Moving at the Speed of Creativity by Wesley Fryer

Podcast466: Reflections on Summer 2019 TechyKids Robotics Camp in Oklahoma City

Welcome to Episode 466 of the Moving at the Speed of Creativity podcast, a show by Dr. Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) focusing on digital creativity, media literacy, digital literacy, digital citizenship, instructional technology integration and engaged learning both inside and outside the classroom. This episode features an interview with Michaela Freeland (@_mfreeland) and Shelly Fryer (@sfryer) about the two summer robotics camps they co-led using Thymio robots and outstanding curriculum provided by TechyKids. TechyKids ( was founded by Sharon Marzouk (@sharonmarzouk) and focuses on inspiring students through a “blend of robotics, creativity, technology, and invention.” In this 35 minute interview, Michaela and Shelly share their experiences and learning from leading two robotics camps with 32 and 28 student participants, respectively, and discuss many of the camp highlights as well as lessons learned by students, older student mentors, teachers and parents. Students engaged in daily reflections during these summer camps, and both recorded and shared with their parents their learning using the platform Seesaw (@Seesaw). Casady School in Oklahoma City hosted both of these camps, which were part of the summer “Casady by the Lake” enrichment program open to all students in and around Oklahoma City. Check out the podcast shownotes for links to TechyKids as well as other resources mentioned by Michaela and Shelly in this interview. If you are inspired to offer a robotics and invention camp in your local area after listening to this podcast, or have questions, please reach out to Michaela or Shelly and let them know!


  1. Subscribe to Moving at the Speed of Creativity Podcasts
  2. Michaela Freeland (@_mfreeland)
  3. Shelly Fryer (@sfryer) – Blog
  4. Wes Fryer (@wfryer) – Blog
  5. (@techykids)
  6. Student Projects and Presentations shared on
  7. TechyKids Camp Out of The Box
  8. Thymio Robot by TechyKids
  9. Getting Started with Thymio Robot (links to “Aseba Studio for Thymio” software)
  10. Green Screen by Do Ink (@DoInkTweets)
  11. Association of of Technology Leaders in Independent Schools Conference (@theatlis)
  12. Seesaw Learning Journals (@seesaw)
  13. The Future of Education TEDx Talk by Sharon Marzouk (TEDxWoodsidePriorySchool)
  14. Casady School in Oklahoma City (@casadyschoolokc)
  15. Casady School Summer Programs / Summer By The Lake Registration
  16. Shelly Fryer’s Scratch Club Resources
Coding Camp by shellyfryer, on Flickr
Coding Camp” (CC BY 2.0) by shellyfryer

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