Video: “5 tips to improve your critical thinking – Samantha Agoos” From TED-Ed Site

Some great ideas shared on TED-Ed: “5 tips to improve your critical thinking – Samantha Agoos“.

Free Online electronics classes for 7-12 year olds

Check out EEME: “EEME makes hands-on project kits and online lessons to teach kids electronics. More importantly, we aim to foster our kids’ curiosity for how things work and prep them for the opportunities of tomorrow.”

Article: “Sixteen things parents of gifted kids are sick of hearing (and what they’re thinking when they do)” By Jen on Laughing at Chaos site

A humorous list: “Sixteen things parents of gifted kids are sick of hearing (and what they’re thinking when they do)“, by Jen from Laughing at Chaos site.

Apps: “Hoagies’ Gifted Education Page: Apps for Gifted Kids”

A nice list of apps for your kids, “Hoagies’ Gifted Education Page: Apps for Gifted Kids“.  Again, be sure to explore and see what is under our own Resources tab at Bangkok Parents of Exceptional Learners.

Online Lessons: “Hoagies’ Gifted Education Page: Internet Investigations”

A site with lesson plan collections and individual lesson plans, see them here: “Hoagies’ Gifted Education Page: Internet Investigations“. Remember to visit our page tab Activities, Games, Fun Links… for other ideas.

Article: “True Grit?” By Sylvia Libow Martinez

An interesting perspective from Sylvia Libow Martinez , “True Grit?“.

Article: “Computers in class ‘a scandalous waste’: Sydney Grammar head” By Natasha Bit for The Australian

There is probably a balance to be found, as we are in a digital age, but using technology as a crutch should be delicately handled in education, “Computers in class ‘a scandalous waste’: Sydney Grammar head“, by Natasha Bit for The Australian.

Online Class: “Introducing Crash Course Physics!” By Phil Plait

If you are interested in Physics, there is a new video series to follow, “The Crash Course shows are set up to be supplemental if you’re taking a class in the topic, or to give you an introduction if you’re just naturally curious.” You can see it here: “Introducing Crash Course Physics!“, by Phil Plait.

Article: “The Unhappy Intellectually Gifted Child. An interview with Edward Amend” By Marty Nemko, Ph.D.

Many parents may have noticed these moments, and this article gives a good overview as to what to be aware of, “The Unhappy Intellectually Gifted Child. An interview with Edward Amend“, by Marty Nemko, Ph.D..

Article: “A love letter to giftedness” By Jen, From ‘Laughing at Chaos’ Blog

An honest and humorous piece, “A love letter to giftedness“, by Jen from the ‘Laughing at Chaos‘ blog.