More guest bloggers

I'm pleased to announce several more guest bloggers. Dr. David Quinn, Assistant Professor at the University of Florida, will be a guest blogger next week. He will be followed by...


  • Dr. Jon Becker, week of October 2. Jon is an Assistant Professor at Hofstra University and is another of the very few educational leadership faculty members that really gets this technology stuff.
  • Marion Ginopolis, week of October 9. Marion is the former director of the Michigan Gates project and is now leading the MI-LIFE project, a Microsoft Partners in Learning initiative.
  • Want to be a guest blogger? Here are the guidelines I give folks:

    • At least one post a day for five days
  • You have to post about K-12 tech leadership and/or ed leadership preparation
  • You have to add commentary / opinions (i.e., don't just share resources / upcoming events)
  • If this interests you, get in touch!

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    Malcolm Gladwell teaches "Get over yourself and get to work" for Big Think Edge.

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    Videos
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    • Spinning discs are the result of two things: The force of gravity and a phenomenon in physics called the conservation of angular momentum.
    • Gravity brings matter together; the closer the matter gets, the more it accelerates – much like an ice skater who spins faster and faster the closer their arms get to their body. Then, this spinning cloud collapses due to up and down and diagonal collisions that cancel each other out until the only motion they have in common is the spin – and voila: A flat disc.

    This is the best (and simplest) world map of religions

    Both panoramic and detailed, this infographic manages to show both the size and distribution of world religions.

    (c) CLO / Carrie Osgood
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    • At a glance, this map shows both the size and distribution of world religions.
    • See how religions mix at both national and regional level.
    • There's one country in the Americas without a Christian majority – which?
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