On November 23, we are going to have a “genius hour”–a time for you to imagine and do whatever you want!
Gary Stager shared ten things you can do on a laptop.
- Write a Novel
- Share Your Knowledge
- Answer Tough Questions
- Make Sense of Data
- Design a Video Game
- Build a Killer Robot
- Lose Weight
- Direct a Blockbuster
- Compose a Symphony
- Change the World
- (Bonus) Be a Scientist, a Mathematician, an Engineer, a Luthier, etc., etc., etc.
What can you do in your own block of time?
Here are some more questions to ask yourself:
- What new idea do you want to develop?
- What have you been wanting to try?
- What skill can you master?
- What tool can you learn that will help you work better?
- What tool could help you create something beautiful?
- What tool could help you communicate better?
More Genius Questions from Angela Maiers
- How can we make it better?
- How can we make each other better?
- How do we know this to be so?
- Is this what is needed most?
- What is it we hope to accomplish and what’s stopping us?
- What are we most proud of?
- What is possible?
- When can we start?
- How will we prevent failure?
- How can we make this happen?
- Who can make this happen?
- What do we regret most?
- How can we make the best use of…?
- What if we…?
Here is a list of cool tools for school by categories. You can try something here. You can try something that is not on the computer too. It’s up to you.
What will you do for genius hour?
If you still don’t have an idea, here are some possible inspirations…
Create a guessing game, puzzle or creative writing prompt…
This list will continue to grow. For now, I just want you to think about possibilities!