Class with Doctor FryerNov 25, 2023
Reflections on Hernan Cortes, the Aztecs, and Mars Colonization
Today in this podcast (which is also a blog post and video) I discuss a podcast episode titled, “The Fall of the Aztecs: The Adventure Begins (Part 1)” on “The Rest is History,” by historians Tom Holland and Dominic Sandbrook. I’m excited to share about this podcast and topics it references for several reasons. First, I’m a real history geek, particularly fascinated by the history of the “encounter of cultures” in the Americas in the 1500s, the “Age of Exploration,” the “conquest of the Americas,” or whatever terms you choose to use to describe the dramatic and destructive introduction of the values of European colonialism into the Western hemisphere of our planet. These topics are also relevant as humanity ponders the idea of becoming a multi-planetary species in the coming decade, and the ways we will behave as we "colonize" another new world.
End of Course Evaluations (Jan 2023)
1. What were the best parts of this class?
2. How could this class be even better?
Middle School Robotics Course Design
First HAM Radio Club Meeting
Carnegie Mellon Robotics Workshop Reflection: Part 1
Tips & Tricks with Book Creator (Feb 2022)
Responding to: "There Can’t Be Just One True Religion"
This is an audio recording of our Sunday School class lesson, "Responding to 'There Can’t Be Just One True Religion'" from March 14, 2021. A video version is also available on YouTube, and linked from our class recordings and resources webpage.) We started a new book study today using Timothy Keller's 2008 (revised in 2018) book, "The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism," and today highlighted Chapter 1. Our focus Bible verses for today were John 10:1-10, from both the NIV and MSG versions.
Our class is taught by Dr. Wesley Fryer. Slides for today's lesson are available. This recording, these slides, and additional class recordings as well as resources are available on: followjesus.wesfryer.com/classes. Learn more about the Christian theology and background of our class teacher and presenter, Dr. Wesley Fryer, on: www.wesfryer.com/theology/. Follow Dr. Wesley Fryer's Christian Twitter channel on: twitter.com/pocketshare.
Ash Wednesday Meditation from February 2015
This is a recording of the Ash Wednesday sermon (or meditation) shared by me (Dr. Wesley Fryer) at First Presbyterian Church of Edmond, Oklahoma. At that time, I was serving as an elder in our church, and our pastor, Mateen Elass, gave me the opportunity to share the message at this special, mid-week service. The Bible verses I used for this meditation were Isaiah 58:1-12, and this audio was originally shared on my Christian blog.
Additional information about my Christian beliefs, theology, and the only spaces where I share Bible Verses as well as other ideas related to following Jesus Christ is available on wesfryer.com/theology.
“Faith and Questioning: The Bethlehem Star” (Dec 2020)
This is a recording of our Sunday School class lesson, ““Faith and Questioning: The Bethlehem Star” (part 2 of 2) from December 27, 2020. Our class is taught by Dr. Wesley Fryer. Slides for today's lesson are available. This recording, these slides, and additional class recordings as well as resources are available on: followjesus.wesfryer.com/classes
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August 2020 Back to School Reflections
“The Origins of the Universe” - Free Will & Quantum Mechanics
This is a recording of a lesson shared by Dr. Wes Fryer at Friday Morning Men's Group at First Presbyterian Church of Edmond, Oklahoma, on July 10, 2020. The topic was Chapter 3:“The Origins of the Universe," from "The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief" by Francis Collins. The lesson focused on Genesis 1:1-5 and discussions about "Free Will & Quantum Mechanics." Slides from the lesson are available. These slides and additional resources for Wes' Sunday School class, "Curiosity and Questions: Jesus and Science" are available on: https://followjesus.wesfryer.com Follow Wes Fryer on Twitter: @pocketshare and @wfryer. Check out Wes' book, "Pocket Share Jesus: Be a Digital Witness for Christ" on pocketshare.pressbooks.com.
Genetic Editing and BioEthics (3 July 2020)
A recording of a lesson on "Genetic Editing and BioEthics" shared by Dr. Wesley Fryer at the July 3, 2020, 'virtual' gathering of the Friday Morning Men's Group at First Presbyterian Church of Edmond, Oklahoma. An updated version of a lesson shared on August 25, 2019, for the adult Sunday School Class, "Curiosity and Questions: Jesus and Science." Linked slides from this session are available. More class resources (including related and recommended books, videos, articles and more) are available on: followjesus.wesfryer.com
More Than Meets the Eye: Chapter 11: “Time, Space and Light”
A recording of our Sunday School class from May 31, 2020, focusing on Chapter 11 of Dr. Richard Swenson's book, "More Than Meets The Eye: Fascinating Glimpses of God's Power and Design." The chapter is titled, "Time, Space and Light." This lesson was taught by Dr. Wesley Fryer. Lesson slides are available via Google Slides. A recorded video version is also available on YouTube. Learn more about this class and access additional resources on followjesus.wesfryer.com.
Zoom 101 for Small Group Leaders
This is a recording of a virtual webinar shared by Dr. Wes Fryer for Sunday School and small group leaders at First Presbyterian Church of Edmond, Oklahoma. Slides shared during this presentation are available, along with the recorded video version of this workshop shared on YouTube. In addition to these links be sure to check out:
More Than Meets the Eye:The Cell, Genes, DNA & Coronavirus (Part 1)
This is a recording of Dr. Wesley Fryer's Sunday School lesson on April 5, 2020, for our class, "Curiosity and Questions: Jesus and Science." We are continuing our study of Dr. Richard Swenson's book, "More Than Meets The Eye: Fascinating Glimpses of God's Power and Design," and this week highlighted Chapter 5 which is titled, "Cell, Genes, and DNA." The slides for this presentation are available along with a video version of this recorded presentation on followjesus.wesfryer.com/media. The video we watched in class has been removed from the recorded video and this audio-only recording. Check it out on YouTube: "Your Body's Molecular Machines" (6 min, 20 sec) by Derek Muller (@veritasium). We were not able to get to the neo-coronavirus slides and video in this presentation, so those were postponed until our next class on April 12th.
Tips and Strategies for Remote Learning (23 March 2020)
Comparing and Understanding Google Classroom and Seesaw
This episode of Class with Doctor Fryer features a recording of an interactive workshop and webinar shared with teachers at Casady School on March 31, 2020. We focused on understanding similarities and differences between Seesaw and Google Classroom, and specifically dove into creating assignments in Google Classroom. Slides shared / used in the first portion of this presentation are available.
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Jesus and Science: The Brain and Nervous System - Part 2
This is a recording of the lesson portion of our adult Sunday School class on March 29, 2020. The title of today's lesson was, "More Than Meets the Eye:'The Brain and Nervous System - Part 2." Our focus Bible verse today was Romans 8:8-11. We are continuing to read and study Dr. Richard Swenson's 2000 book, "More Than Meets The Eye: Fascinating Glimpses of God's Power and Design" in our Sunday School class, "Curiosity and Questions: Faith and Science" at First Presbyterian Church of Edmond, Oklahoma. Slides for today's lesson are available. These and other resources related to our class are shared publicly on: followjesus.wesfryer.com
Protecting Yourself and Your Family Online (March 2020)
This is a recording of a webinar shared by Dr. Wesley Fryer on March 26, 2020. Description: As we live more of our lives online via Internet-powered websites and apps, unfortunately cybercrime and malicious software programs continue to proliferate. In this 60 minute, interactive webinar, Dr. Wes Fryer will share a variety of tools and strategies to protect yourself and your family online. These will include the use of a password manager, multi-factor authentication, password auditing programs to identify compromised and weak passwords, and more. If you're doing anything online today, and have any usernames and passwords, you need to follow the 'best practices' we'll highlight in this webinar. Access the video version of this webinar, and other archived webinars by Dr. Fryer, on www.designcreateshare.com. Follow Wesley Fryer on Twitter @wfryer.
Family Oral History Projects
This podcast features a recording of a webinar from March 19, 2020, shared by Dr. Wesley Fryer titled, "Family Oral History Projects." The official description was, "As parents, children, and teachers are staying at home practicing "social distancing," it's a perfect time to create family oral history projects! In this 60 minute, interactive webinar, Dr. Wes Fryer will share a variety of tools and strategies to conduct oral history interviews and create oral history digital stories which can be shared with your family and the world. Attendee Limit: 150. Register FREE for GoToMeeting connection details."
More Than Meets the Eye: “The Brain and Nervous System”
This is a recording of our online Sunday School class "Curiosity and Questions - Jesus and Science" on March 15, 2020. We discussed and highlighted Chapter 4 of Dr. Richard Swenson's book, "More Than Meets The Eye: Fascinating Glimpses of God's Power and Design." Slides for our lesson are available. Our "big question" for today was, "How can more scientific insights into our human brains inform our faith?" We read Psalm 105 as our focus Bible verses of the day. The two videos we watched together and discussed were:
- Brain 101 by National Geographic
- Jason Silva on Sleep from the National Geographic series, "Brain Games"
All resources for our Sunday School class, "Curiosity and Questions: Jesus and Science" are available on: https://followjesus.wesfryer.com Contact Dr. Wesley Fryer on Twitter (@wfryer) or his electronic contact form.
Reflections on our #CUDenverLSI Design Sprint
Origins of the Universe: Free Will and Quantum Mechanics
This is an edited audio recording of Dr. Wesley Fryer's Sunday School lesson on October 6, 2019 at First Presbyterian Church in Edmond, Oklahoma, in the adult class "Curiosity and Questions: Jesus and Science." In this class, we discussed and analyzed Chapter 3 of Francis Collins' book, "The Language of God," which is titled, "The Origins of the Universe." Our focus verse for the day was Genesis 1:1-5, read from the King James Version and The Message. A video version of this recording which includes synchronized presentation slides, along with additional information and resources from this class, is available on: followjesus.wesfryer.com Follow Wes Fryer on Twitter: @pocketshare and @wfryer.
What Social Media and News Apps Do You Use?
Takeaways from September 14, 2019 podcasting conference in Oklahoma City hosted by Storychasers
Discussing Disinformation with @wegotwits at #digiURI
Thoughts on Deep Work, Blogging and Social Media in Advance of #DigiURI
Reflecting on 2018-19
Welcome to Class with Dr. Fryer
Welcome to a new podcast channel from Dr. Wesley Fryer (@wfryer). This is an online space where I share reflections, resources, assignments and ideas related to workshops and classes I'm teaching or will be teaching in upcoming months. Whether or not you're a participant or student in my classes, you're welcome to join in the learning here. You can follow my primary professional blog, "Moving at the Speed of Creativity," on speedofcreativity.org. Also check out the weekly webshow and podcast I co-host with Jason Neiffer, "The EdTech Situation Room," on edtechSR.com (@edtechSR).
As soon as various podcast index websites register this channel, hopefully you'll be able to listen to the latest episode by asking your smart assistant, "Play the latest episode of Class with Dr. Fryer!"