Technology and the Gifted

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  • Introduce self Masters from UCONN BVSD TAG advisor BVGT secretary Parent of 2 gifted high schoolers Founder of Gifted Kids Network
  • Technology and the Gifted

    1. 1. Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, Photo and Video Sharing: Implications of Web 2.0 for Education. Michelle Eckstein [email_address] Technology and the Gifted © 2007 Michelle Eckstein All Rights Reserved
    2. 2. Changes Over Time <ul><li>In the 1990’s the internet was a read only, static source of information. </li></ul><ul><li>In 2000’s the internet has become a dynamic, interactive source for sharing of information. The dynamic, social characteristics of this new set of web tools is sometimes referred to as Web 2.0 or the Read-Write Web. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers can use these new tools to engage students in collaborative and meaningful conversations. </li></ul><ul><li>Students need to be literate in the new technologies </li></ul>
    3. 3. This IS the 21 st Century www.borg.com/~rjgtoons/images/ed26.gif
    4. 4. Web Safety <ul><ul><li>We all must understand the importance of safe Internet practices. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The students in junior and senior high schools are still adolescents. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Harassers and bullies must be held accountable for their behavior whether it happens in a classroom or in cyberspace. </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Web Safety <ul><li>Everyone must work with the young people to insure that students do not disclose more information about themselves online than they should. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>First names only, No contact information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t disclose clubs, school name, neighborhood, activities, sports teams </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Content/Planning <ul><ul><li>Elementary school students should have a list of sites to visit not internet searches. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Middle level should begin to learn proper searching techniques. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High school students need reminders about what to do when they encounter inappropriate content. </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Authentic 21st Century Learning for Gifted and Talented Students © 2007 Michelle Eckstein All rights reserved
    8. 8. RSS – Really Simple Syndication
    9. 14. Blog or Weblog <ul><li>an online reflective and conversational journal published via the internet </li></ul><ul><li>facilitates critical feedback, by letting readers add comments </li></ul><ul><li>Motivates students to continue to write </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes critical thinking </li></ul>
    10. 20. Multi-Media Audio and Video <ul><li>Pedro Noguera, a sociology professor at New York University, said “You know the No. 1 complaint about school is that it’s boring because the traditional way it’s taught relies on passive learning,” Mr. Noguera said. “It’s not interactive enough.” </li></ul><ul><li>( New York Times , October 9, 2007) </li></ul>
    11. 25. Photo and Video Sharing <ul><li>Digital photography websites are numerous and offer free services to upload photos, edit them, organize photos into galleries, and share them with others. </li></ul><ul><li>Videos can be published on the internet, where they can be viewed and commented on by classmates and the wider community. (YouTube, TeacherTube, Yahoo Video, Google Video) </li></ul>
    12. 32. Wiki is a piece of software that allows users to freely create and edit Web page content using any Web browser. Wiki
    13. 46. Student Wiki Projects <ul><li>Collaboration of notes / study guides </li></ul><ul><li>Student written books </li></ul><ul><li>School newspaper </li></ul><ul><li>Showcase for student projects </li></ul><ul><li>Book group discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Science lab reports and discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Group projects </li></ul>
    14. 48. Comparing & Evaluating Sources <ul><ul><li>Wise researchers (and students) will give thought to whether each source is reliable using the following criteria: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>accuracy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>currency </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>authority </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>fairness </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>adequacy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>efficiency </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>organization </li></ul></ul></ul>
    15. 49. Social Bookmarking <ul><ul><li>Social bookmarking is saving bookmarks to a web site and “tagging” them with keywords. Social bookmarking sites are a popular way to store, classify, share and search links. </li></ul></ul>
    16. 56. Mapping <ul><ul><li>Google Earth provides opportunities for interactive geography explorations. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students at various levels of readiness can easily study different map features or varying levels of detail. </li></ul></ul>
    17. 59. Differentiation using 21 st Century Tools
    18. 60. 21 st Century Education <ul><li>We are preparing our children for a future that we cannot possibly describe. What do children need to do today to prepare for an unpredictable future? </li></ul><ul><li>The most important thing we can teach our children, in a rapidly changing world, is to teach them how to learn and how to teach themselves. </li></ul><ul><li>- David Warlick </li></ul>
    19. 61. Connect, Collaborate, Create © 2007 Michelle Eckstein All rights reserved
    20. 62. <ul><ul><li>Internet based learning group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multi –grade, interest focused groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opportunities for students to work in areas of strength </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focused toward the production of real world products or services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Modeled after the ways in which knowledge utilization, thinking skills, and interpersonal relations take place in the real world. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.giftedkidsnetwork.com </li></ul></ul>Gifted Kids Network © 2007 Michelle Eckstein All rights reserved
    21. 63. Educational Consultant, Gifted Kids Network My Blog: www.talentedandgifted.net Contact Information: 303-499-3084 [email_address] www.giftedkidsnetwork.com Michelle Eckstein

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