Moving at the Speed of Creativity
Moving at the Speed of Creativity

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

Classroom Wireless Projection Options, Coding, Toy Hacking, CyberSecurity & M...
April 2017

This podcast features an extended reflection by Dr. Wesley Fryer on the multitude of educational technology learning nuggets he gleaned from sessions shared at the ATLIS 2017 Conference in Burbank, California, April 23-26, 2017. All of Wes' shared notes from keynotes, workshops and sessions at ATLIS 2017 are available in a shared Google Drive folder linked from Refer to the podcast shownotes for specific websites, resources, videos, tweets, and other referenced links from this podcast. Some of the topics addressed in this reflection include classroom wireless projection options (for multiple platforms: AirPlay, Windows Surface/Windows10, and Chrome), resources to support student coding, toy hacking, Raspberry Pi, creating accessible (sub-titled) videos with the automated speech-to-text features in Apple's new "Clips" app, and cybersecurity. Within the realm of cybersecurity, topics included 2 step verification, phishing, local tests to measure teacher's awareness of and savvy to phishing, spear fishing, GAFE / GSuite data backup options, the need for school network segmentation, and more.

An audio podcast in MP3 format.

SeeSaw, Enriched Assessment, Creating and Making with iPads
March 2017

This podcast features an interview with Shelly Fryer, discussing the use of SeeSaw to create student portfolios, strategies for enriched assessment using iPads, and her recent experiences leading professional development workshops for Oklahoma A+ Schools. She also discusses her recent experiences at EdCampOKC, a regional "unconference" for area educators, her students' recent eBook projects which culminated their Black History research unit, and reflected on STEM/STEAM lessons her her classroom Maker Studio. Shelly has been an elementary teacher and early childhood educator since 1985, and has been teaching 3rd and 4th grade students for the past four years in a 1:1 iPad classroom.

An audio podcast in MP3 format.

Great Classroom iPad Projects and Activities (Nov 2016)
December 2016

This podcast features a recording of Wesley Fryer's breakout session, "Great Classroom iPad Projects and Activities" at the 2016 Interactive Learning Institute (ILI) on November 30, 2016, in Norman, Oklahoma. ILI is sponsored by the K20 Center at the University of Oklahoma, and is an annual event focused on sharing best practices for technology integration in K12 classrooms. Grant recipients for OETT (the Oklahoma Education Technology Trust) administered by the K20 Center are among the participants in the conference, but it is open to educators at all levels from any school. The official session description for this presentation was:

Explore over 20 "media project recipes" which can be used as-is or modified as needed to help facilitate student iPad media projects.

An audio podcast in MP3 format.

Innovating with Google Tools - Digital Citizenship in the Security State
November 2016

Welcome to the November 20, 2016, podcast episode of "Moving at the Speed of Creativity" with Wesley Fryer. This episode includes two recent presentation recordings by Wes from the last two weeks. The first was the opening keynote at the November 12, 2016, Google Summit in Maize, Kansas, titled "Innovating with Google Tools." The second is an audio recording of Wes' TEDx presentation on Saturday, November 19, 2016, at Waller Middle School in Enid, Oklahoma. Wes was one of three adult presenters in this #TEDxYouth event, which is one of only 19 similar events in the United States in 2016. The title of Wes' presentation was, "Digital Citizenship in the Surveillance State."

An audio podcast in MP3 format.

Artificial Reality, Free Online Learning Channels & STEAM Studio
November 2016

Welcome to the November 5, 2016, podcast episode of "Moving at the Speed of Creativity" with Wesley Fryer, which explores topics relating to artificial reality, free online learning channels and a STEAM Studio reflection. Wes discusses Steven Levy's recent article for Backchannel, "The Google Assistant Needs You," and our current "transition era" as artificial intelligence (AI) technologies mature and become normalized in our lives. He also discusses Elon Musk's recent announcement about camouflaged solar roof panels, and a recent video interview with Musk in which he discussed his reasons for starting the OpenAI (@openai) initiative. Musk's concerns about mature AI technologies are not limited to a RoboCop-style malicious AI future, but also include the danger of AI technologies being tightly controlled by a small number of entities. To guard against the dangers latent in that future scenario, Musk wants more groups, individuals and nations to have access to powerful AI algorithms and capabilities through the open source movement. In part two of the podcast, Wes discussed some of his favorite podcast channels and websites which provide fantastic opportunities for free, online learning.

An audio podcast in MP3 format.

Reflections on Screenagers Movie - Growing up in the digital age
September 2016

This 20 minute podcast features reflections by Sarah Fryer, Rachel Fryer, and Wesley Fryer after watching a screening of the film, Screenagers: Growing up in the digital age. This 70 minute movie was shown on September 21, 2016, to an audience of parents, students, and educators at Christ the King School in Oklahoma City. The film raises important issues relating to healthy living, Internet safety, identity, and digital citizenship. It highlights the importance of parents setting boundaries for screen use and access with kids, and the importance of being intentional with our choices when it comes to smartphones and other screens. In this podcast recorded after watching Screenagers together, Sarah, Rachel and Wes offer their takeaways from the film and some of the highlights which stood out as important and valid points.

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Reflections on a PBS Scratch Jr Coding Camp for Kids
September 2016

Coding is an important literacy skill we need to introduce to everyone in the 21st century! This podcast features reflections by Shelly Fryer following a PBS Scratch Jr. Coding Camp for Kids in Edmond, Oklahoma, on September 17, 2016. It also includes some recorded audio from Shelly's lessons during the workshop for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders. The coding camp was sponsored by The Div, a local 501c3 nonprofit "dedicated helping the next generation thrive through access to technology education." According to its official website, "ScratchJr is an introductory programming language that enables young children (ages 5-7) to create their own interactive stories and games. Children snap together graphical programming blocks to make characters move, jump, dance, and sing. Children can modify characters in the paint editor, add their own voices and sounds, even insert photos of themselves -- then use the programming blocks to make their characters come to life.

ScratchJr was inspired by the popular Scratch programming language (, used by millions of young people (ages 8 and up) around the world. In creating ScratchJr, we redesigned the interface and programming language to make them developmentally appropriate for younger children, carefully designing features to match young children's cognitive, personal, social, and emotional development. ScratchJr is available as a free app for both iPad and Android tablets.

An audio podcast in MP3 format.

Voices from iPadPaloozaOU + the iPad Media Activities & Project Matrix
August 2016

This podcast features a series of recordings from the first iPadPaloozaOU conference held in Norman, Oklahoma, on August 26 and 27, 2016. The first segment is a series of audio reflections shared by participants in Shelly Fryer's Friday breakout session, "The Room 108 Radio Show." Just like Shelly has her students share in her classroom radio show, iPadPaloozaOU participants shared their first names and answered the question of the day, "What have you learned at iPadPaloozaOU and are taking back to your classroom?" The second segment is Shelly Fryer's five minute closing keynote, shared on Saturday. Five different Oklahoma educators shared a short talk about a subject they are passionate about during the combined keynote. Shelly talked about homelessness in Oklahoma, her school, Positive Tomorrows, and the importance of loving and building relationships with the students in our classrooms. Shelly shared 1 correction via Twitter following her keynote: 1 in 21 Oklahoma students are homeless today, according to recent studies.

An audio podcast in MP3 format.

Reflections on iPad Media Camp (July 2016)
July 2016

Welcome to a recorded podcast from the road with Wesley and Shelly Fryer, reflecting on the past week of iPad Media Camp workshops in Stilwell and Tulsa Oklahoma in July 2016. This is the fourth summer of iPad Media Camp workshops, which are multi-day, hands-on experiences for educators focused on using iPads to create and share media projects. For summer 2016, the curriculum for iPad Media Camps ( includes an "iPad Media Activity and Project Matrix" ( In this podcast reflection, Shelly and Wes discuss aspects of the workshops which went well and were different this year, including the use of the matrix to introduce teachers to whole-class, digital, interactive writing activities, "single-app" student projects using the SeeSaw Learning Journal, two-app projects, and more complex app smashing projects. During both iPad Media Camp workshops this week, Shelly taught other teachers how to create classroom radio shows (podcasts) using the free iOS app Opinion. Shelly facilitated a workshop participant podcast using the Opinion app after lunch in Tulsa on the first day of the workshop, and that 5 minute audio reflection is included in this podcast. Other portions of this episode were recorded using the free iOS app "Voice Record Pro." Shelly was able to "air drop" the M4A audio audio file from the Opinion app to Wes' iPhone, where he opened it in Voice Record Pro. All portions of the podcast were combined in the Voice Record Pro app and then saved as a video to the iOS Camera Roll. Wes uploaded the video to YouTube from the middle of rural Kansas (just south of Buffalo on US 75) thanks to available LTE cellular data coverage. The next day, Wes added some post-production audio bumpers to the podcast using Audacity on a Mac laptop, normalized the final FLAC format exported audio file using, and published it to Amazon S3.

An audio podcast in MP3 format.

Preparing for the 2016 iPadPalooza and ISTE Conferences
June 2016

This podcast includes a practice mini-keynote as well a preparatory conversation between Shelly Fryer (@sfryer) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) in advance of the 2016 iPadPalooza Conference (in Austin, Texas) as well as ISTE Conference (in Denver, Colorado) in upcoming weeks. Shelly and Wes discuss several new ideas related to "The Digital Sharing Project" and the "Inside Outside Sharing" book they are currently working on. These included a proposed lesson cycle for the classroom (Make, Create and Share) and a possible digital badge workflow for media products in Shelly's classroom and in upcoming iPad Media Camp workshops in July. They also shared some "Geeks of the Week" in this episode. Wes' was the magnetized OKRA iPhone car holder, and Shelly's was the Netflix series, "Reign."

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