FROM CURIOUS TO CREATIVE: Technology and Today’s Gifted Students
Brian Housand, Ph.D.
A common characteristic of gifted students is a seemingly insatiable curiosity, and thanks to the power of the Internet,
the answer to almost any question is only a few clicks away. Today’s gifted students also have unprecedented access to
powerful tools designed for creative production and worldwide distribution. As educators how can we tap into gifted
students’ interests and purposefully guide them towards meaningful products? Together, we will explore viable options for
transforming you and your students from consumers of information to producers of new knowledge.
“I have come to believe that a
great teacher is a great artist
and that there are as few of
these as there are of any other
great artists. It might even be
the greatest of the arts since
the medium is the human mind
curiosity into us so
that we brought in facts or
truths shielded in our hands
like captured butterflies.