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Information about A NEW HOPE

Published on July 28, 2011

Author: brianhousand

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Gifted Education in the 21st Century
Edufest 2011
Boise State University
Brian Housand, PhD

Gifted Education In the 21st Century a new HOPE Brian Housand, PhD brianhousand.com bit.ly/edufest-hope


Geek GiftedEducator Researcher

21st TECH A NEWCentury Skills TODAY HOPE



A long time ago in a school far,far away...

Benjamin Bloom1913 - 1999

E. PaulTorrance1915 - 2003

Julian Stanley1918 - 2005




www.p21.org Learning and Innovation Skills Creativity and InnovationCritical Thinking and Problem Solving Communication and Collaboration


Critical Thinking / Problem Solving1. Identify and define authentic problems and significant questions for investigation.2. Plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project.3. Collect and analyze data to identify solutions and/or make informed decisions.4. Use multiple processes and diverse perspectives to explore alternative solutions.

PK - 2 Identify, research, and collect data on anenvironmental issue using digital resources and propose a solution.

3-5Produce a media-rich digital story about asignificant local eventbased on first-person interviews.

6-8Evaluate digital resourcesto determine the credibilityof the author and publisher and the timeliness and accuracy of the content.


“Intelligence in theage of the InternetWhere youre assmart as how quicklyyou can use yoursmart phone.”


The  whole  process  of   educa0on  should   thus  be  conceived   as  the  process  of   learning  to  think   through  the   solu0on  of  real   problems. -­‐-­‐  John  Dewey,  1938

“We don’t have the option of turning away from the future. No one gets tovote on whether technology isgoing to change our lives.” Bill Gates The Road Ahead

Don’t teach the tool. Teach the thinking.


Cloud Computing MobilesOne Year Or Less

Dropbox is software that syncs your filesonline and across your computers.

How Much Space? 2GB FREEInstall on another Invite Share Install computer. a friend or a on your colleague. folder. phone.

“Every generation of teenagers embraces the freedoms and possibilities wrought by technology in ways that shock the elders.”Time  March  27,  2006



If your students canthe answer, then you may be asking the wrong question.

Game Based Learning Open ContentTwo to Three Years









Learning AnalyticsPersonal Learning EnvironmentsFour to Five Years


Keeptechnology inthe hands of students

Why  Do  We  Ask  Kids  To  UNPLUG   At  School?


Conner Cohen AGE: 11 iSketch App

Tear down the wall

We welcome changeand openness;for we believe thatfreedom and securitygo together,that the advance ofhuman liberty canonly strengthen thecause of worldpeace.


“Every manshould have a built-in automatic crap detector operatinginside of him.” -- Ernest Hemingway

NEW LITERACIES newliteracies.uconn.edu/IDENTIFY Important QuestionsLOCATE InformationCRITICALLY EVALUATESYNTHESIZE InformationCOMMUNICATE Answers



PianosNOTStereos (Resnick, 1996)



Real World Problems Academic RigorTechnology Integration


Computers serve best when they alloweverythingto change. (Papert, 1993)

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