20 Time Projects
I worked with a 7th grade team this year. We modeled the 20Time project after Kevin Brookhouser's The 20 Time Project who I heard speak in the fall of 2016.
- Met 4 x per week with 12 students. (students were selected during the 1st cohort in 3rd quarter. Each student in the 1st cohort recommended 3 students for the 2nd cohort in 4th quarter. 12 more students were selected for the 2nd cohort.
- The students were allowed to work alone or in a group of 2 or 3.
- They all LOVED the Bad Idea Factory!
- The student's project had to have a purpose with a specific audience.
- We used Google Classroom as the platform for turning in proposals, weekly blogs, and final projects. It was great for the students and I to communicate back and forth since I serve 2 schools.
- The students shared a final presentation of the project to their peers at the end of the quarter.
- Helping the Homeless - this student shared what he did by learning how to build a Weebly site
- Sewing project for a children's hospital - this student learned how to sew and toured a children's hospital to learn how she could help. She also learned a new tech tool, Green Screen
- Raising awareness about animal abuse - this group wanted to share facts they learned about animal abuse. 2 of the 3 group members had personally adopted a dog from a shelter and their hope is that more students will do the same. They learned a new tool, biteable
- Donation Drive for the local animal shelter - This student led a donation drive where over 37 needed items were donated. He had to coordinate with the local animal shelter and advertise his cause.
- How to build a computer - this student took apart a computer and figured out how to build it back. She wanted other classmates to know all about how a computer works.
- Toys for a cat shelter - this student learned to sew and then made toys for cats at a local cat shelter
- A collection of poems and short stories - This student created a Weebly site and then wrote short stories and poems. Amazing. We had it printed and now his work is a part of our school library so other students can check out and read his works. We had another student write a 40 page realistic fiction book and our art teacher created an original design for the front cover. Her book is bound and also in our school library collection for check out.
- Real stories of Syrian refugees living in our local area
- Causes and prevention of concussions for middle school athletes
- The history of sports
- How to get involved with Samaritan's Purse
- How to get help if you or someone you know is being abused
- The effects of fire injuries
- A Weebly site dedicated to helping endangered species