PARENT SESSION - ROUND ROCK 2014

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PARENT SESSION - ROUND ROCK 2014

  1. 1. IDEAS FOR ENGAGING AND EMPOWERING GIFTED KIDS __________________________ Dr. Brian Housand brianhousand.com bit.ly/rrisd2014
  2. 2. brianhousand.com
  3. 3. “Raising geeks goes beyond teaching them the difference between Darths Vader and Maul. It means teaching them an empowering worldview.” WIRED - JUNE 2012
  4. 4. “Every generation of teenagers embraces the freedoms and possibilities wrought by technology in ways that shock the elders.” Time     March  27,  2006
  5. 5. “We don’t have the option of turning away from the future. No one gets to vote on whether technology is going to change our lives.” ! Bill Gates   The Road Ahead
  6. 6. REALITY
  7. 7. 3,339
  8. 8. EF 2 THEIR OWN DEVICES
  9. 9. DIGITAL PARENTING STYLE
  10. 10. PROTECT AND LIMIT Parents need to set boundaries to keep children safe. ! Digital media and technology are not important for a child's healthy development.
  11. 11. PROTECT Screen media needs to be balanced with other activities. ! Children are only one click away from a lot of material that's inappropriate for them.
  12. 12. EMPOWER Children can learn new things by using online media. ! Parents should offer guidance on how to use the Internet for learning.
  13. 13. EMPOWER AND ENGAGE Children need to learn to navigate the digital world and make choices for themselves. ! Children can exercise their creativity by using online media.
  14. 14. Show Curiosity
  15. 15. I like that. I don’t like that.
  16. 16. House Rules
  17. 17. “Show Me”
  18. 18. WONDER AND LEARN
  19. 19. wonderopolis.org
  20. 20. coursera.org
  21. 21. iTunes U
  22. 22. KHANACADEMY
  23. 23. youtube.com/user/Vihart
  24. 24. FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT
  25. 25. ! !   ! !   We  are  educa3ng  people   out  of  their  crea3vity.   !       Crea3vity  is  as  important   in  educa3on  as  literacy.   Sir Ken Robinson
  26. 26. cosmosontv.com
  27. 27. CONSUMERS PRODUCERS
  28. 28. MAKE A MOVIE
  29. 29. iMovie Trailers
  30. 30. LEGO Movie Maker
  31. 31. VIDEO GAMES
  32. 32. 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. CREATIVITY COMPUTER USE INTERNET USE CELL PHONE USE VIDEO GAME PLAY
  33. 33. 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. CREATIVITY VIDEO GAME PLAY
  34. 34. 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
  35. 35. 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
  36. 36. Not surprisingly, by comparison school strikes many young people as slow, boring, and frankly out of touch. - Seymour Papert
  37. 37. If you are impatient then this may not be the gAme for you
  38. 38. “There is nothing that is NOT possible.”
  39. 39. SURVIVAL OR CREATIVE
  40. 40. UNLIMITED You can make it into whatever you want it to be.
  41. 41. FOR aLL INTENTS aND PURPOSES, IT IS A SPACE WHERE YOU ARE GOD
  42. 42. C R E A T I V I T Y C R I T I C A L T H I N K I N G C O O P E R A T I O N C O L L A B O R A T I O N C O M M U N I C A T I O N C O N T R O L
  43. 43. stemchallenge.org
  44. 44. gamestarmechanic.com
  45. 45. www.truthandtrolls.com
  46. 46. LEARN TO CODE
  47. 47. code.org/learn
  48. 48. codeacademy.com
  49. 49. D I Y
  50. 50. diy.org
  51. 51. “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
  52. 52. t y v m
  53. 53. IDEAS FOR ENGAGING AND EMPOWERING GIFTED KIDS __________________________ Dr. Brian Housand brianhousand.com bit.ly/rrisd2014

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