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Georgia teachers: Prefer to be judged on student work rather than on student test scores or surveys | Get Schooled

Georgia teachers: Prefer to be judged on student work rather than on student test scores or surveys | Get Schooled | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The Professional Association of Georgia Educators queried its members regarding Georgia's new teacher evaluation system and found more support for using
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Tinkering with Equity and Gaze: A Conversation with Shirin Vossoughi and Meg Escudé | DMLcentral

Tinkering with Equity and Gaze: A Conversation with Shirin Vossoughi and Meg Escudé | DMLcentral | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
As the maker movement continues to build in numbers, I’ve been particularly interested in the critical research that is scrutinizing the dynamics of interaction and learning within spaces of making.
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Cut your monthly Pay TV bill in half | Clark Howard

Cut your monthly Pay TV bill in half | Clark Howard | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Most households pay around $90 a month for TV. These two companies will cut that bill by more than half.
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Theft of rare books investigated at New York Public Library

Theft of rare books investigated at New York Public Library | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The feds are investigating the theft of eight priceless books from the New York Public Library, including one written by Benjamin Franklin.
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Civil rights activist says he's 'changed' after police...

Civil rights activist says he's 'changed' after police... | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Civil rights activist says he's 'changed' after police shooting simulation
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CARING FOR MOM & DAD | PBS

CARING FOR MOM & DAD | PBS | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
CARING FOR MOM & DAD explores the emotional, health and financial challenges that many caregivers face every day. Premieres May 7 on PBS (check local listing).
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One Woman’s Drive to Revolutionize Medical Testing - The New Yorker

One Woman’s Drive to Revolutionize Medical Testing - The New Yorker | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
If Elizabeth Holmes succeeds, getting a blood test could become a lot easier for patients. Ken Auletta reports.
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Decline in GED grads hurts Ga. job growth

Decline in GED grads hurts Ga. job growth | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The percentage of Georgians taking and passing the high school equivalency exam has fallen since a tougher test was implemented last year, leaving fewer educated workers to fill open jobs and preventing many people from pursuing higher education.
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Ohio only gained 1,500 jobs in March: 7 things to know

Ohio only gained 1,500 jobs in March: 7 things to know | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Ohio only gained 1,500 jobs in March. The state's unemployment rate was 5.1 percent.
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'Puppy dog eyes' explained by science

'Puppy dog eyes' explained by science | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
A new study measured rises in levels of oxytocin - the 'love hormone' responsible for maternal bonding - in both dogs and owners when they gaze into each others eyes.
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Collaboration aims to uncover first ever biomarker for pancreatic cancer

Collaboration aims to uncover first ever biomarker for pancreatic cancer | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The search to discover and validate the first-ever clinical biomarker to diagnose and treat pancreatic cancer is at the foundation of a new, cross-sector collaboration.
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Mayo profile identifies patients most at risk of developing pancreatic cancer

Mayo profile identifies patients most at risk of developing pancreatic cancer | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
When people find out -- usually from a diagnostic scan looking at something else -- that they have a lesion in their pancreas that could morph into pancreatic cancer, they can panic.
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Why? Told CLE!

Why? Told CLE! | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
***A bit of blogkeeping: Have you entered to win tickets to the MS Society's Locavore fundraiser? Check it out! Remember, you can tweet daily for additional entries.*** One of the great things abou...
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Formulating Research Questions with Birds of Feather Collaboration and Writable Surfaces

Formulating Research Questions with Birds of Feather Collaboration and Writable Surfaces | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
We've been partnering with Language Arts teacher Sean O'Connor the last few weeks as his students have been engaged in presearch around topics that students identified and developed around motifs a...
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Here's how you can see and delete your entire Google search history

Here's how you can see and delete your entire Google search history | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Google now allows you to download an archived list of everything you have ever searched for.
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PurpleStride raises awareness of pancreatic cancer

PurpleStride raises awareness of pancreatic cancer | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
PurpleStride is the signature event of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. In 2015, the 5K run and family-friendly walk takes place on Sunday, May 17 at Miller Park.
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Poetry is going extinct, government data show

Poetry is going extinct, government data show | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
America's no longer a land of poets. Now you know it.
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Library of Congress Launches New Online Poetry Archive, Featuring 75 Years of Classic Poetry Readings

Library of Congress Launches New Online Poetry Archive, Featuring 75 Years of Classic Poetry Readings | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Image by Fred Palumbo, made available by the Library of Congress.
Put THIS in your pocket. The Library of Congress is celebrating National Poetry Month by launching its new Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature.
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Study: Genetic Tests of Tumors Often Give False Results

Study: Genetic Tests of Tumors Often Give False Results | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Nearly half of all cancer patients undergoing next-generation genetic tests could receive misleading results that guide them and their physicians toward improper treatment
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Authentic Innovation for Libraries

Thinking about driving authentic innovation in your library.
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10 Reasons Monica And Richard Should Have Stuck Together

10 Reasons Monica And Richard Should Have Stuck Together | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
It's been 10 years since the final episode of "Friends" aired. Which means the goofy (and neurotic) couple that is Monica and Chandler is off somewhere in the fictional Westchester universe raising their twins, whose combination of amazing ...
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Ohio Auditor Dave Yost must review Cleveland schools' $8.5 million rebate failure: editorial

Ohio Auditor Dave Yost must review Cleveland schools' $8.5 million rebate failure: editorial | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Ohio Auditor Dave Yost has to investigate Cleveland school's E-Rebate program, which failed to claim millions of federal dollars, and many others, writes the editorial board.
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Mindmapping Our Presearch Notes: Seeing Patterns and Gaps

Mindmapping Our Presearch Notes:  Seeing Patterns and Gaps | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
MINDMAPPING OUR PRESEARCH NOTES: SEEING PATTERNS AND GAPS
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Body's cancer defences hijacked to make pancreatic and lung cancers more aggressive

Body's cancer defences hijacked to make pancreatic and lung cancers more aggressive | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Cancer Research UK scientists have discovered that a vital self-destruct switch in cells is hijacked - making some pancreatic and non small cell lung cancers more aggressive, according to...
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Designing Successful Learning Structures for Literature Circles with Sarah Rust

Designing Successful Learning Structures for Literature Circles with Sarah Rust | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
While literature circles are not a new concept, teachers are always looking for strategies to help students successfully interact and develop sustained conversations about texts.   If you are think...
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