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10 Jazz Albums to Listen to Before You Die - Orange County - Music - Heard Mentality

10 Jazz Albums to Listen to Before You Die - Orange County - Music - Heard Mentality | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Because there are multiple decades of jazz, it's almost impossible to pick the top 10 albums of all time; the...
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Georgia: The past four years--How the state's health care has fared

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About this series A presidential election is a contest of competing ideas, values and personalities.
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Westport Library MakerSpace, CT — An interview with Bill Derry, assistant director | Maker Librarian

Westport Library MakerSpace, CT — An interview with Bill Derry, assistant director | Maker Librarian | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it

John Seely Brown co-wrote a book with Douglas Thomas called A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change. It provides new learning strategies for all organizations dealing with helping people. In it, he outlined why playing, making and tinkering are important modes of human behavior that can be used to learn and assimilate new technologies and ideas. He talked about Make Magazine and Maker Faires as important for libraries since they offer a great opportunity to provide new participatory learning environments. When I brought these ideas back to the Westport Library, our director, Maxine Bleiweis, was extremely receptive as was the staff.

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The nation’s poet

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The National Book Festival along the Mall in Washington is thronged with readers and authors who’ve come to revel in the written word on this fall day in 2004.
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Marching band showdown: 'Gangnam Style' vs. video game tribute

Marching band showdown: 'Gangnam Style' vs. video game tribute | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Now playing on YouTube : The melodious clash of the Ohio marching bands.
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Obama, Romney have similar basic views on education

Obama, Romney have similar basic views on education | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
When teachers walked off the job in Chicago last month, they were pushing back largely against education priorities pursued by the Obama administration: revamped teacher evaluations, more charter schools and diminished job security for school...
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Restaurants face full plate of issues in health care law

Restaurants face full plate of issues in health care law | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
2014 can’t come soon enough for Atlanta restaurant workers and may be coming too quickly for their bosses.
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John Green Talks Worst Book Ever, Where He Likes To Read

John Green Talks Worst Book Ever, Where He Likes To Read | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
"Where I Like To Read" is a series of short author interviews and blog posts in which writers share their literary tastes and their favorite places to curl up with a good book. Where do you like to read, and what is the last book you read there?
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Ted Turner: ‘Taking risks depends on how good your judgment is’ | The Biz Beat

Ted Turner: ‘Taking risks depends on how good your judgment is’ | The Biz Beat | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Before there was a 24 / 7, all-news cable network and before giving away money became more common among top business execs, there was Ted Turner with a vision...
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Taliban Gun Down Girl Who Spoke Up for Rights

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Malala Yousafzai, a 14-year-old schoolgirl who was attacked in Pakistan, was expected to be sent abroad for further treatment after undergoing a procedure to remove a bullet.
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Connected Learning TV - Cathy Davidson

http://connectedlearning.tv/cathy-davidson-changing-higher-education-change-world Cathy Davidson - Changing Higher Education to Change the World College was ...
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Georgia 6th in foreclosure rate

Georgia 6th in foreclosure rate | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Georgia ranked sixth in the nation in foreclosure rate in September, according to RealtyTrac’s U.S. Foreclosure Market Report, with one in 532 housing units in the state affected.
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College of Coastal Georgia - Community Programs and Events - The Georgia Literary Festival

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The College of Coastal Georgia is a state college located in Brunswick, GA and positioned midway between Savannah, GA and Jacksonville, FL.
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Looking to Apple for Tech Lab Inspiration | Library by Design

Looking to Apple for Tech Lab Inspiration | Library by Design | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it

Challenge: How to turn an ornately designed, inconveniently shaped basement into a sleek, technology-driven community space? This was the question that Bostwick Design Partnership faced when taking on the task of creating TechCentral, Cleveland Public Library’s new technology center on the lower level of the library’s downtown Louis Stokes Wing.

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#PleaseHelp: Learning to Write (Again) on Twitter | NWP Digital Is

#PleaseHelp: Learning to Write (Again) on Twitter | NWP Digital Is | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it

I did not go into tweeting expecting to learn lessons about writing. But, I learned as much about audience, purpose, conventions, and handling writing apprehension as I have learned from writing much longer pieces. The pressure we feel when we learn something new is immense. To be in the position to have to ask questions, to show that you do not know, is uncomfortable. It’s even more uncomfortable to try something when there is a good chance you may not do it the “right” way.

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Handicapping the 2012 National Book Awards

Handicapping the 2012 National Book Awards | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
PW's editors pick their favorites for this year's awards.
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Natasha Trethewey's poetry collection 'Thrall' looks at the mixed-race experience

Natasha Trethewey's poetry collection 'Thrall' looks at the mixed-race experience | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Natasha Trethewey is at her most powerful and piercing in the 29 poems of her new book, "Thrall," when she is looking at art and photographs, representations of life that mix the imagined and the reported.
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LAPL says 'YAy for YA!' with Teen Read Week mini-convention

LAPL says 'YAy for YA!' with Teen Read Week mini-convention | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
There's no question young adult literature has become a cultural juggernaut, with the genre increasingly becoming a feeding ground for movie studios and more adults buying young-adult books than the intended teen audience.
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The Conversation: Youth sports mean big business - The Sacramento Bee

The Conversation: Youth sports mean big business - The Sacramento Bee | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The recent firing of Rio Americano High School football coach Christian Mahaffey, though behind us, opens the door to a larger, troubling issue: the professionalization of youth sports.
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'A Thousand Mornings' With Poet Mary Oliver : NPR

'A Thousand Mornings' With Poet Mary Oliver : NPR | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver often writes about the natural world — the animals she sees and the woods she walks in. Her new book, A Thousand Mornings, collects her morning meditations as she stands by her door, notebook and pen in hand.
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Social media introduces sticky issues in the workplace

Social media introduces sticky issues in the workplace | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Facebook and other social media sites can be handy tools for connecting with friends. Or they can sap up time on the job and give the world a look at intimate details of personal life.
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Small earthquake shakes extreme north Georgia

Small earthquake shakes extreme north Georgia | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Parts of extreme north Georgia shook from a small earthquake early Saturday, but no damage was reported.
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Malala’s ‘Crime’ Was Her Love for Schools

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The Taliban in Pakistan clearly seem to understand the power of girls’ education. Does anyone else?
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Daily Kos: Diane Ravitch Asks, I Write

Daily Kos: Diane Ravitch Asks, I Write | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Diane Ravitch has asked teachers, parents, administrators and anyone who supports public schools to write their congress people and the President for the October 17 Campaign for Public Schools. ...

 

"Diane Ravitch has asked teachers, parents, administrators and anyone who supports public schools to write their congress people and the President for the October 17 Campaign for Public Schools. After 30 hours in my school building over the last two days, here is my contribution. It ain't perfect but I'm too tired to proofread at this point. Go leap over the orangey thingy."

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