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A Visual Array

For all the visual learners out there... ;o) Today's post is a gathering of various photos I have taken in recent weeks/months to give you a new look at some of the pieces involved in teaching gifted children.

The books being carried around by Binary, a 7th grader in 8th grade Science whose hobby is geology. The books other than the textbook are there because he loves them, not because he needs them for class:
binary's books.jpg

The manuscript of a book written by one of my 7th graders for my Advanced Studies (independent project) class. It is ready for me to edit ;o)
olive's book.jpg

Chess time with some of my little ones:
chesstime.jpg

The early stages of a team chess battle with some of my middle schoolers:
teamchess.jpg

Watching "October Sky" with my 6th graders:
octobersky.jpg

One of my 8th graders is learning C++ (a programming language) for his Advanced Studies project:
c++.jpg

A 7th grader is learning Blender, a 3D animation program. This image shows a cloth wrapping itself around a box:
blender.jpg

Two of my high school students, mapping out the iPhone app they're creating:
app.jpg

An 8th grader learning violin for Advanced Studies:
violin.jpg

One of my 8th graders devised a scheme for removing the glass from a light bulb while preserving the inside filament arrangement. It was part of his display for "Edison Day" at our local museum this past weekend:
edisondaynoglass.jpg

One of my 7th graders last year wrote a book and self-published it using Blurb. For her real-world audience, she gave a copy to the school library. This photo shows how many times it has been checked out by her peers. (The black box is simply where I blacked out her name for this photo. The squiggle at the bottom is a portion of her autograph):
shadowofathought.jpg

Umbra, one of my high school students, thinks "the number line" should actually be a grid, with imaginary numbers at home on the y axis:
numbergrid.jpg

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