Genius Hour Google Hub

Genius Hour Google Hub

Student Outcomes, Differentiation, and Background Information

Student Outcomes

To summarize the many objectives that Genius Hour covers, here a few outcomes one can expect from participating in the project:

Students will identify, evaluate, and select sources that will help them narrow down a grade-appropriate topic of study. Students will engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions and follow rules for collegial discussions, set specific goals and deadlines, and define individual roles as needed. They will come to discussions prepared to collaborate and share with their peers.  Students will engage with and extract information from a diverse array of media formats through research and presentation. Students will present findings through diverse media formats, sequencing ideas logically and using pertinent descriptions, facts, and details to accentuate main ideas or themes; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.

Differentiation/Scaffolding

When it comes to differentiation, Genius Hour is King! The very premis of Genius Hour is to allow students choice - to encourage and guide them to study something they want to learn on their level. The files provided allow students to show their work in a miriad of ways from sketchnoting, writing essays, creating images, collecting data or directing a movie. Students who need extra scaffolding will find study helps in the resources attached and peer support through group discussions.

Background

It would be preferred to have background in general digitial citiezenship, research skills, and presentation tools. However these skills will be fine-tuned and achieved as student make a good effort to follow the steps outlined in the attached resources.

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