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CJW, April 27, 2010 1:37 PM

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Scott McLeod Ph.D. Talks Learning To Largest Teacher Union About How The Status Quo In Schools Is Over - Disruptive Innovation Is Already Here

In this powerful presentation to teachers, Scott McLeod, J.D. & Ph.D. shows us how and why schools and teaching are about to be transformed radically from disruptive technology, and it's a better idea to be on the side of change than to be caught with our heads in the sand.

McLeod races through this compelling and lively chat, and even though it runs about twenty minutes, it flies (most slides are only second or two) -  but if you are really crunched, start about #65 but we recommend the background before it.

Sprinkled with frequent laughter by teachers, McLeod presents his points --many which have serious change implications for the entire educational system, as well as for teachers AND unions - as a wake-up call.

The one thing that felt strange and at the same time was consistent with his message was there was no iPad in his tech call-outs since this talk was given in December (at a NEA event - the largest teachers union - National Education Association).  Imagine how transformative the iPad will be to education - who even imagined?!

We recommend listening to this chat.  What do you think?

Here is the link - you need Adobe to watch/hear:


Scott McLeod, J.D., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Educational Administration program at Iowa State University. He also is the Director of the UCEA Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education (CASTLE), dedicated to the technology needs of school administrators, authors a blog Dangerously Irrelevant, and was a co-creator of the popular video, Did You Know? (Shift Happens).
We spend the first twelve months of our children's lives teaching them to walk and talk, and the next twelve years telling them to sit down and shut up.
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