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     2  -1 2014 aug 02teacher search termsTeach Students to Search Correctly on Google - ByrdseedAfter reading this article, and seeing my own students type in poor search terms , I realized that I must explicitly teach search skills to my students.
     7  +1 2014 aug 27book report ideasBeyond The Book Report - Gifted Lesson Plans - ByrdseedGo beyond the book report with these creative ideas to get gifted learners interacting with books.
     8  +10 2014 jul 18group motto examplesCreating A Class Motto - ByrdseedBrainstorm unorganized examples ; Ask students to pair examples up (without stating why); Build larger groups of examples ; After all examples are grouped, ...
     12  ~ 2014 aug 24purchase xiangqi peicesBeyond Chess: Go, Shatranj, and Xiangqi - ByrdseedThere is only one type of piece , and players simply attempt to surround their ... set by renaming a few pieces , so no need to purchase anything to get started!
     13  +3 2014 sep 21book report projects
     13  -4 2014 aug 16gifted children characteristicsFive Unexpected Traits of Gifted Students - ByrdseedWe know gifted students are far more complex than their test scores might suggest. ... Finally, realize how easily these five traits could overshadow a child's gifts.
     15  +36 2014 sep 12character archetypesCharacter Archetypes and Narrative Writing - ByrdseedCharacter archetypes , like plot structure and themes, are a sophisticated tool that I use to push my students beyond setting, plot, and the main characters.
     17  +31 2014 aug 07story themes listPatterns In Writing III: Themes - ByrdseedStudents now enter groups of four and are presented with a list of well-known stories and films. They categorize these stories based on their themes . I give them ...
     17  -3 2014 jul 30list of characteristicsThe Ultimate List of Characteristics of Gifted Individuals - ByrdseedA list of characteristics of giftedness is useful, however one is never enough. Here are 11 lists of gifted identifiers with slightly different emphases.
     17  +68 2014 jul 17creative questions to askAsk Creative Questions - ByrdseedFollow the directions isn't the message to give your gifted students. Ask questions that force your class to exercise their creative muscles.
     18  -13 2014 jul 26hotel room furnishingMath Project: Furnish A Hotel - ByrdseedStarting with an IKEA catalog, a hotel furnishing math project was born. Use this ... are responsible for furnishing a hotel consisting of suites and standard rooms .
     21  ~ 2014 aug 25how depth is tDepth or Complexity Alone Isn' t Deep Enough - ByrdseedI often see the prompts of Depth and Complexity used in classrooms, but too frequently they're applied at a surface level.
     21  -11 2014 aug 20understanding gifted childrenUnderstanding High Energy Gifted Kids - ByrdseedGifted kids who have enormous amounts of physical energy are often misunderstood and misidentified. Let's try to understand how the same energy that makes ...
     23  ~ 2014 aug 14the book report
     24  +77 2014 sep 19rhymes with ravenPoe's The Raven - ByrdseedThe Raven is a great starting point for students' to learn about Poe. ... The Raven's rhyme scheme twists and turns, making this a great opportunity to push ...
     26  +6 2014 aug 26google wonderwheel replacementCuriosity Fridays – Part II - ByrdseedAck! Google removed the Wonder Wheel ! A potential replacement is InstaGrok. This section has been updated to use this service instead.
     30  +11 2014 oct 05prepartion for the giftedWhat's Test Prep Like In A Gifted Class? - ByrdseedTesting is a reality in any classroom, but what does it look like with your gifted learners? Drill and kill, test prep , reviewing material... these all go against the ...
     32  ~ 2014 aug 28gifted programmer vs iqTo understand how giftedness and physical energy are connected, stop picturing
     32  -9 2014 aug 27google wonder wheel replacement
     34  +7 2014 sep 01small talk questionsBuild Relationships With Small Talk - ByrdseedIn essence, we're teaching kids to “ small talk . ... Since the student may not know this person, initial questions should be general enough that anyone can answer:.
     37  ~ 2014 sep 05classic articles in contextJabberwocky, Parts of Speech, and Context Clues - ByrdseedLet's see how we can use a classic piece of poetry to enhance a lesson on parts of speech or ... Use Jabberwocky to analyze parts of speech and context clues, and to expose students to ... Receive a free monthly email with the latest articles .
     37  +64 2014 jul 25extended reading lesson planExtension Menus for Gifted Lesson Plans - ByrdseedOne way to build flexibility into a gifted lessons is through extension menus. They offer endless
     38  -6 2014 aug 09box office totalsMath Project: Box Office Totals - ByrdseedAs a teenager, I loved monitoring the weekend's box office results. This kind of data is exciting, oozing with built in conflict. It sets up questions that require math  ...
     39  -18 2014 jul 22beyond the book
     42  -19 2014 aug 28differentiated instructional tools4 Ways to Differentiate Objectives - ByrdseedCarol Tomlinson in How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms ... “Students will list three tools early humans used to survive using chapter one, ...
     42  -10 2014 aug 06tokyo creative kids disasterSensitivity in Gifted Kids - ByrdseedIn class, a child suddenly explodes at another for making a clicking pencil sound,
     44  +12 2014 sep 11the gifted children christmas 2011Go Deep With Christmas Trees - ByrdseedHowever, the use of decorated trees as a Christmas -specific decoration is
     44  +57 2014 sep 04theme skills testsDifferentiating Within Gifted Classrooms - ByrdseedAfter watching my entire class of 6th grade GATE students average over 90% month after month on their Houghton Mifflin theme skill tests , I began to get a ...
     45  +6 2014 aug 11rules of checkersBeyond Checkers - ByrdseedEven the simplest game takes on interesting new twists when we alter the rules a bit. Let's look at ways our students can modify checkers and turn this children's ...
     46  -14 2014 sep 07google art project ipadsAppurday: Write, Draw, & Project With iPad - ByrdseedThe problem, of course, is how to get the iPad screen onto my LCD projector. ... The iPad app Paper is a beautiful sketching app. ... Next Google Art Project →.
     46  +55 2014 aug 16watch classic moviesWatch Classic Movies With Gifted Students - ByrdseedGifted students can benefit from the use of classic films in your classroom, whether it's addressing social/emotional needs or supporting your literary studies .
     47  ~ 2014 aug 25gifted and talented mathsDifferentiating Math Lessons For Gifted Students - ByrdseedIf you've ever taught gifted students math , you're probably familiar with perfect scores week after week. A differentiated math program may be just what you need.
     48  -27 2014 sep 29movie screen shotsGetting Screenshots Of Movies - ByrdseedIn several of my presentations, I use images taken from movies . When discussing writing, I use several screenshots from Finding Nemo, for example, to illustrate ...
     48  +21 2014 aug 27wonder wheel replacement
     48  +42 2014 aug 25differentiated math instruction
     50  -13 2014 aug 28confidence building activitiesBuilding Confidence in Creativity - ByrdseedThey're exercises designed to build our students' confidence in their creativity and help reverse the “one-right answer” mentality many of our students have ...
     50  -20 2014 aug 16poe the ravenThe Raven is a great starting point for students' to learn about Poe . Not only does the poem clearly demonstrate tone, but it is a figurative language tour de force.
     50  +10 2014 aug 05google art projektGoogle Art Project - ByrdseedGoogle Art Project is an exciting way to bring rich works of art right into your classroom. It started with collections from 17 partner museums around the world and ...
     51  +50 2014 aug 27gifted with wordsByrdseed GiftedHowever, gifted students can get more from vocabulary and spelling study than: writing the word five times, writing the definition, and using it in a sentence.
     52  -1 2014 sep 19rules for checkers
     53  ~ 2014 aug 01disneyland google earthMath Project: Disneyland Parking Structure - ByrdseedWe'll count the parking spaces in the Disneyland parking structure! ... I fired up Google Maps, Bing Maps, and Google Earth and searched for the best imagery of  ...
     54  +10 2014 sep 14google art project
     56  -10 2014 sep 01a last summerImproving Inferencing in Houghton Mifflin's A Last Summer With Houghton Mifflin reading program features a selection from Last Summer With Maizon in the theme “Growing Up” in sixth grade. In the selection, a young girl ...
     56  -17 2014 aug 31mysterious benedict societyReview: The Mysterious Benedict Society - ByrdseedAfter it was recommended dozens of times, I finally read The Mysterious Benedict and I wish I had read it sooner!
     56  ~ 2014 jul 26the mysterious benedict societyAfter it was recommended dozens of times, I finally read The Mysterious Benedict and I wish I had read it sooner! This is a special book, packed with great ...
     58  -33 2014 aug 24draw with your ipadsAppurday: Write, Draw , & Project With iPad - ByrdseedThe problem, of course, is how to get the iPad screen onto my LCD projector. ... of sAppurday, we'll look at how to get a beautiful writing and drawing app up ...
     59  -14 2014 aug 29disney land parkwho have demonstrated a mastery of multiplication and are ready to explore its applications. We'll count the parking spaces in the Disneyland parking structure!
     60  -18 2014 aug 12walt disney on adversityThe Surprising Financial Failures of Walt Disney - ByrdseedI'm in the middle of a Walt Disney biography marathon. ... could talk to your class about the dogged determination of Walt Disney to push through this adversity .
     60  +13 2014 aug 04too many kidsMultipotentiality: Gifted Kids Good At Too Many Things!? - ByrdseedMultipotentiality is a fancy way of saying “good at many things.” It's a defining trait of gifted kids , and you've probably seen it in action. A student writes beautifully, ...
     63  ~ 2014 jul 24play math gamesLet's Play Some Inductive Math Games ! - ByrdseedThese may be games , but take them to the next level! Requiring your gifted students to develop strategies, write them out, and then use them to challenge you!
     63  -8 2014 jul 17write on ipadsAppurday: Write , Draw, & Project With iPad - ByrdseedIn this edition of sAppurday, we'll look at Paper, a beautiful writing and drawing app ... The problem, of course, is how to get the iPad screen onto my LCD projector.
     64  +37 2014 aug 10inductive teaching methodTeach Math to Gifted Students Using Inductive Lessons - ByrdseedStudents practice with teacher ; Students practice together; Students practice independently ... Now, let's approach the same topic using an inductive approach : ...
     64  +17 2014 jul 25art project by google
     65  +21 2014 jul 18critical items for survivalLunar Survival Skills - ByrdseedWe're supposed to rank fifteen items according to usefulness if we were ... Discussion and collaboration; Critical thinking; Students to explain their thinking.
     66  +13 2014 aug 01heraldry for kidsCoats of Arms , Seals, and Other Heraldry - ByrdseedSymbolic seals, crests, and coats of arms are a common concept across cultures. From the simplicity of Japanese mon to the regality of English coats of arms all ... Understanding High Energy Gifted Kids · High Anxiety · Why Gifted Kids May ...
     67  +22 2014 sep 05replacement for wonder wheel
     67  -25 2014 aug 16the raven poe
     68  +33 2014 sep 10google art
     68  ~ 2014 aug 30the brave little toasterLearning From Lasseter - ByrdseedBrave Little Toaster . Pleased with this initial test, Lasseter requested that the upcoming film, The Brave Little Toaster , be made as a traditional/computer- graphics ...
     68  -35 2014 aug 19where is disneylandMath Project: Disneyland Parking Structure. Disneyland . Photo by Bredgur. Let's develop a math project to challenge students who have demonstrated a ...
     69  +32 2014 aug 03math projects for kidsFlexible Math Groups For Gifted Classrooms - ByrdseedIf you've ever taught gifted students math , you're probably familiar with perfect
     69  -10 2014 jul 25geodesic dome trussA Rigorous Egg Drop - Byrdseedplanar truss ; tetrahedron; lattice; geodesic dome ; crumple zones. Steps. Find three ... Research how trusses , tetrahedrons, etc affect the strength of a structure.
     70  +31 2014 sep 23siegel generatorThe Differentiator - ByrdseedRevised Bloom's Taxonomy adapted from "A Taxonomy for Learning,Teaching, and Assessing: A Revision of Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives" by ...
     70  ~ 2014 sep 07brave little toaster
     71  +30 2014 aug 12short story themesObjective. Students will categorize stories according to a repeating pattern of themes using a variety of films, novels, short stories , and video games.
     74  +27 2014 oct 01looks like spilt milkTeach Using Literature For Young Gifted Students - ByrdseedThe book consists of white-on-blue formations with the repetitive refrain, “ Sometimes it looked like Spilt Milk , but it wasn't Spilt Milk.” On each page the white ...
     74  +5 2014 sep 20xiangqiBeyond Chess: Go, Shatranj, and Xiangqi . Chess. Advanced learners and chess go hand in hand. In the past, I've used chess to introduce systems, introduce ...
     76  +5 2014 jul 18art project google
     78  ~ 2014 sep 16what did you doWhat Did You Do During Summer Break? - ByrdseedAsk your students to write about their summer breaks, but remix their activities into a new genre or setting. Perhaps they vacationed at Hogwarts, Mordor, ...
     78  -17 2014 aug 15list of idiomsSuper Idiom List - Byrdseedyet the only way to learn idioms is to be exposed to a wide variety. I scoured the internet and developed a list of over 200 idioms with definitions and examples.
     79  +6 2014 oct 04park math appGood projects start with perplexing seeds that draw out questions that are answered with math . A practical application of multiplication is to quickly count large ...
     79  +13 2014 jul 24homophones word listAdvanced Spelling: Homophone List - ByrdseedMy students make short work of the spelling lists provided by our reading program. Even the “challenge words ” are no challenge for the majority of my classes.
     81  -26 2014 aug 14calvin and hobbes comicsCalvin : The Unexpected Gifted Kid - ByrdseedAs a kid, I read * Calvin and Hobbes * religiously, checking out collections from the library ... Now, I read these same comics and see Calvin in a different light: an ...
     82  -15 2014 aug 01calving and hobbsAs a kid, I read * Calvin and Hobbes * religiously, checking out collections from the library and cutting out favorites from the newspaper. Now, I read these same ...
     83  -33 2014 jul 29ipods for studentsAn iPod Related Math Project For Gifted Students - ByrdseedLet's say that instead of buying an iPod , you spent the same amount of money on ... Earlier I posted a list of sources for math data to use with your gifted students .
     84  ~ 2014 aug 15harvard case study dodocaseAre you happy at work? Are the people you work with happy How Netflix Reinvented HR - Harvard Business Review on Amazon
     85  -18 2014 aug 03calvin and hobes
     86  -19 2014 sep 02drawing creativity exercisesLet's tackle Torrence's specific elements of creativity and build up students' confidence in their creativity through vocabulary games, drawing games, and ... measurable dimensions of creativity , it's easy to build creativity exercises into the day.
     88  -19 2014 oct 03only in math problemsShould Gifted Students Show Work In Math ? - ByrdseedHave you engaged in a “show your work” battle with a gifted math student?
     88  -4 2014 sep 16u2 anaheimNovelty, U2 , and Literary Response - ByrdseedNovelty, U2 , and Literary Response. U2 in Anaheim . photo credit: Kurisu. As I walked around the room with my guitar, groups of students raised their hands, ...
     90  -13 2014 aug 24area and perimeterExplore Geometry: Area and Perimeter - ByrdseedArea , perimeter , and circumference cause more confusion among students than necessary. The problem is that we dive in with formulae before students have ...
     90  ~ 2014 aug 16math for studentsHave you engaged in a “show your work” battle with a gifted math student ? Have you heard this line: “If I can do it in my head, why do I have to write it out?”.
     90  +6 2014 jul 23egg drop experimentEgg Drop . At our school, the 6th graders participate in an annual egg drop . This experiment utilizes the scientific method and is an individual project . Students ...
     90  ~ 2014 jul 21word within the wordPuzzle: Words Within Words - ByrdseedIn need of some nice word puzzles that will keep your gifted kids busy? Ask them to find as many words as they can within another word . For example: can you ...
     94  -8 2014 sep 27public domain classis3 Sites For Free Classics - ByrdseedMore than ever we have incredible access to this art and literature. Public domain images and writings add depth to lessons and expose students to classic  ...
     94  -5 2014 sep 13checkers rules
     96  -8 2014 sep 24public domain classic
     97  -6 2014 sep 27disneyland flip bookUsing a Zoetrope To Inspire Gifted Lessons - ByrdseedFriday, my wife and I took a trip to Disneyland and saw this unbelievable ... This is a Zoetrope, basically a three dimensional version of an animated flip book .
     97  -63 2014 aug 08how is your classMake Your Class Friendly For Gifted Introverts - ByrdseedMake Your Class Cozy For Gifted Introverts. Modern schools seem to be designed for extraverts. Photo by ktylerconk. As a teacher of gifted students, you will be ...
     99  +2 2014 sep 28hands on activity ocean floorExploring The Ocean With Young, Gifted Children - ByrdseedThe Center for Gifted's creative, hands -on classes reach thousands of students from
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