Genius Hour

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Genius Hour Tasks

Resources to help me...


Rules and Guidelines to Follow * 3Bs rules to follow

Genius Hour Rules


KAMS Digital Literacy Guidelines

1

Explore Your Topics

* I’m not sure what I’m interested in and I’d like to explore some topics that interest me

Sites to Explore to Get Ideas

Instructables - http://www.instructables.com/

Wiki How To - http://www.wikihow.com/ National Geographic Magazine -https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/ or https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

Newsela - https://newsela.com/

DOGO News - https://www.dogonews.com/

Smithsonian - https://www.si.edu/explore

Tween Tribune - https://www.tweentribune.com/

Wonderopolis - https://wonderopolis.org/



Brainstorming websites

Bubbl.us Mindmeister Padlet.com

Brainstorming videos
Ways to Brainstorm Ideas

Bad Ideas

Examples of Bad Ideas

List of Sample Bad Ideas

2

Generate Questions & Select a Topic

* I know what topic I am interested in researching

* I'm brainstorming questions about my interested topics

* I'm seeking feedback from peers

* I am coming up with all the related information and questions connected with my interested topic

Genius Hour Project Proposal

KWHLAQ Chart

3

Begin Your Research

* I have a clear idea of what I need to research

* I have a clear set of questions that will help guide my research

* What resources can I use?

* I'm researching information and documenting what I learn


Research Graphic Organizer - Handout

Research Websites

Britannica Encyclopedia

InfoPlease Encyclopedia

Wikipedia (General Background)

Google Scholar

EBSCO Databases

Research Tips

How to Google like a Pro

How to use EBSCO Explora Database

 

 

Pick & Plan Presentation

* I'm putting a plan together to present what I learned about my topic

* I’m working on the final product to present my new ideas and information

Presentation Tools

Presentation Tools to Explore

5

Present to Class & Beyond

* I'm ready to share what I learned with the class and the world

Presentation Tips Examples of Good/Bad Presentations
Public Speaking Tips

6

Reflection

* What did you learn?

* What would you do differently next time?

* What topic(s) do you want to research next?

Final Thoughts & Assesment

Reflection Journal Entry

 

Genius Hour Student & Teacher Grading Rubric


 

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