I have not been able to stop thinking about the ideas that were hatched in Chicago. I know most of the Google tools and the applications of them, but the GTA connected me to the people to implement my ideas. Naturally, you drink a little Kool-aid and get excited about all that Google has to offer, but the thing I really walked away with is the instant network I became a part of and the potential for more in everything I do.
One thing that I want to work on is my 20%. What can I do for an hour a week with my kids that is outside the box and will better prepare them for the world they are entering? I am kicking around an interdisciplinary online collaboration around the idea of place. I would naturally throw in some earth science but I would want it to be accessible to other disciplines too. I already have four burners going so my 20% might be on top of an already full plate. I'm sure most other educators are in the same boat so maybe I ought to just jump in.
Stay tuned for more on The Place Project! Anyone interested?