12-02 ISTE conference keynote update - The crowd speaks!
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.
Here is the current leaderboard for the ISTE conference keynote crowdsourcing project. Chris Lehmann holds his lead over Jeff Piontek. Gary Stager is climbing the charts.
At the beginning of this project round, I said:\n
The bottom line is that we all can have a voice now. It seems to me that ISTE is trying to make this voting area a closed space - separate from all of the other conversation spaces that we have available to us - and I just don't think that's either logical or feasible.
Sure enough, conversation about this round has been taking place in Twitter and in the edublogosphere:\n
See also a few posts from the last round, the first of which is Vicki Davis' excellent reflection on the whole process:\n
- Crowdsourcing or loudsourcing? \n
- ISTE educational technology conference: Crowdsourcing \n
- The difference between 'crowdsourcing' and being lazy \n
- Give me the ridiculous \n
- Need for radical reboot Dismissing the ISTE keynote \n
- The keynote I'd like to see at ISTE 2010: Vote and share yours \n
I'll try to post a daily update between now and December 15. Have you voted yet?
The stories we tell define history. So who gets the mic in America?
- History is written by lions. But it's also recorded by lambs.
- In order to understand American history, we need to look at the events of the past as more prismatic than the narrative given to us in high school textbooks.
- Including different voices can paint a more full and vibrant portrait of America. Which is why more walks of American life can and should be storytellers.
A glass of juice has as much sugar, ounce for ounce, as a full-calorie soda. And those vitamins do almost nothing.
Quick: think back to childhood (if you've reached the scary clown you've gone too far). What did your parents or guardians give you to keep you quiet? If you're anything like most parents, it was juice. But here's the thing: juice is bad for you.
Orangutans join humans and bees in a very exclusive club
- Orangutan mothers wait to sound a danger alarm to avoid tipping off predators to their location
- It took a couple of researchers crawling around the Sumatran jungle to discover the phenomenon
- This ability may come from a common ancestor
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