100 principal blogs in 100 days!
Scott McLeod, J.D., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Kentucky. He also is the Founding Director of the UCEA Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education (CASTLE), the nation’s only academic center dedicated to the technology needs of school administrators, and was a co-creator of the wildly popular video series, Did You Know? (Shift Happens). He has received numerous national awards for his technology leadership work, including recognitions from the cable industry, Phi Delta Kappa, and the National School Boards Association. In Spring 2011 he was a Visiting Canterbury Fellow at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. Dr. McLeod blogs regularly about technology leadership issues at Dangerously Irrelevant and Mind Dump, and occasionally at The Huffington Post. He can be reached at scottmcleod.net.
Okay, I'm putting my money where my mouth is...
Starting today, CASTLE is kicking off an initiative to create 100 new principal blogs in 100 days. We're looking for 100 principals who want to try and tap into the communication power of blogs for their school communities. This initiative is intended to complement the work being done at Class Blogmeister. The focus here is on principals, not teachers or students. Participants can come from anywhere on the globe.
We will create and host the blogs for FREE through at least Summer 2007. More information on participant expectations, how to sign up, etc. is on the Principal Blogging Project home page. We are looking for principals who want to experiment with this new communication medium and are willing to post at least once a week.
100 days from now is January 11, 2007. I will periodically post progress updates both here and on the Principal Blogging Project home page.
Please disseminate this post widely. Let's get some principals blogging!
Giving our solar system a "slap in the face."
- A stream of galactic debris is hurtling at us, pulling dark matter along with it
- It's traveling so quickly it's been described as a hurricane of dark matter
- Scientists are excited to set their particle detectors at the onslffaught
The climate change we're witnessing is more dramatic than we might think.
A lazy buzz phrase – 'Is this the new normal?' – has been doing the rounds as extreme climate events have been piling up over the past year. To which the riposte should be: it's worse than that – we're on the road to even more frequent, more extreme events than we saw this year.
Once again, our circadian rhythm points the way.
- Seven individuals were locked inside a windowless, internetless room for 37 days.
- While at rest, they burned 130 more calories at 5 p.m. than at 5 a.m.
- Morning time again shown not to be the best time to eat.
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