8 random things
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.
I've been tagged by several people to participate in the 8 Random\nThings meme. I usually don't post about personal stuff on this blog, but\ngiven that my last\npost opened me up a bit, here goes...
- Superman : Kryptonite. Me : birthday cake or Dove dark chocolate. \n\n
- I spent four summers working at Camp Nock-A-Mixon, a summer camp for\nwealthy Jewish kids from New York, New Jersey, and Philly, the last three\nsupervising five bunks of 6 to 9year-olds. It was a fantastic experience where\nI learned that even the well-to-do have issues, fell in love with bagels and\nlox, and picked up a little Yiddish. \n\n
- I was the first untenured professor in the University of Minnesota College\nof Education and Human Development to ever win the college's Distinguished\nTeaching Award. I'm pretty proud of that one. \n\n
- I'm the only member of my immediate family that swims more like a rock than\na fish. \n\n
- My three favorite books of all time may be Ender's Game, The Dragonbone\nChair, and Beyond Discipline:\nFrom Compliance to Community (the latter should be required reading for\nevery educator across the globe). I'll read anything I can find by Orson Scott\nCard, Tad Williams, Alfie Kohn, Jonathan Kozol, George R.R. Martin, or Richard\nFlorida. \n\n
- I think The College of William & Mary might the greatest place in the world to spend your undergraduate years.
- I'm a big fan of indoors. Outside has allergies, heat, dirt, bugs, etc. If I were a character on Little House on the Prairie, I'd be the sickly kid in the back room that was the shame of my parents and died at age 7.
- When I was 10 my dad thought it would be cool to buy me a tarantula. I would\nlie awake for hours every night, afraid that if I fell asleep it would get out\nand I would wake up to find it crawling up my chest toward my face.\nAaahhhhh!
Here are\nanother 5 random things if you're interested. Seems like this is a recurring meme. I'll\nlook forward to the next one (4 random things? 10 random things?).\n
A federal judge ruled that the Trump administration likely violated the reporter's Fifth Amendment rights when it stripped his press credentials earlier this month.
- Acosta will be allowed to return to the White House on Friday.
- The judge described the ruling as narrow, and didn't rule one way or the other on violations of the First Amendment.
- The case is still open, and the administration may choose to appeal the ruling.
Progressive America would be half as big, but twice as populated as its conservative twin.
- America's two political tribes have consolidated into 'red' and 'blue' nations, with seemingly irreconcilable differences.
- Perhaps the best way to stop the infighting is to go for a divorce and give the two nations a country each
- Based on the UN's partition plan for Israel/Palestine, this proposal provides territorial contiguity and sea access to both 'red' and 'blue' America
The definition of a kilogram will now be fixed to Planck's constant, a fundamental part of quantum physics.
- The new definition of a kilogram is based on a physical constant in quantum physics.
- Unlike the current definition of a kilogram, this measurement will never change.
- Scientists also voted to update the definitions of several other measurements in physics.
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