Looking for a Genius Hour project for the music room? Wanting materials for a 20% time/ Passion Project for your music lessons?
This comprehensive set has all you need to implement Genius Hour with your upper elementary or middle school students. The set has students exploring ukulele, keyboard, guitar, coding, and Chrome Music Lab, but the project can be adapted if you want to minimize those topics or add to them.
Here's what you'll get:
- Topic and goal worksheet and Google Form: Students choose their topic and their goal either by paper or digitally (includes editable PowerPoint, if you want to edit the list of choices or add your own)
- Ukulele choice board: Includes links to ukulele chord playlists, ukulele song playlists, strumming patterns, and directions for sharing with a peer
- Guitar choice board: Includes links to guitar chord playlists, guitar song playlists, strumming patterns, and directions for sharing with a peer
- Keyboard choice board: Includes links to keyboard chord playlists, keyboard song playlists, accompaniment patterns, and directions for sharing with a peer
- Coding choice board: Includes links to Isle of Tune, Scratch, musical code, and directions for sharing with a peer
- Chrome Music Lab choice board: Includes links to a song maker project for "Great Big House," Song Maker, Chrome Music Lab, and directions for sharing with a peer
- Genius Hour exit ticket and Google Form: Students use this to track their progress towards their goal, during each music class
- Genius Hour completion worksheet and Google Form: Students use this to state how well they achieved their goal (includes editable PowerPoint, if you want to edit the list of choices or add your own)
- Genius Hour Rubric: Includes 4-3-2-1 rubric for goal, progress, and sharing project (includes editable PowerPoint, so you can edit the rubric)
- Directions and suggestions for set, including links to materials in Google Drive
Frequently asked questions (FAQ's)
Question: Does this set require lots of prep?
Answer: I created this set so that it would require little prep. The worksheets can be easily printed to use with students, or you can assign the Google Forms, and the choice boards can be made available to students through their learning management system, such as Google Classroom, Schoology, or a QR code.
Question: Does this set require technology?
Answer: Students do need access to Google Slides in order to complete the Genius Hour project. The forms can be filled out in Google Forms or on paper. If your students are not able to use YouTube, you will have to provide an alternate way to access the linked videos (such as SafeShare or another school-approved video platform.)
Question: Does this set require any other materials?
Answer: If using all of the topics in the project, you would need several ukuleles, keyboard, and guitars.
Question: Which programs do I need to open up the files?
Answer: The materials come in a zipped folder. Once you unzip, you'll need the following programs to open:
- Adobe Reader
- Google Slides
- Google Forms
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