Resources for Gifted Students

  • Learn to Code Websites

    Posted by Michelle Rogers on 8/10/2020 11:55:00 PM

    Robotics Computer coding exercises logic and problem solving skills.  It is a great way to provide extra challenge (and fun!) for gifted students.  These websites allow students to create accounts and learn computer programming, while saving their progress. is better for younger students and mostly uses drag-and-drop blocks with their own coding language to learn foundations.  CodeHS is better for older (or more academically advanced) students.  it will require typing actual code, but teaches real-world coding langugages.


    •  - This website allows students to learn coding.  While it has activities for K-12, it uses drag and drop code blocks and is more effective for the younger students (K-4thor 5th grade).  You can create a free account to allow your student to move through the lessons in an orderly fashion and learn good coding techniques. <br>
    • CodeHS – This is a great coding website for the older students.  (5th or 6th grade through 12th).  Again, you sign up for free and then you can choose from different real-world coding languages to learn.    If you have no idea where to start, JavaScript is a great starting point and can be done by the traditional JavaScript course or the one that focuses on game building.  
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  • Genius Hour Resources

    Posted by Michelle Rogers on 8/10/2020

    Making Connections:  Genius Hour at Home  Genius Hour is a time when students take an hour a day (or whatever amount of time is available) and pursue something they are passionate about.  They follow an interest as far as it takes them, learning as much as they possibly can about that topic.  They also create some final product that lets them share what they have learned about this topic with others.  This website gives some great ideas for how to implement Genius Hour at home.

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  • STEM Activities

    Posted by Michelle Rogers on 8/10/2020

    STEM Activities from NASA – These can be filtered by subjects, topics, and grade levels.

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  • Gifted Resources Curated by Other Gifted Organizations or Leaders

    Posted by Michelle Rogers on 8/7/2020 1:00:00 AM

    Gifted Resources Curated By Brian Housand Brian Housand is a well-known researcher and leader in the world of gifted education (and especially in areas of technology).  This is a list of some awesome resources that he curates.  There is a wide range and you are sure to find something that would interest your student.


    The following gifted associations curate websites that list and describe many great resources for gifted education, including activities for different subjects, arts, critical thinking, coding, virtual tours, and much more:

    Kentucky Association for Gifted Education

    Ohio Association for Gifted Education

    Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented

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