Vidcast: Mobile Writing on the Go with Dr Wes Fryer #etchweb @kidblog @wfryer @diben

View Vidcast of Dr. Wes Fryer's Webinar Presentation

In this online chat, the illustrious Dr. Wes Fryer (@wfryer) shares his thoughts on encouraging students to write with KidBlog and/or Wordpress as a blogging platform. The platform serves as a "home base" where students can gather, house their writing and work. Interactive writing is, as Dr. Fryer points out, the "foundation of the house." He shares great examples in his slideshow and presentation. The ethic of fewer clicks: "iPads reduce the number of clicks to get students to create...students can create visual notes they can post to their KidBlog."

The webinar took place on Wednesday, December 18, 2013.

In this blog entry, you can find the video (audio will be available later). Note that show notes appear online at the Weekly Webinar Series web site at (Twitter Hashtag: #etchweb).
Note: The Weekly Webinar SeriesDigitizing the Writing Workshop, is a collaborative effort between the East Central ISD and Del Valle ISD with special input from the San Antonio Area Council of Teachers of English ( The co-hosts include Diana Benner (Del Valle ISD) and Miguel Guhlin (East Central ISD).


Dr. Wesley 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 earned his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Texas Tech University in 2011. He is the author of two books, “Mapping Media to the Common Core: Vol I.” (2013) and “Playing with Media: simple ideas for powerful sharing” (2011). He has taught technology integration courses for pre-service teachers as an adjunct instructor at the University of Montana, the University of Central Oklahoma, the University of North Texas, and Wayland Baptist University. Wesley has served as an organizer for the annual K-12 Online Conference since it began in 2006. 

His blog, “Moving at the Speed of Creativity” ( was selected as the 2006 “Best Learning Theory Blog” by eSchoolnews and Discovery Education, and is utilized regularly by thousands of educators worldwide. He leads 3 day iPad Media Camps and facilitates multi-day Scratch Camps for students helping them learn how to create games, make animations, and tell stories with free Scratch software from MIT. Wesley is the executive director of the nonprofit Story Chasers Inc. He is a passionate advocate for digital oral history and works to empower people to archive the stories of their families and community.

Stay up to date with Wes by following him on Twitter (@wfryer), FacebookGoogle+, and liking the Facebook pages he periodically updates for Playing with Media and Speed of Creativity Learning LLC. Wes also encourages you to follow the K-12 Online Conference on Twitter (@k12online) and Facebook, as well as subscribe to the conference blog.

Read his books:

mmcc-v1-cover-160   Playing with Media: simple ideas for powerful sharing

Everything posted on Miguel Guhlin's blogs/wikis are his personal opinion and do not necessarily represent the views of his employer(s) or its clients. Read Full Disclosure


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