Improving Reading, Writing and Critical Thinking Skills with Media

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Description: Interested in helping students become better readers, writers, and critical thinkers? We need to "play with media" to become more effective communicators and improve our media literacy skills as both learners and citizens. As you learn to play with digital text, images, audio and video, you will communicate more creatively and flexibly with a wider variety of options. Author and educator Wesley Fryer will inspire and empower you, as a creative person, to expand your personal senses of digital literacy and digital agency as a multimedia communicator! Learn more, order Wesley's eBook, and access session resources on

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Blackfoot Educational Technology Conference (7 Aug 2012)

Playing with Media

Presentation for The Kansas City Professional Development Council Conference: 3 March 2012

Presentation for Educators in Yukon Public Schools: 16 Jan 2012

Presentation for Educators at OTA / EncycloMedia: 7 Feb 2012

Referenced "narrated slideshow" from February 7, 2012, at OTA/EncycloMedia: Ejyafjallajokull: Our 6th Grace Science Volcano Project

An audio podcast recording of this session is available from January 16, 2012.

Presentation on at the Innovative Learning Institute in Norman, OK: 10 November 2011

An audio recording of this session is also available.