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Does Clayton mess reveal a larger truth: School boards don’t work any more? | Get Schooled

Haven't we been here before with Clayton County?
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The Fourth Place Revisited: Creating an Instant Onsite-Online Social Learning Center (Part 2 of 2)

The Fourth Place Revisited: Creating an Instant Onsite-Online Social Learning Center (Part 2 of 2) | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
It’s not often that we have the opportunity to produce learning objects as part of a learning opportunity, but that’s exactly what an engaged group of learners (library directors from the state of ...
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National Leadership Grant Video: San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts’ Center for Creative Energy | UpNext: The IMLS Blog

In this video interview, Curator of Education Megan DiRienzo describes the Center for Creative Energy, a partnership among the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, the Upper Colorado River Authority, and the local school district. It’s a three-tiered project that teaches art to elementary school children by focusing on the topic of water, an issue of special importance to the San Angelo area.

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“The more time spent by teachers on measuring their own effectiveness, the less effective the teachers become.” | Get Schooled

I have been hearing about the new Student Learning Objectives from teachers statewide, including this note from a teacher in central Georgia: I was wondering...
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To DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) or to DREAM (DRop Everything And Make)

Last weekend, as I was walking to my weekend office (my favorite cafe in El Barrio, East Harlem Cafe), I passed the corner of 105th and Lexington, which had been … Continue reading →...
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Infographic: A Decade of Inspiring Women to Protect Their Hearts, HHS, NIH, NHLBI

Infographic: A Decade of Inspiring Women to Protect Their Hearts, HHS, NIH, NHLBI | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Make a difference in women's lives by spreading The Heart Truth in your community.
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Koontz receives IMLS National Leadership Grant to serve diverse library populations

Dr. Christie Koontz of the School of Library & Information Studies at The Florida State University received a National Leadership Grant from the U.S.
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Evernote and IdeaPaint: Creating an Interactive Classroom [Video]

Evernote and IdeaPaint: Creating an Interactive Classroom [Video] | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it

We’re big fans of IdeaPaint, a special kind of paint that can turn anything into a dry-erase writing surface (you can read more about it here). When you combine IdeaPaint’s ability turn any wall or surface into a canvas and Evernote’s ability to capture, archive and make that surface searchable, the possibilities for turning any room into an interactive environment are endless. These two products come together in a particularly exciting way in a classroom environment, which can become a more creative and engaging place to learn.

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The Autumn Equinox | NWP Digital Is

The Autumn Equinox | NWP Digital Is | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it

“Fall” by Edward Hirsch, from The Living Fire: New and Selected Poems, 1975-2010. © Random House, 2010.

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New breast cancer clues found in gene analysis

New breast cancer clues found in gene analysis | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists have completed a major analysis of the genetics of breast cancer and find four major classes of the disease.
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Group: More than half in 39 states will be obese

Group: More than half in 39 states will be obese | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
We Americans already know how fat we are. Can it get much worse? Apparently, yes, according to an advocacy group that predicts that by 2030 more than half the people in the vast majority of states will be obese.
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Technology, Both Miracle and Burden

Yuri Milner, a Russian investor, talks about the technological revolution as an unprecedented innovation. But economists say the impact of those same forces on jobs is hollowing out the middle class.
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Contractor to manage 2 popular Ga. state parks

Contractor to manage 2 popular Ga. state parks | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
State natural resources officials have approved a proposal to put two of Georgia's most popular state parks under the operation of a private contractor.
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The Fourth Place Revisited: When Social Learning Center Learners Take the Lead (Part 1 of 2)

The Fourth Place Revisited: When Social Learning Center Learners Take the Lead (Part 1 of 2) | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
You know you’re onto a major learning success when your learners seamlessly and playfully take the lead—which is exactly what happened late last week, halfway through the Library of Virginia’s two-...
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Bad Female Academic: Putting Myself First? | Inside Higher Ed

Bad Female Academic: Putting Myself First?  | Inside Higher Ed | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it

Sitting there, being attacked by a close friend, was not a good feeling. Doubt crept into my heart. Was I being selfish, greedy, insensitive? I couldn’t articulate why the job was so important to me, why I wanted to move up, why I couldn’t just be happy for my husband and children and learn to live with what I have. I agreed with her that we in part the author our own happiness, but I couldn’t remember why I wasn’t able to do that here. I felt ashamed, embarrassed, but also hurt. Hurt that my friend couldn’t recognize or understand why I was upset, or muster any sympathy for me.

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/university-venus/bad-female-academic-putting-myself-first#ixzz27chXGfGu
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Paulding abuse case | Comers investigated in 2009

Paulding abuse case | Comers investigated in 2009 | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
More than three years before their arrests for allegedly locking their son in a room with little food, Paul and Sheila Comer were investigated for possible abuse, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution learned Wednesday.
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Too much assessment… - The Ubiquitous Librarian - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Too much assessment… - The Ubiquitous Librarian - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it

I had two objectives with this paper:

I wanted it to be a follow-up or sequel to Think Like a Startup. That paper resonated with a lot of people, so my working title was “operate like an R&D lab.” I took the section about assessment and gave it it’s own platform. I even used the same telescope metaphor to connect the way of thinking.
I wanted to be provocative. The conference tagline is “Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment” and I wanted to challenge that. I feel in an era of disruptive change we need assessment to be discovery-oriented, discontinuous, and growth-driven.

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Study: Georgia Tech, UGA offer best salary returns on tuition | The Biz Beat

Study: Georgia Tech, UGA offer best salary returns on tuition | The Biz Beat | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Georgia Tech offers “the best academic deal in America” when it comes to which colleges and universities help graduates reel in the biggest paychecks...
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Deep Learning Isn’t about Technology

Deep Learning Isn’t about Technology | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Technology is not evidence of 21st century learning. You can embed tech into every aspect of instruction and still have a completely teacher-centered classroom.
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Paint your Own Classroom Whiteboard Calendars | IdeaPaint

Paint your Own Classroom Whiteboard Calendars | IdeaPaint | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Ever wanted to paint your own whiteboard calendar? IdeaPaint's whiteboard paint turns any classroom surface into a dry erase canvas, giving teachers and students space to collaborate, interact, and learn.
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Printing Evolves: An Inkjet for Living Tissue

Printing Evolves: An Inkjet for Living Tissue | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Biomedical engineers are working on ways to print living human tissue, in the hope of one day producing personalized body parts and implants on demand.
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How to get Google Maps working on the new iOS 6

How to get Google Maps working on the new iOS 6 | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
If you are one of the bajillion people who have downloaded iOS 6 since it became available last week and are furious/frustrated with Apple for doing away with the Google Maps app in lieu of it's own less-than-ideal brand new Apple Maps app, there...
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Have you tried Raspberry Pi? | Westlake Porter Public Library

Have you tried Raspberry Pi? | Westlake Porter Public Library | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it

Sorry, no, this is not a food-related post (and I did not misspell "pie," either, by the way). I just purchased a Raspberry Pi, an inexpensive ($35) computer. Not from a guy in a back alley based on a suspicious Craig's list ad, but from an organization that is sparking an interest in DIY computing that resembles the early 1980s when TRS-80s, Commodore 64s, and early Apples initiated the rise of the home computer.

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The upstart cattleman

The upstart cattleman | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
It took a mere 20 minutes from the time the coal-black, 1,100-pound heifer ambled through a raised door into the slaughterhouse until two sides of beef, hanging on hooks, disappeared into the cooler.
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