The Edge of Education Carnival. Issue 4

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The-edgeWelcome to the fourth issue of the Edge of Education Carnival, a collection of links to the most innovative teachers using and sharing tips and techniques on the cutting edge of teaching and learning.

Wait a minute.  Okay.  I have to be honest totally with you here.  As you read through the following links, I truly hope you find value.  65 submissions came in this month.  As you can see 14 made the cut.  And I probably could have easily shaved another 9 off, because–really, those last nine aren’t even teachers–I don’t think.  Heck I don’t even know if they’re real people.

Blog Carnivals, I’m learning, are not immune to spam.

I was literally bombarded this month with list-post spam.  But as you can see, I let a number through the filter because I thought that a good teacher–with a little imagination–just might find some of that information useful. I did.

And now, before I get out of the way so you can click around, I’m going to make a shameless plea: If you are a real person . . .better yet, if you are a real teacher (or know one), gosh I’d be honored if you’d consider sharing some of the cool stuff that you do.  Please consider submitting to next month’s Edge of Education Carnival.

Oh, and if you are one of the six or so real people that did submit this month.  THANK YOU!!  So without further ado–enjoy.


Shelly Terrell presents Most Teachers Don’t Live There | Teacher Reboot Camp posted at Teacher Boot Camp.


Hadley Ferguson presents “Write a Comment” Challenge posted at Middle School Matrix.


Rachel Lynette presents 8 Ways Not to Say No posted at Minds in Bloom, saying, “I was going to choose a different post, but this one is getting some positive feedback so I thought I would submit it instead.”

Quirky Momma presents Ways for your Preschooler to Practice Penmanship (part 1) posted at, saying, “We use these DIY tactile “projects” (sticky sticks, gel packs, and mini-whiteboards) to help with letter recognition and early penmanship.”

Kaitlyn cole presents 50 Amazing Videos Every Educator Should Watch posted at Online


Case Ernsting presents Teaching Web 2.0 Tools in the Classroom posted at MetaSpring Blog, saying, “College classrooms have been the traditional home of career prep courses. But they have become sluggish in their move to embrace technology and Web 2.0. Preparing students for their future is usually a number priority, but academia is lacking in this regard.”



Herbert Anderson presents 25 Tips for Students & Teachers Using Google Wave posted at Top Online University Reviews.


Tabitha Mcivers presents 50 Essential Web Tools to Search and Bookmark Open Courseware posted at Best Online Masters Degrees.




Mrs laughton presents 50 Free Web Apps to Make Beautiful Graphs posted at Construction management degree.


Redfire Atkinson presents 5 Free Online Web Apps to Show Off Your Artwork posted at Masters in Art Education.


swagat presents School humor….. posted at Its all in here,









Glory Scott presents How to: Research the Web Like a Librarian Does posted at Masters in History, saying, “One of the benefits of being naturally able to research, hunt down, compartmentalize and cubbyhole information is that you are a cinch for a librarian’s job.”










Angela Martin presents 50 Cool Search Engines for Serious Readers posted at Online



And that about wraps it up . . .

Well, that concludes this edition of The Edge of Education. I hope you had as much fun as I did.

If you’d like to submit a blog article to the next edition using our carnival submission form, we think that would be swell.

Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.


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