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Technology and the Gifted

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  • Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, Photo and Video Sharing: Implications of Web 2.0 for Education. Michelle Eckstein [email_address] Technology and the Gifted © 2007 Michelle Eckstein All Rights Reserved
  • Changes Over Time
    • In the 1990’s the internet was a read only, static source of information.
    • In 2000’s the internet has become a dynamic, interactive source for sharing of information. The dynamic, social characteristics of this new set of web tools is sometimes referred to as Web 2.0 or the Read-Write Web.
    • Teachers can use these new tools to engage students in collaborative and meaningful conversations.
    • Students need to be literate in the new technologies
  • This IS the 21 st Century www.borg.com/~rjgtoons/images/ed26.gif
  • Web Safety
      • We all must understand the importance of safe Internet practices.
      • The students in junior and senior high schools are still adolescents.
      • Harassers and bullies must be held accountable for their behavior whether it happens in a classroom or in cyberspace.
  • Web Safety
    • Everyone must work with the young people to insure that students do not disclose more information about themselves online than they should.
      • First names only, No contact information
      • Don’t disclose clubs, school name, neighborhood, activities, sports teams
  • Content/Planning
      • Elementary school students should have a list of sites to visit not internet searches.
      • Middle level should begin to learn proper searching techniques.
      • High school students need reminders about what to do when they encounter inappropriate content.
  • Authentic 21st Century Learning for Gifted and Talented Students © 2007 Michelle Eckstein All rights reserved
  • RSS – Really Simple Syndication
  • Blog or Weblog
    • an online reflective and conversational journal published via the internet
    • facilitates critical feedback, by letting readers add comments
    • Motivates students to continue to write
    • Promotes critical thinking
  • Multi-Media Audio and Video
    • Pedro Noguera, a sociology professor at New York University, said “You know the No. 1 complaint about school is that it’s boring because the traditional way it’s taught relies on passive learning,” Mr. Noguera said. “It’s not interactive enough.”
    • ( New York Times , October 9, 2007)
  • Photo and Video Sharing
    • Digital photography websites are numerous and offer free services to upload photos, edit them, organize photos into galleries, and share them with others.
    • Videos can be published on the internet, where they can be viewed and commented on by classmates and the wider community. (YouTube, TeacherTube, Yahoo Video, Google Video)
  • Wiki is a piece of software that allows users to freely create and edit Web page content using any Web browser. Wiki
  • Student Wiki Projects
    • Collaboration of notes / study guides
    • Student written books
    • School newspaper
    • Showcase for student projects
    • Book group discussions
    • Science lab reports and discussions
    • Group projects
  • Comparing & Evaluating Sources
      • Wise researchers (and students) will give thought to whether each source is reliable using the following criteria:
        • accuracy
        • currency
        • authority
        • fairness
        • adequacy
        • efficiency
        • organization
  • Social Bookmarking
      • Social bookmarking is saving bookmarks to a web site and “tagging” them with keywords. Social bookmarking sites are a popular way to store, classify, share and search links.
  • Mapping
      • Google Earth provides opportunities for interactive geography explorations.
      • Students at various levels of readiness can easily study different map features or varying levels of detail.
  • Differentiation using 21 st Century Tools
  • 21 st Century Education
    • We are preparing our children for a future that we cannot possibly describe. What do children need to do today to prepare for an unpredictable future?
    • The most important thing we can teach our children, in a rapidly changing world, is to teach them how to learn and how to teach themselves.
    • - David Warlick
  • Connect, Collaborate, Create © 2007 Michelle Eckstein All rights reserved
      • Internet based learning group
      • Multi –grade, interest focused groups
      • Opportunities for students to work in areas of strength
      • Focused toward the production of real world products or services
      • Modeled after the ways in which knowledge utilization, thinking skills, and interpersonal relations take place in the real world.
      • www.giftedkidsnetwork.com
    Gifted Kids Network © 2007 Michelle Eckstein All rights reserved
  • Educational Consultant, Gifted Kids Network My Blog: www.talentedandgifted.net Contact Information: 303-499-3084 [email_address] www.giftedkidsnetwork.com Michelle Eckstein