Published on March 9, 2014
IDEAS FOR ENGAGING AND EMPOWERING GIFTED KIDS __________________________ GAGC Parent Day - March 9, 2014 Dr. Brian Housand
“Raising geeks goes beyond teaching them the difference between Darths Vader and Maul. It means teaching them an empowering worldview.” WIRED - JUNE 2012
WONDER AND LEARN
BECOME A BETTER SEARCHER
The illiterate of the 21st Century will not be those who cannot read or write, but those who cannot LEARN, UNLEARN AND RELEARN. (Tofﬂer, 1970)
Fiction f rom Truth using Evidence
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT
! ! Sir Ken Robinson ! ! ! We are educa)ng people Crea)vity is as important out of their crea)vity. in educa)on as literacy.
Rather than running the risk of having our students become ! WALKING ENCYCLOPEDIAS! we need to TEACH them how to ! THINK CREATIVELY. (Sternberg, 2006)
MAKE A MOVIE
LEGO Movie Maker
ﬁve frames http://www.ﬂickr.com/groups/visualstory/
ﬂickr ﬁve frames 1st photo: establish characters and location
ﬂickr ﬁve frames 2nd photo: create a situation with possibilities of what might happen
ﬂickr ﬁve frames 3rd photo: involve the characters in the situation
ﬂickr ﬁve frames 4th photo: build to probable outcomes
ﬂickr ﬁve frames 5th photo: have a logical but surprising end
! “Gifted means you have abilities to do stuﬀ others may not be able to do, even if they are not easy. This tree is growing in the shade under a step….that’s not easy.”
“As a gifted learner I feel that I am diﬀerent; I am a leader; and I am powerful!”
“Giftedness means you can be talented in some things but not at others; you swing back and forth at the things you are good at and the things you are not.”
COMPUTER USE INTERNET USE CREATIVITY CELL PHONE USE VIDEO GAME PLAY Jackson, L. A., Witt, E. A., Games, A. I., Fitzgerald, H. E., von Eye, A., & Zhao, Y. (2012). Information technology use and creativity: Findings from the Children and technology Project. Computers in Human Behavior, 28(2), 370-376.
VIDEO GAME PLAY CREATIVITY Jackson, L. A., Witt, E. A., Games, A. I., Fitzgerald, H. E., von Eye, A., & Zhao, Y. (2012). Information technology use and creativity: Findings from the Children and technology Project. Computers in Human Behavior, 28(2), 370-376.
Video games teach children what computers are beginning to teach adults--that some forms of learning are fast-paced, immensely compelling, and rewarding. - Seymour Papert
The fact that they are enormously demanding of one's time and require new ways of thinking remains a small price to pay (and is perhaps even an advantage) to be vaulted into the future. - Seymour Papert
Not surprisingly, by comparison school strikes many young people as slow, boring, and frankly out of touch. - Seymour Papert
I f y ou are i mpati ent th en th i s may not be th e gAme for y ou
“There is nothing that is NOT possible.”
SURVIVAL OR CREATIVE
UNLIMITED You can make it into whatever you want it to be.
FOR aLL INTENTS aND PURPOSES, IT IS A SPACE WHERE YOU ARE GOD
LEARN TO CODE
MAKE A DIGITAL FOOTPRINT
“We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but at least we can prepare our children for the future.” - Franklin D. Roosevelt
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