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New Feature at #gtchat: Monthly Weekend Chats

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This week’s Global #gtchat will take place on Sunday at 4/3 C and 1 PT in the U.S. as well as 8PM (20.00) in the U.K. and 7AM (7.00) on Monday in eastern Australia in lieu of our regular Friday chats. (Please note that the U.S. has already switched to Daylight Saving Time.) This new feature has been added to accommodate those people who are unable to attend chat at its regularly scheduled time at 7/6 C (U.S.) on Fridays. A complete time zone converter for this week’s chat may be found here.

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The topic for this week’s chat will be about the Best Blogs in the Gifted Community. It is not surprising that this topic was chosen in our Weekly Poll. The day after the Poll questions were posted, a rather controversial blog post was posted on the blog Momastery. It was met with a bevy of responses in the gifted blogosphere (*see links below); pointing to the importance blogs have come to play in the gifted community both for information and advocacy.

Below, I have included the questions that we will be discussing during this week’s chat. Several questions will be concerned with blogging in general. The last two questions will open the floor to suggestions for your favorite education and parenting blogs. You are welcome to link to your own blog where applicable.

Please join us this week as we explore we explore the world of blogging in the gifted community!

Chat Questions for 03/23/2014:

Q1) Are blogs a credible source of information?

Q2) Do blogs have a significant impact on public opinion?

Q3) Do you ever comment on blog posts? More so when you agree or disagree?

Q4) What is a blog hop and have you ever participated in or followed one?

Q5) What are your favorite blogs for gifted education?

Q6) What are your favorite blogs for gifted parenting?



*The Momastery Controversy and Blog Response:

The Rub: “Every Child is Gifted and Talented. Every Single One. I Know This is True.

Our friends at Gifted Homeschoolers Forum have compiled a list of blog responses to this post (and to ‘All Children are Gifted’) on their site. Special thanks to Corin Barsily Goodwin for her tireless effort to advocate for gifted children.

The Response: “Are All Children Gifted?

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