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Genius Hour Villains

Genius Hour Villain Flyer

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 below.  You can also download (separately) a pack of Genius Hour Villain (Not) Wanted Posters for $2 here.

As I continued to work this weekend on freshening up my #geniushour resources, I decided that I want to try a little bit of “gamification”  with this project.  With that in mind, I realized that a mission must have obstacles or it doesn’t feel like a true accomplishment is achieved.  I thought about the “villains” that threatened Genius Hour last year, and wondered how I could give them a face.  After a few trials and many, many errors, I hit upon an app that I liked called, “Dibu’s Monster Maker Lite.”  I used the app (and a little bit of Photoshop on one of the pics) to create my “monsters.”  Then I loaded them onto another Smore flyer, which you can find here.  I also created a printable PDF for you that you can download below.

How will I be using this flyer?  I’m not sure yet.  I am thinking of allowing the kids to “Level Up” during Genius Hour, giving them freedom to learn and use more technology tools at each level.  Succumbing to the villains might impede their leveling up progress.  I’ll keep you posted… 😉

Don’t forget, for more Genius Hour Resources, you can click here.

Genius Hour Villain Flyer

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