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Does Our Current Education System Support Innovation?

Does Our Current Education System Support Innovation? | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Flickr:Flickingerbrad By Aran Levasseur Innovation is the currency of progress.
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Friends in Middle Age: are they too hard to make?

Friends in Middle Age: are they too hard to make? | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Who Says Women Can't Make Friends in Middle Age?
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'Encyclopedia Brown' Author Dies

'Encyclopedia Brown' Author Dies | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
MIAMI — Donald J. Sobol, author of the popular "Encyclopedia Brown" series of children's mysteries, has died. He was 87.
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eModeration Blog: How to live-tweet from an event

eModeration Blog: How to live-tweet from an event | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it

Here's the advice we give to those out to represent eModeration at an event. Hope you find it useful too.

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Hacking the Curriculum 101 | DMLcentral

Hacking the Curriculum 101 | DMLcentral | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it

At a time when so many teachers and administrators fear and forbid student access to the internet from school, a high school teacher on the California coast is encouraging students by the hundreds to blog, Skype, gamify, and mindmap collaboratively in public. Problems? Zero. Enthusiasm -- I can personally testify as one of the people Dr. Preston invited to videoconference with his students -- blows the roof off. Preston’s students are enthusiastic about the texts, the ideas, the possibility of reaching out to the authors of those texts and inviting them into the class, and the power and responsibility of co-designing their own learning. They launch “learner ventures,” learning about “entrepreneurial learning.” They are involved in micro-finance in Africa. They sat in as one of the “fishbowl” respondents in a Connected Learning videoconference.

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“Stay True to What We Know” | Bud the Teacher

Be subversive for good, y’all. Remember that you are not a cog in a machine that is moving beyond you, no matter how much it might feel that way. You are an agent for learning. And you have the ability to act and react to what is happening wherever you find yourself. #

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Town remembers daughter who died in uniform  | ajc.com

Town remembers daughter who died in uniform  | ajc.com | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
EATONTON, Ga.— EATONTON — For a few hours, at least, everyone could suspend reality. As long as they talked about her, she couldn't really be gone — not dead, no, not killed a world away, not lying in a coffin bound for Georgia.
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4 steps to be the change you wish to see in the world

4 steps to be the change you wish to see in the world | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
  Source: tumblr.com via Lauren on Pinterest We all know the famous quote by Ghandi who said «be the change you wish to see in the world». It sounds simple, doesn’t it. But what does it really mean? That we need to be perfect all the time?
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From ER to WDS in 242 Days - The True Story of a Lonely Girl and How she found her Tribe

From ER to WDS in 242 Days - The True Story of a Lonely Girl and How she found her Tribe | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
  Me being absolutely 100% myself together with the most amazing ladies ever: Ana, Anne-Sophie and Farnoosh! This is the story about a girl.  A story about desperation, overwhelming sadness and incredible hope.
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How to make a dream life love list

How to make a dream life love list | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
  Source: aufschnitt.tumblr.com via Marthe on Pinterest Do you have a big dream? Do you set huge goals for yourself? Do you aim for something magnificent? I know I do. And recently, I have noticed that I'm always living one step ahead of myself.
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55 gentle ways to take care of yourself when you're busy busy busy

55 gentle ways to take care of yourself when you're busy busy busy | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
We all have times in our lives when we just have too much stuff going on. There are always deadlines, exams, due dates and just too many priorities to juggle.
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It’s Not About the Circuits. It’s About the Making. | Bud the Teacher

Gently and kindly, I’d like to say to you that Making isn’t just about circuits and transistors. Or about robots and tank treads. Or drones or LEDs embedded in belt buckles and clothing. Making is more primal than that, and far too important to leave to the geeks with soldering irons. #

The knitters are Makers. As are the cooks. The writers, the poets, and the children with construction paper, scissors and glue. The kid making dresses and slacks in his basement is a Maker. So is the young lady weaving flowers into bracelets and wreaths. #

If you’re building something from the stuff you’ve got on hand, then you count. You’re Making. That’s a good thing. And I want to help build cultures of Making and Makers that recognize that the thing made is less important than the habit of the Making. #

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Is It Time to Break Up With Your Job? | lisacarlucci.com

Is It Time to Break Up With Your Job? | lisacarlucci.com | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it

Here's a question I received this week:

"When do you know the relationship between you (the librarian) and your library (your place of work) is over?"

As someone in the business of innovation, I'm often approached by fellow information professionals frustrated by the creative limitations of their organizational culture. What do you do? How do you know when it's time to move on?

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Chicago branch libraries to reopen Monday mornings this fall

Chicago branch libraries to reopen Monday mornings this fall | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Chicago Public Library neighborhood branches will reopen on Monday mornings this fall after the city hires more than 100 workers to replace librarians.Because of budget cuts, the city's 76...

 

"About 100 lower-wage pages to be hired instead of librarians"

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Makerspace in your school library

Makerspace in your school library | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Earlier this year I wrote a post about Hackerspaces and Makerspaces, after attending the Computers in Libraries conference in Washington. I met up with Buffy Hamilton for lunch, and as ever was ins...

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Mark Surman - Mozilla Webmaker: Teaching People to Make the Web | Connected Learning

Mark Surman - Mozilla Webmaker: Teaching People to Make the Web | Connected Learning | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it

Learn why Mozilla is focusing on a global initiative that promotes a "DIY" ethos and moves people from using the Web to making the Web

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Official Google Blog: Maker Camp on Google+ will be a blast!

The first project at Maker Camp is our popular compressed air rocket that we first introduced in Make: Vol 15 to huge response. We featured it again in the “School’s Out” summer issue and are delighted that rocket guru Rick Schertle is our guest counselor for this project and will be with us in New York to launch Maker Camp at the New York Hall of Science.

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Going Low-Tech to Teach New Literacies | DMLcentral

Going Low-Tech to Teach New Literacies | DMLcentral | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it

In an interview, Yang described how his work in the classroom with comic books was influenced by Ernest Morell. He argued that “critical literacy” in both K-12 and college environments could be improved by engaging with “a taxonomy of different kinds of literacy,” including “traditional media literacy (reading and writing in traditional sense)” and “new media literacy (digital literacy).” To create their printed texts, students worked not only with sketches but also with “genres and types of genres, fluency and deliberate decisions, and the intellectual rigor of learning to cross-analyze texts, such as Greek myths, news about current events, and popular media to think about representation in new ways.”

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The Art of Reading « Flickr Blog

The Art of Reading « Flickr Blog | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it

Massimo Bartolini’s impressive green outdoor library titled Bookyard was constructed by the artist in the idyllic vineyard of St. Peter’s Abbey in the Belgian town of Ghent. It is part of the Track art festival, and visitors are invited to take a book along in exchange for a small donation.

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Someday, Oneday and the day that will make all the difference

Someday, Oneday and the day that will make all the difference | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Source: aedruleysi.tumblr.com via Marthe on Pinterest How many times haven't I said those words. Who knows? We'll see. Maybe I'll do it some day. We were brainstorming ideas. Dazzling each other with dreams.
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Be a Lamp, a Lifeboat or a Ladder: 50 Simple Soulful Ways to Support and be Supported

Be a Lamp, a Lifeboat or a Ladder: 50 Simple Soulful Ways to Support and be Supported | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
  Source: thedecorista.tumblr.com via Chanel on Pinterest Be a lamp, a lifeboat or a ladder, help someones's soul heal- RumiFor a huge part of my life, I have been rocking it alone. Up until recently, I never shared my problems, not with anyone.
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5 Steps to Overcome Fear of Failure and Do Your Own Freedom Experiment

5 Steps to Overcome Fear of Failure and Do Your Own Freedom Experiment | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
  Source: designsponge.com via Marthe on Pinterest Today I did something completely out of character. I did something that I've never dared to do before. I did something I've been really scared of. I did something I have previously avoided.
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10 Tips on How to Feel Beautiful Every Day

10 Tips on How to Feel Beautiful Every Day | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
; Source: leloveimage.blogspot.com via Positively Present on Pinterest This morning, I got a request for this post. I haven't written much about the topic of beauty before, but I felt really compelled to write this post immediately.
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Comic-Con crowd goes crazy for 'Hobbit' footage  | accessAtlanta

Comic-Con crowd goes crazy for 'Hobbit' footage  | accessAtlanta | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it

SAN DIEGO — If reaction to to "The Hobbit" footage at Comic-Con is any indication, Peter Jackson has another couple of blockbusters on his hands.

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#literacies June 12, 2012 Archive

How does time play a role in the interpretation, creation and distribution of digital products?
How are we teaching and learning about fast and slow interpretation and creation?
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