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Scott McLeod
Scott McLeod, J.D., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership Studies 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, the National School Boards Association, and the Center for Digital Education. Scott blogs regularly about technology leadership issues at Dangerously Irrelevant, Mind Dump, and Education Recoded.

Entries by Scott McLeod

We Need Schools to Be Different

(1) Comments | Posted December 19, 2014 | 4:55 AM

As Clay Shirky has noted, we currently are living through 'the largest expansion in expressive capability in human history.' We no longer live in a world where we passively receive information that is broadcast out to us by large, centralized entities. Instead, we now live within multidirectional conversation spaces...

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Schools, Technology, Test Scores, and the New York Times

(7) Comments | Posted September 8, 2011 | 12:03 PM

Earlier this week The New York Times wondered whether investments in educational technology were worth it since most schools don’t see any concurrent improvement in students’ standardized test scores. That’s not exactly a new isssue but it’s worth examining again. After all, we are talking about large sums of...

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If We Were Really Serious About Educational Technology

(22) Comments | Posted November 26, 2010 | 1:17 PM

If we were really serious about educational technology, we would... [Here are 10 to get you started.]

  • Show students how to edit their privacy settings and use groups in Facebook instead of banning online social networks because they're "dangerous" and/or "frivolous";
  • Teach students to understand and contribute to the...
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What are our Excuses, Again, for not Putting Computers in the Hands of our Children? (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted October 22, 2010 | 1:02 AM

I’ve watched this TED talk by Sugata Mitra several times now. And every time I watch it, my brain keeps asking the same question:

In the world’s richest country - indeed, in all ‘Westernized’ societies - what are our (pitiful?) excuses, again, for not putting computers in the hands of our...

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