Wesley Fryer, Ph.D. (@wfryer)

Oklahoma City, OK

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

March 24th, 2013

@bigmarshdawg77 yes I agree, and it’s driven mostly by corporations pushing for-profit schools & testing. Their political era needs to end.

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iReading: Michael Faraday School’s use of @audioboo in learning is electrifying wfryer.me/320

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Anyone know the backstory of why the US Naval Academy’s Gangnam Style video was taken offline? wfryer.me/31z

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just watched: US Navy and Marines in Afghanistan Gangnam Style wfryer.me/31y

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just watched: Gangnam Afghanistyle (Gangnam Style in Afghanistan) wfryer.me/31x

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@TwyllaHester I’d love to see a Scratch Club at LES, as well as in PC Schools. The new PC supt is very pro-STEM! :-)

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@TwyllaHester not yet. LES 5th graders were introduced to Scratch this month. They have a new @storychasers club wfryer.me/31w

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@brueckj23 @JenPetras I read on the app description @audioboo recommends deleting the v1 app if you’re trying AudioBoo2

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@JenPetras I see those content ratings. I wonder if @audioboo is moderating content on the apps differently or if that’s Apple’s new rating?

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@JanetBarresi @_levi_ Please share about the @YukonDistrict Spring Break Scratch Camp w/ your team! wfryer.me/31u

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@JanetBarresi oops - I meant “Scratch Camp” not “Scratch Club” - tho @YukonDistrict has 1 of those too. I’ll RT…

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@JenPetras oh goodness - that is very important to know. Where did you read/learn that? I didn’t see that on the iTunes app description…

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new post: Yukon Review Covers Spring Break 2013 Oklahoma Scratch Camp wfryer.me/31u cc @scratchteam @thedivorg @codeorg

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@auntyerika thanks 4 joining our chat! Please come back - we’ll meet again Sun Mar 31st at 3 pm Hawaii time! wfryer.me/31v

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@dloitz no not yet - thanks. I shall :-)

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@audioboo Can you elaborate on why you released an AudioBoo2 iOS app instead of upgrading the previous 1? @brueckj23 wants to know too!

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@brueckj23 hmmm no… thanks for the heads up. I’ll check into it. Let’s tweet them…

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Digital Generation Project videos by @edutopia provide good insights into 21C kids & learning wfryer.me/31t

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@tbbrwn have U tried to do class blogging as a secondary teacher w 130 Ss in 5 sections w just 5 class computers? Labs R important

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@Tech4T3achers yes, the Scratch Camp was for Ss in grades 2-6. Really gr8 computational thinking & problem solving! Scratch rocks

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@JMaxey1 We need to find more ways to amplify personal stories of digital learning like yours. Can be helpful for others!

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w/spelling fix: I agree this was the FASTEST Twitter chat hour EVER :-)

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make that ‘fastest’ :-)

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@susanstansberry we should brainstorm that answer & see what can be done now. It’s a long term proposition. We need to start.

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@coach57 @tbbrwn Bottom line: Schools need to take the 1:1 plunge. It’s about priorities, vision & leadership. It’s doable

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@susanstansberry I am not sure but I want to be part of that political constituency

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@coach57 thank YOU for leading & facilitating tonights discussion & this ongoing collaboration. gr8 things are on our horizon!

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charlotteshare4 students should be so engaged they look forward to going to school and like to take their work home- it’s not homework. :)

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Politically, we need a long term, non-partisan movement in Oklahoma to end legislatively mandated worship of high stakes testing

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A7 We had spring break Scratch camp in @YukonDistrict last week - give a listen to these 10 students sharing! wfryer.me/31s

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A7 I am 100% for helping students CREATE their own games using free programs like Scratch! wfryer.me/31r

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@tbbrwn @JSW_EdTech when schools are not 1:1 there is still a critical need for labs. Otherwise we can’t overcome the digital divide

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A7 this is a gr8 video about gaming: Creating & Playing in Minecraft wfryer.me/31q on @k12online from

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@thnorfar I agree. Co-teaching can be SO rewarding & energizing for professional growth

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NElovesPS Students try to solve real-world engineering challenges by building LEGO®-based robots to complete given tasks. - ow.ly/jgmMQ

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@whittclass agreed. We tend to all live in our silos. It takes visionary leadership to help a culture become collaborative

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A5 Admins & T’s need to contribute to public video projects like @NElovesPS - We need this in Oklahoma!!!

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A1 We need more tables with flexible seating possibilities than desks in classrooms

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@whittclass That’s the transition we need- to adjust schedules so T’s don’t see edtech as only “the computer teacher’s domain”

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@JMaxey1 yes. the menu is far grander & deeper than that (@StudyIsland)

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Q6 To learn how to integrate well in a lab or classroom setting, however, I think all teachers benefit from instructional coaching

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Q6 We need to rethink our use of computer labs. They should not just be pullouts for specials/electives. Need time for integration

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@coach57 it’s more than IDing good & poor digital resources tho. Media specialist roles = coaching, curating, building curriculum

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@coach57 yes librarians definitely (as media specialists) need to be at the center of the shift/change in schools to 21C learning

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A5 Admins & T’s need to work together on the perceptions of “learning” & “school” of parents. Showing & celebrating innovation

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@tbbrwn I’d like to hear more about that! Do you think that is common across the state now? How can we amplify that?

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A5 @ChrisParadise I agree. Finding ways to amplify the excitement of T’s & Ss who are using tech transformatively is powerful

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@coach57 yes I agree. That’s why college partnerships with districts like yours on the cutting edge of tech & pedagogy are important

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@edtechokie amen to that. We have to set the MS Office = digital literacy paradigm aside in pre-service teacher education

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@TParks I heard @coach57 share that approach at - work primarily w innovators / early majority teachers on tech

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@JMaxey1 I interact quite a bit w teachers who “take the time” for self-initiated PD. But individual schools may have few like that

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A5 Colleges & K12 need to have an eye to teachers’ digital literacy skills when placing student teachers.

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A5 This needs to involve working w/ colleges “preparing” 21C teachers. More collaboration needed / focus on digital literacy

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@karawalk @ephenas I agree it’s a mix, both time provided for regular peer learning/collaboration & also self-initiated

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A4 The autonomy answer has more to do with good instructional leadership overall, not necessarily in the context of 21C skills

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@djakes Thanks. Funny you should say that. I just learned about a principal job today that I’m considering applying for…

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Please take note: @coach57 the SUPERINTENDENT of Clinton Public Schools is facilitating/leading our chat tonight!

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@kasnelson I agree. Celebrating small/baby steps of learning for each staff member is key.

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A4 Autonomy is important but “the norm” of expectations has to change for 21C learning. How do we build curriculum? Share ideas?

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A3 Admins need to build strong relationships w staff. Showing their “b-side” (ask @TParks) can be a positive

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A3 Provide regular opportunities, thru video catalyzed discussions, to reflect w T’s on what engaged learning looks like w tech

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@hnorfar @jlgathright But what does “admin modeling” of tech use mean? I think this is more about pedagogy than iPad email wielding

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A3 Admins need to encourage teachers to lead lessons in which students CREATE & SHARE digital products on the open web

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A3 Helping foster a school culture of mentoring. Making time for T’s to observe each other & offer ideas/support. We rarely do this

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A3 Admins can encourage & eventually require teachers to build their curriculum in interactive digital spaces

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A3 Admins need to lead by changing bell schedules to accomodate collaboration vert & horiz, & outside the bldg

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@karawalk that is gr8 - both that you have weekly grade level meetings when you can share, & the chance to introduce Twitter PD :-)

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A2 A lot of admins are fearful about tech & hesitant to model. Many supts abdicate instructional decisions about tech to IT

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A2 Our pace of change leads to high levels of “normal” stress. We need school cultures supportive of collaboration & creativity

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coach57 @karawalk agree with you but have you ever heard a student say I cant because I have not had PD yet

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A2 @karawalk I would add TIME for high quality PD. Often school schedules don’t make time for weekly learning during the day

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A2 yes @ehileman funding IS an issue, but mindsets are the biggest issue. Teachers believing textbook = curriculum is HUGE

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A1 Flexible learning schedules, collaborative physical learning spaces, commitment to digital & traditional literacy, 1:1 tools

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ColleenKR @Allie3737 Michelle, check it out ~ the project we discussed is up for everyone to see! plus.google.com/u/0/communitie… @wmchamberlain @wfryer

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Oklahoma educators: Plz join! 8 pm tonight What does a 21st century classroom look like? wfryer.me/31p led by @coach57

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coach57 Please fill out the info sheet goo.gl/wbE2G as we get ready for the 5th chat. 8CST

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Please join a new G+ project @ColleenKR started: Finding, Creating & Sharing positive videos on student blogging wfryer.me/31n

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@cogdog Which stories in the “True Stories of Openness” project best speak to the positive power of student blogging? wfryer.me/31m

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Oklahoma Christian School in Edmond is looking for a new middle school principal wfryer.me/31l via @whittclass

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Just noticed I’m on track to eclipse my past monthly record for # of tweets… wfryer.me/31k

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just learned @TheOldReader will only import 1000 feeds wfryer.me/31j :-(

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@mctownsley yes, that’s quite a large waiting list :-( @TheOldReader

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@mctownsley sounds great. Please let me know what you think after using it awhile… I haven’t settled on a G Reader replacement yet :-)

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@mctownsley from what I’ve read and experienced @feedly is working gr8 with Google Reader sync… I think @TheOldReader does too

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just discovered @TheOldReader as another good alternative to G Reader besides @feedly wfryer.me/31i via @carlaarena

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@mctownsley @edrethink at this point I’m going with @feedly - see Tips for Google Reader users migrating to feedly wfryer.me/31h

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@mctownsley @edrethink Lots of viable Google Reader alternatives. See this list of 45 options wfryer.me/31g via @carlaarena

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If you are a teacher this is the kind of story you hope your students do NOT write about you years later wfryer.me/31f :-(

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@edrethink yes, transferring and data portability is extremely important

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@edrethink yes, the @posterous change has been the biggest for companies abandoning platforms/tools people love / rely on

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iReading: How to Get RSS Feeds from the New Delicious wfryer.me/31d

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@edrethink Even tho I don’t like those aspects, I still think Google Apps for Edu Domains is an incredible value

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@edrethink I agree. The Google Reader shutdown feels different & functionally is like abandonment. Bad.

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new @IFTTT recipe: save Facebook links shared from Twitter via Selective Tweets 2 delicious 4 RSS widget sharing wfryer.me/31c

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iReading: Facebook and Google spread ‘their’ net across the mobile world wfryer.me/31b via @GardnerCampbell

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mctownsley Starting a list of standards-based grading peer-reviewed literature docs.google.com/document/d/1jo…

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@mctownsley & that’s still an issue in terms of 1:1… Is their new vision an all-iPad school? Maine’s new MLTI contract will be instructive

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eBook to read: From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg by John Naughton @jjn1 wfryer.me/31a via @GardnerCampbell @openculture

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Blogger users: What is your favorite widget to use to show your latest few posts on another site?

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iReading: Climb Three of the World’s Highest Peaks on Google Street View by @openculture feedly.com/k/15GsVsR

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I just updated my Facebook settings for the ‘Selective Tweets’ app to better accomodate @feedly sharing wfryer.me/319

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@edrethink I didn’t like it when they tried to force all G Reader sharing to go to G+ either.

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@edrethink It certainly troubles me too… esp the decision to kill G Reader. I didn’t like it when they tried to force all G Reader sharing

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I just commented on: Should Schools Still Go with Google? wfryer.me/318 by @johntspencer

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@feedly I’m really enjoying my transition from Google Reader to Feedly so far. When G Reader goes offline, will I notice a change?

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iReading: Here’s What Can Happen In An Internet Minute [Infographic] wfryer.me/316 by @RWW

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iReading: What Would It Cost You To Replace Your Site’s Content? wfryer.me/315 by @corymiller303 @ithemes

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@ipadSammy @tedrosececi @CurtRees :-) I’m looking forward to learning with you all on my commutes now! @TechlandiaCast

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@ipadSammy @tedrosececi awesome - thanks! That imported gr8 into my @pocketcasts iPhone podcast listening app! wfryer.me/314

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@ipadSammy @tedrosececi Do you have an RSS link I can use to subscribe to your @TechlandiaCast podcast outside of iTunes?

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incredible video: Landfill Harmonic - The world sends us garbage… We send back music wfryer.me/313 via @iAppleLearner

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@iAppleLearner Before tweeting more “top 100 educator lists” links please read this post from @ddmeyer wfryer.me/312 :-(

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New student & teacher examples on “Narrated Art” project page of Mapping Media to the Common Core wfryer.me/311

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61/365/2013 Hosanna! @ First Presbyterian Church instagram.com/p/XPp8pLugE2/

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60/365/2013 Visual Food Menu @ IHOP instagram.com/p/XPfwrqOgHL/

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