ISTE Leadership Forum

Here are some great resources from the 2012 ISTE Leadership Forum held in Indianapolis. The resources from the conference are hosted on the Leadership Forum Wiki - feel free to browse. 


  • Chris Lehmann's slide deck
  • 7 Habits of Highly Effective Tech-leading Principals
  • Educational Leadership Google Reader bundle
  • Thinkers and Doers
  • Here are some great tweets from the conference. Check them out at #ISTELF12

  • A vision statement shouldn't just be words on a wall. It should take you somewhere.  @web20classroom
  • Kids should be using what they are learning right now; not good enough to say, "You'll need to know this someday." @colonelb
  • Factory, Prison, and Churches are the 3 primary design influences for schools. @misterabrams
  • If you aren't teaching Digital Citizenship in 2012, you are not teaching citizenship @StowPrincipalD
  • Make it all about learning. Let technology permeate. Engage the whole system. @isteconnects
  • When creating a tech vision, impulse is to grab the early adopters. Flip your thinking. Involve the late adopters to minimize fear. @misteradams
  • 3D printing might save your life one day. It's transforming medicine and health care.

    What can 3D printing do for medicine? The "sky is the limit," says Northwell Health researcher Dr. Todd Goldstein.

    Northwell Health
    Sponsored by Northwell Health
    • Medical professionals are currently using 3D printers to create prosthetics and patient-specific organ models that doctors can use to prepare for surgery.
    • Eventually, scientists hope to print patient-specific organs that can be transplanted safely into the human body.
    • Northwell Health, New York State's largest health care provider, is pioneering 3D printing in medicine in three key ways.
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    Beyond Meat announces plan to sell ‘ground beef’ in stores. Shares skyrocket.

    Beyond Beef sizzles and marbleizes just like real beef, Beyond Meat says.

    Culture & Religion
    • Shares of Beyond Meat opened at around $200 on Tuesday morning, falling to nearly $170 by the afternoon.
    • Wall Street analysts remain wary of the stock, which has been on a massive hot streak since its IPO in May.
    • Beyond Meat faces competition from Impossible Foods and, as of this week, Tyson.
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    Thumbs up? Map shows Europe’s hitchhiking landscape

    Average waiting time for hitchhikers in Ireland: Less than 30 minutes. In southern Spain: More than 90 minutes.

    Image: Abel Suyok
    Strange Maps
    • A popular means of transportation from the 1920s to the 1980s, hitchhiking has since fallen in disrepute.
    • However, as this map shows, thumbing a ride still occupies a thriving niche – if at great geographic variance.
    • In some countries and areas, you'll be off the street in no time. In other places, it's much harder to thumb your way from A to B.
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    Can you guess which state has the most psychopaths?

    A recent study used data from the Big Five personality to estimate psychopathy prevalence in the 48 contiguous states and Washington, D.C.

    Surprising Science
    • The study estimated psychopathy prevalence by looking at the prevalence of certain traits in the Big Five model of personality.
    • The District of Columbia had the highest prevalence of psychopathy, compared to other areas.
    • The authors cautioned that their measurements were indirect, and that psychopathy in general is difficult to define precisely.
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