Wesley Fryer, Ph.D. (@wfryer)

Oklahoma City, OK

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

November 10th, 2013

@bookcreatorapp How can @mtmartineau import an audio file from GarageBand on an iPad into a Book Creator ebook? He doesn’t have iMovie.

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@mtmartineau well let’s ask the @bookcreatorapp folks then… they are responsive on Twitter!

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@mtmartineau are you trying to import into @bookcreatorapp on an iPad? You could import as a video… Maybe make a single still image iMovie

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@burgessdave awesome, I hope I can see you in person next time you’re here! :-)

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gr8 @kevinhoneycutt idea for your kids using iDevices: Create something each week as your “lease” pcasts.in/cE1N

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awesome @tedtalks video! Rita Pierson: Every kid needs a champion j.mp/1df6CQy via @ChrisParadise

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@JonnyCurriculum I might work on a video project with Ss on that topic. Would be easy to do, is replicable, & could be very insightful!

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@burgessdave Have you ever come & presented at a conference in Oklahoma, Dave? We should totally get you to come soon!

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@kcaise It would be gr8 to see multiple universities participate in a video project sharing gr8 teacher videos, for pre-service Ts & others!

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@JMaxey1 I agree. Engaging lessons Ss can get involved / participate in are the biggest keys to limiting off-task classroom behavior

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@mr_rcollins wow - that’s novel… I’ll definitely check that out. Thanks so much! :-) @techsavvygirl

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iReading: Need Chrome apps for coding or offline text edits? Here’s a few worth checking j.mp/1cMYlqB by @KevinCTofel @gigaom

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dena_rogers A8) Honest, true and personal feedback, that is positive and meaningful. They want to know we care. They must know we speak truth.

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A8 This goes for all students not just unmotivated. We need to listen to & respond to them individually. Like Avatar: “I see you…”

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A7 So how do we help pre-service Ts learn where the line is between good + reinforcement & too much / overdoing it?

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@kennethdward A7 yes we absolutely CAN overdo + reinforcement. I’m reminded of my 1st yrs as a T, passing out goldfish in class…

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A7 providing students with choices about how they demonstrate understanding & competency can also help motivation.

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A7 Recognizing Ss for their work & demonstrated abilities is very important, for motivated & unmotivated Ss

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@dougeb00 A6 but in some cases, tech IS & can be a replacement… how about for gradebooks?

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coach57 We have 1000s of IPads but I am glad we have 100s of great teachers

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A6 because tech can naturally be more interactive, it can help engage students in more personalized ways in learning

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A6 The key to effective tech integration in the classroom is building a collaborative culture of digital creation & sharing

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@kennethdward A6 devices (iPads or other) are not the answer. They R needed, but #1 key is engaging lessons where Ss CREATE & share

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A6 Tech can help provide an authentic audience for student writing & sharing student work. We need more interactive digital writing!

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A6 tech is not an answer to “student motivation problems” it’s a tool for engagement. Used poorly, it can increase distraction

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TwyllaHester A5) Allowing other things to steal your focus while in the room. Can you imagine if a surgeon was not focused?

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@917jd that’s a great sign that you’re successful making a + impact & difference for those Ss! :-)

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@coach57 A5 Our focus as Ts definitely does affect our Ss. I don’t think we should focus on A-F accountability problems w them

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A5 Ss can tell when Ts don’t care about them as individuals. Our tone of voice & “the small things” convey this clearly

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@JonnyCurriculum @dena_rogers A3 How can “designing discipline to change behavior” produce self-discipline as an outcome?

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TwyllaHester @OKPTAMorris Punishment is a standalone consequence, not tied to a behavior. Discipline is tied to the issue & involves correction.

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A4 some students will follow your lead without having a relationship first, but some won’t. All Ss need strong, + relationships w Ts

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A4 relationships are absolutely key for meaningful & effective learning. We need to talk about & emphasize their importance more!

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@jpk38 A3 Yet the law is a great example of where things are often not black & white… Judgement calls are needed constantly

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A3 Finding ways to redirect and re-engage students in alternate lessons / learning options can be (at times) preferable 2 punishment

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RT @TwyllaHester A3) Punishment = not good. Discipline = good. Conversations and relationships = better.

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A3 we have to enforce rules, but I’ve been in school cultures where the overriding focus seemed to be compliance over learning

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A3 a focus on punishment for non-compliance reinforces a “school as prison” mentality which is toxic for Ss & Ts alike

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A3 It depends, of course, but often I think providing engaging choices for student learning can be a better answer over punishment

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@edtechokie A2 I wonder if the @oksde & legislators have looked at any comparative studies looking at alt certification impacts?

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A2 Where are professors involved in pre-service teacher ed collaborating now on Ss teaching / field experience transformation?

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917jd I think Ed majors should start spending time in the classroom as soon and as often as they can. Even if to only observe and reflect

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A2 Perhaps we could see pre-service teachers create & share video projects on the open web about Ss motivation, & teacher motivation

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@edtechokie A2 but don’t we need to address alternative certification paths then? It seems Ss teaching is devalued in our system

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A2 I think the urban ed program at UCO & now OU is working to address Ss motivation issues, also providing more support to new Ts

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A2 I think the entire question of how we can transform pre-service teacher ed is so important. We need to work on this

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A2 It’s vital we place pre-service Ts in classrooms for observation where Ss motivation is nurtured

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RT @kennethdward Q2 Can we use teacher prep programs to teach future teachers how to motivate? Is it possible to acquire this skill?

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@jcbjr A1 but isn’t “inspiring” closely related to “motivating?” What role do you think Ts play in helping motivate Ss?

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JMaxey1 @dena_rogers I ask myself every day: “Would I want to be in my class today”?

via Twitter for iPad (retweeted on 8:12 PM, Nov 10th, 2013 via Twitter Web Client)

A1 Ask students to record short video interviews about what Ts do that helps motivate them, then share w Ts

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@dena_rogers I love “Teach Like a Pirate” by @burgessdave ! I’m reading it too right now

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A1 Share stories about how specific Ts made a difference helping motivate Ss

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iReading: Things that correlate to A-F Grades j.mp/1iY4duL by @okeducation

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MT @kennethdward: Join me in 30 min for chat on motivating the the unmotivated student. (top of the hour: 8 pm Central) cc @sfryer

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Want some inspiration to help your Ss publish books & become makers? Listen to @kevinhoneycutt pcasts.in/Ozxf

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Excellent 3-2-1 exit ticket idea: 3 things you learned, 2 questions you still have, 1 thing you can (cont) tl.gd/n_1rrf9p9

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“The most dangerous place to be in school is alone” by @kevinhoneycutt via @bobsprankle podcast pcasts.in/Ozxf

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@mr_rcollins @techsavvygirl looks like AppCraft hasn’t been updated since Apr 2012

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“WALL•E + EVE” hard drive & file iconds from the @Iconfactory remain my favorites j.mp/1fuu7Xf

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just learned about another FREE iPad coding app: AppCraft j.mp/1bj6GMi via @techsavvygirl

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iReading: From Playing to Creating Games on my iPad j.mp/1fuumkS by @techsavvygirl

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new post: iCamp January 15, 2014 in Manhattan, Kansas: iPad Day! j.mp/1bj6rRm

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I updated my list of currently installed MacBook apps j.mp/1bj5iZX

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@jpatten yes, in cases like this w shared media I want the student work openly linkable, openly shared, & searchable… So a blog seems best

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iReading: We’ve Got a Communication Problem j.mp/16SPWgF by @shareski (case study for schools’ proactive social media use)

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good overview of @hopscotch coding app on Educade j.mp/1hw8ABM

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Listening to Dr Daniel Russell’s closing keynote via @bobsprankle on Bit by Bit podcast pcasts.in/T3lj

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h/t to @joedale for sharing “the power of Goodreader” for iPad in a Jan @liveclass20 webinar! Referenced in j.mp/1hw6otX

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@malynmawby thanks :-) do you know where I might find some suggested shape or drawing challenges that students can make w @hopscotch ?

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I’m looking for ideas for basic computer Logo shape drawing to use w @hopscotch in class. Suggestions? cc @smartinez @garystager

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I included some info about using @posthaven in this post about sharing @hopscotch iPad coding programs j.mp/1hw6otX

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new post: Preparing for Lessons on Coding with @hopscotch for iPad j.mp/1hw6otX cc @codeorg

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iReading: Hopscotch in the Maths Classroom j.mp/1hvW0T7 via @hopscotch cc @codeorg

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