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How wet has it been? Atlanta’s rainfall in first half of 2013...

How wet has it been? Atlanta’s rainfall in first half of 2013... | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
What a difference a year makes. This time last year, Atlanta was staring at a rainfall deficit for the first six months of the year of nearly 5 inches.
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As Demographics Shift, Kids' Books Stay Stubbornly White : NPR

As Demographics Shift, Kids' Books Stay Stubbornly White : NPR | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Nearly a quarter of all public school kids are Latino, but only 3 percent of kids' books are by or about Latinos. There's a similar dearth of Native American, black and Asian characters. Why?
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7/3 #literacies Chat Special Event with Fordham University Literacy Institute

7/3 #literacies Chat Special Event with Fordham University Literacy Institute | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Please join us on July 3rd, 10:30-11:30 AM EST for a Special #literacies Chat with the participants of the Fordham University Literacy Institute! Many of these participants will be chatting on Twit...
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The Rise of MOOCs and The Myth of Mass Exodus in Traditional Higher Ed | Profession | HYBRID PEDAGOGY

The Rise of MOOCs and The Myth of Mass Exodus in Traditional Higher Ed | Profession | HYBRID PEDAGOGY | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Hybrid Pedagogy is an academic and networked journal of learning, teaching, and technology that combines the strands of critical pedagogy and digital pedagogy to arrive at the best social and civil uses of technology and digital media in education.
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NMC Horizon Project Technology Outlook: Where Our Learners Are Going

NMC Horizon Project Technology Outlook: Where Our Learners Are Going | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
With the release of their first Technology Outlook: Community, Technical, and Junior Colleges (2013-2018), our colleagues at the New Media Consortium (NMC) have provided the fourth of a four-part c...
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Costner takes batting practice in Cleveland

Costner takes batting practice in Cleveland | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Kevin Costner took timeout from filming his football movie in Cleveland for a little batting practice before the Indians played the Minnesota Twins on Sunday.
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North gets fewer Fulton services

North gets fewer Fulton services | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
For years, many north Fulton taxpayers have said they don’t get their money’s worth from county government.
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Condensing high school to three years

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While few teens graduate high school in three years -- around 3 percent nationwide -- the idea is gaining traction.
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Water bottle filling stations coming to airport

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The next big travel accessory could be a reusable water bottle. Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is installing about 52 free water bottle refilling stations over the next month throughout the concourses and terminals.
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As universities rush into online learning, one veteran player looks at its own performance | Inside Higher Ed

As universities rush into online learning, one veteran player looks at its own performance | Inside Higher Ed | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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Big 10 provosts question partnerships with ed tech companies | Inside Higher Ed

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Proposal: Eliminate four furlough days

The Cherokee County Board of Education on June 13 tabled the coming school year’s superintendent’s proposed budget for review.
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The science of “the smell of books”

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Scientists delve deeper into the science behind print books' distinctive smell.
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Aliza Sherman's family still searching for justice - 19 Action News|Cleveland, OH|News, Weather, Sports

Aliza Sherman's family still searching for justice - 19 Action News|Cleveland, OH|News, Weather, Sports | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Maria Zoul still can't believe her beloved friend of 30-years is gone.
Aliza Sherman was murdered by a suspect who is still out there.
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Halstead: Rivera book should stay on Clarke reading list

I'd like to thank Clarke County Schools Superintendent Philip Lanoue and Deputy Superintendent Noris Price for their original decision to allow the Tomas Rivera book "And the Earth Did Not Devour Him" on the seventh-grade reading list.
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Supermoon lights up the night sky

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The moon is in its closest position of the year, looming over the horizon, brightening up the night sky.
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Piedmont Park’s newest acreage opens to public

Piedmont Park’s newest acreage opens to public | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
A new section of Piedmont Park opens to the public at an 11 a.m. Thursday ceremony at the park, but on Monday some park visitors were strolling through the new acreage enjoying a sneak preview.
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Chicago Public Library 'Maker Space': Branch To Open Lab With 3-D Printers, Laser Cutters & More | News | Archinect

Chicago Public Library 'Maker Space': Branch To Open Lab With 3-D Printers, Laser Cutters & More | News | Archinect | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Libraries have long been the haven of readers, but now the Chicago Public Library is making their main branch a haven for makers.
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New: 10 of the best Apple and Android apps for education in 2013 | eSchool News

Last year we presented “New: 10 of the best Apple apps for education in 2012,” which highlighted some of the best apps for iPhones and iPods.
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Data suggest baby boomer faculty are putting off retirement | Inside Higher Ed

Data suggest baby boomer faculty are putting off retirement | Inside Higher Ed | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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