Brian C.

Housand, PhD
http://brianhousand.com http://bit.ly/nsgifted2012

technology
to challenge gifted learners

brianhousand.com

Geek

Gifted

Educator

Researcher

“Raising geeks goes beyond teaching them the difference between Darths Vader and Maul. It means teaching them an empowering worldview.”
WIRED - JUNE 2012

“We don’t have the option of turning away from the future. No one gets to vote on whether technology is going to change our lives.”
Bill Gates The Road Ahead

“Every generation of teenagers embraces the freedoms and possibilities wrought by technology in ways that shock the elders.”

Time   March  27,  2006

1. Creativity and Innovation 2. Communication and Collaboration 3. Research and Information Fluency 4. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making 5. Digital Citizenship 6. Technology Operations and Concepts

bit.ly/nets-profiles

PK - 2
Identify, research, and collect data on an environmental issue using digital resources and propose a solution.

3-5
Produce a media-rich digital story about a significant local event based on first-person interviews.

6-8
Create original animations or videos documenting school, community, or local events.

9 - 12
Design, develop, and test a digital learning game to demonstrate knowledge and skills related to curriculum content.

p21.org

www.p21.org
Learning and Innovation Skills

Creativity and Innovation Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Communication and Collaboration

DID

Rather than running the risk of having our students become

WALKING ENCYCLOPEDIAS
we need to TEACH them how to

THINK CREATIVELY.
(Sternberg,  2006)

Plugging Into Creative Outlets
Brian C. Housand Angela M. Housand Gifted Education Communicator Spring 2011 Vol. 42, No. 1

Googleable

five frames
http://www.flickr.com/groups/visualstory/

flickr five frames
1st photo:

establish
characters and location

flickr five frames
2nd photo: create a situation with possibilities of what might happen

flickr five frames
3rd photo: involve the characters in the situation

flickr five frames
4th photo: build to probable outcomes

flickr five frames
5th photo: have a logical but surprising end

instagram

dermandar

BORN: February 15, 2005

72 hours of video are uploaded every minute! Over 3 billion videos are viewed a day

Pianos
NOT Stereos
(Resnick, 1996)

THE COMPUTER IS MY INSTRUMENT.

will.i.am

in Search of

Critical Thinking

If your students can the answer, then you may be asking the wrong question.

“Every man should have a built-in automatic crap detector operating inside of him.”
-- Ernest Hemingway

NEW LITERACIES
newliteracies.uconn.edu/
IDENTIFY Important Questions LOCATE Information CRITICALLY EVALUATE SYNTHESIZE Information COMMUNICATE Answers

A Google a Day

G LF

FLIPPING
THE CLASSROOM

KHAN CAN AND KHAN

YOU

TOO

KNOW UNDERSTAND

DO

5

STEP TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION PLAN

5. EVALUATE 4. WATCH IT GROW

3. GIVE IT TIME 2. PROVIDE A PURPOSE 1. IDENTIFY A TECH TOOL
(Besnoy, Housand, & Clark, 2008)

tyvm
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