Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The I'm-Sorry-I-Forgot Edition of the Education Buzz

Welcome to the Sorry-I-Forgot-To-Post-the-Last-Edition of the Education Buzz--an eclectic smattering of educational type things buzzing around the EduSphere.

I was supposed to have posted this a week ago, but with ice, snow and cold, I guess I had a brain freeze. Instead of working on this,  I got caught up in all those episodes of House Hunters International.

So now that we all survived the cold and snow (for the most part), let's see if there's anything worthwhile buzzing about in the EduSphere––and by "buzzing about" we're talking about more than the sugar rush from Valentine's Day (and what that does to the under 18 crowd). 

Well, you better pay attention and quit passing notes. Check out what Pat over at Successful Teaching has to say. She has some great suggestions on how to teach notetaking.
Nancy Flanagan in Teacher in a Strange Land ponders that famous inaugural speech, "Ask not…" given 50 years ago while Joanne Jacobs tackles expectations and says "we need to do a much better job educating children in K-8 so they’ll have real choices in high school."

Darren over at Right on the Left Coast smuggled out some interesting stuff and needs some translation help. See if you can help him out.

Red State Progressive discusses whether college is getting easier while The Education Closet gives us three reasons education is mediocre

We can always count on Old Andrew over at Scenes from the Battlefield to let us know about some more of those bad ideas going around.

Mr. Eason over at Social Studies in the 21st Century poses how we should be "Rethinking Education in Web 2.0."

Kate over at Parenting Is… offers up an interesting question.

Curmudgeon gives us a special Ground Hog Day message and a frustum. (And, yes, I did have to google to see what that was. And, yes, I know I'm pathetic.)

Well, I guess that's about it. I'm hope no one got lost in the shuffle since I was late in getting this carnival out. If so, my apologies. Or maybe some of our regular contributors (Steve Spangler, Jane Goodwin, Mr. Teacher and Assorted Stuff) seem to have had a brain freeze as well and forgot to contribute. 

The next edition of the Education Buzz will be hosted over at Elysabeth's Emerald City. It will be up on Wednesday, March 2. You can send your submissions using this handy, dandy form.

If you would like to host an edition of the carnival, please let me know by emailing me at Also, don't forget to let me know if you find any broken links or problems with this edition of the Ed Buzz.

As always…
“I’ve got this feeling that there’s something that I missed…”
–Snow Patrol

And, if I did, my apologies.


loonyhiker said...

Great job as always! No need to apologize since you have been doing the brunt of this! I appreciate all that you do! Thanks for including my post!

Darren said...

Thanks for the link :)

Anonymous said...

And I thought I was the only one who was taken in my House Hunters International!