I love Genius Hour. I love the concepts behind Genius Hour ( having students explore and discover things they enjoy). Students choose something they want to learn about (ex: fashion, colors, etc) and they complete an in-depth research project on that subject. Students create an authentic learning experience that includes real world application on something they truly enjoy.
I attended Digital Formative assessment, Genius Hour and Math in PL.
During the Digital Formative Assessment session, I learned about different websites we can use as formative assessments that are quick, easy and engaging for students. The presenter talked about eight different websites: answergarden.ch, flipgrid.com, plickers.com, google forms, padlet.com, and quizizz.com. Each website allows students’ voice to be heard in different matters. For example, flipgrid.com allows students to record video responses, while quizizz.com has students picking multiple choice answers. Overall, each website has students engaged and curious about their learning and it’s a better option than paper and pencil when it comes to testing.