Genius Hour

“A movement that allows students to explore their own passions and encourages creativity in the classroom. It provides students a choice in what they learn during a set period of time during school.Source: www.geniushour.com



Additional Resources


*A Great Place to Start*

Website dedicated to Genius Hour by Chris Kesler
http://www.geniushour.com/


Resources by A.J. Juliani

Why 20% Time is Good For Schools
http://www.edutopia.org/blog/20-percent-time-a-j-juliani

The Beginner’s Guide to 20% Time in Education – a helpful visual chart of the process
http://ajjuliani.com/beginners-guide-20time/

What to do When Genius Hour Fails
http://ajjuliani.com/genius-hour-fails/

The G.R.I.T. Rubric for Grading Process
http://ajjuliani.com/measuring-the-immeausurable-grit-in-education/

20% Time MOOC (Mini Open Online Class)
MOOC #1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rp6zTGyZ0V8
MOOC #2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHy9M7-ZvNM
MOOC #3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4aCBSkZunE
MOOC #4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UI_Fz5gH810


Misc Resources

Kate Petty’s 20% Time in Education site – 20% Time & Genius Hour resources and community
http://www.20timeineducation.com/

Genius Hour Wikispace - Genius Hour resources, #GeniusHour chats are archived here
https://geniushour.wikispaces.com/

Joy Kirr’s Live Binder – Created to help others learn more about Genius Hour/20% Time/Passion Projects.
http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=829279

The Global Genius Hour Project Wikispace – View past projects
http://theglobalgeniushourproject.wikispaces.com/

Teaching Students How to Conduct Inquiry Driven Research
https://evanscherr.wordpress.com/2013/12/22/google-trends/