Shelly has a fantastic web page with valuable information, What a great resource she has become for educators everywhere. She has done a wonderful job of listing apps to refer to. Not only are these apps for her students to utilize, but also so teachers can become tech friendly and be able to pass along that knowledge to the students. You can tell Shelley is dedicated to her kids and is willing to cater to the individuals needs.Shelley has done a phenomenal job of documenting her classes and the progress while also keeping her own site up to date.
One thing I really enjoyed most from Mrs. Fryers was her movement towards having a place to share student creations and documents. Something that is accessible in and outside of the classroom. The class website is awesome it provides so much flexibility and is interactive for all. The website contains the class radio show, individual blogs, and has multiple links to their YouTube site.
Students can make individual pages and post projects into their blogs. I enjoy this aspect of the website because students are able to communicate their feelings of what they have learned and also engage in each other's posts through comments.
The class radio show is made entirely by the kids. They are composed of short broadcast of the students discuss things they have learned that day, or what they enjoyed about their lesson. I liked this because it makes them verbally communicate what they have learned but also gives the students a voice. An opportunity to be heard.
Shelly also utilizes other platforms such as Flickr where she uploads photos of the class while they are doing projects. One of the valuable apps she uses is seesaw which is a lot like the class website just made specifically for iPads.
In a world that is controlled so heavily by technology it's important for teachers and students to be engaging and taking advantage of the technology that surrounds us. Overall I think Shelly fryer conveys the message that getting to know what your students like will best determine their level of engagement. She states on her website that kids won't download apps where they can create if they aren't encouraged to do so. But once they do it unlocks a whole new level to learning. I really enjoyed learning from Shelly and seeing how she is impacting lives. I will be looking forward to Mr. & Mrs. Fryers collaborative book called "Inside and Outside Sharing."