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Moving at the Speed of Creativity
Moving at the Speed of Creativity
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Moving at the Speed of Creativity podcasts focus on education, twenty-first century literacy, authentic instruction and technology integration.


Student News Media Project Ideas
July 2015

This podcast was created on July 11, 2015, in a Storychasers workshop in Oklahoma City focusing on Student News Clubs and Classes at school. Wes, Rebecca, Kristi, Jolene, and Sarah created a "podcast show lineup" following the example provided by Bob Sprankle in his video from 2005, "Room 208 Vodcast." They discussed the Lakeview Elementary Storychasers project from a few years ago in Yukon, Oklahoma, experiences with Tablet PCs in the classroom, and project ideas for using Storychasers and radio shows with students in the classroom.


An audio podcast in MP3 format.



Battlecode Coding Competition at MIT with Jonah Casebeer
July 2015

This podcast features an interview with Jonah Casebeer, a 17 year old family friend and rising senior at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJ) in Alexandria, Virginia. Jonah and three of his classmates entered the annual "Battlecode" Artificial Intelligence Programming Competition at MIT along with about 400 other teams in the fall of 2014. Their team was selected among 16 finalists to fly to MIT for the live, final competition, which was livestreamed on Twitch.TV. They were the only team comprised of high school students in the 2015 competition. All the other teams (ranging from 1 to 4 members) included undergraduate and graduate students, along with adults out of college. According to the Battlecode.org website, "The 6.370 Battlecode programming competition (also 6.147) is a unique challenge that combines battle strategy, software engineering and artificial intelligence.

In short, the objective is to write the best player program for the computer game Battlecode. Battlecode, developed for 6.370, is a real-time strategy game. Two teams of robots roam the screen managing resources and attacking each other with different kinds of weapons. However, in Battlecode each robot functions autonomously; under the hood it runs a Java virtual machine loaded up with its team's player program. Robots in the game communicate by radio and must work together to accomplish their goals.

Teams of one to four students enter 6.370 and are given the Battlecode software and a specification of the game rules in early January. Each team develops a player program, which will be run by each of their robots during Battlecode matches. Contestants often use artificial intelligence, pathfinding, distributed algorithms, and/or network communications to write their player. At the final tournaments, the autonomous players are pitted against each other in a dramatic head-to-head tournament. The final rounds of the MIT tournament are played out in front of a live audience, with the top teams receiving cash prizes. The total prize pool is over $50,000." In this podcast interview, Jonah tells about his experiences in the 2015 Battlecode competition as well as about the preparatory courses he took at TJ which prepared him and his teammates for this extremely fun and challenging activity.


An audio podcast in MP3 format.



Civil War History at Harpers Ferry
July 2015

This podcast features an audio recording of a presentation by U.S. Park Ranger Creighton Waters on July 1, 2015, at the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Creighton mainly tells the story of the brief capture of Harpers Ferry in 1862 by Confederate forces led by General Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson. 12,419 Federal troops surrendered to Jackson, which made this the largest surrender of US forces in history until the Battle of Bataan in World War II.


An audio podcast in MP3 format.



Reflections on the 2015 Mobile Learning Experience
June 2015

This podcast is a recorded reflection by Shelly and Wesley Fryer (@sfryer and @wfryer) on the June 2015 Mobile Learning Experience. Mobile Learning (@mobile2015) is a fantastic, annual conference in Tucson, Arizona, organized by the Arizona K-12 Center and Tony Vincent. This podcast also includes an interview with Ryan Read (@Ryan7Read) about his successful Kickstarter campaign to fund illustrations for his first graphic novel, working with a high school age illustrator he found via Fiverr.com.


An audio podcast in MP3 format.



Lessons Learned Coaching PreK Teachers in iPad 1 to 1 Classrooms with Gail Lo...
May 2015

This podcast is a recorded conversation from May 26, 2015, between Gail Lovely and Wesley Fryer. Gail and Wes have been part of a team from Storychasers serving as instructional coaches for PreK teachers at Maryetta School in Stilwell, Oklahoma, who are part of a new grant-funded iPad 1 to 1 learning initiative. The grant is called Literacy3 because it focuses on traditional literacy, digital literacy, and Cherokee literacy. Many of the students who attend Maryetta School are members of the Cherokee Nation. Gail and Wes discuss many of the lessons learned from the first five months of this instructional coaching and technology integration adventure.


An audio podcast in MP3 format.



Mystery Skype, Minecraft, iPad Digital Portfolios, & More with Shelly Fryer
May 2015

This podcast is an interview with 3rd and 4th grade teacher Shelly Fryer, discussing mystery skype, Minecraft in the classroom, iPad digital portfolios with Seesaw, and more. Thanks to Adam Jones for sharing his podcasting inspiration!


An audio podcast in MP3 format.



Snow Day Podcast - Student iPad Projects, Forum with Joy Hofmeister & Makersp...
March 2015

This is a snow day radio show / podcast from March 4, 2015, with Shelly and Wesley Fryer. We discuss recent projects Shelly's students have been doing in their 1:1 iPad 3rd and 4th grade classroom, some lessons learned from the "iPad Books and Videos" workshop we co-facilitated last week with elementary teachers, last night's Education Forum with Joy Hofmeister, and our dreams for creating Makerspaces in our classrooms. We recorded this as a "1 take" radio show on an iPad using the free app, Voice Recorder Pro, saved it as a video to the photo roll, and published it directly to YouTube with the YouTube Capture app. We downloaded the video on a laptop with http://en.savefrom.net, and converted it to a mp3 audio file with podcast meta-tags using Auphonic.com.


An audio podcast in MP3 format.



The 2014 EdTech Year in Review
December 2014

This is an audio podcast version of the December 28, 2014 "2014 EdTech Year in Review" educational technology Google Hangout including Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach), Eric Langhorst (@elanghorst), and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer). Participants discussed the digital tools, trends, workflows, conferences, and interactions which stood out in 2014 for educators and media publishers/sharers, as well as some of the news stories from 2014 which will impact schools the most in the coming year.


An audio podcast in MP3 format.



eBook Projects & Publishing Workflow Options
December 2014

In this podcast from the road, Wesley Fryer discusses recent and current eBook projects using the iPad app "Book Creator" by Red Jumper in his STEM classroom and in the library of his elementary school in Yukon, Oklahoma. The five different publishing workflow options he explores in detail are: 1 - Open in iBooks locally, 2- Save to Cloud Storage like DropBox or Google Drive, 3- Email to Posthaven, 4- Export to Video and Publish to YouTube, and 5- Export to PDF and print-on-demand (a hard copy) with Lulu.com. He also discusses workflow options in which the classroom teacher posts eBook videos to YouTube after students transfer them to the teacher's iOS device using the free app InstaShare, and the option of directly posting to YouTube from student iPads using the free app YouTube Capture.


An audio podcast in MP3 format.



An Interview with Shelly Fryer About Student Voice & iPad Projects
December 2014

This podcast is a Thanksgiving interview with Shelly Fryer, a self-contained 3rd and 4th grade teacher in an iPad 1 to 1 classroom in Oklahoma City. Shelly’s students recently completed a research project in which they created enhanced eBooks using the Book Creator app for iPad, and published their eBooks as videos to their classroom YouTube channel. In the interview, Shelly discusses how she’s learned to use a Google Site as their classroom “home base website” this year for students to access links she selects and directly adds as needed. Their classroom publishing channels, which include KidBlog, YouTube, and Flickr for photos, are also linked from their classroom website (classroom.shellyfryer.com). Shelly explains how her students are using the free iPad app InstaShare to transfer completed videos to her iPad, so she can publish them to their classroom YouTube channel using the free app, YouTube Capture. She also explains how important it’s been to build a “Maker Culture” in her classroom during their afternoon “Maker Studio” time. Students have created a wide variety of different projects using recycled materials, including a re-creation of the Macy’s Day Thanksgiving parade this week after reading the books “Balloons Over Broadway” by Melissa Sweet and “Milly and the Macy’s Parade” by Shana Corey and Brett Helquist together. She also discusses how she’s continuing to use Twitter and her blog for professional development and learning.


An audio podcast in MP3 format.


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