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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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Indictments Filed for Corruption and Theft at Cleveland Charter School – Updated

Indictments Filed for Corruption and Theft at Cleveland Charter School – Updated | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
A state audit last week found a total of $1,850,489 to be recovered from former employees and school board members of the Cleveland Academy of Scholarship, Technology and Leadership Enterprise, a charter high school in Cleveland.
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Are we rushing Common Core without field testing it?

There is a surge of late in criticisms of the Common Core State Standards, which most states, including Georgia, are in the process of incorporating into their classrooms.
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Game On: Physics Teacher Creates World of Classcraft | MindShift

Game On: Physics Teacher Creates World of Classcraft  | MindShift | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
In creating World of Classcraft, a not-so-subtle nod to the world's most popular online role-playing game, Quebec-based physics teacher Shawn Young has turned
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Writing and Literacies SIG #AERA13 Business Mtg (with images, tweets) · writerswriting

Writing and Literacies SIG Business Mtg Twitter Backchannel
Follow at @writinglit (and let us know if we missed a thread of tweets that we need to add here!)
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Duke U.'s Undergraduate Faculty Derails Plan for Online Courses for Credit - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Duke U.'s Undergraduate Faculty Derails Plan for Online Courses for Credit - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The university's Arts & Sciences Council rejected a partnership with 2U, which had formed a consortium of top colleges to offer such courses.
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Duke faculty reject plan for it to join online consortium | Inside Higher Ed

Duke faculty reject plan for it to join online consortium | Inside Higher Ed | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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#AERA13 or What I'm Up To This Week--Other Than 37,989 Feet Above Iowa

#AERA13 or What I'm Up To This Week--Other Than 37,989 Feet Above Iowa | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
I am currently 37,989 feet above the middle of Iowa sending digital messages to people around the world. The next generation will be unfazed with this phenomenon. I don't think I'll ever cease to b...
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Peer-to-Peer Learning in the Collective: a #digped Discussion | #digped | HYBRID PEDAGOGY

Peer-to-Peer Learning in the Collective: a #digped Discussion | #digped | 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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Murphy: Why I go back to Athens

I'll admit it: I am a lifelong Georgia Bulldog fan. I graduated from our state's flagship university in 1984.My wife and oldest son are also UGA graduates, and my youngest son is a student there.
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Assault on Common Core Standards: A political or policy fight?

Assault on Common Core Standards: A political or policy fight? | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
A strange element to the mounting Republican opposition to the Common Core State Standards is that the effort was led by a GOP governor and one familiar to Georgians, Sonny Perdue.
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Why Facial Recognition Couldn’t Identify the Boston Bombing Suspects — NOVA Next | PBS

Why Facial Recognition Couldn’t Identify the Boston Bombing Suspects — NOVA Next | PBS | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Computer algorithms failed to name the marathon bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. What would it have taken for them to have succeeded?
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My #HuntLibrary: Using Instagram to Crowdsource the Story of a New Library

My #HuntLibrary: Using Instagram to Crowdsource the Story of a New Library | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Introduction North Carolina State University opened the James B. Hunt Jr. Library in January of 2013, creating a heart for our Centennial Campus that defines the research library of the future. My ...
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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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Report Finds Steep Decline in Enrollment and Spending in Ohio Preschool

A decade ago, more than twice as many Ohio children were enrolled in the state's preschool program than now.
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In Pursuit of In(ter)dependent Learning: Kio Stark | DMLcentral

In Pursuit of In(ter)dependent Learning: Kio Stark | DMLcentral | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Humans are by far the most skilled social learners of this planet’s millions of species.
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Atlanta makes top-10 list of tornado-prone cities

Atlanta makes top-10 list of tornado-prone cities | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
You probably won’t hear the Chamber of Commerce touting this, but Atlanta has made a list of the most tornado-prone cities in the country.
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Making Board Games in the Classroom - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Out-of-state enrollment decreases minority, low-income student enrollment | Inside Higher Ed

Out-of-state enrollment decreases minority, low-income student enrollment | Inside Higher Ed | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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Can You Work at Being Fearless?

Can You Work at Being Fearless? | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Fear is at the heart of most of our worst choices. I read this facebook post by James Altucher and it really punched me in the stomach. But that's just one punch in a series, because every time I q...
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Wrinkles in Common Core State Standards’ Rollout | Active Learning

Wrinkles in Common Core State Standards’ Rollout | Active Learning | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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Georgia pre-k programs struggling with budget cuts

As she left work last Tuesday night, Erika Gray looked across busy Woodstock Road in downtown Roswell at a couple of dozen parents sitting patiently in lawn chairs.
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The Death of Yafna Garcia

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The last picture I have of Millie is of her talking to a stray cat.
It was a late October night. She was working “the spot,” a shuttered loading dock on an industrial street where I had first met her...
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How to end overtesting in schools: Tell kids to flub tests

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Jonathan Herman is director of undergraduate studies in the Department of Religious Studies at Georgia State University.
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My #HuntLibrary - The James B. Hunt Jr. Library - NCSU Libraries

My #HuntLibrary - The James B. Hunt Jr. Library - NCSU Libraries | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
My #HuntLibrary is a crowdsourced photo collection of the library of the future. See NC State's stunning James B. Hunt Jr. Library through the eyes of our patrons!
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