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Accessibility and eReaders: functional requirements

"eReaders aren’t designed with accessibility in mind. Ken Petri, Director of the Web Accessibility Center at The Ohio State University, contributed a chapter about eBook accessibility to the forthcoming No Shelf Required 2: Use and Management of Ebooks title from ALA Editions. Due to the need for currency of this topic, Ken has posted some material on a website...."

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Merrimack to begin application for approval of pancreatic cancer drug - Boston Business Journal

Merrimack to begin application for approval of pancreatic cancer drug - Boston Business Journal | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The news this week out of the Cambridge biotech helped spur a 9 percent share hike over the course of the week to $9.12 as of 2 p.m., just shy of the company’s recent high last month.
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Citizen Sociolinguistics

Citizen Sociolinguistics is a response to the need for a new sociolinguistic methodology that accounts for and partakes of the social demands and affordances of massive mobility and connectivity in today’s world. Drawing from contemporary theories
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The numbers or an ode to power tools

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Back in the late spring and all throughout the summer, there was a home improvement project.  It involved painting, some landscaping, and other things here and there.  My little house went from whi...
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Watch Michael Symon's 'Ode to Cleveland' (video)

Watch Michael Symon's 'Ode to Cleveland' (video) | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Michael Symon stars in the 'Ode to Cleveland' video, produced for the Trade Show News Network Awards breakfast in Cleveland on Sunday, Nov. 16.
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RRISD students, staff work on project for those in need of basic school supplies and clothing items

RRISD students, staff work on project for those in need of basic school supplies and clothing items | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Students at Cedar Ridge High School in Round Rock are collaborating with school staff to expand a space that provides clothing, food and other items for classmates in need.
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Hannah Copeland Neal, 27; Fearless dancer inspired many

Hannah Copeland Neal, 27; Fearless dancer inspired many | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Hannah Neal was a fearless light who danced into hearts around the world.“It was something about her presence,” said her younger sister Cooper Copeland.
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Dr. James Glenn and Dan Byrne Reflect on #toknisbett Tweet Chat - YouTube

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Ohio House teacher merit-pay proposal is unmerited: editorial

Ohio House teacher merit-pay proposal is unmerited: editorial | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The Ohio General Assembly ought to reject a measure that seeks to impose a vague teacher merit-pay system on all Ohio school districts, writes the editorial board.
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Twitter for teaching: Can social media be used to enhance the process of learning? - Evans - 2013 - British Journal of Educational Technology - Wiley Online Library

Twitter for teaching: Can social media be used to enhance the process of learning? - Evans - 2013 - British Journal of Educational Technology - Wiley Online Library | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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Trying to Fix an Urban School > American Educational Research Association

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Writing in Libraries: Processes and Pathways to Inquiry and Learning | DMLcentral

Writing in Libraries: Processes and Pathways to Inquiry and Learning | DMLcentral | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Earlier this year, I wrote about the possibilities for libraries that embrace writing as the literacy of the masses and how libraries might function as more powerful sponsors of literacy if they were to be more inclusive of writing literacies.
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All About That Badge | DMLcentral

I often hear people say, “It’s not about the badge. It’s about the learning.” Well, yes. It is always good to bring the focus back to what we value. But, what if it really is about the badge? What if, by insisting on the learning, we miss something even more social, more fundamental than what is being learned.
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93-year-old woman marks 75 years with same company

Frances Moore was hired to help out for the holidays at an Alabama jewelry store in 1939, and she's still there.
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Chris Bourg named director of MIT Libraries

Chris Bourg named director of MIT Libraries | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Longtime libraries administrator at Stanford tapped to lead MIT’s libraries and the MIT Press.
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Michael Symon “Ode to Cleveland” - YouTube

This video was produced for the Trade Show News Network (TSNN) Awards breakfast during the Fabulous Food Show on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at Cleveland, Ohio...
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Outreach is Empathy. Outreach is Entrepreneurship. - The Ubiquitous Librarian - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Outreach is Empathy. Outreach is Entrepreneurship. - The Ubiquitous Librarian - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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Pancreatic cancer screening with MRI may benefit high-risk patients | 2 Minute Medicine

Pancreatic cancer screening with MRI may benefit high-risk patients | 2 Minute Medicine | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
1. Screening for pancreatic adenocarcinoma or precursor lesions using magnetic resonance (MR) imaging may be appropriate in selected patient populations, such as those with positive first-degree family history or genetic cancer syndromes, and may increase population-wide life expectancy.
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Multigenre Project Planner with Rust, Fall 2014

Multigenre Project Planner with Rust, Fall 2014
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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, November 19, 3:50 PM

Awesome planning tool.

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Processing Texts, Ideas, and New Understandings with Twitter Chats + Socratic Seminar

Processing Texts, Ideas, and New Understandings with Twitter Chats + Socratic Seminar | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Jennifer Lund and I had the opportunity to partner this month with IB Theory of Knowledge teachers Dan Byrne and Dr. James Glenn.  Our instructional design challenge was to think about how we might...
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Yes, students will eat kiwi at lunch. And they will eat veggies if given choices. | Get Schooled

Yes, students will eat kiwi at lunch. And they will eat veggies if given choices. | Get Schooled | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Donna Martin is a registered dietitian nutritionist and the school nutrition director for Burke County, Ga.

By Donna Martin

Our nation must end the epidemic of childhood obesity, which is putting our kids at risk for chronic health problems such as diabetes and heart disease.

[caption id="attachment_783" align="alignright" width="300"] Some school cafeterias are now offering their students fresh  fruit bars with a lot of choices. (AJC File)[/caption]

So, as a school nutrition director, I...
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Potential Biomarkers in Bile Provide Accurate, Cost Effective Diagnosis in Pancreatic Cancer

Potential Biomarkers in Bile Provide Accurate, Cost Effective Diagnosis in Pancreatic Cancer | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Several Cleveland Clinic studies are shedding light on potential biomarkers and imaging techniques to detect biliary disease faster, more accurately and more cost effectively.
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LRA Show

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I had the pleasure of participating in the LRA Show affiliated with the Literacy Research Association. Both episodes were bookended with #literacies chats on Twitter. Below, I have archived the two...
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Heart stents may require longer blood thinner use

Heart stents may require longer blood thinner use | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Millions of people with stents that prop open clogged heart arteries may need anti-clotting drugs much longer than the one year doctors recommend now.
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