Enrichment 2.0 Gifted Education For The 21st Century


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  • Introduce self Educational Consultant Founder of Gifted Kids Network Parent of two gifted kids Serve on Boulder Valley School District TAG advisory Committee Secretary of BVGT Teach technology classes for GT kids through BVSD Lifelong learning
  • Enrichment 2.0 Gifted Education For The 21st Century

    1. 1. <ul><li>MICHELLE ECKSTEIN </li></ul><ul><li>EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANT </li></ul><ul><li>GIFTED KIDS NETWORK </li></ul><ul><li>WWW.GIFTEDKIDSNETWORK.COM </li></ul>© 2008 Michelle Eckstein All Rights Reserved Gifted and Talented Education for the 21 st Century NMAG 2008 Summer Institute On Gifted Education July 31, 2008
    2. 2. What is Web 2.0? <ul><li>The term ‘Web 2.0’ was officially coined in 2004 by Dale Dougherty, a vice-president of O’Reilly Media Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>Many believe the Web has entered a second phase, where new services and software - collectively known as Web 2.0 - are transforming the web from a read only medium to one where anyone can publish and share content and easily collaborate with others. </li></ul>
    3. 3. How can we use technology to meet the needs of gifted students? <ul><li>Siegle (2004, 2007) has suggested that technology of the 21st century can provide educators with new and exciting possibilities for engaging gifted and talented students. </li></ul><ul><li>As we enter the 21st century, tools of collaboration have changed dramatically. </li></ul><ul><li>Over the last five years, there has been a significant change in the Internet. </li></ul>
    4. 4. How is Web 2.0 changing education? <ul><li>Teachers are discovering that Web 2.0 can be used to empower students and create exciting new learning opportunities. </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 provides opportunities for differentiation of content, process, product and learning environment. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Web 2.0 technologies <ul><li>Web 2.0 technologies are collaborative and conversational. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wiki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social networking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video and photo sharing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussion Forums </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcasting </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Introduction
    7. 7. Pedagogy and Best Practices <ul><li>Joseph Renzulli’s Schoolwide Enrichment Model of Enrichment Clusters </li></ul><ul><li>Bloom’s taxonomy for high level thinking skills </li></ul><ul><li>Vickie Davis’s Flat Classroom Model </li></ul>
    8. 8. What are Enrichment Clusters? <ul><li>Internet based </li></ul><ul><li>Multi –grade </li></ul><ul><li>Interest based groups </li></ul><ul><li>Focused toward the production of real world products or services </li></ul>
    9. 9. Online Collaboration <ul><li>Wikis – easy to update web pages </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs – online journals </li></ul><ul><li>RSS – really simple syndication </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative documents </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts – audio or video files that can created, saved online, and viewed or listened to by anyone with a media player (iPod, mp3, computer). </li></ul><ul><li>Streaming video or audio – web based audio or video files that are viewed through the computer. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Wide range of individuals can participate <ul><ul><li>Gifted students from rural areas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Homeschooled students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gifted students in urban schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gifted students from different cultures and socio-economic backgrounds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adult mentors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>International experts and professionals </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Explore the Example <ul><li>Animal Planet </li></ul>
    12. 12. Setting up an Enrichment Cluster <ul><li>Select a Content Area and Write a Description </li></ul><ul><li>Find schools/ students to participate </li></ul><ul><li>Establish a home for the cluster (wiki) </li></ul><ul><li>Obtain parental permission for students to participate </li></ul><ul><li>Introductions </li></ul>
    13. 13. <ul><li>Topic Choice </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Product Choice & Development </li></ul><ul><li>Showcase Student Work </li></ul>
    14. 14. Step 1: Write a description <ul><li>Resources wiki </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.enrichment2.wikispaces.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>University of Connecticut’s database </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.gifted.uconn.edu/clusters/ </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. Step 2: Find schools/ students to participate <ul><li>Collaborate with other schools in your district </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate with other schools in your state </li></ul><ul><li>Social Network of Educators interested in using Enrichment 2.0 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.enrichment2.ning.com </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. Step 3: Obtain Permission <ul><li>Permission forms serve several purposes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Informs - let’s parents know what you will be doing and what technology tools students will be using </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows parents to say no to allowing students online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sets forth the rules and holds students accountable to follow the rules </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sample Permission forms </li></ul>
    17. 17. Step 4: Establish a home for the cluster <ul><li>Requirements: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Safe and secure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Privacy options </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be monitored </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ad free </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Doesn’t cost too much </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Space to post links and embed materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussion forum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allow for collaborative work </li></ul></ul>
    18. 18. Where to call home? <ul><li>Possibilities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wiki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.giftedkidsnetwork.wikispaces.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Network </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.giftedkidsnetwork.ning.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Content Management System or Virtual Learning Environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Moodle – www.giftedkidsnetwork.com/moodle </li></ul></ul></ul>
    19. 19. Wiki <ul><li>Free Wiki’s for educators </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.wikispaces.com or www.pbwiki.com </li></ul></ul>www.giftedkidsnetwork.wikispaces.com
    20. 20. Using the Wiki <ul><li>Setting up a Wiki </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Request a free site for educators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Decide privacy settings </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Embedding Content </li></ul><ul><li>Inviting students to be members </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring the Space </li></ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://talentedandgifted.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul></ul>
    21. 21. Step 5: Introductions <ul><li>Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Content </li></ul><ul><li>Students </li></ul>
    22. 22. Embed Introductory Materials <ul><li>Tutorials </li></ul><ul><li>Content Example </li></ul>
    23. 23. Avatars <ul><li>Encourage students to create an avatar or find a graphic that represents their interests to use as their ‘picture’ on their blog or other public sites. </li></ul><ul><li>http://avatars.yahoo.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.meez.com/ </li></ul>
    24. 24. Tools of the Enrichment 2.0 Cluster
    25. 25. Podcast <ul><li>Podcasts - </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Discovery Channel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Education Podcast Network </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NPR  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>History Channel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NASA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National Geographic </li></ul></ul>
    26. 26. Step 6: Topic Choice <ul><li>Students use the discussion forums and collaborative graphic organizers to select and narrow a topic. </li></ul>
    27. 27. Graphic Organizers
    28. 28. Collaborative Documents <ul><li>Google Docs </li></ul><ul><li>Http://docs.google.com </li></ul><ul><li>Zoho www.zoho.com </li></ul>
    29. 29. Step 7: Research <ul><li>Depending on the age of your students you can use: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>School or public library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Post links to approved web sites on your online homeroom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Bookmarking sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allow students to search the internet </li></ul></ul>
    30. 30. Embed links in the ‘homeroom’ <ul><li>Moodle </li></ul>
    31. 31. Embed links in the ‘homeroom’ <ul><li>Wiki </li></ul>
    32. 32. Embed links in the ‘homeroom’ <ul><li>Ning </li></ul>
    33. 33. Personal Learning Communities <ul><li>News feeds provide rich content in areas of interest.  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Yahoo News , CBS News , Reuters , NPR , and ABC </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Aggregators </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bloglines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yahoo Reader </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and Google Reader </li></ul></ul>
    34. 34. Step 8: Product Choice & Development <ul><li>A few applications students might consider using: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.voicethread.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.flickr (photo sharing) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.jumpcut (video creation) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.animoto.com (video creation) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.pixton.com (comic strip creation) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Additional tools listed on my blog www.talentedandgifted.net </li></ul>
    35. 35. Step 9: Showcase Student Work <ul><li>Share student work on the internet by creating a public wiki for final projects. </li></ul><ul><li>Have students blog about their project. </li></ul><ul><li>Have students present their projects at a talent fair or school assembly. </li></ul>
    36. 36. Competitions <ul><li>Enrichment 2.0 students can enter their products in national internet based competitions such </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.thinkquest.org , </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.ecybermission.com , </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://web.mit.edu/inventeams/ , </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.sallyridescience.com , </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.exploravision.org , and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.futurecity.org . </li></ul></ul>
    37. 37. Obstacles to Implementation <ul><li>Bandwidth </li></ul><ul><li>Blocking of multimedia sites </li></ul><ul><li>Access for students in poverty or rural locations </li></ul>
    38. 38. Examples of Enrichment 2.0 Clusters offered by the Gifted Kids Network <ul><li>Animal Planet </li></ul><ul><li>Web Design </li></ul><ul><li>Cool Tools Rule </li></ul><ul><li>World Affairs and Global Health </li></ul>
    39. 39. What’s Next <ul><li>Join the www.enrichment2.ning.com and start making connections with other educators interested in using these technologies. </li></ul><ul><li>Get started today… </li></ul><ul><li>Pick a topic and write a description </li></ul><ul><li>Find schools/ students to participate </li></ul><ul><li>Establish a home for the cluster (wiki) </li></ul>
    40. 40. <ul><li>GIFTED AND TALENTED EDUCATION </li></ul><ul><li>FOR THE 21 ST CENTURY </li></ul><ul><li>MICHELLE ECKSTEIN </li></ul><ul><li>EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANT </li></ul><ul><li>GIFTED KIDS NETWORK </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>WEB SITE: WWW.GIFTEDKIDSNETWORK.COM </li></ul><ul><li>BLOG : WWW.TALENTEDANDGIFTED.NET </li></ul>Enrichment 2.0 © 2007 Michelle Eckstein All Rights Reserved