Genius Hour Teacher Resources



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19 comments on “Genius Hour Teacher Resources
  1. Deb Caywood says:

    Just starting this with my very inquisitive 5th graders today. Can’t wait!

  2. Cassi says:

    I am Storting it with 3rd grad

  3. Sean Russell says:

    I’m intrigued by this idea and I’d like to start Genius Hour in my second grade classroom.

  4. Natasha Blair says:

    I am looking to start genius hour in my classroom. I teach secondary grades 8-12 French as a second language. Was wondering if there was anyone out there who has done this in a French classroom or if anyone could point me in the right direction for ideas and or resources? Thanks!

    • Victoria says:

      Hi Natasha,
      I am interested in doing the same thing. I am having trouble figuring our how to integrate it though. I do not want to stifle their creativity because of the French element.
      Have you found any useful resources?

  5. Laurie L. says:

    I would love to offer Genius Hour in my library. How have others started this? How is it scheduled? How did you get the buy-in from the teachers to send individuals or groups for research?

  6. Meredith Hey says:

    I am thinking that I would like to start this with my 3/4 combo class in January when we get back from winter break. I am wondering if anyone has come up with a way to introduce this idea to the students’ parents so they will have an idea of what their child is doing for this hour a week and how they might be able to help them at home as well?

  7. Dawnette B. says:

    I am a Computer Literacy teacher of 6th through 8th graders. I’ve been working on various aspects of learning about computers, applications, multimedia, digital presentations, import/export, using Edmodo, Google Drive and we also have implemented the Hour of Code! My students are doing several projects simultaneously, based on interest and ability. I would love to implement this into their curriculum. I haven’t delved that deep into this, but one this I love is being able to provide a code and tracking student progress and providing feedback. Does this offer this feature?
    Thank you! Ms. B.

  8. Patty Atkins says:

    I am a special ed teacher who has watched my daughter implement genius hour in her third grade classroom. It has been amazing to watch. In response to the teacher about realistic projects. She had the problem too and initially was skeptical about some of her students’ choices. However, they spent a good time researching their passions which helped refine things and she required them to submit a project proposal which helped them refine more. Whenever she could she hooked them up with resources, but she didn’t help them. ( really because she couldn’t as she has no idea either!) Two of her students want to make their own video game and she gave them MIT’s kid website that teaches programming and beginning animation and game building. Two of her kids wanted to create an app that keeps basketball stats. She had them skype with an app developer. What some of them have learned is that this is not a quick 6 week project, they will (and already are…she could not believe how many kids did stuff over our school break on projects) work on it in the future or at home. But oh my, the standards they are hitting and the quality of work they are demonstrating is amazing.

  9. Alicia Gomez says:

    I was wondering how could I use this in my Pre-K class?

    • Brandi says:

      Yes, I teach first grade and am wondering if anyone has been successful implementing the program with younger kids with limited literacy and computer skills.

  10. Gwendolynn Combs says:

    Getting ready to roll this out as my middle-school GT seminar class. Excited!

  11. Kath/y Whitehurst says:

    I am beginning a new program where I have been given the task of challenge and enrichment for all 4th and 5th graders in our schools. I am interested in Genius Hour. I wonder if anyone has any advice on how this might be able to be done using a push-in/pull-out model with team teaching between the classroom teacher and myself. ANY and all advise is welcome.

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