Ideas for Empowering and Engaging GIFTED KIDS

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Ideas for Empowering and Engaging GIFTED KIDS

  1. 1. IDEAS FOR ENGAGING AND EMPOWERING GIFTED KIDS __________________________ GAGC Parent Day - March 9, 2014 Dr. Brian Housand
  2. 2. brianhousand.com
  3. 3. “Raising geeks goes beyond teaching them the difference between Darths Vader and Maul. It means teaching them an empowering worldview.” WIRED - JUNE 2012
  4. 4. WONDER AND LEARN
  5. 5. wonderopolis.com
  6. 6. coursera.org
  7. 7. iTunes U
  8. 8. youtube.com/user/Vihart
  9. 9. KHAN ACADEMY
  10. 10. duolingo.com
  11. 11. BECOME A BETTER SEARCHER
  12. 12. The illiterate of the 21st Century will not be those who cannot read or write, but those who cannot LEARN, UNLEARN AND RELEARN. (Toffler, 1970)
  13. 13. Fiction f rom Truth using Evidence
  14. 14. agoogleaday.com
  15. 15. google.com/insidesearch/searcheducation
  16. 16. FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT
  17. 17. ! !   Sir Ken Robinson ! ! !       We  are  educa)ng  people     Crea)vity  is  as  important   out  of  their  crea)vity.   in  educa)on  as  literacy.  
  18. 18. cosmosontv.com
  19. 19. Rather than running the risk of having our students become ! WALKING ENCYCLOPEDIAS! we need to TEACH them how to ! THINK CREATIVELY. (Sternberg,  2006)
  20. 20. PRODUCERS CONSUMERS
  21. 21. MAKE A MOVIE
  22. 22. iMovie Trailers
  23. 23. LEGO Movie Maker
  24. 24. bit.ly/middleschooldrawntolife
  25. 25. PHOTO CHALLENGE
  26. 26. five frames http://www.flickr.com/groups/visualstory/
  27. 27. flickr five frames 1st photo: establish characters and location
  28. 28. flickr five frames 2nd photo: create a situation with possibilities of what might happen
  29. 29. flickr five frames 3rd photo: involve the characters in the situation
  30. 30. flickr five frames 4th photo: build to probable outcomes
  31. 31. flickr five frames 5th photo: have a logical but surprising end
  32. 32. ! “Gifted  means  you  have  abilities  to  do  stuff  others  may  not  be  able  to  do,  even  if  they  are  not   easy.    This  tree  is  growing  in  the  shade  under  a  step….that’s  not  easy.”
  33. 33. “As  a  gifted  learner  I  feel  that  I  am  different;     I  am  a  leader;  and  I  am  powerful!”  
  34. 34. “Giftedness  means  you   can  be  talented  in  some   things  but  not  at  others;   you  swing  back  and  forth   at  the  things  you  are  good   at  and  the  things  you  are   not.”
  35. 35. VIDEO GAMES
  36. 36. COMPUTER USE INTERNET USE CREATIVITY CELL PHONE USE VIDEO GAME PLAY 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.
  37. 37. VIDEO GAME PLAY CREATIVITY 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.
  38. 38. 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
  39. 39. 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
  40. 40. Not surprisingly, by comparison school strikes many young people as slow, boring, and frankly out of touch. - Seymour Papert
  41. 41. I f y ou are i mpati ent th en th i s may not be th e gAme for y ou
  42. 42. “There is nothing that is NOT possible.”
  43. 43. SURVIVAL OR CREATIVE
  44. 44. UNLIMITED You can make it into whatever you want it to be.
  45. 45. FOR aLL INTENTS aND PURPOSES, IT IS A SPACE WHERE YOU ARE GOD
  46. 46. teachwithportals.com
  47. 47. stemchallenge.org
  48. 48. gamestarmechanic.com
  49. 49. www.truthandtrolls.com
  50. 50. www.pinkiesquare.com
  51. 51. LEARN TO CODE
  52. 52. code.org/learn
  53. 53. codeacademy.com
  54. 54. DIY
  55. 55. diy.org
  56. 56. MAKE A DIGITAL FOOTPRINT
  57. 57. Googleable
  58. 58. “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
  59. 59. tyvm

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