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Scott McLeod

Associate Professor of Educational Administration, Iowa State University

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.

Kathy’s basket

Kathy is a teacher. She has a basket. Kathy puts all of her favorite things in her basket and takes it everywhere so that they’re close at hand. Because she’s […]

If you were on Twitter

Dear educator, if you were on Twitter yesterday, you might have found: this awesome reflection about working with a teacher on technology integration; or these resources about ‘learning styles’ and […]

Invisible = irrelevant

It’s 2011. If you’re invisible to the world, aren’t you also irrelevant to the world? I use the Rapportive plugin for Gmail. It’s a pretty powerful little add-on that gives […]

McLeod Reads

There’s a lot of stuff that comes through my Twitter stream. In addition to independent tweets, there also are my posts from here and Mind Dump, my Delicious bookmarks, things that […]

And then we wonder

Here’s a graphic from the new Center on Education and the Workforce report, What’s It Worth? The Economic Value of College Majors, that shows median earnings by undergraduate major. As […]

Backchannel backlash

Electronic ‘backchannels’ at conferences are commonplace these days. But are we ready for teachers who try to incorporate backchannels into their classroom instruction? Earlier this month the New York Times […]

The future of flash cards?

A small startup company called Extrality is working on augmented reality flashcards for phonics. They’re calling them SmashCards. The idea is to embed interactivity into what look like ordinary flashcards, […]