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Moving at the Speed of Creativity
Moving at the Speed of Creativity
http://www.speedofcreativity.org

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


Podcast442: Classroom Passion Projects, Maker Studio & Digital Citizenship wi...
May 2016

This Speed of Creativity podcast features an extended interview with 3rd and 4th grade teacher Shelly Fryer, who shares about her students' classroom passion projects, learning in "Maker Studio," and learning about digital citizenship via the class chat feature of the iPad app News-O-Matic. Shelly has been teaching for over twenty years, and this was her third year to teach at Positive Tomorrows School in Oklahoma City. Positive Tomorrows is a special K-5 school which exclusively serves homeless children and their families. Shelly has taught in a 1:1 iPad classroom at Positive Tomorrows for the past 2.5 years, and continues to find multiple ways to integrate iPad use meaningfully into her curriculum through engaging student activities. As Shelly explains in the interview, PT truly is "the school she loves" for so many reasons. The curricular autonomy which she enjoys as a teacher empowers her to differentiate her curriculum to the learning needs and interests of her students, and bring a variety of STEM and Maker Education (MakerEd) learning activities to students as well. Shelly explains in the interview why this year's classroom "passion projects" were likely the best student projects she's ever facilitated as a classroom teacher. From learning to sew a dress, to how to code on an iPad, to learning how to dance, to learning how to play the guitar, her students each selected a topic of interest and then explored that topic for several weeks. Each student shared a culminating presentation with other members of the class, after becoming the local "expert" on their topic of inquiry. In the second part of the interview, Shelly shares how the "Create, Make and Learn" MakerED Institute in Burlington, Vermont, in the summer of 2013 was pivotal in her journey as a Maker and elementary teacher integrating STEM activities into classroom learning. Shelly tells the story of how her students enthusiastically embraced the opportunity to create, make, collaborate and share in her Maker Studio in the closing weeks of the school year. She also describes how she worked to build a kind, respectful, and collaborative classroom culture in which students could safely thrive as learners and problem solvers. Last of all in the interview, Shelly shares how she and her students used the "class chat" feature of the iPad app to have important conversations about digital citizenship, internet safety, and digital ethics.


An audio podcast in MP3 format.



iPads in Maker Studio by Shelly Fryer (May 2016)
May 2016

This podcast is a recording of Shelly Fryer's presentation "iPads in Maker Studio" via a Google Hangout for the 2016 Global Maker Day Conference. The session description was: "Learn how our third and fourth grade students use their iPads in our maker studio to document their learning and share both inside and outside our classroom. See how apps for photo collages, green screen videos, making ebooks, coding apps, and Lego StopMotion are essential digital tools in our classroom maker studio for creating and sharing."


An audio podcast in MP3 format.



WordPress Security & 2 Factor Authentication
March 2016

This podcast is a recording of a presentation by Dr. Wesley Fryer on February 29, 2016, titled, "WordPress Security & 2 Factor Authentication" at the WordPressOKC meetup at Oklahoma Christian University in Edmond, Oklahoma. Check the podcast shownotes for links to referenced resources, including the Google Presentation shared during the session.


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Best Day of Classroom Blogging Ever with Shelly Fryer
February 2016

This podcast features an interview with 3rd and 4th grade teacher Shelly Fryer on January 29, 2016, in Oklahoma City. Shelly teaches in a 1:1 iPad classroom at Positive Tomorrows, a special school for homeless children which also serves their families in multiple ways. Shelly has been using blogging websites with her students for three years, to teach students about digital citizenship through interactive writing. The day of this interview was her current students' first day to experience blogging on an updated KidBlog website, however, and Shelly not only focused on writing with students but also on images and the digital citizenship conversations which relate to these activities online. Shelly's students have been doing a lot of "inside sharing" using the SeeSaw iPad app and website this year, and while she has shared some of the students' posts with a wider audience using Twitter, this was the first focused day of learning when students discussed and prepared for "outside sharing."


An audio podcast in MP3 format.



Reflections on iCamp KSU 2016 by Shelly and Wesley Fryer
January 2016

This podcast recording is a reflection by Shelly and Wesley Fryer about iCamp KSU 2016, a full day, hands-on workshop on integrating iPads in the classroom as tools for media creation by students to "show what they know with media." iCamp KSU was held at the Kansas State University Alumni Center in Manhattan, Kansas, and hosted by the Kansas State College of Education. It was organized by Cyndi Danner-Kuhn, a pre-service teacher educator at Kansas State. In addition to Shelly and Wes' reflections, this podcast includes five of the participant reflections shared as Adobe Voice videos.


An audio podcast in MP3 format.



The 2015 EdTech Year in Review
January 2016

This podcast is a recorded Google Hangout On Air from December 31, 2015, of a panel discussion with Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach), Eric Langhorst (@elanghorst), Nikki D Robertson (@nikkidrobertson), and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer). The title of this roundtable discussion was "The 2015 EdTech Year in Review," and focused on some of the most important developments and news items regarding educational technology in 2015. Our topics included the Hour of Code, BreakoutEDU and Gameification, Student Privacy and the EFF Complaint about Google, Google Cardboard / Virtual Reality, "go-to" apps teachers can use to go deeper, and best new technology hardware from 2015.


An audio podcast in MP3 format.



The Technology Director Speaks
December 2015

11 topics in 67 minutes! In this podcast recording, Dr. Wesley Fryer shares some updates about his new position this year as a school technology director, previews "iPad Media Camp in a box" for summer 2016, shares his current favorite podcasts and audiobooks, discusses lessons learned about fiber optic cabling, and lessons learned from seven videoconferences (five of which were international) in fall 2015. In addition, Wes shares about current "Classroom Projection Options" and "AirPlay Mirroring Guidelines," discusses an upcoming VOIP phone transition at his school, and highlights lessons learned from firewall shopping and comparisons this semester. Finally, he discusses some of the issues which have come up recently as his 11 year old (Rachel) has become an aspiring YouTube Minecrafter, forthcoming updates to his mailing list, and answers a question about searchable Google Docs.


An audio podcast in MP3 format.



Reflections on Miami Device 2015 by Shelly and Wesley Fryer
November 2015

This podcast is a recorded reflection on the 2015 Miami Device Conference by Shelly and Wesley Fryer. The second Miami Device Conference was held at Saint Stephen's Episcopal Day School in Coconut Grove, Florida on November 12-13, 2015. In this audio podcast, Shelly and Wes reflect on many of the keynotes and breakout sessions from the conference, as well as other takeaways from this epic learning event!


An audio podcast in MP3 format.



Discovering Useful New Ideas as a Connected Educator (October 2015)
October 2015

This podcast primarily features a recording from the October 22, 2015, OACTE, OEQA, OATE Fall Conference in Edmond, Oklahoma, held at the University of Central Oklahoma. The recorded session was my breakout presentation titled, "Discovering Useful New Ideas as a Connected Educator: Tips for Using Flipboard, Pocket, Twitter and Nuzzel." Check out the podcast shownotes for links to my presentation slides (shared as a Google Presentation) and other referenced links and videos. Access that website using the shortened URL wfryer.me/ideas. The introduction of this podcast includes some reflections on the 2015 Write Well, Sell Well Conference in Oklahoma City, on October 22-23, 2015. The session description for "Discovering Useful New Ideas as a Connected Educator" was: If “chance favors the connected mind,” as Steven Johnson maintains, what are some of the best strategies educators can use to discover new ideas useful for teaching and learning? Learn how to use the free apps Flipboard and Nuzzle, Twitter lists, and other strategies to more effectively discover, save and share ideas useful professionally and personally. Learn why it is important to customize your personal or classroom Twitter account to show others your particular educational focus and interests. Learn to use Twitter hashtags to connect locally and globally to learn and grow as a professional educator.


An audio podcast in MP3 format.



Sharing Student Work Online (October 2015)
October 2015

This podcast is a recording of Dr. Wesley Fryer's presentation "Sharing Student Work Online" on October 7, 2015, at the Oklahoma Technology Association (OTA) / Encyclo-Media Conference in Oklahoma City. The session description was: When students at school use media to “show what they know and can do,” they need safe, adult-moderated, online spaces to share their digital work with others and receive thoughtful feedback. Learn how to to use free websites like KidBlog and Blogger, along with apps like Easy Blogger Jr., to share student work online and moderate feedback. Discuss how to help students “compose quality comments” for others. Explore workflows to safely use a classroom YouTube channel to publish and share student work, also with moderated feedback. See examples of school and classroom permission forms for publishing student work. Get practical ideas for “normalizing” the regular, open publication of student work at your school for moderated feedback from peers, parents, and others around the world.


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