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"When he was tested at the age of 5, instead of drawing a person, M
drew a diode circuit and a transformer with a built-in plug. In his Sentence
Completion test, M said he thinks most about "electronic circuits,"
dreams of "electronic circuits," hates when his brother gets into
his electronics and destroys them, is unhappy sometimes when his circuits
dont work, that his mother and father help him with electronics, and when
he gets older hes going to be "somebody who does a lot of
electronics." Imagine being Ms teacher and trying to teach him
spelling!" Linda Kreger Silverman,
Wizards (requires Adobe Reader)
October 26, 2009
and IT: Dark secret or open secret? by Tracy Mayor, in Computerworld
- Asperger's Syndrome has been a part of IT for as long as there's been IT.
So why aren't we doing better by the Aspies among us?
Differentiation by Julie Rossbach
- Young minds are full of promise and creativity. Many educators have chosen
to capitalize on these characteristics by devising curricula based on the
process of inventing
the Whiz Kids: 10 Overachievers Under 21 by Dan Tyman, PC World
- They're the next generation of entrepreneurs, inventors and innovators —
and not one of them is old enough to buy beer. The moral?
There's more than one way to be successful!
Quiet Crisis is Clouding the Future of R&D by Joseph Renzulli, Education Week
- What about support for the highly gifted, creative, and innovative young
people whose ideas will create the products and jobs that start the wheels
of productivity turning?
Interest in Computer Science Plummets by Andrea L. Foster, The Chronicle
of Higher Education
- The six-step invention process described is one that inventors typically
utilize when creating and producing inventions
Wizards by Linda Kreger Silverman
- Some of the children we are least likely to understand, or deal with
effectively in the schools, are those who are best suited to our
technological future (requires Adobe Reader)
Helps Build Firefox Web Browser by John Pain, myway
- Ross, now 19, a sophomore computer science major at Stanford University,
has an even more impressive resume than most of his peers. Before graduating
high school, he helped develop Firefox. Colleagues who worked with Ross
only online were surprised when they met him to find "a scrawny 15-year-old