I believe that we need to inspire passion in our students. I believe that students need to begin to learn to take charge of their learning; Genius Hour Projects are a means to accomplish this.
*Please e mail me directly if you wish to become a member of the wiki. Please do not send a request to join the wiki as I am unable to approve membership this way.
Goals of this project:
*to promote, support and model creative, innovative thinking and inventiveness
*to allow students an opportunity to discover/investigate one of their passions and reflect on/share their learning with others
*provide students and teachers an opportunity to develop skill sets that are valuable in any learning situation (research, experimentation, collaboration, creativity, problem solving and critical thinking)
*to provide an opportunity for classes to share their Genius and Passion Projects with others
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Target Grade Levels / Age Group:
This project is open to all grade levels
How this project works:
*teachers can contact Robyn Thiessen
by e-mail here
on Twitter to have a class Genius Hour page created.
*classes create their Genius Hour page as they wish using a variety of Web 2.0 tools
*classes use their page to share Genius HourProjects that they are doing within their classrooms
*classes may want to share their Genius Hour Projects with other classes using Skype or Google Hangout
I am very excited to take the Passion Project/Genius Hour idea to the global community and I look forward to working with you!
For more information on Genius Hour, please check out the wiki:
The Genius Hour Wiki
The Genius Hour Live Binder
Creativity Takes Time
Other resources include:
Caine's Arcade YouTube
Sir Ken Robinson's TED Talk
Angela Maiers book:
The Passion Driven Classroom
Angela Maiers TED Talk
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