Welcome to episode 460 of Moving at the Speed of Creativity by Wesley Fryer, from March 13, 2018. This podcast features a series of three recent interviews, and opens with a recommendation to try the newly updated Anchor.fm website and Anchor mobile app for podcast creation and publishing. The first interview is with high school senior Sarah Fryer, who shares her experiences and lessons learned taking concurrent classes from the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) and the Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) as a student in Oklahoma City Public Schools (OKCPS). Sarah took two classes from UCO in fall 2017, including one online course and one face-to-face course at the UCO campus in downtown Oklahoma City. This spring Sarah is taking two concurrent classes from OCCC, again one online and another face-to-face. The second interview is with Eric Ebert (@biggestmeow), the high school computer science teacher at Casady School. Eric shares a little about the growth of the computer science program at Casady, and how he has been using GitHub and GitHub classroom to help his students manage their coding projects. Eric also shared how he’s used audio podcasts created with Garageband and SoundCloud to encourage student reflection during and at the conclusion of coding projects. The third interview is with Shelly Fryer (@sfryer), a 3rd grade teacher at Casady School who has been integrating coding into her language arts lessons and Maker Studio time using the iPad app PBSkids Scratch Junior. Shelly taught an after-school class for 3rd and 4th graders in fall 2017 on coding with PBSkids Scratch Junior, teaching students how to create animations, tell stories, and create simple games. In spring 2018, Shelly has taught the same after-school class on PBSkids Scratch Junior for first and second graders. She has also co-led an after-school coding class using Scratch software for third and fourth graders. She shares stories and lessons learned from these coding classes, and also highlights her recent experiences at a Code.org workshop in San Antonio as one of three coding Ambassadors from Oklahoma. Please refer to the podcast shownotes for links to referenced resources and student projects from this podcast. Share your feedback as a comment on this podcast episode on speedofcreativity.org, or by reaching out on Twitter to Wes Fryer @wfryer.


  1. Subscribe to Moving at the Speed of Creativity Podcasts
  2. Follow Wes Fryer on Twitter: @wfryer
  3. Anchor.fm (great platform for creating podcasts)
  4. Wesley Fryer’s Eclectic Recordings (Wes’ main Anchor podcast channel)
  5. Casady Voices Podcasts (on Anchor)
  6. Ferrite Recording Studio (free iOS app for podcast recording, used to record each of the three interview segments in this podcast)
  7. Classen School of Advanced Studies (ClassenSAS) in Oklahoma City Public Schools (@okcps)
  8. Concurrent Enrollment Guidelines for Oklahoma City Public Schools Students (2016-17 High School Academic Planning Guide)
  9. Eric Ebert on Twitter: @biggestmeow
  10. GitHub project on Jupyter notebooks, markdown, and fractals (Project in Informatics)
  11. Trading Game Podcast from Computer Science Class
  12. Shelly Fryer on Twitter: @sfryer
  13. Shelly Fryer’s PBSkids Scratch Junior Coding Tutorials
  14. Shelly Fryer’s Classroom Website: Scratch Coding Club
  15. Code as Poetry in 4th Grade Scratch Club
  16. Introduction to Scratch Videos by @dhackdheolu and @DhackInstitute
  17. Computer Science Fundamentals – Express (by Code.org)
  18. Code.org on Twitter: @codeorg
  19. Developing Computational Thinking with Scratch Coding by Wes Fryer (recorded 1 hour webinar for the Oklahoma State Department of Education in November 2017)

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