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http://resources.prufrock.com/GiftedChildInformationBlog/tabid/57/articleType/CategoryView/categoryId/34/Free-Activities-and-Lessons.aspx

This is Prufrock's Gifted Child Information Blog, which has many interesting insights and ideas for parents, teachers, and gifted students. It hasn’t been updated since Feb. 2010, but all the older information is still very relevant.

This blog site is all encompassing as it talks about things such as using web quests for gifted education, free items, motivational activities, and samples of classroom activities.
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Lots of information on this page. Can get a bit overwhelming and difficult to maneuver. ****
Great links to other blog entries on all things gifted!
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Although a bit long and cumbersome, this site is packed full of great ideas.


http://www.aegus1.org/

This website heralds itself as an advocacy group for the association for the education of gifted underachieving students (AEGUS). A forum for educators and parents to share ideas for helping gifted students achieve their potential. One of their main goals is to establish a clearinghouse for resources and successful strategies, and to encourage development of programs to help underachieving students.

Provides resources for parents and teachers with easy to use links for articles, books, and links related to underachieving gifted students.
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Very nice visual into to website using jigsaw pieces depicting a variety of children from different ethnic backgrounds. Membership cost $20.
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Provides resources and conference dates.
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Provides some good reading material for helping underachieving gifted students reach their potential.

http://www.uniquelygifted.org/

This website provides resources for gifted children with special needs. It has resources for parents and educators, articles, book suggestions, personal experiences stories, and a section on testing and assessments.

Within the link “Especially for Educators,” teachers can find curriculum sources, a large technology resources section, books, and a variety of articles on the subject.
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Has a guide to the site for first time users.
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Geared towards parents and educators
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Offers a variety of resources.

http://www.ldonline.org/

This is a very diverse website focusing on learning disabilities and ADHD, with multiple links and resources. This site has links for parents, educators, and kids, and a store. Also the website offers a page in Spanish.

Has a link focused on gifted with disability under the LD Topics link. Under this link are additional links to articles, book recommendations, videos, forums, and other recommended links
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Easy to maneuver through materials.
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Multiple resources provided.
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Lessons can be found in books that are for sale in their store.

http://www.hoagiesgifted.org/

This website is all about gifted education. It is full of resources, articles, books, and links to help and support parents, teachers, and gifted children.

All inclusive website that even lists conferences!
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No registration, very easy to navigate. Even has a store!
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Provides resource for educators, parents, and students!
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One of the best sites out there, loaded with ample resources

http://www.nsgt.org/

(NSGT) is a not-for-profit organization created to encourage achieving the highest potential of a gifted child. This is done by recognition of academic and artistic accomplishments and by providing access to a variety of educational resources.

This site has gathered a list of resources for the gifted community. Members of this site can find information and opportunities to cultivate their abilities. These include articles and activities.
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Student memberships cost money ($45); however, you can register for free.
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Lots of very interesting articles.
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Offers some great reference material to further education on gifted students.

http://www.nagc.org/default.aspx?id=48

The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) is an organization of parents, teachers, educators, and other professionals, who support gifted education. NAGC supports research and development, staff development, advocacy, communication, and collaboration to improve gifted education.

Provides resources for educators, parents of gifted children. Lists publications, has a store, and webinars are offered to members. Develops policies and practices that support gifted education of special populations.

** Membership cost money (different values for different members anywhere from $30-$99)
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Offers a variety of resources to members.
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Offers members a lot of support for gifted programs.

http://www.kidsource.com/kidsource/pages/ed.gifted.html

Articles and digests about gifted education ideas, guidance, and activities, which are ranked by KidSource. The rating system used at this site is very user friendly, and is clearly defined.

All of these articles look like they would be of value. This sites rating plan for their articles and websites help parents and educators find the most pertinent information related to what they are looking for.
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Extremely user friendly. Just click the link to the article you want to read and it pops up with sources. Some are from ERIC.
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These links relate directly to improving ones knowledge base, either parents or educators, about gifted students.
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Provides an easy way to sift through some of the reference materials out there.

 

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