Spark creativity and make the world a better place at the same time! This product can be used in a variety of ways! It can be used for genius hour, service learning, enrichment, early finishers, gifted and talented, and motivating ANY learner! It can be linked to any state standard a student choo
This PDF document provides steps of picking a topic, project planning, daily work logs, KWHLAQ chart and rubric for doing passion projects, genius hour, or independent study (whichever you call it) for students. I use this for my gifted education pull out class.
Do you need structure to bring your Genius Hour project ideas to life? This lesson walks you through introducing "What is Genius Hour?" to your class. Your students will learn what genius hour is, how to choose a Genius Hour topic, how to plan for that topic, and pitch it to the class as an idea. Th
As students get closer and closer to their college years, it's essential that are able to effectively engage in academic research. In this project, students get the opportunity to hone in on this skill by researching a topic that is exciting to them! This packet walks them through the entire 7-step
Genius Hour, also known as "20% Time", used by major companies to encourage creativity and innovation by their employees. Google created "Drive" with this time and 3M created post-it notes using this time. What will your students create?
This planner includes 5 steps from brainstorming to final p
This training will introduce staff or students to the learning and research aspect of the Genius Hour project. It will also introduce how to create a final product that will be shared with a wider audience.
This is the second training in the staff training I created for Genius Hour. We as staff used it as professional development while working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic to promote innovation in our early childhood program. This presentation can also be used for the public school setting.
This is the last training in the staff training I created for Genius Hour. We as staff used it as professional development while working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic to promote innovation in our early childhood program. This presentation can also be used for the public school setting.
This is a great resource for any teacher that uses Genius Hour in your classroom. You learn you get common questions as well as students having a hard time following the steps. I created this to make it easy to keep up with those common questions. It is set up to be filled in like I would in clas
This resource has been updated to contain a Google Slides version to use in Google Classroom. Are you looking for a way to increase student engagement and motivation? Try PASSION PROJECTS! This step by step guide includes everything you need to introduce Passion Projects during a weekly Genius Hour
Do you want to try some new and exciting projects in your classroom? This Genius Hour Kit with Google is perfect for you! This resource is filled with Google Forms to track progress, intro slide show, step by step teacher directions & tips to getting started, DIGITAL student response sheets &
Genius Hour/20% Time is a wonderful way to engage upper elementary and middle school students in research projects that they're passionate about! Print out this guide to prepare you for the steps they need to take, from start to finish. Then watch their enthusiasm and engagement take off! ⭐ Now av
This no prep resource is perfect for teachers looking for engaging and meaningful end of the year activities. It contains two full weeks of activities to guide and support students through the process of creating their very own Passion Project, a research project similar to Genius Hour. The goal for
✨BUNDLE AND SAVE!✨ Help students discover their passions by developing their own Genius Hour Inquiry questions! Genius Hour, or 20% Time, is a project based learning experience that allows students to develop research skills and creative thinking by exploring their own interests in the classroom. Ge
This Genius Hour pack includes everything you need to create a bright and engaging classroom display.Genius Hour includes;1) Rainbow Pennant Banner for 'Genius Hour'2) Posters explaining what Genius Hour is and what types of projects can be done3) Posters explaining the steps4) Project Proposal Orga
A Bit About the Genius Time Handbook...
Have you been hearing all the buzz about incorporating Genius Time (AKA Genius Hour and 20% Time) into your classroom?
If you're like me, you might be hearing all these great things about it and you might be curious about dabbling in it in your classroom,
This is an all-in-one research packet for Genius Hour! I used a theme for this year: Make the World a Better Place. The students were challenged to pick a topic they were passionate about that could change the world or their community.
It includes the following:
1. Title Page (name, grade, home
How to Use Genius Hour in Your Classroom gives students precious time to work on their own personal passion in 20% of class time–following carefully-structured guidelines to assist them in getting the most possible out of this free time. It supports critical thinking, research skills, close reading,
This quarter to semester long project is designed to work for face-to-face, virtual, or blended learning and is fully EDITABLE. Students are guided through a 6 step process in which they get to pick their topic, determine how they will learn about their topic, and choose the type of product they wi
Help students discover their passions by developing their own Genius Hour Inquiry questions! Genius Hour, or 20% Time, is a project based learning experience that allows students to develop research skills and creative thinking by exploring their own interests in the classroom. This Google Drive Com
Engage students in inquiry driven learning with Genius Hour! Genius Hour, or 20% Time, is a project based learning experience that allows students to develop research skills and creative thinking by exploring their own passions in the classroom. Genius Hour is a highly engaging PBL method because
Not another animal research project! Students complete interest inventories and choose their own topics to research. Guide students in using the Super 3 research steps. This package includes 4 pages (a planning page, note-taking page, self-assessment & interest inventory). Did this same proj
This bundle includes everything you need to get started doing Genius Hour with your students. It includes all the steps in the process including: a brainstorming Google form, an editable proposed timeline, daily student logs in Google Forms, single-point and multiple-point scoring guides, and an ed