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5 Insanely Simple Work-Life Balance Shortcuts From People Who "Have It All"

5 Insanely Simple Work-Life Balance Shortcuts From People Who "Have It All" | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
As the clocks and walls that used to divide work from the other parts of life began to disappear, I started to search for new, modern ways to make what matters happen both on and off the job.For almost two decades, I’ve worked in the trenches with...
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Study: Atlanta traffic 7th worst in nation

Study: Atlanta traffic 7th worst in nation | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
At 5 p.m. on a Friday afternoon, few places feel worse than some interstates in Atlanta. Like maybe I-285 across the north side or the Downtown Connector.
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MOOCs and Tablet Computing Are Top Tech Trends in 'Horizon Report' - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

MOOCs and Tablet Computing Are Top Tech Trends in 'Horizon Report' - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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Shortest-lived radio station formats in Atlanta over the past...

Shortest-lived radio station formats in Atlanta over the past... | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
98.9/The Bone, we hardly knew ya. The active rock format lasted all of five months before Cumulus dropped it on Friday for something else we don't yet know since 98.
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The Labs @ Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh | Life After the Launch, Part Two: The Labs as a Recording Studio (and More!) | Library as Incubator Project

The Labs @ Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh | Life After the Launch, Part Two: The Labs as a Recording Studio (and More!) | Library as Incubator Project | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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#etmooc as an Example of Connected—Rhizomatic—Learning

#etmooc as an Example of Connected—Rhizomatic—Learning | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
If you’re discovering that your personal learning network is expanding wonderfully and unpredictably in an almost viny, plant-like manner, you’re already engaged in what Dave Cormier calls rhizomat...
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Examining Digital Learning Day | Digital Writing, Digital Teaching

Examining Digital Learning Day | Digital Writing, Digital Teaching | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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So, this week I’m playing with Storify and trying to curate a “live textbook” about Digital Learning Day, but looking at it from a critical perspective. In other words, I am trying to follow the money. Thus, as Digital Learning Day enters its second year… I wonder what do we know about the day itself?

Who are the corporate partners?"

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Poetic License: US Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey

Poetic License: US Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Trethewey’s mother was black, her father white: “When I was born, there were still states with anti-miscegenation laws.” Photograph by Stephen Voss. In 1965, the year Lyndon Johnson was sworn in for his second term as President, Malcolm X was...
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Quake rattles parts of northwest Georgia

Quake rattles parts of northwest Georgia | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
A small earthquake shook parts of northwest Georgia near the Tennessee line early Saturday, according to the U.
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Interpretations Differ on Common Core's Nonfiction Rule

Interpretations Differ on Common Core's Nonfiction Rule | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Teachers' understanding varies over how to balance fiction and nonfiction to meet the English/language arts standards.
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Interpretations Differ on Common Core's Nonfiction Rule

Interpretations Differ on Common Core's Nonfiction Rule | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Teachers' understanding varies over how to balance fiction and nonfiction to meet the English/language arts standards.
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DeKalb school administrator resigns after admitting he copied...

DeKalb school administrator resigns after admitting he copied... | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
A DeKalb County school administrator who copied other people’s work in a report for which he was paid taxpayer money resigned nearly two weeks after admitting his infraction.
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Email Is A Universal Plague; Can Mailbox Make It Manageable Again?

Email Is A Universal Plague; Can Mailbox Make It Manageable Again? | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
“Could we build an inbox that gave people a different relationship with their mail?” asks Orchestra CEO Gentry Underwood, referring to everyone's favorite 2.5-hours-a-day communication timesuck.
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Democrats want to tweak HOPE Scholarship again. Give full HOPE to top 3 percent of class | Get Schooled

The Democrats in the Senate are getting busy on education issues. One of their chief targets is the Zell Miller Scholarship, the top tier HOPE award that
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Georgia Tech and Coursera Try to Recover From MOOC Stumble - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Georgia Tech and Coursera Try to Recover From MOOC Stumble - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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From Morning Coffee, Ideas Flowed Abundantly: Digital Storytelling Through #etmooc

From Morning Coffee, Ideas Flowed Abundantly: Digital Storytelling Through #etmooc | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Let’s use a blog posting for a bit of digital storytelling on the theme of digital storytelling—we’ll use words, pictures, links to videos, and a variety of other digital assets, but the heart of t...
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[love is more thicker than forget] by E. E. Cummings : Poetry Magazine

[love is more thicker than forget] by  E. E. Cummings  : Poetry Magazine | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
love is more thicker than forget / more thinner than recall / more seldom than a wave is wet / more frequent than to fail
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Killer Waves in California Claim 5 Lives Without Warning

Killer Waves in California Claim 5 Lives Without Warning | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Northern California beachgoers are being warned that the Pacific can kill in an instant as powerful breakers known as “sneaker waves” surge ashore without warning and drag their victims to sea. Five people have died since November.
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A national cheerleader for poetry

A national cheerleader for poetry | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Power Player of the Week: Natasha Trethewey, U.S. poet laureate
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How NOT to Design a MOOC: The Disaster at Coursera and How to Fix it

How NOT to Design a MOOC: The Disaster at Coursera and How to Fix it | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
I don’t usually like to title a post with negative connotations, but there is no way to put a positive spin on my experience with the MOOC I’m enrolled in through Coursera, Fundamentals of Online E...
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Delegation school board mull ’13 Legislative Program - HOLLY SPRINGS — The Cherokee County legislative delegation and school board’s Thursday night meeting ushered in a new era of open communicatio...

Delegation school board mull ’13 Legislative Program - HOLLY SPRINGS — The Cherokee County legislative delegation and school board’s Thursday night meeting ushered in a new era of open communicatio... | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Delegation school board mull ’13 Legislative Program - HOLLY SPRINGS — The Cherokee County legislative delegation and school board’s Thursday night meeting ushered in a new era of open communication but little hope was offered in the area of addit...
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School Board Members to Arne Duncan: Back Off

School Board Members to Arne Duncan: Back Off | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Michele McNeil covered education and state government in Indiana for a decade before joining Education Week as a state policy reporter in June 2006.
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Publishers and Library Groups Spar in Appeal to Ruling on E-Reserves - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Publishers and Library Groups Spar in Appeal to Ruling on E-Reserves - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
A flurry of filings marked a new phase in the keenly watched copyright case.
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