20-Time Ideas

Below is is a list of ideas your students may come up with. Notice the list's eclectic and varied topics. What education has failed to recognize over the past 200 years is the uniqueness of every one of our students. We grew up learning only what someone else found interesting enough to teach us. For many of us, this narrowed view of the world was so UNinteresting that we don't even remember anything specific we learned.

What access to the internet provides our students with today is a treasure trove of interesting ideas, topics, and accomplishments for our students. They'll learn something during 20-Time and they'll remember what they learned.

Write a novel, children's book, book of original poems

Keep an blog about a current event

Create a how-to video about soccer, fixing Xbox controllers, fitness

Paint a mural

Build a RC race car

Go vegetarian or vegan

Bake something new every week

Learn how to cook meals

Create a curriculum for a church group

Learn how to crochet

Learn how to play the bass, piano, ukelele

Film a BMX video, Warren Miller-style snowboarding video with the student as the star

Learn my family's recipes and cook with my grandmother, aunt, mother

Learn how to longboard

Create a movie by writing a script, filming, and editing

Study and learn depression, high school anxiety problems

Learn yoga

Create a music album of original tracks

Create, market, and sell protein drinks

Plan and carry out a beach clean-up day

Learn how to do crafty things with Pinterest

Raise money for Afghan schools

Create, market, and sell candles

Create a short claymation movie

Create an online newspaper

Create a movie about free things to do in the area to post to YouTube

Expand the school's rugby program

Develop and fine tune photography skills

Learn how to fix my car: oil, tires, filters, etc

Research behind-the-scenes of movies jobs

Quit eating fast food and document progress

Make and donate cookies and baskets for the Children's Hospital

Invent an iphone charger that works with kinetic energy

Build a timing booth for the school's track team

Create a form to help future students get into colleges

Make and send care packages to the troops overseas

Making and selling hair bows to donate money to charity

Learn improv

Learn how to swim, dive, scuba dive, run

Improve my time on the mile

Run a marathon

Pay it Forward

Constructing a computer


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