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.”
‘Plugging into Creative Outlets’ on Slideshare
“Advantages of the BYOT Classroom” (requires free registration) from eSchool News
Digital Citizenship Week: 6 Resources for Educators from Edutopia
Technology Links Page from @cybraryman1
BYOT Page from @cybraryman1
Digital Citizenship from @cybraryman1
This week’s chat considered the new Common Core State Standards ~ the good and the not-so-good ~ and what they mean for gifted students. A wide array of opinions were expressed. Many felt that the new standards were just another policy doomed to failure, while others thought it showed promise. There was agreement that how the plan was implemented was critical for any success. A full transcript can be found here.
Global #gtchat would like to thank Mrs. Jo Frietag for her blog post at Sprite’s Site (link below) on our chat. Jo’s blog is in the running for Best Australian Blog 2013. We would also like to thank Edtech Magazine for a nice mention and inclusion in their recent blog post, “A Printable List of the Best Education Hashtags“. Their tweet on Twitter: “You know the hashtag #edtech. But do you know #gtchat? Here’s two-dozen education hashtags every teacher should know!”
News Alert: Look for #gtchat LIVE at the #PAGE13 Annual Conference in Pittsburgh, April 19th at a special time @3PM EDT. We apologize that the month was tweeted incorrectly during chat!
Common Core State Standards and Gifted Education from @NAGCGIFTED
FAQs from @NAGCGIFTED about CCSS and Gifted Education
“Using the Common Core State Standards with Gifted Students” (pdf) from @carolyncoil
“Will CCSS Serve Above Standard Students?” from the Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University
Davidson Database Gifted Issues – Common Core from Davidson Gifted
“Common Core State Standards” from Duke TIP
iPad/iPod Applications for CC from Robeson County teachers 4 Academically Intellectually Gifted
Real Life Math & Other Enrichment Activities from Elvira G. Deyamport, Ed.S.
Cybraryman’s Common Core Page
Cybraryman’s Common Core Math Page