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Cases on Instructional Technology in Gifted and Talented Education

Book Description

As new classroom resources are developed, educators strive to incorporate digital media advancements into their curriculum to provide an enriched learning experience for students with exceptional intelligence, as well as students in need of supplementary instruction. Though the resources exist, their effective use in the classroom is currently lacking. Cases on Instructional Technology in Gifted and Talented Education provides educators with real-life examples and research-based directions for the use of digital media resources in classrooms at all academic levels. This reference work will appeal to educators and researchers interested in enriching P-12 classrooms in order to extend student learning and promote effective e-learning in the classroom.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
  6. Foreword
  7. Preface
  8. Section 1: What is Giftedness?
    1. Chapter 1: Defining the Undefinable
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. SETTING THE STAGE
      3. PROBLEMS OF IDENTIFICATION
      4. TWICE EXCEPTIONAL GIFTED STUDENTS
      5. GROWING UP GIFTED
      6. INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY AND APPROPRIATE EDUCATION
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 2: Historical Overview of Adult Gifted Education in the United States
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. SETTING THE STAGE
      3. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      4. QUESTIONS FOR FURTHER DISCUSSION
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  9. Section 2: Science and the Gifted/Talented Student
    1. Chapter 3: Using Technology to Teach Gifted Students in a Heterogeneous Classroom
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      9. APPENDIX
    2. Chapter 4: Integrating Educational Robotics to Enhance Learning for Gifted and Talented Students
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. TWENTY FIRST CENTURY SKILLS
      4. WHO ARE GIFTED AND TALENTED STUDENTS?
      5. WHAT IS ROBOTICS IN EDUCATION?
      6. THEORIES AND PRACTICES OF ROBOTICS IN EDUCATION
      7. TIPS FOR CREATING SUCCESSFUL LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS WITH EDUCATIONAL ROBOTICS FOR GIFTED AND TALENTED STUDENTS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 5: VoiceThread and iPad Apps Supporting Biological Change Concept
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. SETTING THE STAGE
      3. SOFTWARE REVIEW
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      10. APPENDIX 1
      11. APPENDIX 2
      12. APPENDIX 3
    4. Chapter 6: To Boldly Go
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. SETTING THE STAGE
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. INTEGRATION OF TECHNOLOGY IN ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
      6. FINDINGS: THE EFFECT ON GIFTED STUDENTS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 7: Showcasing the Creative Talents in Science of the Academically Less-Inclined Students through a Values-Driven Toy Storytelling Project
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND INFORMATION OF NT STUDENTS IN SINGAPORE
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. PROCEDURES
      6. ADMINISTRATION OF SURVEY INSTRUMENTS
      7. ANALYSIS OF RESULTS
      8. FURTHER WORK
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  10. Section 3: Arts and Humanities and the Gifted/Talented Student
    1. Chapter 8: Creating Our World
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. CASE STUDY
      3. CONCLUSION
      4. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      5. REFERENCES
      6. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 9: From Student to Author
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 10: Culturally Relevant Applications of Digital Audio Workstations in the Heterogeneous GT Classroom
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. REVIEW OF RELEVANT LITERATURE
      4. MANAGEMENT, ORGANIZATIONAL, AND PRACTICAL CONCERNS
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  11. Section 4: Voices from the Schools
    1. Chapter 11: iMovies and Gifted Grouping
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. CASE SETTING
      3. BARRIERS/OBSTACLES
      4. FINDINGS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH
      6. FUTURE USE OF CLASSROOM TECHNOLOGY
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      9. APPENDIX
    2. Chapter 12: Motivational Video for State Testing
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. SETTING THE STAGE
      3. CASE DESCRIPTION
      4. FINDINGS
      5. FUTURE DIRECTIONS
      6. REFERENCES
      7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  12. Section 5: Teacher Training
    1. Chapter 13: Differentiating through Technology for Gifted Students
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. CASE BACKGROUND
      3. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      4. SETTING THE STAGE
      5. AUGMENTED REALITY
      6. CASE DESCRIPTION
      7. CURRENT CHALLENGES
      8. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      12. APPENDIX
    2. Chapter 14: Differentiation 2.0
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      4. SETTING THE STAGE
      5. CASE DESCRIPTION
      6. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      7. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      10. APPENDIX
    3. Chapter 15: School Activities with New Dot Code Handling Multimedia
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. SCHOOL FOR SPECIAL NEEDS EDUCATION, FACULTY OF EDUCATION, HIROSAKI UNIVERSITY
      6. TAKASHIMA SPECIAL NEEDS EDUCATION SCHOOL
      7. SCHOOL FOR THE MENTALLY CHALLENGED AT OTSUKA, UNIVERSITY OF TSUKUBA
      8. ACTIVITIES AT A GENERAL SCHOOL AND REGIONAL EVENTS
      9. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      10. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      11. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      12. REFERENCES
      13. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 16: Designing Instruction for Future Gifted Science Teachers
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. SETTING THE STAGE
      3. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      4. PROBLEM BASED LEARNING UNITS
      5. ANALYSIS OF THE CASES, RESPONSIBILITIES OF PROFESSORS, AND CHARACTERISTICS AND PERFORMANCE OF THE GIFTED STUDENTS
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  13. Section 6: Teacher Education
    1. Chapter 17: A Case Study of Distance Education for Informatics Gifted Students
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 18: Gifted Education and One Case Solution through E-Learning in Japan
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. THE CURRENT STATE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION FOR GIFTED STUDENTS IN JAPAN’S PUBLIC EDUCATION
      4. SPECIAL EDUCATION FOR GIFTED STUDENTS IN PRIVATE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS IN JAPAN
      5. REFERENCES
      6. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      7. ENDNOTES
    3. Chapter 19: The Role of Technology in Providing Effective Gifted Education Services in Clustered Classrooms
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. SETTING THE STAGE
      3. CASE DESCRIPTION
      4. SAMPLE LESSON PLAN TEMPLATE
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES TO CLUSTERED CLASSROOMS
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 20: Instructional Technology and the Nature of the Gifted and Talented
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      4. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      5. REFERENCES
      6. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      7. APPENDIX
  14. Compilation of References
  15. About the Contributors