Teach 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.
Beyond 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!
Five Unexpected Traits of Gifted Students - ByrdseedWe know gifted students are far more complex than their test scores might
suggest. And while we might expect certain quirks, others blindside us: a strange
The 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.
Character 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 ...
sAppurday: 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 ...
sAppurday: Write , Draw, & Project With iPad - ByrdseedIn this edition of sAppurday, we'll look at Paper, a beautiful writing and drawing
app. As soon as I started doodling with Paper, I immediately wanted to use it in ...
Math 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
Getting 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 ...
What'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 ...
Building 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 ...
Math 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 .
4 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, ...
3 Advanced Literary Techniques - ByrdseedStudents' education about literary devices seems to max out with personification,
similes, and other types of figurative language. ... Settings, vocabulary, and pace
can all utilize this literary technique . ... Get weekly idiom lists sent to your email.
Google Art Project - ByrdseedGoogle Art Project is an exciting way to bring rich works of art right into your
classroom. ... They photograph works of art in high resolution so the images yield
exceptional detail and ... Previous ← sAppurday: Write, Draw, & Project With iPad
Coats of Arms , Seals, and Other Heraldry - ByrdseedFrom the simplicity of Japanese mon to the regality of English coats of arms all
the way to America's Great Seal, humans around the world create graphical ...
Calvin : The Unexpected Gifted Kid - ByrdseedAs 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 ...
Math 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
Writing With Gifted Students: Structure And Creativity - ByrdseedTake a break from the details of writing to examine narrative writing from a larger
perspective. How can structure increase creativity in writing ?
Build 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:.
Houghton Mifflin's " Story Structure " for Gifted Students - ByrdseedIncrease the depth and complexity of the HM Story Structure comprehension skill
... I already use a writing unit featuring plot structure and character archetypes, ...
Incorporating Depth and Complexity Icons Into Gifted LessonsTo really understand the use of the depth and complexity icons , purchase one of
Dr. Sandra Kaplan's books ( Flip Book or Flip Book , Too for example).
The 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 .
We Only Get Stronger When It's Difficult! - ByrdseedAs a 6th grade teacher, I would see students give up just as things became
difficult. Because of their natural intelligence, they could succeed without putting
111 Greek and Latin Roots for Gifted Learners - ByrdseedDifferentiate spelling and vocab by using Greek and Latin roots . 111 roots,
prefixes, and suffixes, along with 35 groups related words, and 5 task cards.
Patterns 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
Explore Geometry: Area and Perimeter - ByrdseedThe problem is that we dive in with formulae before students have their bearings.
Let your students get their hands dirty with geometry. They've got to play with ...
Patterns In Writing II: Plot Structure - ByrdseedIntroduce gifted students to the patterns of great writing through dramatic
structure. ... We also see that Nemo is a regular kid , annoyed by his father's
Differentiating 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 ...
Advanced 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
Inductive Thinking in Spelling and Vocabulary - ByrdseedLet's look at a couple ways to bring inductive thinking into word studies. We'll
examine simple plural rules all the way up to etymology of foreign words in
Improving 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 ...
Teaching with Literature in the Primary Grades - ByrdseedI love using literature as a catalyst for activities, ideas , intrigue, and depth in the ...
Ask your older students, probably first grade and up, if the language in the ...
Gifted classroom ideas: lesson plans featuring deep and complex ways to ... The
obvious benefit of gifted students ' increased sensitivity is that they learn faster,
since they pick up on so much more. ... 2014 • 2013 • 2012 • 2011 • 2010 • 2009.
Multiple Perspectives: Lunar Calendars - ByrdseedWe've just experienced the solar new year , and now many cultures will celebrate
the lunar new year. Looking at calendars throughout history is an interesting ...
Six Traits of Quality Pre-Assessments - ByrdseedThis will give you a chance to spread out testing as well as develop a decent–
sized .... Everything written here is licensed as CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted
Analyze Characters With Personality Types - ByrdseedPreviously, we discussed using morality, multiple intelligences, and scholarly
habits to analyze characters. Not only does this add deep layers to questioning,
The Curious Case of Impostor Syndrome - ByrdseedWhy do highly capable people feel like they aren't as great as others think? This
is known as Impostor's Syndrome and is rather common among high achievers.