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Parents ITAG 2017

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Parents ITAG 2017

  1. 1. TODAY’S TECHNOLOGY + GIFTED STUDENTS__________________________ brianhousand.com/itag2017 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 RightsGifted 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. “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
  13. 13. EF 2 THEIR OWN DEVICES
  14. 14. “Every generation of teenagers embraces the freedoms and possibilities wrought by technology in ways that shock the elders.” Time March 27, 2006
  15. 15. DIGITAL PARENTING STYLE
  16. 16. 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.
  17. 17. 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.
  18. 18. EMPOWER Children can learn new things by using online media. Parents should offer guidance on how to use the Internet for learning.
  19. 19. 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.
  20. 20. House Rules
  21. 21. Show Curiosity
  22. 22. “Show Me”
  23. 23. I like that. I don’t like that.
  24. 24. WONDER AND LEARN
  25. 25. wonderopolis.org
  26. 26. iTunes U
  27. 27. KHANACADEMY
  28. 28. khanacademy.org/ partner-content
  29. 29. khanacademy.org/partner-content/ pixar/storytelling
  30. 30. FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT
  31. 31. We are educa3ng people out of their crea3vity. Crea3vity is as important in educa3on as literacy. Sir Ken Robinson
  32. 32. Thinking Like a child
  33. 33. Why are kids so much better at this than adults?
  34. 34. CONSUMERS PRODUCERS
  35. 35. MAKE A MOVIE
  36. 36. iMovie Trailers
  37. 37. VIDEO GAMES
  38. 38. 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
  39. 39. 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
  40. 40. If you are impatient then this may not be the gAme for you
  41. 41. “There is nothing that is NOT possible.”
  42. 42. UNLIMITED You can make it into whatever you want it to be.
  43. 43. 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
  44. 44. CONSUMERS PRODUCERS
  45. 45. stemchallenge.org
  46. 46. gamestarmechanic.com
  47. 47. ITECH
  48. 48. FORGETTHEi TECHNOLOGY!
  49. 49. LEARN TO CODE
  50. 50. code.org/learn
  51. 51. codecademy.com
  52. 52. codecombat.com
  53. 53. Emma Yang
  54. 54. You don't have to be a doctor or a politician to effect change in the world. Solve the problems you see around you.
  55. 55. D I Y
  56. 56. diy.org
  57. 57. “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
  58. 58. Krissy Venosdale How about instead of of just preparing kids for the future we EMPOWER them to CREATE it?
  59. 59. brianhousand.com brianhousand@gmail.com @brianhousand brian.housand bc1000

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