IAE Blog

Information Age Education (IAE) is an Oregon not-for-profit corporation founded by David Moursund in August 2007. The IAE Blog was started in August 2010.

Teaching Science and Technology in the Context of Societal and Personal Issues

In November, 2010, the National Science Teachers Association released a Declaration, Teaching Science and Technology in the Context of Societal and Personal Issues. See http://www.nsta.org/about/positions/societalpersonalissues.aspx.

Quoting from the introduction to the 3-page document:

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Biology in the 21st Century

The following 112-page book and an accompanying video are available free on the Web.

National Academy Press (2009). A New Biology for the 21st Century. Retrieved 1/8/2011 from http://www.nap.edu/catalog/12764.html.

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Modeling and Simulation in Science

This IAE Blog entry is a follow-up to my previous entry on December 29, 2010 (http://i-a-e.org/iae-blog/a-technology-developmental-line-and-applications-to-math-education.html). The entry discussed the book:

Carlson, R.H. (2010). Biology is technology: The promise, peril, and new business of engineering life. MA: Harvard. 

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A Technology Developmental Line, and Applications to Math Education

Recently I have been reading the following book:

Carlson, Robert H. (2010). Biology is technology: The promise, peril, and new business of engineering life. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 

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A Serious Problem Situation with Math Word Problems

This is my third IAE Blog entry addressing what I consider to be a serious weakness in our math educational system. The problem situation is that many teachers and students think that the educational goal in math word problems is to learn to “get the answer.”

This is in marked contrast to having a goal of using word problems as a vehicle to learning math with understanding and in a manner that transfers to math-related problem situations one will encounter in the future.

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