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First Grade Guided Genius Hour
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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 

Subject:
Elementary English Language Arts
Science
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Author:
Morgan
Date Added:
04/05/2022
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Genius Hour
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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.

Subject:
Media and Communications
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
JEAN
Date Added:
02/22/2022
Genius Hour Extension Passion Projects
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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

Subject:
Elementary English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Angela
Date Added:
10/20/2021
Genius Hour Film Project
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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

Subject:
Technology
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Activity/Lab
Media Object
Unit of Study
Author:
Erik
Date Added:
02/17/2022
Genius Hour Google Hub
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  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

Subject:
Art and Architecture
Dance
Literature
Music
Career and Technical Education
Mathematics
Physical Education
Science
Biology
Physics
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Activity/Lab
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Author:
Erin Lundgreen
Date Added:
02/23/2022
Genius Hour Introduction & Plan
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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. 

Subject:
Elementary English Language Arts
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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Author:
Robyn
Date Added:
10/19/2021
Genius Hour Lesson Plan
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 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.

Subject:
Art and Architecture
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Laura Bunker
Date Added:
04/20/2022
Genius Hour Project (Math) Lesson Plan
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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.

Subject:
Secondary Mathematics
Other
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Tyrani Bevell
Date Added:
11/26/2021
Genius Hour in the Early Elementary Grades K-2
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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/ 

Subject:
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Sarah
Date Added:
10/15/2021
Getting Started with Genius Hour
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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

Subject:
Media and Communications
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Amy
Date Added:
12/04/2021
What I Want to Be When I Grow Up Genius Hour Plan
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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

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
College and Career Awareness
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Moira
Date Added:
12/05/2021