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. ... Finally, realize how easily these five traits could overshadow a child's
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 characters.
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
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.
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 .
Understanding 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 ...
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 ...
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:.
Jabberwocky, 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 .
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
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, ...
Differentiating 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 ...
sAppurday: 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 →.
Watch 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
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 just what you
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 ...
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: 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
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 ...
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 ...
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 .
Multipotentiality: 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, ...
Let'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
sAppurday: 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
Teach 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
Coats 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 ...
Learning 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-
Teach 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
What 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, ...
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
Calvin : 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 ...
An 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 .
Let'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
Novelty, 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, ...
Explore 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 ...
Using 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 .
Make 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 ...