Great Sites for Gifted Kids

If you live with a gifted kid you spend a lot of time trying to keep up with their quest for knowledge in areas of interest. It reminds me of the little robot in "Short Circuit" that speeds around squealing "Need more input!" I am an educational consultant who specializes in helping gifted kids navigate the world. I am also a mother of gifted twins and live this life both personally and professionally. I often get asked to share sites that are fun, educational, and enlightening for gifted kids; so I've included a list of some in hopes that it will help you feed your kid's quest for knowledge. Technology:

www.dreamspark.com 

Bill Gates has offered this powerful programming tool, including lessons on how to use it, free to all high school kids. Homeschoolers can get their copy using the link at Homeschool Buyers Co-op www.homeschoolbuyersco-op.org

Science:

Want to do chemistry with out blowing up your house? Sign up for the Y Science Virtual Chemistry Lab and conduct experiements to your heart's content.

http://chemlab.byu.edu/

Math:

Indulge your mini-mogul stock market guru on the virtual stock market at

www.prongo.com/stock/index

Writing:

Write your own comic strips at

www.makebeliefscomix.com

Art:

All sorts of interactive art activities at

www.show.me.uk/topicpage/T

History:

Enter your history project and compete with other history nuts at

www.nhd.org/Students.htm

Hope you find these sites helpful. I will continue to post more great sites as we go along. I am also happy to answer any questions any of you might have about living successfully with gifted kids and helping them thrive.