Davidson Database - What's New

The Davidson Gifted Database is your gateway to a wealth of information about the gifted population. This database houses thousands of resources and hundreds of articles for gifted students, as well as their parents and educators. This page is a monthly summary of new additions to the database:

Tips for Parents: Encouraging Your Children to Think with Depth and Complexity
This Tips for Parents article is from a seminar hosted by Paula Wilkes, who provides insight on helping students to think complexly. 

Tips for Parents: Helping Your Gifted Child or Teen Cope With Death and Chronic Illness
This Tips for Parents article is from a seminar hosted by Kiesa Kay, who provides coping skills for gifted teens and children dealing with death or illness. 

Tips for Parents: The Underachievement Dilemma
This Tips for Parents article is from a seminar hosted by Jim Delisle, who offers considerations to remember and suggestions for addressing underachievement.


Adventure Write Kids - Totem Head's Story Contest
Sponsored by the Adventure Write Website, this free writing contest is for anyone under 19 years old. There is a cash prize and the winner's story gets published. The contest's goal is to inspire the next generation of adventure writers.

Jacob's Ladder
Jacob's Ladder is a proactive enrichment program for intellectually gifted children who face obstacles to success. The mission of Jacob's Ladder is to aid and encourage children in grades four through eight in reaching their potential so they will become leaders equipped to help others in similar economic and social environs; to foster the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development of at-risk, gifted children; to provide support and information to the family unit; and to offer guidance in planning for advanced educational opportunities.

Kids Know It Network
Kids Know It Network's mission is to provide quality educational activities, products, movies, music, games, articles, textbooks, learning programs, lesson plans, worksheets and distribute them free of charge.

With support from MIT’s School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences and several other departments at MIT, this is the nation’s first comprehensive high school research competition in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. High school students from across the United States showcase and present their original research in one of thirteen different disciplines, ranging from science, technology, and society to economics, political science, media studies, art and architecture, and music. Expert judges from MIT will award prizes for the most outstanding work in each category.

Online College Database
Find online colleges and universities by searching this online database. Community colleges, public colleges, private universities, and other institutional models all provide high-quality post-secondary opportunities to thousands of career-minded students each year. Fairly recently, online learning entered the equation, becoming a major (and still growing) component of college-level education. The flexibility inherent in distance learning, whether full-time or hybrid, allows students to juggle school, work and family more effectively than ever. The College Database was started in 2012 to provide accurate information to ease the decision making process for post-secondary education for high school students, college students and adult learners.

Space Education Resources
This web page provides a list of links for students interested in space science and those wanting to learn more about space and astronomy. There are many different careers related to space exploration apart from being an astronaut.

You Be The Chemist Challenge
The You Be The Chemist Challenge is an exciting academic contest that uses the drama of competition to encourage grade 5?8 students to explore important chemistry concepts, scientific theories, and laboratory safety. The Challenge operates on three competitive levels: local, state, and national. The top student from each state wins an expenses-paid trip to the National Challenge in Philadelphia in June.

ZoomSci: Science and Engineering Projects for Kids
ZoomSci is a fun science website based on the PBS television show Zoom. The site includes a Parents/Teachers section as well as fun experiments for students. Supply lists and instructions are provided and the experiments are the same ones conducted on the Zoom show.

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