The Final Entry for Prufrock's Gifted Child Information Blog
Today, my friend and author, Carol Fertig, posted the final entry in her wonderfully informative, Gifted Child Information Blog.
The blog appeared weekly on the Prufrock Press website for more than six years. Over the years, Carol has done a fantastic job of pulling together advice and information for gifted education teachers and parents. She has been an inspirational voice for so many in the field of gifted child education.
Join Carol on her new website—she is cooking up some exciting new writing projects there, and I know you will enjoy reading her work. Also, if you are on Facebook, please take a moment to visit and "Like" her author page on Facebook.
I wish this talented friend, author, educator, and mother all them best. She is an amazing contributor to the gifted education community.
Math Dictionary for Kids iPad App on Sale for $1.99
Back-to-school sale! Through the end of August, the Math Dictionary for Kids iPad app is on sale for only $1.99! With more than 100,000 copies in print, the print-edition of "Math Dictionary for Kids" is the #1 homework helper for kids. Now this best-selling book comes to the iPad with powerful tools to help any student achieve success in math!
How many sides are in a dodecagon? What's the difference between an ordinal number and a cardinal number? With the Math Dictionary for Kids iPad app, you can search through more than 400 illustrated math terms to quickly find the definitions and examples you need to solve many math challenges.
Perfect for kids in grades 4–9, this interactive app includes illustrated, concise explanations of the most common terms used in general math classes, categorized by subjects that include measurement, algebra, geometry, fractions and decimals, statistics and probability, and problem solving.
Parents and teachers will love the independence the Math Dictionary for Kids app provides students, especially in its Quick Reference Guide section, which gives step-by-step instructions for solving the types of problems commonly found on homework assignments. This section also includes handy formula lists, measurement conversion tables, and easy-to-use charts on factors, multiples, prime numbers, and square roots.
Based on the best selling #1 math homework helper, this app is must-have for kids and parents alike!
- More than 400 illustrated terms and examples
- Alphabetical scroll list or search options
- Favorites function
- Note-taking function
- Six additional Quick Reference Guides
- Word of the day function
- E-mail and printing capabilities
All Good Things Need to End...Or Do They?
This is my final entry for Prufrock’s Gifted Child Information Blog. The blog and its search capabilities will be taken down around the first of September.
I have posted a blog at this site every week for almost 6 ½ years. It has been a lot of fun sharing all the wonderful resources available for very bright young people. I have enjoyed a good following of parents, educators, and others who support the strengths and interests of children. Thank you to Joel McIntosh, publisher of Prufrock Press, for making this blog possible. Joel is a wonderful person to work for and to work with.
As the old saying goes...when one door closes, another opens. I plan to rework much of the content of the blogs at this site into some new formats that should be highly useful to parents and teachers. I also plan to spend more time on non-education writing projects that I have been postponing. I hope that you will continue to follow me as I reinvent myself.
You can find me at my new website bycarolfertig.com
. At this new website, you will be able to find out more about me; my book, Raising a Gifted Child: A Parenting Success Handbook
; and ways to stay in contact with me.
I will maintain a blog at the website, which will chronicle my writing process. This may be a helpful tool for those who teach writing or who are writers themselves. It will include projects on which I am working, the emotional side of writing, my organizational methods for writing, frustrations and joys of writing, etc. Hopefully, this blog will inspire teachers and parents to discuss writing issues with their students and encourage young people to pursue the art.
In addition to my new website, you can
- Like me on Facebook at Carol Fertig – Author
- Follow me on Twitter at cfertig1
- Email me at email@example.com
- Find me on LinkedIn (Carol Fertig—Independent Writing and Editing Professional)
Please help spread the word to others that this blog is ending. Let your friends and colleagues know how to find me in the future. I shall look forward to seeing you at my new website, on Facebook and Twitter, and through my future writing projects.
20 Under 20 Thiel Fellows—An Opportunity for Highly Gifted
This past May, Peter Thiel announced the appointment of twenty-four Thiel Fellows. These are young people—all under the age of 20—who are interested in solving difficult problems and in increasing the quality of life for people everywhere. Thiel wants to help these young people become the next generation of tech visionaries. You can read about each of the Fellows here.
While the intent of the Thiel Foundation was to choose 20 fellows, there were so many excellent applicants that it was impossible to stop at the appointed number; instead, they decided to choose 24. These are individuals who are challenging the authority of the present and the familiar. More than 400 people applied to be Fellows. Applications arrived from nearly two dozen countries and from nearly two hundred high schools, junior colleges, community colleges, four-year colleges, and graduate schools. Many applicants never went to college, had stopped going to school, were already working, or had already launched their own companies. Many had long personal histories of entrepreneurship.
The Fellows are pursuing innovative scientific and technical projects, learning entrepreneurship, and beginning to build the technology companies of tomorrow. During their two-year tenures, each Fellow will receive $100,000 from the Thiel Foundation as well as mentorship from the Foundation’s network of tech entrepreneurs and innovators. The project areas for this class of fellows include biotech, career development, economics and finance, education, energy, information technology, mobility, robotics, and space.
The next application period for 20 Under 20 will be available after October 1, 2011. Criteria for application will not be released until then. If you would like to be on the mailing list for the application when it comes out, sign up under the “Contact Us”
at the Thiel Foundation website.