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The Secret by Denise Levertov : The Poetry Foundation

The Secret by  Denise  Levertov  : The Poetry Foundation | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Two girls discover / the secret of life / in a sudden line of / poetry.
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Records Seized from Columbus Schools by Police

Records Seized from Columbus Schools by Police | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The state auditor's investigation into student data manipulation at Columbus City Schools continues. Police showed up at Columbus schools this morning to seize records.
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Sesame Street Meets the App Age: How to Nurture Creative Learning | MindShift

Sesame Street Meets the App Age: How to Nurture Creative Learning  | MindShift | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
By Björn Jeffery and Michael H. Levine All over the world—from East Asia to South Africa to the Caribbean Basin—ministers of government, captains of ind
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Digital Media and Learning Competition 5

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Bringing together programmers, designers, and educators to develop prototypes for social tools, including apps, badges, and curriculum in pursuit of a better Web.
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The Show Me Librarian: Two Simple Reasons I Use Technology in Children's Services

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For Better Ideas, Take Your Boring Meetings Out For A Run

For Better Ideas, Take Your Boring Meetings Out For A Run | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
We can all agree that the conference room is probably not where your best ideas are born. Which is why taking a run is far from a waste of time.
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New national academic standards stoke new fears

New national academic standards stoke new fears | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
With Georgia students taking their first tests tied to a “Common Core” of national academic standards in English and math, a number of conservatives want the state to reconsider its decision to adhere to those standards.
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Common Core Testing Problems Crop Up In Other States

Common Core Testing Problems Crop Up In Other States | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Several states have already started field testing the new Common Core computer-based assessments. And some of those tests didn't go quite as smoothly as people had hoped.
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Board says no to committee on Common Core - With many Georgia Republican leaders in opposition to the new Common Core State Standards a Cherokee County School Board member suggested establishing a...

Board says no to committee on Common Core  - With many Georgia Republican leaders in opposition to the new Common Core State Standards a Cherokee County School Board member suggested establishing a... | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Board says no to committee on Common Core - With many Georgia Republican leaders in opposition to the new Common Core State Standards a Cherokee County School Board member suggested establishing a board committee to look into the new curriculum d...
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Honey Bee Die-Off Caused By Multiple Factors Including Pesticides | News & Notes, What Matters Today | BillMoyers.com

Honey Bee Die-Off Caused By Multiple Factors Including Pesticides | News & Notes, What Matters Today | BillMoyers.com | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
A federal study released today attributes the massive die-off in American honey bee colonies to a combination of factors, including pesticides, poor diet,
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U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey: Poetry still matters

U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey: Poetry still matters | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Her final lecture in the Library of Congress concludes an extraordinarily popular term.
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Atlanta History Center • I don’t always give directions. But when I do,...

Atlanta History Center • I don’t always give directions. But when I do,... | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
I don’t always give directions. But when I do, they start at the Big Chicken.
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Teach the web | Mozilla Webmaker

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Master Bedroom Reveal

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Welcome to our master bedroom! The time is finally here that I get to share with you our master bedroom re-do. I have been talking about re-doing our bedroom for quite some time now & at the be...
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Why Online Courses [Really] Need an Instructional Design Strategy

Why Online Courses [Really] Need an Instructional Design Strategy | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
In this post I examine and define instructional design, and share why it’s essential to the development of online courses. "Design brings forth what would not come naturally"  Klaus Krippendorff De...
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Surviving the reading marathon

Surviving the reading marathon | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Recently @indecisionpersonified asked me a question in the Thesis Whisperer feedback forum: "... I have just moved continents and been accepted into a PhD program and have six free months before I ...
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VideoNot.es

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The easiest way to take notes from videos. Everything synchronized!
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The Epidemic Of Media Multitasking While Learning « Annie Murphy Paul

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Study: Sesame Street boosts early childhood learning | eSchool News

Study: Sesame Street boosts early childhood learning | eSchool News | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Watching international versions of Sesame Street has a positive impact on early childhood learning practices and learning outcomes among children in other countries, according to a forthcoming meta-analysis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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Atlanta weather | Rain will persist through Monday

Atlanta weather | Rain will persist through Monday | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
A flash flood watch remains in effect through Monday morning for much of north Georgia as showers are expected to continue through the evening.
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Fernbank Museum of Natural History's Butterfly Bash

Fernbank Museum of Natural History's Butterfly Bash | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Photos from the Fernbank Museum of Natural History's Butterfly Bash, May 4, 2013.
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Why MOOCs Are Hindering and Not Helping Higher Ed

Why MOOCs Are Hindering and Not Helping Higher Ed | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The Chronicles’ web-diagram Major players in the MOOC Universe published this week, though beautiful to look at, adds to the confusion about what MOOCs are and are not. This confusion is no doubt a...
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Instagram Now Lets You Tag Friends, Brands And Selfies (Of Course)

Instagram Now Lets You Tag Friends, Brands And Selfies (Of Course) | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Instagram adds a major feature that could be a real boon to brands.
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Lori Reed | A Tale of Two Schools: A Boy Learns to Love Reading

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 11 Steps to Create A Google Plus Community for your Class

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 11 Steps to Create A Google Plus Community for your Class | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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Linda Kaiser, PhD's curator insight, June 19, 2013 12:46 PM

Looking for a way to incorporate social media into your courses? Google+ might be one way to accomplish this. Combined with Hangouts, this might work really well.