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Genius Hour Trailers


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.