We are well into our Genius Hour projects. We have developed plans, recorded our wonderings, avoided plagiarism by creating a works cited page & taking notes in our own words, and are now busy immersing ourselves in passions. The absolute best part of teaching is seeing kids so passionate about what they are learning that they can't wait to get started learning more about what interests THEM.
We have a wide variety of topics being studied right now...tinkering, sewing, robotics, time lapse, origami, morse code, skinks, effective public speaking, designing items to help disabled animals, Lego WeDo and Mindstorm, developing a business plan and even light shows.
|Ollie ramp construction|
|Cubelets and Legos|
|Creating characters for a game|
|Developing a prototype to help a disabled animal walk|
|Learning some sewing basics|
|Step-by-step to sewing a bookmark|
If you have not tried teaching with the Genius Hour concept, I highly recommend it. You will be amazed at how the kids take charge of their learning. Check out this LiveBinder curated by Joy Kirr to help you get started...