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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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Steve Jobs Proved Data Can Tell Any Story You Want

Steve Jobs Proved Data Can Tell Any Story You Want | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Charts can help us understand the aggregate but they can also be deeply misleading. Here's how to stop lying with charts without even knowing it.
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St. Louis Educators Learn to Solder and Program at a Popup Makerspace

St. Louis Educators Learn to Solder and Program at a Popup Makerspace | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
On Saturday, February 9, St. Louis' Disruption Department hosted a "Popup Makerspace" for teachers at EdcampSTL, a completely free unconference organized by educators. Over seventy teachers came to...
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The Coming Revolution in Public Education

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Why the current wave of reforms, with its heavy emphasis on standardized tests, may actually be harming students
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Survey finds presidents are skeptical on MOOCs | Inside Higher Ed

Survey finds presidents are skeptical on MOOCs | Inside Higher Ed | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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Architects of Dreams: Anythink’s Pam Sandlian Smith on the Power of Children’s Librarians | School Library Journal

Architects of Dreams: Anythink’s Pam Sandlian Smith on the Power of Children’s Librarians | School Library Journal | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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Jekyll Island A Must See For Georgia Tourists « Jekyll Island Jekyll Island

Jekyll Island A Must See For Georgia Tourists « Jekyll Island Jekyll Island | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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MOOCs for Teachers: Coursera Offers Online Teacher Training Program | MindShift

MOOCs for Teachers: Coursera Offers Online Teacher Training Program | MindShift | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, have forced universities to reconsider their value in light of free high-quality education available online. Coursera,
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Deep Inside Taco Bell's Doritos Locos Taco

Deep Inside Taco Bell's Doritos Locos Taco | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
From handshake deals to experiments at Home Depot the history of Taco Bell's disruptive faux cheesedusted taco.
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‘Out of Print’ Doc Examines The End of Print Books and What It Portends | Mediashift | PBS

‘Out of Print’ Doc Examines The End of Print Books and What It Portends | Mediashift | PBS | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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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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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.

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4 Ways To Prevent Burnout Before It's Too Late

4 Ways To Prevent Burnout Before It's Too Late | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Too burnt out to read this article about preventing burnout Summon the strength
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Teacher: How my job went from great to infuriating

Teacher: How my job went from great to infuriating | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Here's a call for the end of high-stakes standardized tests from a teacher who chronicles how school reform forced him to change how he taught.
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Henry A. Giroux | The War Against Teachers as Public Intellectuals in Dark Times

Henry A. Giroux | The War Against Teachers as Public Intellectuals in Dark Times | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
If the United States is to prevent its slide into a deeply violent and anti-democratic state, it will, among other things, be required fundamentally to rethink the role of teachers.
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Social class influences where even valedictorians go to college, research finds | Inside Higher Ed

Social class influences where even valedictorians go to college, research finds | Inside Higher Ed | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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26 super healthy foods to start eating today

26 super healthy foods to start eating today | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Fruits, and veggies, and whole grains, oh my!
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YouthALIVE and Scratch

YouthALIVE and Scratch | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
YouthALIVE is an after school club for middle schoolers that takes place at the Museum. A few weeks ago, we encouraged the students to do some simple digital programming projects.  The students exp...
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What's old to some is new to others: guest post by Vivian - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

What's old to some is new to others: guest post by Vivian - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
As a newbie teacher, I vividly remember sitting in the teachers' lounge listening to the o...
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Here Are the Best Movies on Netflix That Will Disappear Tomorrow

Here Are the Best Movies on Netflix That Will Disappear Tomorrow | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Another Netflix purge is happening. By tomorrow, 1794 movies will disappear from Netflix's catalog which means the last chance you have to stream these movies is tonight. Pick wisely! We've narrowed the choices down for you.
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