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.
Here is the explanation I gave yesterday:
My students will be using Level 1 and Level 2 cards to get a challenge each Genius Hour OR they will choose from Level 3 or Level 4, which will be longer challenges designed to be used for an entire Genius Hour project. They will earn points toward leveling up in my classroom if they satisfactorily complete the challenges – or lose points if they do not.
Because I know that many of you do not have devices for scanning QR codes, I included a set of cards that have the actual directions on them for each Level. I also included a blank version in MS Word for each level – in case you want to make your own.
I also added a Level 5, which has some super difficult challenges.
Please feel free to visit the Genius Hour Resources page if you are interested in more information or downloadable materials.