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Haberlin, Steven; O'Grady, Patty – Gifted Education International, 2018
In this pilot study, 24 gifted, elementary students in second to fifth grade enrolled in a large, diverse, urban public school were introduced to 10 mindfulness-based techniques that the students practiced in school. The students practiced the techniques for 10 weeks once per week for 30 minutes in the school's media center under the guidance of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Academically Gifted, Urban Schools, Public Schools
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Cavilla, Derek – Gifted Education International, 2017
Underachievement among gifted students is a paradox that frustrates educators because of the significant disparity between students' potential and their performance. Complicating the issue is the highly individualized nature of the underperformance, which must take into consideration factors of student culture, socio-economic status, motivation,…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Underachievement, Urban Schools, High Schools
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Cavilla, Derek – Gifted Education International, 2014
Identification of gifted students from diverse and underserved communities is traditionally low; however, there are ways to expand identification methods in order to make access to gifted education programs more equitable. Creation and implementation of multi-faceted and multi-dimensional assessments as well as tiered access into gifted education…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Access to Education, Gifted, Special Education
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Gill, Bradley – Gifted Education International, 2012
Thinking outside of the box is a standard cliche for creativity. Yet an awareness of the boxed nature of new media can empower young students to think creatively about design. This article is a reflection of one teacher who led a group of young students in a series of lessons based on basic design principles related to technology. It is based on…
Descriptors: Creativity, Educational Environment, Thinking Skills, Technology
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Peters, Phil; Katsaros, Alex; Howard, Rosalyn; Lindgren, Robb – Gifted Education International, 2012
This pilot project conducted by researchers from the University of Central Florida (UCF) seeks to answer the question: Does a real-time, two-way, mobile, remote webcasting system have special properties for learning compared with traditional distance learning platforms? Students enrolled in two online, undergraduate UCF courses explored South…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Pilot Projects, Foreign Countries, Learning Experience
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Eriksson, Gillian – Gifted Education International, 2012
"It is the year 2025 and I am compiling this article for an instant VPD (videopod) that is streamed over the world. An EESR (Educational Expert Service Request) came from an empathetic computer HIAS (Hi, I am Sam) that matched my qualifications with a quest by online activists SFT (Searching for Truth) to examine global interactions in…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Global Education, Communication (Thought Transfer), Academically Gifted
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Eriksson, Gillian; Weber, Christine; Kirsch, Lauri – Gifted Education International, 2012
The training of teachers for a meaningful use of all that contemporary technology offers to developing curriculum requires constant vigilance, experimentation, innovation, revision and updating. The lifestyle of today's gifted students includes a range of ever-unfolding technologies, such as text messaging, blogging, social networking, personal…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Field Trips, Academically Gifted, Textbooks