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    Ideas for Empowering and Engaging GIFTED KIDS Ideas for Empowering and Engaging GIFTED KIDS Presentation Transcript

    • IDEAS FOR ENGAGING AND EMPOWERING GIFTED KIDS __________________________ GAGC Parent Day - March 9, 2014 Dr. Brian Housand
    • brianhousand.com
    • “Raising geeks goes beyond teaching them the difference between Darths Vader and Maul. It means teaching them an empowering worldview.” WIRED - JUNE 2012
    • WONDER AND LEARN
    • wonderopolis.com
    • coursera.org
    • iTunes U
    • youtube.com/user/Vihart
    • KHAN ACADEMY
    • duolingo.com
    • BECOME A BETTER SEARCHER
    • The illiterate of the 21st Century will not be those who cannot read or write, but those who cannot LEARN, UNLEARN AND RELEARN. (Toffler, 1970)
    • Fiction f rom Truth using Evidence
    • agoogleaday.com
    • google.com/insidesearch/searcheducation
    • FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT
    • ! !   Sir Ken Robinson ! ! !       We  are  educa)ng  people     Crea)vity  is  as  important   out  of  their  crea)vity.   in  educa)on  as  literacy.  
    • cosmosontv.com
    • Rather than running the risk of having our students become ! WALKING ENCYCLOPEDIAS! we need to TEACH them how to ! THINK CREATIVELY. (Sternberg,  2006)
    • PRODUCERS CONSUMERS
    • MAKE A MOVIE
    • iMovie Trailers
    • LEGO Movie Maker
    • bit.ly/middleschooldrawntolife
    • PHOTO CHALLENGE
    • five frames http://www.flickr.com/groups/visualstory/
    • flickr five frames 1st photo: establish characters and location
    • flickr five frames 2nd photo: create a situation with possibilities of what might happen
    • flickr five frames 3rd photo: involve the characters in the situation
    • flickr five frames 4th photo: build to probable outcomes
    • flickr five frames 5th photo: have a logical but surprising end
    • ! “Gifted  means  you  have  abilities  to  do  stuff  others  may  not  be  able  to  do,  even  if  they  are  not   easy.    This  tree  is  growing  in  the  shade  under  a  step….that’s  not  easy.”
    • “As  a  gifted  learner  I  feel  that  I  am  different;     I  am  a  leader;  and  I  am  powerful!”  
    • “Giftedness  means  you   can  be  talented  in  some   things  but  not  at  others;   you  swing  back  and  forth   at  the  things  you  are  good   at  and  the  things  you  are   not.”
    • VIDEO GAMES
    • COMPUTER USE INTERNET USE CREATIVITY CELL PHONE USE VIDEO GAME PLAY Jackson, L. A., Witt, E. A., Games, A. I., Fitzgerald, H. E., von Eye, A., & Zhao, Y. (2012). Information technology use and creativity: Findings from the Children and technology Project. Computers in Human Behavior, 28(2), 370-376.
    • VIDEO GAME PLAY CREATIVITY Jackson, L. A., Witt, E. A., Games, A. I., Fitzgerald, H. E., von Eye, A., & Zhao, Y. (2012). Information technology use and creativity: Findings from the Children and technology Project. Computers in Human Behavior, 28(2), 370-376.
    • Video games teach children what computers are beginning to teach adults--that some forms of learning are fast-paced, immensely compelling, and rewarding. - Seymour Papert
    • The fact that they are enormously demanding of one's time and require new ways of thinking remains a small price to pay (and is perhaps even an advantage) to be vaulted into the future. - Seymour Papert
    • Not surprisingly, by comparison school strikes many young people as slow, boring, and frankly out of touch. - Seymour Papert
    • I f y ou are i mpati ent th en th i s may not be th e gAme for y ou
    • “There is nothing that is NOT possible.”
    • SURVIVAL OR CREATIVE
    • UNLIMITED You can make it into whatever you want it to be.
    • FOR aLL INTENTS aND PURPOSES, IT IS A SPACE WHERE YOU ARE GOD
    • teachwithportals.com
    • stemchallenge.org
    • gamestarmechanic.com
    • www.truthandtrolls.com
    • www.pinkiesquare.com
    • LEARN TO CODE
    • code.org/learn
    • codeacademy.com
    • DIY
    • diy.org
    • MAKE A DIGITAL FOOTPRINT
    • Googleable
    • “We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but at least we can prepare our children for the future.” - Franklin D. Roosevelt
    • tyvm