For my first C4T assignment, Dr. Strange assigned me to comment on a blog developed by Dr. Wesley Fryer, a digital learning consultant, author, digital storyteller, educator and change agent. Dr. Fryer is also the author of “Mapping Media to the Common Core” digital literacy framework and ebook “Playing with Media.” All while, he is a fervent advocate for immersed digital learning and student-created digital media projects. He has taught many technology courses at different school, including University of Montana, the University of Central Oklahoma, the University of North Texas, and Wayland Baptist University.
The first post commented on, Dr. Fryer wrote about the fifth graders at Independence Elementary School of Oklahoma, having the opportunity to intractably write on KidBlog. My comment is as follows:
"I enjoyed learning about the 5th grade students participating in KidBlog. As a future teacher, I believe using technology as a learning tool, is so beneficial. In a technology based world, it is so crutial to use technology being that we are surrounded by technology. On a personal level, my late high school is in a Technology Renaissance where every current student has a MacBook for learning reasons. In the past two years, the passing and graduating rates have inclined. As said before, because we are surrounded by technology, it is safe to say that technology is a good thing."For Dr. Fryer's second blog post, Dr. Fryer explained his newly developed way of explaining how to use MacBooks. Dr. Fryer built a website entitled MacBook Maestro. Dr. Fryer has built MacBook Maestro specifically for educators who are required to use MacBooks in their classrooms, that do not have enough time to adapt to the changes of the Mac system.
Dr. Fryer, I truly appreciate the fact that you built a website to help educators learn how to use their MacBooks. For years, I have personally used a PC until I got into the EDM310 class, where I got a MacBook Pro. It took me a few days to adapt to the change, because the Mac system is so different compared to a PC. However, I do adapt quickly to new technology, but I assure you that educators are thankful for your services, in the new website, MacBook Maestro.I thoroughly enjoyed reading both of Dr. Fryer's blog posts! By the way he reacts in his posts, one can truly tell that he is passionate about his work!