Free Inquiry Resources

Genius Hour Resources for Students

ARTICLES:

Google’s 80/20 Principle Applies to Students
http://www.centerdigitaled.com/news/Googles-8020-Principle-Students.html

How 30 Minutes a Day Can Increase Your Intelligence –
http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifehack/how-half-an-hour-a-day-can-increase-your-intelligence.html

How Geniuses Think (skip to second half) –
http://www.creativitypost.com/create/how_geniuses_think#.T5yDi5rO9gU

Five Steps To Becoming an Expert –
http://www.bakadesuyo.com/5-steps-to-becoming-an-expert-59732

The”Best” Resources For Learning about the 10,000 Hour Rule and Deliberate Practice, collected by Larry Ferlazzo
http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2012/07/21/the-best-resources-for-learning-about-the-10000-hour-rule-deliberative-practice/

20% Projects are 100% Awesome
http://www.packwomantech.com/3/post/2013/02/20-time-is-a-100-awesome.html

VIDEOS for INSPIRATION:

What is Genius Hour?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkVX55aSAn4

Genius Hour: Follow Your Passion
http://bit.ly/11EvdfN

Personal Learning and Creation Time by Philip McIntosh
http://youtu.be/piAXZQ56DDk
Instructable mentioned in video:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Personal-Learning-and-Creation-Time-in-Middle-Scho/

Mr. Rogers Remix – Garden of Your Mind –
http://youtu.be/OFzXaFbxDcM

Caine’s Arcade –
http://vimeo.com/40000072

Caine’s Arcade… the sequel! –
http://gizmodo.com/5943165/caines-arcade-2-that-awesome-kids-arcade-gets-a-sequel

Pep Talk from Kid President to You –
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=l-gQLqv9f4o

13-Year-Old Genius Builds Generators – Self-Taught African Teen Wows MIT
www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOLOLrUBRBY

Richard St. John – The Power of Passion –
http://ed.ted.com/lessons/richard-st-john-the-power-of-passion

Matt Cutts – Try Something New for 30 Days –
http://www.ted.com/talks/matt_cutts_try_something_new_for_30_days.html

What is Curation? –
http://vimeo.com/38524181

Everyday Leaders –
http://www.ted.com/talks/drew_dudley_everyday_leadership.html?source=twitter#.T604WISwN3E.twitter

How to Start a Movement –
http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/derek_sivers_how_to_start_a_movement.html

Thomas Suarez – 12-Year-Old iPhone App Developer –
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fkd9TWUtFm0

William Kamkwamba – 14-Year-Old Who Read a Book and Made a Windmill for His Family –
http://www.ted.com/talks/william_kamkwamba_on_building_a_windmill.html

Amy Purdy – Living Beyond Limits –
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=N2QZM7azGoA

How Fiction Can Influence Real-World Events –
http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2012/08/ted-ed-how-fiction-can-influence-real-world-events/

Adora Svitak – What Adults Can Learn from Kids –
http://www.ted.com/talks/adora_svitak.html

Derek Sivers – Obvious to you. Amazing to Others –
http://youtu.be/xcmI5SSQLmE

IDEO Shopping Cart Design –
http://www.dustinkirk.com/2009/03/10/ideo-shopping-cart/

Here’s to the Crazy Ones….Think Different –
http://youtu.be/dX9GTUMh490

How much do you want it? (Blind skateboarder) –
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Ncq27mZq6b4#

What’s Your Sentence? (From Drive, by Daniel Pink) –
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyRu7k70Jhc

Five Minutes (a Day) to Change the World –
http://vimeo.com/24511734

EXAMPLES of PRESENTATIONS:

Kathleen Furtado – History of Bow Ties
http://youtu.be/w0t0Cl9Y2cY

Shayla – Sewing a Bunny
http://youtu.be/xIstcqPYXK0

Burke Baehr – What’s Wrong With Our Food System? –
http://www.ted.com/talks/birke_baehr_what_s_wrong_with_our_food_system.html

Natalie Warne – Anonymous Extraordinares –
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=FszSc7Fb8ss#!

Tara Suri & Niha Jain – Learning to Fail –
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=X0ZtPqG7t-A

Arianna Huffington – How to Succeed? Get More Sleep –
http://www.ted.com/talks/arianna_huffington_how_to_succeed_get_more_sleep.html

Audri’s Rube Goldberg Monster Trap
http://youtu.be/0uDDEEHDf1Y

 

PRESENTATION TOOLS:

Presentation Habits to UN-Learn –
http://sixminutes.dlugan.com/10-presentation-habits-unlearn-p1/

Popular Tools
Animoto
Slide Rocket
iMovie
Prezi
Projeqt
Powerpoint
Ted Talk Style Speech
Poster
Demonstration

FEEDBACK helps your presentation / project even better
http://vimeo.com/38247060

MANY Web 2.0 Presentation Tools
http://cooltoolsforschools.wikispaces.com/Presentation+Tools

More Presentation Tools
http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/05/list-of-20-free-tools-for-teachers-to.html

Creating Good Presentations
http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2009/05/25/the-best-sources-of-advice-for-making-good-presentations/

How to Give a LOUSY Presentation
http://www.businessweek.com/smallbiz/content/aug2009/sb20090825_379576.htm

Prezi Tips
http://thewikiman.org/blog/?p=866

Free Photos
http://photopin.com/

Locating Photos easily – check for copyright and price
http://compfight.com/

Creative Commons
http://search.creativecommons.org/

Creative Commons Sources
http://www.sitepoint.com/30-creative-commons-sources/

Flickr Search under Creative Commons
http://johnjohnston.info/flickrCC/

Online Stopwatch
http://www.online-stopwatch.com/

Interactive Images
http://www.thinglink.com/

Search and Find Sounds
http://www.soungle.com/

Royalty-Free Music Options
http://www.jeadigitalmedia.org/2012/07/06/royalty-free-music-for-video-production/

More Royalty-Free Music
http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/

Create Videos Without Installing Software
http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2012/07/10-ways-to-create-videos-without.html

 

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