Popular IAE Blog Entries
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The Information Age Education Blog began August 22, 2010. As of 9/10/2012 it contained 231 entries and had received 192,803 hits.
The purpose of David Moursund’s IAE Blog is to encourage and facilitate people working to improve informal and formal education at all levels and in all discipline areas. A unifying theme is that education empowers the educated and improves their quality of life. Many of the entries build on future educational implications of current news items and events. Readers are encouraged to add comments.
If you are involved in teaching preservice or inservice teachers, one of the things you will likely want them to learn about in using blogs as a source of information and making comments in a blog. Comments should be scholarly and rooted in careful thinking. They should contribute to the topic being discussed.
Thus, for example, a comment, "The blog entry sucks." is not particularly useful. Give a careful statement about what is wrong with the entry. Back up your disagreement with solid evidence.
Preservice and inservice teachers should be learning to understand both sides of major educational issues. One way to practice this endeavor is to assign your preservice and inservice teachers the task of finding a blog entry they support and adding a supportive comment, and finding a blog entry that they disagree with and explaining why they disagree.
Most Popular Entries
The data given below is from 11/9/2012. At that time the site had a total of 244 entries and had received about 231,434 hits. Here are some of the most popular entries. Note that many of the most popular are "older" entries. Most Popular is based strictly on total number of hits, and the older entries have had more time to be accessed.
(10,689 hits) Females versus males in our education system. (Publication date: 10/30/2011) (Data date: 9/10/2012)
(6,675 hits) Test anxiety and use of non-test methods to measure learning. (Publication Date: 12/11/2010) (Data date 11/9/2012)
(6,194 hits) Encouraging girls into the discipline of computer and information science. (Publication date 2/12/2011) (Data date 11/9/2012)
(4,401 hits) Brain science and cognitive neuroscience for children and teachers. (Publication Date: 1/29/2011) (Data date: 9/10/2012)
(3,413 hits) Pithy Quotes can be considered as very short stories. (Publication Date: 9/17/2010) (Data date: 9/10/2012)
(3,240 hits) Computational Thinking versus Computer and Information Science. (Publication Date: 12/12/2010)(Data date: 9/10/2012)
(2,841 hits) Whole Games and Junior-level Games in Education. (Publication date: 4/27/2011) (Data date 11/9/2012)
(2,834 hits) Translating brain science research results into effective teaching practices. (Publication date 1/18/2011) (Data date 11/9/2012)
(2,536 hits) Research on how exercise improves brain functioning. (Publication Date: 11/24/2010) (Data date: 9/10/2012)
(2,193 hits) Detailed syllabus for a grades 1-8 teacher education course on math maturity. (Publication Date: 9/4/2010) (Data date: 9/10/2012)
(2,218 hits) A serious problem situation with math word problems. (Publication Date: 12/27/2010) (Data date: 9/10/2012)
(2,138 hits) Some things brain science tells us about teaching and learning arithmetic. (Publication Date: 10/22/2010)(Data date: 9/10/2012)
(2098 hits) Translating brain science research results into effective teaching practices. (Publication date 12/20/2010) (Data date: 9/10/2012)
(1,971) hits). in, Garbage Out—for Computer and Human brains. (Publication date: 10/12/2010) (Data date 11/9/2012)
(1,915 hits) A Major Turning Point in Education. (Publication date: 4/29/2011) (Data date 11/9/2012)
(1,802 hits) An intact human brain is naturally curious and creative. (Publication Date: 12/24/2010)
(1,812 hits) The math brain: Keith Devlin’s chapter in the book “Mind, Brain, and Education.” (Publication Date: 10/21/2010) (Data date: 9/10/20)
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