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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

Yesterday I attended a session at TIES (the Minnesota state educational technology conference) by Keith Krueger, CEO of CoSN. Keith presented some findings from a report on Hot Technologies innK-12 […]
A few random thoughts that have traveled through my brain today… Next week I am giving two presentations at the Minnesota educational technology (TIES) conference. One is on administrator blogging. […]
What if every federal and state politician, principal. and school board member was required to visit a school like the School of the Future in Philadelphia, or an after-school program […]
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Yesterday I posted about some folks for whom I’m thankful. I have a few others to add that are a little more local. In addition to those I mentioned yesterday, […]
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Although this quote from Worldchanging doesn’t pertain directly to education or educational technology, I thought it was pretty relevant to what we’re trying to make happen in the next few […]
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It’s important to acknowledge when you have made a mistake. I made one that I definitely should have caught – as an attorney, I’m a little embarrassed about this one. […]