Parent Resources from FREE TIME Can Be Think Time

Parent Resources from FREE TIME Can Be Think Time

 

Resources For Families with Gifted Children

 

 

Creating a Spontaneous Thinker

Spontaneous Problem Solving

 

Weekly Ideas for Great Discussion:

Puzzlements by Ian Byrd

 

Kelly Gallagher's Weekly Articles

 

                        Ex. Pollution in China

 

Multiple Perspectives: 

 

Worst of Friends by Suzanne Tripp Jurman

George vs. George by Rosalyn Schanzer

 

Search for articles with multiple viewpoints for older students. 

 

Developing Mathematical Thinking:

 

Bedtime Math Leveled Math activities for the whole family, Books, App, Ideas for Math Club & More

 

Bedtime Math by Laura Overdeck--activities are offered in 3 levels

 

Patterns:

 

Fun with Roman Numerals by David A. Adler 

 

           

   
   

Posing open-ended, pattern-related questions also helps expand children’s thinking     and makes concept connections.  Here are some samples of questions to ask:

   
        
  • Do you see a pattern? Tell me about it.
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  • What comes next? Can you make a pattern with these different materials?  
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  • How can we make a picture that will help us remember this pattern?
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  • Can you show me a pattern with your body? What would you do first? Second?
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  • What happens over and over again?
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  • How would you read this pattern?
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  • What would happen to the pattern if I changed ______?
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Making connections through:

Comparing engines

 

analogies

 

LATIN MEMORY

 

Organizations

 

*National Association for Gifted Children: http://www.nagc.org/

 

*Virginia Association for Gifted: http://www.vagifted.org/

 

*Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted: http://www.sengifted.org

 

*Hoagies Gifted Education Site: http://www.hoagiesgifted.org/

 

*The Council for Exceptional Children – The Association for the Gifted: http://www.cectag.org/

 

*Davidson Institute for Talent Development: http://www.davidsoninstitute.org

 

*Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Program: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/javits/index.html

 

* TAG is a specialized division of the Council for Exceptional Children dealing specifically with gifted.  http://www.cectag.org/

 

University Affiliations

 

*Duke's free newsletter about gifted education: www.dukegiftedletter.com

 

*University of Connecticut: http://www.gifted.uconn.edu/

 

*Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth: www.cty.jhu.edu

 

*The Belin-Blank Center provides information to parents about educational programming needs. Their Family Counseling Program provides services for families of gifted children; the Center also offers workshops and helps parents understand how they can advocate for their gifted children. 

http://www.education.uiowa.edu/html/belinblank/

 

 

Twice-Exceptional

 

*To learn more about gifted children with dual labels (those who also have learning disabilities and/or attention disorders) you can view the "2e Twice-exceptional Newsletter" at: http://2enewsletter.com

 

K-12 Public Schools

 

*Virtual Virginia: http://www.virtualvirginia.org/

 

*Advanced Placement Information for Parents from the College Board: http://www.collegeboard.com/parents/

 

*Virginia State Department of Education: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/

 

*No Child Left Behind:  http://www.ed.gov/nclb/landing.jhtml

 

Publications

 

* A Nation Deceived: How Schools Hold Back America's Brightest Students. A must-read report authored by Nick Colangelo, Susan Assouline, and Miraca Gross detailing years' worth of research regarding acceleration. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! (View a brief PowerPoint presentation of A Nation Deceived)  http://www.accelerationinstitute.org/nation_deceived/

 

 

Parenting

 

*A calendar for parents of gifted children age 2 and up  http://www.kidsource.com/gifted.calendar.html

 

* Excellent source for reading materials and resource materials to help understand your gifted child.  http://www.freespirit.com/

 

*A comprehensive article by expert Linda Silverman. This is a "must read" for parents of gifted children.  http://www.kidsource.com/kidsource/content/parents.gifted.html

 

*College planning, underachievement, adolescence, activities, and suggested reading are just a few of the topics explored. http://www.kidsource.com/kidsource/pages/ed.gifted.html

 

*Gifted-Children.com: Identification, Encouragement, and Development (GCC) is an on-line parents' newsletter with networking and information dedicated to making a difference in the education of children with special talents and abilities.

www.gifted-children.com

 

* Browse through Dr. Rimm's articles covering various topics.  http://www.sylviarimm.com/parentingarticles.html

 

College/Career Planning

 

*Career planning for gifted and talented youth. Addresses all ages and issues including multipotentiality.  http://www.kidsource.com/kidsource/content/career_planning.html

 

Internet sites to visit with your child:

 

*Book lists, ready-to-use booktalks, read alikes, book reviews by children, and other information about children's literature: http://atn-reading-lists.wikispaces.com/

 

*Recommended Reading Lists: www.hoagiesgifted.org/ reading_lists.htm

 

*Virtual Library of Math Manipulatives: http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/ vlibrary.html

 

*Brain Teasers and Puzzles: http://kids.niehs.nih.gov/braint.htm

 

*Games: http://www.superkids.com/ aweb/tools/logic/

 

*Word puzzles: http://crickler.com

 

*Connecting Young Thinkers from Around the World  (Johns-Hopkins) https://cogito.org/   

*EduHound: Everything for Education K12: www.eduhound.com

 

*Filamentality "Learning Web": www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/fil

*The Academy of Achievement: www.achievement.org