Wesley Fryer, Ph.D. (@wfryer)

Oklahoma City, OK

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January 12th, 2014

@sfryer Good article for you: Facetime Reading Buddies j.mp/JTugZC by @MrsHime

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@valibrarian I hope we can - I’m coming Jan 23-24! Thanks so much for sharing that video - wow!

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@sfryer an article relating to our discussion: Young Children’s Engagement With E-Books at School infodocket.com/2014/01/12/new… via @joycevalenza

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iReading: Follow a scholar? j.mp/1hfF6Vx by @joycevalenza

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@InstTechTalk Looks like I may be in Chicago at the end of July tho for “Leading Future Learning” w @EdTechTeacher21

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@InstTechTalk sadly I don’t think so… my travel is significantly cut back since I returned to fulltime classroom teaching! @iesSTEM

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@edgamer I missed the complete thread on this - what’s the plan?! @ak_leeg @verenanz @coolcatteacher @costerhout

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@valibrarian that 5th grade @MinecraftEdu digital citizenship library sounds gr8! Please keep me posted & share a link when you post on it!

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@SusanTillery looks interesting & like some other mobile app options I’ve tried, unlike @AppShed it doesn’t have a free option tho :-(

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@InstTechTalk yes! Things are going well, glad to be back into the school routine after the holidays. Glad our cold snap is over for sure!

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Please come to @iPadMediaCamp this summer June 16-18 in Houston or June 10-12 in OKC! ipadmediacamp.com/register/

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@RafranzDavis nice reference to 1 of my fav movies of all time :-) “As you wish”

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txeduchat Join us next time for “Best Practices in Tech PD” with @RafranzDavis rafranzdavis.com/about/ on 1/12 Sunday 8-9 Central.

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rrisdpd Everyone, we are starting every 3rd Thurs. at 7 pm. Talkin everything edu. , , ,

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@reesegans well you definitely need to network w @MsMagiera & the awesome collaboration team. They rock w EDUcreativity!

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@reesegans that’s a gr8 idea, but in Chicago I’d guess you have a full-blown Maker Faire? @MsMagiera would have good ideas 4 you!

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Mini-maker fair (Innovate2Educate) Mar 7-8 in Chickasha, OK - going to share some @MinecraftEdu projects goo.gl/cVZ8oR

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@usabbs that is really awesome - super idea! It’s gr8 when Ss have the chance to teach adults about things like coding!

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A5 I didn’t last semester but I definitely want to this year. I’ve met numerous developers thru our WordPress OKC User’s Group

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iReading: 4th Grade Participates in the Hour of Code – For a Few Hoursj.mp/1hftHoMnE b@terrieichholzlaem

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@whitneykilgore My 10 year old just asked if I was still going to be tweeting when I’m a grandddad, & teach my grandkids how :-)

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@bbrownphd thanks for mentioning Greenfoot, I hadn’t heard of it before as a coding option for Ss greenfoot.org

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A4 we started using @MinecraftEdu in November & are going to use it more in @iesSTEM class & an after-school Makers Club

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@usabbs that sounds good… I’ll check it out further than. Thanks! @Tynker

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Has anyone helped Ss create mobile apps with GameSalad or other software programs yet?

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@usabbs what benefits/advantages to you see @Tynker having over Scratch? @teachkiwi

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@ganttgangbeth that is super! Please let me know what you & your students end up creating/doing with the ideas! :-)

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@teachkiwi I’ve looked at @Tynker but am not convinced it has any advantages over Scratch, which is free… Are you?

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A3 I lik presenting Ss with basic challenges, like drawing geometric pictures & creating simple tilt collide games w @hopscotch

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@reesegans that is gr8! Are there Scratch-based conference in Texas anywhere this summer?

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@TechnologyTym it’s exciting to see how creative Ss can be with the relatively limited block options of @hopscotch !

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Is anyone going to the Scratch Conference at MIT Aug 6-9? @sfryer & I are considering it scratch.mit.edu/conference/

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A2 my @iesSTEM students participated in the mainly by learning to code in @hopscotch w/ iPads goo.gl/i9jspJ

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@nathan_stevens @valibrarian Is it true all TX high schools now recognize computer programming classes as = to foreign language?

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@rrisdpd I think the best way is showing Ts examples of what Ss can create as coders, like diverse Scratch projects

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A1 Coding is a gr8 example of how some things that are very important & need emphasis aren’t part of the formal curriculum

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A1 Coding is important because it allows a change in computational agency: The computer as “tutee” not tool or tutor…

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A1 Coding is something all students should be exposed to & have opportunities to try. Not every teacher needs to integrate it tho

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“Our tax system is [among other things] an indirect revenue system for Congressional campaigns” @lessig Republic Lost j.mp/1avxZXv

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@ShayBanos Hi Shay - I’m headed to Lewisville in a couple weeks to share some iPad multimedia workshops!

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iReading: A Twitter Impostor Took My Identity j.mp/KZBnAy by @kathycassidy

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I teach 4th/5th grade STEM at @IESYukon in @YukonDistrict Oklahoma - our class Twitter account is @iesSTEM

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MT @jaherbel: Don’t miss Coding in the Classroom NOW on w/@jaherbel TX residency not required”

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@wmchamberlain we did discuss how the Coca-Cola “open happiness” ads are essentially like “happiness milk”

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@wmchamberlain yes.. Lose Weight Milk, Fresh Breath Milk, Good Looking Milk, Happiness Milk, Money Milk…

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@wmchamberlain no, just the illusory hope of someday having them…

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@lindayollis I didn’t see a commenting option - that is definitely a disadvantage. We should request that from the developers!

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MIAMIDVICE Register for iPad Media Camp in Summer 2014 in IL, TX, KA & OK! speedofcreativity.org/2014/01/12/reg… @wfryer

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@susanvg Dropbox & Snaahwords links are free still worldwide :-)

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@susanvg well yuk - not sure why, it’s free in the UK but not Brazil or Canada… Weird the price match isn’t universal :-(

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“The complexity of tax law in United States is a feature and not a bug” by @lessig in “Republic Lost” j.mp/1j1N47R

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Register for iPad Media Camp in Summer 2014 in Illinois, Texas, Kansas & Oklahoma! j.mp/1j18l1m @iPadMediaCamp

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iPadMediaCamp Register for iPad Media Camp in Summer 2014 in Illinois, Texas, Kansas & Oklahoma! goo.gl/qDx7c Please RT!

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iReading: Ebooks gone global: Report suggests less resistance, >legal sales & importance of Apple j.mp/1eMA14U by @laurahazardowen

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