Resources from Genius Hours Session:
  • Brainstorm what you are passionate about - If you could learn or do something what would it be and what would you do?
  • Website with great resources: http://www.geniushour.com/
  • Livebinder with tons of resource: http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=829279
  • Can be teams or students do it individually
  • Kids present project at end
  • Students come up with a essential questions
  • The students go at their own pace - then they move on to another project.
  • Senior Capstone Project
  • Geniushour wikispace
  • #geniushour
  • What did I do, what went right, what can I do for next time, what is the next step - they needed to blog about it in kidblog - Also seen that as a google form
  • Passion portfolio for each student ....possibilities for projects ideas
Trying to make things better - how do you improve things, solve problems that they care about
  • Use the word imagineering - instead of genius hour
  • Students versions of saving the world might be different then your version, allow that to be ok. Get to know students on a different level
  • Brainstorming - how do you guide them through the process? - passion portfolio, keep a list of things they become passionate about throughout the year.
  • How do maintain the level of energy throughout the year? - ClassDojo - as a positive they do make a mistake, cause mistakes happen and they learn from it.
  • Inventions you never knew existed on youtube videos
  • No wrong way of doing it
  • Authentic Learning
  • Ultimately it is about the kids, talk to administrators and educated them on what it is. Let them know learning is loud and messy.
  • Coursera Bundle - Tinkering