Tag: MakerEd

  • Twitter Documentation of Classroom Folio Observations

    This year faculty at our school have utilized Folio Collaborative (@foliocollab), an outstanding framework encouraging teacher peer-coaching and mentorship relationships among educational professionals. I’ve had the opportunity to serve as a “Folio coach” for three of our faculty, and today I worked on website documentation of the classroom visits and observations I completed last fall…

  • Learning at the March Oklahoma STEM Consortium Meeting

    This afternoon for lunch and after lunch, I had the wonderful opportunity to join our 6th and 7th grade science teachers at the bi-monthly meeting of the Oklahoma STEM Consortium facilitated by Anissa Angier (@AnissaSmiles). Anissa is the “K12 STEM Instructional Facilitator” for Edmond Public Schools, and has been helping organize and lead this group…

  • Web-based Video Editing with WeVideo (Including Green Screen)

    Documenting and sharing your learning is essential and should be a regular part of the classroom lesson cycle. (Design – Create – Share – @digishare) Video is a powerful narrative media, and is featured prominently in the “Show with Media” digital literacy framework: As narrated slideshow/screencast projects, green screen videos, quick edit videos, and digital…

  • Choose Your Own Adventure YouTube Video: Lessons Learned

    (Here’s the link to the video if you want to watch it first!) This week I’ve had an opportunity to present again at the AMAZING “Create, Make and Learn” Summer Institute in Burlington, Vermont organized by Lucie deLaBruere (@techsavvygirl). My wife, Shelly (@sfryer), is attending again and we are both learning a lot. Monday and Tuesday,…

  • Best Free iPad Apps for Stopmotion Movies

    Two of my teachers have emailed me today for Stopmotion video iPad app suggestions. Here’s what I sent them. If you have alternative suggestions please let me know with a comment or Twitter reply to @wfryer. Here are 2 StopMotion apps which are free and work well: Stop Motion Cafe: (this is the one my…

  • Ordering Supplies for STEMseeds Camp: Jitterbug Robots

    In two weeks, Amy Loeffelholz and I will be leading a 3 day workshop for elementary STEM teachers in Yukon, Oklahoma, which we’ve named “STEMseeds PD Camp.” (It’s June 2-4, 2015.) One of the planned STEM projects we’re going to do is “Jitterbug Robots,” a lesson my wife (Shelly Fryer) learned to do and enjoyed last…

  • Opening Reflections on Tinker, Make and Learn

    Shelly Fryer (@sfryer) and I have joined over 1000 other educators this month and upcoming spring semester (for North American learners) in the free online Canvas course, “Tinker, Make and Learn.” I am a fulltime grade 4 and 5 STEM teacher, and Shelly is a self-contained 3rd and 4th grade teacher. Both of us are extremely interested in…

  • Starting Off Makers Club with Water Bottle Rocket Launches

    Today was the first day of our after-school “Maker’s Club.” Over the weekend I had to make selections from 55 applications, and it was REALLY hard. I decided to have 2 different six week sessions this semester, and originally planned to accept 15 students per session. Last year I accepted 30 students, and that was…