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George Couros: Connected Principals Should Be 'Learner Leaders'

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Published on Jul 26, 2012

In this video, innovative Canadian principal George Couros is interviewed by author, professor and internet pioneer Howard Rheingold. Rheingold's introduction to the video: "By encouraging administrators to become learner-leaders, to use social media connect with each other, share best practices and experiment, Canadian school principal George Couros is leading by example, exhortation, and instigation the people who are supposed to be leading our schools into the future. He created and regularly contributes to a website that serves as an online gathering place for school principals, www.connectedprincipals.com, and has blogged in detail at georgecouros.ca/blog/social-media-for-administrators about why and how school administrators should be using social media in practical ways in their schools. In a blog post titled "My Digital Footprint" at georgecouros.ca/blog/my-digital-footprint, Couros details how he uses Posterous, Twitter, Diigo, Facebook, blogs, Flickr, YouTube, and Prezi (for those who want to see what George is bookmarking, check out his "Diigo Public Library" at www.diigo.com/user/gcouros. In this video, I talked with Couros about why administrators should embrace the internet instead of fearing it, and about several of the projects he and other connected principals have been cooking up."

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