Wesley Fryer, Ph.D. (@wfryer)

Oklahoma City, OK

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

May 12th, 2013

Just successfully migrated the @okedushare WordPress blog with @Backup_Buddy to @site5 wfryer.me/3kw

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Just successfully migrated the @ipadwithwes WordPress blog manually to @site5 wfryer.me/3kv

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Just successfully migrated Rachel’s @MeetSnowflake WordPress blog with @Backup_Buddy to @site5 wfryer.me/3ku

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Just successfully migrated the “Faith Discussions” WordPress blog with @Backup_Buddy to @site5 wfryer.me/3kt

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Just successfully migrated my publication archive WordPress blog with @Backup_Buddy to @site5 wfryer.me/3ks

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Just successfully migrated my personal website WordPress blog with @Backup_Buddy to @site5 wfryer.me/3kr

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“Timely” given widespread worship of testing & shallow learning: Father Guido Sarducci’s Five Minute University wfryer.me/3kq

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Missed twitter chat tonight on Multimedia Communication/ Digital Literacy? Check out Transcript wfryer.me/3kp

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@TParks @cybraryman1 @karawalk You’ve been quoted in my story “ 05/12/2013 Chat Transcript” sfy.co/r6Fs

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@woody_cindy @blocht574 @GauntTonya You’ve been quoted in my story “ 05/12/2013 Chat Transcript” sfy.co/r6Fs

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@amajames1212 @jpk38 @MrsBeck25 @coach57 You’ve been quoted in my story “ 05/12/2013 Chat Transcript” sfy.co/r6Fs

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@MrPowersCMS @MrsKnabe @JonnyCurriculum You’ve been quoted in my story “ 05/12/2013 Chat Transcript” sfy.co/r6Fs

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@thnorfar @dougeb00 You’ve been quoted in my story “ 05/12/2013 Chat Transcript” sfy.co/r6Fs

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@wfryer You’ve been quoted in my story “ 05/12/2013 Chat Transcript” sfy.co/r6Fs

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@dankrutka super as always to cross paths & share ideas w/ you. So sorry I can’t participate in your upcoming Wichita EdCamp :-(

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Please take a moment now to vote for next weeks chat topic. twtpoll.com/sc0aai

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@MrPowersCMS it was fun & my pleasure! I look forward to the ways these collaborations will continue & expand in the weeks ahead!

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Thanks for participating in tonight’s chat! You are hereby commissioned to go forth & facilitate more student media projects! :-)

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@JonnyCurriculum yes, and having a backchannel for F2F PD in district which all are encouraged to use might be a good idea too!

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@dankrutka yes, I’m so energized by the EdCamp movement & the opportunities it proves for peer-to-peer learning/coaching

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A10 Some of the best teacher PD provides opportunities for Ts to act as Ss using different kinds of tech to

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@dankrutka I wonder if a partnership w @Creative_OK might bear fruit with regard to promoting balanced content filtering in schools?

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@dankrutka yes, I agree the ‘responsiveness’ of the filter unblock request process is hugely important

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@amajames1212 that’s a simple but very powerful step forward. Being willing to publicly admit when we fail/get it wrong is very imp

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Q10: What kind of prof development do you find most helpful in helping you learn new ways to create and communicate with multimedia?

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@ChrisParadise it’s amazing how easy it is to think our specific content filtering situation is normal/standard everywhere…

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@dankrutka I want to have a ‘heat map’ showing districts in OK (& maybe other states) which just permit Ts to bypass the filter!

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@dankrutka has that changed or do they still block all of YouTube for both Ts & Ss?

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@amajames1212 How can admins communicate that idea effectively to Ts about failure being expected & ok w tech integration?

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@JMaxey1 I’d LOVE to see more “student PD” offered. I’ve talked to @zodzilla about offering that next year w/ our new schedule

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Q9: How has Internet content filtering helped or hindered multimedia projects by students at your school in the past?

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@GauntTonya I’d like 2learn more about your EdTech bingo activity! Maybe you can encourage your team to create a short video on it?

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@thnorfar yes. All elem & secondary teachers in @YukonDistrict received laptops (Macbook Airs) last fall. BIG important step

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@JonnyCurriculum YES - admins being in classrooms but also amplifying the innovation they see & find can be important

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@dougeb00 that sounds a bit like digital badging. I think that kind of “evidence” based PD activity can be powerful

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@jpk38 What are the most effective ways you’ve seen school admins model tech use? Is it more than bringing an iPad to a meeting?

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@ChrisParadise I love that video & that project. I think we need to find ways to do more smaller/faster projects during the yr tho

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@thnorfar a @YukonDistrict elem principal told me last wk it’s been HUGE this year for all Ts to bring laptops to faculty meetings

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@ChrisParadise This is a video from last week, 1 of our librarians did a 3rd grade animal research project wfryer.me/3ko

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@ChrisParadise I’m convinced we need to use short YouTube videos to further amplify & share projects like the 1 you mentioned

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Q8: What can principals and other school administrators do to encourage more multimedia creation & communication in classrooms?

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A7 I helped a 7th grade Geog T facilitate 3 day “paper slide video” project, this was planning guide & rubric wfryer.me/3kn

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@dankrutka did your Ss share those lessons online in a database like @Curriki or elsewhere? Sounds gr8!

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@ChrisParadise That is gr8! What is the link to that project - I’d love to check it out :-)

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@bcrosby yes, that’s VERY true. And 1 of the reasons I’m a fan of some elements. Just not the high stakes testing parts…

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@ChrisParadise Part of me hopes so, but high stakes environments seem naturally to oppose to projects & creativity…

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Q7: What were ur best experiences creating w multimedia that gave U confidence as a T to help students create multimedia projects?

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@JonnyCurriculum I agree a vision for digital literacy at the admin level is crucial. We need ways to help all Okla admins w/ this

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@MrPowersCMS both your points are key: small steps for each learner, & learning to work with project milestones!

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@ChrisParadise With even more testing on the horizon, the prospects for that being constructively addressed systemically are grim

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@ChrisParadise I wonder how the time issue can be best addressed by both admins & Ts?

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@wsmithatc @thnorfar I’d love to read a “BYOD best practices & project examples” eBook. Have you seen one yet?

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@JMaxey1 awesome! Is that a channel by a 1st grade teacher in your district?

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Q6: How should students and teachers learn about and practice digital literacy at school?

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@MrsBeck25 BYOD is really hyped but the variety of content students can produce in that situation is still pretty limited

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@dankrutka have you seen the @balancedfilter project I started a few years ago. I’d love to grow that, including a mobile app

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@JonnyCurriculum My experiences the past year working in @YukonDistrict have really highlighted the value of instructional coaching

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@MrsBeck25 can you elaborate on “lack of access” - do you mainly mean not being 1:1 with digital tools?

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@JMaxey1 OK super. I’ll check them out! :-)

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@dougeb00 yes I agree. Fear is a very common reason for not trying new things, including tech / multimedia projects

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@dankrutka I wonder if any grad students have done dissertation research on the impact school filters have on creativity?

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@thnorfar It was gr8 2collaborate w another teacher in a Spring Break Scratch Camp this year, he reminded me to ask more, tell less

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@thnorfar I guess it’s the way we’ve been predominantly ‘trained’ as teachers, to deliver info.

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@JMaxey1 Did you share any of those videos on a YouTube channel this year?

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Q5: What are the primary reasons many teachers are hesitant to ask students to create multimedia projects for school?

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@thnorfar gr8 - Helping both Ss & Ts regularly contribute to shared curriculum projects should become part of our learning culture

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@JonnyCurriculum yes, we have far too much PPT abuse both in schools & the business world. Important to learn effective image use

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@JMaxey1 That is gr8!!! Did your Ss record audio in their eBooks? What is the link, I’d like to check those out!

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@thnorfar Are you all joining an existing digital textbook collaborative project or starting your own from scratch?

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@JMaxey1 @thnorfar YES, the Socratic answer… we definitely need more of that. It’s hard to make that shift as a teacher sometimes

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@MrsHime What is the link to your class KidBlog? Can visitors view & comment (w/ your moderation?)

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@MrsHime that is gr8! I haven’t heard of Shuttercal before, I’ll check that out :-)

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iReading: Heights High suspends senior class president over Twitter post wfryer.me/3km via @dankrutka

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@dougeb00 that is gr8. I’d love to find ways to aggregate & further amplify examples of student interactive writing like that!

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@JonnyCurriculum Yes, I agree digital etiquette should be explicitly addressed in class. But not just 1 class…

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@thnorfar @JMaxey1 ‘Traditional knowledge source roles’ for Ts play into that. It can be hard to say “I don’t know, let’s find out”

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Q4: What kinds of multimedia projects have your Ss or other Ss at your school created & shared publicly online this school year?

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A3: I think more attention needs to be paid to helping students navigate the ethical dynamics of being info publishers/sharers

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MrsKnabe A2: Digital Literacy is understanding the “how” well enough to explore the “why”

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@dankrutka good grief, thanks for sharing that link. We will continue to see more institutional over-reactions to social media…

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@dankrutka @karawalk That’s more general literacy & communication skill, not really digital literacy, but very important I think

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@dankrutka @karawalk I think it’s important for students to develop skills to intelligently discuss a topic with an adult

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@liukahyang Ah yes, the BIG6! Are there elements of digital literacy which are not captured/reflected in the BIG6?

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@ChrisParadise that would be a gr8 collaborative blog to start, examples of media info which needs critical evaluation/comparison

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@dankrutka I agree. Higher order thinking / open ended questions in a project are really essential. ?’s which can’t be looked up

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Q3: What examples have U seen or heard at school this year which highlight the need 4 students to practice digital literacy skills?

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@liukahyang Good quotation. Reminds me of @cshirky ‘s observation that many of us suffer from “filter failure” in the info age

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@ChrisParadise So critical thinking about digital sources… What have you found are good ways to help students think that way?

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cybraryman1 My Digital Literacy page: cybraryman.com/digitalliterac… Ability to find, understand, evaluate, create, & communicate digit info.

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@cybraryman1 I like that definition, thanks for sharing the link :-)

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@thnorfar How do you define “strategic” use of digital media for students & teachers?

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I wonder if anyone has identified all the places & ways digital literacy ties into our past/existing Oklahoma PASS standards?

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@ChrisParadise so how would you define “correct use” of multimedia sources by students, from a consumption/reading standpoint?

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A2 Digital literacy today means far more than being able to successfully use Microsoft Office

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@dankrutka How do you think teachers can design projects so students can’t “fake their learning?”

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@MrPowersCMS I agree 100% As teachers we need 2be creating & sharing often too. We need creating to be part of our learning culture

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Q2: What is digital literacy?

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@thnorfar yes I agree, but doing the lower-level Blooms knowledge/comprehension recall is easily scalable

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A1: I think as human beings we are wired to both learn & create naturally. School learning sometimes overlooks this

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@James409Jason How much have you heard that ‘creating’ level of Bloom’s emphasized in workshops/training?

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A1: I like the way @jjash says it: “To memorize is to know, to create is to understand”

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(this first question is not necessarily in reference to “digital” making, it’s “making stuff” more generally)

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Q1: What is the value of asking students to “make stuff” inside and outside of class which relates to the curriculum?

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Welcome everyone to tonight’s chat! Please check in sharing your location & current educational role :-)

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If you’d like to preview tonight’s chat questions, check out the primer post shared by @TParks wfryer.me/3kk

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We’re about2 start conversations on Multimedia Communication, Digital Literacy & Sharing! I’m excited2 moderate my 1st Twitter chat

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If you’re not using a customized app or website for Twitter Chats, I recommend trying TweetChat wfryer.me/3kl (it’s free)

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@James409Jason that is absolutely crazy. We need to organize & advocate to stop the testing madness here in Oklahoma

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Just finished listening to the @iVengers fantasy draft podcast episode - check it out! pocketcasts.com/share/XjAIBB

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Please join Sunday night chat in 30 min discussing Multimedia Communication, Digital Literacy & Sharing! wfryer.me/3kk

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iReading: Three books paint a bleak picture of Russia under Vladimir Putin flip.it/Nu2N1 by @TheEconomist (gr8 read on Russia)

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iReading: Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #42 flip.it/t7u8J by @NatGeo

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iReading: 10 Reasons Teachers should Try Blended Learning flip.it/bLII2 via @medkh9 @isteconnects

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TParks View the Chat Primer & join us tonight at 8 PM - Moderated by @wfryer oklaed.blogspot.com/2013/05/oklaed… PLZ RT

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@TLBoudell they’ve done 10 shows over the past few years, but not on a regular schedule. Lots of fun tho. iCarly inspired them :-)

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@TLBoudell thanks for sharing @thezebraprint web show, I just mentioned to my girls they should think about producing another episode!

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@TLBoudell I’m not moving away from WordPress, I’m changing my web host. Long story which I’ll post about later. Poor support w previous 1

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Please join tonight’s chat at 8 pm CDT discussing Multimedia Communication, Digital Literacy and Sharing!

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133/354/2013 Remembering Teresa Hartley @ First Presbyterian Church instagram.com/p/ZOECG8ugOk/

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I’ve migrated 11 of my 37 WordPress sites to @site5 so far largely thanks to @Backup_Buddy by @ithemes - What a lifesaving tool! :-)

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Just successfully migrated the @EdCampOKC WordPress blog with @Backup_Buddy to @site5 wfryer.me/3kj

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Just successfully migrated the ClassenSAS News @classenSASptsa WordPress blog with @Backup_Buddy to @site5 wfryer.me/3ki

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Just successfully migrated the Balanced Filtering @balancedfilter WordPress blog with @Backup_Buddy to @site5 wfryer.me/3kh

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Just successfully migrated the iPad Media Camp @iPadMediaCamp WordPress blog with @Backup_Buddy to @site5 wfryer.me/3kg

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iReading: On Twitter, Roger Ebert found a new voice wfryer.me/3kf by @CNN

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Migrated my girls’ webshow “The Zebra Print” @thezebraprint WordPress blog with @Backup_Buddy to @site5 wfryer.me/3ke

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