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.
Clay Burell has done a masterful job\nof launching and publicizing Students 2.0,\nthe new student group blog. It has been less than a month since the launch\nof Students 2.0 and it already is in the same Technorati\narena as LeaderTalk, EduBlog Insights, The Blue Skunk\nBlog, and other edublogosphere favorites. The Students 2.0 blog\nnotes in its sidebar:
We are students: the ones who come to school every day, raise our hands with\nsafe questions, and keep our heads down. Except, now we have a voice a strong\nvoice to share our ideas through a global network.
A global platform for aggregated K-12 student voice? I love it!\n
Clay's got his work cut out for him. As I've learned with\nLeaderTalk, sustaining initial momentum and enthusiasm can be\ndifficult. Also, I think he needs more authors (maybe Sylvia Martinez and others can help?) and\nhe's going to have start thinking about a succession plan. Who will replace\nthese students when they graduate? Will we follow this initial group of bloggers\ninto postsecondary education (Higher\nEd 2.0?) and beyond? The challenges are both daunting and\nfascinating.
Clay, I hope you're at NECC this year so I can\nshake your hand. Nice work! Kudos also to the students. They are off to a great\nstart. May their voices become numerous and powerful...
New research links urban planning and political polarization.
- Canadian researchers find that excessive reliance on cars changes political views.
- Decades of car-centric urban planning normalized unsustainable lifestyles.
- People who prefer personal comfort elect politicians who represent such views.
Progressive America would be half as big, but twice as populated as its conservative twin.
- Why can't we have a human-sized cat tree?
- What would happen if you got a spoonful of a neutron star?
- Why do we insist on dividing our wonderfully complex selves into boring little boxes
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