Friday, January 31, 2014

20% Project Intro...

20% Project
  1. 20% of your time in this class will be spent working on something you want to work on. 
  2. It has to be some type of learning activity, and you have to document it (journal, blog…). 
  3. You will present your accomplishments to the class twice and will not be graded on it. 
  4. Make fun, seek your passion, go on an exploration. Enjoy learning what you want.

Make it Memorable, Make it Matter
As we brainstorm for the projects, Make it Memorable, Make it Matter. Either create a project that has that certain je ne sais quoi like a Beatles-themed garden and blog, or a jog/bike-a-thon called Going the Extra Mile One Penny at a Time, or create something that matters like a book-length collection of essays about life in high school, or overhaul the swim and dive team room. Better yet, do both like a choir concert called Songs for Sisters to raise money for ankylosing spondilitis.

If your project means a lot to more people, or if there’s a community built around the type of project you decide on, the project seems to take on a life of its own and you will be more inspired to work harder on your project.

*IF you're still totally confused - visit this site > and view Sean's short video.

Why 20% Project? 

For more information on the power of 20% time Check this video>
Shannon Deegan: How Google's 20 Percent Time Fosters Innovation
Shannon Deegan discusses how how 20 percent time led to the development of Google products such as Google Sky and Gmail.

For great insight on this topic, read “The Golden Ticket” by my friend and colleague David Theriault.

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