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Sarah Blattner

How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses | Wired Business | - 0 views

    It all comes down to agency, voice and choice.
Sarah Blattner

Measuring What Matters Most - 0 views

    Choice-based assessments for the Digital Age
Sarah Blattner

Bluebonnet Elementary students earn badges for good choices - 0 views

    Elementary uses badges to signify achievement around character badges. Students demonstrate achievement by submitting two complete projects, researching individuals, creating a puppet skit, etc.
Sarah Blattner

The Future: What 32 Ed Leaders Are Excited About - Vander Ark on Innovation - Education Week - 0 views

    Innovation, personalized learning, blended learning, agency and choice, competency-based learning ... wow!
Sarah Blattner

Are We Taking Our Students' Work Seriously Enough? | MindShift - 0 views

    What should kids' participation "ladder" look like?
Kelly Platzke

My experience in getting started with Genius Hour | ReconfigurEd. - 1 views

  • We provided a proposal template in the form of a Google Doc and asked that each student submit their idea and plan to their teacher. As the proposals star rolling in, we are giving students feedback by leaving a comment on their document and suggesting changes or tweaks where necessary.
    • Kelly Platzke
      These are science-based ideas, but students could make LA connections as well. (i.e. Is it true that the only theme in all of literature is "Who am I?"; Yahweh means "I AM" - how does that impact our understanding of human identity?). Any topic will be applicable to LA and technology skills: research, writing, collaborating, sharing, presenting, etc. 
  • Google’s 80/20 time, where engineers are encouraged to take 20% of their weekly load to work towards personal projects of their choice.
  • The question we both had was, what if students were offered the same opportunity?
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  • twitter,
  • following media and blog articles
  • They would be given roughly 1 hour during the week to work towards their projects. I also made this sweet banner as our Genius Hour poster, and explained that photoshop was something that no-body taught me, because I was never given the opportunity to learn it. But I decided to find out if I could teach myself. The result is that I now have a basic knowledge of photoshop! This was the idea that we communicated to them about Genius Hour, that they were to be the ones to decide what to learn, how to do it, and then what to do with it.
  • 10 Principles of Genius Hour
  • firming up their essential question to set up their projects.
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