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Synthesis, Shifting Perspectives, and Storytelling: Hidden Garden Steps and #etmooc

Synthesis, Shifting Perspectives, and Storytelling: Hidden Garden Steps and #etmooc | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Sometimes the slightest shift in perspective reveals the presence of stunningly beautiful interweavings that moments earlier hadn’t been obvious between various elements of our lives. That moment c...
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Topics I want to dwell in that reflect my interests as a librarian, teacher, and learner
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Tangible information literacy

Tangible information literacy | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
One of the professors I work with a lot on campus has me join her American Studies Methods course a couple of times each term she teaches the course. The first time centers around three main questi…
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Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Rihanna Songs

Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Rihanna Songs | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
We asked our readers to vote for Rihanna's best songs. Here are the results.
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Maurice White, Founder of Earth, Wind and Fire, Dies at 74

Maurice White, Founder of Earth, Wind and Fire, Dies at 74 | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Mr. White and his band were award-winning hit makers for much of the 1970s.
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Ken Stabler, a Magnetic N.F.L. Star, Was Sapped of Spirit by a Disease of the Brain

Ken Stabler, a Magnetic N.F.L. Star, Was Sapped of Spirit by a Disease of the Brain | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Stabler, a former Raiders quarterback known for his charisma, had high Stage 3 chronic traumatic encephalopathy when he died at 69 in July, researchers said.
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Low participation raises concern for cancer clinical trials

Low participation raises concern for cancer clinical trials | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Research centers in Pittsburgh and nationwide hope to reverse the low sign-up rate in clinical trials for cancer, especially breast cancer.
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With island dig halted, Lone Woman still a stinging mystery

With island dig halted, Lone Woman still a stinging mystery | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
For months they worked together to reveal details of the cave where the Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island may have lived, painstakingly removing bucket after bucket of sand — 40,000 in all.
Navy archaeologist Steve Schwartz, who was helping lead the project, was impressed by one of the Cal State...
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Museums and the Salary Conundrum

Museums and the Salary Conundrum | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Since we spent our last post talking about new leaders, here's another big elephant in the room: paychecks. How little is too little? This week, among the job announcements that float across Museum-L were two from a state museum system. That's important because state jobs--unlike private employers--list their salaries. They were, broadly defined, educator's positions, which…
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Amazon To Open Hundreds Of Brick-And-Mortar Bookstores

Amazon To Open Hundreds Of Brick-And-Mortar Bookstores | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
After putting booksellers out of business, Amazon is set to open its own retail chain.
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When PD goes right!

When PD goes right! | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Last weekend, I was fortunate to attend the "Reading the City Institute: Comprehension, Collaboration, and Inquiry" with Harvey Daniels, Nancy Steineke, Sara Ahmed, Kristin Ziemke, and Chris Lehman. It was truly a transformational experience. It made me reflect upon the power of experience. The whole purpose of the institute is to learn about inquiry and…
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Here's what will change with the new SAT

Here's what will change with the new SAT | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
SAT prep is a multi-billion dollar industry today. Will the redesigned SAT restore its original goal of providing greater access to higher education for a diverse population?
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Super Bowl ad features adorable weiner dogs tackling condiments

Super Bowl ad features adorable weiner dogs tackling condiments | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Wiener dogs dressed as hot dogs run to people dressed as condiments in Heinz’s new Super Bowl ad.
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Channel 2 investigates Levaquin dangerous side effects

Channel 2 investigates Levaquin dangerous side effects | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Victims of the same controversial medicine blamed for a Gwinnett County man’s death are suing the former head of the Food and Drug Administration.
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Maurice White, Earth, Wind & Fire Singer and Co-Founder, Dead at 74

Maurice White, Earth, Wind & Fire Singer and Co-Founder, Dead at 74 | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Maurice White, founder and co-lead singer of seminal funk-soul group Earth, Wind & Fire, has died at age 74.
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A quick keyword activity for middle schoolers

A quick keyword activity for middle schoolers | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
I'll start by saying I did a few of the activities in this lesson on the fly. I can't be the only one who does that, right? Plan a lesson and then make a quick mid-course correction? When you primarily work with high schoolers, 6th grade can often require some quick thinking. Sixth graders are highly…
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Mother, daughter reunite after 82 years apart

Mother, daughter reunite after 82 years apart | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Lena Pierce’s daughter Betty Morrell grew up in Long Island as an only child.
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The True Story of Juana Maria | JSTOR Daily

The True Story of Juana Maria | JSTOR Daily | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Juana Maria, the lost woman of San Nicolas island, is as famous for her namelessness as for the lonely adventure she endured.
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Architectural Feature: Schmidt-McDonald Ranch House

Architectural Feature: Schmidt-McDonald Ranch House | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Jornada del Muerto.
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Culture Convener | Best Small Library in America 2016

Culture Convener | Best Small Library in America 2016 | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Once quaint, the Albert Wisner Public Library galvanized support for a new library that narrows the digital divide and powers a roster of nonstop programs
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Strike a Pose: Active Learning and Text Engagements with Tableaux!

Strike a Pose:  Active Learning and Text Engagements with Tableaux! | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Are you looking for a way for students to engage with a work of fiction or to think more deeply about a piece of informational text?  Do you want to interject some energy into your world of learning and that of your students?  Would you like to incorporate kinesthetic learning into your classroom?  If so,…
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In the U.S., a Growing Recognition: College Isn't for Everyone

In the U.S., a Growing Recognition: College Isn't for Everyone | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
A GED certificate was never intended to mean students are ready for college, and research shows they often aren’t.
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Here's what will change with the new SAT

Here's what will change with the new SAT | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
SAT prep is a multi-billion dollar industry today. Will the redesigned SAT restore its original goal of providing greater access to higher education for a diverse population?
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HEINZ Ketchup Game Day 2016 Hot Dog Commercial | "Wiener Stampede" - Extended Cut

Watch the extended version of the HEINZ Ketchup Game Day 2016 commercial "Wiener Stampede" starring the full Heinz family. Prepare for the Big Game and enjoy...
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