Moving At The Speed Of Creativity Podcasts



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 Produced by Wesley Fryer in Edmond, Oklahoma.


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

    14/05/2018 Duración: 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

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

    13/03/2018 Duración: 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 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

    18/02/2018 Duración: 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

    03/12/2017 Duración: 35min

    Podcast458: Reflections and Lessons Learned from STEAM Studio Fall 2017

  • Podcast457: Inspiring Creativity and Curiosity with Media

    23/11/2017 Duración: 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 spe

  • Podcast456: Teaching and Learning in an AI First World

    05/11/2017 Duración: 51min

    This podcast features a recording of Dr. Wesley Fryer's breakout session at G Camp OKC on November 4, 2017, titled "Teaching and Learning in an AI First World." Referenced slides are available on and include all referenced videos, including those mentioned but not shown during the presentation. Please refer to the podcast shownotes for a complete list of referenced articles and videos from the presentation. If you have feedback, please contact Wes via Twitter @wfryer or leave a comment below.

  • Podcast455: EdTech Struggles and Aspirations

    22/09/2017 Duración: 48min

    This podcast is a reflection by Dr. Wesley Fryer on some of the educational technology related challenges as well as aspirations he currently has as a school director of technology, technology integration coach, and after-school "STEAM Studio" co-teacher. These challenges include cultivating a school learning culture supportive of creativity, innovation, whimsy, and cross-curricular connections. They also include helping students transition into and succeed within a comparatively open-ended and less structured after-school learning environment, where they are invited to create, play, and express themselves while developing both digital literacy as well as artistic skills. Last of all, the challenges and aspirations include more "geeky" topics like planning for school infrastructure fiber optic line upgrades, managing bandwidth on a network with increasing numbers of IP-based surveillance cameras, learning about traffic and packet analysis tools, and firewall access reporting. Refer to the

  • Podcast454: Inspiring Student Creativity with Media #KVATE2017

    26/07/2017 Duración: 46min

    This podcast features a recording of Dr. Wesley Fryer's opening keynote address at the 2017 KVATE (Kaw Valley Academy of Technology and Education) Conference on July 24, 2017, in St. Marys, Kansas. The title of the keynote was, "Inspiring Student Creativity with Media." In addition to highlighting examples of "WOW work" by students (borrowing a wonderful term from Seesaw professional development coordinator Angela Gadtke @MrsGadtke) the keynote also included a "digital magic trick" demo using the new iOS app by Microsoft, "Seeing AI." Google Slides shared during this keynote, including links to all referenced student examples and other resources, are available in the podcast shownotes or directly using the shortened web link Check out the podcast shownotes for additional KVATE resources and links. If you listen to this podcast, please provide feedback to Wes either with a comment on this post or by sending a Twitter reply to @wfryer. Thanks f

  • Podcast453: Reflections on ISTE 2017 and iPad Media Camp - Jackson, Wyoming

    02/07/2017 Duración: 47min

    In this podcast from July 1, 2017, Shelly and Wesley Fryer reflect on takeaways and important learning points from the 2017 ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) Conference in San Antonio, Texas. They also reflect on what went well and what was learned at the iPad Media Camp they co-facilitated in Jackson, Wyoming, for 45 area educators. Check out the podcast shownotes on for links to referenced resources and apps mentioned during the podcast. If you have feedback, reach out on Twitter to Shelly @sfryer and Wes @wfryer. Contact information for Wes and Shelly is also provided on their respective websites: and

  • Podcast452: Classroom Wireless Projection Options, Coding, Toy Hacking, CyberSecurity & More from ATLIS 2017

    28/04/2017 Duración: 52min

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

  • Podcast451: SeeSaw, Enriched Assessment, Creating and Making with iPads

    11/03/2017 Duración: 49min

    This podcast features an interview with Shelly Fryer, discussing the use of SeeSaw to create student portfolios, strategies for enriched assessment using iPads, and her recent experiences leading professional development workshops for Oklahoma A+ Schools. She also discusses her recent experiences at EdCampOKC, a regional "unconference" for area educators, her students' recent eBook projects which culminated their Black History research unit, and reflected on STEM/STEAM lessons her her classroom Maker Studio. Shelly has been an elementary teacher and early childhood educator since 1985, and has been teaching 3rd and 4th grade students for the past four years in a 1:1 iPad classroom. Links to other referenced resources are included in the podcast shownotes. If you listen to and enjoy this podcast, please let Shelly and Wes know by sending a Twitter reply to @sfryer and @wfryer. Also consider subscribing to the "EdTech Situation Room" podcast ( and the "Fuel for Educati

  • Podcast450: Great Classroom iPad Projects and Activities (Nov 2016)

    03/12/2016 Duración: 01h02min

    This podcast features a recording of Wesley Fryer's breakout session, "Great Classroom iPad Projects and Activities" at the 2016 Interactive Learning Institute (ILI) on November 30, 2016, in Norman, Oklahoma. ILI is sponsored by the K20 Center at the University of Oklahoma, and is an annual event focused on sharing best practices for technology integration in K12 classrooms. Grant recipients for OETT (the Oklahoma Education Technology Trust) administered by the K20 Center are among the participants in the conference, but it is open to educators at all levels from any school. The official session description for this presentation was: Explore over 20 "media project recipes" which can be used as-is or modified as needed to help facilitate student iPad media projects Access the iPad project matrix highlighted in this presentation by visiting and more student iPad media project examples by visiting Slides for this presentation as well as links

  • Podcast449: Innovating with Google Tools - Digital Citizenship in the Security State

    21/11/2016 Duración: 50min

    Welcome to the November 20, 2016, podcast episode of "Moving at the Speed of Creativity" with Wesley Fryer. This episode includes two recent presentation recordings by Wes from the last two weeks. The first was the opening keynote at the November 12, 2016, Google Summit in Maize, Kansas, titled "Innovating with Google Tools." The second is an audio recording of Wes' TEDx presentation on Saturday, November 19, 2016, at Waller Middle School in Enid, Oklahoma. Wes was one of three adult presenters in this #TEDxYouth event, which is one of only 19 similar events in the United States in 2016. The title of Wes' presentation was, "Digital Citizenship in the Surveillance State." Check the podcast shownotes for links to the presentation slides from both of these sessions, as well as recent podcasts with and by Wes from the past week referenced in the introduction. If you listen to and enjoy this episode, please reach out to Wes with a comment or via a Twitter reply to @wfryer. Thanks for

  • Podcast448: Artificial Reality, Free Online Learning Channels & STEAM Studio

    06/11/2016 Duración: 59min

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

  • Podcast447: Reflections on Screenagers Movie - Growing up in the digital age

    22/09/2016 Duración: 19min

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

  • Podcast446: Reflections on a PBS Scratch Jr Coding Camp for Kids

    17/09/2016 Duración: 01h07min

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

  • Podcast445: Voices from iPadPaloozaOU + the iPad Media Activities & Project Matrix

    28/08/2016 Duración: 01h14min

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

  • Podcast444: Reflections on iPad Media Camp (July 2016)

    23/07/2016 Duración: 49min

    Welcome to a recorded podcast from the road with Wesley and Shelly Fryer, reflecting on the past week of iPad Media Camp workshops in Stilwell and Tulsa Oklahoma in July 2016. This is the fourth summer of iPad Media Camp workshops, which are multi-day, hands-on experiences for educators focused on using iPads to create and share media projects. For summer 2016, the curriculum for iPad Media Camps ( includes an "iPad Media Activity and Project Matrix" ( In this podcast reflection, Shelly and Wes discuss aspects of the workshops which went well and were different this year, including the use of the matrix to introduce teachers to whole-class, digital, interactive writing activities, "single-app" student projects using the SeeSaw Learning Journal, two-app projects, and more complex app smashing projects. During both iPad Media Camp workshops this week, Shelly taught other teachers how to create classroom radio shows (podcasts) using the fre

  • Podcast443: Preparing for the 2016 iPadPalooza and ISTE Conferences

    19/06/2016 Duración: 44min

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

  • Podcast442: Classroom Passion Projects, Maker Studio & Digital Citizenship with Shelly Fryer

    30/05/2016 Duración: 01h16min

    This Speed of Creativity podcast features an extended interview with 3rd and 4th grade teacher Shelly Fryer, who shares about her students' classroom passion projects, learning in "Maker Studio," and learning about digital citizenship via the class chat feature of the iPad app News-O-Matic. Shelly has been teaching for over twenty years, and this was her third year to teach at Positive Tomorrows School in Oklahoma City. Positive Tomorrows is a special K-5 school which exclusively serves homeless children and their families. Shelly class has had "1:1 iPads" for the past 2.5 years, and she continues to find multiple ways to integrate iPad use meaningfully into her curriculum through engaging student activities. As Shelly explains in the interview, PT truly is "the school she loves" for so many reasons. The curricular autonomy which she enjoys as a teacher empowers her to differentiate her curriculum to the learning needs and interests of her students, and bring a variety of STEM an

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