I have discussed Quality of Life (QoL) in two previous IAE Blog entries, (Moursund, 2/5/2016; Moursund, 12/24/2014).
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.
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.).
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/.
I am pleased to announce the publication of a new book:
Moursund, Dave, & Albrecht, Bob (2011). Using Math Games and Word Problems to Increase the Math Maturity of K-8 Students. Salem, OR: The Math Learning Center; Eugene, OR: Information Age Education. Download a free PDF of the book at http://i-a-e.org/downloads/doc_download/211-using-math-games-and-word-problems-to-increase-the-math-maturity-of-k-8-students.html .