Education Opinion


By Tamara Fisher — July 30, 2012 2 min read
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I have decided to join the world of Twitter and thought some of you would be interested in “following” me. You can find me at Twitter as @thethinkteacher.

I actually was never going to join Twitter. I resisted because I didn’t think it was “my thing.” However, a presenter at Minnesota’s Hormel Gifted and Talented Symposium, which I attended and presented at back in June, offered some great ideas for how it can be used and before I knew it I was signing up!

I’ve decided to use Twitter as a means to connect with others interested in gifted education, plus as a means to “gather” links to interesting articles and useful websites. So far, so good! :o)

Are you in the Twitterverse? Here are some individuals and organizations also interested in gifted education that you might want to consider following as well:

(in no particular order)

@HoagiesGifted Hoagies Gifted Education Page, “everything you ever wanted to know about gifted kids & gifted education.”

@DavidsonGifted, “national nonprofit supporting profoundly gifted young people 18 and under.”

@belinblank “The Belin-Blank Center empowers and serves the gifted community through exemplary leadership in programs, research, and advocacy.” Located at The University of Iowa.

@NAGCGIFTED The National Association for Gifted Children, “supporting the needs of high-potential learners.”

@JeffDanielian “Editor & Teaching for High Potential Specialist for the National Association for Gifted Children

@MariamWillis, “Parent Outreach Specialist, National Association for Gifted Children.”

@NancyGreenNAGC, NAGC Executive Director.

@gtchatmod, a.k.a. “gtchat.” “Official Twitter account of Global #gtchat powered by @txgifted.” Join chats Fridays @ 11AM & 6PM CT (US).

@wcgtc, The World Council for Gifted and Talented Children.

@CTDatNU, “the Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University offers educational programs and resources for gifted students and their families.”

@GLLatCTD “Center for Talent Development’s Gifted Learning Links offers innovative online courses for gifted and talent students worldwide.”

@CTYOnline, Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth.

@SENG_Gifted “Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG) empowers families and communities to guide gifted and talented individuals to reach their goals...”

@ahaLearners, Advocates for High-Ability Learners, “providing information and support relevant to the needs of high ability learners.” (Full disclosure, I am on A-HA’s Advisory Board.)

@prufrockpress, “the nation’s leading resource for gifted, advanced, and special needs learners.”

@FreeSpiritBooks Free Spirit Publishing “publishes books and learning tools that support young people’s social-emotional health and their educational needs.”

@PiecesOLearning, “tweeting educational news, lesson ideas, and special offers concerning gifted education, RTI, STEM, and general education.”

@GiftedBooks Great Potential Press is “an award-winning publisher of gifted education resources for parents & teachers.” (Full disclosure: GPP is the publisher of the book I co-wrote.)

@drseide “Dyslexia docs of The Dyslexic Advantage & Mislabeled Child.” Their tweets have a strong focus on the twice exceptional.

And I could go on and on! Feel free to check out the list on my Twitter profile of who all I’m following so far. What recommendations do you have of organizations or individuals to follow who also share an interest in gifted education?

The opinions expressed in Unwrapping the Gifted are strictly those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinions or endorsement of Editorial Projects in Education, or any of its publications.