DABA: Blogs that deserve a bigger audience
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.
Earlier this year I profiled some 'new voices' in the edublogosphere that I thought deserved more attention.
I am going to try and revive (and rebrand) that idea in 2008. In the coming year, I will attempt each Friday to highlight a blog that I believe deserves a bigger audience (DABA). I will be picking blogs that:
Most of my picks will be education blogs, although I also will throw in other blogs now and then.
In order to make these blogs as accessible and visible as possible, I have created a Google Notebook page that will list all DABA blogs to date (I've included my previous 'new voices' blogs too):
I also have created a feed that will allow you to read and/or subscribe to all of the DABA blogs in one place:
Here's the code if you want to add the DABA blogs as a clip on your web site or a blogroll:
And, finally, I have created a graphic for anyone who wants to post my recognition of their blog (again, this includes my previous 'new voices' blogs):
Like the Weblog Awards, Edublog Awards, and Bloggies, the goal of the DABA initiative is to help publicize some great blogs that have the potential to make bigger contributions (in this case, to K-12 education). Some might call these blogs the 'Z list' or the 'F list.' Whatever you call them, they deserve to be more visible.
Contact me if you know of a blog that might be a good candidate for the DABA list. As always, any other suggestions you have for me are welcome as well. I'll begin next Friday!
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- The EAST reactor was able to heat hydrogen to temperatures exceeding 100 million degrees Celsius.
- Nuclear fusion could someday provide the planet with a virtually limitless supply of clean energy.
- Still, scientists have many other obstacles to pass before fusion technology becomes a viable energy source.
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- 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
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- Those changes come almost entirely from Democrats; Republican members-elect are all white men except for one woman.
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