Genius Hour 2.0
Genius Hour 2.0
Genius Hour gives students the opportunity to follow their own curiosity in an authentic project-based setting using the multimedia and tools available on computers or smartphones. Like a farmer without a plow or a mechanic without his garage, a student without the ability to research or use basic software is a student who will feel lost in the process of inquiry.
Table of Contents
- Conference Presentation & Implementation Plan
- Professional Development
- Classroom Example Units
- Student Work
- About/Contact Us!
2. BCSD Professional Development Presentation and Online PLN
The Google Slide below was used to training teachers during the Bakersfield City School District Summer Professional Development breakout session. The Twitter feed is the online PLN that BCSD is establishing. #TeamBCSD
3. Sample Classroom Lessons & Units
The following classroom units were used during Genius Hour. These units were necessary in order to front load information and tools that students could later use during Genius Hour.
3a. People Magazine Template (Level of Difficulty Easy)
3c. Virtual Museum with 3D Models and SketchUp (Level of Difficulty Medium/Hard)
The following unit was used to introduce virtual reality to students while writing and informative essay. (Link)
The following unit was used to teach 6th grade statistics concepts while creating and publishing virtual reality. (Link)
The following unit was created 6th grade social studies culminating in an online VR museum. (Link)