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Sarah’s Simple Machine Project

April 6th, 2014 · No Comments

These are some photos and a video of Sarah’s eighth-grade simple machine project she completed this weekend.

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Tags: school · science · sister

Eliminating the Television

February 24th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Do you remember when you used to go outside and play until dark? In the twenty-first century many children’s lives are centered around the television. They watch it when they wake up in the morning until they go to sleep at night. If I had the power to eliminate any invention in the world it […]

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Tags: english · school · sister · technology

Sarah as Chargee at Chisholm Elementary in Edmond, Oklahoma

October 10th, 2013 · No Comments

Flashback to May 2010 when Sarah was a 5th grader at Chisholm Elementary in Edmond, Oklahoma. Sarah was chosen to be “Chargee” (the school mascot) at a PTSA pep rally after an all-school fundraiser. I shot some video clips on a camera that we FINALLY (3.5 years later) took the media off the memory card! […]

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Rachel’s “Me” Cube

August 22nd, 2013 · No Comments

Rachel created this “Me Cube” this week in school. These are four of the sides she decorated.

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Tags: littlesister · school

School Homework

August 13th, 2013 · 1 Comment

This is my homework. It is pretty basic. Just drawing cells from the text book. Where are the experiments?

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Tags: littlesister · school · science

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

2nd Grade Celebrates Spanish Music

April 18th, 2013 · No Comments

Cleaning up my laptop hard drive tonight I found this video my wife told me about last year but I’d never seen… I’m so glad it wasn’t deleted! This video shows my 2nd grade daughter’s class celebrating Spanish music listening to Juan Luis Guerra (from the Dominican Republic) while donning sombreros and dancing the conga. […]

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Tags: littlesister · music · 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

3rd Grade Back to School Night

August 23rd, 2012 · No Comments

Here are some photos from “Back to School Night” this evening at Quail Creek Elementary School in Oklahoma City Public Schools. Rachel recorded a short “Narrated Art” message with AudioBoo on my iPhone and described the first piece of artwork shown below. listen to ‘Name Art by Rachel’ on Audioboo I volunteerted tonight to be […]

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Tags: art · littlesister · school

Alexander Answers Questions About His Simple Machine Project with AudioBoo

May 23rd, 2012 · No Comments

In March and April this year Alexander worked on a simple machine project for his 8th grade science class. His design process and the results of his project are documented in the posts, “Draft Design for a Complex Machine to Generate Electricity from Water Power” (26 March 2012) and “Good Things Can Come From Science […]

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Tags: school · science

Good Things Can Come From Science and Engineering Projects in School

April 30th, 2012 · No Comments

(Cross-posted from Moving at the Speed of Creativity) This weekend, my 8th grade son and I worked on a project for his science class he’s been planning for over a month. In March I asked him to record a short podcast we posted over on our family learning blog, “Draft Design for a Complex Machine […]

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Tags: school · science

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

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

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

Crazy for Cupcakes

May 23rd, 2011 · No Comments

This video (just over five minutes long) was Sarah’s final presentation for her 5th grade enrichment class at Chisholm Elementary in Edmond, Oklahoma. She learned more about how cupcakes are made professionally and started a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, selling cupcakes. My apologies the audio is quiet in the middle of this video, […]

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Tags: cooking · school · sister

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

You’ve Got a Friend in Me!

May 4th, 2011 · No Comments

The 5th grade program at Sarah and Rachel’s elementary school is tomorrow, and Shelly and I were able to see the dress rehearsal this morning. This is a clip I took on my new Kodak PlayTouch Camera, of Sarah and Ali singing, “You’ve Got a Friend in Me!” The basic plot of the musical is […]

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Tags: school · sister

1st Grade Back to School Night

February 22nd, 2011 · No Comments

Last week was “back to school night” for primary grades at our elementary school. Rachel took some time to show and explain what she does in class with writing, art, math, and in other subjects in this eight minute video. I edited this with iMovie on my iPhone, but the final video was so big […]

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Tags: littlesister · school

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

Sarah’s Bread and Humidity Experiment

May 12th, 2010 · No Comments

Today was the science fair at our local elementary school, and Sarah shared what she learned about humidity and the science of baking bread. I brought my iPhone and interviewed her (using iPadio) at her exhibit in the cafeteria, and took several photos as well. It took about three minutes to upload this almost-four minute […]

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Tags: school · science · sister

Alexander’s Award Ceremony at Classen SAS today

May 11th, 2010 · No Comments

Alexander received four awards today at Classen SAS in the 6th and 7th grade awards assembly. We were sitting on the second row and I was able to video him receiving his certificates from Mr. Chaffin. He received awards for Beginning Band, Honors Science, Debate, and Social Studies. Alexander also received a certificate for “Most […]

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Burial Practices

March 12th, 2010 · No Comments

This is a project I did for English: Burial Practices We will always remember past kings or great heroes whether they had a great temples or not. The Inca had a very religious burial practices and afterlife. Like the kings of Egypt, important Incas were mummified and typically buried with their rare objects and provisions that would be needed […]

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Fictional Prank War

March 12th, 2010 · No Comments

This is a fictional story I wrote for English using google docs: Prank War It had been an interesting day at school, they had been introducing a couple of new programs. I was now thinking how this would change my day so I fumbled  with my key to open the door. What happened next was […]

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The Voice of Saruman

February 28th, 2010 · No Comments

Here is a english assignment I did: The voice of Saruman is very hard to resist, and if you don’t you’ll soon find yourself agreeing with what he is saying; and thinking that it is very wise. Even though the group is very pronounced with their thoughts and beliefs they still have a hard time […]

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