Thank you, Karl Fisch
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.
This semester I taught the College's School and Society class to our
preservice teachers. This foundations course acquaints students with the
historical, philosophical, sociological, and political aspects of K-12
education. I took the opportunity in our next-to-last class to talk about
educating elementary and secondary students for their future. In their end-of-course reflections, a
number of my students commented about Karl's
- What impacted me the most throughout the entire semester was the
seven-minute clip we watched last week called Did You Know?
times, and I can not help but be amazed. I have showed it to many of my friends
and everyone gives the same reaction. I keep asking myself as a math teacher,
"How can I best prepare my students for their futures?"
several friends and posted it on both my Facebook and MySpace pages.
I also received a number of comments such as the following:
- After [Scott's December 5 lecture], I got into my friend's car and
couldn't stop raving about the lecture I had just received. It was one of the
best lectures I have ever been to in my college career.
Bottom line: the message about 'School 2.0' resonates with future teachers.
They use technology, they understand the potential. Let's try not to let reality
disappoint them too much as they enter the K-12 workforce?
Thanks, Karl, for a wonderful resource for the rest of us. When
I said we should be making resources that make a difference, this is exactly
the kind of thing I meant.
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