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     1  ~ 2014 apr 10teacher 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.
     5  +25 2014 apr 03hotel 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 .
     8  +5 2014 may 05book report ideasBeyond The Book Report - Gifted Lesson Plans - ByrdseedGo beyond the book report with these creative ideas to get gifted learners interacting with books.
     9  -1 2014 apr 24gifted 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  ...
     10  +10 2014 apr 28understanding gifted childrenUnderstanding High Energy Gifted Kids - ByrdseedTo understand how giftedness and physical energy are connected, stop picturing a fidgety kid interrupting the class. Instead imagine him deeply engrossed in ...
     12  -4 2014 may 03purchase 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!
     14  -6 2014 apr 07list 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.
     16  +28 2014 may 30book report projects
     18  ~ 2014 mar 26group 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, ...
     21  +7 2014 jun 16movie 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 ...
     21  +5 2014 mar 30beyond the book
     23  +9 2014 may 07differentiated 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, ...
     23  ~ 2014 may 06google wonder wheel 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.
     23  -12 2014 apr 22the book report
     24  ~ 2014 may 04primary classroom resourcesGifted Resources For Primary Classrooms - ByrdseedThree great resources for use with young gifted students in the primary grades.
     25  -1 2014 may 03draw 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 ...
     25  ~ 2014 mar 29another word for upgradeTwo Key Words To Upgrade Analysis - ByrdseedTwo Key Words To Upgrade Analysis. Photo by Loren Javier. The addition of a single word can take students' thinking to a new dimension. Those familiar with ...
     26  ~ 2014 apr 13march madness treeAcademic March Madness ! - ByrdseedThe bracketed tournament is forever linked with the NCAA's March Madness , but fun variations are all over the internet: The Tournament of Books · Best TV ...
     30  -10 2014 apr 24poe 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.
     32  +4 2014 may 16google 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 →.
     32  ~ 2014 may 04google wonderwheel replacement
     32  -6 2014 apr 17box 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  ...
     32  -11 2014 apr 14tokyo creative kids disasterSensitivity in Gifted Kids - ByrdseedIn class, a child suddenly explodes at another for making a clicking pencil sound,
     33  +18 2014 apr 27where is disneylandMath Project: Disneyland Parking Structure - ByrdseedLet'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  ...
     34  -7 2014 apr 15how is your classMake Your Class Friendly For Gifted Introverts - ByrdseedAs a teacher of gifted students, you will be in the unique situation of teaching classrooms with a majority of introverts, a population typically outnumbered by ...
     37  -8 2014 may 07confidence 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 ...
     39  ~ 2014 may 10mysterious 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! This is a special book, packed with great ...
     41  -12 2014 jul 03prepartion 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 ...
     41  +3 2014 may 11small 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:.
     42  -8 2014 apr 24the raven poe
     42  +4 2014 apr 19walt 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 .
     45  ~ 2014 may 08disney 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!
     45  +16 2014 may 03calvin and hobbessCalvin : 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 ...
     45  +18 2014 may 01calvin and hobs
     45  -3 2014 apr 06disneyland park mapWe'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  ...
     46  ~ 2014 may 30christmas time best gifterGo Deep With Christmas Trees - ByrdseedNaturally, the origin of a topic is a great place to start, and the Christmas tree has ... and invites analyzing change over time , researching historically ambiguous ...
     46  +29 2014 may 11a 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 ...
     48  +1 2014 apr 15story 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 ...
     50  ~ 2014 apr 06ipods 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 .
     51  -3 2014 may 27rules 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 ...
     51  -30 2014 may 21character 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 ...
     51  +1 2014 apr 19rules of checkers
     53  +48 2014 apr 27best audio podcastsPodcasts : Audio Inspriation - ByrdseedAn easy way to find this inspiration is to listen to a variety of podcasts . ... medium, podcasts are audio files that are informative, entertaining, and, best of all, free.
     53  -7 2014 apr 09disneyland 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  ...
     55  -24 2014 may 23book 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.
     55  ~ 2014 may 18geometry and hijri calendarWhen Should The New Year Begin? - ByrdseedThe Iranian New Year, or Nowruz, occurs around the 21st of March on the Gregorian Calendar. It is tracked using the Solar Hijri calendar . This new year date is ...
     55  +13 2014 apr 22calvin 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 ...
     55  -31 2014 mar 24write 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.
     56  +22 2014 may 20the gifted children christmas 2011Byrdseed: Gifted EducationGifted classroom ideas: lesson plans featuring deep and complex ways to differentiate curriculum for your gifted ... I think this is an interesting way to practice our students ' divergent thinking skills. ... 2014 • 2013 • 2012 • 2011 • 2010 • 2009.
     59  ~ 2014 apr 01geodesic 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.
     60  -13 2014 jun 13how to get strongerWe Only Get Stronger When It's Difficult! - ByrdseedWe Only Get Stronger When It's Difficult! Strongman. Photo by Barney Moss. Gifted kids, by their nature, often breeze through the early years of school, not facing ...
     60  +41 2014 may 19building talkBuild Relationships With Small Talk . Conversations. Photo by lovelornpoets. Intelligence may get students through school with high marks, but out there in the  ...
     60  ~ 2014 apr 13google 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 ...
     61  -13 2014 apr 23list 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.
     64  +4 2014 may 23google art project
     65  -33 2014 mar 31list of literary techniques3 Advanced Literary Techniques - ByrdseedStudents' education about literary devices seems to max out with personification, similes, and ... Settings, vocabulary, and pace can all utilize this literary technique . ... Garden Path Sentences · Weekly Lists of Common Foreign Vocabulary.
     67  +34 2014 may 13drawing 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.
     67  ~ 2014 apr 19search on googleAfter 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.
     67  -18 2014 apr 11calvin and hobes
     67  -26 2014 apr 09calving and hobbs
     69  ~ 2014 jul 01only in math problemsShould Gifted Students Show Work In Math ? - ByrdseedHave you engaged in a “show your work” battle with a gifted math student?
     69  -12 2014 may 26calvin hobbes
     69  +32 2014 may 16set up idiomResearching Idiom Origins - ByrdseedYou can sign up right below, or read more about the idiom lists here. Your Email ... You could set up a Google Form to have everyone turn their work in. Here's a ...
     69  ~ 2014 may 06wonder wheel replacement
     69  -4 2014 apr 24heraldry coat of armsCoats 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 ...
     70  ~ 2014 may 13read a lyzerLanguage Arts Needs Of Gifted Learners - ByrdseedIn his article Gifted Readers and Reading Instruction, Dr. David Levande compiled a list of ... Create an interest survey (such as Renzulli's Interest- A-Lyzer ( pdf)).
     72  +5 2014 may 18literature 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 ...
     73  +16 2014 may 26deborah rufWhat Can We Learn From Gifted Adults? - ByrdseedDeborah Ruf picks up on a recurring theme of feeling out of place, notably when kids did not have their giftedness specifically explained to them: …the theme of ...
     73  ~ 2014 apr 12too 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 ...
     74  -32 2014 apr 01creativity 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 ?
     77  -16 2014 may 18giftedGifted classroom ideas: lesson plans featuring deep and complex ways to differentiate curriculum for your gifted students.
     77  -20 2014 may 02area 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 ...
     79  -12 2014 may 28xiangqiBeyond 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 ...
     79  ~ 2014 apr 08heraldry for kidsCoats of Arms, Seals, and Other Heraldry - ByrdseedResearch symbolism from coats of arms and other heraldry . ... Society · Understanding High Energy Gifted Kids · Taxes, Language Arts, and Social Studies ...
     80  -11 2014 may 23calvin and hobbs
     80  -4 2014 may 01what is differentiated instructionCarol Tomlinson in How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms. Creating a differentiated learning environment for gifted students doesn't mean ...
     80  ~ 2014 mar 31select menu creatorExtension Menus for Gifted Lesson Plans - ByrdseedI used The Differentiator to create an Extension Menu generator called Extend ... Students select from a set of possible assignments (3 to 9 choices is common).
     81  +20 2014 jun 12famous christmas poemsRemix Poetry : Christmas To Thanksgiving - ByrdseedLet's remix a famous Christmas poem , give it a Thanksgiving theme, and teach our students advanced poetry concepts at the same time.
     81  -7 2014 may 27calvin and hobbes
     81  -9 2014 apr 01art project by google
     81  -10 2014 mar 26art project google
     81  ~ 2014 mar 23looks 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  ...
     83  ~ 2014 may 14reselling gifted productsEarlier I posted a list of sources for math data to use with your gifted students.
     83  -5 2014 apr 15esp projector series viddlerThey stain tongues green, red, and blue; they send blood sugar On my weblog I write a series of articles entitled Marketing for Geeks.
     84  ~ 2014 may 24u2 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, ...
     84  ~ 2014 apr 05free march madness bracketsThe bracketed tournament is forever linked with the NCAA's March Madness , but
     85  -12 2014 jul 02park 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 ...
     85  -71 2014 mar 24creative 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.
     86  -8 2014 jun 13public 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  ...
     86  ~ 2014 mar 26critical 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.
     87  -17 2014 apr 19vocabulary and spellingInductive Thinking in Spelling and Vocabulary - ByrdseedLet's look at a couple ways to bring inductive thinking into vocabulary and spelling instruction: Plural Rules. We're teaching the -s, -es, and -ies plural rules, but ...
     88  -11 2014 jun 02public domain classic
     89  -2 2014 may 22checkers rules
     89  ~ 2014 may 14replacement for wonder wheel
     90  -32 2014 may 03differentiated 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 ...
     90  +11 2014 apr 12children with behavior problems4 Ways To Reduce Behavior Problems in Gifted Students - ByrdseedGifted students generally do not develop behavior problems when they are: placed with a teacher who enjoys teaching gifted children and learning with them ; ...
     90  ~ 2014 mar 28word 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 ...
     91  -4 2014 jun 09disneyland flip bookGo Deeper! Get More Complex! - ByrdseedThese ideas are based on the work of Dr. Sandra Kaplan and are adapted from The Flip Book by Sandra N. Kaplan, Bette Gould & Victoria Siegel and The Flip ...
     91  -1 2014 may 14circumference of a circleExploring Circumference With Famous Circles - ByrdseedRemembering the formulae for area and circumference of a circle is often a challenge for students due to their surface similarities as well as the additional ...
     91  ~ 2014 apr 30what is a quadrilateralConflict and Quadrilaterals - ByrdseedConflict and Quadrilaterals . Quadflict. Photo by TinyApartmentCrafts. Exploring conflict in a math lesson brings drama to unexpected places, like identifying the ...
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