Moving At The Speed Of Creativity Podcasts

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Moving at the Speed of Creativity Podcasts include presentations and reflections relating to student engagement, the effective use of digital technologies to support learning, digital storytelling, web 2.0 in the classroom, and other topics related to improving both teaching and learning. Learn more on www.speedofcreativity.org. Produced by Wesley Fryer in Edmond, Oklahoma.

Episodes

  • Podcast476: The Power of Choice by Claude Larson

    Podcast476: The Power of Choice by Claude Larson

    16/03/2021 Duration: 01h16s

    Welcome to a special Spring Break episode of Moving at the Speed of Creativity, for March 16, 2021! This podcast episode features an interview with Claude Larson, the author of "The Power of Choice: A Teen's Guide to Finding Personal Success." The audience for this book is not only teenagers, but also the teachers of teenagers looking for powerful ways to build classroom community and relationships with students to foster learning about character development and life skills which extend beyond the formal academic curriculum. In the description of the book on Amazon, Claude writes to prospective teen readers, "This book was created to help you slow down, sort through the madness and figure out what you actually want in your life. It’s a guidebook and simultaneously, a gold mine of your thoughts, dreams, goals and life direction. The stories and exercises within these pages were designed to help you build habits that support you in reaching your goals. Some of the topics you will examine include what motivates

  • Podcast475: Lessons Learned Teaching During the Pandemic

    Podcast475: Lessons Learned Teaching During the Pandemic

    04/01/2021 Duration: 01h07min

    Welcome to the first episode of Moving at the Speed of Creativity for 2021, now starting its 16th year as an educational podcast! This podcast episode features a conversation with Shelly and Wesley Fryer on January 3, 2021, reflecting on some of their lessons learned teaching elementary and middle school students during 2020, the first year of our COVID-19 global pandemic. Shelly is a 3rd grade classroom teacher at Casady School in Oklahoma City. During the fall semester of 2020, Wes has been teaching two sections of Introductory 5th Grade Spanish as well as his "normal" four sections of 5th and 6th Grade Media Literacy classes. At the start of our global pandemic lockdowns and time of "emergency remote learning" in March 2020, Wes was also serving as an instructional coach at our school, which is a role he's resuming in January 2021. Link to referenced resources from this recorded conversation, as well as links you can use to connect with Shelly and Wes, in the podcast shownotes. In 2021, Wes is rebooting hi

  • Podcast474: Brainstorming “Fact or Fiction? Apollo Moon Landings” Workshop and Lesson

    Podcast474: Brainstorming “Fact or Fiction? Apollo Moon Landings” Workshop and Lesson

    09/07/2020 Duration: 01h24min

    Our conversations about media literacy, conspiracies, culture wars, and the Apollo Moon landings continue! The current generation of youth has been exposed to more conspiracy theories about the Apollo Moon landings and many other topics than any previous generation. What are we going to do about this as educators and parents? This is a serious media literacy challenge, and the project connected to this audio recording provides some answers to this question. This podcast is a recording of a livestreamed conversation between Brian Turnbaugh (@wegotwits) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) on July 6, 2020, discussing a proposed workshop at the virtual version of the Summer Institute on Digital Literacy (digiuri.com) coming to a screen near you July 19-24, 2020. This is the part two of these shared conversations. Please refer to the shownotes of our podcast on speedofcreativity.org for links to part 1 of this conversation, our Google Doc with our developing resources, and more. The proposed title of this workshop and less

  • Podcast473: Brainstorming About “Conspiracies and Culture Wars” with Brian Turnbaugh and Wesley Fryer

    Podcast473: Brainstorming About “Conspiracies and Culture Wars” with Brian Turnbaugh and Wesley Fryer

    21/06/2020 Duration: 01h11min

    This podcast is a recording of a conversation between Brian Turnbaugh (@wegotwits) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) discussing a proposed workshop at the virtual version of the Summer Institute on Digital Literacy, coming to a screen near you July 19-24, 2020. The proposed title is, "Conspiracies and Culture Wars," and the Google Doc of resources we have been building together is linked in the shownotes for this podcast and from medialiteracy.wesfryer.com. This conversation took place on June 5, 2020, and was livestreamed to both YouTube Live and Facebook Live. Wes has also submitted this session as a proposal for the upcoming virtual "Mountain Moot" July 15-18, 2020. Check out the podcast shownotes for links to referenced resources. This project is very much a "work in progress" and will be refined and expanded in the days and weeks to come! We welcome your feedback.

  • Podcast472: Remote Learning in Oklahoma #OklaEd

    Podcast472: Remote Learning in Oklahoma #OklaEd

    26/04/2020 Duration: 01h12min

    This podcast is a recording of a webinar panel discussion by Oklahoma educators Telannia Norfar, Delilah Rodriguez, Rhonda Schroeder and Wesley Fryer on Saturday, April 25, 2020. Our topic of conversation was "Remote Learning in Oklahoma," as we are now about a month into "learning at home" because of the neo-coronavirus / COVID-19 global pandemic. The questions we discussed included, What is your current role and situation with 'remote learning' in Oklahoma? What is your technology situation like in terms of student devices, teacher devices, and utilized platforms? What are discovering that should be changed about school as a result of this situation? What are some success stories about remote learning at your school / for you? How do you think we can help teachers and schools prepare for ongoing remote learning in the event we don't return face-to-face to school in August, or we do but have to go back to remote learning in the fall? Check out the shownotes for links to Twitter IDs for each of our panelists,

  • Podcast471: Let’s Talk About Social Identity and FOMO

    Podcast471: Let’s Talk About Social Identity and FOMO

    03/03/2020 Duration: 23min

    This podcast is a recording of a digital citizenship presentation for high school students shared by Dr. Wesley Fryer at Casady School in Oklahoma City on February 27, 2020. The goal of this talk was to encourage students to think more deeply and critically about their own identities, how those identities are shaped, and specifically how much power and influence we give other people and social media specifically when it comes to our perceptions of who we are and who we want to be. The Common Sense Media video, "Teen Voices: Who Are You on Social Media?" was shared during this presentation, and the audio from that video is included in this podcast. Please check the podcast shownotes for the link to the original video, as well as other wonderful resources from Common Sense on Digital Citizenship including a robust (and free) curriculum on digital citizenship for teachers and students differentiated by grade level. Also check out more resources we've shared on our school's digital citizenship website, DigCit.us.

  • Podcast470: Sharing and Learning About the 2020 U.S. Census – Statistics in Schools

    Podcast470: Sharing and Learning About the 2020 U.S. Census – Statistics in Schools

    19/02/2020 Duration: 29min

    Welcome to Episode 470 of the Moving at the Speed of Creativity podcast from February 18, 2020, a show by Dr. Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) focusing on digital creativity, media literacy, digital literacy, digital citizenship, instructional technology integration and engaged learning both inside and outside the classroom. This episode features a special interview with the U.S. Census "Statistics in Schools" Manager Victoria Glazer and Teacher Ambassador Emily McMillen, discussing the 2020 Census in the United States and the variety of FREE resources provided for PK-12 teachers to use with students. Disbursement of millions of dollars for our communities from the U.S. Federal Government depends on the Census! All of us as teachers and members of our communities can help both educate students and families about the importance of participating in the census, but also provide real-world, multi-disciplinary learning opportunities using existing census data via the resources shared on the "Statistics in Schools" website.

  • Podcast469: Reflections on Immersion Day January 2020

    Podcast469: Reflections on Immersion Day January 2020

    20/01/2020 Duration: 39min

    Welcome to Episode 469 of the Moving at the Speed of Creativity podcast from January 18, 2020, a show by Dr. Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) focusing on digital creativity, media literacy, digital literacy, digital citizenship, instructional technology integration and engaged learning both inside and outside the classroom. This episode features a conversation with 3rd grade teacher Shelly Fryer (@sfryer) about the second "Immersion Day" at Casady School in Oklahoma City. Immersion Days are half-days for students which focus on a special theme or topic. On January 17, 2020, the theme for the Casady Lower School students (in grades 1 - 4) focused on Inventions, coinciding with Kid Invention Day (KID). A wealth of fantastic resources about the design process and STEM / engineering for young students are available on nationalinventioncurriculum.org as well as other websites. Check out the podcast shownotes for links. Casady 3rd and 4th graders were able to videoconference LIVE to start the day with Payton Robertson in Flo

  • Podcast468: Reflections on Blended Learning Techniques with Google Sites, Slides and Social Media

    Podcast468: Reflections on Blended Learning Techniques with Google Sites, Slides and Social Media

    28/11/2019 Duration: 48min

    Welcome to Episode 468 of the Moving at the Speed of Creativity podcast, a show by Dr. Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) focusing on digital creativity, media literacy, digital literacy, digital citizenship, instructional technology integration and engaged learning both inside and outside the classroom. This episode includes a reflection by Wes about some of the techniques he is using in fall 2019 teaching Digital and Media Literacy for 5th and 6th graders at Casady School in Oklahoma City, as well as the adult Sunday School class, "Curiosity and Questions: Jesus and Science" at First Presbyterian Church in Edmond, Oklahoma. These techniques include using Google Sites to share lesson slides, videos, resources and links publicly (mdtech.casady.org and followjesus.wesfryer.com) each week. Refer to the podcast shownotes for referenced links. Feedback on this podcast episode is welcome!

  • Podcast467: Reflections on a Gap Year Before College

    Podcast467: Reflections on a Gap Year Before College

    25/08/2019 Duration: 42min

    Welcome to Episode 467 of the Moving at the Speed of Creativity podcast, a show by Dr. Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) focusing on digital creativity, media literacy, digital literacy, digital citizenship, instructional technology integration and engaged learning both inside and outside the classroom. This episode features interviews with both Shelly Fryer and Sarah Fryer, about Sarah's "gap year" in 2018-19 following high school graduation. Sarah graduated in 2018 from Classen School of Advanced Studies in Oklahoma City Public Schools, and majored in drama at ClassenSAS. Rather than head directly to college, Sarah took a gap year to work, take dance classes, get more involved in the music ministry of our church, and get a better idea of what she wants to study and do after high school. In the first part of this podcast, Wesley and Shelly reflect on the gap year experience for Sarah, how it came about, what happened, and what lessons were learned. In the second part, recorded earlier, Sarah reflects on her gap year. I

  • Podcast466: Reflections on Summer 2019 TechyKids Robotics Camp in Oklahoma City

    Podcast466: Reflections on Summer 2019 TechyKids Robotics Camp in Oklahoma City

    12/08/2019 Duration: 36min

    Welcome to Episode 466 of the Moving at the Speed of Creativity podcast, a show by Dr. Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) focusing on digital creativity, media literacy, digital literacy, digital citizenship, instructional technology integration and engaged learning both inside and outside the classroom. This episode features an interview with Michaela Freeland (@_mfreeland) and Shelly Fryer (@sfryer) about the two summer robotics camps they co-led using Thymio robots and outstanding curriculum provided by TechyKids. TechyKids (www.techykids.com) was founded by Sharon Marzouk (@sharonmarzouk) and focuses on inspiring students through a "blend of robotics, creativity, technology, and invention." In this 35 minute interview, Michaela and Shelly share their experiences and learning from leading two robotics camps with 32 and 28 student participants, respectively, and discuss many of the camp highlights as well as lessons learned by students, older student mentors, teachers and parents. Students engaged in daily reflections

  • Podcast465: Reflections on The 2019 Summer Institute on Digital Literacy

    Podcast465: Reflections on The 2019 Summer Institute on Digital Literacy

    21/07/2019 Duration: 48min

    Welcome to Episode 465 of the Moving at the Speed of Creativity podcast, a show by Dr. Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) focusing on digital creativity, media literacy, digital literacy, digital citizenship, instructional technology integration and engaged learning both inside and outside the classroom. This episode features a reflection by Wes following the 2019 Summer Institute on Digital Literacy. Wes reflects on ten different "ingredients" which made this a powerful and transformative professional development experience, as well as five different lessons and ideas he's taking into his 5th and 6th grade Digital Literacy classes this upcoming school year. Check the podcast shownotes for a full list of referenced websites and resources mentioned in this episode. This podcast also includes an interview from the conference with Brian Turnbaugh (@wegotwits) discussing the weaponization of social media and recommended resources for learning more about the ways Russia continues to work to subvert the electoral process in th

  • Podcast464: Reflections on Media Literacy  ATLIS 2019

    Podcast464: Reflections on Media Literacy & ATLIS 2019

    16/04/2019 Duration: 29min

    Welcome to Episode 464 of the Moving at the Speed of Creativity podcast, a show by Dr. Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) focusing on digital creativity, media literacy, digital literacy, digital citizenship, instructional technology integration and engaged learning both inside and outside the classroom. This episode features a reflection by Wes from the ATLIS 2019 Conference in Dallas, Texas, primarily on Media Literacy and his 3 hour workshop, "Filtering the Exoflood: Strategies for Media and Information Literacy." All resources from the workshop are available on wfryer.me/exoflood. Refer to the podcast shownotes for links to the other websites and links referenced in this podcast. Remember to also subscribe to "The EdTech Situation Room" (@edtechSR), the weekly webshow and podcast Wes co-hosts with Jason Neiffer each week on Wednesday evenings. Also remember to subscribe to Wes' (almost) weekly newsletter in which he shares a helpful technology tip, tool, text, and tutorial. Sign up on www.speedofcreativity.org/email-

  • Podcast463: Reflections on The Florida Project Movie

    Podcast463: Reflections on The Florida Project Movie

    04/01/2019 Duration: 42min

    Welcome to Episode 463 of the Moving at the Speed of Creativity podcast, a show by Dr. Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) focusing on digital creativity, media literacy, digital literacy, digital citizenship, instructional technology integration and engaged learning both inside and outside the classroom. This episode features an interview with Shelly Fryer (@sfryer) about the 2017 movie, "The Florida Project" (@floridaproject). The IMDB description of the movie is, "Set over one summer, the film follows precocious six-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Walt Disney World." The Florida Project raises a host of important issues facing every community, including poverty, homelessness, social services, education and schools, non-profit and church outreach programs, and more. As a lifelong educator with extensive experiences working with families in poverty through church ministry, as well as educatio

  • Podcast462: Inspired by Tricia Fuglestad and Make Media Camp Lessons Learned

    Podcast462: Inspired by Tricia Fuglestad and Make Media Camp Lessons Learned

    15/07/2018 Duration: 01h14min

    Welcome to Episode 462 of Moving at the Speed of Creativity podcasts, a now-wildly irregular podcast by Dr. Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) focusing on digital creativity, media literacy, digital literacy and instructional technology. This episode includes two segments. The first is an interview with Megan Thompson (@seeingnewshapes), our elementary art teacher at Casady School in Oklahoma City. This past spring, Megan had an opportunity to travel to the Chicago area and spend part of a day with Tricia Fuglestad (@fuglefun). Tricia is an amazing elementary art teacher and utilizes a wide variety of technologies in her classroom to encourage creativity and empower student expression. Shelly Fryer (@sfryer) and Wes interviewed Megan about her experiences, observations and takeaways from her time with Tricia in early June, 2018. The second segment of this podcast is a conversation between Shelly and Wes about their two recent Make Media Camp workshops (@MakeMediaCamp) with teachers in Kansas City and Oklahoma City. They

  • Podcast461: Instructional Coaching, Middle School French Class and Explain Everything for iPad

    Podcast461: Instructional Coaching, Middle School French Class and Explain Everything for iPad

    14/05/2018 Duration: 47min

    Welcome to episode 461 of Moving at the Speed of Creativity by Wesley Fryer, from March 18, 2018. This podcast features an introductory overview about instructional coaching and technology integration coaching specifically, drawing on the author's experiences in this role with teachers since the late 1990s. In addition to defining instructional coaching, keys to successful instructional coaching experiences for mentor teachers as well as coaches are highlighted, as well as "lessons learned." The second part of the podcast features an interview with middle school French teacher Blake Pardue, who has been connecting his students to "pen pal" classrooms of French speaking students in Europe and in Africa for several years. The past two years, Blake's students have used the iPad app "Explain Everything" to create media-rich introductions of themselves and practice their French skills with their pen pals. This interview was a reflection with Blake Pardue and Wes Fryer about this year's iteration of the Explain Ev

  • Podcast460: UCO and OCCC Concurrent Classes, GitHub in CompSci, and Elementary Coding Lessons

    Podcast460: UCO and OCCC Concurrent Classes, GitHub in CompSci, and Elementary Coding Lessons

    13/03/2018 Duration: 01h23min

    Welcome to episode 460 of Moving at the Speed of Creativity by Wesley Fryer, from March 13, 2018. This podcast features a series of three recent interviews, and opens with a recommendation to try the newly updated Anchor.fm website and Anchor mobile app for podcast creation and publishing. The first interview is with high school senior Sarah Fryer, who shares her experiences and lessons learned taking concurrent classes from the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) and the Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) as a student in Oklahoma City Public Schools (OKCPS). Sarah took two classes from UCO in fall 2017, including one online course and one face-to-face course at the UCO campus in downtown Oklahoma City. This spring Sarah is taking two concurrent classes from OCCC, again one online and another face-to-face. The second interview is with Eric Ebert (@biggestmeow), the high school computer science teacher at Casady School. Eric shares a little about the growth of the computer science program at Casady, and h

  • Podcast459: Highlights from OETC 2018

    Podcast459: Highlights from OETC 2018

    18/02/2018 Duration: 34min

    This podcast features three different recordings from the 2018 Ohio Educational Technology Conference, which was held in Columbus, Ohio, February 12-14, 2018. The first is an interview with high school students who have learned how to create interactive games using Scratch software. They also have created DIY game controllers using the MakeyMakey and supplies like tin foil, cardboard, alligator clips, play dough, and bananas. The second interview is with high school senior Arthur Bodenschatz, who is part of the broadcast journalism team in North Canton City Schools, Ohio. Arthur and his classmates use an amazing “mobile storyteller” converted RV to conduct professional quality interviews at events like the Ohio educational technology conference. The third interview is Arthur's interview of me at OETC, in which he asked me about my reasons for becoming a teacher and technology director, the pace of technological change in our society, and a few other topics. Two of these three recordings are also available as

  • Podcast458: Reflections and Lessons Learned from STEAM Studio Fall 2017

    Podcast458: Reflections and Lessons Learned from STEAM Studio Fall 2017

    03/12/2017

    Podcast458: Reflections and Lessons Learned from STEAM Studio Fall 2017

  • Podcast457: Inspiring Creativity and Curiosity with Media

    Podcast457: Inspiring Creativity and Curiosity with Media

    23/11/2017 Duration: 48min

    This podcast features an almost-complete recording of Dr. Wesley Fryer's keynote, "Inspiring Creativity and Curiosity with Media," on November 18, 2017, in Cairo, Egypt at the second annual EduForum Conference. The keynote description was: "As automation and the disruptive march of technology continues into virtually every aspect of our lives, it is vital we cultivate both creativity and curiosity in our students. Many jobs and vocations of the future will require teamwork, collaboration, project management, and independent work skills historically lacking in traditional academic classes focusing on isolated, individual performance. In this engaging and challenging session, Dr. Wesley Fryer will present the case for why learners today need to be CREATORS as well as consumers of multimedia, and collaborate regularly in school to acquire the workforce skills of today and tomorrow. By highlighting practical examples as well as available apps and web tools, Dr. Fryer will provide attendees with specific strategie

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