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Brooklyn: Making Libraries Cool Since Thursday

Brooklyn: Making Libraries Cool Since Thursday | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
An independent book room in Bushwick is bringing a little sexy back to the library. Leave it to Brooklyn...

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Doug Mirams's curator insight, February 24, 2013 9:06 AM

Another example of a community-based people-led library in Brooklyn, this one featuring books from small, independent presses catalogued by Goodreads. 

 

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Anne McLean's curator insight, February 25, 2013 11:44 PM

I always knew libraries were cool and sexy!

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Click here to support In Loving Memory of Jeanette Butler by Erin Magurn Park

Click here to support In Loving Memory of Jeanette Butler by Erin Magurn Park | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
On January 27th, the Norcross family unexpectedly lost Jeanette Butler, a loving mother and wife, devoted teacher, caring mentor and cherished friend.  This fund will provide for the immediate needs of the family she leaves behind and also set up a scholarship fund in her memory to benefit her b...
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Molecular Clocks throughout Body, Not Just Brain, Keep Tissues Humming

Molecular Clocks throughout Body, Not Just Brain, Keep Tissues Humming | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Genes in the liver, pancreas and other tissues (not just the brain) keep the various parts of the body in sync. Timing miscues may lead to diabetes, depression and other illnesses
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Toward More Strategic Searching with Presearch Strategy Mapping

Toward More Strategic Searching with Presearch Strategy Mapping | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Earlier this week, I shared how we used Think, Puzzle, Explore as a fun and meaningful learning structure to ignite student interest in a topic and to build prior knowledge as we started a unit of ...
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Critical connections: personal learning environments and information literacy | Hicks | Research in Learning Technology

Critical connections: personal learning environments and information literacy | Hicks | Research in Learning Technology | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Critical connections: personal learning environments and information literacy
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Cherokee County Board of Education: Integrate Downtown Historic Building into New Design

Cherokee County Board of Education: Integrate Downtown Historic Building into New Design | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The Historical Society asks that the BOE integrate one of the historic buildings into their new downtown administrative complex. Both buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places as part of Canton’s Historic District. Over the years, Canton has lost dozens of its historic buildings to urban renewal and road projects. The loss of two important landmarks, one at a prominent entry point, would be detrimental to the efforts of those working to revitalize historic downtown. There are m
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Designing and Scaffolding Multigenre Projects and Compositions

Designing and Scaffolding Multigenre Projects and Compositions | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
I've been remiss is not following up on our end of the semester learning activities and experiences from our extended inquiry project with Language Arts teacher Sarah Rust.   If you haven't had a c...
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Click here to support Dollars for Diesel by Kendra Bensch

Click here to support Dollars for Diesel by Kendra Bensch | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
As many of you may know our 5 year old Doberman Pinscher "Diesel" was recently diagnosed with Lymphoma. We have been at a total loss that our 4 legged family member has cancer. However, chemotherapy is an option with a very high success rate. But with this hope of treatment/remission comes an ex...
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As 2nd term opens, Deal shifts priorities away from campaign...

In the week since Gov. Nathan Deal began his second term he has already delayed two promises that were mainstays in his campaign for re-election.
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Disease that killed Becky Lockhart has 'relentless progression'

Disease that killed Becky Lockhart has 'relentless progression' | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The world spun before Becky Lockhart’s eyes a few days before Thanksgiving. She chalked up her sudden vertigo to an inner-ear infection. About seven weeks later, Lockhart could barely speak or swallow and University of ...
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Learning with Twitter Chats and Socratic Seminars in Virtual Spaces | DMLcentral

Learning with Twitter Chats and Socratic Seminars in Virtual Spaces | DMLcentral | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
My fellow librarian Jennifer Lund and I had the opportunity recently to partner with IB Theory of Knowledge teachers Dan Byrne and Dr. James Glenn.
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Horsing Around | Flickr Blog

Our Flickr licensing team has curated 50 images of horses for you to decorate your home with Flickr Wall Art.
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Late February by Ted Kooser : The Poetry Foundation

Late February by  Ted  Kooser  : The Poetry Foundation | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The first warm day, / and by mid-afternoon / the snow is no more / than a washing
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Dear school bus driver: Don’t panic over health insurance loss. Not yet. | Political Insider blog

Dear school bus driver: Don’t panic over health insurance loss. Not yet. | Political Insider blog | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
If you’re a bus driver, cafeteria worker or other part-time worker in a public school system, it may not be time to panic. But it is time to pay attention.

The state will probably subsidize your health insurance for another year, rather than cut you off cold next Jan. 1, as Gov....
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Obama backtracks on college savings tax plan | Jamie Dupree - WSB Radio

Obama backtracks on college savings tax plan | Jamie Dupree - WSB Radio | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The veteran Washington reporter provides the latest on national politics and newsmakers.
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After a Deal, British Chocolates Won’t Cross the Pond

After a Deal, British Chocolates Won’t Cross the Pond | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
As a result of a settlement with the Hershey’s Company, Let’s Buy British Imports, or L.B.B., agreed this week to stop importing all Cadbury’s chocolate made overseas.
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Igniting Inquiry with Think, Puzzle, and Explore

Igniting Inquiry with Think, Puzzle, and Explore | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
  Earlier this month, my colleague Jennifer Lund and I met with Linda Katz and Elizabeth Hollis, two of our 11th grade Language Arts teachers, to plan their upcoming research unit on sustainab...
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The cultural specificity of digital health technologies

The cultural specificity of digital health technologies | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Digital health technologies configure a certain type of practising medicine and public health, a certain type of patient or lay person and a specific perspective on the human body. The techno-utopi...
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Smashwords: Ebook Publishing in the Classroom - Los Gatos High School Freshmen Publish Amazing Poetry Anthology

Smashwords: Ebook Publishing in the Classroom - Los Gatos High School Freshmen Publish Amazing Poetry Anthology | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Windows to the Teenage Soul.
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school's out forever: the challenge and opportunity of surplus schools

school's out forever: the challenge and opportunity of surplus schools | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Cleveland and other cities have struggled for years with vacant schools. As buildings hang in limbo, they deteriorate, becoming candidates for demolition.
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The Hidden South casts spotlight on the downtrodden

The Hidden South casts spotlight on the downtrodden | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Brent Walker didn’t initially set out to tell other people’s stories. It wasn’t until he was laid off from a job as the interactive creative director at Suntrust Bank that he started picking up a camera and taking pictures.
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No. Don't Surrender. Leverage.: Creativity in Scholarly Work

No. Don't Surrender. Leverage.: Creativity in Scholarly Work | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
I was just talking with a colleague in the throes of dissertation writing. She's right in the middle of the mess that is trying to thinking new thoughts. And though she was trying her hardest not t...
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Teachers, colleges of education on firing line for student test scores. Wrong target. Wrong aim. | Get Schooled

Teachers, colleges of education on firing line for student test scores. Wrong target. Wrong aim. | Get Schooled | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Here is an essay on testing by Stephanie Jones, professor of educational theory and practice at the University of Georgia.

By Dr. Stephanie Jones

Picture this: a physician takes a position in a doctor’s office within an economically struggling community because she believes that everyone should have access to high quality healthcare and a physician who can provide it. For this decision, she accepts a lower salary and more challenging working conditions.

Years...
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Musical Chairs + Book Tasting Rocks!

Musical Chairs + Book Tasting Rocks! | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Upon returning from our holiday break, Jennifer Lund and I had a request from one of our Language Arts teachers to schedule her classes for the popular book tasting activity.  We faced two challeng...
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