Kim Hoover

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Don’t Forget Your Gifted Students; They Need Their Teacher Too

Sometimes, it’s difficult to remember that your gifted students need your attention too. I’ve been guilty of it myself.<p>In a classroom of 20+ students …

Can Gifted Learners Really Be Challenged in the Regular Classroom?

This year’s Back-to-School #gtchat discussed whether or not gifted learners could really be challenged in the regular classroom. Many different …

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Social Development of Gifted Children

by Benjamin Hebebrand, Head of School, Quest Academy<br>It is mostly due to common stereotypes that gifted children are occasionally (and I would add …

IQ Testing and Admission to a Gifted Education Program

Admission to a gifted education program at a school such as Quest Academy most frequently requires an assessment of the applicant. As such, one may …

Dr. Renzulli's 21st Century Giftedness Model

In advance of gifted education theorist and innovator<b></b> <b>Dr.Joseph Renzulli’s</b> community presentation at <b>Quest Academy</b> (co-sponsored by <b>Avery Coonley School</b> …

Giftedness: Is it based on who you are or what you do?

by Ben Hebebrand, Head of School, Quest Academy<br>JimDeLisle, author of books such as When Gifted Kids Don’t Have All the Answers: How to Meet Their …

Early Identification of Giftedness

There are different opinions as to when giftedness is best identified. Should one identify giftedness prior to Kindergarten or should one wait to see …

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Calvin: The Unexpected Gifted Kid

All comics by Bill Watterson, © Universal uClick<p>One of my favorite guides to understanding our students is Bertie Kingore’s breakdown of the traits …

Gifted children need a place to belong

A recent article about education highlighted the difference between <i>creating an environment where students belong rather than one where they just fit</i> …

Are Gifted Students Being Challenged Enough?

Andy Smarick, a partner at the non-profit Bellwether Education Partners and author of the guidebook, “Closing America’s High Achievement Gap,” states …

BYOD: Mobile devices belong in the classroom | Pivot Points

Photo: Thinkstockphoto<p>Many teacher librarians find ways to provide leadership through their teaching, programs, and facilities. As the recent …

New Bump Update Lets You 'Bump' Files Between iDevices And Computers

Since its release several years ago, Bump has always allowed users to "bump" (i.e., share supported files) between iOS devices. Then, nine months …

QR Code Classroom Implementation Guide

QR Codes (Quick Response Codes) are just barcodes. There is nothing fancy about them.<p>Just like the grocery store clerk uses barcodes to look up the …

Google Drive gets more social with chat and profile photos

Google Drive got a handful of new social features today, with an update that brings profile photos and group chat to the collaboration software.<p>The changes are designed to make it easier to see who's in a file and communicate with them without leaving it. Profile photos of anyone who has opened a …

Five Free iPad Apps for Creating Video Lessons (AKA Flipped Classroom Lessons)

One of the things that I’m often asked about is creating explanatory videos on the iPad. Whether you want to create these videos for students to …

“Bring Your Own Device” Evolving From Trend to Requirement

Here’s an unexpected twist in the growing trend at companies that support employees who bring their own devices to the office: By 2017, more than …

Google Launches Chrome App for its Keep Note-taking Service

Google on Thursday announced the launch of a new offline Chrome app version of its Keep note-taking service. If you have Google Chrome installed, you can download the new app now directly from the Chrome Web Store.<p>The Google Keep Chrome app works without an Internet connection. It lets you create …

If you're a teacher, you're nuts not to use Google+

This week I gave a talk on Web 2.0 and teaching to a group of higher-education faculty ("cloud" isn't yet pervasive in academia). I won't bore you …