Please vote for the ISTE 2010 conference keynote!
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.
The top 5 topics were as follows (in order):
This image shows how many votes each topic received:
ISTE has asked us not to campaign for speakers (see highlighted section below):
I understand what ISTE is trying to do, but I think that there's an awfully fine line between campaigning and explaining. For example, if I say on this blog that I think Chris Lehmann would be a phenomenal speaker for the leadership topic - and that I hope voters give him all 3 of their votes - is that campaigning or explaining? If I say on Twitter that the voting for ISTE keynote speakers is now live and that I voted for Chris, is that campaigning or explaining?
If I elucidate further in the comments area why Chris would be a great keynote presenter, is that campaigning or explaining?
The bottom line is that we all can have a voice now. It seems to me that ISTE is trying to make this voting area a closed space - separate from all of the other conversation spaces that we have available to us - and I just don't think that's either logical or feasible. Nonetheless, in deference to ISTE's wishes, I'll put away all of the cool electronic campaign buttons for Chris that CASTLE's technology director, Laura Bestler, made over the past two weeks [sigh] (if you'd like to see them, drop me an e-mail). I am happy that ISTE's trying this experiment; it will be interesting to see how it all plays out.
So please go vote for your choice(s) for ISTE 2010 conference keynote speaker. If you don't see the name you want, make sure you're in the right forum and then add him or her to the list. Happy voting!
Giving our solar system a "slap in the face"
- A stream of galactic debris is hurtling at us, pulling dark matter along with it
- It's traveling so quickly it's been described as a hurricane of dark matter
- Scientists are excited to set their particle detectors at the onslffaught
The climate change we're witnessing is more dramatic than we might think.
A lazy buzz phrase – 'Is this the new normal?' – has been doing the rounds as extreme climate events have been piling up over the past year. To which the riposte should be: it's worse than that – we're on the road to even more frequent, more extreme events than we saw this year.
Once again, our circadian rhythm points the way.
- Seven individuals were locked inside a windowless, internetless room for 37 days.
- While at rest, they burned 130 more calories at 5 p.m. than at 5 a.m.
- Morning time again shown not to be the best time to eat.
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