What is Genius Hour?
Release time given to students to research anything they want to learn about. The idea stems from Google's 20% time and is intended to provide students a chance to explore their passions.
With Genius Hour, students should start with a question they have about a personal interest, research their question and develop a project to share with a wider audience.
See the resources below to learn more.
Click through the prezi below to learn more and to see examples.
Click [here] to access a folder of research organizers and handouts that could be useful to students.
Genius Hour: Where Passions Come Alive http://www.geniushour.com/
Genius Hour Livebinder - curated by Joyce Kirr http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=829279
Drive: The Surprising Thing About What Motivates Us - By Daniel H. Pink http://www.danpink.com/books/drive
The Passion Driven Classroom By Angelia Maiers & Amy Sandvold http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10467192-passion-driven-classroom-the
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck http://www.amazon.com/Mindset-The-New-Psychology-Success/dp/0345472322