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How Common Is Your Birthday, A Chart of Birth Date Frequencies

How Common Is Your Birthday, A Chart of Birth Date Frequencies | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Using data from The New York Times, Matt Stiles of The Daily Viz created an interesting infographic that charts which birth dates are the most common. Inspired by the infographic, Lane Harrison cre...
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Announcing the New Librarianship Master Class Online

Announcing the New Librarianship Master Class Online | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Some of you may remember me mentioning the idea of a New Librarianship MOOC last year. Well, a year's worth of work later, and it is time for the announcement. Come and join us in July for fun or c...
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Answering Harvard’s question about my personal life, 52 years later

Answering Harvard’s question about my personal life, 52 years later | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Phyllis Richman on how she combined career and family.
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After Newtown shooting, mourning parents enter into the lonely quiet

After Newtown shooting, mourning parents enter into the lonely quiet | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
After the shooting and the politics, the Barden family suffers all that’s been lost since the day their son died.
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Poet Laureate for a Second Time

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The Library of Congress will announce on Monday that Natasha Trethewey is to be appointed to a second one-year term as the United States poet laureate.
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Greco lets go of teaching after 30 years

Lou Greco started out as a teacher and ended up as St. Johns County School District's director for instructional technology and media services. But a teacher still lurks beneath his tie.
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8 Endangered Languages That Could Soon Disappear

8 Endangered Languages That Could Soon Disappear | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Endangered is a word we usually associate with animal species, but some languages, too, are dying breeds. Check out the variety in this list of threatened and endangered languages and remember that this list barely scratches the surface.
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Anatomy of a Classic: Fried Green Tomatoes | Garden and Gun

Anatomy of a Classic: Fried Green Tomatoes | Garden and Gun | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Crisp and tangy, fried green tomatoes are the ultimate Southern comfort food
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The Digital Fault Line: Power, Policy, and Leadership

The Digital Fault Line: Power, Policy, and Leadership | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Emerging research and theory on the evolving digital divide
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pets with benefits: how urban chickens are helping to build community

pets with benefits: how urban chickens are helping to build community | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Rather than the chicken-induced apocalypse predicted by some critics, cities that allow chickens have not experienced any significant issues. In fact, chickens are improving communities in unexpected ways.
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3 Questions When Lesson Planning

3 Questions When Lesson Planning | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
While planning with literacy coach Elizabeth Lacy we got to talking about the development of teachers across time. She supports both new and experienced teachers and we noticed that there is often ...
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Teacher’s Most Powerful Tool: Piquing Students’ Curiosity | MindShift

Teacher’s Most Powerful Tool: Piquing Students’ Curiosity | MindShift | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Educator Ramsey Musallam says that a teacher's strongest tool -- the force that draws students deeper into learning -- is piquing students' curiosity.
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Google doodle throws wild rumpus for Maurice Sendak

Google doodle throws wild rumpus for Maurice Sendak | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The 'Wild Things' hero kicks off an animation that travels through landscapes of Sendak's best-known children's books, ending at a party thrown for what would have been his 85th birthday Read this article by Joan E.
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Princeton University Library digitizes Fitzgerald's 'The Great Gatsby' handwritten manuscript, offers it online

Princeton University Library digitizes Fitzgerald's 'The Great Gatsby' handwritten manuscript, offers it online | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The Princeton University Library has afforded such an opportunity by digitizing the handwritten manuscript and corrected galleys of Fitzgerald's classic novel and making them available online to anyone who wishes to view them...
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Article in Teaching and Teacher Education

I am a co-author on a recently published article in Teaching and Teacher Education called "When educators attempt to make 'community' a part of classroom learning: The dangers of (mis)appropriating...
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Grandparents: Death by deadline.

Rick Diguette is a writer and teaches English at a local college. He is a frequent contributor to the AJC.
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Nation's poet laureate Natasha Trethewey, a Pulitzer Prize winner, is appointed to 2nd term

Nation's poet laureate Natasha Trethewey, a Pulitzer Prize winner, is appointed to 2nd term | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
NEW YORK - The nation's poet laureate, Natasha Trethewey, has been appointed to a second one-year term.
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Edward Snowden: the whistleblower behind the NSA surveillance revelations

Edward Snowden: the whistleblower behind the NSA surveillance revelations | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The 29-year-old source behind the biggest intelligence leak in the NSA's history explains his motives, his uncertain future and why he never intended on hiding in the shadows
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Challenging your pedagogy and maybe even your program

Challenging your pedagogy and maybe even your program | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
As a National Writing Project site director I think about pedagogy and education all year round, but I become truly immersed in it during the month of June. I am leading an online Summer Institute ...
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"not going to understand how to use that nifty strategy" without guidance in seeing how it  "relates to the big picture."

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22 Maps That Show How Americans Speak English Totally Differently From Each Other

22 Maps That Show How Americans Speak English Totally Differently From Each Other | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Small lobsters are tearing this nation apart. ;
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University System of Georgia taking a closer look at MOOCs - Atlanta Journal Constitution

University System of Georgia taking a closer look at MOOCs Atlanta Journal Constitution Georgia college leaders joined a new partnership to explore how they can best use the fast-growing market of free online courses.


Via Mark Wilson, Digital Georgia, Ruth Baker
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Ruth Baker's curator insight, June 6, 2013 3:53 PM

the irrisistible force? or the Im-MOOC-able object?

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The Digital Fault Line: Navigating the Evolving Digital Divides | NWP Digital Is

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when DIY = sigh.

when DIY = sigh. | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Backlogging again. As time wears on I find I'm starting to rather like being late to the party: not only am I well rested, I can take my time getting ready. DIWhy This post follows a relatively rec...
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Why Computers Alone Won’t Move the Needle | MindShift

Why Computers Alone Won’t Move the Needle | MindShift | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Though a large study showed that the act of giving kids computers did not alone affect grades or attendance, the results may have been different had the students had some guidance on how to best use the computers and if teachers had been involved...
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