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    Archive for August, 2011

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    Virtual shadowing: A Call for volunteers

    To repeat, I’m teaching a fully online course this semester called “Educational Technology for School Leaders.” The course site is almost ready for launch. As part of the course, I’ll be asking the students to “shadow” a school leader who actively uses social media for professional purposes. My hope is that by virtually shadowing a […]

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    Open, online course: Educational technology for school leaders

    This coming semester (Fall 2011), I’ll be teaching a course called Educational Technology for School Leaders. This is a masters- or post-masters-level graduate course. The course is fully online (almost entirely “asynchronous;” there will be webinar-style sessions held at specific times, but “attending” those will not be mandatory and they’ll be recorded/archived/posted for after-the-fact viewing). […]

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    Tightening the narrative around school change

    The stories our leaders tell us matter, probably almost as much as the stories our parents tell us as children, because they orient us to what is, what could be, and what should be; to the worldviews they hold and to the values they hold sacred. In an opinion piece in the New York Times, […]

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    The Missouri “Facebook Law”: A conversation

    Senate Bill 5, also known as The Amy Hestir Student Protection Act, signed into law on July 14 in Missouri, goes into effect on August 28. Among lots of other provisions, the law stipulates that: No teacher shall establish, maintain, or use a work-related internet site unless such site is available to school administrators and the […]

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    Scholarship 2.0: Rethinking “impact factor”

    [NOTE 1: this is a follow-up post to something I wrote that was published in the UCEA Review (warning: pdf) and posted to the UCEA website. That was about how technology affords scholars the opportunity to be public with their work and to disseminate their knowledge more widely. Here, I write about how technology affords us […]

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