New voices - Jim Forde
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.
Over the next week and a half, I will profile eight bloggers that I've
found informative and intriguing. Most represent a leadership
perspective. Most are relatively unknown. All are thinking in deep and
interesting ways and thus deserve to be brought closer to the surface
of the blogosphere.
Today's new voice: Jim Forde, edtechNOT
Jim created the edtechNOT blog nearly two years ago as a companion to the edtechNOT.com web site. Both the blog and the web site are intended to "encourage debate on the merits and pitfalls of using educational technology" in schools and to serve as a counter to the unflagging enthusiasm for all things technological to which we educational technology folks often succumb. Today's quote on the edtechNOT.com web site gives you a flavor of Jim's thinking: If you're ridin' ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it's still there (Will Rogers). Jim is my favorite educational technology contrarian (and I mean this in the kindest sense of the word) and I appreciate his contemplative pauses as we attempt to make sense of the technology-fueled, rapidly-accelerated pace of change that is occurring in our society. Given how long Jim's been blogging and the quality of his thinking, I'm amazed that he's not much better-known in the blogosphere.
Here are a few posts to get you started:
A federal judge ruled that the Trump administration likely violated the reporter's Fifth Amendment rights when it stripped his press credentials earlier this month.
- Acosta will be allowed to return to the White House on Friday.
- The judge described the ruling as narrow, and didn't rule one way or the other on violations of the First Amendment.
- The case is still open, and the administration may choose to appeal the ruling.
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
The definition of a kilogram will now be fixed to Planck's constant, a fundamental part of quantum physics.
- The new definition of a kilogram is based on a physical constant in quantum physics.
- Unlike the current definition of a kilogram, this measurement will never change.
- Scientists also voted to update the definitions of several other measurements in physics.
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