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Siegle, Del – Gifted Child Today, 2019
Virtual and augmented reality apps enable gifted students to explore content in new and exciting ways. Students can use the technology to create interesting and interactive products that not only demonstrate their understanding, but also advance their learning.
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Computer Simulation, Simulated Environment, Teaching Methods
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Siegle, Del – Gifted Child Today, 2015
QR codes are two-dimensional square patterns that are capable of coding information that ranges from web addresses to links to YouTube video. The codes save time typing and eliminate errors in entering addresses incorrectly. These codes make learning with technology easier for students and motivationally engage them in news ways.
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Academically Gifted, Talent, Coding
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Siegle, Del – Gifted Child Today, 2015
Video games can provide cognitive, motivational, emotional, and social benefits to students when properly implemented in the classroom. Teachers who are well versed in their curriculum can use games to differentiate instruction for gifted and talented students. This article discusses the benefits of gaming in education settings and provides…
Descriptors: Video Games, Educational Technology, Student Motivation, Individualized Instruction
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Siegle, Del – Gifted Child Today, 2014
Flipping the classroom can be an effective instructional strategy for differentiating instruction for gifted and talented students. The author presents a rationale for using the strategy with gifted students, possible problems educators might encounter, and practical tips for beginning the process of flipping the classroom.
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Academically Gifted, Teaching Methods, Homework
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Siegle, Del – Gifted Child Today, 2013
The purpose of this article is to provide a rationale for using iPad technology with young students. Various inexpensive apps are described that parents and educators will find useful. (Contains 9 figures.)
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Gifted, Computer Oriented Programs
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Siegle, Del – Gifted Child Today, 2012
In his keynote address at the "New York Times" Schools for Tomorrow 2011 Fall Conference, Dr. Larry Summers (2011) suggested that technology implementations have an unusual growth pattern. New technology innovations usually require more time to "catch on" than one might expect, but once they catch on, their use spreads more quickly than anyone can…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Educational Technology, Reading Motivation, Content Area Reading
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Siegle, Del – Gifted Child Today, 2011
Technology tools have come a long way from early word processing applications and opportunities for students to engage in simple programming. Many tools now exist for students to develop and share products in a variety of formats and for a wide range of audiences. PowerPoint is probably the most ubiquitously used tool for student projects. In…
Descriptors: Creativity, Student Projects, Computer Software, Computers
Siegle, Del – Gifted Child Today, 2010
In a time of budget cuts and limited funding, purchasing and installing the latest software on classroom computers can be prohibitive for schools. Many educators are unaware that a variety of free software options exist, and some of them do not actually require installing software on the user's computer. One such option is cloud computing. This…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computers, Educational Technology, Internet
Siegle, Del – Gifted Child Today, 2009
Young people are surrounded by visual images, and they naturally are drawn to viewing and creating videos. Educators are remiss if they do not seize on this significant communication and learning tool. Similar to projects involving writing, video projects allow students to communicate their ideas, thoughts, and feelings. Therefore, most…
Descriptors: Editing, Video Technology, Educational Technology, Multimedia Materials
Siegle, Del – Gifted Child Today, 2009
Although most computer users will never need to write a computer program, many students enjoy the challenge of creating one. Computer programming enhances students' problem solving by forcing students to break a problem into its component pieces and reassemble it in a generic format that can be understood by a nonsentient entity. It promotes…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Programming, Educational Technology, Problem Solving
Siegle, Del – Gifted Child Today, 2004
Technology expertise often occurs in two types of technology activities. One area of expertise is computer programming and another is expertise as a technology consumer using hardware and software. In addition to demonstrating prowess, some students tend to exhibit passion toward one or both of these activities. Students who excel in either could…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Information Technology, Gifted, Talent Identification
Siegle, Del – Gifted Child Today, 2004
For most of the past century, literacy has been associated with being able to read the printed word. The meaning of literacy, however, is changing (Lankshear & Knobel, 2003). Not only are reading experts expanding their notion of literacy to include technology use (Leu, 2003), but it is included in literacy in other disciplines, as well (Burkhardt…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Technological Literacy, Internet, Educational Technology
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Siegle, Del – Gifted Child Today, 2002
This article explains how teachers can use electronic portfolios of students' work to document learner progress. It considers different file formats for storing student work, describes steps to creating an electronic portfolio, and discusses an art and literature electronic magazine created by one school featuring work from student portfolios. (CR)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education