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20 time

When I attended the Google Teacher Academy in July 2010 I discovered that Google gives its workers '20 percent time' so that they can work on projects that they are passionate about. '20 percent time' has been used to develop Gmail, Google Talk, Adsense, Orkut and a few other features that would never have seen the light of day unless this philosophy existed within Google. And that got me thinking. In school, we spend almost all of the time teaching from a National Curriculum and making sure that the children in our class meet the targets of that curriculum. Some of us stick to it rigidly, some of us don't. So trying to fit in any additional learning that doesn't necessarily come from that curriculum should be difficult to manage. Shouldn't it? the use of '20 time' or any type of project based learning theme is a very effective part of the learning journey that children can make in your class.
There's no room on the timetable
My timetable is full.…