Education Genius


What is Education Genius?

Education Genius works closely with teachers at all levels and across disciplines to design and implement classroom projects using the Genius collaborative annotation platform. Whether the assignment is a classic work of literature, primary source historical document, or scientific article, Education Genius lets students analyze and discuss their coursework line by line, online. We’re updating close reading for the twenty-first century! Public school educators, check out our annotated Common Core to learn how you can use Genius to implement the standards for reading and writing.

Who writes the annotations?

Across the Genius channels, from Rap and Rock to Lit and History, students are major participants in our project of breaking down all genres of writing. Teachers add texts to the site and students sign up for accounts to annotate their reading, earning “Genius” IQ points for their contributions.

Who do I contact if I’m a teacher, professor, or school?

If you are an educator interested in using Genius in your classroom, check out our Teacher’s Guide. To learn more about Education Genius and to activate your Genius “Educator” account contact [email protected].


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Education Genius Free Free for use.


January 21, 2015

This is a great tool for the annotation of text. Education Genius is great for practicing critical reading strategies–especially regarding deep textual analysis. There are a lot of really interesting ways this site can be used in different learning environments–whether to help struggling readers, or to clarify portions of dense or confusing subject matter. The comment feature is really nice. Of the new and emerging ed tools this is one of my personal favorites, and one which I find to be very promising.

Conceptually, takes some getting used to, but once you figure it out there is a lot you can do and much to discover!