Carnival of Educators

Welcome to March 2, 2010 edition of the Carnival of Educators here at Minds in Bloom. Please have a look around after you take a peek at this week's Carnival Posts, and if you like what you see, please consider subscribing or becoming a follower.

Many of this week's posts were a bit tangential to the subject of education, but still interesting, so I included them. I ordered this carnival by how relevant I felt the posts were as well as loosely by subject matter. 

Inspired by the Olympic Games
Andrea Hermitt presents If we treated math students like olympians posted at Examiner, saying, "a call for individual math instruction"

okp notes that students often focus more on grades than on learning and suggest an Olympic Games inspired solution at  Grade Calculation, Student Focus, and Winter Sports posted at Assistive Principles . . .

Ideas to Try
Quirky Momma has a great post about  Learning to Read with a Cootie Catcher  at, saying, "We made a learn-to-read cootie catcher for my daughter! She loves manipulating it and making sentences/mini-stories from the words she finds." The post has some great photos that show you exactly what to do!

Ben Dinsmore presents Tips on Teaching Kids About Money posted at Trees Full of Money, saying, "When it comes to teaching children and young adults about managing money, most schools in the United States get a failing grade. Here are some tips to ensure your child gets the financial education he or she deserves!"

Good to Know
Tom DeRosa has some excellent points to consider if you are wondering whether to stay in your current position or try something new next year in his video, Where Should You Teach Next Year
at I Want to Teach Forever

Nancy Flanagan  reviews an important book about the shootings that took place over ten years ago in  We Are All Columbine posted at Teacher in a Strange Land, saying, "What can still be learned in thinking about the school shootings at Columbine?"

Herbert Anderson presents 50 Incredibly Weird Facts About the Human Body posted at BSN Program, saying, "Our bodies truly are amazing. You might be surprised at what your body is capable of after reading these 50 weird facts about the human body."

Deana presents The Frugal Homeschooling Mom: A+ Homeschool Giveaways posted at The Frugal Homeschooling Mom, saying, "I’ve begun a collection of homeschool giveaways on my site – it’s a linky list and I invite all of you to participate"

Denise has a really interesting article about Spam Comments posted at Blogging 2 Learn, saying, "This week, my homeschool co-op blogging class will be talking about comments and comment spam. Spammers are tricky, and inexperienced bloggers can be easy to fool." A must read for bloggers!

Amanda Rosen presents 7 Easy Ways to Secure Your Own Personal Computer posted at Best forensic science schools.

Lisa Taylor presents an interesting post about  the 10 Youngest College Graduates in U.S. History (and Where They Are Today) posted at Online Degree.

In the News
hall monitor presents Students Spied on by School Issued Laptop Webcams posted at, saying, "The now famous privacy issue is continuing to heat up!"

Liam Goldrick presents Central Falls Redux posted at The Education Optimists.

For the College-Bound
Basil presents The Top 10 Things that a High School Student Needs to Know Before College posted at Teen College Education, saying, "A Blog written by a teen for other teens and parents alike"

Tom Tessin presents Attending College Fairs Online posted at FCC Student Blog, saying, "College fairs aren't just in person anymore, find out how you can take advantage of one online."

For the College Crowd and Other Adult Learners
Mike presents New Year Resolutions for the Student posted at AidScholar.

Katie Freeman presents 25 Helpful Government Resources to Find Legit Online College Programs posted at Online University Data, saying, "If you want a reputable online education, then you need reputable sources to learn more about the programs you choose. The following list contains twenty-five helpful government resources to find legitimate online college programs."

Mary Jones presents 50 Fascinating Lectures for Humanitarians posted at Online University Lowdown.

And in case you need more links, The Carnival of Homeschooling is up and running at Homeschool Buzz.

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1 comment:

Ahermitt said...

Thanks for an awesome carnival!

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