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Gifted and Talented teaching ideas k-8
Great projects and activities for G+T students grades K-8; and effective teaching strategies to use with these students
Gifted and Talented teaching ideas k-8
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Characteristics of highly creative people - geared towards adults, but many creative kids also exhibit these traits.
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Oeuf NYC - Wild Things crown, so sweet
18 things highly creative people do differently. The Huffington Post.
18 things creative people do differently
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Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but it may also change based on situation and context. Inspiration and ideas often arise seemingly out of nowhere and then fail to show up when we most need them, and creative thinking requires complex cognition yet is completely distinct from the thinking process.
daydreaming child 18 things highly creative people do differently. They daydream, they observe everything, they work the hours that work for them, they take time for solitude, they seek out new experiences, they fail up, they ask the big questions, they people watch, they take risks, they view all of life as an opportunity for self-expression, they lose track of the time, they surround themselves with beauty.
18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently
Part 5... 14 Amazing Project Sites.... A STEM, PBL, Common Core Series... A…
14 Amazing Project Sites…. A STEM, PBL, Common Core Series… A Goldmine of Resources
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Project based learning lessons
14 Amazing Project Sites: A STEM, PBL, Common Core Series - A Goldmine of Resources - See more at: http://www.techlearning.com/default.aspx?tabid=67&entryid=5946#sthash.G5ChpMGo.dpuf
Firefly Watch- fun for the whole family
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Crepuscular animals are those that are active primarily during twilight (i.e. dawn and dusk).
Firefly -- Photuris lucicrescens -- belongs to the Family Lampyridae; which is a family of insects in the beetle order Coleoptera. These winged beetles, and commonly called fireflies or lightning bugs for their conspicuous crepuscular use of bioluminescence to attract mates or prey. Fireflies produce a "cold light", with no infrared or ultraviolet frequencies. This chemically produced light from the lower abdomen may be yellow, green, or pale-red, with wavelengths from 510 to 670 nanometers.
:o) Lightening bug .... Firefly
Museum of Science Firefly Watch | A CITIZEN SCIENCE PROJECT
An adult firefly (Photuris lucicrescens) or "lightning bug" – a crepuscular beetle. They make summer nights so magical.
About Firefly Watch
Literary based projects for grades K through 4
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Writing-Kindergarten: (APRIL/MAY) The students will read books with the common theme of "three." They will create and illustrate their own story books with the theme of "three." Using the story elements of characters, theme, setting, and a moral (lesson to be learned). The students will then present their stories orally.
Gifted and Talented K-4 / Student LITERACY projects
From the fabulous Rachel Lynette- 6 Secrets to Successful Research With Kids
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Research doesn't have to be difficult. Get these 6 insider secrets on how to turn your students' sighs into high-fives. Written by a school librarian.
Good ideas for research activities with kids, including a sample interactivebibliography to get kids startedand suggestions for an easier way for kids to cite sources - 6 Secrets to Successful Research with Kids | Minds in Bloom
6 Secrets to Successful Research with Kids
The most common jobs in each state from 1978 - 2014. Interesting data for student research.
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(interactive map) NPR's Planet Money has created an interesting interactive map that shows the most common jobs in each state in the United States between 1978 through 2014. Using data from the Cen...
The Most Common Job in Each State by npr: The jobs picture has changed profoundly since the 1970s. So many truck drivers!
Telling Stories with Data: The Most Common Job In Every State One of the major themes in Computer Science Principles is Data. This interactive map shows how jobs have changed throughout the years. It is a great example of how visualizations ... ** Includes Journal Topics
What's the most common job in each state? That's a question that NPR recently set out to answer by analyzing U.S. Census Bureau data from 1978 through 2014, creating an interactive map that showcases a historical representation of the most popular careers. And in 2014, "truck, delivery,...
Map: The Most Common* Job In Every State
The power of NOT giving your students the answer
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The Teacher Studio: Learning, Thinking, Creating: The Power of NOT Giving the Answer. Really loved this post.
Fourth Grade Studio: Learning, Thinking, Creating: Fraction Concepts Day 2! Conceptions, Misconceptions, and Mathematical Language
Signs of giftedness in children from Circle of Moms
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Free German children's books
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Top 25 Homeschooling Blogs - Circle of Moms
20 signs your child may be gifted
20 Signs Your Child May Be Gifted
USA Migration Map. Great for research and digging deep into our roots.
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Mapping Migration in the United States AUG. 15, 2014 Continue reading the main story SELECT A YEAR 190019502012 Where people who lived in each state in 2012 were born Each shape represents where the people living in a state were born. Within a state, larger shapes mean a group makes up a larger share of the population. An interactive map showing nationwide migration patterns in the United States since 1900.
Mapping migration map History | Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter
"Mapping Migration in the United States" by The Upshot, for The NY Times || INTERACTIVE map w/ more info: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/16/upshot/mapping-migration-in-the-united-states-since-1900.html || indepth detail for each state, including both migration INTO & OUT OF the state, here: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/08/13/upshot/where-people-in-each-state-were-born.html
Mapping Migration in the United States
A fun quiz to share with students...but preview first!
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Can You Identify These Mysterious Objects? I got 8/10 right. Impressive! How the fudge nuggets did you even recognize some of these?! You're all about figuring out what you are looking at in life whether it's an object or a person. If you friends were smart, they wouldn't try to pull a fast-one on you because chances are, you'll figure it out as well. You enjoy the unknown, but also like solving mysteries. Chances are, if someone gave you a cue tip, 3 rocks, a marshmallow, and a piece of wood...you could build a house AND unlock a safety deposit box - WHAT!!! You make good use of all things around you and that is one of your greatest gifts. Share this and see if your friend would even know what to do with a toothpick, never mind the rest!
Quiznatic - Can You Identify These Mysterious Objects?
Ten rhetorical questions teachers shouldn't ask and ten more effective alternatives
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One Lesson at a Time: 10 Rhetorical Questions to Stop Using in the Classroom | a blog by Blair Turner: Teachers Pay Teachers Teacher-Author
10 Rhetorical Questions to Stop Using in the Classroom - great food for thought on something almost all of us do (and shouldn't) as teachers.
EVERY teacher should take the time to read this. Great post for creating healthy classroom culture and building classroom management. 10 Rhetorical Questions to Stop Using in the Classroom. Great post by Blair Turner at One Lesson at a Time.
This is what drives me crazy!!! 10 Rhetorical Questions to Stop Using in the Classroom along with much better alternatives. A total MUST READ for teachers (and parents).
Why I'll Never Tell My Son He's Smart...Carol Dweck's Growth Mindset
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As long as they embrace struggle and mistakes, they can learn anything. Khan Academy
The Learning Myth: Why I'll Never Tell My Son He's Smart. Sal Khan of the Khan Academy LOVE encouraging our kids to TRY the hard stuff and that some things are just hard!
My mind has been drawn towards ideas that could influence how I raise my children in the future. This presents some great suggestions.
The Learning Myth: Why I'll Never Tell My Son He's Smart. Sal Khan of the Khan Academy I decided to praise my son not when he succeeded at things he was already good at, but when he persevered with things that he found difficult. I stressed to him that by struggling, your brain grows. I am more convinced than ever that mindsets toward learning could matter more than anything else we teach.
The Learning Myth: Why I'll never tell my son he's smart | really insightful article on successful learning mindsets.
The Learning Myth: Why I'm Cautious About Telling My Son He's Smart. Encouraging "growth mindsets" instead of praising innate talent.
The Learning Myth: Why I'll Never Tell My Son He's Smart
40 STEM Activities for younger kids
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40 Awesome Stem Activities for Kids Good STEM ideas are hard to come by so I put a pin on this one. This website is easy to navigate through. The ideas are hands on ideas.
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40 Awesome STEM Activities for Kids - Science Technology Engineering & Math
40 STEM Activities for Kids - Playdough To Plato
Launched in 2010 by KQED and NPR, MindShift explores the future of learning in all its dimensions, covering cultural and technology trends, innovations in education, groundbreaking research, education policy, and more. The editor is Tina Barseghian
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Article: How Teachers Make Cell Phones Work in the Classroom
8 ways into inquiry learning
What does design thinking look like in schools? STEM/PBL
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MindShift | How we will learn
5 Simple Questions to Promote Critical Thinking
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5 essential questions teachers should ask students every day for inquiry based learning!
These questions are designed to increase engagement and critical thinking in your classroom, but I think they will also provide great formative assessment information. Asking students to justify their answers tells teachers a lot about student learning.
Student Engagement - 5 Simple Questions for Student Voice
5 Simple Questions: A wonderful tool for the classroom -- increases engagement and critical thinking among your students.
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Great infographic on critical thinking.
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Creative and Critical Thinking Activities and Ideas- Should print out, and make the boys read before asking pointless questions.
6 Questions Every Critical Thinker Should Ask ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning
Questions a critical thinker asks. ......Follow for Free 'too-neat-not-to-keep' literacy tools other fun teaching stuff :)
Guiding Questions a Critical Thinker Asks. Teachers can post these in their classroom to help develop their students' critical thinking skills.
Critical Thinking Toolkit Info graphic showing common questions that critical thinkers may ask.
Critical Thinking Toolkit #critical #thinking #questions #education #school
Critical Thinking Posters on Behance
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How to win big brother ;)
Critical Questions- great visual
Critical thinking questions students should ask. Could be turned into an anchor chart.
How Does the Brain Learn Best? Smart Studying Strategies
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"How Does the Brain Learn Best? Smart Studying Strategies" from MindShift
Quiz Yourself: How Good Are You at Teaching the Art of Learning? | MindShift (Multiple choice quiz about the best ways to learn and study. I learned some new study ideas)
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How Does the Brain Learn Best? Smart Studying Strategies #education #learning #backtoschool
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How Does the Brain Learn Best? Smart Studying Strategies
www.thegrommet.com/ is a website that sells Grommets. These "are products with a purpose invented by people with stories." Great to share with your inventors!
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So many cool gift ideas | The Grommet
The Grommet Introduces awesome products, especially green or community commerce. And I really like some of the products. Practical and problem solving as well as great gifts!
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Awesome gift ideas.... Our Grommets aren't just things. Grommets are products with a purpose invented by people with stories." ~The Grommet
The Grommet ... really cool website with lots of fun products
Unique Gifts & Innovative Products by Makers | The Grommet
Have you gone to the EIE website recently? Their Engineering is Everywhere is not only free but the four curriculum units also feature a short video that shows real engineers tackling real world problems.
Engineering for middle school
Engineering Everywhere | Engineering is Elementary
These are great examples of inventions/ innovations for an Inventor's unit. What problem does each solve? Print out the photos or show on a SmartBoard for discussion. (When sharing these with your students, I recommend skipping over the photos of the hidden flask that was designed to smuggle in booze and the adult sippy cups for wine! )
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Ben and Jerrys Ice Cream Lock,
Security Lock for Your Ben Jerrys Ice Cream funny
40 Amazing Life Hack Products You Never Knew You Needed - ice cream lock for Jim's midnight snack raids!
Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Lock - Need this for my Phish Food :)
ice cream lock! Where was this when I was in college? No more people stealing icecream from the community freezer!
Ben & Jerry’s Lock Protects Your Ice Cream Pints From Thieves, Where To Buy The 'Euphori-Lock' $6.64 #lock #gadget #icecream
40 Amazing Life Hack Products You Never Knew You Needed
What is Genius Hour? - Introduction to Genius Hour in the Classroom
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Embrace Change in the New Year with Genius Hour - Getting Smart by Susan Oxnevad - #geniushour, badges, edchat, edreform, elearning, eportfolios, Innovation | Getting Smart
A teacher's reflections
A different way of teaching Genius Hour - Where Passions Come Alive | Genius Hour
Love the idea of this... not sure how it would or could work in a resource classroom, but would love to explore it :)
GENIOUS HOUR where passions come to life
genius hour from a 5th grade teachers perspective
The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning and The Power of Joyful Learning
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Human brain tissue grown from stem cells: Scientists
mri scan of the brain
Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) in depth
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Art idea for emily?
Mental Health Madness: Only a quarter of the people with a diagnosable mental disorder in South Africa are receiving treatment.
The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning