1. I really liked the idea of 20 time, I just wish I had put more time into thinking about what I was going to choose for my project. I loved mine, but I think I could've done something bigger that I was more passionate about. Twenty time was so much fun though.
2. I wish I had a longer amount of time to pick my project. I put it off and then last minute scrambled to come up with something. I think a lot of other students did the same. Also, it really needs to be drilled into kids heads that while they should pick something they want to try, make it something they are very interested in so 20 time is never a chore.
3. Keep the project long. Maybe a little shorter than this year so there is more time to think about a project, but still long enough where you can accomplish something. Keep blog posts due every two weeks.
4. Most definitely. It allows students to actually do something they enjoy for a grade which is awesome. Also if you pick something you're passionate about it can help you test out possible options for what you want to do in life. Also, having 20% of your week off from regular classes is never a bad thing.
5. Make sure you pick something you absolutely love. Don't pick something you're "eh" on because you won't want to follow through. Most importantly, it's OK to fail your project.
6. The event was awesome, it's definitely something the school should host again because it will motivate students to try harder with their projects. They want to share something cool that they're proud of. Also it forces students to actually find some meaning in their projects, which usually ends up being some pretty profound stuff that they didn't know they believed in. And also it's very refreshing to hear inspirational stuff from actual students because then you actually feel like what they're telling you is possible to do because they're similar to you.