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     1  ~ 2013 dec 22teacher 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.
     8  +1 2014 jan 15purchase 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!
     8  ~ 2014 jan 06gifted children characteristicsFive 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   ...
     8  +2 2013 dec 17list 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.
     11  +10 2014 jan 03the book reportBeyond The Book Report - Gifted Lesson Plans - ByrdseedGo beyond the book report with these creative ideas to get gifted learners interacting with books.
     13  -6 2014 jan 25book report ideas
     14  -5 2013 dec 03creative 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  -9 2013 dec 04group 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,  ...
     20  -11 2014 jan 12understanding gifted children10 Social & Emotional Needs of the Gifted - ByrdseedSuccessful teachers require a special understanding of their gifted students ' social and emotional needs.
     20  ~ 2014 jan 07poe the ravenPoe's The Raven - ByrdseedThe 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.
     21  -12 2014 feb 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  ...
     21  +29 2013 dec 25tokyo creative kids disasterSensitivity in Gifted Kids - ByrdseedIn class, a child suddenly explodes at another for making a clicking pencil sound,
     24  ~ 2014 jan 15draw 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  ...
     24  +77 2013 dec 03write on ipadsAppurday: 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  ...
     26  -6 2013 dec 30box 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   ...
     26  -3 2013 dec 09beyond the book
     27  ~ 2014 feb 04working pngout mit phpJavaScript Bookmarklet Builder - Gist is a simple way to share A great book that digs into ideas for how to work with and motivate gifted mathematicians.
     27  ~ 2013 dec 27how is your classMake Your Class Friendly For Gifted Introverts - ByrdseedGifted teachers' classrooms have a majority of introverts, a group usually outnumbered by extroverts.
     28  -4 2014 mar 05movie 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  ...
     29  +8 2014 mar 07prepartion 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  ...
     29  ~ 2014 jan 25confidence 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  ...
     30  -3 2013 dec 14hotel 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 .
     31  +10 2014 feb 14book listing themeI have never been a fan of the “ Book Report”, the traditional listing of ... And not just ideas butways to approach the ideas: monthly themes and kids' choice.
     32  +5 2014 jan 25differentiated 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,  ...
     32  +11 2013 dec 10list of literary techniques3 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.
     34  ~ 2014 jan 06the raven poe
     36  +41 2014 feb 04google art project ipadGoogle 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 .
     40  ~ 2014 feb 20rhymes with ravenThe 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  ...
     40  ~ 2013 dec 24create coat of armsCoats 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  ...
     41  ~ 2013 dec 20calving and hobbsCalvin : 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  ...
     42  +22 2013 dec 17disneyland park mapMath 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   ...
     42  +12 2013 dec 11creativity in writingWriting 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 ?
     44  +57 2014 feb 23book report projects
     44  -20 2014 jan 31small 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:.
     45  -1 2014 jan 30movie story structureHoughton 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,  ...
     45  +56 2014 jan 25disney land parkLet's develop a math project to challenge students who have demonstrated a mastery of multiplication and are ready to explore its applications. We'll count the   ...
     45  ~ 2013 dec 31flip book iconIncorporating 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).
     46  -9 2014 jan 01walt 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 .
     46  +10 2013 dec 20disneyland google earthWe'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   ...
     47  +9 2014 mar 03how to get strongerWe 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 in  ...
     48  +1 2014 feb 16rules for 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  ...
     48  -20 2014 jan 05list of idiomsWeekly Idiom Lists | ByrdseedI love using idioms in the classroom. They're a great way to replace dull spelling lists and truly build students' vocabulary and comprehension. Researching.
     48  -9 2014 jan 04greek and latin roots111 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.
     49  +4 2013 dec 27story 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  ...
     49  ~ 2013 dec 22calvin and hobes
     51  +28 2014 jan 10where is disneyland
     52  -3 2013 dec 31rules of checkers
     57  +21 2014 feb 15calvin hobbes
     57  -11 2014 jan 14area and perimeterExplore 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  ...
     57  +12 2013 dec 19pattern writing for kidsPatterns 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 worrying.
     58  -11 2014 jan 15differentiated math instructionDifferentiating 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  ...
     60  +41 2014 jan 11coats of arms heraldrySymbolic 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  ...
     60  +41 2013 dec 13write an ipad appIn 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  ...
     61  -22 2014 feb 07giftedByrdseed: Gifted EducationGifted classroom ideas: lesson plans featuring deep and complex ways to differentiate curriculum for your gifted students.
     61  ~ 2014 jan 15calvin and hobbess
     63  +18 2014 feb 09google artGoogle 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  ...
     63  ~ 2014 jan 14calvin and hobs
     63  +38 2013 dec 10egg drop experimentA Rigorous Egg Drop - ByrdseedEgg 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  ...
     65  ~ 2014 jan 05heraldry coat of arms
     66  -2 2013 dec 11homophones 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.
     67  +6 2014 feb 20xiangqiBeyond Chess: Go, Shatranj, and Xiangqi . Advanced learners and chess go hand in hand. In the past, I've used chess to introduce systems, introduce depth and  ...
     68  -11 2014 feb 14google art project
     68  ~ 2014 jan 04calvin and hobbes comicsAs 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  ...
     69  ~ 2014 feb 14calvin and hobbs
     69  +32 2013 dec 20seed lists emailerThey're a great way to replace dull spelling lists and truly build students' ... collecting a ton of idioms, I've decided to organize and send out Weekly Idiom Emails .
     70  -12 2013 dec 31vocabulary and spellingInductive 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 English.
     71  -11 2013 dec 04art project google
     72  ~ 2013 dec 12art project by google
     72  +14 2013 dec 11cardstock grande markOne of my favorite paintings is Georges Seurat's A Sunday on La Grande Jatte – 1884, housed prominently ... Then, I mark out a space 10 feet wide by 7 feet tall.
     73  +9 2014 mar 08park 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  ...
     74  ~ 2014 feb 18calvin and hobbes
     74  +27 2014 feb 02theme 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 ,  ...
     74  ~ 2014 jan 22google art viewGoogle Art Project is an exciting way to bring rich works of art right into your ... can walk into the gallery on a virtual tour like Google Street View , and explore the   ...
     75  ~ 2014 jan 31a 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  ...
     75  ~ 2014 jan 05calvin and hobbes posterAs a kid, I read * Calvin and Hobbes * religiously, checking out collections from the library and ... Calvin is the poster boy for the imaginational overexcitability.
     76  +25 2014 jan 14what is differentiated instructionCarol Tomlinson in How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms. Creating a differentiated learning environment for gifted students doesn't mean  ...
     76  ~ 2014 jan 13write ipad apps
     77  -35 2014 feb 26public domain classic3 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   ...
     77  ~ 2014 feb 09literature and writing first gradeTeaching 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  ...
     77  ~ 2013 dec 03giflted children allergyAmericans believe that introversion, sensitivity , and childhood shyness are problems that need to be fixed…yet research on gifted children   ...
     78  -62 2014 feb 28public domain classis
     78  +23 2014 feb 11the gifted children christmas 2011Gifted 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.
     78  ~ 2014 feb 01solar new yearMultiple 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  ...
     78  -2 2014 jan 20perimeter and area
     78  -3 2014 jan 05m c escherM.C. Escher Links - ByrdseedAs a gifted kid, M.C. Escher fascinated me. Without a doubt, he continues to fascinate the gifted kids I work with. Here are some links to inspire a study of Escher  ...
     78  ~ 2013 dec 26esp projector series viddlerEnjoying Brad Fulton's session at #cmcnorth. It'd be nice if Four special children make it through a series of strange tests and become part
     78  +2 2013 dec 20seed written testSix 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 .
     79  +22 2013 dec 21types of personalitiesAnalyze 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, but  ...
     80  +21 2014 mar 07curious case ofThe 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.
     80  ~ 2014 jan 28public domain sitesThe public domain is a rich collection of creative works whose copyrights have expired. More than ever we have incredible access to this art and literature.
     82  -33 2013 dec 31short story themesObjective. Students will categorize stories according to a repeating pattern of themes using a variety of films, novels, short stories , and video games.
     82  ~ 2013 dec 10tiling leather webtreatsOne evening in late May, four senior employees of Merck, the Match as many tiles as possible, but don't set your opponents up for massive points.
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