Wesley Fryer, Ph.D. (@wfryer)

Oklahoma City, OK

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

September 29th, 2013

txeduchat Join next Sunday night at 8pm for with @wfryer mapping iPads to curriculum txeduchat.com

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@JoReeding ok :-) I think this is actually a very good, concrete idea that could help us move forward!

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@shawnhime thanks for moderating the chat tonight. Your leadership here & elsewhere is both needed & much appreciated :-)

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A9 “school choice” has been used 4 years to try & impose voucher financials on schools. See Chubb & Moe 1990 goo.gl/J9uTPM

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@shawnhime @coach57 That’s exactly my point about how we need to formulate a non-partisan agenda, 1 that’s pro-active

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A7 We should create twitter lists of everyone’s state elected officials, & use them in answering questions like this.

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A7 Has a group of Ts made an appointment to meet with @GovMaryFallin to discuss & highlight the impacts? If not, a group should!

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glenwoodelemlib A7. My library lost nearly $3,000 this year. That’s nearly 125 books I can’t put in kids hands

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A7: How are we publicly documenting on social media “How the decline in per pupil funding impacting your school/classroom?”

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@Karl_Springer @coach57 Your points about getting politics out of is 100% right. It’s why we need to read @pasi_sahlberg

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@shawnhime I agree, we certainly needed to move forward from the old evaluation forms

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We need to start a list of the active Oklahoma legislators who have joined in a Sunday chat, & encourage more to do so!

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@ChrisParadise @MrsBeck25 I’m not sure what platform would be best for that kind of book study. Maybe Google’s new course platform?

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A5 Who has a good link/post I can read/share summarizing the issues around OAM?

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James409Jason A2: Everyone (Ps, Ts, Ss) should start being active in telling POLs what they want their school to look like and do!

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@MrsBeck25 I also have started “Finnish Lessons” by @pasi_sahlberg - it would be gr8 to read & discuss together

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@MrsBeck25 It’s on my “to read” list. Maybe we could set this up for Spring? Offer PD credit thru a univ too?

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@shawnhime A4 in terms of how districts can tell that story, in general we need 2 find more ways to help admins embrace social media

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James409Jason A4: my vision for schools & accountability would put each S on an individual learning plan. Measure their growth & report to their P

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A4: Here’s a concrete suggestion: Let’s find ways to do an online book study about @DianeRavitch ‘s latest book “Reign of Error”

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A4 We need 2 help others understand that present measures do not seek to improve schools, they seek to destroy public ed

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@mlexline Please tell me more about that & share a link. I’d love to help amplify that

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@grendelrick yes absolutely, I agree. I’m not saying opt-outs should ever be district official / Ts encouraged. Parent choice.

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@grendelrick I would really like to help amplify that story. It sounds like it was unequivocally wrong :-(

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@kennethdward That perception is likely more a factor of how maninstream media like @NewsOK chooses to spin the story

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@grendelrick @jmidkiff @coach57 Yes absolutley. All these changes were pushed by the @DigLearningNow @JebBush disciples

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A3 I heard our science EOI cut scores were raised contrary to the Ts committee’s reccs. True? Article link?

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A3 How many Oklahomans (including Ts) realize all this is the @DigLearningNow RTTT & @JebBush agenda? It’s imported poison

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@ChrisParadise @coach57 so how can we leverage social media to increase participation in these processes?

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@grendelrick I don’t think opt-out helps kids individually, but it can draw needed attention to the moral dimensions of the law

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A3 We need to push to have every OK legislator take a state mandated test each year, w/ results published openly

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@shawnhime A3 we def. should (speaking as a parent) exercise rights to opt out. This is a moral issue & requires moral responses

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@dougeb00 yes, that gets to the overall needed shift to use assessments as a learning tools, not as a political grandstands

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@James409Jason yes that’s right! We need more parents, Ts & Ss attending & speaking at board meetings

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@ChrisParadise A2 I’m not at all sure or clear that educators in our state have a consensus, other than the status quo stinks

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@James409Jason OK that sounds good, but how are you going to do that practically? I think everyone would agree, but HOW?

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@TulsaAreaPLAC @mlexline Yes-Reversing laws to assess Ts based on Ss test scores (part of @DigLearningNow agenda) must be a priority

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@shawnhime A2 We need an articulated counter-agenda for in our state which transcends political party & personality

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@James409Jason When were past PASS assessments subjected to academic tests for validity? I’m not sure they were, & that’s bad…

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A2 Assessment is multi-faceted & we must stop pretending that the purpose of school for Ts & Ss is taking standardized tests

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A2 We absolutely need to change course statewide with respect to high stakes testing. We need an alternative legislative agenda

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Ugh, sorry for the spelling error… “semantics”

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A1 is much more than symatics in the way it was conceived. It should be about elevating expectations, not focusing on min stds

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A1 When @JanetBarresi came into power along w @GovMaryFallin they sought an agenda & found with @DigLearningNow

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@grendelrick Do you think @oksde leaders believe it has to be branded as “Oklahoma” to be accepted?

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maybe that should have been “are” not “is” …

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A1: CCSS (without the testing elements) is a + step forward for digital reading, writing, communiation & literacy

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Wes Fryer, instructional coach at large (Oklahoma City)

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shawnhime tonight’s topics: state testing;accountability(A-F);teacher issues(TLE, TRS);school choice & school finance.

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iReading: Connected Educator Month: To Change the System, Change the Culture j.mp/167o9Jf by @tomwhitby via @Durff @edutopia

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julielindsay Help - Looking for a few more student debate teams to join globalyouthdebates.com Sustainability theme - Be part of the world conversation

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Want people to like & connect w you more? Consider making more public mistakes! j.mp/19P6weO (the Pratfall Effect)

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@vperezy yes, I’ll be at Tue/Wed! I’m co-presenting on starting a new-media journalism club at school ow.ly/pk5ob

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I added AirWatch to my @listly collection of Mobile Device Management (MDM) options list.ly/list/8DX-mobil… h/t @nnorris

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GrahamBM “The teacherless classroom is as about as much use as the paperless toilet” yours truly

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new post: Playing BowSpleef with a Friend in Minecraft j.mp/18CgKQz cc @edgamer

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@nnorris yikes! Good luck with that! What mobile device manager solution are you using? You using it with Apple’s Configurator?

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Watch for Manatees @ Blowing Rocks Preserve instagram.com/p/e2nofMugGY/

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I added an embed of my “Shadow Puppet” narration w a brief review at the bottom of today’s Tulsa Maker Faire post j.mp/18BsMtE

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@lori07rose welcome to Twitter! My wife @sfryer started using it this summer but hasn’t yet found it amazing for her learning…

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I added “Shadow Puppet” & “Sonic PIcs” apps to Narrated Slideshow / Screencast page of Mapping Media j.mp/18BrCQH

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iReading: Why We’re More Creative When We’re Tired, & 9 Other Surprising Things About How Brains Work j.mp/1fT4osw by @FastCompany

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iReading: Detailed Video Showing iPad 5 Physical Changes j.mp/18B1tS3 by @MacRumors (looks gr8!)

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iReading: The death of the home stereo system j.mp/18AjQq1 by @CNN

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iReading: Shadow Puppet Lets You Create Helpful Tutorial Videos on Your iPhone j.mp/18AjaRx by @mashable

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iReading: Bill Gates: ‘It would be great if our education stuff worked but…j.mp/1bRItSrOq b@valeriestraussss vi@rhinoglazeze

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WorldBank Let’s be the generation that ends extreme poverty - Pres Kim at . globalfestival.com

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@craff2008 @kwinsper @jsprfox Be sure & check out other app options for creating narrated slideshows on ow.ly/244ERc

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A narrated slideshow about yesterday’s Tulsa Mini Maker Faire j.mp/19OddOf (created w Shadow Puppet for iPhone - FREE!)

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new post: Learning Cool Things at the 2013 Tulsa Mini Maker Faire j.mp/18Am0pQ

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