Make Media Camp (#MakeMediaCamp) is a three day hands-on workshop designed to inspire and equip educators to facilitate student media projects using iPads, chromebooks, and laptops for enriched assessment. Make Media Camps are led by Dr. Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) and Shelly Fryer (@sfryer). Participants should BYOD (bring your own device) to camp and install required apps / extensions / programs in advance. Participating teachers are students in a fully technology integrated classroom for the 3 days of camp, and collaborate with others to create different media projects each day. Day 1 focuses on creating image collages, word clouds, narrated art, visual notes and narrated slideshows. Day 2 is all about creating and safely sharing “quick edit” and green screen videos. Day 3 focuses on interactive writing and creating multimedia eBooks. A Seesaw classroom of student digital learning journals is used by participants throughout Make Media Camp to share media products and support classmates in their learning.

Dates and locations for summer Make Media Camps will be announced soon! Tentative dates/locations are:

  1. Monday, June 25 to Wednesday, June 27, 2018 (Seattle, Washington)
  2. Tuesday, July 10 to Thursday, July 12, 2018 (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)

If you’d like to receive updates as dates, locations and plans for summer 2018 Make Media Camps are finalized, please visit our Updates page and share your contact details.

Make Media Camps are based and built on the successful “iPad Media Camp” professional development model, developed and refined by Wes and Shelly Fryer from 2012 through 2017. Learn more on iPadMediaCamp.com and view all past curricula  on wiki.ipadmediacamp.com.

Make Media Camps are also built around the “Show with Media” digital literacy framework by Dr. Wes Fryer. “What do you want to CREATE today?” Learn more and access resources for the 12 different media projects in the framework on ShowWithMedia.com.

Two other ongoing projects by Wes and Shelly which inform and reflect the pedagogy of Make Media Camps, are:

  1. Inside and Outside Sharing (Part of the Digital Sharing Project @DigiShare)
  2. Design, Create and Share (a digital reinvention of the “The Madeline Hunter Model of Mastery Learning”)

To learn more about Wes and Shelly’s pedagogy and instructional philosophies which relate to digital technology, watch their 6 minute mini-keynote from iPadPalooza in June 2016.