At ISTE last week, Jane McGonigal showed a fascinating trailer that had been designed for a project she was doing with the New York Public Library. You can see it here.
I was intrigued by the concept, and thought it would be a great way to introduce Genius Hour to my students this coming school year. I found an excellent Genius Hour trailer online that had been created by Ryan O’Shea, but I wanted to make one that was a bit more generic so anyone could use it.
Plus, I wanted to play around with iMovie.
So, with a little help from my daughter, who shares billing with me, here is what is probably the first draft of my version of a Genius Hour Trailer.
And if you are interested in more Genius Hour resources, don’t forget to visit my special page devoted to this topic. (Update: *As of 1/2/14, you can now download all of my current Genius Hour resources in a bundle on Teachers Pay Teachers for $5. Or, you can still download them separately (for free) by clicking on the links on the Genius Hour Resource Page.)
Fair warning – the music is a bit spooky, so you would probably not want to use this with K-2.
4 thoughts on “Genius Hour Trailers”
Your video is very impressive.
It has me wanting to create one for my first graders.
Thanks! If you make one, and would like to share it, let me know!
This is great and such a good idea for sparking the interest of your students! Kudos to you and your daughter!
Thank you so much!