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a quote by Pablo Neruda

a quote by Pablo Neruda | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Love is so short, forgetting is so long.
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857 Empty School Desks

857 Empty School Desks | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The desks represent the number of U.S. students who drop out of school every hour, every day. Powerful stuff.
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Teacher of the Year in Sacramento is victim of layoffs | Get Schooled

The last hired, first fired policy in some states has claimed the Teacher of the Year of the Sacramento City Unified School District in California.
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Purses With Lead Sold at Popular Retailers, Consumer Group Finds

A groundbreaking new investigation by a consumer watchdog group is raising the question: Is there a hidden danger in purses, an accessory that millions of Americans never leave home without?
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Six Lingering Obstacles to Using Technology in Schools

Six Lingering Obstacles to Using Technology in Schools | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Flickr:Marygrove College Library Though educators are finding smart ways to integrate technology and learning, the road has been and continues to b...
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Lets Give Karen -The bus monitor- H Klein A Vacation!

Lets Give Karen -The bus monitor- H Klein A Vacation! | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Karen Huff (The bus monitor) deserves a vacation!
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It's Here! The NMC Releases the Horizon Report > 2012 K-12 Edition | The New Media Consortium

It's Here! The NMC Releases the Horizon Report > 2012 K-12 Edition | The New Media Consortium | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it

The New Media Consortium, the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), and the International Society for Technology in Education are releasing the NMC Horizon Report > 2012 K-12 Edition in a special session at the 2012 NMC Summer Conference, hosted by the Massachusetts Institute for Technology. This fourth edition in the annual K-12 series of the NMC Horizon Project examines emerging technologies for their potential impact on and use in teaching, learning, and creative expression within the environment of pre-college education.

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Chicago Building Its First Joint High School/Public Library from the Ground Up

Chicago Building Its First Joint High School/Public Library from the Ground Up | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it

The Back of the Yards branch of the Chicago Public Library plans to open its doors in the fall of 2013, serving both the new Back of the Yards High School and the local community. The 8,000 square foot building, which will sit next to the high school and have a separate entrance for the public, is taking its cue from the success of YOUmedia, an innovative 21st century teen learning space housed in the Chicago Public Library that focuses on promoting digital media skills, says Ruth Lednicer, the library's director of marketing.

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“Hi, I’m Your Tenure Librarian” — The Digital Shift

“Hi, I’m Your Tenure Librarian” — The Digital Shift | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it

What I immediately stole from David’s great presentation was a wonderful example of the kind of change academic librarians need to make. We need to insinuate ourselves more deeply into the institutions we serve. This will mean, in part, finding ways to become indispensable to our faculty. So I really sat up and took notice when David sketched a scenario where a faculty member up for tenure is approached by a librarian who says, “Hi, my name is John, and I’m your tenure librarian.”

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School Library Monthly Blog » Blog Archive » What Admins Think of Librarian Messages (TASLA 2012)

School Library Monthly Blog » Blog Archive » What Admins Think of Librarian Messages (TASLA 2012) | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it

I have just sat in one of the most powerful professional development sessions. Here at TASLA 2012 in Austin, programming wizard Marty Rossi pulled together several anonymous elevator pitches written by librarians. The administrators are giving the audience of school library administrators a tremendous gift by responding honestly to the pitches.

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A proponent rethinks cell phones in the classroom | Get Schooled

A teacher who argued in favor incorporating cell phones into classroom instruction in a 2010 Education Week essay rethinks that position in a new...
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AJC Decatur Book Festival's lineup includes incoming U.S. poet laureate  | accessAtlanta

AJC Decatur Book Festival's lineup includes incoming U.S. poet laureate  | accessAtlanta | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Even when some of the biggest names in fiction have headlined the AJC Decatur Book Festival, over the years poetry has proved a tremendous draw, whether open-mic events or formal readings.
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Many American Workers Are Underemployed and Underpaid

Many American Workers Are Underemployed and Underpaid | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Americans fortunate enough to have a job are often overqualified and find that wages and benefits are down, leaving many unable to meet their expenses.
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June 21, 2012 #literacies: Poking at the Term “Texts”

June 21, 2012 #literacies: Poking at the Term “Texts” | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
In our first chat session, Karen LeBonte @kbl invited us to “poke” at the definition of “text.” The responses left us thinking this is fertile ground to explore: @klbz @alli...
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Bridging the Digital Divide in Rural Schools

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By Sarah Butrymowicz By Sarah Butrymowicz Surrounded by farmland and ranches, Colorado’s Edison School sits off an unpaved road, with tumbleweeds...
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Behind the Scenes of Expect More » Virtual Dave...Real Blog

Behind the Scenes of Expect More » Virtual Dave...Real Blog | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it

Some people have commented on how “prolific” I am with a new book coming out just a year after the Atlas of New Librarianship. What they don’t realize is that I actually finished writing the Atlas at the beginning of 2010. That also included doing all the illustrations and maps. It then went into a 13-month production cycle. Along the way there was printing out 1,300 pages of paper, stripping of all of Word’s automated indexing, and burning CD’s. It got me to thinking there must be another way.

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Eye diseases rising at rapid rates in U.S.  | ajc.com

Vision problems -- many of them potentially causing severe vision loss or blindness -- are on the rise in the U.
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A vile school bus video goes viral and victim may get a well deserved vacation | Get Schooled

The video of Greece, N.Y., middle schoolers verbally attacking an elderly bus monitor is disturbing and the language is abhorrent but condemnation of the kids...
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Rather than slash 10 days, could DeKalb schools shut down for month of July? | Get Schooled

I watched the DeKalb school board meeting long enough today to hear the school chief announce that the state DOE said DeKalb could cut its school year by...
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‘Freckles’ on his retina prompts a man to get himself tested for colon cancer

‘Freckles’ on his retina prompts a man to get himself tested for colon cancer | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Small spots on his retina sent a man to a gastroenterologist to check for colon cancer.
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UGA professor: Giving voice and hope to undocumented students. (Panel on issue at UGA tomorrow) | Get Schooled

UGA professor: Giving voice and hope to undocumented students. (Panel on issue at UGA tomorrow) | Get Schooled | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
JoBeth Allen is a professor in the University of Georgia Department of Language and Literacy Education.
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Why should librarians read Expect More? » Virtual Dave...Real Blog

Why should librarians read Expect More? » Virtual Dave...Real Blog | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it

Since the Atlas has been published I have visited with friends groups, higher education administrators, public library boards, and school administrators talking about the possibilities of libraries and librarians. Over that time I have both honed the message to non-librarians, and extended my thinking. For example, the Atlas talked a lot about librarians, but not much about the institutions of libraries. That was deliberate. I wanted to see if we could define the profession outside of the building. In Expect More, I explore the value of the institution (as well as librarians).
Expect More adds three new ideas to the new librarianship discussion: Library as Platform, The Grand Challenges of Librarianship, and Defining Librarians Beyond the MLIS. It does so in a “read and pass” approach. What I really hope happens is that librarians read the book, then pass it on to their members to have a conversation.

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Life: Style, Books, Gardening, Health, Fitness and Travel | Statesman.com

Life: Style, Books, Gardening, Health, Fitness and Travel | Statesman.com | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
A new study says that loneliness can predict serious health problems and even death in older folks.
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American Children Struggle to Adjust in Mexico

American Children Struggle to Adjust in Mexico | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The English-speaking children of Mexicans returning because of deportations, tougher state laws and unemployment struggle to adjust, often going to schools that are not equipped to integrate them.
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AJC Decatur Book Festival | August 31-September 2, 2012 | Authors | Natasha Trethewey

AJC Decatur Book Festival | August 31-September 2, 2012 | Authors | Natasha Trethewey | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
This Labor Day Weekend, mingle with 300 of your favorite authors, attend a reading or book signing, listen to live music and poetry, enjoy cooking demonstrations and fine wine, and participate in fun activities for the entire family during the...
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