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Dave Moursund's Information Age Education Blog was started in August, 2010. It is located at http://i-a-e.org/iae-blog.html. For each blog entry, you can read the full entry and the Comments for the entry, and you can add Comments. You can also subscribe (it's free) to the IAE Blog. Just go to any IAE Blog entry and click on "Subscribe to our blog."

The listing given below is just the title line and link for each of the Blog entries. In this list, the most recent entry is given first. [The list given here was most recently updated 12/25/2017. Any blog entries posted since then can be accessed at http://i-a-e.org/iae-blog.html.] The total number of "hits" on the IAE Blog site since its inception is in excess of 3.1 million.

414 IAE Blog Entries. Chronological Order, Most Recent First.

  1. Larry Cuban’s Retrospective Look at 2017
  2. The Math Learning Center
  3. Very Agile, Very Mobile Robots
  4. Underwater Robotic Miners
  5. Larry Cuban
  6. Technology Use in Manitoba, Canada Schools
  7. Free Weekly Newsletter from MIT
  8. Cognitive Computing.
  9. Educational Computer Games.
  10. In Terms of Vacuum Tube Dollars, Likely You Are a Billionaire.
  11. Reading and Writing in Today's World.
  12. Education for the Future: A Special Message for Teachers.
  13. The National Academies Report on Science Education.
  14. Vinton Cerf: Information and Communications Technology.
  15. Some Costs of Polluted Environments.
  16. Two Historically Important Math Educators.
  17. A High School for Fully Personalized Learning.
  18. Student Homelessness in the United States.
  19. What the Future is Bringing to Education.
  20. TED Talks About Psychology.
  21. Keith Devlin’s Thoughts About a Modern Mathematics Education.
  22. College and Job Ready—and What Else?
  23. Why Are There No Museums of Learning, Teaching, or Education?
  24. The Joy of Learning: A New Free Book from IAE.
  25. A New Year's R.
  26. College Students Benefit from Using Digital Learning Aids.
  27. Good Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment.
  28. Finland's Public Schools.
  29. Some Shocking U.S.Financial News.
  30. Individualizing Education with AI.
  31. Online learning can help us to remove barriers to formative evaluation.
  32. Combining Research in Neuroscience, Psychology, and Education.
  33. IAE Lists of Free Online Educational Resources.
  34. Two Women Advancing the Field of Information and Communication Technology.
  35. Reporting on educational changes throughout the world.
  36. Brain plasticity.
  37. A personal philosophy of education
  38. Project Tomorrow: A report on uses of computer technology in education.
  39. Neuroscience, global education, and world cooperation on problem solving.
  40. Improving Brain Health.
  41. Virtual Reality in the Science Lab.
  42. Use of Letter Grades for Student School Performance.
  43. Community Project for Improving Science Education.
  44. Building a Personal Library for Children.
  45. New Games Book by Bob Albrecht— Play Together, Learn Together : Roll, Pick, and Add Dice Games.
  46. IQ Testing.
  47. An Education Future Scenario Written in 2004.
  48. What You (and Others) Can Do.
  49. An Important Component of Computer Literacy.
  50. Three Simple Ideas About Computers in the Curriculum.
  51. Math Word Problems.
  52. Skill Knows No Gender.
  53. Aging Brain.
  54. Information Underload and Overload.
  55. Progress in Science Leads to Still More Questions.
  56. Improving Worldwide Quality of Life.
  57. Very Long-range Strategic Planning.
  58. Quality of Life.
  59. Exploring Two Analogies About Our Educational System.
  60. Tell Me Some Good News.
  61. Learning Problem-solving Strategies by Using Games: A Guide for Educators and Parents.
  62. Brain Science Research on Nature and Nurture.
  63. Brain Science Research.
  64. MOOC Enrollment Continues to Grow.
  65. College and Job Readiness of U.S. High School Graduates.
  66. Distance Education: Potentials and Perils.
  67. Nearly 4,000 MOOCs.
  68. Openly Licensed Educational Resources.
  69. Some Characteristics of Extra Capable Students.
  70. Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s Disease.
  71. A Personal Challenge: Turning Educational Research Results into Effective Practice.
  72. Kindergarten Curriculum.
  73. Research-based Uses of Technology to Improve Education.
  74. Science Knowledge Quiz.
  75. Happy 8th Birthday to IAE.
  76. Reinventing Our Educational System.
  77. A Dialogue on Brain Science in Education.
  78. Brain Scan Forecasting of Future Math Competence.
  79. Brain Science.
  80. Note to a Friend With Children.
  81. Common Core = Success in Math.
  82. Technology-based Mini-singularities.
  83. Asking More Useful Questions About Our Educational System.
  84. Improving Precollege Education: Don't Just Complain—Do Something Positive.
  85. Future (& Past) Employment in the Computer Field.
  86. Preparing Students for Their Futures.
  87. TED Talk about Computer Vision by Fei-Fei Li.
  88. Viewing “Now” from Past Forecasts.
  89. Poverty and Testing: Two Major Educational Problems.
  90. Education for the Coming Technological Singularity.
  91. Possible Futures of PreK-12 Education.
  92. The Coming Technological Singularity.
  93. Robots Are Here and Lots More Are Coming.
  94. Should We Use Digital Technology to 'Drill' Children?
  95. Attacking “Big” Problems Part 2: Bottom-up Approaches.
  96. Attacking “Big” Problems Part 1: Top-Down Approaches.
  97. Two Ancient/Modern Educational Problems.
  98. Are High Schools Seriously Misleading Our Students? Update.
  99. High School Mathematics Standards.
  100. Quality of Life: Working Toward a Better Future.
  101. Declining Law School Enrollments.
  102. Tests Scores Are Being Far Over-Hyped.
  103. Big Data: A New Facet of Science Research.
  104. What Makes a Great Teacher.
  105. Can I Go Play Now?
  106. Forecasts About the Future of Higher Education.
  107. Seven Ways to Fine-tune Your Brain.
  108. Homework: Think Outside the Box.
  109. Disruptive Innovations in Education.
  110. Grand Challenge: Computer Science Education for K-12 Students.
  111. Creative Problem Solving.
  112. A Mind-expanding Experience.
  113. Teacher Evaluation.
  114. Being Curious About Curiosity.
  115. Four Parables About Educational Reform.
  116. Making School More Relevant to Students.
  117. A Successful Community Project for Improving Science Education.
  118. Using Grand Challenges in Project-based Learning.
  119. Learning, Forgetting, and Relearning.
  120. Adequacy of Teacher Preparation.
  121. Improving Math Education.
  122. Moursund’s 1987 Futuristic Visions of Math Education.
  123. Grand Challenges in Math Education.
  124. An Introduction to College Math Placement Testing.
  125. Harvard Is Investing Heavily in MOOCs.
  126. Face Blindness (Prosopagnosia).
  127. Hungry Children—America’s Shame.
  128. Cognitive Reserve.
  129. Brain Disorders and Learning.
  130. Does Brain Training Work.
  131. Understanding and Mastering Complexity.
  132. Design of Educational User Interfaces.
  133. Progress in Creating Star Trek's Holodeck.
  134. Good Learners.
  135. Education for the Future.
  136. Attention.
  137. Transfer of Learning.
  138. Three Math Education Conference Presentations.
  139. A Personal Digital Filing Cabinet for Every Teacher.
  140. Thinking and acting globally. For an expanded version of this blog entry, see the IAE-pedia document Thinking and Acting Globally.
  141. Educating students for their possible futures.
  142. Setting and Achieving Personal Learning Goals.
  143. Stop picking on teachers.
  144. Evaluating medical doctors and teachers.
  145. Project Head Start and B-1B Bombers.
  146. MOOC-based Master's Degree in Computer Science.
  147. Testing Supercomputers and Testing Students.
  148. 21st Century Skills.
  149. Keith Devlin’s Thoughts About MOOCs.
  150. Free Online Math Education Staff Development Course.
  151. Hand Printing, Cursive Writing, and Fingered Speech.
  152. Progress in Developing Better Rechargeable Batteries.
  153. Old and New Math Manipulatives: A Paradigm Shift.
  154. General Educational Development (GED®) and Online Testing.
  155. Moore’s Law and Improving Education.
  156. 40th Anniversary of the Cell Phone.
  157. Free Book on U.S. Common Core State Standards.
  158. Are We Missing the Point of Effective Assessment?
  159. General Educational Goals in the United States.
  160. College and Career Readiness.
  161. Empowering Students.
  162. A Tablet Computer and Connectivity for Every Student.
  163. Predictions About the Future of Computer Technology.
  164. Algebra 1 as a Remedial College Math Course.
  165. What Can You Do and What Will You Do.
  166. What I Learned from Learning to Play a New Computer Game.
  167. Free Math Manipulative Apps from the Math Learning Center.
  168. High School Graduation Rates Are Only One Measure of Educational Success.
  169. We Can Improve Education. Part 2: Information Retrieval and the Common Core State Standards.
  170. We Can Improve Education. Part 1: Asking the Right Questions.
  171. Scholarship and Science of Teaching and Learning.
  172. Free Math Education Materials from Information Age Education.
  173. In Math Education and Other Disciplines: Asking the “Right” Researchable Questions.
  174. Personal Professional Development for Educators,
  175. Breaking the “Telling” Parts of Teaching Into Short Pieces.
  176. Computerization of Jobs.
  177. Important Ideas About 21st Century Education.
  178. The Brain Series on PBS Hosted by Charlie Rose and Eric Kandel.
  179. The Future of IBM’s Watson Computer System.
  180. Computer Technology Is Only One of Many Technologies.
  181. Research-based Content and Pedagogy in Math Education.
  182. The Pace of Technological Change.
  183. Deep Insights into Problems with Our Educational System.
  184. What Should U.S. Students Know About U.S. History?
  185. Quality Control in Medical and Educational Practices.
  186. Each of Us Can Help Improve Education
  187. Continuing Innovation in Information Technology
  188. National Academic Standards Versus Inequities in Funding Schools
  189. Mohandas Ghandi: Living and Learning
  190. World Problems Identified by B. F. Skinner in 1971
  191. New Free Math Education Book by David Moursund
  192. Purposes of Education
  193. Timed Math Testing Contributes to Math Anxiety
  194. Is the Technological Singularity Near?
  195. Template for Information Age Education Blog Entries
  196. Are We Producing Too Many Teacher Education Graduates?
  197. Bilingual Brain boost: Two Tongues, Two Minds
  198. Renewable Energy and Teaching Problem Solving
  199. A Study Skill: Reading for Learning and Understanding
  200. Effective Study Skills
  201. Stop Teaching Calculating, Start Teaching Math
  202. A Well-intentioned and Very Bad Educational Idea
  203. Computers That Learn: Machine Learning
  204. Using Artificial Intelligence to Create a “Fast” Autism Screening Test
  205. Some Underlying Theory About Electronic Games in Education
  206. Early Childhood Math Learning Predicts Future School Success
  207. Requiring Online Education in Virginia
  208. Requiring a Computer Course in College
  209. Conceptualizing a Very Large Number
  210. New Free Book about Good Math Lesson Plans
  211. Video Games, Problem Solving, and James Gee
  212. The Academic Publishing System is Broken
  213. Diagnosed Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Is Increasing
  214. Personalizing Educational Content and Delivery
  215. How Technology May Lower the Cost of Mental Health Treatment
  216. Comparing U.S. and Chinese Educational Systems
  217. Supersized Online Courses
  218. Some Grand Global Challenges
  219. Science of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
  220. Grading the States on Their Science Standards
  221. School Reform
  222. To Be a Successful (Online) Learner.
  223. Advance Organizers and Good Lesson Plans.
  224. Peer Instruction Fostering Learning for Understanding
  225. Is American Education in a State of Crisis?
  226. A Game Changer in Higher Education.
  227. Staff Development to Improve Education.
  228. Dyscalculia and Learning Math
  229. Tapping Into What Makes Teachers Tick
  230. Deadly Engineering and Construction Mistakes
  231. Retention of Knowledge and Skills from Education and Training.
  232. Many New State Laws Set for 2012
  233. About Being a Prolific Writer
  234. Asking and Doing—A Two-sided Blade
  235. A New Kind of Learner
  236. Teaching and Learning to the Test
  237. ICTing Across the Curriculum.
  238. What is Computer Literacy?
  239. Increasing Human Productivity in Cognitively Challenging Areas.
  240. That's a Researchable Question.
  241. Out of Date Education.
  242. A Miracle of Modern Medical Technology.
  243. Can scientists do good research as they grow older?
  244. Isaac Asimov: The relativity of wrong.
  245. Occupy (name a city)
  246. Ray Kurzweil:Visions of the future.
  247. Grand Challenge Problems in Education.
  248. Free math education book: games, word problems, math maturity.
  249. Females versus males in our education system.
  250. Star Trek’s Holodeck versus modern computer simulations.
  251. US Debt and World Population.
  252. Brain-based strategies to build executive function.
  253. Low-cost Electronic Tablet.
  254. Simulations Using a Supercomputer.
  255. Declining level of student creativity.
  256. Scientific Learning Corporation Webinar on Brain Science.
  257. Accountability Gauge for Teacher-Training Programs.
  258. Requiring Online Learning.
  259. Intelligent Computer Tutor Systems.
  260. Free math tutoring book by Moursund and Albrecht.
  261. Faddism in education.
  262. Cognitive Neuroscience for College of Education Graduate Students.
  263. How to Fix Our Math Education.
  264. Assessment of the New Math Standards.
  265. Self-publication of Books.
  266. Twelve brain rules.
  267. What's the hurry? Show me the research!
  268. Comparing human and computer brains.
  269. Stanford University is offering a free Artificial Intelligence Course.
  270. High school graduation rates.
  271. Smart Brief on EdTech.
  272. Robots are a threat to employment.
  273. Why isn’t schooling a lot more successful?
  274. Many of our students are weak in Critical Thinking.
  275. Are We Graduating Enough STEM Students?
  276. Open Courseware is Changing the World of Education.
  277. IAE Blog Readership is Steadily Growing.
  278. Include Computational Thinking in Habits of Mind.
  279. Children's Overwhelming Routine Use of Entertainment Media.
  280. A Free Book About High Stakes Tests.
  281. Improving education one unique student at a time.
  282. Communication with and contribution to IAE.
  283. Setting unreachable college-completion goals.
  284. College or job readiness, and self assessment.
  285. What should students know about history?
  286. 4,000 free books from the National Academies.
  287. Technology and magic.
  288. Comparing education and medicine.
  289. United States Postal Service (USPS).
  290. School learning and game playing.
  291. Low threshold and no ceiling programming languages.
  292. A major turning point in education.
  293. Whole games and junior-level games in education.
  294. Substantially decreasing the illnesses of element-itus and about-itis in education.
  295. Order out of chaos and chaos out of order.
  296. We are doing way too much high stakes testing.
  297. Higher-order thinking in Algebra II and in Reading instruction.
  298. Educational tips on the neuroscience of learning.
  299. Teaching for increased creativity in science.
  300. Free science and technology book for parents, teachers, and kids.
  301. We need to give more power and responsibility to students.
  302. Education Secretary Arnie Duncan, and ‘No child left behind'.
  303. Twenty-five years of little progress in improving education.
  304. Networking and Information Technology (NIT, not ICT).
  305. In many intellectual tasks computers can greatly increase productivity.
  306. James Popham’s thoughts about educational testing.
  307. A new book by Dave Moursund and Bob Albrecht.
  308. Developing suitable levels of expertise in multiple areas.
  309. Golden oldie computer in education news items.
  310. How much studying do college students do?
  311. Video game research results applicable in education.
  312. More than half of high school graduates are not college ready.
  313. Alfie Kohn’s ideas about improving education.
  314. Compiling free Web-based materials into a course textbook.
  315. Artificial intelligence and artificial muscle.
  316. The Google Art Project.
  317. Encouraging girls into the discipline of Computer and Information Science.
  318. An amusing tidbit of Internet history.
  319. Game of Jeopardy: Computer Versus Humans.
  320. Flow in games, education, and other areas.
  321. Teaching for improving critical thinking.
  322. An excellent (and short) cognitive neuroscience video.
  323. Improving our educational system.
  324. Education in Finland and the United States.
  325. Brain science and cognitive neuroscience for children and teachers.
  326. Research on effects of music on cognition.
  327. Entrepreneurship in higher education.
  328. Recent science education testing results in the U.S.
  329. Visualizing the medical data explosion.
  330. Comparing different educational systems nationally or internationally.
  331. Translating brain science research results into effective teaching.
  332. Self-formative assessment.
  333. ICT integrated into the discipline content areas.
  334. Increasing wait time is often a good way to improve learning.
  335. Student assessment in the science and non-science of science and non-science courses.
  336. Teaching science and technology in the context of societal and personal issues.
  337. Biology in the 21st century.
  338. Modeling and simulation in science.
  339. Expanding the science and technology learning experiences of children.
  340. A technology developmental line, and applications to math education.
  341. A serious situation with math word problems.
  342. Teaching teachers and students via training and education.
  343. An intact human brain is naturally curious and creative.
  344. All educators are engaged in the scholarship of teaching and learning.
  345. Presenting statistical data in meaningful, dynamic, and colorful manner.
  346. More about a poor way to teach the solving of math word problems.
  347. In problem solving, think before you act. Above all, first understand the problem.
  348. Helping tutors to become better tutors.
  349. Computational Thinking versus Computer and Information Science.
  350. Test anxiety and use of non-test methods to measure learning.
  351. Steadily increasing world population is a steadily increasing problem in sustainability.
  352. Living in a world of black boxes, opaque boxes, and somewhat clearer boxes.
  353. December 2010 statewide report on effectiveness of teacher training programs in Tennessee.
  354. Creating academic standards that that may be inappropriate and unattainable.
  355. Neuromythologies (brain science mythologies) in education.
  356. Hewlett-Packard EdTech Inovators Awards for 2010.
  357. project-based learning with Information and Communication Technology.
  358. Volunteer led robotics projects and robotics contests in precollege education.
  359. Our educational system should strive toward heterogeneity rather than homogenuity.
  360. Shorter is often better—in grant writing and in teaching.
  361. Research on how exercise improves brain functioning.
  362. Forecasting the future: good education helps prepare students for their possible futures.
  363. Sometimes Thomas Friedman’s lines of argument and reasoning are not as good as they should be.
  364. What can a Math Department in an institution of higher education do to move high school math course requirements into a "better" direction?
  365. Teaching kids real math with computers (17 minute TED video).
  366. html Thoughts about Henry David Thoreau's writings about Walden and about Civil Disobedience.
  367. The multiple academic cultures faced by an elementary school teacher.
  368. In some sense, all teachers are ethnographers.
  369. The "new" medium of computers, connectivity, and increasing AI is both multimedia and multi message.
  370. Home and school environment—and games—in the math education of kids.
  371. What should we teach our kids about various handicapping conditions?
  372. Some thoughts about why I am a slow reader.
  373. Large study shows females are equal to males in math skills.
  374. Think globally, act locally.
  375. Apprenticeship, certification, license, degree, portfolio, and resume: Communicating one’s professional qualifications to others.
  376. Comparing apples and oranges in our education and medical care systems.
  377. What problems in education are addressed by providing one-to-one computing starting in the first grade or earlier?
  378. Computer technology: Solutions looking for a problem and problems looking for a solution.
  379. Some things brain science research tells us about learning and doing arithmetic.
  380. The math brain: Keith Devlin’s chapter in the book “Mind, Brain, and Education.”
  381. The reading brain: Two chapters from the book "Mind, Brain, and Education."
  382. Wide variations in public school funding in the various states of the U.S.
  383. The speaking brain. A chapter from the book "Mind, brain, and education."
  384. The role of emotional and skilled intuition in learning.
  385. Garbage in, garbage out—for computer and human brains.
  386. You, me, and we versus “they” in attempts to improve education.
  387. Message to teachers: Above all else, strive to do no harm.
  388. Optimism and pessimism: Understanding both sides of a possible change.
  389. Five brains are better than one.
  390. Staff development for teachers of students who have learned some computer science.
  391. A Pennsylvania school district requires Computer Science for all ninth graders.
  392. Using ICT to improve education: Consider three questions instead of two.
  393. The discipline of Educational Neuroscience.
  394. Rising above the gathering storm, revisited: The rapidly approaching Category 5 storm.
  395. Knowing a little about a lot and a lot about a little.
  396. What do precollege students think about computers in education?
  397. Learning is tied to the situation in which it occurs and to intrinsic motivation.
  398. Make it and use it—an approach to improving schools.
  399. In the United States, one in seven (and well over 20% of children) live in poverty.
  400. You load 16 tons (or, 1 million tons), what do you get?
  401. Pithy quotes can be considered as very short stories.
  402. Using a spell checker when taking a test.
  403. Changing the world of education by failing more students.
  404. SAT scores: A few numbers don’t tell us enough. A person is more than a number.
  405. Setting unreasonable standards in student assessment.
  406. Integrating computational thinking into science, technology, engineering, & math education.
  407. Improving education: Ideas and dollars from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
  408. Mastery Learning: What goes around comes around.
  409. Children will learn to do what they want to do.
  410. Students learning from each other.
  411. Detailed syllabus for a grades 1-8 teacher education course on math maturity.
  412. Possible Futures of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education.
  413. Being increasingly responsible for your own education.
  414. Are high schools seriously misleading our students?


This document was written by David Moursund.