Resources

These are a few online resources that I have found to be helpful to both teachers and parents.

Resources

The resource lists have become too long to maintain them all here. Click each heading to see the related list of links.


Organizations

National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC)
http://www.nagc.org

  • Advocacy group promoting best practices in gifted education and parenting

Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education (PAGE)
http://www.giftedpage.org

  • Pennsylvania affiliate of the NAGC. It is a varied group of parents, teachers, administrators, and other gifted education advocates with excellent resources and information

Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG)
http://www.sengifted.org

  • A group focusing on educating people about emotional, rather than academic, needs of gifted students.

Blogs

Education Blogs by Discipline
http://movingforward.wikispaces.com/Education+Blogs+by+Discipline

  • A growing list of blogs categorized by discipline. The special education category is particularly full of good listings.

EdTech Solutions: Teaching Every Student
http://teachingeverystudent.blogspot.com/

  • Articles about making the curriculum accessible to all learners and providing opportunities for struggling learners to demonstrate what they know using principles of universal design.

Keeping Kids First
http://keepingkidsfirst.wordpress.com/

  • Excellent articles about how to keep students at the center of your planning and instruction. Many practical how-to suggestions as well.

Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day
http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/

  • A blog aimed at ELL/ESL/EFL teachers with many excellent activities and resources.

Byrdseed Gifted Lessons
http://www.byrdseed.com/

  • A blog with frequent activity ideas and differentiation resources. Geared towards gifted classrooms, but many ideas are adaptable to other needs as well.

Unwrapping the Gifted

http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/unwrapping_the_gifted/

  • A blog by Tamara Fisher, a K-12 gifted specialist, sharing news and developments in the gifted education community and offering advice for teachers on working with gifted students

Gifted Exchange
http://giftedexchange.blogspot.com/

  • A blog about gifted children, schooling, parenting, education news and changing American education for the better by Laura Vanderkam, co-author of Genius Denied: How to Stop Wasting Our Brightest Young Minds.