23 Videos That Sparked Genius Hour Thinking, Collaboration, and Actions

In our classroom this year my colleague Gallit Zvi and I used many youtube videos to inspire resiliency, grit, and hope in our students prior to guiding them in formulating their inquiry questions about their passions and wonders during our weekly Genius Hour time.  Many of the videos were shared with me through wonderful connections I made with educator learners on Twitter, Facebook, and at various workshops.  I love my PLN!  However I am proud to say students and teachers in our room inspired each other too.  Some of our work is shared on this list too.

Enjoy the list and please share your own favourites!

Sincerely,

Hugh McDonald

1.  Creativity Requires Time

2.  TMB Panyee FC Short Film

3.  Girls First Ski Jump

4.  15-Yr-Old Kelvin Doe Wows M.I.T.

5.  Obvious to you. Amazing to others. – by Derek Sivers

6.  I Will Not Let An Exam Result Decide My Fate

7.  The Time You Have (In JellyBeans)

8.  Rethinking Learning: The 21st Century Learner

9.  Caine’s Arcade

10.  What is Genius Hour

11.  Making the Most Out of Every Second

12.  Thanksgiving 2012

13.  Genius Hour Project: Stop Motion

14.  How to Make A Pull Apart Cake

15.  Honk if You Love Someone

16.  Honk if You Love Someone – Documenting Our Learning

17.  We are Silent

18.  A Pep Talk from Kid President to You

19.  Boy Inspires Kids – Kids Inspire Us All (Amazing Finish)

20.  Act of Sportsmanship Gives Texas High Schooler Shot At Glory

21.  Bubba’s Hover

22.  Sesame Street: Share it Maybe

23.  How Bad Do You Want It?

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23 Responses to 23 Videos That Sparked Genius Hour Thinking, Collaboration, and Actions

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  3. Natalie McKalip says:

    Thanks for paying it forward.

  4. colleenkr says:

    Reblogged this on Northern Art Teacher and commented:
    Amazing ideas to inspire creativity in the classroom.

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  6. Thanks for these! I added a bunch to my Pinterest board at http://pinterest.com/terrieichholz/inspirational-videos-for-students/ You are welcome to take a look and see if any of those videos work for you 🙂

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  10. JJ says:

    Love this page, am just starting something similar to genius hour and these videos are a great resource! Thanks.

  11. Peter Strawn says:

    My hope is to implement genius hour next year. Thank you for sharing these resources; I will definitely be returning to them as I plan over the summer. Thanks!

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  14. mrrolph says:

    Reblogged this on rolphsroom and commented:
    A great collection of the inspiring, motivational and thought provoking. Thank you Hugh McDonald for putting this collection together.

  15. Xue Qiu says:

    The videos are really good, especially that the second one is so inspiring, thank you for sharing.

  16. mamamoo22 says:

    Reblogged this on My Window of Opportunity and commented:
    This series of videos is very inspirational. #GeniusHour #GeniusHourJourney #GHJ

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  19. liz simpson says:

    good stuff! thank you for sharing and I will for sure be passing these on to others

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