These tech tools help students create their own blogs or websites, podcasts, videos, artwork, even publish their own books. Wonderful for Genius Hour projects, 20% time, or any kind of passion project.

Tools to Help Students Follow Their Passions

Technology can enable the most ordinary person to do truly extraordinary things. Here's a group of resources I’m calling Passion Tools, different types of tech tools that help students take their personal interests or talents to a whole new level.

Implementing Genius Hour in Your Classroom -everything you need to know!

Implementing Genius Hour in Your Classroom

Genius Hour (also known as Time) is an inquiry-based learning project in which students work on individual projects focused on their passion.

FREE download - GENIUS HOUR project proposal

Genius Hour - Ideas for planning and implementation in the elementary classroom! (Includes a few free Genius Hour project printables to use with your students!

My Own Genius Hour: Process for Genius Hour

Viewed- Good for stages for students to show. My Own Genius Hour: Process for Genius Hour

Independent Study Planning Pages - Passion Projects, Genius Hour $

Independent Study Planning Pages

Genius Hour -- 2nd video explains what it is This could be a fun addition to Fun Fridays in AVID: allow the to explore their passions for college

Genius Hour -- video explains what it is This could be a fun addition to Fun Fridays in AVID: allow the to explore their passions for college

Fire up your students' passions with the Genius Hour! It's a guaranteed hit with your students.

Genius Hour

Fire up your students' passions with this project. By working on something that excites them everyday, Genius Hour will spill over into their other classwork! This activity is great for upper elementary students grade, grade, grade, grade) and beyond!

3 Rules for Genius Hour

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3 Rules for Genius Hour - a great visual for keeping students focused and on track during passion projects.

Genius Hour in Elementary                                                                                                                                                                                 More

This promotes the idea of using "Genius Hour" in Elementary School. "Genius Hour" involves students to use technology to research different topics in a controlled setting and able to reflect on what they learned.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5ePvBTfGoXfdjBtUGFWbjZ0czg/view?usp=sharing This blog makes inquiry easy to understand and it has a good initial organizer.

Inquiry Research: Moving Students Toward Independence

A few years ago, the staff at my school began learning about inquiry research. We used the book, Comprehension & Collaboration: Inquiry Circles in Action, by Ha

Passion Project Organizers and Rubrics

Passion Project Organizers and Rubrics

The idea of Genius Hour...amazing. Getting started with Genius Hour...a bit daunting.     Here is a sneak peek at how I got my students eng...

The idea of Genius Hour. Getting started with Genius Hour.a bit daunting. Here is a sneak peek at how I got my students eng.

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