This YouTube channel is an example of how parents MUST sign off on genius project. The final video “go Pro hero” is the only “officially submiited” video for this student's genius project. But he runs a youtube channel that has a bit of a cult following. I don't approve of the stunts, etc. but the child's mother does. He also did all the work at home except for the final. This is one of those challenging ones and is something to be aware that you can deal with when you have genius projects. I have parent sign off on anything students do.
tags: education news passion_project
Wix.com AwesomeMadi created by Tucker2015 based on my-gallery | Wix.com
This efolio is by far one of the best. I love on the homepage. She says “Hello my name is madison and I'm an artist.” yes, you are, my dear.
I enjoy what this student did with learning to edit in Photoshop.
Here's the website where Merritt compiled all her book reviews on Kindle Nation Daily.
Psst Parents And YA Authors, This Post is For You – An Interview With a 10th Grade YA eBook Reader – Recommendations, Current Trends And Advice From a Member of The YA Audience | Kindle Kids' Corner
Another one of my students has been writing and sharing on the Kindle Kids Corner. Here's an interview she did about trends in Young Adult fiction and I agree with so much of what she's written. This is another example of how authentic projects can transform a student. This happened to come out of one of my favorite kindle book sites – Kindle Nation Daily and an email conversation I had with the author Steven Windwalker (penname.)
Another beautiful site and student work. Students update these and use them as they apply for scholarships. As I type this, I'm listening to this student's CD. He and his friends decided to cut a CD for his passion project. I love how this project gets students to do the things they want to do. Things that are important but don't get done move up the list when they are getting a grade – especially for your strong students. I think of the beautiful music that has been recorded on CD as part of these projects and it means a lot. I wish you can hear it, but likely they will release it soon. ;-)
Learning with ‘e's: 10 characteristics of authentic learning
An important read as we work to reinvent schools and make sure we measure authentic learning with more authentic measures than bubble trouble. ;-)
tags: education news edreform authentic learning assessment edu_trends edu_news
Another passion project from a student who loves softball.
tags: education news geniushour
What happens during a general checkup? – YouTube
This a general overview video that my student Riya made as part of her passion project. She wanted to help kids be unafraid of going to the pediatrician's office and she wants to be a pediatrician herself. She now has a youtube channel complete with videos to help children. I'm very proud of what she's done. This is just one example of the kind of learning that can happen. click on her name to view the other videos in the series. It is so interesting to see how much her little brother has grown in the 2 years she's been making the videos.
I love this project created by one of my students to help children be unafraid to go to the doctor. She has a youtube channel called Pediatric Videos with one video having more than 50,000 views (the one on CT scanning.) Her dad is a pediatrician and filmed everything while supervising her and helping her write the script. Her little brother was the patient. This is a fantastic example of a passion based project.
tags: education news passionbasedlearning geniushour passion_project
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