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.

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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.

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!

Genius Time/Passion Hour/Research Brainstorming

Genius Time/Passion Hour/Research Brainstorming

Getting started with Genius Time, Passion Hour, Time, or whatever you call it? For some students, it can be challenging for them to find something they're interested in researching. This page helps students with the brainstorming process.

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!

What I Learned from My First Genius Hour...Looking Backward, Going Forward - thethirdwheel

What I Learned from My First Genius Hour...Looking Backward, Going Forward

Idea: CREATE MY OWN POWTOON introducing our Genius Hour to meet our requirements. What I Learned from My First Genius Hour.Looking Backward, Going Forward - thethirdwheel

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.

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

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