NECC 2008 - See you next year!
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.
Dean Shareski's a sharp cookie, Carolyn Foote's my savior, Miguel Guhlin's a beach bum, and Doug Johnson's a curmudgeon. David Jakes is under the bus, Cheryl Oakes likes cobbler, and Jon Becker likes waffles. Sylvia Martinez is a rock star, and Jeff Utecht is ... hey, where's Jeff? Darren Draper's on the A list and I proudly hung with some guys on the D list. I tell you, NECC 2008 was smokin' hot!
A shout out to ALL my new Edubloggercon / NECC Unplugged / Blogger's Cafe / San Antone peeps! Pry those iPhones from the Tweetin' fingers of Wes Fryer and Chris Lehmann. Surgically remove the webcams from Lisa Parisi and Steve Dembo. Tell Konrad Glogowski to quit his TV repair business. Y'all get some rest 'cause next year we'll be in my hometown, the nation's capital er, capitol um, das kapital oh, you know, that place where I'm Just A Bill was filmed.\n
Remember the Alamo! (if you can after all those prickly pear margaritas)\n
A few more pictures from my NECC Flickr set\n
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