Wesley Fryer, Ph.D. (@wfryer)

Oklahoma City, OK

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May 19th, 2013

After today I requested a Flatsafe shelter quote wfryer.me/3mn They have my 2009 Flickr pics web linked wfryer.me/3mn

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share this with your students as a digital literacy activity: Steven Spielberg’s “Obama” wfryer.me/3mm via @walkingtaco

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@NEWS9 here’s some video footage I took SW of the Edmond tornado this afternoon wfryer.me/3mh

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just heard via @NEWS9 that no one in Edmond, OK was injured or killed in this afternoon’s tornados

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iReading: Lies, Damn Lies, & Statistics or What’s Really Up With Automated Essay Scoring wfryer.me/3ml by Todd Farley

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book2read: Making the Grades: My Misadventures in the Standardized Testing Industry by Todd Farley amzn.com/098170915X

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@kevinhoneycutt @GingerLewman Please share @EdCampKS & encourage Kansas teachers to attend Aug 3rd in Wichita! wfryer.me/3mk

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EdCampKS We’ve already got 31 people signed up! Looking for about 50 more! Sign up at edcampKS.blogspot.com

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MT @dankrutka Shameless promotion: I’d love to have my people at @EdCampKS on August 3rd. Info & register: wfryer.me/3mk

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@ChrisParadise sounds good, I hope you’re accepted. I’ll be leading an @iPadMediaCamp in Kansas that week so I’ll miss it :-(

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@thnorfar please let me know next time you’re in OK doing some @biepbl training, I’d love to come if I can :-)

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@thnorfar thanks so much for moderating tonight. gr8 questions & discussion! :-)

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karawalk Chat questions for next week. Join us next week for “Supporting Schoolwide Literacy” docs.google.com/document/d/1ge…

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@coach57 I heard about that & am glad to learn it was defeated. We really need an agenda for constructive edu legislation in OK

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A6 @ChrisParadise perhaps we should build-in inquiry experiences into teacher PD? Now that might be revolutionary!

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thnorfar @dougeb00 I think everyone needs a clearer understanding of inquiry. Its more than experiments and hands-on activities.

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jpk38 Games in classroom starting in 5 minutes. Special guest @mrmatera

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Great challenge from @grendelrick tonight: Do the grades you assign to students reflect more compliance or learning for students?…

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grendelrick @jcbjr Absolutely. Grades have always been more a sign of compliance than learning.

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A6: Ts can promote inquiry by providing time for small-group work & discussions. Also modeling the process. Videos can help

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jcbjr @grendelrick Grades or no grades, having students lead discussions on their efforts will really determine level of learning.

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A01: @MrsHime Good point. Humility is the starting point & pre-requisite for understanding & wisdom. Not always a legislator trait

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A6: Inquiry is essential for - without it there isn’t authentic student exploration & problem solving

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MrsHime A5: aren’t we trying to get away from grades? How about ” Did the S show mastery in their PBL” have a checklist, observe

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@MrsHime good point. The ways we traditionally think about grades & teacher-focused evaluation doesn’t fit w in some ways

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I know @mmuir in Maine has done a lot with students & - he’s a fan of @ProjectFoundry wfryer.me/3mj

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@jcbjr @Chi_educate I wish we’d see Google come out with an outstanding rubric tool & project management tool

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A5: I like assessments which involve regular dialog with an outside expert & mentor. Real-world feedback & perspectives

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Looking for rubric examples & resources? Check out wfryer.me/3mi from @biepbl via @thnorfar

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A5: Ideally in Ss should have input on both the form of assessments & in the actual evaluation phase

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A5: The use of rubrics is essential for - assessments must leave room for student creativity & out-of-the-box thinking

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A5: The best assessments in involve Ss creating & sharing digital products which others inside & outside the class evaluate

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@jennymoon yes, we came thru fine. Definitely close 2 bad stuff, however. Here’s a video I shot in front of our house wfryer.me/3mh

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A4: @stmbaker If it’s going to be truly real-world, I think projects need to be multi-player. Few workers today are solo acts

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A4: Ideally some teams at higher grades would involve work at-a-distance w/ both other Ss & outside experts

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A4: I think teams should be formed by Ts w/ an eye to balancing student skills & interests

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A3: more resources on creating & sharing “quick edit” videos are on wfryer.me/3mg

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A3: “quick edit” video can play a great role in in documenting processes, including failures, like this wfryer.me/3mf

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A3: I don’t think tech tools are required per-se to do , but they certainly can amplify learning & transform it powerfully

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@jpk38 the complexity of our state legislative process would present a fantastic context to understand & then influence

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@jcbjr our state leaders are firmly committed (unfortunately) to the @JebBush @DigLearningNow blueprint for privatizing public ed

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@ChrisParadise great point for AO2: being willing to fail & being supported even when you fail by admins are keys

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@jpk38 perhaps in an ideal world, but I think there is a lot of posturing & meeting lobbyist demands which might not be

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AO2: @ChrisParadise a key to is letting go of some control in the classroom. Ss empowerment requires some risk taking

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AO1: @grendelrick good point. We need to get legislators in more classrooms to see it & hear from the kids. More amplification

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@jcbjr I don’t think so. It’s better to stand still than head the wrong direction down the railroad track toward an oncoming train

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O1: How can Ts Ss & admins in OK convince legislative leaders that approaches to learning are better than high stakes testing?

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A2: @grendelrick I agree isn’t new but I think the last decade of / high stakes accountability policy has waged war on it

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grendelrick A2: Ss need to be writing, for sure. Also need to be blogging, researching, publishing, building. School should be about creating.

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A2: can help engage Ss by challenging them to produce knowledge products which are shared w/ & critiqued by a wider audience

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@jcbjr Our Wx tonight has been very unstable & dynamic - kind of like our educational policy arena for many years :-(

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A2: helps students because it can contextualize learning w real world scenarios / info / tools better than traditional lessons

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@JanalynTaylor and that’s easy to do on an afternoon/evening like this! :-(

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iReading: Reframing and Refining the Worksheet wfryer.me/3md by @edutopia via @thnorfar

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@ChrisParadise I’m sure they’d take a pic & send it to you! They are elementary & 3rd grade math teachers in Austin

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A1 Engaging involves Ss creating authentic knowledge products & sharing them w/ authentic audiences beyond the classroom

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@thnorfar @jpk38 There’s a topic for an entire chat: What are the most effective ways to help Ts abandon worksheet-based skoolin’

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@tbbrwn I participated in a gr8 G Hangout last wk w @Ms_Cerda @baddmom - they keep a running list of non-Googleable questions!

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A1 I think a key to real is Ts & Ss grappling together with real-world problems which don’t have easy solutions or answers

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A1: @grendelrick I agree - a essential is cross-disciplinary approaches to solve problems & find solutions. No content silos

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thnorfar A1: PBL contains inquiry, questions, authentic audience to learn content. Not something at the end!

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@technolibrary thanks :-) I was an exciting evening. Amazing how the meteorologists can predict outbreaks like this pm w such accuracy now!

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A1: is NOT just repackaged lessons from a traditional curriculum guide, scope & sequence, or pacing guide

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A1: begins with a problem or scenario which students are challenged to address/solve. It’s not simple or shallow

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@jcbjr glad you’re joining our discussions tonight, John :-)

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@BigPurpleHat no problem - yes, the tornados were north & east of us. They were very close tho. Our girls got into our shelter! :-(

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@coach57 We need to share our chat time at the OSSBA & other admin conferences. We need more supts participating! :-)

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I’m Wes Fryer, an instructional coach in @YukonDistrict & a digital learning consultant

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@thnorfar I’m excited you’re moderating too & have selected such an important topic!

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iReading: Inside the multimillion-dollar essay-scoring business wfryer.me/3mc via @ClaudiaSwisher

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Please join @thnorfar & the Sunday evening chat crew discussing tonight in 5 min!

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NicoleShobert Malfeasance or Nonfeasance? wp.me/p2oreu-lk

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thnorfar So excited about chat tonight. Topic is PBL! Join us at 8 p.m. CDT for a great chat. Retweet!!!

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@AngelaSmyers @mribest Our family is safe, video footage I shot = F2 in Edmond that became an F4 further east wfryer.me/3mb

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Rotating clouds north of OKC: May 19, 2013 youtu.be/pf4gbQpsJgM?ac

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Tornado in Edmond, OK just south of Life Church via @NEWS9 instagram.com/p/ZgirINugH8/

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EF2 tornado on the ground now in Edmond, OK right by our old house instagram.com/p/ZgiG0rugGw/

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TV news weather helicopters directly over our house instagram.com/p/ZgfiT7ugCG/

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Eyes to the sky, tornado funnels forming just north of us :-( instagram.com/p/Zge41NOgAn/

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Great [VIDEO] Jay Silver: Hack a banana, make a keyboard! wfryer.me/3ma via @ebrownorama

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138/365/2013 Power Line Storm Casualties @ Quail Springs Mall instagram.com/p/ZgJi-MugId/

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Just saw big power lines down east of Quail Springs Mall on Penn in OKC from last night’s storm. Wow

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