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Special Guest ~ Dr. Brian Housand

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This week, our special guest was Dr. Brian Housand, Assistant Professor at East Carolina State and member of the NAGC’s Board of Directors. He is also a well-known presenter at gifted conferences with standing-room only presentations.

Brian joined us to chat about his upcoming presentations at TAGT 2013 in Houston, TX, December 4 – 6. We discussed a variety of topics including using technology in the gifted classroom, BYOT, digital citizenship and the future of educational technology. A full transcript of the chat may be found here.

During the course of our chat, Brian made the astute observation that the introduction of CCSS in the U.S. has an unforeseen benefit to schools. The new online standardized tests associated with the Standards will require schools to update their technology; thus making it available to more students when not being used for testing. He added, however, that “Just because it [a school] uses technology does not mean that it is good – Good teaching and learning is still good regardless of the tool.”

Links:

Plugging into Creative Outlets’ on Slideshare

TED Ed: Lessons Worth Sharing

“Gifted & Beyond” #TAGT 2013 Conference Institutes 12/4/13

Brian Housand’s Livebinder

Supporting AIG Learners and the SCOS (pdf)

Brian’s Website

60 Tools in 60 Minutes

“Advantages of the BYOT Classroom” (requires free registration) from eSchool News

“Apps and Sites the Work on All Devices for BYOT”

Digital Citizenship Week: 6 Resources for Educators from Edutopia

Technology Links Page from @cybraryman1

BYOT Page from @cybraryman1

Digital Citizenship from @cybraryman1

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