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SSAT/DCSF Pilot Project for Gifted and Talented High Performing Specialist Schools Conference. Lynne Byford David Corden. The 5% of the population in China. of the UK. They have more gifted & talented students, than we have students. For students starting a three-year university degree,.

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SSAT/DCSF Pilot Project for

Gifted and Talented

High Performing Specialist Schools

Conference

Lynne Byford

David Corden

half of what they learn in their first year of study will be outdated

half of what they learn in their first year of study will beoutdated

…by the end of their studies

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7 out of 10 teenagers have a

handheld games machine

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9 out of 10 teenagers have a

home computer, a mobile phoneand a games console

gifted and talented at haybridge

Gifted and Talented at Haybridge

Using New Technologies

to enhance provision for

Gifted and Talented Students

we want our gifted and talented learners to become
We want our Gifted and Talented learners to become:
  • Independent enquirers
  • Creative thinkers
  • Reflective learners
  • Team workers
  • Self managers
  • Effective participators
starter activity

StarterActivity

In September 2007 a group of Gifted and Talented Year 7 students produced a short DVD on starting life at Haybridge.

The result was so professional that we included copies in the Prospectus for Open Evening.

a tool for teaching and learning not an end in itself technology can
A tool for teaching and learning, not an end in itself. Technology can:
  • Provide a focus for both independent and collaborative learning
  • Create a buzz
  • Allow students to learn independently, at their own pace
  • Require the application of higher order thinking skills – the need to select, try, apply, prioritise, reflect, evaluate and synthesise multiple strands of information and ideas
  • Provide a ‘real life’ context for learning
in the geography classroom

In the Geography classroom

Using mobile phones and Movie Maker software to explore potential hazards and the need for crime prevention on the school campus – Year 9

english
English

Using Movie Maker with a group of Gifted and Talented Year 7 Students to explore the connections between the motifs in the novel ‘Skellig’ and to analyse the ways in which the author uses the motifs to develop his themes.

‘Using images to explore images’

a4l evaluation of
A4L – Evaluation of
  • The ideas
  • The process
  • The product
the project
The Project

Exploring collaborative learning through Google Notebooks in Maths and English

  • A group of twelve students on the A/A* borderline in English and/or Maths
  • Creating a book on a mathematical theme, to include background and history, real-life applications and explanations of the mathematics involved
  • Covers key areas for these students from the mathematical curriculum
  • Covers keys areas from the English curriculum in terms of inform, explain and describe
what is google notebooks
What is Google Notebooks?
  • Google Notebooks is an online and interactive ‘scratch pad’
  • Users can login and share their notebook with others, allowing for collaborative, interactive research and study
  • The notebook is saved online and can be edited and exported into any number of formats including Word documents, web pages and PDF documents…
what benefits have we discovered
What benefits have we discovered?
  • Students have total and final control over the finished product, empowering and boosting confidence.
  • It develops students’ critical faculties, they are constantly involved in self and peer assessment.
  • Higher order thinking skills are perpetually being utilised, as students must evaluate, reason and develop.
  • Teacher input is minimal.
what other outcomes are there
What other outcomes are there?
  • To be published as a book at the end of the project
    • Websites are available for self-publishing in a range of formats
    • Transfer work from Google Notebook to Google Docs where the format can be edited and then exported as a PDF to a publishing website (for example, www.lulu.com)
  • Collaboration with similar students from other schools is made easy
    • As everything is done online, students do not have to be, physically, anywhere near each other to be able to work together
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