By Dr. Wesley Fryer
Fryer, a longtime leader in ed tech, has created this relatively new website to accompany publication of his book, "Playing with Media: Simple Ideas for Powerful Sharing". The site is filled with rich resources to aid teachers in building lessons and activities that are both standards-based and excellent uses of digital media.
For example, the Mapping Meida to the Curriculum offers 12 tutorials on how to create projects, units, and lessons using strategies such as interactive writing, podcasts, visual notetaking, narrated screencasts, e-books, and much more.
The Student Media page provides exemplary samples of student work in many of these same areas; so helpful in giving students ideas about what good work looks like. And the YPS Lesson Resources takes viewers to a very useful website from the Yukon (OK) Public Schools that contains a new and growting collection of templates, sample lessons, and additional resources.
All in all, this site offers a great deal and should prove very useful to teachers. -JL
Via Samantha Morra, Jim Lerman