On Thursday 06 October James Leonard, UK Regional Manager at Google for Education, visited Halcyon London International School to deliver a presentation on 20% Time at Google.
20% Time has many similarities to Halcyon's Personal Learning Projects.
James himself has taken part in a variety of fascinating 20% projects, including Google Expeditions (Halcyon was chosen to be part of the Pioneer Programme for this new virtual reality platform. See here.) and being a presenter on The Apps Show. He expertly presented on the huge success of a number of projects and what this innovative freedom means to Googlers, before fielding a variety of questions from engaged Halcyon students.
"We were very lucky to welcome James along to Halcyon; his presentation and knowledge was great for developing an understanding of how freedom can inspire innovation. It linked up extremely well with exactly what the students are undertaking themselves, as part of personal learning projects." - Jon Neale, Halcyon's Digital Learning Leader