I'm a little late on writing this post but wanted to share because it was such a fun day for our students and gave them an opportunity to see themselves as teachers as well as students.
We were recently given the opportunity to participate in a Mystery Skype with teachers at a session at the Microsoft campus in North Dakota. Kelly Rexine had contacted me to ask if we would be willing to participate and we were more than willing. We were so excited! Our third grade students absolutely love to Mystery Skype and I thought it would be a great opportunity for them to share their expertise and excitement about the topic with teachers that were wanting to learn.
So I recently began challenging my students to find ways to apply specific standards when working on their Genius Hour projects. For example, this week I gave them a TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills)objective for Math, ELA, Science, and Technology. I then asked them to tell me if they found a way to incorporate that specific skill into their project.