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Wesley A. FryerWesley A. Fryer, Ph.D.
teacher / technology director / author / speaker / digital storyteller / change agent
(catalyst for creative engagement and collaborative learning)


Mailing Address:
12316A N. May Ave Ste #127
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73120 USA
(405) 562-6175
wesfryer [at] pobox [dot] com
Digital Footprint:
website: www.wesfryer.com
about.me/wfryer
blog: speedofcreativity.org
handouts: wiki.wesfryer.com
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Dr. Wesley Fryer is a teacher, a technology director, an author, a speaker, and the executive director of Story Chasers Inc.  A longer narrative biography of Wesley is also available.  Last updated Wednesday, July 1, 2015.

Academic Qualifications

  1. Ph.D, Curriculum and Instruction, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, November 2011.
    Dissertation: Impact Analysis of Phonecasted Lecture Summaries.
  2. M A, Education, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, May 1996.
    Lifetime Texas Teaching Certificate, Grades 1-8.
  3. Fulbright-García Robles Fellowship
    U.S.-Mexico Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchange, Mexico City, Mexico, 1992-93
    Research topic: Latin American Security Issues
  4. B S, Political Science and Geography (Spanish minor), US Air Force Academy, Colorado, May 1992.

University Teaching

  1. Spring 2013: Mapping Media to the Common Core for the University of Montana in Missoula, Montana (1 section, 36 students)
  2. Spring 2011: IME 3312 (Technology for Teachers) for the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Oklahoma. (2 sections)
  3. Fall 2010: LTEC 4100 (Computers in the Classroom) for the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. (1 section)
  4. Spring 2010: IME 3312 (Technology for Teachers) for the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Oklahoma. (2 sections)
  5. Winter 2005-2006: Co-Teaching EDIT 5342 Advanced Integration of Technology into the Curriculum for Wayland Baptist University in Lubbock, Texas.
  6. Fall 2005: EDIT 5310 Microcomputer Applications for Wayland Baptist University in Lubbock, Texas.
  7. Summer 2005: EDIT 5342 Advanced Integration of Technology into the Curriculum for Wayland Baptist University in Lubbock Texas.
  8. Spring 2005: EDIT 5344 Advanced Multimedia and Video Technology for Wayland Baptist University in Lubbock, Texas.

K-12 Teaching

  1. STEM Teacher, grades 4-5, 2013-2015, Independence Elementary SchoolYukon Public Schools, Yukon, OK.
  2. Innovative Instructional Coach for Common Core, January 2012 to May 2013, Yukon Public Schools, Yukon, OK.
  3. Elementary Teacher, 5 years, 1996-2001. 4th grade teacher, Wheelock Elementary, Math / Reading / Writing, Lubbock ISD, TX,
    1996-1998. Elementary Campus Technology Integration Facilitator and Computer Literacy Teacher, Rush Elementary, Lubbock ISD, TX, 1998-2001.
  4. High School Teacher-Aide, 1 year, 1994-1995. Coronado High School, Lubbock ISD, TX.

Professional Awards and Honors

  1. PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator, April 2014.
  2. Google Certified Teacher, June 2009. Google Certified Teacher
  3. Wesley’s blog, “Moving at the Speed of Creativity:” was selected as the “Best Education Theory Blog” in eSchoolNews and Discovery Education’s “Best of the Education Blog Awards” for 2006. (Press Release PDF)
  4. Selected as an Apple Distinguished Educator, Class of 2005. Apple Distinguished Educator
  5. Nominated for Lifetime Achievement Award, 2012 EduBlog Awards. (Wesley was also nominated in 20112010, and 2009nom-lifetime-ach-2012
  6. The TechLearning blog, to which Wesley was a contributor since its inception in the fall of 2005 through 2008, was selected as “Best Group Blog” in the 2007 International EduBlog Awards. Winner: Best Group Blog - edublog awards 2007
  7. Wesley’s blog, “Moving at the Speed of Creativity:” was nominated as a finalist in the 2007 International EduBlog Awards in the category, “Best Individual Blog.” Nominated best individual blog - edublog awards2007
  8. The K-12 Online Conference, for which Wesley serves as a co-convener, was selected as the “Most Influential Post, Resource, or Presentation” in the 2006 International EduBlog Awards. This recognition truly belongs to the multitude of presenters and conference participants who make K12Online a phenomenal learning event!
  9. Selected for the 2002-2003 “Top Staff Award,” College of Education, Texas Tech University.
  10. Selected The 1996-97 Elementary Sally Mae Award Winner, Lubbock ISD (Outstanding first year teacher award).
  11. Selected “The Outstanding Graduate,” Department of Geography, US Air Force Academy, 1992.

Grant Proposals and Research Funding

Funded Projects

Project co-director and grant co-author. Celebrate Oklahoma Voices Project: A statewide digital storytelling project empowering learners to become digital witnesses, archiving local oral history and sharing that history safely on the global stage of the Internet. AT&T. 2008-2009. $50,000.

Primary grant author and university liaison. Technology Immersion Pilot (TIP) Partnership: West Texas. Texas Education Agency. 2004 2006. ($830,000). 2006-2008 ($550,000). Total: $1.3 million.

Videographer, distance education curriculum consultant, web-based survey designer. Technology Leadership Academy for superintendents and principals, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, 2000-2004, (funded project in conjunction with the Texas Association of School Administrators, Texas Tech University, and the Texas Business and Education Coalition) (approx. $12,600,000; by contract, the Texas Tech University College of Education received $180,000 in unrestricted indirect costs from this project).

Videoconferencing specialist and university liaison. LiveLink: Virtual K-12 Field Experiences with H.323. Texas Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund grant project. 2001-2006. ($130,500).

Principal Investigator. Lubbock ISD Peer to Peer Technology Training Grant: Helping Teachers Learn Technology Skills. South Plains TechPrep Grant Program. 1998-1999. ($2000).

Principal Investigator. Explorations in the Global Village. Texas Education Network (TENET) Mini-Grant. 1996-1997. ($5000).

Unfunded Projects

Grant Co-author. Tallent-Runnels, M.K., Agnello, M. F., Correa, A. C., & Bechere, E. U.S. Ethiopia Internet-Based Development of
Education Policy-Makers and Administrators. 2005. ($425,672).

Publications

Books and eBooks

Fryer, W (2014) Hopscotch Challenges: Learn to Code on an iPad! Speed of Creativity Learning. Oklahoma City, OK.

Fryer, W. (2013). Mapping Media to the Common Core: a handbook for creative digital teaching and learning. Speed of Creativity Learning. Oklahoma City, OK.

Fryer, W. (2011). Playing with Media: simple ideas for powerful sharing. Speed of Creativity Learning. Oklahoma City, OK.

Book Chapters

Dembo, S. & Fryer, W. Podcasts and Webinars. In McLeod, S. (Ed.), What School Leaders Need to Know About Digital Technologies and Social Media, Ames, IA: CASTLE.

Morgan-Fleming, B., Riegle, S. & Fryer, W. (2006) Archival research methods for narrative inquiry. In Clandinin, D. J., Pinnegar, S., Huber, J., Morgan-Fleming, B., Maria, D. (Eds.), Handbook of Narrative Research Methods. London; Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Invited Submissions

Fryer, W. & Guhlin, M. (2006). Own or Loan: Should students or schools own the computers in 1:1 computing scenarios? Learning and Leading with Technology. March issue.

Fryer, W. (2005). The Digital Face of 21st Century Curriculum: How digital content is changing teaching and learning. Interactive Educator Magazine, 2, 24-28.

Fryer, W. (2003). A Beginner’s Guide to School Security. Technology and Learning Magazine. September 2003.

Refereed Publications

Lan, W., Runnels, K. M., Fryer, W., Thomas, J., Cooper, S., & Wang, K. (2003).  An examination of the relationship between technology problems and teaching evaluation of online instruction. Internet and Higher Education, 6, 365-375.

Non-refereed Publications

Fryer, W. (2008). Mobile Digital Storytelling. TechEdge: The Journal of the Texas Computer Education Association. Winter 2008.

Fryer, W. (2007). Social Bookmarks 101. TechEdge: The Journal of the Texas Computer Education Association. Fall 2007.

Fryer, W. (2007). Report from EduComm 2007: Educators offered the latest in AV, IT and Web 2.0 technologies. District Administrator. August 2007.

Fryer, W. (2007). Top-Level Bloggers: Social technologies move into the office. Interactive Educator Magazine, Vol. 3 No. 3 Summer 2007. 40-41.

Fryer, W. (2007). Join the Global Education Conversation. TechEdge: The Journal of the Texas Computer Education Association. Summer 2007.

Fryer, W. (2007). Online Research with Google Notebook. TechEdge: The Journal of the Texas Computer Education Association. Spring 2007.

Fryer, W. (2007). Addressing CyberBullying in Schools. TechEdge: The Journal of the Texas Computer Education Association. Winter 2007.

Fryer, W. (2006). Lowdown on RSS Feeds. Interactive Educator Magazine, Vol 3, Number 1. Winter 2006. 42-43.

Fryer, W. (2006). The Ethic of Open Digital Content. TechEdge: The Journal of the Texas Computer Education Associations. Fall 2006 issue (part 1) and Winter 2007 (part 2).

Fryer, W. (2006). In Praise of Open Content. School Library Journal. October 2006 Issue.

Fryer, W. (2006). To Blog or Not To Blog: You Decide. Interactive Educator Magazine, Vol 2, Number 2. Autumn 2006. 29-33.

Fryer, W. (2006). Interactive Podcasting: Asynchronous Online Audio Discussions. TechEdge: The Journal of the Texas Computer Education Association. Summer 2006 issue.

Fryer, W. (2006). Laptop Learning: Reforming Education with One-to-One Learning. Interactive Educator Magazine, Vol 2, Number 1. Spring 2006. 34-37.

Fryer, W. (2006). Creative Commons in K-12 Education. TechEdge: The Journal of the Texas Computer Education Association. Spring 2006 issue.

Fryer, W. (2006). Classroom Audio Podcasting. TechEdge: The Journal of the Texas Computer Education Association. Winter issue.

Fryer, W. (2005). Skype in the Classroom. TechEdge: The Journal of the Texas Computer Education Association. Fall issue.

Fryer, W. (2005). Teaching & Learning with the Read/Write Web. TechEdge: The Journal of the Texas Computer Education Association.
Summer issue.

Fryer, W. (2005). Successful and Safe Educational Blogging. TechEdge: The Journal of the Texas Computer Education Association. Spring issue.

Fryer, W. (2005). Room with a View: An update on educational room-based videoconferencing. Technology and Learning Magazine. March issue. (Also reprinted on messagingpipeline.com)

Fryer, W. (2005). Strategies to Address Digital Plagiarism. TechEdge: The Journal of the Texas Computer Education Association. Winter issue.

Fryer, W. (2004). Computer Security 101 for Teachers. TechEdge: The journal of the Texas Computer Education Association. Fall issue.

Fryer, W. (2004). Tips for Presentations with Movies. TechEdge: The Journal of the Texas Computer Education Association. Summer issue.

Fryer, W. (2004). The Battle for Desktop Control. Technology and Learning Magazine. May issue.

Fryer, W. (2004). Beyond Google. TechEdge: The Journal of the Texas Computer Education Association. Spring issue.

Fryer, W. (2004). PC Management in the Classroom: Kids, Computers, and Control. Technology and Learning Magazine eBook (Free download, registration required.) Spring 2004.

Fryer, W. (2004). Working with Reluctant Teachers. Technology and Learning Magazine. April issue.

Fryer, W. (2003). Competing Visions of Handheld Computer Use in the Classroom. TechEdge: The Journal of the Texas Computer Education Association. Winter issue.

Fryer, W. (2003). Digital Literacy NOW! TechEdge: The Journal of the Texas Computer Education Association. Fall issue.

Fryer, W. (2003). Technology Integration Lessons from the TLA. TechEdge: The Journal of the Texas Computer Education Association. Summer issue.

Fryer, W. (2003). Inspiration Software: An Essential Tool in Every Classroom. TechEdge: The Journal of the Texas Computer Education Association. Spring issue.

Fryer, W. (2002). Copyright 101 for Educators. TechEdge: The Journal of the Texas Computer Education Association. Winter issue.

Fryer, W. (2002). Computer Lab Management Software. TechEdge: The Journal of the Texas Computer Education Association. Fall issue.

Fryer, W. (2002). Wireless Computing: New Opportunities and Challenges in Education. TechEdge: The Journal of the Texas Computer Education Association. Summer issue.

Fryer, W. (2002). Maintaining Email Sanity with Rules and Filters. TechEdge: The Journal of the Texas Computer Education Association. Spring issue.

Fryer, W. (2001). An Excel Shortcourse. TechEdge: The Journal of the Texas Computer Education Association. Winter issue.

Fryer, W. (2001). Online Courseware Options. TechEdge: The Journal of the Texas Computer Education Association. Fall issue.

Fryer, W. (2001). Celebrate Freedom Week with Technology. TechEdge: The Journal of the Texas Computer Education Association. Summer issue.

Fryer, W. (2001). Digital Photos Online. TechEdge: The Journal of the Texas Computer Education Association. Spring issue.

Fryer, W. (2000). Webpages to Go: Offline with Internet Explorer. TechEdge: The Journal of the Texas Computer Education Association. Winter issue.

Fryer, W. (2000). Web Based Calendars for Education. TechEdge: The Journal of the Texas Computer Education Association. Fall issue.

Fryer, W. (2000). Teaching With Templates. TechEdge: The Journal of the Texas Computer Education Association. Spring issue.

Fryer, W. (1999). Affordable and Efficient: The Cody Model of Technology Deployment.  TechEdge: The Journal of the Texas Computer Education Association. Winter issue.

Fryer, W. (1999). Y2K: A Teachable Moment. TechEdge: The Journal of the Texas Computer Education Association. Fall issue.

Fryer, W. (1999). At War in Yugoslavia: Seeking Perspective Through Technology. TechEdge: The Journal of the Texas Computer Education Association. Summer issue.

Fryer, W. (1999). Set Your Site on Success. TechEdge: The Journal of the Texas Computer Education Association. Spring issue.

Fryer, W. (1999). Wagging the Dog in Educational Technology: Elevating ‘IT’ Into the Classroom. TechEdge: The Journal of the Texas Computer Education Association. January issue.

Fryer, W. (1999). Hurricane Georges: An Interdisciplinary Lesson. TechEdge: The Journal of the Texas Computer Education Association. December issue.

Fryer, W. (1998). Validating Information and Resolving Information Conflicts. TechEdge: The Journal of the Texas Computer Education Association. October issue.

Fryer, W. (1998). Downloading Internet Files. TechEdge: The Journal of the Texas Computer Education Association. August issue.

Fryer, W. (1998). Presentations with Quicktime. TechEdge: The Journal of the Texas Computer Education Association. May issue.

Fryer, W. (1998). Cross Platform Computing. TechEdge: The Journal of the Texas Computer Education Association. March issue.

Fryer, W. (1998). Offline Web Browsing = No More Excuses!. TechEdge: The Journal of the Texas Computer Education Association. January issue.

Fryer, W. (1997). Successful Search Strategies. TechEdge: The Journal of the Texas Computer Education Association. November issue.

Fryer, W. (1997). Streamlining Student Internet Access. TechEdge: The Journal of the Texas Computer Education Association. September issue.

Fryer, W. (1997). Web Browser Skills for Research. TechEdge: The Journal of the Texas Computer Education Association. August issue.

Many of Wesley’s articles originally published in The TechEdge have been reprinted with permission on the Technology and Learning website.

Blogging

Wesley’s blog, “Moving at the Speed of Creativity,” and Twitter (@wfryer) are his principal digital venues for publishing and sharing ideas with a global audience. As of July 1, 2015, Wesley has 33,927 followers on Twitter and his primary blog includes 5,858 posts and 11,727 comments, contained within 55 categories. Wesley started blogging in July 2003. More information about Wesley’s blog (including technical details) is available on his blog’s About page. According to Google Analytics and ClustrMap statistics, thousands of people are accessing the blog each month and utilizing it as an information resource. ClustrMap visitors in Dec 2012 to my blog

Team Blogging Projects:

  • From its inception in the fall of 2006 through 2009 Wesley was a contributor to the Google Education team blog, “The Infinite Thinking Machine.” (blog.infinitethinking.org)
  • From the Fall of 2005 through 2008 Wesley was part of the TechLearning Blog team, posting initially on Fridays and subsequently every other Friday for the official Technology and Learning website blog. (www.techlearning.com/blog)

Fulbright Research on Latin American Security Issues

A 1992-93 Fulbright-Garcia Robles grant administered by the U.S.-Mexico Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchange supported the following research on Latin American Security Issues.

  1. “Mexican Security” (24 August 1993. )
  2. “US Drug Control in the Americas: Time for a Change” (30 August 1993.)
  3. “Defining and Refocusing US Policy Toward Latin America” (24 August 1993.)
  4. “Prospects for Collective Security in the Western Hemisphere” (31 August 1993.)

Commercial Publications

The Master Teacher. During 2002-2003, Wesley published a series of articles for the Technology Pathfinder for Administrators, a national publication of The Master Teacher. Wesley served as part of a nationwide writing team in these efforts. Wesley contributed articles and tips for “NorthStar for Principals” and “The Technology Pathfinder for Teachers,” which were other regular, national publications of The Master Teacher, from Fall 2002 – 2006. Technology Pathfinder publications are not available online.

Technology and Learning IT Guy. From January 2003 through September 2006 Wesley served as the “IT Guy” for Technology and Learning Magazine (www.techlearning.com). A new column was published online twice weekly, and past archives are available.

Other Academic Publications

These articles are available online but have not been published in traditional, print journals.

  1. “Digital Definers of the New Teacher Education” (PDF – Podcast – November 2005) listen
  2. “Digital Curriculum and The Last Mile: Providing Curricular Flexibility and Limitless Bandwidth”
  3. “Podcasting as Disruptive Transmediation” (Web PresentationPodcast – October 2005) listen
  4. “Conditional Support of One to One Technology Immersion from a Critical Educational Theorist’s Perspective” (PDF – December 2004)
  5. “Literacy at the Crossroads: A Pedagogy of Experience or Efficacy?” (PDF – August 2003)
  6. “Dewey Endorsed Pedagogy in 21st Century Classroom Practice” (Webpage – May 2003)

Podcasting Projects

  1. Moving at the Speed of Creativity Podcasts (August 2005 to present) – Wesley’s professional podcast about digital/contemporary literacy, educational technology integration, and teaching and learning in the 21st century. As of January 8, 2013, Wesley has published 397 audio-only and enhanced podcast episodes in this channel.
  2. Fuel for Educational Change Agents (Dec 2010 to present) – This audio podcast channel includes a variety of audio recordings by and recorded by Wesley Fryer, published for educators worldwide interested in free, audio-based professional development. This supplementary podcast channel typically includes longer and lightly edited or unedited audio recordings.
  3. Technology Shopping Cart Podcasts (December 2007 to 2009) – A twice-monthly skypecast/podcast with Karen Montgomery and Vicki Allen focusing on engaging web 2.0 tools and instructional practices to support learning.
  4. BLASTcast (April 2007 to 2010) – Podcasts for Childrens’ Ministries at First Presbyterian Church, Edmond, Oklahoma.
  5. Open Content, Open Conference (October 2006) – A podcast for School Library Journal about open content and the 2006 K-12 Online Conference.
  6. Texas Tech College of Education Podcasts (2005-2006) – Audio interviews with faculty members about their current research, information about Centers and outreach activities, and recorded presentations made at the Texas Tech College of Education in Lubbock, Texas. (feeds.feedburner.com/ttucoepodcasts – source podcasts have been taken offline)
  7. Mills Murfee Podcast (2005-2006) – 2nd Grade classroom podcast from Murfee Elementary in Lubbock, Texas (feeds.feedburner.com/MillsMurfeePodcasts – source podcasts have been taken offline)

Video and Digital Storytelling Projects

I am an aspiring digital storyteller. I have developed my videography skills through both personal projects (not linked here), professional projects, and formal instructional training workshops.

  1. Wesley Fryer's YouTube Channel My YouTube channel is youtube.com/wfryer. As of 1 October 2013, I have published 444 videos on this channel.
  2. Celebrate Oklahoma Voices Project: I serve as the co-Director and a lead facilitator for this statewide digital storytelling initiative, which started in the winter of 2006 as “The Oklahoma Digital Centennial Project.” Our focus in the winter of 2007/2008 and spring of 2008 was Veteran Oral History.
  3. Oklahoma Digital Learning Project 2007 Hawaii / USS Oklahoma Memorial Dedication Project: I helped coordinate this distributed learning initiative and shared a variety of multimedia artfacts during and after this fantastic collaboration. December 2007.
  4. Great Book Stories Project: I am one of the organizers of this ongoing digital storytelling project open to learners of all ages. Although participants can use any digital tools they like, most of the projects now included on the “Listen and See” page of the project wiki were created with VoiceThread.
  5. VoiceThread Digital Stories: I have published a variety of digital stories on VoiceThread.com, but unfortunately the site does not presently create a dynamic, linked list of digital stories by author. My VoiceThread “USS Oklahoma Memorial and Ford Island” is representative of digital stories I have created using this website.
  6. “Reflections on the 19th Century Wild West and 21st Century Information Landscape.” Included in the ITM#4: Welcome to the Blogosphere. November 2006. (My segment starts at 4:07 of the video.)
  7. “Floydada Student Perceptions of 1 to 1 Technology Immersion.” February 2005. (Not available online.)
  8. “Fall 2004 West Texas TIP iBook Rollouts.” Video documenting iBook student rollouts at Floydada JHS and Post Middle School.
  9. At The Gates.” A 4 minute “psycho-thriller” I helped create in July 2004 while attending the Digital Media Academy’s week-long “Digital Storytelling: Pre-Production and Production Workshop” at Stanford University(Not published online due to music copyright restrictions.)
  10. Stopmotion Western Classics.” A series of fun videos I created with my son in 2003-2004.
  11. Things I Love at School.” A video interview compilation shown during my TCEA 2004 presentation, “The School I Love.”
  12. Perceptions About the 9/11 Tragedy.” A 17 minute documentary of elementary student perceptions in Lubbock, Texas. Fall
    2003.
  13. I served as the principal interviewer, videographer, editor and producer for the Texas Leadership Academy Video Perspectives Project (Spring 2003). These videos were previously available online at www.educ.ttu.edu/tla/videos/ from the Texas Tech University College of Education website. (website taken down)
  14. TechLinks Project Video (Texas Tech University 1999-2002 PT3 Project) – www.educ.ttu.edu/video_archive/techlinks.html (website taken down)
  15. Literacy at the Crossroads: A Pedagogy of Efficiency or Efficacy? Multimedia reflections concerning the predicament and promise of 21st century classroom instruction. Summer 2003. (password was required – on my old MobileMe website, I need to migrate this video to another server)

Presentations

Wesley’s current and upcoming presentations are on wiki.wesfryer.com. Many of Wesley’s presentations are also published on SlideShare. Click the SlideShare icon by a presentation to view its corresponding slides. slideshare

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(2009, November 15) Google Workshop for Educators. 2009 Virtual Schools Symposium. Austin, Texas.

(2009, November 13) CCC in the 21C: Create, Communicate, Collaborate. Tic Tac Conference: Technology Fair by Keystone Learning Services. Tonganoxie, Kansas.

(2009, November 12) Celebrate Oklahoma Voices: A Statewide Digital Storytelling Initiative. Oral History for the 21st Century Conference.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

(2009, November 9) Powerful Ingredients for Blended Learning. Great Lakes One to One Computing Conference. Chicago, Illinois.

(2009, November 9) CCC in the 21C: Create, Communicate, Collaborate in One to One Classrooms. Opening keynote. Great Lakes One to One Computing Conference. Chicago, Illinois.

(2009, November 1) CCC in the 21C: Create, Communicate, Collaborate. 21st Century Learning in Higher Education Conference. Xi Hu, China.

(2009, October 23) CCC in the 21C: Create, Communicate, Collaborate. The Global Classroom: Language Arts and the Millennial Student. 2009 Conference of The Kansas Association of Teachers of English. Wichita, Kansas.

(2009, October 16) Crafting Your Digital Footprint. ACTEM MAINEducation 2009: 22nd Annual Technology Conference. Augusta, Maine.

(2009, October 16) Digital Magic Tricks. ACTEM MAINEducation 2009: 22nd Annual Technology Conference. Augusta, Maine.

(2009, October 16) WordPress Saves Lives – Learn How. ACTEM MAINEducation 2009: 22nd Annual Technology Conference. Augusta, Maine.

(2009, October 15) Powerful Ingredients for Blended Learning. ACTEM MAINEducation 2009: 22nd Annual Technology Conference. Augusta, Maine. SlideShare: Copyright for Educators

(2009, October 10) Celebrate Oklahoma Voices: A Statewide Digital Storytelling Initiative. Oklahoma 21st Century Schools (After School
Programs) 2009 Conference. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

(2009, September 30) Storychasing Creativity. Facilitated student media team presentation and video production for the Oklahoma statewide
educational symposium “A NEW RENAISSANCE: A Revolution of Creativity and Learning.” University of Central Oklahoma. Edmond, Oklahoma.

(2009, September 19) K-12 Online Conference – Free Professional Development on Web 2.0 Technologies. Presentation at the 21st Century
Learning @ Hong Kong Conference. Hong Kong International School. Hong Kong, China.

(2009, September 19) Collaboratively Sharing Student Work with VoiceThread. Presentation at the 21st Century Learning @ Hong Kong
Conference. Hong Kong International School. Hong Kong, China.

(2009, September 18) Introduction to Educational Podcasting. Presentation at the 21st Century Learning @ Hong Kong Conference. Hong
Kong International School. Hong Kong, China.

(2009, September 18) CCC in the 21C: Create, Communicate, Collaborate. Opening keynote at the 21st Century Learning @ Hong Kong Conference. Hong Kong International School. Hong Kong, China.

(2009, September 12) Collaboratively Sharing Student Work with VoiceThread. Oklahoma A+ Schools 2009 Statewide Conference. Norman,
Oklahoma.

(2009, August 29) Celebrate Oklahoma Voices: A Statewide Digital Storytelling Initiative. Oklahoma State School Board Association’s
annual conference. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

(2009, August 13)  Reinventing Education for the 21st Century: Designing School 2.0. Opening keynote for the 2009 Annual Scholars
Academy, hosted by the Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County. Aurora, Ohio.

(2009, August 10) Getting Started with Blended Learning. Full day workshop for all 70 PK-12 Teachers in Newkirk Public Schools. Newkirk, Oklahoma.

(2009, July 30) Multimedia and Social Web School Publishing Exemplars. Presentation at the 2009 Oklahoma RTNDF Multimedia Workshop. Norman, Oklahoma.

(2009, July 7) Powerful Ingredients for Blended Learning. CILC and Tandberg Connections Program. Presentation over IP/H.323 videoconference. SlideShare: Copyright for Educators

(2009, July 1) RU In My Space? Y Have A Social Media Policy? Presentation at the 2009 National Educational Computing Conference.
Washington, D.C. Reinventing Education for the 21st Century (Designing School 2.0)

(2009, June 30) The Power of Our Family Learning Blog. Presentation at the 2009 National Educational Computing Conference. Washington, D.C. SlideShare: Copyright for Educators

(2009, June 10) Podcasting and iPod Touch 101. Workshop for Gadsden City Public Schools. Gadsden, Alabama.

(2009, June 2) Digital Storytelling on a Shoestring. Presentation at the Oklahoma City Public Schools annual Tech Day Conference. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

(2009, June 2) Powerful Ingredients for Blended Learning. Presentation at the Oklahoma City Public Schools annual Tech Day Conference.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

(2009, June 2) The Power of our Family Learning Blog. Presentation at the Oklahoma City Public Schools annual Tech Day Conference. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

(2009, May 24) Storychasing: Empowering Students as Digital Witnesses (Part II.) Keynote at the 2009 Webheads in Action Online Convergence Conference. Online via Elluminate. SlideShare: Copyright for Educators Reinventing Education for the 21st Century (Designing School 2.0)

(2009, May 16) Powerful Ingredients for Blended Learning. Workshop at Education Service Center Region 16. Amarillo, Texas.

(2009, May 1) “Publish Audio At-Will and Geo-Storychasing.” Presentation at the 2009 PodStock Conference. Wichita, Kansas.

(2009, May 1) Storychasing: Empowering Students as Digital Witnesses (Part I.) Keynote at the 2009 PodStock Conference. Wichita, Kansas. SlideShare: Copyright for EducatorsReinventing Education for the 21st Century (Designing School 2.0)

(2009, April 23) Leveraging the Potential of Social Media for School Public Relations. Presentation at the Oklahoma School Public Relations Association conference. Quartz Mountain, Oklahoma.SlideShare: Copyright for EducatorsReinventing Education for the 21st Century (Designing School 2.0)

(2009, February 27) The Landscape of 21st Century Learning: Personalised and Differentiated. Closing Keynote at the 2009 Learning @ School Conference Rotorua, New Zealand. SlideShare: Copyright for EducatorsReinventing Education for the 21st Century (Designing School 2.0)

(2009, February 17) Powerful Ingredients for Blended Learning. Workshop at the 2009 Instructional Technologies Strategies Conference (ITAC). Portland, Oregon.

(2009, February 16 & 17) Cell Phone Digital Storytelling. Workshop at the 2009 Instructional Technologies Strategies Conference (ITAC).
Portland, Oregon.

(2009, February 16)  Copyright for Educators. Presentation at the 2009 Instructional Technologies Strategies Conference (ITAC). Portland,
Oregon. SlideShare: Copyright for EducatorsReinventing Education for the 21st Century (Designing School 2.0)

(2009, February 11)  Digital Magic Tricks. Presentation at the 2009 Oklahoma Technology Association (OTA) conference. Oklahoma City,
Oklahoma.

(2009, February 10)  Creating and Collaborating: The Keys to 21st Century Literacy. Presentation at the 2009 Oklahoma Technology
Association (OTA) conference. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

(2009, February 2) Reinventing Education for the 21st Century (Designing School 2.0). Opening Keynote for the 2009 eTech Ohio
Conference. Columbus, Ohio.Reinventing Education for the 21st Century (Designing School 2.0)  Reinventing Education for the 21st Century (Designing School 2.0)

(2009, January 29) Fostering Creativity & Developing Oklahoma’s 21st Century Workforce. Panel Presentation at the OU K-20 Center
MidWinter Conference. Norman, Oklahoma. SlideShare: Copyright for Educators

(2009, January 19) Global Voices: Interactive Podcasting & VOIP Projects. Presentation over Google Video for District Professional Development Day. Stillwater, Minnesota. Reinventing Education for the 21st Century (Designing School 2.0)

2008

(2008, November 19)  Videoconferencing Collaborations and Virtual Field Trips. Presentation at the Massachusetts Computer Using Educators (MASSCUE) conference. Sturbridge, Massachusetts.

(2008, November 19)  Cell Phones for Learning / iPhones in the Classroom. Presentation at the Massachusetts Computer Using Educators
(MASSCUE) conference. Sturbridge, Massachusetts.

(2008, November 19)  Creating and Collaborating: The Keys to 21st Century Literacy. Keynote at the Massachusetts Computer Using Educators (MASSCUE) conference. Sturbridge, Massachusetts.

(2008, November 14)  Guidelines & Instructional Applications for Cell Phone Use @ School. Presentation at the Oklahoma Distance
Learning Association (ODLA) conference. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

(2008, November 14)  Creating and Collaborating: The Keys to 21st Century Literacy. Presentation at the Oklahoma Distance Learning
Association (ODLA) conference. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

(2008, November 13)  Webcasting on a Shoestring. Presentation at the Oklahoma Distance Learning Association (ODLA) conference. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

(2008, November 10) Internet Safety, Social Networking and the Oklahoma School Security Act. Presentation at the 10th Annual Oklahoma Safe and Healthy Schools Conference. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

(2008, October 17) Guidelines & Instructional Applications for Cell Phone Use @ School. Presentation at TechCon 2008. Chicago, Illinois.

(2008, October 17) Navigating Opportunities and Risks in Hyperconnected Schools. Keynote at TechCon 2008. Chicago, Illinois.

(2008, September 18) Get Wiki With It! Presentation at EncycloMedia 2008. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

[This list is incomplete for presentations between April and August 2008.]

(2008, March 10) Cell Phones for Learning. Presentation at the 2008 Consortium for School Networking conference. Washington D.C.

(2008, March 10) Remix & Reuse: What Educators Need to Know about Creative Commons, Copyright, Fair
Use, and Intellectual Property. Presentation at the 2008 Consortium for School Networking conference. Washington D.C.

(2008, February 29) Global Voices: Distance Learning Projects with Interactive Podcasting and VOIP Tools. Presentation at the 2008 Northwest Council for Computer Education’s annual conference. Seattle, WA.

(2008, February 29) Lead Differently: Digitally Informed School Leadership for the 21st Century. Presentation at the 2008 Northwest Council for Computer Education’s annual conference. Seattle, WA.

(2008, February 28) Copyright, Fair Use, Intellectual Property & Podcasting. Presentation at the 2008 Northwest Council for Computer Education’s annual conference. Seattle, WA.

(2008, February 28) Cyberbullying, Liability, and Social Networking: What Should Educators Do? Presentation at the 2008 Northwest Council for Computer Education’s annual conference. Seattle, WA.

(2008, February 18) Cellphones for Learning / iPhones in the Classroom. Presentation at “Plugged-In,” the Yukon Public School’s District Technology Day. Yukon, OK.

(2008, February 18) Better Internet Research. Presentation at “Plugged-In,” the Yukon Public School’s District Technology Day. Yukon, OK.

(2008, February 18) Copyright and Media Publishing. Presentation at “Plugged-In,” the Yukon Public School’s District Technology Day. Yukon, OK.

(2008, February 18) Digital Storytelling in the Classroom. Presentation at “Plugged-In,” the Yukon Public School’s District Technology Day. Yukon, OK.

(2008, February 6) Effective Search and Research Strategies. Presentation at the 2008 Oklahoma Technology Association’s annual conference. Oklahoma City, OK.

(2008, February 6) Balancing Access and Freedom with Safety and Liability Protection. Presentation at the 2008 Oklahoma Technology Association’s annual conference. Oklahoma City, OK.

(2008, February 6) Celebrate Oklahoma Voices. Presentation at the 2008 Oklahoma Technology Association’s annual conference. Oklahoma City, OK.

(2008, February 5) K-12 Online Conference – Free Professional Development on Web 2.0 Technologies. Presentation at the 2008 Oklahoma Technology Association’s annual conference. Oklahoma City, OK.

(2008, January 31) Balancing Access and Freedom with Safety and Liability Protection. Presentation at the OU K-20 Center’s 2008 Mid-Winter Conference. Norman, OK.

(2008, January 30) Developing a Digital Professional Learning Network. Presentation over Elluminate for Pre-Service Teachers in Dean Shareski’s University Class. Virtually to Moose Jaw, Canada.

(2008, January 23) Internet Safety and Social Networking for Parents. Presentation at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Oklahoma City, OK.

(2008, January 21) VoiceThread for Digital Storytelling. Presentation at the “STAR Tech: Technology for the Next Generation” Gifted and Talented Student Regional Conference. Salina, KS.

(2008, January 21) Using Cell Phones for Mobile Podcasting and Oral History Interviews. Presentation at the “STAR Tech: Technology for the Next Generation” Gifted and Talented Student Regional Conference. Salina, KS.

(2008, January 21) Powerful Digital Tools, Powerful Possibilities. Keynote address at the “STAR Tech: Technology for the Next Generation” Gifted and Talented Student Regional Conference. Salina, KS.

(2008, January 18) Creating, Collaborating, and Blending Learning in the 21st Century Infoverse. Presentation over Skype for Gifted and Talented (GT) Teachers in Ector County Schools. Odessa, TX.

(2008, January 17) Creating, Collaborating, and Blending Learning in the 21st Century Infoverse. Presentation over Skype for Instructional Technology Specialists in Ector County Schools. Odessa, TX.

2007

Fryer, W. (2007, December 12) Blending Learning with Powerful Ingredients. Keynote presentation over Skype for Distance Learning Professional Development Day, Good Shepherd Episcopal School. Dallas, TX.

Fryer, W. (2007, December 11) Broadband Bootcamp for Educators. Webinar for the Consortium for School Networking and US Telecomm Association.

Fryer, W. (2007, November 27) Digital Storytelling, VoiceThread, and the USS Oklahoma Memorial Digital Learning Project. After school presentation at Mustang Valley Elementary School, Mustang Public Schools. Mustang, OK

Fryer, W. (2007, November 26) Videoconferencing and Distance Learning Applications for History Museums (with a live connection to COSI, Ohio). Presentation for staff of the Oklahoma Heritage Association. Oklahoma City, OK.

Fryer, W. & Allen, V. (2007, November 16) Web 2.0 Tools for Learning: Opportunities for Schools. AT&T Knowledge Explorer
Network LiveMeeting Webinar.

Fryer, W. (2007, November 7) Podcasting, Making Music and Digital Storytelling. Presentation (repeated four times) at the Alternative Education Statewide Student Conference. Sponsored by the Oklahoma Technical Assistance Center and the Oklahoma State Department of
Education. University of Central Oklahoma. Edmond, OK.

Fryer, W. (2007, November 6) Internet Safety for Families. Church of the Servant, Oklahoma City, OK.

Fryer, W. (2007, November 6) Podcasting, Making Music and Digital Storytelling. Presentation (repeated four times) at the Alternative Education Statewide Student Conference. Sponsored by the Oklahoma Technical Assistance Center and the Oklahoma State Department of
Education. Oklahoma State University-Tulsa. Tulsa, OK.

Fryer, W. (2007, November 5) Inventing the Future: Safety Empowering Learners in the Read/Write Society. Keynote address for the Oklahoma Distance Learning Association’s 2007 Annual Conference. Tulsa, OK.

Fryer, W. & Guhlin, M. (2007, November 2) Empowering and Protecting Tomorrow’s Digital Citizens. TechForum Southwest 2007. Austin, TX.

Fryer, W. (2007, November 2) So The World Is Flat. Now What? Keynote at TechForum Southwest 2007. Austin, TX.

Fryer, W. (2007, October 29) Moving Beyond the Fear Factor With Internet Safety. Presentation at the Oklahoma Safe and Healthy Schools Conference, Oklahoma State Department of Education. Oklahoma City, OK.

Fryer, W. (2007, October 24) Internet Safety and Safe Digital Social Networking. After-school in-service presentation for Asher Public School. Asher, OK.

Fryer, W. (2007, October 23) WikiPedia 101 for School Librarians. Presentation at the Oklahoma State Department of Education. Oklahoma City, OK.

Fryer, W. (2007, October 16) Copyright, Liability, Cyberbullying and Social Networking. Closing Spotlight “SuperSession” at the 2007 MOREnet Instructional Technology Conference. Osage Beach, MO.

Fryer, W. (2007, October 15) Digital Music Creation: Engage, Inspire, Have Fun! Presentation at the 2007 MOREnet Instructional Technology Conference. Osage Beach, MO.

Fryer, W. (2007, October 11) E-Rate Program Overview and Process. Presentation at Caddo Kiowa Tech Center. Ft. Cobb, OK.

Fryer, W. (2007, October 5) E-Rate Program Overview and Process. Presentation at AT&T Edmond Central Office. Edmond, OK.

Fryer, W. (2007, October 4) E-Rate Program Overview and Process. Presentation at Enid Public Schools. Enid, OK.

Fryer, W. (2007, October 3) E-Rate Program Overview and Process. Presentation at Claremore Public Schools. Claremore, OK.

Fryer, W. (2007, October 2) E-Rate Program Overview and Process. Presentation at Tahlequah Public Schools. Tahlequah, OK.

Fryer, W. (2007, October 1) E-Rate Program Overview and Process. Presentation at Miami Public Schools. Miami, OK.

Fryer, W. (2007, September 28) E-Rate Program Overview and Process. Presentation at McAlester Public Schools. McAlester, OK.

Fryer, W. (2007, September 27) E-Rate Program Overview and Process. Presentation at Big 5 Community Services. Durant, OK.

Fryer, W. (2007, September 26) E-Rate Program Overview and Process. Presentation at Lawton Public Schools. Lawton, OK.

Fryer, W. (2007, September 25) E-Rate Program Overview and Process. Presentation at Norman Public Schools. Edmond, OK.

Fryer, W. (2007, September 25) Technology Integration Overview for Administrators. Presentation for School Administrators-to-be. University of Central Oklahoma College of Education, Edmond, OK.

Fryer, W. (2007, September 16) Global Voices: Distributed Learning Projects With Interactive Podcasting and VOIP Tools. Presentation at the Learning 2.0 Conference. Shanghai, China.

Fryer, W. (2007, September 16) Inventing The Future: Safely Empowering Learners in the Read/Write Society. Presentation at the Learning 2.0 Conference. Shanghai, China.

Fryer, W. (2007, September 15) Proactive Approaches to Address Cyberbullying and Digital Social Networking. Presentation at the Learning 2.0 Conference. Shanghai, China.

Fryer, W. (2007, September 15) Digital Music Creation: Engage, Inspire, Have Fun! Presentation at the Learning 2.0 Conference. Shanghai, China.

Fryer, W. (2007, September 15) I’ve Recorded a Podcast: Now What Presentation at the Learning 2.0 Conference. Shanghai, China.

Fryer, W. (2007, September 6) Workshop on Digital Storytelling and the Oklahoma Digital Centennial Project. MidDel Public Schools,
Midwest City, Oklahoma.

August 2007

  • 8/31 Mill Creek Public Schools, Mill Creek, Oklahoma, two hour workshop, Introduction to Educational Videoconferencing
  • 8/30 EncycloMedia Conference, Oklahoma State Department of Education’s annual librarian/media specialist conference, Oklahoma City, Copyright, Liability, Cyberbullying, and Social Networking
  • 8/29 EncycloMedia Conference, Oklahoma State Department of Education’s annual librarian/media specialist conference, Oklahoma City, The Oklahoma Digital Centennial Project
  • 8/29 EncycloMedia Conference, Oklahoma State Department of Education’s annual librarian/media specialist conference, Oklahoma City, Welcome to the Global Education Conversation
  • 8/21 Goodland Public Schools, Goodland, Kansas, full-day workshop on social bookmarking, desktop videoconferencing and collaboration
  • 8/21 Goodland Public Schools, Goodland, Kansas, keynote address for all K-12 teachers in the district: Reinventing Education for the 21st Century
  • 8/17 Operation Aware of Oklahoma, Tulsa, Oklahoma, full-day workshop on Internet Safety, Cyberbullying Prevention and Safe Digital Social Networking
  • 8/9 Enid Public Schools, Oklahoma, Evening keynote: Strive to Engage Not Enthrall Your Students
  • 8/7 Spiro Public Schools, Spiro, Oklahoma, Internet Safety (workshop for all K-12 teachers in the district)
  • 8/6 Irving ISD, Irving, Texas, Google and Yahoo Tools for Collaboration and Learning (half-day workshop)
  • 8/6 Irving ISD, Irving, Texas, Digital Storytelling (half-day workshop)
  • 8/3 Oklahoma A+ Schools Conference, Oklahoma City University, Digital Music Making
  • 8/1 Decatur, Texas, Keynote via videoconference on Engagement with Web 2.0 Tools

July

  • 7/23 Tulsa Public Schools, Tulsa, OK, Virtual Field Trips for Classroom Learning
  • 7/19 Mustang Public Schools, Oklahoma, Digital Learning Academy (Day 1)
  • 7/18 Mustang Public Schools, Oklahoma, Digital Learning Academy (Day 1)
  • 7/17 Mustang Public Schools, Oklahoma, Digital Learning Academy (Day 1)
  • 7/9 Mustang Public Schools, Oklahoma, Introduction to Podcasting

June

  • 6/26 National Education Computing Conference, Atlanta, GA, School 2.0: Re-inventing Education for the 21st Century
  • 6/20 EduCOMM Conference, Anaheim, CA, Web 2.0 Opportunities in K-12 Education
  • 6/19 EduCOMM Conference, Anaheim, CA, Safe Digital Social Networking
  • 6/14 Oklahoma City Public Schools, Keynote for district-wide technology enhancement day, Welcome to the Global Education Conversation
  • 6/8 Statewide MoodleMoot, Western Oklahoma State College, Altus, OK, Luncheon Keynote, Welcome to the Global Education Conversation
  • 6/7 Statewide MoodleMoot, Western Oklahoma State College, Altus, OK, Luncheon Keynote, Safe Digital Social Networking
  • 6/6 Humble ISD, Houston, Texas, Digitally Informed Leadership for the 21st Century (full day workshop)
  • 6/1 San Antonio ISD, Texas, Introduction to Podcasting (half day workshop – repeat)
  • 6/1 San Antonio ISD, Texas, Introduction to Podcasting (half day workshop)

May

  • 5/17 Region 1 Technology Conference, South Padre Island, Texas, Digital Music Creation
  • 5/17 Region 1 Technology Conference, South Padre Island, Texas, Effective Search Strategies
  • 5/17 Region 1 Technology Conference, South Padre Island, Texas, Safe Digital Social Networking
  • 5/16 Region 1 Technology Conference, South Padre Island, Texas, Digital Music Creation
  • 5/16 Region 1 Technology Conference, South Padre Island, Texas, Effective Search Strategies
  • 5/15 Region 1 Technology Conference, South Padre Island, Texas, Introduction to Podcasting
  • 5/15 Technology H.O.T.S. – (Higher Order Thinking Skills) conference at ESC Region 10, Richardson, Texas, Keynote vi videoconference on Engaging Digital Natives with Web 2.0 Tools
  • 5/9 Rotary Club, Duncan, Oklahoma, Reinventing Education for the 21st Century

April

  • 4/26 Kansas State Department of Education, Wichita, Kansas, Copyright, Liability,
    Cyberbullying and Social Networking
  • 4/25 Kansas State Department of Education, Wichita, Kansas, Safe Digital Social Networking (full day workshop)
  • 4/23 Winding Creek Elementary School, Moore, Oklahoma – Internet Safety
  • 4/20 Connecting and Collaborating Conference, Holland, Michigan, Introductory Podcasting workshop
  • 4/20 Connecting and Collaborating Conference, Holland, Michigan, Keynote: Welcome to the Global Education Conversation
  • 4/19 Ottawa Area Intermediate Schools, Holland, Michigan, Google Tools for Collaboration
  • 4/19 Ottawa Area Intermediate Schools, Holland, Michigan, Intermediate/Advanced Podcasting Topics
  • 4/17 Tulsa Public Schools, Regional Workshop, Network Security for Schools
  • 4/13 Enid Schools, Oklahoma Digital Centennial Facilitator Training Day 3
  • 4/12 Enid Schools, Oklahoma Digital Centennial Facilitator Training Day 2
  • 4/11 Enid Schools, Oklahoma Digital Centennial Facilitator Training Day 1

March

  • 3/30 Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference, San Antonio, Texas, Lessons Learned from K-12 Online 2006
  • 3/29 Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference, San Antonio, Texas, Introducing the SITE blog
  • 3/28 Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference, San Antonio, Texas, Safe Digital Social Networking
  • 3/27 Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference, San Antonio, Texas, Introducing the SITE blog
  • 3/26 Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference, San Antonio, Texas, Using Web 2.0 Tools for Learning and Assessment
  • 3/13 Greenville School, Marietta, Oklahoma, Videoconferencing for Collaboration (Oklahoma OmniPlex)
  • 3/6 Binger-Oney Schools, Oklahoma, Google Earth in the Classroom
  • 3/3 Mid-America Association for Computers in Education, Manhattan, Kansas, Google Tools for Collaboration
  • 3/2 Mid-America Association for Computers in Education, Manhattan, Kansas, Safe Classroom Blogging

February

  • 2/28 Missouri Educational Technology Conference, St Louis, Safe Digital Social Networking
  • 2/28 Missouri Educational Technology Conference, St Louis, Digital Literacy presentation
  • 2/26 Missouri Educational Technology Conference, St Louis, Podcasting workshop
  • 2/23 Tonkawa Public Schools, Oklahoma, Videoconferencing Workshop
  • 2/20 Holland Christian Schools, Michigan, Videoconference keynote on Engaging Students with 1:1 Learning
  • 2/14 Oklahoma Statewide TitleI Videoconference: Cyberbullying Prevention
  • 2/13 Bishop McGuiness High School, Oklahoma City, Web 2.0 Tools for Internet Research
  • 2/8 Texas Computer Education Association Conference, Safe Digital Social Networking
  • 2/8 Texas Computer Education Association Conference, Global Voices
  • 2/7 Texas Computer Education Association Conference, Case for 1:1 Computing
  • 2/6 Oklahoma Technology Association Conference, Global Voices
  • 2/6 Oklahoma Technology Association, Case for 1:1 Computing
  • 2/2 Enid Schools, Oklahoma Digital Centennial Facilitator Training Day 3
  • 2/1 Enid Schools, Oklahoma Digital Centennial Facilitator Training Day 2

January

  • 1/30 Enid Schools, Oklahoma Digital Centennial Facilitator Training Day 1
  • 1/25 Del City Schools Podcasting
  • 1/8 MacWorld Featured Speaker, Safe Blogging

2006-1997

  1. “Digital Storytelling in the Classroom” Keynote address, 9 November 2006, Hawaii Library Association Conference, Honolulu, HI
  2. “Copyright, Fair Use, Intellectual Property & Podcasting” Spotlight address, 3 November 2006, Beyond4Walls Conference, Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD, TX
  3. “Mathematics Educators use iTV via the Internet to Conduct Lesson Study” Cooper, S. & Fryer, W. A Society
    for Information Technology and Teacher Education
    (SITE) 2006 Roundtable Presentation, 21 March 2006, Orlando, FL
  4. “The Vocabulary of 21st Century Learning” ESC10 Conference, 28 February 2006, Richardson, TX
  5. “Effective School Podcasting” ESC10 Conference, 28 February 2006, Richardson, TX
  6. “Cultivating Digital Literacy Through Blogging and Podcasting” Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) Statewide Conference, February 2005, Austin, TX
  7. “Digital Definers of the New Teacher Education” The Ultimate Education Summit, 9 November 2005, Lubbock, TX
  8. “Podcasting as Disruptive Transmediation” (Higher Education contexts) eLearn 2005 World Conference on eLearning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, & Higher Education, 26 October 2005, Vancouver, British Columbia
  9. “Podcasting as Disruptive Transmediation” (K-12 contexts) Texas Computer Education Association’s TECSIG Fall Conference, 13 October 2005, Austin, TX
  10. “LiveLink: Virtual K-12 Field Experiences with H.323″ Texas Distance Learning Association Annual Conference, 5 March 2005, Fort Worth, TX
  11. “Integrating Technology into the Classroom: The Texas TIP Program” Presentation for the Austin Area Macintosh User’s Group, 10 February 2005
  12. “Digital Storytelling: New (and old) Literacies for a New Millennium” Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) Statewide Conference, February 2005, Austin, TX
  13. “Digital Dishonesty: Trends and Tools to Address Them” Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) Statewide Conference, February 2005, Austin, TX
  14. “Luddite Literacy: Digital Tools or Toys in the 21st Century Classroom?” Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) Statewide Conference, February 2005, Austin, TX
  15. “Assessing the Impact of One to One Technology Immersion: Formative Ideas” Presentation for the Texas Tech College of Education Research Colloquium, 1 December 2004
  16. “The School I Love” Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) Statewide Conference, February 2004, Austin, TX
  17. “Technology Leadership Academy: Advice and Lessons from the Participants” Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) Statewide Conference, February 2004, Austin, TX
  18. “Veteran Wisdom: An Oral History Project with Digital Video” Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) Statewide Conference, February 2004, Austin, TX
  19. “Managing Student Data from Desktop to Web with Filemaker” Videoconference Presentation for San Angelo Community College, 19 December 2003, Lubbock, TX to San Angelo, TX via H.323
  20. “Classroom Internet Publishing Workshop” Murfee Elementary Teacher Staff Development, 23 November 2003, Lubbock, TX
  21. Presentations concerning Handheld computing in K-16 Classrooms Region 20 Handheld Conference, 15 November 2003, San Antonio, TX
    “The Power of 1 to 1 Computing: What the Research says about
    handhelds and laptops in the classroom”

    • “Palm Freeware: HI-CE’s Applications for Students”
    “Handheld Technology Integration in a Writing Workshop”
  22. “Digital Literacy and 21st Century Classrooms” Texas Association for the Improvement of Reading Conference, 24 October 2003, Lubbock, TX
  23. “Supporting Distance Learning at Texas Tech: Our Story” National Educational Computing Conference, June/July 2003, Seattle, WA Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) Statewide Conference, February 2003, Austin, TX
  24. “Dynamical Classrooms, Transparent Technology” Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) Statewide Conference, February 2003, Austin, TX
  25. “Practical Tips on Technology Integration for Administrators” Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) Statewide Conference, February 2003, Austin, TX
  26. “iTV Orientation and ‘The Principles of Good Practice'” 16 November 2001: For Texas Tech University College of Education faculty
  27. “Distance Learning Video Technologies” 20 September 2001: PowerPoint presentation for Educational Technology students at Texas Tech
  28. “Overview of Distance Learning in the TTU College of Education 16 August 2001: PowerPoint presentation for new faculty
  29. “Digital Discipline: Thriving in the Network Economy.”
    8 July 2001, Sunday School Class at First Methodist Church, Lubbock, TX
    5 April 2001: Keynote speaker for “Breakfast at Rush,” sponsored by the
    PTA of Rush Elementary, Lubbock ISD
  30. If You Don’t Have the Vision, You Can’t See the Picture 9 February 2001: Texas Computer Education Association’s Annual Conference: Austin, TX
  31. “Remember the Luddites: Asking Critical Questions about Educational Technology” 
    21 November 2000: Rush Elementary School, Lubbock ISD, TX
    7 February 2001: Texas Computer Education Association’s Annual
    Conference: Austin, TX
    8 February 2001: Texas Computer Education Association’s Annual
    Conference: Austin, TX (repeated)
  32. “Developing a Vision of Information Literacy”
    10 February 2000: Texas Computer Education Association’s Annual Conference: Austin, TX
    23 November 1999: Rush Elementary School, Lubbock ISD, TX
  33. “Set Your Site on Success: Designing Effective Educational Websites”
    15 February 1999. Texas Computer Education Association’s
    Annual Conference: Austin, TX
  34. “Cross Platform Networked Harmony”
    26 October 1998, with Clara Ward. South Plains Technology Conference. Wolfforth, TX
  35. “Integrating Technology in the Classroom”
    2 October 1998: Texas Association for the Improvement of Reading (TAIR) Conference. Lubbock, TX
  36. “Explorations in the Global Village, a 1996-97 TENET Mini-Grant”
    April 1997. Texas State School Board Conference. Austin, TX

Workshops

2008 – Present

Workshops from 2008 to present are listed with presentations above.

2007

(2007, December 28) Essential Digital Tools for Library/Media Specialists. 3 hour workshop for Library/Media Specialist Certification
students, East Central University, Ada, OK.

(2007, December 17) Powerful Ingredients for Digitally Interactive Learning. 3 hour workshop for all staff (approximately 150.) Education Service Center Region 10, Richardson, TX.

Fryer, W. (2007, October 25) Digital Storytelling and the Oklahoma Digital Centennial Project. Workshop for MidDel Teachers. Midwest City, OK.

Fryer, W. (2007, October 24) Using VoiceThread and the Great Book Stories Digital Storytelling Project. Full day repeated workshop for Grade 4-12 students. Asher Public School. Asher, OK.

Additional workshops for 2007 are currently listed above under “Presentations” and will be reformatted and moved here soon.

2006-1996

Distance Learning / Online Course Design and Instruction

Educational Technology Integration

  • Welcome to Web 2.0 (www.wtvi.com/teks/web2)
    24 March 2006, Workshop for SITE, Orlando, FL
    10 October 2005, Workshop for K-12 teachers in Miami ISD, Miami, TX
  • The Case for Digital Storytelling in the Classroom
    (www.wtvi.com/teks/ds)
    13 February 2006, Workshop for K-12 teachers in Miami ISD, Miami, TX
  • Technology Integration Projects Grades 6-12
    (www.wtvi.com/teks/integrationprojects)
    28 June 2005: Workshop for K-12 Educators at ESC Region 9, Wichita Falls, TX
  • Dynamic Classroom, Transparent Technology
    (www.wtvi.com/teks/dynamic)
    29 June 2005: Workshop for K-12 Educators at ESC Region 9, Wichita Falls, TX
  • Writing Across the Curriculum with Technology
    (6 hours, hands on), www.wtvi.com/teks/integrate/writing/
    13 June 2005: Workshop for K-12 Educators at ESC Region 9, Wichita Falls, TX
    9 June 2004: Workshop for K-12 Educators at ESC Region 17, Lubbock, TX
  • iLife: Unleashing Creativity in our Mediacentric World (iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD)
    July 2003, TTU College of Education, Lubbock, TX, www.educ.ttu.edu/howto/ilife/
  • Technology Integration Strategies, Lessons and Tips (Monthly
    training for Estacado JHS in Plainview, TX. Sept 2002 – April 2003. www.wtvi.com/plainview
  • Technology Integration Academy (4 day, 6 hour per day, hands on), www.wtvi.com/teks/tia
    16 – 19 July 2001, Education Service Center Region 15, San Angelo, TX
    Summer 2003 (abbreviated, two 6 hour sessions), Lockney ISD, TX
  • Educational Telecomputing Projects (6 hours, hands
    on), www.wtvi.com/teks/tcp
    14 June 2005: Workshop for K-12 Educators at ESC Region 9, Wichita
    Falls, TX
    21 June 2002, Education Service Center Region 17, Lubbock, TX
    26 April 2001, Education Service Center Region 17, Lubbock, TX
  • Technology Integration Strategies for Grades K-5
    (6 hours, hands-on), www.wtvi.com/teks/integrate/strategies
    8 February 2001: Texas Computer Education Association’s Annual
    Conference: Austin, TX.
    23 September 2000: Education Service Center Region 17, Lubbock, TX
    7 August 2000: Longview ISD, Longview, TX
    5, 6, 7, 12 June 2000: Education Service Center Region 17, Lubbock, TX
    9 June 2000: Education Service Center Region 15, San Angelo, TX
    28 February 2000: Education Service Center Region 15, San Angelo, TX
  • Technology Integration Strategies for Grades 6-12
    (6 hours, hands-on), http://www.wtvi.com/teks/integrate
    1 August 2000: Education Service Center Region 15, San Angelo, TX
    13 June 2000: Education Service Center Region 17, Lubbock, TX
    29 February 2000: Education Service Center Region 15, San Angelo, TX
    11 April 2000: Guernsey-Sunrise High School, Guernsey, WY
  • Technology Integration Strategies Part 2
    (6 hours, hands-on), http://www.wtvi.com/teks/integrate/strategies2/
    30 September 2000: Education Service Center Region 17, Lubbock, TX
  • Encouraging Campus and District Level Technology Integration
    (6 hours, demo only), http://www.wtvi.com/teks/integrate/facilitatorssep99.htm
    3 February 2000: Workshop for all district K-12 principals, McKinney ISD, TX
    2 September 1999: Education Service Center Region 15, San Angelo, TX
  • Tips and Techniques for Integrating Technology in the Classroom
    (3 hours hands-on), http://www.wtvi.com/teks/integrate/integratetips.html
    2 July 1999: Education Service Center Region 15, San Angelo, TX
  • Technology Issues in the SBEC Standards & Skills for Principalship
    (6 hours, demo only), http://www.wtvi.com/teks/integrate/adminstratorssep99.html
    29 September 1999: Education Service Center Region 15, San Angelo, TX
  • Strategies for Effective Classroom Technology Integration
    (3 hours, demo only)
    27 February 2001: Lubbock ISD, TX (1 Computer Classroom Part B LISD Competency course),
    8 February 2001: Texas Computer Education Association’s Annual Conference: Austin, TX., http://www.wtvi.com/teks/integrate/tcea2001
    30 January 2001: Lubbock ISD, TX (1 Computer Classroom Part B LISD Competency course)
    25 July 2000: Lubbock ISD, TX (1 Computer Classroom Part B LISD Competency course)

Webpage Design and Website Development

  • Basic Webpage Writing
    (6 hours hands-on), http://www.wtvi.com/html/basic.html,
    3 March 2001: Education Service Center Region 17, Lubbock, TX
    17 October 2000: Education Service Center Region 17, Lubbock, TX
    9 August 1999: The Kinkaid School, Houston, TX
    10 October 1998, Education Service Center Region 17, Lubbock, TX
    29 July 1998, San Angelo ISD, TX
    27 July 1998, Education Service Center Region 17, Lubbock, TX
    13 July 1998, Education Service Center Region 17, Lubbock, TX
    3 February 1998: Texas Computer Education Association’s Annual
    Conference, Austin, TX
    1 July 1997: Education Service Center Region 17, Lubbock, TX
    24 & 29 April 1997: Lubbock ISD, Cavazos JHS Computer Lab
    5 April 1997: Education Service Center Region 17, Lubbock, TX
    22 February 1997: Education Service Center Region 17, Lubbock, TX
  • Intermediate Webpage Writing
    (6 hours hands-on), http://www.wtvi.com/html/intermediate/
    24 March 2001: Education Service Center Region 17, Lubbock, TX
    26 October 2000: Education Service Center Region 17, Lubbock, TX
    8 February 2000: Texas Computer Education Association’s Annual Conference, Austin, TX
    14 February 1999: Texas Computer Education Association’s Annual Conference, Austin, TX
    30 July 1998: San Angelo ISD, TX
    14 July 1998: Education Service Center Region 17, Lubbock, TX
    15 July 1997: Education Service Center Region 17, Lubbock, TX

Internet Skills

  • Intermediate Internet Skills: Download, Expand, Install and Zip
    (6 hours hands-on), http://www.wtvi.com/teks/ii
    7 April 2001: Education Service Center Region 17, Lubbock, TX
    11 November 2000: Education Service Center Region 17, Lubbock, TX
    31 July 2000: Education Service Center Region 15, San Angelo, TX
    8 June 2000: Education Service Center Region 15, San Angelo, TX
    11 January 2000: Lubbock ISD, TX (3 hour version)
  • Multimedia Madness
    (6 hours hands-on), http://www.wtvi.com/teks/mm/
    21 April 2001, Education Service Center Region 17, Lubbock, TX
    2 December 2000, Education Service Center Region 17, Lubbock, TX
    Spring 2000, Lubbock ISD, TX (3 hour version)
  • Internet Research in the Classroom: Online and Offline
    (6 hours hands-on), http://www.wtvi.com/offline/
    7 & 15 April 1998: Lubbock ISD Advanced Technology Center, Lubbock, TX
    15 July 1998: Education Service Center Region 17, Lubbock, TX
    3 August 1998: Education Service Center Region 17, Lubbock, TX
  • Introduction to the Internet
    (hands-on, 1.5 hours)
    22 November 1999: Rush Elementary School, Lubbock ISD, TX
  • Teacher Internet Search Skills (hands-on, 1.5 hours)
    23 November 1999: Rush Elementary School, Lubbock ISD, TX
  • Integrating Internet Content into Mathematics
    Curriculum
    (hands-on, 3 hours), http://www.wtvi.com/math
    24 April 2000: Rush Elementary School for McKenzie JHS teachers, Lubbock ISD, TX
  • Copying and Pasting Internet Resources
    (1.5 hours hands-on )
    Spring 1999, part of The South Plains Peer to Peer Technology Training Grant Project.
  • Basics of Internet Searching
    (1.5 hours hands-on)
    Spring 1999, part of The South Plains Peer to Peer Technology Training Grant Project.
  • Advanced Internet Searching (Boolean queries)
    (1.5 hours hands-on )
    Spring 1999, part of The South Plains Peer to Peer Technology Training Grant Project.
  • Introduction to Email and Netscape
    (6 hours hands-on )
    24 November 1997: Lubbock Christian University (for Wheelock Elementary, Lubbock ISD)
    25 November 1997: Lubbock Christian University (for Wheelock Elementary, Lubbock ISD )
    23 November 1998: Lubbock Christian University (for Wheelock Elementary, Lubbock ISD )
    24 November 1998: Lubbock Christian University (for Rush Elementary, Lubbock ISD)

Microsoft Windows/Office

  • Introduction to Windows 95/98 (hands-on, 3 hours)
    29 August, 5 September 2000: Rush Elementary School, Lubbock ISD, TX
    5, 12 October, 1999: Rush Elementary School, Lubbock ISD, TX
    22 November 1999: Rush Elementary School, Lubbock ISD, TX (shortened 1.5 hour version)
    16, 17 February 2000: Rush Elementary School, Lubbock, TX
  • Intermediate Windows 95/98, (hands-on, 3 hours)
    21 November 2000, Rush Elementary School, Lubbock ISD, TX
    25, 27 April 2000, Rush Elementary School, Lubbock ISD, TX
  • Introduction to MS PowerPoint 97/2000 (hands-on, 3 hours)
    9, 11 May 2000: Rush Elementary School, Lubbock ISD, TX
  • Introduction to MS Word 97/2000 (hands-on, 3 hours)
    28, 30 March 2000: Rush Elementary School, Lubbock ISD, TX

Christian Perspectives on Technology

  • (seven 45 minute sessions, demo only), http://www.wtvi.com/cp/
    Wednesday evenings, 16 August – 27 September 2000, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Lubbock, TX

Other Software / Technology Skills

  • Macintosh OS X technology use skills, termed “Technology Learning Opportunities”
    (hands-on workshops for faculty and staff in the Texas Tech College of Education)
  • Introduction to Adobe PhotoShop
    (hands-on, 6 hours), http://www.wtvi.com/teks/ps
    6 August 2001: The Kinkaid School, Houston, TX (6 hours)
    5 May 2001: Education Service Center Region 17, Lubbock, TX
  • HyperStudio in the Classroom
    (hands-on, length varies), http://www.wtvi.com/hs/
    4 November 2000: Education Service Center Region 17, Lubbock, TX
    10 August 1999: The Kinkaid School, Houston, TX (6 hours)
    22 Nov 1999: Rush Elementary School, Lubbock ISD
    28, 30, 31 March 1998 (Part A): Plainview Area Technology Integration in Education Grant Training, Wayland Baptist University, Plainview, TX.
    2, 4, 6 April 1998 (Part B): Plainview Area Technology Integration in Education Grant Training, Wayland Baptist University, Plainview, TX.
    9, 13, 14 April 1998 (Part C): Plainview Area Technology Integration in Education Grant Training, Wayland Baptist University, Plainview, TX.
    16, 18, 20 April 1998 (Part D): Plainview Area Technology Integration
    in Education Grant Training, Wayland Baptist University, Plainview, TX.
  • Introduction to Inspiration Software
    (hands-on, 1.5 hours)
    23 November 1999: Rush Elementary School, Lubbock ISD, TX
  • Introduction to Making the Grade Gradebook Software
    (1.5 hours hands on)
    September 1998, Rush Elementary School, Lubbock ISD
  • Introduction to Adobe Photoshop and Digital Art
    (1.5 hours hands-on)
    Spring 1999, part of The South Plains Peer to Peer Technology Training Grant Project
  • Digital Camera Basics (1.5 hours hands-on )
    Spring 1999, part of The South Plains Peer to Peer Technology Training Grant Project
  • Introduction to ClarisWorks Draw; Making Lesson Plans
    (1.5 hours hands-on )
    October 1998, Rush Elementary School, Lubbock ISD
    23 November 1999: Rush Elementary School, Lubbock ISD
  • Educational Telecomputing Projects
    (3 hours hand-on)
    7 February 1998: Plainview Area Technology Integration in Education Grant Training, Wayland Baptist University, Plainview, TX.
    9 February 1998: Plainview Area Technology Integration in Education Grant Training, Wayland Baptist University, Plainview, TX.
  • ClarisWorks (AppleWorks) Basics (3 hours)
    Spring 1997, Wheelock Elementary School, Lubbock, TX

Other Written Work

  1. Wesley started a publications archive (docs.wesfryer.com) in May 2012. More background about this is available.
  2. “A Perspective on Operating Systems.” I am a cross-platform computer user, using both Windows and Macintosh computers on a daily basis. These are some thoughts on operating system differences and comparisons. (A little dated, but I haven’t made time
    to update this in quite awhile. Since I wrote this version I have also started using Ubuntu Linux periodically.)
  3. “Proposal for Elementary Technology Integration Reform: Facilitators and Technician-Aides” PDF icon April 2001.
  4. “American POWs in Southeast Asia and the Violation of a National Ethic” November 1991.

Consultancies, Community Service and Other Work

  • Wesley is an ordained elder serving the congregation of First Presbyterian Church of Edmond, Oklahoma. (2012-2015 term.)
  • Wesley is an adult Scouting volunteer for Troop 386 in Edmond, Oklahoma.
  • As a social media consultant, Wesley was the lead author for ISTE’s blog ISTEconnects from January through June 2009 leading up to the NECC conference. More information about Wesley’s social media consulting services and experiences is available.
  • Wesley was ordained as a deacon in the Presbyterian church in 2007, and served in the 2009 deacon class for First Presbyterian Church of Edmond, Oklahoma. (2007-2009 term.)
  • Wesley chaired the ad-hoc technology committee for First Presbyterian Church of Edmond, Oklahoma, in 2006-2007.
  • Wesley maintained the website “Tools for the TEKS: Integrating Technology in the Classroom” for educators worldwide starting in Fall 1997. Content from this site is currently (as of January 2013) being migrated to docs.wesfryer.com
  • Wesley designed, created, and maintained the website of the US Cavalry Association, including their online store, from its inception in 2000 through Fall 2005.
  • Staff Council Representative (Technology/Resources Area), TTU College of Education. 2002 – 2004.
  • Founding shareholder and employee, Lone Star Learning of Lubbock, TX (formerly Summit Educational Enterprises, Inc.), 1996 – 2000.
    • Helped produce and market K-12 math curriculum products including a state standards correlated bulletin board math program, TAAS Target Practice (now TEKS Target Practice.)
    • Corporate webmaster, 1996-2000.
  • Lubbock ISD District Technology Committee Member, 1998 – 2001.
  • Apple Computer Demo Representative, hired by Marketsource Inc. 1998 and 2000.
  • Technology Workshop Curriculum Author and Designer for Schoolvision Inc. 2000.
  • Primary computer / networking consultant and technican for Westminster Presbyterian Church, Lubbock, TX, 1999-2002. Served as the volunteer church webmaster, 1999-2002
  • Cub Scout Pack 536 (Lubbock, TX)
    • August 2005 – 2006: Wolf Den Co-Leader
    • August 2005 – 2006: Pack Committee Member
  • Boy Scout Troop 536 (Lubbock, TX)
    • June 2000 – May 2001: Troop Committee Member, Board of
    • Review Chairman / Coordinator
    • August 1999 – May 2000: Scoutmaster
    • August 1998 – July 1999: Assistant Scoutmaster / Troop Committee Member
  • Webmaster, Education Service Center Region 17, Lubbock, Texas. 1997-1999.

Favorite Quotations

  • “It’s philosophy, not technology, that is going to make a difference in your classroom.” – Dr Allen Glenn, Dean of COE, Univ of Washington
  • “Nothing will bring you happiness but the triumph of principles.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Others included on Wesley’s favorite quotations page and Christian Resources page.

Favorite Websites

Wesley’s social bookmarks are cross-posted to both Diigo and Delicious.com:

Since November 2011 Wesley has archived his tweets using TweetNest on twitter.wesfryer.com.

Other Important Experiences

Wesley is an Eagle Scout and was an AFS exchange student to New Zealand in 1987. Since 2007 Wesley traveled and presented in China four times: Twice in Shanghai, once in Hangzhou, and once in Hong Kong. Wesley has presented workshops, keynotes, and other presentations in New Zealand, The Dominican Republic, Canada and Qatar in addition to locations around the United States.


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