What Is Genius Hour? How to Implement This Tech-y Idea in Your Classroom

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  • Rebecca Willis

    I am in love with Genius Hour and my students are so engaged and keen to get started each term with a new idea to explore and learn about. I am currently teaching Year 6 and I am having difficulty with the types of questions they are proposing as they are quite closed. What strategies do you use to broaden their research in the learn phase? Also, I am wanting to extend my G&T students in their presentations instead of a the same old Google Slide or Site. I'd love to hear your ideas. Thanks so much.

    • Kristian

      Hi Rebecca, We have a couple of resources in the Genius Hour collection which may help. Take a look at these: https://www.teachstarter.com/?go=2638082 https://www.teachstarter.com/?go=2638010 To broaden their research, I have always found that humans are a very underrated resource. Have the students ask real people for information. They don't have to be experts, but they might have insights which will help to direct student research. For ways to present data, take a look at the following resource: https://www.teachstarter.com/?go=2638106 For one presentation I had a girl come in and cook a dessert for the class, showing how stevia could be used as a sugar substitute for improving health among young people! I am a huge fan of Genius Hour also, it's so nice to hear from someone passionate about it also. Thanks for your comments, if there is anything else I can assist you with, please don't hesitate to contact me.

  • Kelly Rawcliffe

    This one resource is worth the subscription alone! Thank you so much, you have saved me hours and hours of my life.

    • Kristian

      Hi Kelly, Thank you for your lovely comment. I am so glad you are enjoying our resources.

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