I have been seeing this article kick around for a few days now and have had a hard time clicking on it as it references yet again the monolith that is Google and using it as an example for schools, which I think is problematic at best, terrifying at worst.
But…yes. There are some interesting ideas that have come out of the big G. Like the idea of 20% of employee’s time being devoted to personal projects (that align with Google’s business goals of course.)
The article below gives the case for implanting an “Innovation Day” at the school once a term where students work on a project of their own choosing (that aligns with the school’s chosen theme of course).
The first thing that came to mind was a way to launch our Makerspace, or at least a way to introduce the tools and resources available at the school outside of the context of the rigid curriculum demands.
What do you think? Let me know!
Google participates in a practice called Innovation Time Off, in which employees can work on projects so long as they align with Google’s mission and goals.