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Howard Zinn Book Review

August 10th, 2013 · 2 Comments

Here is a book review I did for my AP US History class on Howards Zinn’s A Peoples History of the United States.   Zinn Book Review Howard Zinn’s book, A People’s History of the United States, tells a story of United States history not often heard in textbooks. While a very interesting read, you […]

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Tags: books · brother · history · review · school

Alexander’s Cake Model of the Cell (narrated food)

December 2nd, 2012 · No Comments

Alexander made a model of an animal cell for his 9th grade biology class this weekend. I asked him to take a photo of it, and (although he protested) he recorded a short AudioBoo describing his project and some of the cell parts. This media reflection is therefore an example of “narrated food,” as opposed […]

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Tags: brother · school · science

Minecraft Music Video Parodies

April 7th, 2012 · 4 Comments

This week as I was looking through my minecraft youtube videos, as I often do, I found these really awesome videos made by a youtuber named CaptainSparklez. He has spent a lot of time on these as well as bringing in to do the Parodies and some of the animating. They are some of the best […]

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Tags: brother · creation · technology · video · youtube

Draft Design for a Complex Machine to Generate Electricity from Water Power

March 26th, 2012 · No Comments

Alexander is designing a “complex machine” for his 8th grade science class. He recorded a short AudioBoo today and described his design, which I photographed and embedded below. Please share comments and feedback. listen to ‘A Complex Machine Design’ on Audioboo I shared the “Sweeping Down the Plains” STEM project from K20-ALT with him this […]

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Tags: brother · creation · school · science

Character Essay

January 25th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Strolling through the open doorway of the classroom, he made his way to the back. Weaving in and out of desks, he only stopped to pick up a random pencil someone earlier had left, not even noticing that it was pink. even while slouching with his backpack slung lazily behind one arm he would stand […]

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Tags: brother · writing

Background of the Lincoln Douglas Debates

December 11th, 2011 · No Comments

Alexander created this ten minute video for his seventh grade history day project: “Background of the Lincoln Douglas Debates.”

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Tags: brother · socialstudies

Winter 2011 Classen SAS Band Concert

November 16th, 2011 · No Comments

Here are two videos I recorded tonight of the Intermediate/Advanced Band Concert of Classen SAS. A text message interrupted my recording so it split into two parts. Alexander wasn’t visible in any of the video until the end when they stood up. The students did great! Part 1 Part 2

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Tags: brother · music · school

Alexander discusses his Living in Oak Ridge Project and Glogster EDU

September 19th, 2011 · No Comments

This is a ten minute interview with Alexander this evening about his “Living in Oak Ridge” project for 8th grade English. Discussing Oak Ridge Glogster Project at Oklahoma City, OK by wfryer For more background see my post, “Share “timed” comments on Audio Recordings with SoundCloud.” Technorati Tags: audio, edtech, history, playingwithmedia, recording, social, soundcloud, […]

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Tags: books · brother · school · socialstudies

Living in Oak Ridge

September 15th, 2011 · No Comments

This is a glog that I made for school about my grandmother and her dad living in Oak Ridge.

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Tags: brother · english · online

The Art of Lego Building

August 31st, 2011 · 1 Comment

This is an Art History Paper Alexander wrote for his 8th grade art class. (His teacher asked him to hand write it, so dad is typing it for him so we can document it here on Learning Signs.) ART HISTORY PAPER The art of Lego building is not known or recognized by most people. Many […]

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Tags: art · brother · school

The Fire

August 15th, 2011 · 3 Comments

This is a poem I wrote for my English class: The Fire There was a fire ban that year But the carless campers left Leaving smoldering remains behind The fire that ate the forest   Wind whispered wordlessly in the trees The fire was given new life Like a new small heartbeat The fire that […]

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Tags: brother · english · poetry · writing

Alexander’s Spring 2011 Band Concert (UStream Archive)

May 12th, 2011 · No Comments

This evening Alexander performed in his spring band concert. Thanks to Sarah live-streaming the concert from mom’s iPhone, I was able to watch part of it from a truck stop in Tulia, Texas. This is the Ustream archive, which starts with the last piece shared by beginning band. Alexander’s intermediate band portion starts at 7:10 […]

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Tags: brother · music · school

How I recived extra money from youtube

April 6th, 2011 · 5 Comments

Back in ’08 or ’09 I made four videos on how to make a couple string videos. I soon forgot about them. After some time went by youtube emailed me and said my videos had became popular and asked if I wanted to put adds on them to make some money. I said yes and […]

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Tags: brother · technology

My Lego Star Wars Story

December 21st, 2010 · 1 Comment

I have always been big Lego and Star Wars fans. Personally I have a large collection of figures in battle stances. I have also traded the lego minifigures with my friends. Even though we will trade minifigures from different product lines Star Wars is always the most popular to trade. The Clone Wars TV episodes […]

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Tags: brother · collecting · lego · starwars

Family Thanksgiving Photos

November 28th, 2010 · No Comments

We had a great time at Divine’s house for Thanksgiving this year! Technorati Tags: thanksgiving

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Tags: brother · dad · littlesister · mom · sister · travel

Halloween 2010 Costumes

November 14th, 2010 · No Comments

We had some pretty good looking trick or treaters in our family this year! Rachel and I were in Manhattan, Kansas for Halloween. Shelly posted two photos of Sarah and Alexander in their costumes, so we were able to see them when we were in Kansas, even if we didn’t get to trick or treat […]

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Tags: brother · littlesister · sister · travel

Jack O’Lantern Carving Fun

November 13th, 2010 · No Comments

Each fall our family looks forward to carving pumpkins into jack o’lanterns in advance of Halloween. This year we did it pretty early in October, and unfortunately the weather was so warm the jack o’lanterns molded before Halloween! These were our creations this year! As you can see, lots of fun was had by all. […]

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Tags: art · brother · sister

Family fun at Furrs

November 13th, 2010 · No Comments

Sometimes the best photos are candid shots. These were a few pics we took in September on a Sunday when we went to Furrs downtown. I’d won a Furrs gift card and we used it well. Yum! Technorati Tags: family, photos, furrs

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Tags: brother · dad · food · littlesister · mom · sister

Alexander’s first debate tournament at Moore, Oklahoma

November 13th, 2010 · No Comments

These are some photos from Alexander’s first debate tournament at Moore High School, in Oklahoma. He was in novice division as a 7th grader, and faced mostly 9th graders. The Lincoln Douglas debate topic currently is: Resolved: The abuse of illegal drugs ought to be treated as a matter of public health, not of criminal […]

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Tags: brother · school

Rachel, Sarah and Alexander Reflect on Creativity in our Oklahoma Schools

November 3rd, 2010 · No Comments

The 2010 Creativity World Forum is coming to Oklahoma City in two weeks. In advance of the event, Creative Oklahoma is sponsoring a Creativity Contest for Students, who are challenged to: … show us your creative ideas for improving communities, schools and businesses so that Oklahoma remains a creative frontier. We invite all forms of […]

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Tags: brother · littlesister · sister · technology

Alexander in Holland, Michigan (video)

October 22nd, 2010 · No Comments

It was cold yesterday, but still impressive to see Lake Michigan!

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Tags: brother · travel

Alexander sees Lake Michigan for the 1st time

October 20th, 2010 · No Comments

A few years ago Alexander flew with me to Washington DC, and we had a layover in Chicago. He saw Lake Michigan from the air for the first time then, but yesterday he saw it IN PERSON for the first time. Very impressive! Technorati Tags: michigan, travel, trip, lake

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Tags: brother · travel · trip

Happy Halloween from the Fryers (JibJab fun!)

October 9th, 2010 · No Comments

Kudos to my mom who created (and purchased) the following video on JibJab. Happy Halloween! Did you know members of our family are so talented?! Technorati Tags: fun, video, youtube, halloween, jibjab

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Tags: brother · dad · littlesister · mom · sister

Lego Building

July 27th, 2010 · 1 Comment

I think this is the first good lego project that I have done by myself that I am proud of. I first started a clone battle pack  and made a decent ship from a youtube video (which in now taken down). I built that but wasn’t very happy because it looked crappy so I started changing peaces […]

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Tags: brother · creation · lego · starwars

First Day to Mow for Alex

July 10th, 2010 · No Comments

A historic day! Alexander’s first time to mow our grass. A day of rejoicing for father! Technorati Tags: time, mow, mowing, first

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