Step Right Up to the Genius Bar!

Remember this? It turned out like this. This is our class Genius Bar, inspired by the classroom make-over mentioned in this post. I apologize for the blurriness of parts of the picture.  The lighting in my classroom is not the best – plus I’m a horrible photographer! How do I plan for the kids to utilize … Continue reading Step Right Up to the Genius Bar!

Blast Off to Genius Hour!

For many of you, today may be your first day of the new school year.  If so, I hope it’s a great one!  My goal is to make it an unforgettably fabulous year for my students.  In the immortal words of Kid President, Update:  *As of 1/2/14, you can now download all of my current … Continue reading Blast Off to Genius Hour!

Joey’s Mental Health Recovery

Three years ago, I decided to host an online class that would encourage students to “make things” over the summer.  It was called, “Design a Theme Park,” and I invited some famous makers to help judge the different categories each week. Joey Hudy was one of those makers.  Well-known for the video of his appearance … Continue reading Joey’s Mental Health Recovery