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Below you will find links to iPad applications that target the various levels of Bloom's Revised Taxonomy.
I only included free apps that were "content-neutral" to make them usable across the curriculum. I also tried to include apps for the iPad only, but a few iPhone apps may have snuck in!
Each app image is clickable, and you will be taken to the iTunes Store to learn more about each one.
If you have other iPad apps you would like to recommend that meet the same criteria, please fill out the Google Survey at the bottom of this page. The results will be public so we can all benefit from each other's expertise. I also have another Web site with links to all things iPad if you are interested!
Keeping a child who can do sixth-grade work in a second-grade classroom is not saving that student’s childhood but is instead robbing that child of the desire to learn. – Ellen Winner, Gifted... (Why Gifted Education?
There has not been a day since that talk that I have not thought about how best to motivate gifted students. Fixed Mindset versus Growth Mindset. At the very core of Dr. Dweck's work is the idea that intelligence is not a fixed trait.
"Imagine, if you can, that you are five years old, but you can think like a fourth grader. Where do you find your friends? The other five-year-olds are too immature, and the 10-year-olds don’t take you seriously. If the older kids want you around at all, it’s as a sort of mascot, not as a peer. Physically, you can’t do the things the fourth graders can: you can’t hit a ball very well; you have trouble riding a two-wheeler; you can’t run as fast. No matter how hard you try, you’ll always be behind the physical and emotional curve set by older classmates. It’s like being a person who speaks only German and travels to Italy and France. You like being there, but because the language and cultures are different, it’s hard to be understood and to get what you need.
Fitting in with neither their average-ability age peers nor their older intellectual peers, gifted children all too often are teased, put down, and ridiculed by both other children and adults. It’s no wonder, then, that they sometimes feel out of place, weird, inept, and even angry, particularly because they are generally more intense and sensitive than other children. Their emotions, already exquisitely sensitive, often are exposed, raw, and tender, and their lack of emotional maturity can make their lives—and yours—a challenge at best and a nightmare at worst.
Gifted children have many wonderful, enjoyable qualities, but when those qualities are combined with emotional and social immaturity, the flip side of those same attributes can look a lot less appealing." - Excerpt from Helping Gifted Children Soar, 2nd Edition by Carol Strip Whitney, Ph.D. and Gretchen Hirsch
So My Kid is Gifted.. Now What. The Gifted Parent Blog. This blog is for parents of gifted children. It contains info and resources for gifted testing, gifted schools, gifted classes and programs, gifted camps, gifted test practice ...
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