This policy is valid from 18 March 2009 and was last updated on 10 September 2017. For background, see my post “Disclosure Statements, EdTech Ambassador Programs and Digital Citizenship.”
This blog is a personal blog written and edited by Wesley Fryer of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA. Links to other websites I have created and to which I contribute are available on my About.me profile, as well as my Google profile page. I primarily post social media content on Twitter as @wfryer, and a complete list of my Twitter channels is available. For questions about this blog, please contact Wesley Fryer (wfryer [at] pobox [dot] com). Through mid-2015, “guest bloggers” periodically shared posts on this blog, and those posts included the category “guest blogger.” Posts by guest-bloggers reflected their own opinions and ideas. Guest blog posts were discontinued in Fall 2015 and are not currently accepted or solicited.
This blog does not accept advertising. This blog does not accept other forms of advertising, sponsorship, or paid insertions. The author does not accept any form of compensation for social media posts either. Only one sponsored blog post (out of over 6000 posts since 2003) has ever been published, and a clear disclosure paragraph is included at the top of the post. I write for my own purposes. However, I may be influenced by my background, occupation, religion, political affiliation or experience.
Links to some products, particularly books, are sometimes included in posts using the author’s Amazon Affiliate account.
The owner of this blog is not compensated to provide opinions on products, services, websites or other topics. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the blog owner’s. If the owner claims or appears to be an expert on a certain topic or product or service area, he will only endorse products or services that he believes, based on his expertise, are worthy of such endorsement. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.
The owner of this blog would like to disclose the following existing relationships. These are companies, organizations or individuals that may have a significant impact on the content of this blog. I serve as the executive director of the nonprofit Story Chasers Inc. and serve on the organization’s executive board. I became an Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) in 2005, and have received some travel/expenses-only compensation from Apple for ADE-related events in which I have assisted in the past. I consulted with Apple in summer 2009 to write several educational technology grant templates, and received compensation for that work. I am not currently employed by Apple in any capacity. I worked for AT&T full-time as an education advocate from 2006 to 2008. I became a Google Certified Teacher (GCT) in 2009, and have received some travel/expenses-only compensation as well as presenter honorariums from CUE for GWE-related events in which I have assisted in the past. I consulted with iStrategyLabs and ISTE from January through June 2009, and in that capacity wrote as the lead blogger on ISTEconnects. I served as a paid social media consultant for The Master Teacher from January to July 2011. From July – November 2012, I wrote on the iThemes’ Education Blog as an “iThemes WordPress Advocate” on a contract basis. More information about my social media consulting services is available. While I have not received financial renumeration from PollEverywhere, I have been given a free “Presenter” level account by PollEverywhere which I use occasionally on my blog and in conference keynotes/presentations. In the summer of 2012 I participated in a social media campaign sponsored by OG&E for their Smart Hours program, and have received some compensation for posting about our family’s experiences with Smart Hours. In December 2013 I wrote a sponsored post for Kidcarpet.com, for which I received a free 6′ x 8.6′ rug.
I am a school technology director at a private PK-12 school. I also work as an independent, digital learning consultant (and take personal vacation days for that time off) and in that capacity provide a variety of keynotes, presentations, workshops, and professional development sessions for educators, educational organizations, and conferences. I have served as a co-convener for the free, volunteer-run K-12 Online Conference since 2006, and do not receive any type of compensation for that work. More information about my past and current professional work is available on my curriculum vitae.
This disclosure policy was originally drafted using www.disclosurepolicy.org.
More information about this blog is available on the About page. If you have questions about this disclosure policy, the contents of my blog, my presentation availability, or other related issues please do not hesitate to contact me.
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