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Friday, November 14, 2014

Higher level thinking is "taught" and "learned" in projects like these - especially when students create and apply rubrics. Well worth the read. Courtesy of ASCD Smart Brief.

                                                                       Students use "genius hour" to complete hands-on projects

Some fifth-graders at a Georgia school are using a "genius hour" during the school day to work on projects such as building a roller coaster, bookshelves and dioramas. Students present their projects at the end of the unit and are graded by student-developed rubrics. The Times (Gainesville, Ga.) (10/29)
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