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Wood, Susannah M.; Szymanski, Antonia – Gifted Child Today, 2020
Gifted adolescents may identify as "gamers" who create avatars to navigate video games and cell phone apps. Avatars provide a unique venue through which gifted teens can explore the issues of self and identity in a critical time of their development. The purpose of this article is to (a) provide an overview of what avatars are, (b)…
Descriptors: Video Games, Self Concept, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Guthrie, Kate H. – Gifted Child Today, 2020
For gifted girls, the journey toward self-actualization can be particularly challenging during adolescence. To better support gifted adolescent girls, this article explores a contemporary framework for understanding smart girls of the 21st century: Kerr and McKay's beehive of smart girls. Kerr and McKay's typology highlights how different…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Females, Self Actualization, Adolescent Development
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Anderson, Brittany N. – Gifted Child Today, 2020
In current research and theoretical models that address racial inequity or gender disparities in gifted education, there is a missing narrative around high-achieving/gifted Black girls and their experiences, as well as their disproportionate underrepresentation in gifted programming, services, and Advanced Placement (AP) courses. This article…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, African American Students, Females, High Achievement
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Kane, Michele – Gifted Child Today, 2020
Adolescence is a developmental journey that is both exhilarating and exhausting, especially for those gifted and talented youngsters who are sensitive, intense, and altruistic. This combines with four major changes in brain circuitry that lead to shifts in thinking, feeling, decision-making, and interacting in the teenage mind. In addition,…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adolescent Development, Academically Gifted, Metacognition
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Watts, Jessica – Gifted Child Today, 2020
Using the Frame of Reference lens developed by Marsh, this article explains how elementary-age gifted boys construct their self-perceptions as learners by comparing their academic abilities with those of their peers. Understanding giftedness defined as a social construct, this article discusses an ethnographic study that examines gifted boys'…
Descriptors: Males, Gifted, Self Concept, Student Attitudes
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Kreamer, H. Michelle; Orme, Sarah; Hobson, Victoria; Moran, Melinda; Mahoney, Kerrigan; Moon, Tonya R.; Brighton, Catherine – Gifted Child Today, 2020
The tool, "Elevating Instruction: A Planning Tool," was designed to aid teachers in improving literacy instruction to best meet the academic needs of all students, including advanced readers in the primary classroom. It is crucial for teachers to elevate reading practices for advanced readers during the time when young learners are…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students, Student Needs
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Siegle, Del – Gifted Child Today, 2020
The Thunkable online platform is an easy-to-use resource for creating apps for mobile devices. Computational thinking is at the heart of problem solving in computer science, and research suggests students' computational thinking improves when they use simple block coding systems similar to the format used for Thunkable.
Descriptors: Gifted Education, Academically Gifted, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Oriented Programs
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Cress, Alissa; Desmet, Ophélie Allyssa; Younker, BeAnn – Gifted Child Today, 2020
Partnerships between schools and universities can be beneficial for all parties involved, particularly when their interests and goals for the partnership overlap. The Gifted Education Research and Resource Institute (GER2I) and Tippecanoe School Corporation (TSC) formalized a collaborative effort to improve identification procedures for students…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation, Gifted Education, Talent Identification
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Mofield, Emily L. – Gifted Child Today, 2020
This article examines collaboration in the context of how gifted education teachers co-plan and co-teach with general education teachers. Perspectives of the benefits and barriers to collaboration are explored from gifted education teachers, gifted education administration, and general education teachers in one school district in the Southeast…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Team Teaching, General Education, Gifted Education
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Collins, Kristina Henry; Joseph, Nicole M.; Ford, Donna Y. – Gifted Child Today, 2020
Many commonplace stories, including the authors and those they have heard, substantiate a critical and undeniable truth: marginalized and underrepresented students' development through the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) pipeline is centered on race and gender and is impacted by (un)intentional and (in)formal interactions…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Females, African American Students, STEM Education
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Everett, Sakeena – Gifted Child Today, 2020
Inequitable access to learning opportunities has intersectional consequences for Black students in general and gifted education. Equally important, "all" students (regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic class, and grade-level), more often than not, lack invaluable opportunities to learn about the innumerable contributions…
Descriptors: African American Students, Males, Justice, Praxis
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Lewis, Katie D.; Boswell, Cecelia – Gifted Child Today, 2020
Rural communities and school systems are the heart of many states across the nation. Yet, many of the challenges facing rural gifted education remain unanswered. There is limited research or policy focused on gifted students, teachers of the gifted, or gifted programming in rural settings. Understanding how culture defines rural communities and…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Rural Schools, Barriers, Cultural Influences
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Novak, Angela M.; Lewis, Katie D.; Weber, Christine L. – Gifted Child Today, 2020
Gifted education in the United States has a long history of underrepresentation of culturally, linguistically, and economically diverse (CLED) gifted students. Despite the many years of attention toward this pervasive problem, the gap in equity and access to gifted services for CLED students has not closed due to a variety of practices related to…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Equal Education, Faculty Development, Teacher Competencies
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Gilson, Cindy M.; Brigandi, Carla B. – Gifted Child Today, 2020
The purpose of this article is to assist classroom teachers in discerning qualitative differences between a student-written report and student-led research. There are many connotations to the terms "report" and "research," and they can have implications on how teachers effectively or ineffectively differentiate instruction to…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Student Projects, Reports, Student Research
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Groman, Jennifer L. – Gifted Child Today, 2019
This article discusses bullying among the author's gifted sixth graders within their general education classes, in situations where the gifted were both victim and bully. There are few studies of the gifted child as bully. Using depth psychology, visual arts, and writing, the students constructed the bully and victim using torn paper and writing…
Descriptors: Bullying, Sleep, Journal Writing, Gifted
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