Genius Hour Digital Activity

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Are you looking to use Genius Hour in a digital format with your upper elementary and middle school students in the classroom? Your students will be engaged in an exciting journey to become an expert on a topic they are passionate about. Genius Hour is intended to engage even your most difficult students because it allows them a choice in their learning. Genius Hour is designed to engage all to become passionate learners. Students will type directly on the documents themselves.

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Included in this 25+ Page Genius Hour Resource:

- Genius Hour Teacher Tips (4-pages)

- Parent Letter (1-page; editable Word document)

- Genius Hour Introductory Slideshow (9-slides; PDF)

- My Passions file (1-page; digital)

- Guiding Question file (1-page; digital)

- Planning Stage file (1-page; digital)

- My Research file (1-page; digital)

- Note-Taking files(5-pages; digital)

- My Reflections file (1-page; digital)

- Bib Tips handout (1-page; 4-per page; PDF)

- Presentation Toolkit handout (1-page; 4 per page; PDF)

- Genius Hour Grading Rubric file (1-page; digital)

- Genius Hour Certificates (1-page; 2-per page; PDF)

Also included is a PDF of the digital files if you choose to use paper.

Why use this digital resource:

- This resource is almost all paperless, but it could also be printed.

- Your students will work directly on the digital documents.

- It’s a way to integrate technology into instruction.

- Students are highly engaged in their work.

- This resource is aligned to the ISTE and Common Core State Standards.

- This resource is easily accessible using Google Drive™.

Common Core State Standards:

Writing (Research to Build and Present Knowledge)

W.3.4, 4.7, 5.7, 6.7, 7.7

In general, students need to present what they learned using appropriate facts and descriptive details to support their Guiding Question.

Speaking and Listening (Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas)

SL.3.4, 4.4, 5.4, 6.4, 7.4

In general, students need to conduct some research on a topic using several resources in order to build knowledge of their topic that they are passionate about.

ISTE Standards for Students:

Empowered Learner

1a- Students articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes.

Digital Citizen

2c- Students demonstrate an understanding of and respect for the rights and obligations of using and sharing intellectual property.

Knowledge Constructor

3a- Students plan and employ effective research strategies to locate information and other resources for their intellectual or creative pursuits.

3d- Students build knowledge by actively exploring real-world issues and problems, developing ideas and theories and pursuing answers and solutions.

Computational Thinker

5c- Students break problems into component parts, extract key information, and develop descriptive models to understand complex systems or facilitate problem-solving.


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Total Pages
30 pages
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Teaching Duration
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic.
Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate.
Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions for further research and investigation.


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