Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted: SENG works hard to support parents and educators in supporting the social and emotional needs of gifted students. SENG acts as a repository for many articles on subjects that address social-emotional needs of gifted students.
Davidson Institute: Located in Nevada, the Davidson Institute provides exceptional learners a school that links with the University of Nevada.
College reality check: This site helps parents and students calculate the likelihood that a particular institution will graduate students within four years, the net cost of attending a given school, and whether the degree program is likely to pay off financially.
Compare colleges across dining hall, diversity, health and safety, housing, and more.
College Board’s site enables comparisons of tuition, size, selectivity level, and typical ACT/SAT scores used.
National Novel Writing Month: If you’re writing a novel, this site will help; see the pep talks from professional writers (Fun Stuff), and get advice on a variety of topics (Forums)
Young Writer’s Workshop: Story starters, including an illustration and text help students get started with story writing. Students can submit their work for online publication.
Poets.Org: This site offers a variety of ideas for getting students enthusiastic about poetry. In particular, note the various poetry implementations done by schools around the country. Be sure to give students choices.
Writing with Writers: Poetry: Study the genre of poetry with three famous writers: Jack Prelutsky, Karla Kuskin, and Jean Marzollo. The Poetry Idea Engine allows students to create a variety of poems online.
Measurement Conversions – Want to convert from English system to metric? This site makes it possible to convert (easily) from one system to the other, whether the purpose is for mass, weight, volume, etc.
Kahn Academy: This site houses a variety of short videos on a host of topics in the math and science fields. Whether it’s acids and bases or vectors, this site may have a video that explains the concept in a way you can understand.
Math And Money: From counting money to identifying coins, this web site provides a primer on money.
Economic Resources for Kids: This site includes games and definitions that students will understand and enjoy. It also contains resources for parents and teachers.
For more advanced math students, these sample Past Problems from International Collegiate Programming Contest will provide some excitement: How can we translate real-world problems into mathematic equations:
Science and Science Fairs
Science Buddies – The world’s best site for anyone who wants to do a science fair project
Physics of the Winter Olympics – Sponsored by the National Science Foundation, this site intertwines students’ interest in the Olympic competitions with the science behind them. How does one become swifter, higher, stronger? Read to find out more!
Marc’s Observatory – For students who are interested in astronomy, this site provides information about the moon, the stars, and the galaxy.
Science Bob – If you have a developing scientist in your home, this site provides information about experiments; try some yourself, watch videos of others, and think about your next science fair project.
InformEd: This site presents a step-by-step walk-through for those interested in pursuing a science fair project.
Chem For Kids – Need to understand how the periodic table works? This site may help you!
Science News for Kids – Intermediate to middle-school students can learn about climate changes, animals on the verge of extinction, Earth-bound asteroids, and more. Additional resources are included, including hands-on resources and puzzles.
Try Science – This science education resource for parents, children, and teachers features information on science museums, science fair projects, and more.
Google Earth - Google offers maps and satellite images for complex or pinpointed regional searches. Try looking for your own home on street view.
Eco Kids: This environmental education site was designed for students and teachers in Canada to celebrate Earth Day. There are blogging opportunities, interactive games and activies, contests, homework help,printables, and information on topics like wildlife, climate change, energy and geography.
Good for Growing Minds
Building Big – Bridges, domes, tunnels, skyscrapers―how are they built? How dothey stay up? Interactive labs show how forces affect structures. Learn the tools you’d need to tunnel through a mountain.
Bradshaw Foundation – Focusing on archaeology, anthropology and genetic research, the Bradshaw Foundation’s primary objective is to discover, document and preserve ancient rock art around the world, and promote the study of early mankind’s artistic achievements.
Professor Garfield – Thinking fun for students; try Professor Garfield’s trivia game against an opponent. Concentration games fights aliens who deprive human of sleep.
The Mint – This site offers advice about saving and investing money.
TVO Kids: TVOkids.com is Ontario’s most popular site among kids ages three through eight years old, providing fun and engaging activities and games.
Sheppard Software: This company creates educational software. The web site provides games, paint opportunities for children, and other software pertaining to maps and more. Be sure to look at the SAT word quizzes and flash cards for older students.
The Vienna Vegetable Orchestra: When you attend a classical music concert, usually you see strings, winds, brass, and percussion instruments, but imagine listening to and seeing an orchestra whose musicians use only vegetables as instruments! Fresh produce is drilled and shaped into a variety of instruments; a bell pepper becomes a trumpet, while an eggplant becomes a clap. The Vienna Vegetable Orchestra plays all over the world and serves vegetable soup after its concerts.
The Federal Reserve Today: What is monetary policy? What is Ben Bernanke’s job as chairman of the Federal Reserve? This Web site explores the history and structure of the Federal Reserve, as well as monetary policy, banking supervision, and financial services dealing with the Federal Reserve. Find out more about the life of a check or dollar bill. Classroom guides, as well as an informational video entitled, “The Fed Today,” are available here.
Keyboarding speed test: Take a one-sentence test of your typing speed. Or, sign in and race other people on line.
A Different Place: This web site offers Sudoku puzzles and a wealth of activities for gifted students, including explorations of the Titanic, Leonardo da Vinci, and Greek mythology. Note that there are also sections for teachers and parents of gifted students.
Quizlet: Make your own flashcards, or use flashcards already made by others.
America’s Story: Discover the inventors, politicians, performers, activists and other everyday people who made this country what it is today. One of this web site’s offerings enables students to jump back in time to see what was happening on their birthdays or other dates in history.