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Genius Hour

  • What is Genius Hour? 
    Genius Hour is one hour of class spent researching whatever YOU are passionate about.
    Watch this video for an overview on Genius Hour. 
     
    Learning Objectives
    - You will drive your own learning through your own interests.
    - You will produce a creative project of your choice.
    - You will present your projects to the class. 
     
    Possible Resources
    iMovie
    Explain Everything
    Google Slides
    Google Docs 
    Blogger
    Kahoot
    Pixie
    Cool Tools for School 
    Garageband
     
    Process
    Working by yourself or in a group (no more than 3)...
    1. Begin by brainstorming a list of things you are passionate about and/or topics you are interested in.  
    2. Once you narrow it down to one topic, fill out the Genius Hour Project Proposal.  One form must be completed per project.  
    3. Turn in your form through GoogleClassroom.
    4. Create a project based on what you've researched (presentation, movie, skit, commercial, letter, blog, website, etc.)
    5. Begin your research using your ipad or class computers.
    6. You will have 5 hours in class to complete your Genius Hour project before you present to the class.  
     
    How Will I Be Graded?
    You will be graded using this RUBRIC.
    Genius Hour is about investigating and exploring YOUR interests.
     
    Additional Resources:
    Video - Genius Hour Project examples
    Video - student reflections on Genius Hour
Last Modified on May 13, 2019