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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

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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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Clarkston, the refugee melting pot, is focal point of a PBS special | Radio & TV Talk

Clarkston, the refugee melting pot, is focal point of a PBS special | Radio & TV Talk | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Maria Hinojosa, a former CNN correspondent who now works at PBS, sought a city packed with diversity for a series she was developing called America By the...
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Dropout Nation – FRONTLINE

Dropout Nation – FRONTLINE | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
An unforgettable portrait of four students in crisis and the teachers, counselors, and principal waging a daily, personal struggle to get them to graduation.
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The Social Library: How Public Libraries Are Using Social Media

The Social Library: How Public Libraries Are Using Social Media | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Like many of you, I'm connected to the Internet virtually every waking hour of my day - via computer, tablet and mobile phone. Yet I still regularly visit my local public library, in order to borrow books, CDs and DVDs.
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In Need of a New Heart, Ex-NFL Star Turns to Online Crowdfunding

In Need of a New Heart, Ex-NFL Star Turns to Online Crowdfunding | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
In 1960, wide receiver Gail Cogdill was elected Rookie of the Year in a rough-and-tumble old-school NFL. In 1962, he was the Detroit Lions' most valuable player.
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Southwest DeKalb High does have math teachers. Just not enough. | Get Schooled

Southwest DeKalb High does have math teachers. Just not enough. | Get Schooled | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
I was puzzled when I saw the Twitter comment yesterday from a Southwest DeKalb High School mother that the school lacked math teachers, which sounded...
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No homework for my kids. No school for mine. For whom do such approaches really work? | Get Schooled

I read an interesting blog by a parent on her resistance to homework. In Starlighting Mama, writer Heather Shumaker explains why her household bans homework.
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Governor OKs $4.5 million for Lake Lanier resort run by...

Governor OKs $4.5 million for Lake Lanier resort run by... | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
With a golf course, a water park and an elegant lodge that promises visitors “the welcoming embrace of luxury,” the Lake Lanier Islands Resort exudes abundance, not need.
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librarian.net » Blog Archive » How not to write about libraries – some guidelines for reporters

librarian.net » Blog Archive » How not to write about libraries – some guidelines for reporters | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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The New MakerBot Replicator Might Just Change Your World | Wired Design | Wired.com

The New MakerBot Replicator Might Just Change Your World | Wired Design | Wired.com | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Take the subway to an otherwise undistinguished part of Third Avenue in Brooklyn. Knock on the door. Wait for some stylishly disheveled young man to open it and let you in.
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Superstarchivist: My Letter to Georgia Governor Nathan Deal

Superstarchivist: My Letter to Georgia Governor Nathan Deal | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it

Our records “shall be open for a personal inspection by any citizen of this state at a reasonable time and place, and those in charge of such records shall not refuse this privilege to any citizen.” Further reductions in the Archives’ staff and elimination of open hours do not fulfill this mandate.

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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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How to Stop Hospitals From Killing Us

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Medical errors kill enough people to fill four jumbo jets a week. Surgeon Marty Makary on five simple ways the health-care system can be made safer.
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School test cheating thrives while investigations languish

School test cheating thrives while investigations languish | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
School test cheating thrives while investigations languish...
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Jarreau lectures in hip at Mays High

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You got the feeling Thursday afternoon at Benjamin E.
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Chicago strike ends, but debate continues over how we regard and treat teachers in America | Get Schooled

Chicago strike ends, but debate continues over how we regard and treat teachers in America | Get Schooled | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Today, 350,000 students return to school in Chicago where the striking teachers' union has agreed to a tentative contract.
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More info on how many days teachers take off | Get Schooled

I recently wrote about a new report on paid teacher leave that prompted questions from posters.
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6 Poets, 6 Questions: Brenda Shaughnessy in Conversation- Poets.org - Poetry, Poems, Bios & More

6 Poets, 6 Questions: Brenda Shaughnessy in Conversation- Poets.org - Poetry, Poems, Bios & More | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
\nMary Jo Bang, Mark Bibbins, and Brenda Shaughnessy will present on a panel titled...
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Shelf Awareness for Thursday, September 20, 2012 | Shelf Awareness

Shelf Awareness for Thursday, September 20, 2012 | Shelf Awareness | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Welcome to the Web site for Shelf Awareness: Daily Enlightenment for the Book Trade, the free e-mail newsletter dedicated to helping the people in stores, ...
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The New MakerBot Replicator Might Just Change Your World | Wired Design | Wired.com

The New MakerBot Replicator Might Just Change Your World | Wired Design | Wired.com | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Take the subway to an otherwise undistinguished part of Third Avenue in Brooklyn. Knock on the door. Wait for some stylishly disheveled young man to open it and let you in.
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Cobb school district uses polygraphs in investigations

Cobb school district uses polygraphs in investigations | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
An orchestra director, a special education teacher and a custodian are among the handful of Cobb County school employees who, in recent years, have been given controversial polygraph tests, a unique provision allowed under the district’s discipline...
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