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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.

A Personal Digital Filing Cabinet for Every Teacher

In the past couple of weeks, Information Age Education has made substantial progress in editing and updating its IAE-pedia. I believe the entry on Digital Filing Cabinets is one of the more important entries in the IAE-Pedia. See http://iae-pedia.org/Digital_Filing_Cabinet/Overview.

The idea is very simple. We now have quite good technology that makes it easy for each preservice and inservice teacher to accumulate a personal library of “good stuff.” I call such a collection a Personal Digital Filing Cabinet.

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Thinking and Acting Globally

 

I think of myself as a citizen of my local community (Eugene-Springfield), my county (Lane), my state (Oregon), my country (U.S.), and my world (Gaia). I am interested in how well “my” regions are doing, and what I can do to help improve the quality of life of the people in each of these regions. My approach is through helping to improve informal and formal education.

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Educating Students for Their Possible Futures

Our current informal and formal educational systems are firmly planted in the past and present. However, technological, research, and cultural advances are now occurring so rapidly that educational systems must change considerably to prepare students for the complexities of the various possible futures they'll live in. You can get a sense of some of these changes by browsing the IAE document What the Future is Bringing Us at http://iae-pedia.org/What_the_Future_is_Bringing_Us.

A New Series in the IAE Newsletter

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Setting and Achieving Personal Learning Goals

“If you don't know where you are going, you're likely to end up somewhere else.” (Lawrence J. Peter; American educator of “Peter's Principles” fame; 1919–1990.)

Personal Goals

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Stop Picking on Teachers

 

I am growing weary of all of the “blame it on the teachers” articles I encounter in the popular media. This IAE Blog entry suggests that if you are unhappy with the results of our current informal and formal educational systems, you can find many better scapegoats than our teachers.

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Evaluating Medical Doctors and Teachers

The 8/19/2013 issue of my local newspaper, the Eugene Register-Guard, carried an article by Drs. Oz and Roizen titled Doctors Are Deadly Serious about Prescriptions. Learn more about Dr. Oz at http://www.doctoroz.com/.

Here is some information from this article:

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Project Head Start and B-1B Bombers

Recently I was skimming the August 19, 2013, edition of my hometown newspaper, the Eugene Register-Guard. Two very short articles caught my attention:

            Cuts will hit Head Start hard.

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MOOC-based Master's Degree in Computer Science

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are a game changer in education. See  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massive_open_online_course. Here are two quotes that help provide some of the (relatively short) current history of MOOCs.

Quoting from a 8/2/2011 IAE Blog at  http://i-a-e.org/iae-blog/entry/stanford-university-is-offering-a-free-artificial-intelligence-course.html:

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Testing Supercomputers and Testing Students

Here is an article that I found quite interesting:

Niccolal, James (7/10/2013). Move over, Linpack: Supercomputers get new performance test. Computerworld. Retrieved 7/14/2013 from  http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9240708/Move_over_Linpack_Supercomputers_get_new_performance_test.

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Artificial Intelligence and Artificial Muscle

Artificial Intelligence (also known as machine intelligence) is a somewhat misleading term.

Consider humanity's long endeavor to create for aids to their physical capabilities. We routinely use all kinds of machines such as airplane, backhoe, bicycle, car, forklift, spaceship, train, truck, and so on. We do not call these tools “artificial muscle.”

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