I am on the 6:50am Amtrak train out of New York Penn Station on my way to the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. If you have never rode a train in the United States (or elsewhere), I highly recommend it. I love traveling by train—spacious seats, power for my laptop, and great views of the countryside without the annoying traffic or potholes (hmmm, do the laptop and the countryside views conflict?).
I am going to be giving a workshop to the faculty of the soon-to-start Science Leadership Academy there. We will be discussing Moodle (open source course management software) and how it can be used effectively with students. The faculty there have been using Moodle as an online meeting place for the adults, an excellent start, and will be taking it to students when school opens.
After the workshop, we will be broadcasting the 21st Century Learning webcast at 1:00pm EST from the Franklin Institute with a group of teachers. We’re calling it a brown bag radio show, so please join us to hear from these fabulous teachers. Of course you can weigh into the conversation live in the chat room. Should be a lively discussion with teachers from a brand new school with a 1:1 laptop program, project-based learning all over the place, and a superstar principal, Chris Lehmann.