I'm too busy...
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.
For the past few months, I have played around the edge of the new
philosophers. I have been reading their blogs, listening to the podcasts,
reading the books they recommend, joining their Ustreams, and even observing the
Twitter conversations about everything from baseball to new uses of technology.
I have been an observer and an active participant. . . .
I wish I could Twitter and Plurk all day too.
I wish I could research
blogs and contribute to the online conversation like they do.
I wish I could
Ustream and connect with this global philosophy shift in live streaming.
wish I could participate in their witty and fun conversations and travel tips
they share all day and night.
I wish I could get online and ask for
participants from your district because mine...well..they gave up on listening to
me months ago because I am "too far out there".
I wish I could read all those
books you all talk about and listen to those podcasts while I get ready to take
on a new day.
But I can't. I have to work.
To which I
[Y]ou know what?, I have a job too. I'm director of a national center, a
postsecondary instructor / researcher, and coordinator of the Educational
Leadership program at a major research university. Like most of us, I'm
unbelievably busy. And, yet, I find time to do some of this stuff also because
So we have to recognize the time challenges that people face. But we can't go
around saying that the issues are insurmountable because they're not and because
if we believe that then our K-12 teachers (and postsecondary instructors) get a
free pass to ignore the societal revolution that's swirling around
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The controversy around the Torah codes gets a new life.
- Mathematicians claim to see a predictive pattern in the ancient Torah texts.
- The code is revealed by a method found with special computer software.
- Some events described by reading the code took place after the code was written.
The controversy over whether Jesus had any siblings is reignited after an amazing new discovery of an ancient text.
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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