Distance learning for gifted students in the elementary

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By: pabadie (124 month(s) ago)

Always a bummer to hear thattechnical problems undermine and educational effort. It is one of the chief sorrow I face in aiding the classroom teacher around instructioanl technology. Thanks for your slide deck.

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This was great! I had not thought about using distance learning to challenge gifted students until I read this.

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Distance learning for gifted students in the elementary classroom:

Distance learning for gifted students in the elementary classroom By: Patricia Wilson ETEC 645 Spring 2011

“Distance Learning for Gifted Students: Outcomes for Elementary, Middle, and High School Aged Students”:

“Distance Learning for Gifted Students: Outcomes for Elementary, Middle, and High School Aged Students” Advantages: Modify learning opportunities Allow access to specialized coursework not available at school Offer advanced assignments without the aid of an additional teacher Disadvantages Technical problems/ software usability Developmentally inappropriate No restraint in regards to online behavior http://www.eric.ed.gov/PDFS/EJ835862.pdf or http://journals.prufrock.com/IJP/b/journal-for-the- education -of-the-gifted Wallace, P. (2009). Distance Learning for Gifted Students: Outcomes for Elementary, Middle, and High School Aged Students. Journal for the Education of the Gifted , 32(3), 295-320. Retrieved from EBSCO host .

“Can distance learning meet the needs of gifted elementary math students?” :

“Can distance learning meet the needs of gifted elementary math students?” Believe that “virtual K-12 education is a form of distance learning” (page 9) Prior to implementation, student was attending higher grade levels during regular math instruction 4 th grade student’s current and future (through high school) needs were mapped out Accelerated math CD-ROM used in study that emailed results to a local university professor University professor acted as tutor and presented difficult content in a different way through emails Student was challenged, engaged, and independent http://www.eric.ed.gov/PDFS/EJ683325.pdf or http://www.prufrock.com St. Cyr, S. (2004). Can Distance Learning Meet the Needs of Gifted Elementary Math Students?. Gifted Child Today , 27(2), 42-51. Retrieved from EBSCO host .

“Real hope for the gifted”:

“Real hope for the gifted” Achievement gains in distance learning are the same as in classroom learning Distance learning should not replace classroom learning; it should differentiate and expand what is hard to accomplish in classroom Courses must be developed by educators and programmers Online course must: Allow students to proceed at their own pace Match curriculum with ability level Have some human interaction Give immediate feedback Actively involves parents https://bbapp2.selu.edu/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp?tab_tab_group_id=_2_1&url=%2Fwebapps%2Fblackboard%2Fexecute%2Flauncher%3Ftype%3DCourse%26id%3D_18235_1%26url%3D Washington, M. (1997). Real Hope for the Gifted. Gifted Child Today Magazine , 20(6-), 20-22. Retrieved from EBSCO host .

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