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Technologies for Gifted Students

The National Association of Gifted Children defines a gifted person as a person who demonstrates a high level of (a) aptitude to learn and/or reason and (b) performance. This aptitude and performance can be in any domain (academic, athletic, etc.). Individuals who are gifted demonstrate outstanding levels of aptitude or competence. These individuals typically function at or above the top 10% of the general population. Areas where giftedness might be demonstrated include any structured area of activity with its own symbol system (e.g., mathematics, music, language) or set of sensorimotor skills (e.g., painting, dance, sports). Because of their abilities, gifted students have unique intellectual, academic, and social needs that often require modifications in curricula, strategies, and resources. This entry first discusses opportunities that technology presents ...

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