Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Educarnival v2 Issue 6

Whew! I was really worried that I wouldn't make it. We're coming up fast on the end of the nine weeks and I keep hearing, "Mrs. Keys, can I still turn in (name of late assignment here)?"

With that in mind, if you are at ALL interested in hosting next week's carnival, please email me at uncomfortableadventures (at) yahoo (dot) com.

Mister Teacher presents Well at least I haven't heard THAT! posted at Learn Me Good, saying, "Good to see the carnival back up and running!"

Liam Goldrick presents Superteacher To The Rescue! posted at The Education Optimists.

FizzSoda presents Studying Spanish: A Painless and Fun Method posted at Spanish Langauge Studies: Ira Riklis.

John Mastro presents The Lifelong Benefits of Music Education posted at John

John Mastro presents Should Kids Read 20 Minutes a Day? posted at John

teachin' presents At least he doesn't have hairy palms (yet) posted at I'm a Dreamer, saying, "So glad it wasn't what I thought..."

Pat presents On the Playground posted at Successful Teaching.

Carol Richtsmeier presents Stopping the Big Fat Stupid Head Timer posted at Bellringers.

Marjorie Morgan presents Jessica Watson posted at GO! Girls Outdoors, saying, "Jess is taking a year off school to attempt a solo sail around the world, and to beat the record for the youngest to complete the journey!"

ms. understood presents The Day in Short posted at Teacher, I Don't Get It.

hall monitor presents School Students Sing Praises of President Obama posted at, saying, "Controversy arises when students praise the Prez."

Mr. Teacher presents At Least I Haven't Heard THAT over at Learn Me Good.

Liz Nilsen presents Core, core, and more core posted at STEM-ology.

Gin G. presents A Nations Wealth posted at Sense Scribe, saying, "Learn about a nations economic strategies for home and people. Read more."

I don't know if it was just because I powered through everything at once (didn't get to work on this over the weekend as we ALSO had newspaper deadlines), but it seemed like there are a LOT of list posts this week:

Carol Brown presents 100 Awesome Bookhacks for Students & Bibilophiles posted at online

Deidre Laverriere presents Top 10 Free Open Courseware Directories posted at Online University Rankings.

Sidney Phipps presents Top 10 Free Resources for Digital Learners posted at Online University Reviews.

Alex Filley presents Top 10 Free Open Courseware Classes About Health Care posted at Masters in Health Care.

Gene Desrosiers presents Top 10 Free Open Courseware Classes about Healthcare Policy posted at Masters in Health Administration.

Dickon Ervin presents Top 10 Free Open Courseware Classes for Teachers posted at Masters in Health Education.

Wikholm Nelida presents Top 10 Free Open Courseware Classes About Science posted at masters in health science.

Mayra Forbes presents Top 10 Free Open Courseware Classes About Statistics posted at Masters in Health Informatics.

Ayomide Astley presents Top 10 Free Open Courseware Classes About Nutrition posted at Online Masters in Health.

Susie Cortez presents Top 10 Free Open Courseware Classes About Criminal Justice posted at Online Masters in Criminal Justice.

Nancee Dietrick presents Top 10 Free Open Courseware Classes about Career Management posted at Masters of Nursing.

Anne Simone presents 100 Best Blogs for Econ Students posted at Online Universities Weblog.

Susan White presents 100 Incredible, Cutting-Edge Lectures for Medical Professionals posted at RN Central.

Kathy Wilson presents 100 Best Blogs for Photography Students posted at online

Kathy Wilson presents 100 Free Tools to Make Your Teaching More Entertaining posted at Online Schools.

I'm about to call it a night. Email me if you'd like to host the Carnival next week (or later).Remember, a blogger who hosts gets to read lots of posts! (Although I'm not sure that works, because we ALL get to read them... hmmm...)

What about: a blogger who hosts gets ... first look at the posts?

The annoying rhymes will only stop when the Carnival hits the road! (Mwahahaha!)

You can submit your blog article to the next issue of EduCarnival v2 by using the handy-dandy carnival submission form. Past carnivals and future scheduled editions can be found on the blog carnival index page.

Note: if I do receive a request (or requests!) to host, I'll post the email to send posts to here, but you can ALWAYS use the form.

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Unknown said...

Wanted to say thanks alot for including my posts! Hope they are found interesting and thought provoking.


Clix said...

*grin* They are! (Well, at least *I* thought so, fwiw!) Don't think I agree with you on the reading, though. It just BOGGLES my mind that reading & answering questions (you know, typical homework) is okay, but reading WITHOUT extra work isn't!

It also doesn't match what I've seen from my students - then again, they're high-schoolers.

Unknown said...

Right, I know what your saying. For myself, in observation of my childs feelings and behavior about the required reading, it just feels like once something that's supposed to not only be an important life skill, but also very enjoyable is made a required daily activity, it becomes work to the child, and loses some of the enjoyment.

That's not to say the particular childs own mentality and level of commitment to learning aren't a huge factor. My son tends to be lazy with homework, doing only the minimums, because he'd rather go out and play. Yet he excels in language arts, meeting or exceeding grade level standards in all areas.

I guess what i comes down to for me is I find it an interesting question of child psychology. I feel reading should absolutely be taught and encouraged daily. But the question is, when it's added to the list of daily requirements, like clean your room, brush your teeth, put your laundry away, does it become just another chore to the child rather than an enjoyable past time?

As a teacher I value your opinion on this. :)

Clix said...

Well, as far as HUMAN psychology - if I was REQUIRED to have 20 minutes of something I truly enjoyed every day, the problem wouldn't be getting me to do it; the problem would be getting me not to use that as an excuse to avoid other things that I didn't like!

Is he required to read anything in particular? My students have started to enjoy reading again because I let them choose what they like (as long as it's remotely grade-appropriate; no Dr. Seuss!) for their reading. I also read a LOT of current YA books, so when I have students who never read and therefore don't know how to pick something good, I can talk to them about their interests and make a suggestion.

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