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Nov 2013

Jacob Barnett: moderate to severe autism

Jacob Barnett, who was diagnosed with moderate to severe autism at two years old, is now studying for a Master’s degree in quantum physics.

A 12-year-old child prodigy has astounded university professors after grappling with some of the most advanced concepts in mathematics.

Jacob Barnett has an IQ of 170 – higher than Albert Einstein – and is now so far advanced in his Indiana university studies that professors are lining him up for a PHD research role. (more…)

Aug 2010

Only One Front Page ……and 12 different education stories.

I have to apologize for a quiet time on the blog for the last 10 days but we have a dilemma to overcome.

Since we launched this website, an increasing number of people have contacted us and explained just how many different types of students can benefit through using our online educational videos.

Zane Education (Zane Publishing Inc. in it’s former life) has had a well-established name in the school and home education markets since the mid 1990’s. And when we decided to convert our 250 educational CD-ROM’s into online video we always expected that it was the teachers, students and homeschooling families that would be our main customers.

However now that we are using the online video format – and most importantly that all of our videos are subtitled – we are seeing that many other types of students are benefiting from what we have produced. Those children include special needs students, gifted students, the disabled, children with dyslexia and reading difficulties, students with visual impairments, ESL students and especially children whose parents and teachers want to help develop their reading skills.

May 2009

Our Videos & Gifted Students

Education Dictionary Highlight

Many people believe that gifted learners can learn in any environment and that they have no special needs, but Zane Education does not believe that this is the case.

Students who have intellectual, creative, leadership, or physical gifts need to be in settings at least part of the time where they can be challenged by their peers and can have opportunities to develop their capacities even further. In fact even in the classroom, where all students will learn and absorb information at different speeds, there are those students that will grasp the information faster than others, and many argue that if those students are restrained in their learning processes by those students that are not able to understand or comprehend as quickly, they are actually being held back from reaching their full potential.