UEN trainer Jared Fawson teaches C-Forum members about Genius Hour and discusses how to use the technique for virtual research projects.
Genuis Hour project idea for ELA researching a topic of student's choice regarding WWII and/or the Holocaust. Preview image Photo by Karsten Winegeart on Unsplash
This lesson plan revolves around Genius Hour. It is meant for K-2 grade to teach students how to learn about something using Genius Hour. This lesson requires the whole class to pick a question revolving around how living things survive. They will complete the research, creation, and presentation together as a class. This will allow students to be able to complete their own project using a different question. Thumbnail Image Citation: Image created by Morgan Underwood, Image taken by Morgan Underwood
This lesson has been created to use with a 6th grade class. The format is a genius hour format. Students will be choosing a topic on a current event and researching that current event. They will create an infographic using Adobe Spark that shows the inforamation they found.The graphic for the cover page was created by Jean Robinson using Canva.
This genius hour unit is a simple guiding outline to support students in completing an extension passion project during genius hour. It will guide them through brainstorming, researching and presenting. Original Image Created By Angela Harker
Overview:Students will be creating a video regarding a topic of their choice. In terms of content, it is very flexible. It can be a short documentary, a how-to video, a presentation, a video showing off a hobby, ect. They will be spending most of their time researching and practicing for their video, with time taken aside to collect feedback from their peers in terms of stand-up meetings and exit tickets. After a couple drafts, a final video project will be presented.Thumbnail created by me: Erik Mineer
This resource is for teachers to aid students through the expeditionary and inquiry-based learning process of Genius Hour. Genius Hour is a passion project students can participate in using 20% of class time every week (about 1 hour). They will learn how to ask good questions around a topic they're interested in, conduct research, and ultimately produce and present evidence from their findings.Time frame: 1 hour per week every term (About 10 hours)Format: asynchronous, virtual, or in class with groups
Students should have autonomy in their learning and be given the opportunity to light their interest in learning about something that intrigues them. At times they don't know how to start this process or to do it effectively to find their answers. In this Genius Hour Introduction and Plan students will learn how to research, find answers and create a project that they can share with others to share what they learned while taking autonomy in their learning. Thumbnail image link website.
These lessons are intended as an introduction to Genius Hour for younger students in the elementary grades. It focuses on students' interests and/or hobbies they wish to explore, developing research questions appropriate for their topic, and an introduction to teaching research using digital databases and other resources.
Thumbnail Image: "creative quote" by Sean MacEntee is licensed under CC BY 2.0 This lesson plan is on how I would implement a Genius Hour Project into my classroom. It has some ideas of how to get started with your students, how to help students reflect on their project each day, ideas of final projects, a final project rubric to guide students in their presentation, and an idea of how to share and recognize the students' great work.
This unit plan gives an outline for introducing Genius Hour to your students. It was developed for a third grade class, but can be adapted for any grade level.
This resource gives a description of how Genius Hour could be implemented into the lower elementary grade K-2. It gives ISTE standards, mini-lesson for helping students choose a topic and complete their research. It has links for an exit ticket and rubric that can be used for lower elementary students. It also contains a reflection on what I have learned about Genius Hour in the Classroom.Resource Photo: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
Have you ever wanted to give your students a chance to follow their passions? If you have, Genius Hour might be the answer that you have been looking for. This lesson will help you guide your students as they begin work in Genius Hour. Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash
This unit is designed for use with a 5th grade class. It integrated photosynthesis with online research using Genius Hour. (I created the cover image using Google Slides.)
A sample plan for implementing a Genius Hour project in CE English 1010 to help students determine what they want to do after high school and how to achieve that.Preview Image: Photo by Glenn Carstens-Peters on Unsplash