Genius Hour is a time given during the school day to allow students to follow their passions and learn about topics that interest them. My gifted 5th graders participate in this project, and present their learning when they are ready. This page is devoted to sharing some of the resources I’ve collected over the past two years with anyone else who is interested in starting a classroom Genius Hour.
*You can download all of my current Genius Hour resources (except for the free digital ones below) in a bundle on Teachers Pay Teachers for $5. Or, you can still download them separately (for free) by clicking on the links below.
My most recent Genius Hour post (March, 2017): What to Do When Genius Hour Sucks
My posts on Genius Hour so far (in chronological order from earliest to most recent):
Resources You May Want to Download:
Genius Hour Bookmarks (with QR codes leading to sites for ideas for projects) – updated on 1/1/14 due to problems with previous set!
Genius Hour Flyer (with Aurasma link to the Trailer)
Genius Hour Trailer (video to get students excited)
What Are My S.K.I.L.L.Z.?(for students to volunteer their expertise)
Genius Hour Planning Sheet (traditional – see Genius Hour Mission Planner above for new version)
Genius Hour Reflection (traditional – see Genius Hour Mission Log above for new version)
Websites Your Students May Want to Use for Finding Projects:
Dare to Care (search for “Genius Hour”, and you will find many posts)
*good for “newbies” to Genius Hour