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Discover and Curate Ideas for Your Classroom (B226)

[Explore and create : BYOD]

Monday, June 27, 2:30–3:30 pm
CCC Mile High Ballroom 4 E/F

favoritesDr. Wesley Fryer  
There are a lot of great ideas out there for teaching and learning. Learn how to use the free apps Flipboard and Nuzzle,Twitter lists, and other strategies to effectively discover, save and share useful ideas in your personal and professional life.

Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, PC, Mac
Tablet: Android, iOS
Participant accounts, software and other materials: A Twitter account is not required but strongly encouraged for this BYOD session. A Google or Facebook account is also helpful to streamline the account creation process. Participants may want to create accounts on FlipBoard ( and Nuzzel ( in advance, or these can be created during the session.
Focus: Professional learning
Topic: Best practice and models for coaching
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: Teachers : Engage in professional growth and leadership
Administrators : Excellence in professional practice
Coaches : Content knowledge and professional growth

Digital tote resources
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Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Participants will:
- Learn specific and practical ways to use their Twitter account and Twitter lists to access professionally beneficial digital resources in user-friendly, inviting formats
- Create their own "digital newspapers" of personalized, updated educational content using social media connections
- Learn the value and mechanics of creating Twitter lists to re-purpose in different apps like Flipboard
- Learn new ways to collaboratively curate and share educational resources with others


- Discuss and explore reasons to become a connected educator (10 min)
- Explore Flipboard and view examples of customized content streams tied to Twitter, Twitter lists, magazines curated by other educators, and other traditional media channels (15 min)
- Explore Nuzzel for iOS and the sharing options it provides (10 min)
- Discuss the importance of and options for creating a "digital information trap" for content using Twitter, Evernote, IFTT, and other tools (10 min)
- Provide hands-on exploration time for participants to build their own customized digital newspapers (15 min)

Supporting research

Davis, Kerry. "Teachers’ perceptions of Twitter for professional development." Disability and rehabilitation 37.17 (2015): 1551-1558.

Forte, Andrea, Melissa Humphreys, and Thomas H. Park. "Grassroots Professional Development: How Teachers Use Twitter." ICWSM. 2012.

Grosseck, Gabriela, and Carmen Holotescu. "Can we use Twitter for educational activities." 4th international scientific conference, eLearning and software for education, Bucharest, Romania. 2008.

Visser, Ryan D., Lea Calvert Evering, and David E. Barrett. "# TwitterforTeachers: The Implications of Twitter as a Self-Directed Professional Development Tool for K–12 Teachers." Journal of Research on Technology in Education 46.4 (2014): 396-413.



favorites Dr. Wesley Fryer, Casady School

Dr. Wesley Fryer is the Director of Technology for the Casady School in Oklahoma City. In 2013-2015 he taught STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) to 4th and 5th grade students at Independence Elementary School in Yukon, Oklahoma. He is the author of several books on multimedia, technology integration and coding. Wes’ presentations and advocacy efforts focus on how students can “show what they know with media,” digital literacy, digital storytelling, and authentic/differentiated assessment strategies.