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April Rain Song by Langston Hughes : The Poetry Foundation

Let the rain kiss you. / Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. / Let the rain sing you a lullaby...

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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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new york developer bets on both sides of the 216: east and west

new york developer bets on both sides of the 216: east and west | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
New York based developer CPR has purchased historic apartment buildings in Cedar-Taylor and Tremont.
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Camera ownership on Flickr: 2013-2014 | Flickr Blog

Camera ownership on Flickr: 2013-2014 | Flickr Blog | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
As has been widely reported over the past few days, we've released data for 2013-2014 showing camera ownership trends among Flickr members. With this blog post, we give you more detail about the data and let you parse the minutia.
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Seeking Equity in Connected Learning and Teaching | ED677 Spring 2015

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Georgia boy gets new prosthetic arm, thanks to 3-D

Georgia boy gets new prosthetic arm, thanks to 3-D | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Thanks to a 3-D printer (and a group of Imperial Stormtroopers), a 7-year-old Augusta boy has a new prosthetic arm.
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Scannable | Evernote

Scannable | Evernote | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Scannable captures the paper in your life quickly and beautifully, transforming it into high-quality scans ready to save or share. Whether on the go or at the office, send paper on its way and move on.
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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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What Makes a Resilient Mind — NOVA Next | PBS

What Makes a Resilient Mind — NOVA Next | PBS | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
From genetics to social ties, scientists are discovering why some people—but not others—easily bounce back from trauma.
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NCR to leave Gwinnett for Midtown Atlanta

NCR to leave Gwinnett for Midtown Atlanta | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
NCR, the technology giant that moved from Ohio to Gwinnett County six years ago, now plans to move its headquarters into the city of Atlanta.
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Why a Delta Airlines Flight Took Off With Just 2 Passengers

Why a Delta Airlines Flight Took Off With Just 2 Passengers | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The passenger, a Brooklyn-based man named Chris O'Leary, started tweeting about his amazement before the plane took off, saying how he got a personalized safety briefing.
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School Technology Paradise: Using video tutorials in formative assessment to promote information literacy and use of library resources

School Technology Paradise: Using video tutorials in formative assessment to promote information literacy and use of library resources | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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