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Life in a Inquiry Driven, Technology-Embedded, Connected Classroom: English | Powerful Learning Practice

Life in a Inquiry Driven, Technology-Embedded, Connected Classroom: English | Powerful Learning Practice | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it

"I teach in an inquiry, project-based, technology embedded classroom. A mouthful, I know. So what does that mean? To begin with, I don’t lecture. My students don’t take notes, at least not in the traditional sense, and we don’t read a novel and simply answer the questions.
It means my classroom is a place where my students spend time piecing together what they have learned, critically evaluating its larger purpose, and reflecting on their own learning. It also means my students don’t acquire knowledge just for the sake of acquiring it. They need to do something with it — that’s where “project-based” comes into play.
Finally, technology is embedded into the structure of all we do. It’s part of how we research, how we capture information, and how we display our learning. It’s never an accessory tacked on at the end..."

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11 Clever Ways to Maximize Space in Every Room of your Home

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In every home there is the need for more space. Regardless of how small your apartment or how large your mountain estate villa is, we all seek the need for
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Oscar de la Renta Dies

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OSCAR DE LA RENTA has died. The NY-based designer passed away at home last night after a long battle with cancer. He was 82.
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R.I. man beats stage 4 pancreatic cancer

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PROVIDENCE — Brown University hosts Cornell this Saturday in football, and Raymond Sabella will be in his usual seat along the 30-yard line, another guy in the ubiquitous Brown cap and sweatshirt, but his appearance there is nonetheless extraordinary.
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Iconic Fashion Designer Oscar de la Renta Dies at 82

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Legendary fashion designer Oscar De La Renta has died, a family member told ABC News.
He was 82.
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Man sentenced for killing Atlanta firefighter, dad of triplets

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Life wasn’t about relaxing for Frank Guinn. Run 30 miles a week? Sure. A 56-mile bike ride? No problem.
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Pair-Share Interviews on Pre-Search Mindmaps and Topic Triangles + Large Group Share Out

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New CDC Ebola guidelines will be "more stringent," NIH expert says

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Dr. Anthony Fauci said the possibility of exposure to health care workers is higher with procedures performed in the U.S.
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​Aging in America: Stuck in the middle

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Family members often serve as caregivers for the tens of millions of elderly Americans who aren't rich or poor enough to obtain necessary long-term care
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Ebola Monitoring Inconsistent as Virus Spread

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The top administrator in Dallas County rushed to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital this week responding to urgent news: One of its nurses had caught Ebola from a patient. He quickly asked for the hospital's watch list to find out who else might be at risk. "It was explained to me that this...
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Ted Turner selling his secluded island on SC coast

Media mogul Ted Turner is selling his 4,700-acre island on the South Carolina coast. The Island Packet of Hilton Head reports (http://bit.
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Ebola Nurse Told CDC About Elevated Temp Before Flight

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Amber Vinson, the Dallas nurse who traveled to Ohio before being diagnosed with Ebola, had flown to Cleveland to prepare for her wedding, Cleveland officials said today.
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Al Michaels Recalls Earthquake At 1989 World Series In Bay Area After 25 Years

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At 5:04 p.m., on Oct. 17, 1989, Al Michaels and Tim McCarver were sizing up Game 3 of the World Series between the Giants and A's at Candlestick Park....
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Why Houses Are Getting Smaller

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Are you one of the millions who have down-sized recently? Why is there a trend towards buying and building smaller homes? Here we examine some of the main reasons why houses are getting smaller, and offer great images for small home inspiration.
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Oscar de la Renta, Who Clothed Stars and Became One, Dies at 82

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Mr. de la Renta dressed the wives of four American presidents and untold numbers of women.
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Librarians Are Dedicated to User Privacy. The Tech They Have to Use Is Not.

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Adobe has made it extremely easy for unwanted eyes to read over the shoulders of library patrons. Last week reports surfaced about how Adobe’s Digital Editions e-book software collects and transmits information about readers in plain text. That insecure transmission allows the government, corporations, or potential hackers to intercept information...
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Click here to support Kimberly and Frank Guinn Family Fund by April Ebbert Grow

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Kimberly Guinn lost her husband and the love of her life in a tragic accident. Frank was practicing for a half triathalon in New Orleans when he and his brother-in-law were rear-ended by a car. Frank was killed and Andrew is in critical condition. The two enjoyed training and competing together. ...
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To the young and bright, the ATL is yesterday’s news | Jay Bookman

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Jay Bookman is a columnist and blogger at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, specializing in foreign relations, environmental and technology-related issues and state and local politics. Jay Bookman generally writes about government and politics, with an occasional foray into other aspects of life as time, space and opportunity allow.
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Lynda Bellingham, actor and presenter, dies aged 66

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Actor who played mother in long-running Oxo advertisements died in her husband’s arms after suffering from cancer
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New Ebola Guidelines For Hospitals to Require Full Body Cover

New, more stringent hospital guidelines for treating Ebola patients will require full body coverings and mandate that health care workers be monitored while taking on and off protective garb.
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I'm a Hazmat-Trained Hospital Worker: Here's What No One Is Telling You About Ebola

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Here's what everyone is failing to report.
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Ebola search expands in Ohio after nurse Amber Vinson's Cleveland visit

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Officials try to track down another planeload of passengers, plus shoppers at bridal shop after infected nurse's visit
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Feds: Don't expect winter to be polar vortex redux

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If you thought last winter was a horror show, with cold blasts from the polar vortex and a lack of California rain, here's some good news: No sequel is expected this year, federal forecasters say.
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Hospital bends rules to allow dying man to see his dog

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Some rules are meant to be broken. A hospital in Kentucky decided to bend their no-animals policy to fulfill the final wish of a dying man.
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5 tornado touchdowns confirmed in metro Atlanta on Tuesday

The National Weather Service says five tornadoes touched down in metro Atlanta as part of the weather system that came through the state Tuesday.
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