How Educators Can Launch Google 's Formula For Future Ready Innovation
When I was asked to complete a 20time project as part of SDSU EDL 680 Seminar in Personalized Learning taught by Jeff Heil, I selected a project that would benefit all of the invested adults of my school. I eagerly followed the suggestion of Kevin Brookhouser, author of The 20Time Project: How educators can launch Google 's formula for future-ready innovation and focused on a wicked-hard problem. I teach at San Pasqual Academy, which is a residential facility for foster youth. On our campus more than two hundred staff from five partner agencies work together to raise one-hundred teens. However, we do not have a streamlined direct communication system between individual adults. For my project, I decided to tackle this wicked-hard problem through social media. I expected to learn about the process of completing a 20time project, but I did not expect my learning to come from failures.
To help build context, let me provide a brief overview of my project. Notice I said brief? It is intentional.
I decided that Google+ and Google Hangouts would be the easiest way to support communication between our…