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Gifted Kids and Tech - What Parents Need to Know

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If growing up in a digital age is challenging, raising kids in a digital age is even more difficult. With unprecedented access to technology that seemingly changes on an almost daily basis, gifted children are being asked to grow up online. This session will equip parents and teachers with tools and strategies to empower and engage today’s youth in meaningful ways.

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Gifted Kids and Tech - What Parents Need to Know

  1. 1. TODAY’S TECHNOLOGY + GIFTED STUDENTS__________________________ brianhousand.com/page2015 What Parents Need To Know
  2. 2. Brian H E L L O My name is
  3. 3. I AM A GEEK
  4. 4. “Raising geeks goes beyond teaching them the difference between Darths Vader and Maul. It means teaching them an empowering worldview.” WIRED - JUNE 2012
  5. 5. TALK TO YOUR KIDS ABOUT BEING GIFTED
  6. 6. bit.ly/nagc-parents
  7. 7. You have a right to… • know about your giftedness. • learn something new everyday. • be passionate about your talent area without apologies. • have an identity beyond your talent area. • feel good about your accomplishments. • make mistakes. • seek guidance in the development of your talent. • have multiple peer groups and a variety of friends. • choose which of your talent areas you wish to pursue. • not to be gifted at everything. Gifted Children’s Bill of Rights
  8. 8. It is OK to be smart.
  9. 9. It is GREAT to be smart.
  10. 10. It is AWESOME to be smart.
  11. 11. DFTBADON’T FORGET TO BE AWESOME
  12. 12. youtube.com/user/crashcourse
  13. 13. youtube.com/user/Vihart
  14. 14. “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
  15. 15. EF 2 THEIR OWN DEVICES
  16. 16. “Every generation of teenagers embraces the freedoms and possibilities wrought by technology in ways that shock the elders.” Time March 27, 2006
  17. 17. REALITY
  18. 18. 3,339
  19. 19. DIGITAL PARENTING STYLE
  20. 20. 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.
  21. 21. 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.
  22. 22. EMPOWER Children can learn new things by using online media. Parents should offer guidance on how to use the Internet for learning.
  23. 23. 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.
  24. 24. House Rules
  25. 25. Show Curiosity
  26. 26. “Show Me”
  27. 27. I like that. I don’t like that.
  28. 28. WONDER AND LEARN
  29. 29. wonderopolis.org
  30. 30. coursera.org
  31. 31. iTunes U
  32. 32. KHANACADEMY
  33. 33. CLICK HERE THEN HERE
  34. 34. FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT
  35. 35. We are educa3ng people out of their crea3vity. Crea3vity is as important in educa3on as literacy. Sir Ken Robinson
  36. 36. CONSUMERS PRODUCERS
  37. 37. MAKE A MOVIE
  38. 38. iMovie Trailers
  39. 39. LEGO Movie Maker
  40. 40. $40,000 PER MONTH
  41. 41. VIDEO GAMES
  42. 42. 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
  43. 43. 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
  44. 44. 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
  45. 45. 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
  46. 46. Not surprisingly, by comparison school strikes many young people as slow, boring, and frankly out of touch. - Seymour Papert
  47. 47. If you are impatient then this may not be the gAme for you
  48. 48. “There is nothing that is NOT possible.”
  49. 49. SURVIVAL OR CREATIVE
  50. 50. UNLIMITED You can make it into whatever you want it to be.
  51. 51. FOR aLL INTENTS aND PURPOSES, IT IS A SPACE WHERE YOU ARE GOD
  52. 52. 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
  53. 53. stemchallenge.org
  54. 54. gamestarmechanic.com
  55. 55. LEARN TO CODE
  56. 56. code.org/learn
  57. 57. codecademy.com
  58. 58. 400,000 DOWNLOADS!
  59. 59. appinventor.mit.edu
  60. 60. 0.4%OF FEMALE COLLEGE FRESHMAN PLAN ON MAJORING IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
  61. 61. D I Y
  62. 62. diy.org
  63. 63. “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
  64. 64. brianhousand.com brianhousand@gmail.com @brianhousand brian.housand bc1000

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