Below are several websites on the Internet that can provide students with resources and provide parents with information on gifted education.
Kidsource identifies articles and digests that provide ideas, guidance and activities for both parents and educators of gifted students. While some of these articles are written specifically for educators, they can also benefit parents who are seeking a program for their children. In addition, many of these articles, such as those on college planning and underachieving students, are appropriate and helpful for other students.
The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for exceptional children. https://exceptionalchildren.org
The Associations for the Gifted (TAG) was organized as a division of The Council for Exceptional Children in 1958 to help both professionals and parents deal more effectively with the gifted child. www.cectag.org
The Gifted Development Center serves parents, schools and advocacy groups with information about identification, assessment, counseling, learning styles, programs, presentations, and resources for gifted children and adults. www.gifteddevelopment.com
The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) is an organization of parents, educators, other professionals and community leaders. It addresses the unique needs of children with demonstrated gifts and talents as well as those youngsters who may be able to develop their talent potential with appropriate educational experiences. www.nagc.org
The National Gallery of Art invites children of all ages to design a virtual model, create a collage, painting or a geometric sculpture online. Visit: www.nga.gov/kids/zone/
The National Archives has a website that allows students to view and download documents that chronicle U.S. history from 1776 to 1965. www.ourdocuments.gov
The Library of Congress offers a Learning Page with an abundance of features and activities, including American Memory Timeline, Elections Over Time, Port of Entry (Immigration), Women Pioneers and Historical Detective, a sleuth game on the web. https://www.loc.gov
The New York Times Learning Page is an exceptionally comprehensive site that offers readers the option of turning on “knowledge tools” to enhance their understanding. www.nytimes.com/learning/
National Geographic’s Interactive MapMachine allows users to select from numerous map themes and thenck and zoom to select political, economic, environmental and other data. www.nationalgeographic.com/maps
The Institute for Research and Policy on Acceleration provides a set of resources for gifted families and hosts the acclaimed report A Nation Deceived/Empowered. www.accelerationinstitute.org/Nation_Deceived/
The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is an international organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for exceptional children. www.cec.sped.org/index.html
The National Science Teachers Association distributes a monthly newsletter that can be found on their website. www.nsta.org/?lid=logo
The Acceleration Institute, based at the University of Iowa, conducts and synthesizes research on acceleration and serves as a clearinghouse for policies, research and guidelines. www.accelerationinstitute.org