Wesley Fryer, Ph.D. (@wfryer)

Oklahoma City, OK

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

March 3rd, 2013

iReading: Just Block EVERYTHING wfryer.me/2v0 by @TechNinjaTodd on @TxPrincipalOrg via @mcleod

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@jhox1 it was gr8 to have you participate in & hope u continue to! Is there a similar twitter chat setup now for Missouri teachers?

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@stumpteacher oh goodness! I’m so sorry I didn’t meet you in person & put 2&2 together!

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new post: Use Celly to Setup a Free Text Messaging Group Chat wfryer.me/2uz

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@linlin8 @sjunkins Checkout @BoomWriter_ as digital “choose ur own adventure” writing site! wfryer.me/2uy via @MsMagiera

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@stumpteacher thanks! Glad you were able to virtually attend. What was the virtual experience like in terms of video/audio quality?

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woody_cindy@coach57: @wfryer @tbbrwn @susanstansberry We can never forget buying tools does not make us a mechanic ” True on many fronts!

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Several new additions after chat tonight to this list of Oklahoma educators on Twitter wfryer.me/2ux R U missing?!

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@eshileman @grendelrick @lmuller90 Late answer: I think we need state leaders to explicitly address need to about-face on

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@lindsay_rana you are most welcome! :-) Glad to help. If you have any questions feel free to tweet me too!

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stumpteacher Help @emc929 grow her PLN and give her a follow…TIA

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new post: Using TweetChat to Follow Educational Twitter Chats wfryer.me/2uw

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dankrutka Here is the archive from tonight’s chat: storify.com/OklaEd/oklaed-… via @OklaEd using @Storify

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@Blankenship_S thanks. me 2. I’m very energized by our Oklahoma in-state collaboration on Twitter. How wonderful @EdCampOKC was a catalyst!

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iReading: How to Fuel Students’ Learning Through Their Interests wfryer.me/2uv

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@OKCPS that is good. Our family loves the new district continuous learning calendar! It’s a good compromise

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@wsusocstudies sure, let me know the date so I can confirm it will work. I could also facilitate a question on “playing with media”

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@coach57 I’ll volunteer to moderate. Maybe a topic on ‘the paperless classroom?’

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@MrsBeck25 I’ve used it in the past but not lately. I should look at it again. I love using rubrics for assignments

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@coach57 @Jeff_Lay I think we should infiltrate our existing edu associations / organizations with Oklahoma edu chat advocacy

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gr8 job facilitating tonight’s discussions @Blankenship_S !

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A7 I’m going to attend some more events & webinars. Also I’ll participate in @openeducationwk later this month!

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A7 I’m planning to keep attending these Sunday evening chats. I’m SO energized by our in-state collaboration :-)

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@blocht574 yes. And the push for meaningful work as well as assessments is part of what our agenda must be for

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DFracassi Remember that you are with our urban kids for a reason. They need you.

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@MrsBeck25 I wonder how many K12 teachers today in Oklahoma are using rubrics for assignments?

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grendelrick A6 My response (as an English teacher) was always, “What does the verb tell you to do?” Understand the task/demand always step 1

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I like this & agree: MT @DanCoxPhD Doing meaningful work = retention

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RT @PrincipalPC: A6 - Ask 3 before you ask me - make students rely on each other for learning, a true 21st C skill

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Q6 I like the “ask 3, then me” approach for non-personal questions. Encouraging students to use each other as resources, & the web

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RT @tbbrwn: @eshileman textbooks generally written from a particular perspective. tech allows us to transcend one point of view…

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@MrsBeck25 @RafranzDavis and this raises the issue: What are the basic requirements for learning in a 2013 classroom?!

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@eshileman spending $$$ on analog textbooks today = wasting taxpayer dollars. We need to push for the digital shift now.

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@RafranzDavis 1:1 digital access is needed for full participation in the learning & workforce opportunities of our century

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@RafranzDavis yes. We need to push for 1:1 access to digital learning devices which allow for content CREATION, not just consumption

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ClaudiaSwisher A5 — I keep coming back to choice. The more choice we give our students, the harder they are willing to work…learning is real!

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A4 clearly more than ‘just pay’ needs to change, but pay must be addressed. Too often politicos & others $$$ off the table

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A5 Setting up assignments where the students are teaching. They have chances to share knowledge as creators / public publishers

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@WSUSocStudies sounds great. I can update the ‘contribute’ form to be like what we used for @EdCampOKC - can share site admin rights

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@saintswife0 SAMR model wfryer.me/2uu - we need to talk & teach more about it. Moving beyond substitution to transformation

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@WSUSocStudies @Blankenship_S so maybe we should use a site like @okedushare to post our follow ups? + accountability?!

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@eshileman @tbbrwn @coach57 @susanstansberry YES :-) I wanted to include that but ran out of characters in that tweet!

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iReading: No seniority? No water fountains? More on the contract wfryer.me/2ut via @dlaufenberg

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@jhox1 maybe but I wonder about the cost. 115 degrees F is pretty hot. @OKCPS goes back Aug 1 now on the extended learning calendar

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@tbbrwn @coach57 @susanstansberry we REALLY need ongoing research in Oklahoma on 1:1 learning initiatives: what’s worked & why

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RT @blocht574: @engaginged So true then we need the College profs practicing in education: IE teaching classes.

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grendelrick @eshileman @ClaudiaSwisher isn’t that a function of the trend to put ALL students on the same “college track?”

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A4 I’d like input on how to change/alter the @okedushare site so it can help better amplify edu innoviation in our state & ideas

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@tbbrwn yes, we definitely need more partnerships between K12 & higher ed (including grad students) to research relevant questions!

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@Jeff_Lay that IS part of the solution, but we need to build learning cultures which are supportive of people at all stages

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@susanstansberry @tbbrwn it’s still awfully hot in the summertime. Who will study costs of keeping @OKCPS bldgs open in Aug now?

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A4 I’ll co-facilitate a “Scratch Camp” over spring break in @YukonDistrict & anyone is welcome to join us! wfryer.me/2us

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@WSUSocStudies Awesome. Sounds like Jane Nelson & Class Meetings. Student empowerment. That’s needed - good pedagogy

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@coach57 @karawalk we often say “think outside the box” but the real challenge is often thinking more creatively inside our boxes

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@coach57 @karawalk I had an interesting talk w/ educators at about how boxes/constraints can enhance creativity…

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RT @jhox1: @Tech4T3achers I got rid of my desks this year. Replaced w/tables. Students know they can move to another area if needed.

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RT @DFracassi: People who stay in urban schools have a passion for our kids.

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@WSUSocStudies thanks for sharing that PDF link. What’s the context of the article?

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@James409Jason yes, that’s sometimes called a “stage versus age” approach to learning & mastery, I think. I agree it’s needed

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A3 The classroom looks in some ways like a mix between a good kindergarten class (lots of collab & choices) & college campus

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@susanstansberry outstanding! I agree those things CAN be assessed, we assess in fine arts all the time. Many don’t understand tho

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A2 I think finding creative options for funding / help / PD are great. But scalable change in schools requires admin leadership

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@teacherman82 the link: How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, & the Hidden Power of Character by @paultough wfryer.me/2ur

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@Blankenship_S yes absolutely. Our “worship” of needs to end. We need to focus on learning & engagement

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@ClaudiaSwisher I agree respect 4 self & others is key. We need politicians & elected leaders 2recognize this isn’t easily assessed

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@engaginged I agree mentoring & coaching is key. We “get this” in athletics but view have made the connection in K12 academics…

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@TParks yes, we need a complete change of direction in when it comes to - We need an “about face”

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@MrsBeck25 @_levi_ yes I think encouraging teachers to teach within & from our passions is important

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@MrsBeck25 yes, yes! I agree… making the shift to being CREATORS is key

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A2 supportive administrators who help address issues from discipline to challenging parents are key

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A2 at last week @mwesch exhorted us to help students connect with their sense of WONDER & desire to learn / quest 4 ideas

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A2 students must be able to effectively communicate with a variety of multimedia formats, for different audiences & purposes

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A2 I agree critical thinking skills are key, but we seem to really struggle with the challenge of assessing this.

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A2 How to critically evaluate the validity and accuracy of information, and how to FILTER good information from a flood of choices

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A1 I think the ongoing war against public education and the profession of teaching must figure in decisions to leave too

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A1 FAIL = First Attempt In Learning (heard this at last week)

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A1 We need to explicitly address the issue of failure, & treat it as an opportunity to learn

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@DrTerriOU I would love to see those kinds of partnerships, esp researching the impact of different pedagogical approaches w/ tech

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A1 I think as teachers we need to be willing to let students know when we reach the edges of our own understanding / knowledge

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I think research shows most teachers leave because of a perceived lack of administrative support

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Hi chat - this is Wes from Oklahoma City, instructional coach in @YukonDistrict :-)

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A1 I think as teachers we can learn a lot by editing wikipedia articles. seeing how learning can be collaborative & crowdsourced

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@DrTerriOU yes glad to have you Terri! We need more univ profs here :-)

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A1 teachers need to play with different kinds of media, & shift from a media consumption to production/producer mindset

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A1 All teachers need to be building & sharing digital curriculum in some form or another. Digital sharing is VERY important

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Teachers need to find ways to become “beginners” in different learning contexts. Scratch & Minecraft are those spaces for me now

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Wes from OKC & @YukonDistrict - instructional coach for common core

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I’m in mourning :-( Just learned that Pachinko’s restaurant in OKC is closed. @cogdog we’ll have to find a new sushi place 4 ur next visit

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coach57 join us for chat tonight at 8CST

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Blankenship_S “If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.” - John Dewey Join at 8pm Tonight!

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@teach42 and THAT is a noble calling for sure!

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Many thanks to the @SiteGround tech support team who helped identify 2 of my plugins causing some site response problems today!

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@teach42 @pernilleripp generally as adults & educators most of us probably dance far less in public than we should… :-)

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@pernilleripp I had no idea sitting on the front row of @teach42 ‘s session would have such public consequences :-)

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@colingally thanks for sharing the link to 1SS Art Factory class blog! I added it to my “Narrated Art Projects” page wfryer.me/2uq

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fuglefun I just liked “Shattering the Mold: Chihuly and the Science of Glass Blowing” by @artrageousnate on Vimeo: vimeo.com/57538828

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@jsprfox thanks for the feedback! I love that aspect too. VERY important to develop a culture of co-learning :-)

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share: an @audioboo example of how surprising it can B2hear what kids REALLY think: Flamingos at the zoo wfryer.me/2up

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I added Toontastic as an app to the Puppet Video page of Mapping Media to the Common Core wfryer.me/2uo

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In the OKC area? Register for my FREE “Creating iPad Digital Puppet Videos” meetup Fri March 15th! wfryer.me/2un

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I learned at Apple routers support timed access settings 4 kids on an Internet connection wfryer.me/2ul (I’m not tho)

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If you haven’t seen the latest Google Glass video, definitely check it out wfryer.me/2uk (lifecasting raised to an exponent)

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colingally Has your art teacher got a blog to share student work? Our does! Awesome stuff! issartfactory.weebly.com

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@ipadSammy I hope you had a great time seeing the city after :-) Great to see you briefly & enjoy a gr8 session together

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ipadSammy Here is the Google Doc of notes from the attendees of the conference in Chicago. Take a look docs.google.com/document/d/1Kk…

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@mathrabbit1 they certainly seem to be in our class :-)

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MT @SCAsocial Dagorhir (& Belegarth, Amtgard, etc) use boffer weapons whereas we use rattan & unsharpened steel. Both orgs are a lot of fun!

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@SCAsocial thanks for the clarifications! :-)

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Check out Colin Gallagher’s @colingally weekly Minecraft-focused education video podcast: Minechat! wfryer.me/2uj @edgamer

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Just learned about Dagorhir Battle Games wfryer.me/2uh F2F simulated medieval fights, similar 2 Society 4 Creative Anachronism

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Having Cheese-Its for snack each week is a major perk of teaching 4 year olds @ First Presbyterian Church instagr.am/p/WZmT1uOgDl/

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iReading: If students designed their own school… it would look like thiwfryer.me/2ughW vi@hamishcurryr@josepicardodrfb

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iReading: How Teachers and Tech Can Let Students Take Control by wfryer.me/2uf @globalearner via @dr_farmakis cc @bobsprankle

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@dr_farmakis outstanding! Please keep me posted on your progress & how things go? How old is your Minecraft expert at home?

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@mr_brim I’ve just been on a local LAN server so far, not an actual IP server accessible away from our house. I’ll ask Alex to answer that..

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new post: First Lesson in Minecraft (and why I waited a year to ask my son to teach me) wfryer.me/2ue

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