Wesley Fryer, Ph.D. (@wfryer)

Oklahoma City, OK

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

October 22nd, 2012

new post: Kansas Honor Flight: October 2012 (Narrated Slideshow) wfryer.me/1sc @taf1958 @explainevrythng

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I’ve cancelled the Nov 2nd @ipadwithwes iPad Productivity Apps workshop in OKC due to low enrollment.

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ipadwithwes The November 2nd iPad with Wes “Productivity Apps” workshop has been CANCELLED due to low enrollment

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@kidslearnfromme I don’t think we’ve elected Presidents or had candidates well informed about how to improve edu for a long time :-(

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@abcnews subtitle “Iran has been ruled by an Islamist regime since 1979.” They skipped “We assassinated the Prime Minister in 1953”

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@karen_brennan That’s ok - np. I thought I’d ask - should have earlier. Next time we visit Boston I’ll try & coordinate sooner :-)

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Interesting that Obama & Romney are finally talking about education in the debate about foreign policy…

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@kentbrooks ah, but you are a mighty Wyoming Twitter Oak now! :-)

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Photos from our family adventures in Boston & Cambridge at MIT today wfryer.me/1sb

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@mmuir Here’s another cited ‘take’ on the accommodating/transformative framework of edtech use wfryer.me/1sa by @dajbelshaw

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@motleytweets Not sure… They certainly could have enhanced the ‘stickability’ of the presentation’s main points with some media

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@karen_brennan Any chance you know someone at the Media Lab who could give my family a quick tour of Scratch Central tomorrow?

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dmlresearchhub The Hidden Curriculum of Code bit.ly/WdTtBw

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MT New post: K12 Online Live Event - Teachers Teaching Teachers bit.ly/QCql28 (LIVE event this Wednesday!)

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@MrSimpson07 Hi David - please check your email for some messages RE - THANKS! :-)

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Discover, Invent, Design, Educate instagr.am/p/RGqS1OugIK/

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292/366/2013 Boston Fall Gold @ Boston Public Garden instagr.am/p/RGptSZOgHt/

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Duck Pond at Boston Common [PANO] wfryer.me/1s8

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Remembering McCloskey in Boston instagr.am/p/RGDv5_ugKQ/

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MIT creative girl @ MIT Coop at Kendall Square Bookstore instagr.am/p/RF83G2OgFT/

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MIT Fight Song @ MIT Coop at Kendall Square Bookstore instagr.am/p/RF8OB5ugE1/

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Added to wish list: Basher Science: Algebra and Geometry amzn.com/0753465973 pic.twitter.com/rdiQTCqe

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Added to my reading list: Fire in the Ashes: 25 Years Among Poorest Children amzn.com/1400052467 pic.twitter.com/3zBfTiZQ

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I’m at Kendall Square (Cambridge, MA) 4sq.com/QNRLA1

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@motleytweets nope - no visuals / media / video at all used. Chalkboards in a medium-size lecture hall, but those not used either

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@cuassett It went okay because he told some great stories!

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Liquid nitrogen anyone? @ Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) instagr.am/p/RFxMJUugNZ/

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MIT Student Energy Club wfryer.me/1s5

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Artificial Intelligence Lab (on left) at MIT [PANO PIC] wfryer.me/1s4

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By law no building in Cambridge can be higher than the MIT “Green Building” [PIC] twitpic.com/b6hqzi

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The Tech is MIT’s student newspaper wfryer.me/1s3 (Established 1881)

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MIT has been educating womyn for 100 more years than Princeton

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Interesting that zero media was used (no PPT or video) during our MIT student admissions briefing

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The MIT Dome @ Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) instagr.am/p/RFt6QIOgLN/

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High school students admitted to MIT can delay admission 1 or 2 years to study abroad/be an exchange student

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MIT Public Service Center is clearinghouse site for students/community wfryer.me/1s2

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@wmchamberlain not sure how many hours of interviews, volunteers around US/world conduct MIT application interviews, all are by MIT grads

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Average MIT need based student scholarship / aid is 30-33K per year

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MIT has need-based financial support, not have merit based scholarships, typical cost is 50-60K per year, >$100 million aid awarded yearly

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MIT applicants should contact interviewers early 2setup interviews, typically not interview in summer, application goes live in Aug or Sep

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MIT student applicants contact interviewers for application process, interviewer is a MIT grad living in your local area

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Straight A’s / 800 SATs not required for MIT admissions, essays & interview important for wholistic review process

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MIT admissions is looking to see if you can succeed in high rigor / academic expectations, are you challenging yourself, focus on math/sci

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MIT admissions requires 4 short essays, 150 - 250 words, not like an English essay, want answers to be natural & let your personality shine

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MIT admissions uses wholistic review, 9% selected last year, >18,000 applicants, accepted 1600

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MIT admissions website great resource: 2 application cycles, 1 Nov deadline & 1 Jan wfryer.me/1s1 (not part of common app system)

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12 undergrad dorms at MIT, it is guaranteed all 4 years, required your freshman year, students have choice / select dorms

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MIT has level A B C & D intramurals for all levels

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MIT has 33 varsity sports, 20% students involved, Division 3 (80% of students in athletics at club or varsity levels)

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>500 student clubs & organizations at MIT, including 1 club that just makes liquid nitrogen ice cream, 1 is “beef club” (balances Vegans)

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Just under 4500 undergrads at MIT, about 6000 grad students, incredibly diverse, 45% female, >100 countries represented

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: some MIT students created & programmed a “pizza button” in their dorm, 1 button cheese pizza ordering from the nearest Dominoes!

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MIT students work & play hard, strive for balance, community engagement w focused academic work :-)

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@DrJohnsonMD kudos for that - interaction is key & huge classes can impede that

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@TParks how exciting! Please keep me posted!

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@dphillips51 we need to shift our academic cultures to support more collaboration - with visionary leadership we can! :-)

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@kchernesky I agree! Figuring out how to wisely / effectively utilize those videos/content pieces is an important challenge & opportunity

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@AlwaysPrepped thanks - I’d be glad to visit w you :-)

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UROP is research program at MIT for undergrads, available for all levels, very unique wfryer.me/1s0 (real research internships)

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Learning at MIT is about leaning by doing, hands on - research by undergrads too. An important part of the culture that started 40 years ago

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Freshman grades at MIT are pass/fail no record grading, regular grades don’t start till junior/senior year

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There is no class rank at MIT, no graduating with honors, no valedictorian. A MIT degree is a MIT degree, academic culture is collaborative

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Academic culture at MIT is very collaborative, very few assignments are ever completed individually (profs expect collaboration)

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MIT courses have lectures / recitation portions, humanities courses capped at 18 students

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MIT focuses on lots of interdisciplinary approaches to problem solving, focus on practical ways to improve/better the world

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MIT was founded in 1861 (opened 1865) to revolutionize higher ed, focus on future & innovation/creativity instead of past knowledge

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I’m at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (Cambridge, MA) 4sq.com/PMgOsc

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I just reached Level 5 of the “Trainspotter” badge on @foursquare. I’ve checked in at 20 different stations! 4sq.com/RQRD3A

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new post: 2012 @k12online Conference Starts Today! wfryer.me/1rz

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k12online New post: K12Online12 Day 1 Presentations: 22 October 2012 bit.ly/RgthRV

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