The Dig on Digital Graphics

Exploring Interests and Igniting a Passion for Learning

Genius Hour - Our Latest Endeavor

In Digital Graphics, we have been working on a project called Genius Hour. Genius Hour is a national movement inspired by a practice in which Google allows their employees time to explore interests or passions. I have adapted a version of this practice in our classroom. Students were allowed to choose an interest or passion that they wanted to explore or learn. Students will eventually present their topics and showcase what they have learned in interesting, “out of the box” ways. I have encouraged them to go the extra mile and interview people, document experiences, collaborate with others, and gain first-hand experiences. Watch the video below for a brief overview and check out the gallery below the video to see actual topics your children are exploring!
What is Genius Hour? - Introduction to Genius Hour in the Classroom

Have you seen your child's work?

From the beginning of the year, students have been cataloging their work on an ePortfolio. The students made the website in Google Sites and upload their finished work every month. Ask your student to share their projects with you! I am so proud of their work and I know you will be too! Students simply need to log into Google to access their ePortfolio.

http://sites.google.com

Here's a Snapshot of What's Going on in Class:

We need you!

How can you help?

Click the link below to access the list of Genius Hour project topics. If you or anyone you know has experience with the topic, email me and let me know! Students would LOVE to speak with these experts or even gain first-hand experience if possible!


Genius Hour Topics


Email me at hensleet@ltisdschools.org

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