Wesley Fryer, Ph.D. (@wfryer)

Oklahoma City, OK

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

June 6th, 2014

[screenshot] Reason to moderate elementary blog posts j.mp/1xjQQPu (prevent students from publicly posting Instagram links)

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FastCoExist If this is what spaceships will look like in 100 years, you may want to get in line now. f-st.co/q7t2Sp9 pic.twitter.com/1lE4DmBprU

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USTornadoes The Tornado Watch in western Oklahoma has a 40% chance of 2+ tornadoes, with a 30% chance of 1+ strong. pic.twitter.com/1vB69dWxGa

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@edublogs That sounds exciting! I’ll email you w more details on what I’m looking for :-)

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I added @screencasto to my linked list of reinstalled Mac/Apple software applications j.mp/1ombTg4 (clean re-install to new HD)

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iReading: Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signs oil production tax bill Wednesday j.mp/1uuDBZX by @NewsOK (May 29 article)

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“We no longer know… what information is relevant, and what information is irrelevant to our lives.an in 199j.mp/1q201iCg9

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@weebly oops, I did find the link to your campus addition pricing campusedition.weebly.com

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@weebly do you have a link to your pricing?

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@weebly I I have about 600 students in 22 classes, I would like to manage them by grade level & class / homeroom teacher

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@weebly I’m hunting for a blogging platform for my students for next year. Last year I used 22 different @KidblogDotOrg sites

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@RayCoopTeacher Hmmm, ok, thanks for that recc. I may check it out. Was it similar to the book Dune in its feel & genre?

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at last… 20 of 22 class @KidblogDotOrg sites from last year now archived! Next year I’m going to set things up differently…

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So cool & powerful! @automatic =a “smart driving assistant” that connects your car to your smartphone j.mp/1pO19cg via @woscholar

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@RayCoopTeacher I never actually saw that Kevin Costner “The Postman” movie… as I recall it didn’t get very good reviews

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@RayCoopTeacher oh, I understand now! I was & have been quoting Neil Postman, and this video lecture from 1997 youtube.com/watch?v=hlrv7D…

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“we are glutted w information, drowning in information, have no control over it, don’t know what 2 do with it.” in 1990 -Google

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@edublogs With an EduBlogs Pro account is there a limit to how many students can be on the site? I will have 600 at our school next year

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@edublogs I’m researching options for my class blogs next year & have several questions…

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I’m giving downloadable software version of @screencasto a try this evening for Mac-based screencasting j.mp/SC3DfK

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@dogtrax what free blogging platforms do you really like & recommend for classroom teachers now?

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“Nothing could be more misleading than the idea that computer technology introduced the age of information.” referencing Gutenberg

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@enc2000 the point made in that 1990 speech was the clock (like other tech) had both good & bad effects, & many were unanticipated

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“In a world w/o spiritual or intellectual order, nothing is unbelievable; nothing is predictable, & nothing comes as a surprise.”

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“Gutenberg thot his invention would advance the cause of [Rome] it turned out 2bring a revolution which destroyed Church monopoly.”

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@RayCoopTeacher Are you referring to that video lecture by Neil Postman or a different video/movie?

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“The mechanical clock made possible the idea of regular production, regular working hours, and a standardized product.”

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“monks didn’t realize the clock is not merely a means of keeping track of hours but also synchronizing/ controlling actions of men”

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in 1990: “The computer is, in a sense, a magnificent toy that distracts us from facing what we most (cont) tl.gd/n_1s21uf5

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“anyone who has studied the history of tech knows tech change is always a Faustian bargain: Tech giveth & technology taketh away” - Postman

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edcampNWOK The Monday night pre meetup has been cancelled. See you Tues morning! Check our schedule for updates nw.edcampok.org/schedule/

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added to my free eBooks to read list: “Informing Ourselves to Death” by Neil Postman in 1990 j.mp/1utKBX6 (ePUB format)

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“Like the brain, every technology has an inherent bias: both unique technical limitations & possibilities” by Postman j.mp/1q1phWo

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watching [VIDEO] College Lecture Series - Neil Postman - “The Surrender of Culture to Technology” j.mp/1hlK6eY (1.5 hours long)

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@TheJLV I think @garystager made that TP reference to get our attention, not b/c he was serious about joining… @DataDiva @mdroush

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@MelissaWilkens yes - changing our “norms” & expectations for assessment in schools, & empowering Ts to assess, is critical @OKPE4PE

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@OKPE4PE Thanks 4 sharing that @DianeRavitch article/link also. Here’s a video for you, Dr David Berliner from 2006: vimeo.com/20896525

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via @OKPE4PE by @DianeRavitch: “@JebBush, at a conference of business leaders, confidently predicted (cont) tl.gd/n_1s21s6c

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via @OKPE4PE by @DianeRavitch: Forty-six states and the District of Columbia signed on, not because (cont) tl.gd/n_1s21s47

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via @OKPE4PE by @DianeRavitch: “The Common Core standards were not written in conformity with the (cont) tl.gd/n_1s21s0t

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@OKPE4PE …alternative vision of educational reform which we need, on a bi-partisan basis, to replace the corporate edu-reform platform

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@OKPE4PE I’ve read some of her posts, but need to read more. Overall I think she is on target, but don’t think she’s articulated an…

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@OKPE4PE I listened to “The Death & Life of the Great American School System: How Testing & Choice Are Undermining Edu” by @DianeRavitch

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@OKPE4PE Have U read “Republic Lost” by @lessig ? 1 of the most important books I’ve read on needed political reform republic.lessig.org

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@OKPE4PE I really appreciate & respect the work @SunFoundation is doing. Learned about them from @lessig & his blog / books

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Open States app for iOS j.mp/1hkccY2 by @SunFoundation is gr8 for tracking state legislation h/t @OKPE4PE

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@OKPE4PE I didn’t know that, I’ll definitely check it out & share that link. Thanks for the tip :-)

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@OKPE4PE This is 1 of the big reasons I continue to try & follow many other educators & education advocates

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@OKPE4PE I’m sure there are a lot of issues, including legislative bills, that I should have known more about & advocated for

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@OKPE4PE I’m certainly trying to stay up to date on legislation & be a constructive advocate. It can be challenging…

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Listening to Kenny in our men’s group describe “The Worst Hard Time” by Timothy Eagan as an example of “Creative Nonfiction”

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iReading: Reason #16 to Pick a New State Superintendent: Questionable Personnel Decisions j.mp/1oiftrA by @okeducation

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Lightning in the sky @ City Bites Subs instagram.com/p/o5qf85ugP6/

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MT @cbartow: OER Review: Report - Digital Learning Department @ospi j.mp/1jY06ib

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new post: What We Can Learn from Oklahoma’s Repeal of Common Core j.mp/1larkXA

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@OKPE4PE I just posted this goo.gl/Pj7ZDg to articulate why I opposed HB3399. We need 2 unite 2 end high stakes testing in Oklahoma

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@OKPE4PE I wasn’t following HB3170 unfortunately… I had heard the most about HB3399 so that was the bill that had my attention

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