Geeks Have Inherited the Earth - Montana AGATE 2014

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BRIAN HOUSAND, PHD
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Geek. Nerd. Dork. Dweeb. All terms that were once derogatory and served to alienate and ridicule highly intelligent individuals who are passionate about specific areas of interest. Yet, in 2014, these have become terms of empowerment to a great number of gifted students and a source of true pride. This session begins by examining the origin and evolution in the portrayal of stereotypes in popular culture while exploring the differences between each of these terms. From there, a collection of online tools and resources for the geeks and nerds in your life are presented. Come and GET YOUR GEEK ON!

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Geeks Have Inherited the Earth - Montana AGATE 2014

  1. 1. GEEKS HAVE INHERITED THE EARTH bit.ly/mt-agate
  2. 2. brianhousand.com
  3. 3. Brian H E L L O My name is
  4. 4. I AM A GEEK
  5. 5. BRIAN BRAIN
  6. 6. “THE GEEK”
  7. 7. BRIAN! JOHNSON
  8. 8. GEEKNERD
  9. 9. EPIC RAP BATTLE: NERD VS. GEEK
  10. 10. laughingsquid.com/nerd-venn-diagram-geek-dork-or-dweeb
  11. 11. 70% Nerdiness 76th Percentile
  12. 12. 83% Geekosity 99th Percentile
  13. 13. 35% Dork Points 57th Percentile
  14. 14. Modern, Cool Nerd
  15. 15. Probably Wears Glasses Probably Wears Glasses http://philosophyforlife.org/why-im-not-a-geek/
  16. 16. Above Average Intelligence Above Average Intelligence
  17. 17. Slightly obsessive in their interests. Slightly obsessive in their interests.
  18. 18. Likely to be mathletes, physics buffs, tech- heads, or hackers, although they could be evidence based wonks. Likely to be mathletes, physics buffs, tech- heads, or hackers, although they could be evidence based wonks.
  19. 19. Likely to get excited by machines or systems. Likely to get excited by machines or systems.
  20. 20. FONTS.FONTS.
  21. 21. Possess an endearingly goofy enthusiasm for their obsessions. Possess an endearingly goofy enthusiasm for their obsessions.
  22. 22. This slide drives you CRAZY.
  23. 23. Probably likes sci-fi, fantasy, superheroes, TV, comics, films and computer games. Probably likes sci-fi, fantasy, superheroes, TV, comics, films and computer games.
  24. 24. GEEKSHAVE INHERITED THE EARTH
  25. 25. Life ABSOLUTELY gets BETTER when you get older.
  26. 26. GIFTED LAND
  27. 27. YOU ARE NOT ALONE
  28. 28. FIND YOUR PEEPS
  29. 29. NOT JUST ON TUESDAYS 24 / 7
  30. 30. AIGALL DAY EVERYDAY
  31. 31. TALK TO YOUR KIDS ABOUT BEING GIFTED
  32. 32. 1. Don't be afraid to fall in love with something and pursue it with intensity.   2. Know, understand, take pride in, practice, develop, exploit and enjoy your greatest strengths.   3. Learn to free yourself from the expectations of others and to walk away from the games they impose on you.  Free yourself to play your own game.   4. Find a great teacher or mentor who will help you.   5. Don't waste energy trying to be well rounded.   6. Do what you love and can do well.   7. Learn the skills of interdependence. MANIFESTO: A Guide for Developing a Creative Career
  33. 33. It is OK to be smart.
  34. 34. It is GREAT to be smart.
  35. 35. It is AWESOME to be smart.
  36. 36. GIFTED!EDUCATIONUNDER ATTACK
  37. 37. 3 Jonathan Wai why Americans ignore gifted children REASONS
  38. 38. People care about THEMSELVES & THEIR KIDS.
  39. 39. A majority of Americans believe in EQUITY RATHER THAN EXCELLENCE
  40. 40. that’s not FAIR BUT,
  41. 41. GIFTED CHILDREN ARE OUR GREATEST NATURAL
 RESOURCE
  42. 42. DR. JAMES GALLAGHER! 1926-2014
  43. 43. W A G
  44. 44. What About Gifted?
  45. 45. HERE THERE
  46. 46. THERE
  47. 47. Talent Interest Passion
  48. 48. TOMORROWTODAY
  49. 49. TODAY TOMORROWSTOP
  50. 50. Opportunity Resources Encouragement
  51. 51. TODAY TOMORROW TO
  52. 52. ACCESS
  53. 53. What is Internet? @
  54. 54. nerdybookclub.wordpress.com
  55. 55. youtube.com/user/Vihart
  56. 56. starwars.wikia.com
  57. 57. harrypotterfanfiction.com
  58. 58. DON’T FORGET PODCASTS
  59. 59. mentalfloss.com
  60. 60. ConnectED 100Mpbs Internet Speeds in 99% of Schools in 5 Years
  61. 61. 0 25 50 75 100 HOTEL HOME ConnectED Google Fiber
  62. 62. Google fiber
  63. 63. 0 250 500 750 1000 HOTEL HOME ConnectED Google Fiber
  64. 64. CREATE
  65. 65. (Resnick, 1996) ! NOT Stereos Pianos
  66. 66. code.org/learn
  67. 67. codeacademy.com
  68. 68. diy.org
  69. 69. Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and SYNTHESIZE new things. - Steve Jobs, 1995
  70. 70. OPPORTUNITY
  71. 71. 20%
  72. 72. 10
  73. 73. TYPE III INDEPENDENT OR SMALL GROUP INVESTIGATIONS PRODUCTS AND/OR PERFORMANCES TYPE I GENERAL EXPLORATORY ACTIVITIES ! TYPE II METHODOLOGICAL TRAINING / HOW-TO ACTIVITIES ! (Renzulli, 1977)
  74. 74. MASSIVE OPEN ONLINE COURSES
  75. 75. iTunes U
  76. 76. DON’T FORGET PODCASTS
  77. 77. RESPONSIBILITY
  78. 78. With great power comes great responsibility
  79. 79. NEWS FLASH
  80. 80. CRITICAL CONSUMERS RESPONSIBLE PRODUCERS
  81. 81. shelfari.com
  82. 82. NECESSITY
  83. 83. “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
  84. 84. It’s the end of the world as we know it.
  85. 85. And 
 I feel fine.
  86. 86. “Every generation of teenagers embraces the freedoms and possibilities wrought by technology in ways that shock the elders.” Time     March  27,  2006
  87. 87. M E A N I N G
  88. 88. When ! am I ever going to ! use this?
  89. 89. meh.
  90. 90. RIGOR
  91. 91. VIGOR
  92. 92. ACCESS! CREATE! OPPORTUNITY! RESPONSIBILITY! NECESSITY
  93. 93. ACCESS! CREATE! OPPORTUNITY! RESPONSIBILITY! NECESSITY A C O R N
  94. 94. ACORN
  95. 95. From little acorns grow mighty oaks.
  96. 96. JOYOUS
  97. 97. CURIOSITY
  98. 98. IMAGINATION
  99. 99. PASSION
  100. 100. CREATIVITY
  101. 101. STOP
  102. 102. GO
  103. 103. TO INFINITY AND BEYOND
  104. 104. GEEKS HAVE INHERITED THE EARTH bit.ly/mt-agate

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