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IAE Lists of Free Online Educational Resources

Information Age Education (IAE) provides a wide variety of aids to teachers, teachers of teachers, parents, and others who are interested in improving education. Recently IAE has thoroughly revised and updated a number of its IAE-pedia documents that focus on accessing and using free educational materials available on the Web.

Six Examples of Recently Updated IAE Resource Lists

The following are brief discussions of some of the recently updated documents. The IAE Resources section at the end has complete lists with Web addresses.

Fair Use

Moursund, D. (2016). Fair use. IAE-pedia. Retrieved 7/17/2016 from http://iae-pedia.org/Fair_Use.

What do teachers and students need to know about fair use of Web materials? The Internet has raised new issues of intellectual property rights. Many teachers and students are confused about their rights to make teaching and learning uses of these materials.

Free Educational Videos

Moursund, D. (2016). Free educational videos. IAE-pedia. Retrieved 8/17/2016 2016 from http://iae-pedia.org/Free_Educational_Videos.

Thomas Edison was one of the world’s greatest inventors. However, some of his forecasts for the future now seem quite amusing. Here is one of my favorites:

"Books will soon be obsolete in the schools.... Scholars will soon be able to instruct through the eye. It is possible to touch every branch of human knowledge with the motion picture." (Thomas A. Edison, 1913.)

Today’s children routinely use interactive computer educational and entertainment materials that (I assume) are far beyond Edison’s wildest imaginations. The Free Educational Videos document contains brief discussions about and links to a huge amount of these materials.

Free IAE Math Education Materials

Moursund, D. (2016). Free math education materials. IAE-pedia. Retrieved 8/17/2016 from http://iae-pedia.org/Free_IAE_Math_Education_Materials.

A number of the most popular IAE publications are about math education. The Free Math Education Materials document provides brief discussions about and links to a large number of IAE books, IAE-pedia pages, blog entries, and newsletters that focus on math education. One unifying theme is improvements in math education being made possible by the use of Information and Communication Technology.

Free Science Education Software

Moursund, D. (2016). Free science education software. IAE-pedia. Retrieved 8/17/2016 from http://iae-pedia.org/Free_Science_Software.

Computers are now an integral component of learning and “doing” science. The Free Science Education Software document provides brief introductions to a number of sites that specialize in developing and disseminating software of particular use in K-12 education.

Free Open Content Libraries

Moursund, D. (2016). Free open content libraries. IAE-pedia. Retrieved 6/27/2016 from http://iae-pedia.org/Free_Open_Content_Libraries.

The development of reading and writing more than 5,000 years ago made it possible and desirable to accumulate information in a form that could be preserved over many years and widely disseminated. Historically, such materials were stored in “hard copy” form. However, the development of photography, audio recordings, video recordings, and then electronic digital storage and retrieval have greatly changed the nature of libraries.

A number of the great libraries of the world are making good progress in digitizing their holdings. The totality of these materials that can be accessed online is still growing rapidly.

Free Open Source Online Databases

Moursund, D. (2016). Free open source online databases. IAE-pedia. Retrieved 8/17/2016 from http://iae-pedia.org/Free_Open_Source_Online_Databases.

A database is a collection of information that is organized so that it can easily help to solve problems and accomplish tasks. A database may be as simple and short-lived as a handwritten shopping list, and as large as the Web. Yes, the World Wide Web is a database, and you certainly want all of your students to become facile in making effective use of this database.

Final Remarks

Most of the PreK-12 educational systems of the world have yet to comprehend the improvements that are possible as routine full use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is integrated into the curriculum. Teacher access to the vast array of free educational resources now available on the Web can support the implementation of more powerful uses of ICT in the curriculum.

Imagine an educational system in which every student is growing up with rapid voice, keyboard, and touch screen input to access the steadily growing accumulated knowledge of the human race. Also consider what artificially intelligent systems can do in terms of answering questions and solving problems.

As such ICT capabilities continue to improve, students are becoming more skilled in using them at home and in other non-school locations. It is increasingly imperative that our educational systems keep pace with and provide some leadership in what the students are learning on their own.

What You Can Do

Reread the final remarks. A great many schools and students now have good enough access to the Web to be learning its capabilities and limitations as they apply to each subject area they are studying. Students themselves, along with teachers, parents, and others, have the capability of making this happen right now. I hope you are doing your part!

IAE Resources

Lists of Free Online Resources

Moursund, D. (2016). Fair use. IAE-pedia. Retrieved 7/17/2016 from http://iae-pedia.org/Fair_Use.

Moursund, D. (2016). Free educational videos. IAE-pedia. Retrieved 8/17/2016 2016 from http://iae-pedia.org/Free_Educational_Videos.

Moursund, D. (2016). Free IAE math education materials. IAE-pedia. Retrieved 8/17/2016 from http://iae-pedia.org/Free_IAE_Math_Education_Materials.

Moursund, D. (2016). Free math education videos. IAE-pedia. Retrieved 7/17/2016 from http://iae-pedia.org/Free_Math_Education_Videos.

Moursund, D. (2016). Free math software. IAE-pedia. Retrieved 8/17/2016 from http://iae-pedia.org/Free_Math_Software.

Moursund, D. (201f). Free open content libraries. IAE-pedia. Retrieved 6/27/2016 from http://iae-pedia.org/Free_Open_Content_Libraries.

Moursund, D. (2016). Free open source and open content educational materials. IAE-pedia. Retrieved 8/17/2016 from http://iae-pedia.org/Free_Open_Source_and_Open_Content_Educational_Materials.

Moursund, D. (2016). Free open source online databases. IAE-pedia. Retrieved 8/17/2016 from http://iae-pedia.org/Free_Open_Source_Online_Databases.

Moursund, D. (2016). Free open source software packages. IAE-pedia. Retrieved 8/17/2016 from http://iae-pedia.org/Free_Open_Source_Software_Packages.

Moursund, D. (2016). Free science education software. IAE-pedia. Retrieved 8/17/2016 from http://iae-pedia.org/Free_Science_Software.

Moursund, D. (2016). Free science education videos. IAE-pedia. Retrieved 8/17/2016 from http://iae-pedia.org/Free_Science_Education_Videos.

Free Online IAE Books

Free books by Dave Moursund. IAE-pedia. Retrieved 8/17/2016 from http://iae-pedia.org/David_Moursund_Books.

Free books by Bob Albrecht. IAE-pedia. Retrieved 8/17/2016 fromhttp://iae-pedia.org/Robert_Albrecht#Free_Books_by_Bob_Albrecht.

Free books co-authored by Dave Moursund & Bob Sylwester. IAE-pedia. Retrieved 8/17/2016 fromhttp://iae-pedia.org/IAE_Newsletter#Free_IAE_Books_by_David_Moursund_and_Robert_Sylwester.

Moursund’s Collections of Quotations

Math education quotations. IAE-pedia. Retrieved 8/17/2016 from http://iae-pedia.org/Math_Education_Quotations.

Quotations collected by Dave Moursund. IAE-pedia. Retrieved 8/17/2016 from http://iae-pedia.org/Quotations_Collected_by_David_Moursund.

Digital Filing Cabinets

Digital filing cabinet: Overview. IAE-pedia. Retrieved 8/17/2016 from http://iae-pedia.org/Digital_Filing_Cabinet:_Overview.

Digital filing cabinet: Math education. IAE-pedia. Retrieved 8/17/2016 from http://iae-pedia.org/Digital_Filing_Cabinet:_Math_Education.

Popular Free Online IAE Books

Moursund, D. (February, 2016). Math methods for preservice peachers. Eugene, OR: Information Age Education. PDF file: http://i-a-e.org/downloads/free-ebooks-by-dave-moursund/283-math-methods-for-preservice-elementary-teacher-1/file.html. Microsoft Word file: http://i-a-e.org/downloads/free-ebooks-by-dave-moursund/282-math-methods-for-preservice-elementary-teacher/file.html. HTML file: http://iae-pedia.org/Math_Methods_for_Preservice_Elementary_Teachers.

Moursund, D. (August, 2015). Brain science for educators and parents. Eugene, OR: Information Age Education. PDF file: http://i-a-e.org/downloads/free-ebooks-by-dave-moursund/271-brain-science-for-educators-and-parents-1/file.html. Microsoft Word file: http://i-a-e.org/downloads/free-ebooks-by-dave-moursund/270-brain-science-for-educators-and-parents/file.html. HTML file: http://iae-pedia.org/Brain_Science

Moursund, D. (2/28/2015). Technology and problem solving in PreK-12 education for adult life, careers, and further education. Eugene, OR: Information Age Education. PDF file: http://i-a-e.org/downloads/free-ebooks-by-dave-moursund/267-technology-and-problem-solving-in-prek-12-education-1.html. Microsoft Word file: http://i-a-e.org/downloads/free-ebooks-by-dave-moursund/266-technology-and-problem-solving-in-prek-12-education.html. HTML file: http://iae-pedia.org/Technology_and_Problem_Solving.

Sylwester, R., and Moursund, D., eds. (2012). Creating an appropriate 21st century education. Eugene, OR: Information Age Education. PDF file: http://i-a-e.org/downloads/doc_download/243-creating-an-appropriate-21st-century-education.html. Microsoft Word file: http://i-a-e.org/downloads/doc_download/242-creating-an-appropriate-21st-century-education.html.

Moursund, D., and Albrecht, R. (2011). Using math games and word problems to increase math maturity. Eugene, OR: Information Age Education. PDF file: 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. Microsoft Word file: http://i-a-e.org/downloads/doc_download/210-using-math-games-and-word-problems-to-increase-the-math-maturity-of-k-8-students.html.

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