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Dr. Wesley Fryer is a digital learning consultant, author, digital storyteller, educator and change agent. With respect to school change, he describes himself as a "catalyst for creative engagement and collaborative learning." He earned his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Texas Tech University in 2011. He is the author of two books, "Mapping Media to the Common Core: Vol I." (2013) and "Playing with Media: simple ideas for powerful sharing" (2011). He has taught technology integration courses for pre-service teachers as an adjunct instructor at the University of Montana, the University of Central Oklahoma, the University of North Texas, and Wayland Baptist University. Fryer has served as an organizer for the annual K-12 Online Conference since it began in 2006. His blog, "Moving at the Speed of Creativity" (www.speedofcreativity.org) was selected as the 2006 "Best Learning Theory Blog" by eSchoolnews and Discovery Education, and is utilized regularly by thousands of educators worldwide. He leads 3 day iPad Media Camps and facilitates multi-day Scratch Camps for students helping them learn how to create games, make animations, and tell stories with free Scratch software from MIT. Dr. Fryer is the executive director of the nonprofit Story Chasers Inc. He is a passionate advocate for digital oral history and works to empower people to archive the stories of their families and community.
Wesley Fryer became a Google Certified Teacher in 2009, was named an Apple Distinguished Educator in 2005, is a 1992 graduate of the US Air Force Academy, and a Fulbright Scholar. He is an active member of the education committee of the Oklahoma Creativity Project. His professional experience includes service as an elementary classroom teacher, campus technology integration specialist, college director of distance learning, state director for education advocacy for AT&T, and director of technology for a state historical association. He lives in Oklahoma City where he works with school teachers, librarians, and administrators interested in effectively integrating technology into classroom instruction with a focus on student-created multimedia and digital portfolios.
More information (including a booking inquiry form) for his keynote, breakout session, workshop offerings, and videoconferences are available on his "Speaking" page. Recent and upcoming presentation handouts / resources are available on wiki.wesfryer.com.
Mapping Media to the Common Core: Vol 1
a handbook for creative digital teaching and learning
Dr. Wesley Fryer
Mapping Media to the Common Core is an ebook series and website created by Dr. Wesley Fryer to serve as a menu, handbook, and map for teacher-leaders and learners in the twenty-first century who seek to develop digital literacies as multimedia communicators. Mapping Media to the Common Core (Volume I) explores the first six products in the framework: Interactive Writing, Narrated Art, Radio Shows, 5 Photo Stories, Visual Notetaking, and Narrated Slideshows / Screencasts. Videos in each chapter (hosted on YouTube) are directly linked for compatible eReaders and also linked via QR codes, so readers can optionally use a smartphone to view them. On this accompanying website and in the eBook, readers will find definitions, suggested workflows, suggested tools, student examples, and (soon) digital badge options related to each tool in the framework. Like a menu at a restaurant, the website and framework are designed to offer a broad view of available options teachers and students can utilize to communicate ideas and demonstrate knowledge, understanding, and skills. The Mapping Media framework is aligned to the ISTE NETS for Students as well as the Common Core State Standards. Educators focused on digital literacy and interested in students building digital portfolios will find Mapping Media a gold mine of practical ideas, whether or not a school has adopted Common Core State Standards.
- Publication Date:
- 0983104875 / 9780983104872
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- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Education / Professional Development