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Wesley Fryer
Works at Casady School
Attended Texas Tech University
Lives in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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I wrote a new post on my professional blog tonight, "2 Great (and free) Ways to Learn About Design Thinking." The post gives details about a Google Hangout panel discussion on "Design Thinking" which I'll be facilitating this coming Friday afternoon, January 20th, at 4 pm US Central Time. Panelists will include educators based in China, Canada, and Denmark. This YouTube Live event is part of the 2016-17 "mini-conferences" offered by the free K12 Online Conference, the amazing work of volunteers which I've helped support since 2006. Please join us live on Friday for an engaging discussion of "design thinking" if you can - and share this opportunity with others you know who might be interested. The video (like all K12 Online Conference videos) will be archived for later viewing as well.

The free K12 Online Conference (@k12online) is continuing this year with short “mini-conferences.” Last week John Spencer’s (@spencerideas) keynote for the “Design Thinking&…
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I spent a few hours today writing this post about Rachel's TEDx talk in Enid, Oklahoma, last month. If you haven't watched her presentation ("Tales from a Teen Minecraft YouTuber") take 8 minutes to see it! So many reasons why her presentation and message is important, valuable & needed!
TEDxWallerMiddleSchool was one of only 22 TEDxYouth events hosted worldwide in 2016, and the only TEDxYouth event held to date in Oklahoma. This was the second time students and educators at Waller…
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Great day of Google learning today in Maize! Here are the slides from the opening session.
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It was great meeting you, Wes. Good to be with Kansas educators too! Enjoyed your keynote!
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On tonight's "EdTech Situation Room" YouTube Live show & podcast, +Jason Neiffer & I discussed announcements from recent Microsoft and Apple Events, unprecedented cyberattacks 2 weeks ago, and more. Check out the archive in video or audio format, along with all shownotes!
where technology news meets educational analysis Welcome to episode 27 of the EdTech Situation Room from November 2, 2016, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) discussed a variety of announcements from both Microsoft and Apple from recent PR events. Topics included Microsoft's Surface Studio, Apple's refreshed MacBook Pro, AppleTV updates, and the changing identitie...
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An Invitation for You: Fall 2016 School Digital Citizenship Survey #digcit #edtech
Faculty, administrators and staff at Casady School in Oklahoma City are interested in learning about your school’s approach to digital citizenship. We have formed a digital citizenship team with a …
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Episode 22: Jason Neiffer and Wes Fryer discuss Dr. Nicholas Kardaras’ August 31, 2016 article for TIME Magazine, “Screens In Schools Are a $60 Billion Hoax.” 
where technology news meets educational analysis Welcome to episode 22 of the EdTech Situation Room from September 14, 2016, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) had a special show. Rather than discuss a variety of recent technology news headlines, episode 22 focused exclusively on Dr. Nicholas Kardaras' August 31, 2016 article for TIME Magazine, "Screens In Schools...
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I wrote a new post tonight: Digital Literacy Challenge: Create an Information Filter Bot 
Two of the most important digital literacy skills we need to develop and practice today are the ability to effectively filter information and the ability to create algorithms (code) which cause dig…
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I wrote a new blog post tonight I recommend you read & share with others this holiday season: "Give the Gift of Digital Security to Your Family"
It’s holiday time and you may still be wondering, “What should I get [fill in a name] for Christmas this year?” In this post, I’ll make the case that instead of purchasing a…
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For Google Admins - in case you have come across this yet --- great toolbox from Google to help check the health of your domain! Shared from GEG Leaders Community. 
G Suite Toolbox is a collection of tools which could be used to debug 'G Suite'. Browser debugger. Browserinfo is a browser based debugging tool to capture client side info and look for obvious issues which may impact their experience on the internet. DNS Verification tools.
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new post: Digital Literacy Tips - Strategies for Online Fact Checking
Has someone you know shared an article link via email, Facebook, or another social media website that seems too outlandish to be true? Before liking, favoriting, or re-sharing the article link, did…
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new post: Create a Maze Game in PBS Scratch Jr 
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new post: MinecraftEDU House Spanish Labeling Challenge #STEM
Today I co-taught a lesson with one of our middle school Spanish teachers called the “MinecraftEDU House Spanish Labeling Challenge.” Students worked with a partner to build a house in …
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husband, dad, teacher, technology director, author, speaker, #create2learn PD workshop leader & essentialist. DE '05 - GCT '09. Here for the learning revolution.
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Wesley is a teacher, technology director, author, speaker, digital storyteller, EdCamp organizer and catalyst for educational transformation focused on blended learning, differentiated instruction, and creative engagement.  His bio is available on www.wesfryer.com/bio and complete vitae on www.wesfryer.com/vitae. Inquire about speaking availability on www.speedofcreativity.org/speaking. Contact info is on www.wesfryer.com/contact.
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author of several books available on http://playingwithmedia.com/store
Education
  • Texas Tech University
    Curriculum & Instruction, 2004 - 2011
  • Texas Tech University
    Education, 1994 - 1996
  • US Air Force Academy
    Poli Sci / Geog - Spanish, 1988 - 1992
  • Digital Media Academy
    2005
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Wes
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Director of Technology
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multimedia communication, teaching, writing, digital storytelling, social media sharing, campfire building
Employment
  • Casady School
    Director of Technology, 2015 - present
    I collaborate with technology team members to support faculty & staff technology hardware, software, network, & digital learning needs
  • Speed of Creativity Learning LLC
    international learning consultant, author, digital storyteller, educator and catalyst for educational reform, 2009 - present
  • Story Chasers Inc.
    Executive Director, 2009 - present
  • Independence Elementary School , Yukon, OK
    STEM Teacher, 2013 - 2015
    I taught 4th and 5th grade STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) at Independence Elementary School in Yukon, Oklahoma. My STEM curriculum resources are online at http://stem.wesfryer.com
  • United States Air Force
  • Lubbock ISD
  • Texas Tech University
  • AT&T
  • Oklahoma Heritage Association
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Edmond, Oklahoma - Manhattan, Kansas - Phoenix, Arizona - Montgomery, Alabama - Colorado Springs, Colorado - Lubbock, Texas - Columbus, Mississippi - Manhattan, Kansas - Mexico City, Mexico
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