Recently I was introduced to a DVD full of resources from Dr Stewart Sykes which will be of great usefulness to teachers and parents, particularly teachers and parents of gifted and twice exceptional students.
The DVD is organised into documents in PDF format and contains
Basic definitions, conceptual frameworks, notes and references
Psychological and educational strategies and interventions
Each document presents topics central to general and special education as well as areas important in developmental, educational and clinical psychology.
The Parenting document, while specifically prepared for parents, should also be helpful for teachers and psychologists.
Last night thanks to the wonders of Twitter I was able to virtually attend a session about Social Media and Gifted Education at the ECHA Conference being held in Munster Germany http://www.echa2012.info/
The Twitter hashtag #echa was used for the conference and a special Global #gtchat powered by the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented was held during the session.
A Twitterwall inside the Symposium enabled those in the room at the conference to project their Tweets to other participants, and those participating at a distance to interact with those in the room.
Tim Dracup @GiftedPhoenix posted links to the presentations
During the session several of the conference attendees posted Tweets about what the speakers were saying and some posted pictures of the speakers.
Lisa Conrad @gtchatmod moderated the Global #gtchat session and sent greetings in many languages. As each speaker was announced Lisa posted a link to the speaker’s bio and a link to their presentation for the virtual attendees.