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.

Progress in Science Leads to Still More Questions

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"Once you have learned how to ask relevant and appropriate questions, you have learned how to learn and no one can keep you from learning whatever you want or need to know." Neil Postman and Charles Weingartner. Teaching as a Subversive Activity.

Recently I viewed Stuart Firestein’s TED Talk, The Pursuit of Ignorance (Feinstein, February, 2013). Firestein is a cognitive neuroscience at Columbia University whose speciality is how the brain processes smells.

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Improving Worldwide Quality of Life

 

I have discussed Quality of Life (QoL) in two previous IAE Blog entries, (Moursund, 2/5/2016; Moursund, 12/24/2014).

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Learning Problem-solving Strategies by Using Games: A Guide for Educators and Parents

All the world’s a game, And all the men and women active players: They have their exits and their entrances; And all people in their time play many parts… (Dave Moursund, adapted from Shakespeare)

The title of this IAE Blog entry is the same as the title for my newest free book, Learning Problem-solving Strategies by Using Games: A Guide for Educators and Parents (Moursund, January, 2016). Most of the content of this blog entry is from that book.

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Kindergarten Curriculum

Kindergarten is now well entrenched as a component of precollege education in the United States.

“Since 1977, the percentage of [U.S.] kindergartners enrolled in full-day (in contrast to half-day) programs has nearly tripled, increasing from 28 to 77 percent between 1977 and 2013” (Child Trends Data Bank, n.d.).

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Low-cost Electronic Tablet

There are a variety of emerging products and underlying technology being designed to provide every student with routine computer access and connectivity. The following article discusses a replacement for the chalk slate board that used to be a mainstay in education throughout the world and is still widely used.

Ruth, D., Boyd, J., & Meng, W.M. (10/3/2011). Low-cost electronic tablet proves worth in Indian classroom. Rice University Media and New Relations. Retrieved 12/12/2012 from  http://news.rice.edu/2011/10/05/low-cost-electronic-tablet-proves-worth-in-indian-classroom-2/.

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