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Interviews with teachers, students, parents and friends by middle school students in Oklahoma taught by Dr. Wesley Fryer @wfryer
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Ep9: Gamifying Beowulf in 10th Grade English Class

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Community Talking - Episode 1
Welcome to a special podcast episode, shared by THIRD GRADERS in Mrs. Fryer's class! This show features interviews with Chloe-Rose, Olivia, Plum, Claire, Sophia, and Violet. Thanks to our podcast hosts, Leia and Samantha!
09:57
December 14, 2021
Ep22: Interviews with Parents, Grandparents, Uncles and Friends
It’s May 26, 2021, and you’re listening to another episode our podcast, featuring interviews by sixth grade students of family members and friends at our school in Oklahoma City. Hello and welcome to the first of two spring 2021 trimester podcast collections of 6th grade family oral history interviews. My name is Dr. Wesley Fryer, and I have the privilege of teaching required Media Literacy courses to all our 5th and 6th grade students in Oklahoma City. This year as part of our 6th Grade Computer class, which lasts 1 trimester, students learned how to conduct short oral history interviews. The interviews you are about to hear range in duration from about a minute to almost 8 minutes long, and address topics including memories from childhood and lessons learned during the past year of the COVID19 global pandemic. We’re going to hear from JohnLuke, Derin, Ella, Mason McAllister, Roshan, Max, Bote, Fahim, Drew, Emory, and Amelia, interviewing siblings, parents, an uncle, and grandparents. You can listen to more student oral history interviews as well as interviews with our faculty and staff on our Anchor podcast channel, on anchor.fm/casady. You can learn more about our media literacy class and access our units and lessons by visiting mdtech.casady.org. Thanks so much for listening… now let’s get on to the student interviews!
38:01
May 26, 2021
Ep21: Building a Company Together, Celebrating Christmas, and Remembering Casady School Years Gone By
A series of three family oral history interviews by 6th graders at our school in Oklahoma City with family members and alumni about building a company together, celebrating Christmas, and remembering our school in years gone by! Interviews by Megan, Susanna and Keiko are included. More information about our "Family Oral History" project in our media literacy class is available on mdtech.casady.org/lessons/family-oral-history-interview. Listen to additional student interviews by visiting our class website. Music attribution: Walking On Crystal by MusicLFiles Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6396-walking-on-crystal License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
20:58
February 20, 2021
Ep20: Stories from Our Parents
A series of three family oral history interviews by 6th graders at our school in Oklahoma City with family members about their experiences growing up and how things were different than they are today in 2021! Interviews by Cami, William and Scarlett are included. More information about our "Family Oral History" project in our media literacy class is available on mdtech.casady.org/lessons/family-oral-history-interview. Listen to additional student interviews by visiting our class website. Music attribution: Reaching The Sky 2020 by Alexander Nakarada Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5865-reaching-the-sky-2020 License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
21:22
February 20, 2021
Ep19: What Life Was Like “Back Then”
A series of five family oral history interviews by 6th graders at our school in Oklahoma City with family members about their experiences growing up and how things were different than they are today in 2021! Interviews by Ella, Bobby, Alivia, Chris and Kyra are included. More information about our "Family Oral History" project in our media literacy class is available on mdtech.casady.org/lessons/family-oral-history-interview. Listen to additional student interviews by visiting our class website. Music attribution: Reaching The Sky 2020 by Alexander Nakarada Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5865-reaching-the-sky-2020 License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
22:36
February 20, 2021
Ep18: Stories About Growing Up
A series of four family oral history interviews by 6th graders at our school in Oklahoma City with family members about their experiences growing up and how things were different than they are today in 2021! Interviews by Ethan, Sam, Miles and Mariel. are included. More information about our "Family Oral History" project in our media literacy class is available on mdtech.casady.org/lessons/family-oral-history-interview. Listen to additional student interviews by visiting our class website. Music attribution: Reaching The Sky 2020 by Alexander Nakarada Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5865-reaching-the-sky-2020 License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
20:50
February 19, 2021
Ep17: Memories of The Old Days
A series of three family oral history interviews by 6th graders at our school in Oklahoma City with family members about their experiences growing up, "Memories of the Old Days," as they were! Interviews by David, Chloe, and Crawford are included. More information about our "Family Oral History" project in our media literacy class is available on mdtech.casady.org/lessons/family-oral-history-interview. Listen to additional student interviews by visiting our class website. Music attribution: New Beautiful Day by WinnieTheMoog Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6176-new-beautiful-day License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
20:25
February 19, 2021
Ep16: COVID19 Memories and Lessons
A series of five family oral history interviews by 6th graders at our school in Oklahoma City with family members about COVID-19 experiences and lessons learned. Interviews by Max, Ozair, Jude, Nolan, and James. More information about our "Family Oral History" project in our media literacy class is available on mdtech.casady.org/lessons/family-oral-history-interview. Listen to additional student interviews by visiting our class website. Music attribution: New Beautiful Day by WinnieTheMoog Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6176-new-beautiful-day License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
21:35
February 17, 2021
Ep15: Family Oral History Interviews Part 5 - Fall 2020
This is an episode of featuring interviews by 6th graders Grace, Edie and Elle with their parents about their lives and experiences growing up. These interviews were recorded as part of a class oral history project in Dr. Fryer's Media Literacy class. Learn more about this lesson on mdtech.casady.org/lessons/family-oral-history-interview.
17:44
October 05, 2020
Ep14: Family Oral History Interviews Part 4 - Fall 2020
This is an episode featuring interviews by 6th graders Elizabeth, Sage, Graham, and Jane Marie with their moms about their lives and experiences growing up. These interviews were recorded as part of a class oral history project in Dr. Fryer's Media Liateracy class. Learn more about this lesson on mdtech.casady.org/lessons/family-oral-history-interview.
18:57
October 05, 2020
Ep13: Family Oral History Interviews Part 3 - Fall 2020
This is an episode featuring interviews by 6th graders Chaz, Adeline, Finn and Mitchell with mom, grandmother, dad and dad about their lives and experiences growing up as well as experiences during our COVID-19 pandemic. These interviews were recorded as part of a class oral history project in Dr. Fryer's Media Literacy class. Learn more about this lesson on mdtech.casady.org/lessons/family-oral-history-interview.
16:27
October 05, 2020
Ep12: Family Oral History Interviews Part 2 - Fall 2020
This is an episode featuring interviews by 6th graders Henry, Jack S and Sean with their dads about their lives and experiences growing up. These interviews were recorded as part of a class oral history project in Dr. Fryer's Media Literacy class. Learn more about this lesson on mdtech.casady.org/lessons/family-oral-history-interview.
10:52
October 05, 2020
Ep11: Family Oral History Interviews Part 1 - Fall 2020
This is an episode featuring interviews by 6th graders Noah, Caroline, William and Jack with mom, grandmother, mom and dad about their lives and experiences growing up. These interviews were recorded as part of a class oral history project in Dr. Fryer's Media LIteracy class. Learn more about this lesson on mdtech.casady.org/lessons/family-oral-history-interview.
16:08
October 05, 2020
Ep10: Clockwise - Aimee Hanneman and Carla Lane
This is our 10th episode our podcast since 2016, but our first episode since we started "Remote Learning" because of the COVID-19 global pandemic and our first in a series we are calling, Casady Clockwise. Our format is based off of the "Clockwise Podcast" on Relay.fm. In less than 30 minutes each week, several guests gather with host Wes Fryer to share questions and answers relating to teaching and learning at our school and life in central Oklahoma. This is a public podcast shared to build bridges among our faculty, staff, families, and other constituents both near and far to us geographically. If you have feedback about this episode or podcast please contact Dr. Wesley Fryer using the contact form linked from his Middle Division Computers class website.
22:51
April 02, 2020
Ep9: Gamifying Beowulf in 10th Grade English Class
In fall 2019, Oklahoma City 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!
27:09
December 18, 2019
Ep8: Interview with Carla Lane
This is a short interview with our field hockey coach, Carla Lane.
03:22
April 23, 2018
Ep7: 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 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
17:08
March 12, 2018
Ep6: Building a Culture of Computer Science & STEAM Learning
On August 26, 2017, representatives of the 4 divisions of our 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
Ep5: Interview with Hannah Jordan & Mrs Kruse
This edition features an interview with 11th grader Hannah Jordan & Mrs Sheila Kruse. They discuss a unique sociological study Hannah is conducting in Oklahoma and in France as part of an upcoming spring break trip.
14:32
March 01, 2017
Ep4: Integrating Technology in Biology and Environmental Science
This episode features an interview with Janine Perry, who teaches high school biology and environmental science 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 02, 2017
Ep3: iPad in the Elementary Art Classroom
This episode  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
Ep2: Flipping Algebra with Rob Huber
Rob Huber teaches 8th grade Algebra 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
Ep1: 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