Visit this website to read about Google & the 20% Time perk: http://computer.howstuffworks.com/googleplex3.htm
Yesterday, I attended a session of a teacher who is doing the same thing in the classroom. Essentially it would mean that you could choose any project that you are passionate about, come up with a plan and a set of goals and work on that passion every Friday in class. At the end of the quarter, you would present if and how you met your goal related to that passion (or perhaps how you didn't reach your goals).
What are your thoughts on this? Do you think the Google 20% Time Project would be something you would enjoy doing in class? Could you think of something that you wish you had time for that you are passionate about? Please write for five minutes minimum in your journal blog this week on this topic. In your journal blog, write down a few ideas of passions you would work on if you were given one day a week.