What are some signs of math talent? Mathematically talented students often show an early interest in and facility with numbers. For example, they may learn to tell time at age two and begin adding and subtracting long before they enter kindergarten. Anecdotes shared by parents about their precocious youngsters are helpful in identifying these students initially, but the objective information determined from an appropriate assessment is essential in determining the extent of their abilities and … [Read more...] about Is My Child A Math Prodigy? What Can I Do For Them?
Joann is interested in studying advanced biology, but her school biology curriculum does not extend beyond an introductory course. Silas is learning his physics material at twice the pace that his class is progressing. By the third grade Rena has mastered her elementary school’s mathematics curriculum, but her district prohibits students her age from enrolling in its middle school courses. Ramone has exhausted the advanced courses that his rural high school offers and wishes to dual-enroll in … [Read more...] about Learning Online: A Viable Alternative for Gifted and Talented Students
Imagine public education back in 1910: a single teacher in a one-room schoolhouse lit with candles and students working on slate boards with chalk. Fast-forward to 2010, an age so dependent on advanced technology that students take some classes online, others in a traditional schoolroom, and still others, perhaps, at the local community college. Public education is becoming blended, drawing on the strengths of traditional classrooms and other educational venues. … [Read more...] about Virtual Schools—a Growing Reality
Our 16-year-old son, Samuel, was identified as gifted during kindergarten. He has remained in the public school system, and we have been pleased overall with the quality of his education. However, even the best schools are unable to meet the academic interests of every gifted and talented student. Like many gifted children, Samuel has eclectic tastes and craves intellectual challenges that set him apart from his peers. By taking classes via the Internet, Samuel enriched his curriculum while … [Read more...] about Meeting Educational Needs via the Internet
Whether your children are budding art aficionados or just need a quick tutorial on Pablo Picasso, they can experience some of the world’s great art with the click of a mouse. While viewing art on-line can’t be confused with seeing it in person, the following Web sites make up for a lack of verisimilitude with great features that allow viewers to explore galleries, educate themselves about art history, play games, and, of course, shop. … [Read more...] about Online Art Museums