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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.
My latest roundup of links and tools…
America is not competitive
A majority of Fortune 1000 executives surveyed give the American pre-college system a failing grade. As Andrew Trotter reports from Education Week’s new Digital Education blog (check it out!), 95% of the survey participants think that the U.S. is in danger of losing its global position because of students’ disinterest in STEM fields. Be sure to check out the other Bayer Facts of Science Education surveys.
Chris Lehmann rocks out
As others have noted, Chris’ presentation at IgnitePhilly is a must-see. Forward on to others using this URL:
This is the kind of passion I strive for on a regular basis. I don’t always get there, but this is my desired goal.
Hot for teacher
Teach students about dating violence
Rhode Island has made school training about dating violence mandatory. This is a fantastic idea. Did you know that 1 in 5 female high school students report being physically and/or sexually abused by a dating partner?
Americans who want Americans to be dumb at math
Jo Boaler has an interesting Education Week article on the ‘anti-knowledge movement.’
This just in: Teenagers like to text message
The New York Times reports that cell phone users send more text messages than make phone calls. Teenagers are the most prolific texters, which of course will impact their communication habits when they hit the workforce.
Wireless school buses
I love this creative thinking in Arkansas about using wireless Internet access to turn long school bus rides into learning opportunities.
WeDo joins MindStorms
Andrew Trotter reports on Lego’s upcoming WeDo kits for schools. Calling all junior robotics engineers!
Two great Campus Technology articles
Hill Street Blues meets K-12
Did you know that over 12,000 K-12 employees in the U.S. had a nonfatal occupational injury in 2006? As , Hey, let’s be careful out there!
My netbook is on its way!
Netbooks are hot, hot, hot! (see, e.g., the articles in GigaOM, ZDNet, and PC Magazine). Between netbooks and smartphones, the mobile Web is well on its way to penetrating every nook and cranny of our lives. This has positive implications for getting a computing device into the hands of every student! I thought it was time to dive into this computing sector and will share pictures of my Dell Inspiron Mini 9 when it arrives later this month. Now all we need is ubiquitous wireless broadband…
The best-selling author tells us his methods.
- James' latest book, The President is Missing, co-written with former President Bill Clinton, is out now.
Pfizer's partnerships strengthen their ability to deliver vaccines in developing countries.
- Pfizer is helping to drive the UN's sustainable development goals through partnerships.
It's the first time the association hasn't hired a comedian in 16 years.
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