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Introducing Classroom for Google Apps for Education

Introducing Classroom for Google Apps for Education | Talented and Gifted Education | Scoop.it
Classroom is a new product in Google Apps for Education that enables teachers to send assignments, make announcements, and conduct question & answer with students. Classroom was designed hand-in-hand with teachers to help them save time, keep their classes organized, and improve communication with students.
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Wow!! I can't wait to play!

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Wow I can't wait to play!!

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Wow I can't wait to play!!

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Writing Academic Rhymes - Flocabulary

Writing Academic Rhymes - Flocabulary | Talented and Gifted Education | Scoop.it
Explore strategies for using student-written rhymes in the classroom.
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Need a break from test-taking? Project-based learning is a great way to keep kids engaged while getting them out of their seats. Have students get creative and write their own raps with their free lesson plan for writing academic rhymes

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Need a break from test-taking? Project-based learning is a great way to keep kids engaged while getting them out of their seats. Have students get creative and write their own raps with their free lesson plan for writing academic rhymes!

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Teachers as talent scouts

Teachers as talent scouts | Talented and Gifted Education | Scoop.it
Every student has a talent that we can uncover if we keep our eyes and mind open. If we teachers were able to harness a fraction of the talents our student
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Just because test scores are high doesn't mean we are doing our jobs as curators of the many diverse talents our students possess.

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Do Video Lessons Reinforce Learning, or Just Reinforce Pre-existing Incorrect Understanding?

Do Video Lessons Reinforce Learning, or Just Reinforce Pre-existing Incorrect Understanding? | Talented and Gifted Education | Scoop.it
What Goes on in a Student's Mind as They Watch an Instructional Video may be Different Than you Think! Have you ever shown a video to a classroom of students
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I have been following Derek Muller's research on the need to address common misconceptions in the body of flipped videos since I started making them and am glad that he is getting a larger audience for his insights.

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I have been following Derek Muller's research on the need to address common misconceptions in the body of flipped videos since I started making them and am glad that he is getting a larger audience for his insights

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I  have been following Derek Muller's research on the need to address common misconceptions in the body of flipped videos since I started making them and am glad that he is getting a larger audience for his insights.

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13 Tech Tools That Spark Critical Thinking

13 Tech Tools That Spark Critical Thinking | Talented and Gifted Education | Scoop.it
In light of our focus on STEAM and critical thinking this month, this week's Top Picks List Friday features tech tools that spur critical thinking. This is an update from the last time we highlighted games, apps, and sites that are great for critical thinking. Students love opportunities to...
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A Visual Chart on Summative Vs Formative Assessment ~ Infographic

A Visual Chart on Summative Vs Formative Assessment ~ Infographic | Talented and Gifted Education | Scoop.it

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Gonzalo Abio's curator insight, February 6, 7:20 AM

Siempre vale tener presente estas dicotomías

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Siempre has dicho como profesor que los alumnos han de venir a clase a aprender y no a sacar nota.

A pesar de que tus exámenes reflejen una gran parte de su nivel de conocimientos y competencias, dales una oportunidad para aprender de otra manera: súmate la Evaluación Formativa!

Reserva un tiempo a diario/semanalmente para comprobar cómo marcha su aprendizaje y toma las acciones necesarias que salgan de esos controles.

No te conformes con averiguar solo lo que saben con las pruebas estandarizadas. Da un paso más y aprende sobre tu propia manera de enseñar.

¿Te atreves?

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Teach Kids to Use the Four-Letter Word

Teach Kids to Use the Four-Letter Word | Talented and Gifted Education | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Joe Hirsch, award-winning teacher leader and curriculum developer, talks about a powerful four-letter word - grit - and why teachers shouldn't be afraid of demonstrating and encouraging their students how to use it.
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Tenacity is one of the single greatest indicatiors in success....

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Tenacity is a critical trait for success...

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Grit.

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Howard Gardner: ‘Multiple intelligences’ are not ‘learning styles’

Howard Gardner: ‘Multiple intelligences’ are not ‘learning styles’ | Talented and Gifted Education | Scoop.it
The famed psychologist explains why one is not the other though they are often confused.
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Gardner has some interesting insights into the term "learning styles"

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Private schooling myth debunked

Private schooling myth debunked | Talented and Gifted Education | Scoop.it
Children who attend private primary schools don't perform any better in NAPLAN tests.
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Training Teachers to Teach Critical Thinking

Training Teachers to Teach Critical Thinking | Talented and Gifted Education | Scoop.it
KIPP King Collegiate High School principal Jason Singer trains his teachers to lead Socratic discussions (above); Katie Kirkpatrick (right), dean of instruction, developed a step-by-step framework --
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Those of us that have been teaching the gifted realize the importance of teaching critical thinking strategies for the benefit of all students. The socratic method is a fabulous tool towards that end.

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Fulton Schools Professional Learning's curator insight, October 7, 2013 8:12 AM

All students benefit from learning critical thinking strategies and skills. This article highlights how teachers are being trained to make that an integral part of classroom pedagogy.

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Ten Tips for Becoming a Connected Educator

Ten Tips for Becoming a Connected Educator | Talented and Gifted Education | Scoop.it
ASCD's annual conference (see #ASCD13 on Twitter) recently came to a close, and one of the main themes that kept surfacing was the need for more "connected educators." At this conference, there were
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October is Connected Educator Month. I plan to tweet every day of this month my favorite resource of the day! Hope you'll join me. #ce13

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October is Connected Educator Month. I plan to tweet every day of this month my favorite resource of the day! Hope you'll join me. #ce13

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October is Connected Educator Month. I plan on tweeting everyday this month my favorite resource of the day! I hope you'll join me.

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Common Core testing will require digital literacy skills | eSchool News

The shift toward online exams aligned with the Common Core standards will require much more preparation than simply making sure networks can handle the extra bandwidth constraints and that schools have enough devices for every student.
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Amen. This one is preaching to the choir.

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Rethinking Giftedness and Gifted Education: A Proposed Direction Forward Based on Psychological Science - Association for Psychological Science

Rethinking Giftedness and Gifted Education: A Proposed Direction Forward Based on Psychological Science - Association for Psychological Science | Talented and Gifted Education | Scoop.it
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Vrinda Boodram's curator insight, December 2, 2013 11:41 PM

The psychological scientific perspective presented in this video defines giftedness as nurture-based vs. nature-based. Upon understanding that children are not born “gifted” and it is not a “static phenomenon,” but that children are nurtured throughout their education to want to strive for excellence, one can then make an educated proposition regarding how to support these high performing students.

 

Talented children do indeed need opportunities exposed to them that will help them advance in their fields of interest. How to help these students maximize their potential and build strength in self-efficacy clearly needs more research. I question whether this research should be conducted by the Association of Psychological Science or internally amongst experienced educators in the field.


As talked about in the video, I don’t necessarily agree that acceleration is the all-inclusive appropriate approach to encourage children who are academically gifted, but I do believe that for some, early entrance into high school classes or admittance into college earlier than expected, will benefit them, as long as they are cognitively skillful and up to par with their older peers. I agree fully however, that the education system should allow all students to identify their preferences early in their educational journey. This will enable students to perform dedicated learning to their area of interest, while at the same time completing their other subjects. Dedicated coaching and specialized teaching is very important for all students, especially the “gifted,” by guaranteeing that students get the assistance they need to developmentally succeed in order to go on and become the future solvers of societal problems in the world.

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Excellent Read

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Project-based learning done right | eSchool News | eSchool News

Project-based learning done right | eSchool News | eSchool News | Talented and Gifted Education | Scoop.it
Parkside Elementary school’s “The Compass” program uses project-based learning to get students interested in their education.
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What this program does is teach everyone like they’re the gifted child---because they are

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Engaging virtual field trip apps, resources | eSchool News | eSchool News | 2

Virtual field trips are more accessible than ever, and we've compiled a number of virtual field trip options for your schools.
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Bringing real world connections to life!

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Bringing real world connections to life!

Be Sensitive's curator insight, April 9, 1:16 PM

Stop..do what works.

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The Teacher's Guide To Using Screencasts In The Classroom - Edudemic

The Teacher's Guide To Using Screencasts In The Classroom - Edudemic | Talented and Gifted Education | Scoop.it
Screencasting is getting a lot of attention as a tool for teachers when using the flipped classroom model. Certainly, screencasts are a great tool for teachers to create presentations for their students to view at home. But I think that screencasting is most powerful when it is used as a student creation tool. Screencasts take …
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love this flip on the flip...

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love this flip on the flip!
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8 Good Web Tools to Create Video Quizzes for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

8 Good Web Tools to Create Video Quizzes for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Talented and Gifted Education | Scoop.it
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This great resource is from my buddy Susan Grigsby! Nothing like a fabulous Media Specialist!!

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This great resource is from my buddy Susan Grigsby! Nothing like a fabulous Media Specialist!

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4 Steps to Making Rigorous Discussion a Routine

4 Steps to Making Rigorous Discussion a Routine | Talented and Gifted Education | Scoop.it
For many of us who are intimidated by the idea of "rigor" and exactly what it means to make our lessons more rigorous, thinking about it as a routine can make it more real and doable for us. Because

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Prism | Home

Prism | Home | Talented and Gifted Education | Scoop.it
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This intuitive and multi-functional digital literacy tool can transform the way teachers approach close reading with their students, while sparking lively text-based discussions. Prism is a tool for "crowdsourcing interpretation." Students are invited to provide an interpretation of a text by highlighting words according to different themes or categories. Each individual interpretation then contributes to the generation of a visualization which demonstrates the combined interpretation of all the users. Prism helps to reveal patterns that exist in the subjective experience of reading a text and can serve as the launching pad for any number of common-core aligned activities, projects and learning experiences. 

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Susan Liner Fisher's curator insight, January 22, 11:04 AM

This intuitive and multi-functional digital literacy tool can transform the way teachers approach close reading with their students, while sparking lively text-based discussions. Prism is a tool for "crowdsourcing interpretation." Students are invited to provide an interpretation of a text by highlighting words according to different themes or categories. Each individual interpretation then contributes to the generation of a visualization which demonstrates the combined interpretation of all the users. Prism helps to reveal patterns that exist in the subjective experience of reading a text and can serve as the launching pad for any number of common-core aligned activities, projects and learning experiences. 

Fulton Schools Professional Learning's curator insight, January 22, 11:06 AM

This intuitive and multi-functional digital literacy tool can transform the way teachers approach close reading with their students, while sparking lively text-based discussions. Prism is a tool for "crowdsourcing interpretation." Students are invited to provide an interpretation of a text by highlighting words according to different themes or categories. Each individual interpretation then contributes to the generation of a visualization which demonstrates the combined interpretation of all the users. Prism helps to reveal patterns that exist in the subjective experience of reading a text and can serve as the launching pad for any number of common-core aligned activities, projects and learning experiences. 

James Jandebeur's curator insight, February 14, 10:06 PM

Interesting way to get a group interpretation of passages. Should be good for discussion. Basically, you create a new "Prism", upload text, assign a virtual color marker to an interpretation, and let other users mark up sections of your text with their interpretation of the meaning of that text. You can also select a copyright type for the text you upload, generally Fair Use.

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Turning Data into Achievement | eSchool News | eSchool News

Turning Data into Achievement | eSchool News | eSchool News | Talented and Gifted Education | Scoop.it
Technology News & Innovation in K-12 Education
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Proper data usage is critical to create successful action plans.

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36 Core Teacher Apps For Inquiry Learning With iPads

36 Core Teacher Apps For Inquiry Learning With iPads | Talented and Gifted Education | Scoop.it
36 Core Teacher Apps For Inquiry Learning With iPads
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Inquiry Based Learning puts kids in the driver seat as creative thinkers and problem solvers

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Susan Liner Fisher's curator insight, October 16, 2013 10:24 AM

Inquiry Based Learning puts the kids in the driver's seat as creative thinkers and problem solvers

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Inquiry Based Learning puts kids in the driver seat as the creative thinkers and problem solvers

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Common Core Support Tools

Common Core Support Tools
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Amazing resource for teachers of Common Core Support tools created by North Carolina's Board of Education

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What all teachers in regular classrooms can do for the gifted … # 1

What all teachers in regular classrooms can do for the gifted … # 1 | Talented and Gifted Education | Scoop.it
Teachers often think they just haven't got time to differentiate the curriculum for gifted students.
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Vrinda Boodram's curator insight, December 1, 2013 11:52 PM

One of the hardest aspects of being a teacher is identifying that every student learns differently. It is even harder to take this concept to the next level when you insert the concept of a "gifted and talented" student living amidst the "normal" students in a classroom. As in most most cases however, once you accept a situation and understand the process, you can adjust to anything. 

 

The adjusment process begins with understanding how to relate to know another. It is one of the hardest endeavors in this world to relate to another person, being that everyone is so unique. Luckily, the methods of trying are open to our imagination and are therefore unlimited. The points presented in this article confirm what I hold to be true. I enjoyed the approaches listed about trying to relate to the gifted and talented students in a classroom. The first and important point is to accept it. Sometimes that is the biggest part of any battle - accepting. Once you accept, then the rest of the points will come naturally. 

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China's education plan ... from Finland's playbook

China's education plan ... from Finland's playbook | Talented and Gifted Education | Scoop.it
China looks to be lightening the load for its students, or perhaps it's just making them even better.
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A Symbaloo for Gifted Education

A Symbaloo for Gifted Education | Talented and Gifted Education | Scoop.it
Gifted Education Specialist Tamara Fisher has created a webmix of links to sites that her students (and yours, too!) can use for their independent projects and study.
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