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  • Good morning. My name is Dr. Scott McLeod, assistant professor of educational administration at the University of Minnesota. I’m also the Director of CASTLE, the only university center in the country dedicated to the technology leadership needs of school administrators.
  • Our World Today

    1. 1. Our world today Dr. Scott McLeod Director, CASTLE May 9, 2007
    2. 3. Technology is changing us <ul><li>This is about our way of life. An historical analog would be the Industrial Revolution, but compressed into 15 years - not played out over a century. Hang on - this will be quite a ride. </li></ul><ul><li>- Joseph S. Kraemer </li></ul>
    3. 15. Importance of creativity <ul><li>Daniel Pink, A Whole New Mind </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can someone overseas do it cheaper? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can a computer do it faster? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is what I’m offering in demand in an age of abundance? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Relationships, collaboration, creativity, innovation, problem-solving, pattern detection, synthesizing, adding value </li></ul>
    4. 16. Rise of the Creative Class
    5. 18. The Partnership for 21st Century Skills
    6. 19. Are schools focusing on the right things? <ul><li>No generation in history has ever been so thoroughly prepared for the industrial age. </li></ul><ul><li> - David Warlick </li></ul>
    7. 20. Revolution <ul><li>Web 1.0 v. Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Putting the power in the hand of the users </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creativity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disintermediation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reach </li></ul></ul>
    8. 21. Web 2.0 A quick tour <ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts ( audio , video ) </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube ( online video ) </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr (online photo) </li></ul><ul><li>Delicious (social bookmarking) </li></ul><ul><li>Digg </li></ul><ul><li>Mashups (e.g., Google Maps) </li></ul><ul><li>MySpace & Facebook (social networking) </li></ul><ul><li>MMORPGs </li></ul><ul><li>Video game mods </li></ul>
    9. 23. Stranglehold
    10. 24. Web 2.0 <ul><li>Interconnected </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>Personalized </li></ul><ul><li>Autonomous </li></ul><ul><li>Freewheeling </li></ul><ul><li>Empowering </li></ul>
    11. 28. Are schools teaching the right things? <ul><li>While we teach whatever we teach at school, the kids go home and learn the skills they need to survive and prosper in an interconnected global economy. </li></ul><ul><li> - Clarence Fisher </li></ul>
    12. 29. Irrelevance <ul><li>Our intelligence tends to produce technological and social change at a rate faster than our institutions and emotions can cope with. . . . </li></ul><ul><li>- Gwynne Dyer </li></ul>
    13. 31. Digital natives, immigrants, & refugees <ul><li>http://www.speedofcreativity.org/2006/10/21/beyond-the-digital-native-immigrant-dichotomy/ </li></ul>
    14. 32. We need to somehow change faster <ul><li>No one jumps a 20 foot chasm in two </li></ul><ul><li>10 foot jumps. – Miguel Guhlin </li></ul>Credits : http://tinyurl.com/2urbsm and http://tinyurl.com/37em64 (see Guhlin comment)
    15. 33. What we need <ul><li>leadership </li></ul><ul><li>v. </li></ul><ul><li>management </li></ul>
    16. 34. What we need <ul><li>anticipatory </li></ul><ul><li>v. </li></ul><ul><li>reactionary </li></ul>
    17. 35. What we need <ul><li>future-oriented </li></ul><ul><li>v. </li></ul><ul><li>compliance-oriented </li></ul>
    18. 37. Thank you! <ul><li>Dr. Scott McLeod </li></ul><ul><li>Director, CASTLE </li></ul><ul><li>University of Minnesota </li></ul><ul><li>www.schooltechleadership.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.dangerouslyirrelevant.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.scottmcleod.net/metronet </li></ul>

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