputwfryer.me/k9Ew

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@stumpteacher ‘holy grail’ is a good metaphor to use when discussing perceptions about textbooks

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@derrallg in a very real sense ‘we’re all insiders’ - but not everyone can fit in this room :-)

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@pstann yes definitely… the idea that many teachers perceive themselves as tied to / defined by the textbook

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…and I just made that last pic public (sorry!) wfryer.me/k8

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things you can do with a ‘new textbook’ are going to come down to licensing via @courosa

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I want our next textbooks 2B both responsive & programmable like @IFTTT via @djakes diigo meets Google Alerts @jonbecker

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New post: Morning discussions on digital content, textbooks, & learning go.wfryer.me/znVEHe

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@sydperry23 sorry for the delay - they are approved now on COV! wfryer.me/k7

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Today’s conversation shared via Twitter is going to make a great @Storify narrative :-)

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dajbelshaw The problem isn’t the textbook. The textbook is a symptom of a problem around *assessment*.

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quote of the day by @sciencegoddess to @joycevalenza: “Will you be my new best friend?”

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mbteach When kids create content, they also create identity (via @dwarlick)

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The ability to remix content & what others have said, primary & secondary sources, is essential via @audreywatters

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@intrepidteacher typo - meant to write “indicted” not “indicated”

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great idea of students ‘writing the next chapter’ of our next textbook, students build identity along the way @dwarlick

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@dprindle yes absolutely - this morning is all discussion :-)

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@intrepidteacher of course Freire indicated that ‘banking model’ of learning & content transmission

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@intrepidteacher Freire would observe (I think) many in society don’t believe teachers have the right 2create curriculum

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intrepidteacher @courosa I am looking toward a system where students are part of curriculum creation. Haven’t worked it out yet.

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@technolibrary I’d push back- the curriculum isn’t the textbook. The textbook is 1 element/resource in the curriculum

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there is something different & magical about books when you can create them, esp when kids create them

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shouldn’t the textbook be conceived as a piece of the puzzle, not entire puzzle or table where the content fits together?

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@technolibrary well, that is something we’re discussing. Many teachers operate w the textbook as the curriculum/bible

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Post shared by @courosa: How the death of curriculum could mean the rebirth of learning wfryer.me/k6

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@dprindle oops-I need to fix my default upload permissions for the PhotoSync app… it’s public now! wfryer.me/k5

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mbteach We need to validate what teachers have been doing before we ask them to do something new and different says @dlaufenberg

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TSherwood I have never taught with a textbook. But then I’m a primary teacher. So what’s the difference?

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AngelaMaiers How would teachers in your school react to the statement that we will no longer use Textbooks.

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no one understood math or computers, that’s why math departments got the first computers via @HallDavidson

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if u take away textbooks u take away certainty of ‘delivering that test’ which our system uses as metrics @dlaufenberg

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There are times when you have to “get on board” when it’s not your choice, & this is one of those times via @djakes

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@thecleversheep @web20classroom I agree - “co-creation” is a key word we need in our shared instructional vocabulary

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HallDavidson Site administrator:”Math dept biggest resistance.” Which means that after digital techbooks, math will improve the most.

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courosa My name is Alec Couros, and I’ve been textbook free for 10 years.

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@mbarnettscience I heard a rumor @arneduncan is giving millions of dollars to certain states to write curriculum

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@findingDulcinea that’s a pretty definitive position on today’s topic :-)

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Shouldn’t textbooks be negotiable for teachers, like paper gradebooks? via @jonbecker

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What are the absolutes in education which we don’t even discuss? Can we do away with the textbook? via @djakes

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Steve Jobs on futility of focus groups: people don’t know what they want/need but don’t know about yet via @courosa

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@web20classroom don’t you think educators should play a role in that process too?

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@deonscanlon Interesting. That would be a great panel for or : experiences of educators creating textbooks

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@ELanghorst & parent perceptions are key, right? So we probably should be talking about good ways to help parents change

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Oops let’s fix this attribution now: Interesting iPad was marketed directly to people, not to schools via @principalspage

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Great idea: We should host a forum which mainly involves students, rather than just adults

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Interesting iPad was marketed directly to people, not to schools via @NMHS_Principal

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creativity research on constraints is so important: ie Johnny Cash project via @courosa wfryer.me/k4

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courosa RT @hjarche: @courosa curriculum is bullying (2005) bit.ly/xobPS5

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dlaufenberg @ransomtech it forces the conversation to be about skills, instead of the ‘correct’ness of the information.

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@karlfisch @russgoerend I don’t think anyone is recording w audio or video, but many of us are typing :-)

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@thecleversheep yes! contributions are key. So what textbooks & content platforms celebrate/encourage contributions best?

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thecleversheep If the Internet is the library, which words, which ideas, which images, which books, which chapters are you contributing?

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@deonscanlon That begs question, ‘what is a textbook?” If we define as @budtheteacher of course they make learning better

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audreywatters The big shift isn’t that content is digital. It’s that the learning culture is participatory - @AngelaMaiers

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textbook & devices themselves are very important because of the interaction it can enable/empower @HallDavidson @djakes

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@deonscanlon so was that a good experience for you & teachers in your school, creating your own textbooks?

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@mbteach quoting @reneehobbs: much of what students learn today is from the media around them in the culture

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we need to prepare students to OWN and CREATE the future via @dwarlick

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Recc video: Matt Federoff: The Open Content Revolution wfryer.me/k3 via @AngelaMaiers

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Are we passing out textbooks to comfort parents, reassure them “nothing has changed?!”

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the textbook may be ‘the bible’ for teachers, but it isn’t for students via @dlaufenberg

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WikiPedia: history & discussion tabs are the best part to view the process through which it is negotiated via @jonbecker

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habits of mind: habits of learning… these are key vi@djakese@dwarlickcok

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@AngelaMaiers recommending TED talk by David Christian: Big history wfryer.me/k2

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@DiscoveryEd could help create and be the center of a digital hub of experts via @jonbecker

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I’m thinking 3 elements in a framework to discuss digital textbooks/curriculum: content, delivery, & interaction

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worst case digital textbook: PDF version of print textbook via @djakes

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An excruciatingly slow ID entry process @ Discovery Communications instagr.am/p/IWk6r7OgH6/

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