Tag: Gifted and Talented

Developing the Internet-Savviness (IS) Scale: Investigating the Relationships Between Internet Use and Academically Talented Middle School Youth

This study investigated the development and validation of a 32-item scale that measures Internet-Savviness (IS). Relationships between this multidimensional construct and other primary variables of interest including age, gender, Internet access, Internet location, and Internet activities were explored. The sample population consisted of 241 academically talented middle school youth ages 8–14 years old. The IS scale

Virtual Learning Environments for Advanced Readers

Why doesn't Kyle participate? Has Heather spoken a word in class this week? I know this is easy for Jake, but does he have to be the class clown all the time? These were questions I asked myself early in the school year, when the lack of engagement by the advanced readers in my regular

That Was Then, This Is Now: Gifted in the Middle

Committing to the challenge of addressing the needs of gifted learners That Was Then Middle schools and their guiding philosophies were created in reaction to junior and senior high schools’ lack of attention to developmental and academic needs of young adolescents. This We Believe: Keys to Educating Young Adolescents and other writings of the last 60 years

Experiencing Challenges and Failures

Helping gifted and advanced learners during transitional periods. Recognize These Students? Bryce stopped doing his homework in ninth grade. His backpack was a disaster, and he could never find the planner his homeroom teacher distributed in August. It was now mid-October. Earlier in his schooling, he was identified as gifted with an individual IQ on the