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Police facing questions in 3 women's Ohio rescue

Police facing questions in 3 women's Ohio rescue | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Following the discovery of three women held captive for a decade, Cleveland police are under scrutiny about their handling of missing-person cases
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Acclimating Students to Self-Assessment

Acclimating Students to Self-Assessment | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
It’s pretty difficult to get someone to accurately self-assess, no matter what the circumstances. Too often we’re concerned with what someone else will think of our assessment, and our confidence l...
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Boston Public Schools and Chicago Public Schools Adopt BoomWriter Digital Education Platform and Technology Heroes Program - WSJ.com

Boston Public Schools and Chicago Public Schools Adopt BoomWriter Digital Education Platform and Technology Heroes Program - WSJ.com | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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Schools prepare to get their grades

Schools prepare to get their grades | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Students aren’t the only ones graded on their performance. Starting Tuesday, their schools will be too.
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Record-a-Poem on SoundCloud

Record-a-Poem on SoundCloud | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
We at Harriet Headquarters are still feeling the cold this early spring, one could even say we’re down right Frosty (happy b-day today, btw), but despite the weather we’re welcoming a flurry of poems at SoundCloud.
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Master Bedroom Reveal

Master Bedroom Reveal | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Welcome to our master bedroom! The time is finally here that I get to share with you our master bedroom re-do. I have been talking about re-doing our bedroom for quite some time now & at the be...
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Why Online Courses [Really] Need an Instructional Design Strategy

Why Online Courses [Really] Need an Instructional Design Strategy | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
In this post I examine and define instructional design, and share why it’s essential to the development of online courses. "Design brings forth what would not come naturally"  Klaus Krippendorff De...
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Surviving the reading marathon

Surviving the reading marathon | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Recently @indecisionpersonified asked me a question in the Thesis Whisperer feedback forum: "... I have just moved continents and been accepted into a PhD program and have six free months before I ...
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VideoNot.es

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The easiest way to take notes from videos. Everything synchronized!
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The Epidemic Of Media Multitasking While Learning « Annie Murphy Paul

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Study: Sesame Street boosts early childhood learning | eSchool News

Study: Sesame Street boosts early childhood learning | eSchool News | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Watching international versions of Sesame Street has a positive impact on early childhood learning practices and learning outcomes among children in other countries, according to a forthcoming meta-analysis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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Atlanta weather | Rain will persist through Monday

Atlanta weather | Rain will persist through Monday | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
A flash flood watch remains in effect through Monday morning for much of north Georgia as showers are expected to continue through the evening.
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Fernbank Museum of Natural History's Butterfly Bash

Fernbank Museum of Natural History's Butterfly Bash | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Photos from the Fernbank Museum of Natural History's Butterfly Bash, May 4, 2013.
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Why Isn't Gatsby in the Public Domain?

Why Isn't Gatsby in the Public Domain? | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
When The Great Gatsby rolls out to theaters across the country this weekend, it will bring to the screen a story familiar to millions from a literary classic that's often dubbed the proverbial "Great American Novel." Here’s what many folks don’t...
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Reflections Part 1: Essential Questions

Reflections Part 1: Essential Questions | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
After each round of activities, students complete reflections on their essential questions and their standards: The EQ reflection explains how the texts or research are helping the student answer t...
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How to Use Wikipedia as a Teaching Tool: Adrianne Wadewitz | DMLcentral

How to Use Wikipedia as a Teaching Tool: Adrianne Wadewitz | DMLcentral | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
  Wikipedia is often not thought of as a platform for pedagogy, since so many teachers explicitly tell their students to steer clear of the site as a source of information.  However, as a site for learner-driven inquiry and informal education, it ...
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Student Post: Refining an Essential Question

Student Post: Refining an Essential Question | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
I can’t tell you my name, but I am a junior in Ms. Donhauser’s Honors British Literature course. I want to talk about my experience with the Inquiry Learning Plan and my search for an essential que...
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The Secret by Denise Levertov : The Poetry Foundation

The Secret by  Denise  Levertov  : The Poetry Foundation | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Two girls discover / the secret of life / in a sudden line of / poetry.
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Records Seized from Columbus Schools by Police

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The state auditor's investigation into student data manipulation at Columbus City Schools continues. Police showed up at Columbus schools this morning to seize records.
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Sesame Street Meets the App Age: How to Nurture Creative Learning | MindShift

Sesame Street Meets the App Age: How to Nurture Creative Learning  | MindShift | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
By Björn Jeffery and Michael H. Levine All over the world—from East Asia to South Africa to the Caribbean Basin—ministers of government, captains of ind
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Digital Media and Learning Competition 5

Digital Media and Learning Competition 5 | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Bringing together programmers, designers, and educators to develop prototypes for social tools, including apps, badges, and curriculum in pursuit of a better Web.
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The Show Me Librarian: Two Simple Reasons I Use Technology in Children's Services

The Show Me Librarian: Two Simple Reasons I Use Technology in Children's Services | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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For Better Ideas, Take Your Boring Meetings Out For A Run

For Better Ideas, Take Your Boring Meetings Out For A Run | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
We can all agree that the conference room is probably not where your best ideas are born. Which is why taking a run is far from a waste of time.
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New national academic standards stoke new fears

New national academic standards stoke new fears | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
With Georgia students taking their first tests tied to a “Common Core” of national academic standards in English and math, a number of conservatives want the state to reconsider its decision to adhere to those standards.
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Common Core Testing Problems Crop Up In Other States

Common Core Testing Problems Crop Up In Other States | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Several states have already started field testing the new Common Core computer-based assessments. And some of those tests didn't go quite as smoothly as people had hoped.
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