Genius Hour Rubric by Toadally.Teacher
*Updated Version* - I have updated this rubric to better reflect what is graded and its importance to the project. You are welcome to use the rubric as it is or customize it to reflect your own teaching philosophy.
Are you looking for a way to grade your students’ Genius Hour Projects (also known as Passion Projects or 20% Time)? Not sure where to start or what to include in your rubric? Here is a rubric example, that is ready to use NOW!
Included in this product are:
*One-page rubric for Genius Hour totaling 60 points with criteria for Evidence of new learning, Quality, Organization and Preparedness, Impact of Visual Aids, and Time Management. Space is provided to comment on each area and leave general comments over the entire presentation/project. This is in the PDF format.
*One-page rubric for Genius Hour (as described above), but without the points added, allowing you to add your own point totals. This is also in PDF format.
*The two pages above are also provided in an editable Word doc, giving you the ability to customize the rubric to suit your needs.
Technology Tip: Do you have the ability to go paperless? As a teacher in a 1:1 environment, I have used this rubric two different ways.
1. I opened the pdf document on my iPad in the Notability application and duplicated it several times (one copy for each student). It was very easy to complete the rubric after each student (or group) presented to our class. Then I sent each student their rubric through email, saving lots of paper.
2. I uploaded the document to Google Drive and made copies for each student. A co-teacher and I both typed on the document during presentations and shared the document with each student for immediate feedback.