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Scott McLeod
Works at Prairie Lakes AEA
Attended College of William & Mary
Lives in Ames, IA
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  • College of William & Mary
    B.A., History, Secondary Education, 1990; M.Ed., Educational Administration, 1992
  • University of Iowa
    J.D., Law, 1998; Ph.D., Educational Administration, 2000
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500 NE 6th Street P.O. Box 802 Pocahontas, IA 50574
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Director of Innovation. Founding Director, CASTLE. Blogger. Idea generator. Solution builder. Agitator. Catalyst. “If the leaders don’t get it, it’s not going to happen.”
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Scott McLeod, J.D., Ph.D., is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts on K-12 school technology leadership issues. Dr. McLeod currently serves as the Director of Innovation for Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency in Iowa. 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. In 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. He also is the co-editor of the book, What School Leaders Need to Know About Digital Technologies and Social Media.
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school technology leadership, educational leadership, technology integration, social media, school law
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  • Prairie Lakes AEA
    Director of Innovation, present
  • University of Kentucky
    Associate Professor & Founding Director, CASTLE
  • Iowa State University
    Associate Professor & Founding Director, CASTLE
  • University of Minnesota
    Assistant Professor & Founding Director, CASTLE
  • University of Cincinnati
    Assistant Professor
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Ames, IA
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Minneapolis, MN - Cincinnati, OH - Iowa City, IA - Charlotte, NC - Williamsburg, VA - Reston, VA - Roanoke, VA - Austin, TX - Annandale, VA - Arlington, VA

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Thanks for the awesome contribution, Rodney. I like #1 in particular!
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Love your list, Steve! Thanks for participating!
Responding to Scott McLeod challenge. When it comes to education, I say we have to stop pretending… That it's OK for the majority of students to leave high school believing they are not good learners;; That it is OK to believe anything less than in the inherent worth and value of every child; ...
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Any time I implement a collaborative project, there are way more ideas swirling around in my head than we can actually pull off.  This year, our Flipgrid Black History Project has gone through so m...
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An inner city high school. 95% of the student population receives free or reduced lunch. A dozen amazing students and an inspiring teacher. And a donor that promises to help them achieve a trip of a lifetime. But with just weeks to go (and after months of fundraising), the donor backs out…

Read their story, see their travel itinerary and learning objectives, and contribute anything you can. And please spread the word through all of your social media channels. Can we help this English teacher in Milwaukee and her incredible students achieve their dream? 
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How do you use video in your classroom? The YouTube EDU team is looking for some quick feedback... Thanks!
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Not necessarily a tech-enabled event but sharing about your 2nd graders' participation could make it so!
Join us in the Shower Strike by adding your name and information to the Google Form below. Children in Africa lose more than 400 million...
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For those teachers who are interested in tapping into students' Minecraft interests for educational purposes... 

https://prodev.aeapdonline.org/4DCGI/22026399991601INV&True

Some additional resources at:

http://minecrafteduclassroom.weebly.com
NOTE: This course may count toward the STEM Endorsement and/or graduate electives at Grandview or Drake. Please contact an advisor from Grandview or Drake for further information. Special Note: This course is being offered by AEA PD Online, a joint initiative by all of Iowa's Area Education ...
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Put your Chromebooks to work!  :)
The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators. Site contains a Software Reviews Database, articles from Technology &amp; Learning Magazine, articles from Educators in Educators&#39; eZine, Event and Contest listings, Reader suggested Web sites, and weekly news updates on education technology leaders." /><meta id="MetaKeywords" name="KEYWORDS" content="tech, tech and learning, technology management, classroom technology,...
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It's time for the Google Science Fair! (the date 2014 is wrong but the site is correct for 2015!)
Google Science Fair is a global online competition open to students from 13 to 18 years old. What do you want to change?
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[This is open to everyone, not just schools in our region]

Every day AWESOME things happen in your schools. Are you telling the world?

Is your school using social media to best effect? Are you learning from other school leaders about how to amplify your message and share your stories? Are your communication platforms enhancing your institutional branding, educating policymakers, and building community enthusiasm for future initiatives?

Maybe it's time to join our School Visibility Initiative!
[This is open to everyone, not just schools in our region!] Every day AWESOME things happen in your schools. Are you telling the world? Is your school using social media to best effect? Are you learning from other school leaders about how to amplify your message and share your stories?
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From +Tony Vincent
You don’t have to live with Apple TV’s default settings! I’d like to recommend some tweaks to make Apple TV more classroom friendly. These adjustments include hiding previews and icons on the Home screen, preventing screen hijacking, using the screen saver as a digital bulletin board, and other handy tips.
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