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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.
Random musings. Half-finished (and quite possibly half-baked) thoughts.
Things that have caught my eye...
Helpful school guidelines
Ewan McIntosh kindly shares
East Lothian's self-publishing and social media
guidelinesfor students and for staff:
Commas rule. Comma rules.
quite partial to Rule 1. These are
great for teachers looking for examples of interesting and effective pedagogical
uses of technology. Thanks for the link, Global
Regarding teacher dress codes, Miss
Profe asks, "Would we take a trial attorney seriously if he came to court
dressed in a Hawaiian print shirt and board shorts? Or a hoochie skirt and
There's a battle raging over the Madison (WI) school district's decision
to turn down $2 million in Reading First money:
guns pound Schemo
Despite concerns about media immersion (television, music, Internet, etc.),
reading like never before.
Remember the Celestine Prophecy?
Check out David Truss' Web2.0 Prophecy.
We need a plan. We really do.
Higgins nicely extendsmy contrarian
post regarding Web 2.0. Thanks, Patrick!
for New York's state test don't measure up. There's probably a lawsuit in
there somewhere. The last two paragraphs of the story are spot-on.
Have I mentioned that I like Seth Godin?!
- Better start buying your [school
district]sucks domainsnow! (be sure to click through to read the
various domain names that were bought)
are monopolies(almost). Ouch.
refugeesreally just fear
a big gap between good and great.
Have a great weekend, everyone!
Journaling can help you materialize your ambitions.
- Organizing your thoughts can help you plan and achieve goals that might otherwise seen unobtainable.
- The Bullet Journal method, in particular, can reduce clutter in your life by helping you visualize your future.
- One way to view your journal might be less of a narrative and more of a timeline of decisions.
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
New research links urban planning and political polarization.
- Canadian researchers find that excessive reliance on cars changes political views.
- Decades of car-centric urban planning normalized unsustainable lifestyles.
- People who prefer personal comfort elect politicians who represent such views.
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