Social Networking - Impacting the World of Gifted Education
Davidson Institute for Talent Development
Last updated: 2013

With gifted organizations and advocates across the country communicating through social networking sites, this article provides links to specific pages on those sites to help advocates increase their connections.

Gifted organizations and advocates across the country are communicating through social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter. Deborah Mersino offers a three-part series on her webpage explaining how gifted education advocates can use Twitter to share information effectively. Her articles are very helpful for beginners trying to learn how to communicate on social networking sites.

Here are links to some of the gifted organizations and advocates on social networking sites:

Here are links to gifted advocacy blogs and other online publications:

If you know of any other gifted organizations or advocates participating in social networking, please email us at and we will update this article.

For additional social networking resources, visit Hoagies' Online Support web page. 

Gifted Chats on Twitter 
Using the hashtag #gtchat, parents, educators and gifted education advocates worldwide are meeting on Twitter to share resources, ideas and innovative new ways of thinking about gifted issues through #gtchat, a global chat which takes place every Friday at 6pm CDT. Established and moderated by Deborah Mersino from 2010 to 2012, the chat has been passed on to the Texas Association for Gifted and Talented and is moderated under the twitter name @gtchatmod. Participants can vote for the #gtchat topics each week via a "Twtpoll." Click here for more information or search for #gtchat on Twitter.

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