Casady Voices

Casady Voices

By Wesley Fryer
Interviews with teachers, students, parents and staff at Casady School in Oklahoma City by @wfryer
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Gamifying Beowulf in 10th Grade English Class

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Gamifying Beowulf in 10th Grade English Class
In fall 2019, Casady School 10th grader Andrew created a wonderfully complex and innovative game as his culminating project for his study of the Old English Poem Beowulf. In this 27 minute interview, Andrew describes his game and how it connected to the themes as well as historical, cultural context of Beowulf. 10th grade English teacher, Dr. Bonnie Gerard, explains project expectations and how Andrew found a very creative way to blend his understanding of game theory, mathematics and probability, with the themes of both Beowulf as well as "honor" in Scandinavian culture to demonstrate his mastery of the unit's goals and objectives. Listen to Andrew and Dr. Gerard's description of this fantastic project and the backstory of how it was created!
27:08
December 18, 2019
Interview with Carla Lane
This is a short interview with our field hockey coach, Carla Lane.
03:22
April 23, 2018
Using GitHub and Podcasts in High School Computer Science
An interview on March 12, 2018, with Eric Ebert. Eric teaches upper division computer science courses at Casady School in Oklahoma City. Referenced book: "Teaching with Your Mouth Shut" by Donald L. Finkel: https://www.amazon.com/Teaching-Your-Mouth-Donald-Finkel/dp/0867094699
17:07
March 12, 2018
Building a Culture of Computer Science & STEAM Learning
On August 26, 2017, representatives of the 4 divisions of Casady School met together with staff for a Saturday retreat to reflect on ways to build a school culture supportive of computer science, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) learning, Maker Education and digital literacy.
15:26
August 27, 2017
Interview with Hannah Jordan & Mrs Kruse
This edition of Casady Voices features an interview with 11th grader Hannah Jordan & Mrs Sheila Kruse. They discuss a unique sociological study Hannah is conducting in Oklahoma and Anne France as part of an upcoming spring break trip.
14:32
March 1, 2017
Integrating Technology in Biology and Environmental Science
This edition of Casady Voices features an interview with Janine Perry, who teaches high school biology and environmental science at Casady School in Oklahoma City. Janine uses a variety of technology integration platforms and tools with her students to enable them to show what they know using media and better retain vocabulary and concepts they are learning in class.
16:16
February 2, 2017
iPad in the Elementary Art Classroom
This episode of Casady Voices includes an interview with lower school art teacher Megan Thompson, who has been using an iPad in the past year to enhance and augment student learning. By using the iPad "AirPlaying" to an Apple TV connected television, encouraging students to record audio reflections about their artwork, and documenting the process of creating art projects, Mrs. Thompson is finding the iPad to be a transformative addition to her classroom toolkit as a teacher. Learn more about what is happening in Mrs. Thompson's art classroom by following her on Twitter: http://twitter.com/seeingnewshapes
20:08
January 31, 2017
Flipping Algebra with Rob Huber
Rob Huber teaches 8th grade Algebra at Casady School in Oklahoma City, and has been experimenting with a variety of strategies to flip classroom learning the past two years. In this podcast interview, he talks about his journey and how he is using the iPad app Explain Everything to create short tutorial videos for students to watch at home, so they can work on more challenging problems together in class.
34:19
January 12, 2017
iPad Media Camp Reflections July 2016
These are reflections by participants who attended iPad Media Camp in July 2016. Music "Hustle" by Kevin McLeod: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/mp3-royaltyfree/Hustle.mp3
04:55
July 28, 2016