YES, with reservations
AMAZON SUBSCRIPTION LINK: Moving at the Speed of Creativity
, by Wesley Fryer
WEB ADDRESS: http://www.speedofcreativity.org/
Moving at the Speed of Creativity blog posts and podcasts focus on
blended learning, digital literacy, technology integration, web 2.0
tools, authentic assessment, school transformation, digital
storytelling, and educational leadership issues.
I'm giving this blog a recommendation of "Yes, with reservations"
because, although it is an excellent blog, most entries have videos or
podcasts that of course cannot be viewed or heard on the Kindle, so you
need to go to the website to listen to them.
However, for getting an idea of what's going on in education, I think this is an extremely valuable blog.
Here's a bio of the author from his website:
Fryer is a digital learning consultant, author, digital storyteller,
educator and change agent. With respect to school change, he describes
himself as a "catalyst for creative engagement and collaborative
learning." Wesley serves as a co-convener for the annual K-12 Online
Conference and is the executive director of the nonprofit Story Chasers
Inc., the lead partner in the statewide Celebrate Oklahoma Voices
digital storytelling project. His blog, "Moving at the Speed of
Creativity" (www.speedofcreativity.org) was selected as the 2006 "Best
Learning Theory Blog" by eSchoolnews and Discovery Education, and is
utilized regularly by thousands of educators worldwide. Wesley secured
$1.3 million in grant funding for West Texas schools participating in
the Texas Technology Immersion Pilot Project in 2004-2008. He was named
an Apple Distinguished Educator in 2005. He was an elementary classroom
teacher for six years in Texas public schools before serving as a
college director of distance learning for five years. He worked for
AT&T from 2006 - 2008 as the Director of Education Advocacy, and
the Director of Technology and Education Outreach for the Oklahoma
Heritage Association from July 2008 - January 2009. Wesley is completing
his doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction at Texas Tech University.
YouTube and iTunes fame paying off for Alabama family
news article, "Internet Meme Turns Headline into iTunes Hit" shares the
inspiring story of crime victims turned empowered entrepreneurs in
Alabama. Antoine Dodson's angry rant to reporters following the
attempted rape of a family member in his home went viral on YouTube, and
he recorded a song about the incident which is now being purchased by
thousands on iTunes. He hopes their family will move out of "the
projects" soon with the extra funds. An inspiring tale well worth
reading and sharing.
All of us are a YouTube post away from
national media attention. Are your students equipped to make ethical
choices with the power at their fingertips in our "publish at will" era?
Remember to make discussions about digital citizenship a regular part
of your curriculum this year. This would be a good story to share and
[I dont' share the video]
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