California Association for the Gifted
California State Department of Education Talented and Gifted Education (GATE) (http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/gt/gt ) - This site has information on the State of California’s GATE program to include FAQs, information on funding, and legislation.
California Association for the Gifted ( http://www.cagifted.org/ ) – This site gives membership information, conventions and conferences, resources for parents, certification information, and the special needs of the gifted.
National Association of Gifted Children ( http://www.nagc.org/ ) – Similar to the state site (above), but at the national level.
Gifted Children ( http://www.gifted-children.com/ ) – “For the Parents of Children with Great Promise.” Has lots of information for parents, but requires membership ($10/yr) to access most of it.
Hoagie’s Gifted Education Page ( http://www.hoagiesgifted.org/ ) – Includes links for parents and kids. Be sure to check out the “Gifted 101” and “Gifted 102” for good background information.
GT World ( http://www.gtworld.org ) – Mailing lists and message boards for parents of gifted children.
U.S. State Gifted Associations
( http://www.gifted.uconn.edu/parents/stategt.html ) – Listing of Gifted Associations state-by-state. Some are better than others.
“Considerations and Strategies for Parenting the Gifted Child” (http://www.gifted.uconn.edu/nrcgt/reports/rm95218/rm95218.pdf ) - report of results from research on gifted students and giftedness (97 pages)
Yahoo Kids( http://kids.yahoo.com/ ) - This site is a “safe-surfing”, controlled community for kids. It includes games, reference materials, and world news for kids.
Mega-Mathematics ( http://www.c3.lanl.gov/mega-math/ ) – This site by Los Alamos National Laboratory has some higher math concepts and games.
Ask Dr. Math ( http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ ) – A math forum where students can get answers to math questions or browse archives of previous questions.
Virtual Field Trips:
( http://www.supersurf.com/ ) World Safari
( http://www.website1.com/odyssey/ ) Odyssey in Egypt
The Jason Project ( http://www.jasonproject.org/ ) – The Jason Project for Education (started by Dr. Robert Ballard, finder of the Titanic wreck) provides virtual expeditions to the depths of the oceans and the ends of the world. Students can apply to participate in person, or just follow the expedition on the web.
NASA kids ( http://kids.msfc.nasa.gov/ ) – Site by NASA for kids. Search in Yahoo! for “NASA kids” for many more!
NASA Student Involvement Program
( http://www.nsip.net/competitions/index.cfm ) – Opportunities for students from grades K-12 to study and compete for prizes in the areas of science, environment and space