Category Archives: E-Learning

The Restraints of Being Gifted

Our guest blogger this evening is a student called Lily, who has also written for Gifted Awareness Week on previous occasions. Thanks, Lily! Often gifted children have little opportunity to learn and expand knowledge. Teachers assume that we’re okay, because … Continue reading

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Cody’s Story

Guest blogger Cody was finding school such a tough place to be a gifted kid that it affected his health. Thank you, Cody, for sharing your story. Hi I’m Cody and I’m 8 and this is my story for how … Continue reading

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Hey! I’m one of those people!

Guest blogger Mackenzie writes about her experience of being a gifted child. The art work is by Ella. Both are students of Gifted Online. My experiences as a gifted child are a little bit different from others. Another Gifted Online … Continue reading

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Unlocking the Cage

Guest blogger Nikki writes about the very difficult journey it is when a child’s needs and school provisions are a poor match for each other, and how it was homeschooling which eventually unlocked the cage for her son. “School is … Continue reading

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The schooling of gifted children

Guest blogger Tayne Lewis is a ten year old boy of Māori descent. Like many ten year old boys, he’d like point out that he will soon be turning eleven. However, in other ways, Tayne holds some quite different perspectives … Continue reading

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This is the Internet, and it’s Out to Get You!

I work with kids in a number of schools around New Zealand, and as part of my work, I send them links. If they can’t open the links, it’s usually because of a school internet filter rejecting the link on … Continue reading

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Social Media’s Newest Toy – Google+

I’m playing with Google+, but being me, thoughts of slightly less playful uses keep creeping in. Free video chat will eventually be good for distance education in New Zealand. Exploring this possibility is one of the reasons I have found … Continue reading

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GO Graphics – an Online Holiday Programme

I work for Gifted Online, and I’m delighted to let you know that we are having an online holiday programme! During the second week of the New Zealand school holidays (25-29 July) your children can hone their computer graphics skills … Continue reading

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Are Rural Needs Different in Gifted Education?

Rural New Zealand schools include some of the nicest schools you can find anywhere. Teachers often teach children for two or more years, therefore getting to know them more closely than city teachers do, and caring deeply about them. They … Continue reading

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Thinking 1:1? Think Twice

As a follower of various e-learning enthusiasts online, I see several posts each day saying “We need 1:1 laptops”, “We’ve got 1:1 iPads”, “Everything your spam ever promised you and more, when you get 1:1 technology in your classroom”, and … Continue reading

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