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ERIC Number: EJ835837
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1076-2175
The Gifted Kids Network: 2008 Pilot
Michelle Eckstein
Gifted Child Today, v32 n2 p20-28 Spr 2009
The Gifted Kids Network is a Web-based, supplemental, gifted and talented programming model that includes standards-based classes, enrichment clusters, and affective programming. Students are encouraged to think critically and creatively and to question the material that is presented to them in order to meaningfully integrate topics covered into their everyday lives. The use of Socratic-style discussion forums, PowerPoint presentations, group work, and individual response blogs encourage students to express themselves and engage with the content. The Gifted Kids Network's pilot program demonstrated the potential for social networks to be successfully used to engage gifted students from rural communities. Further research is needed to determine whether increased multimedia content will increase the successful course completion rate for students enrolled in the program. (Contains 4 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools
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Language: English
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