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Watch now: Silicon Valley | American Experience | PBS Video

Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
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Grading the Teachers: Measuring Teacher Performance Through Student Growth

Grading the Teachers: Measuring Teacher Performance Through Student Growth | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Schools get rated based on how well students perform on standardized state tests.

Not so for teachers. Their main evaluation comes from often brief classroom observations by a principal.

Practically no one fails.
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Good Read: Do Schools Know How to Spend Their Ed Tech Money Wisely? | MindShift

Good Read: Do Schools Know How to Spend Their Ed Tech Money Wisely? | MindShift | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Intriguing report: "Far too often, school leaders fail to consider how technology might dramatically improve teaching and learning, and schools frequently ac
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How I Cured My Imposter Syndrome | Inside Higher Ed

How I Cured My Imposter Syndrome | Inside Higher Ed | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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A MOOC Quality Scorecard applied to Coursera Course

A MOOC Quality Scorecard applied to Coursera Course | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
In this post I review a recently completed Coursera course using a quality scorecard approach to measure and quantify five key dimensions of the course. I’m in the final week of a Coursera MOOC, Sp...
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Late-life fatherhood

Late-life fatherhood | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
It was a moment of near-total joy on a lazy Saturday afternoon.
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The Sky Deck at Delta Sky Club opens at Hartsfield-Jackson

The Sky Deck at Delta Sky Club opens at Hartsfield-Jackson | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
June 10, 2013: Delta Air Lines opens The Sky Deck at Delta Sky Club on Concourse F at the new Maynard H.
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The insurance exchange

On Oct. 1, a little more than 100 days from now, the government will open its insurance “exchange,” a marketplace on the Internet where individuals may shop for health insurance.
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Teacher fired because dangerous ex husband shows up at school....

Teacher fired because dangerous ex husband shows up at school.... | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Several readers alerted me to the news story about a Catholic school in San Diego that fired a teacher because her estranged husband who had threatened her showed up at her school, causing a lockdown.
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Pages to Projects: Scratch and Swirl | Library as Incubator Project

Pages to Projects: Scratch and Swirl | Library as Incubator Project | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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What is a supermoon? | EarthSky.org

What is a supermoon? | EarthSky.org | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The May full moon was a supermoon, and the perigee full moon on June 22-23 will be the most “super” supermoon of five in 2013. So what is a supermoon?
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shutter speed

shutter speed | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
  The qualities of light:Camera-ready, gone, coming,As ephemeral clouds shift.With all constancy changing,How dare we fail to imagineGood distilling stormsInto crystal air,DespairInto hope,Imagine ...
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Tornado touchdown confirmed in Cherokee County

Tornado touchdown confirmed in Cherokee County | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
At least a portion of the widespread damage from Thursday evening’s severe storms that raked metro Atlanta was caused by a tornado, the National Weather Service confirmed late Friday morning.
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Widow speaks about Bob Noyce, telling the human side of the mayor of Silicon Valley (video)

Widow speaks about Bob Noyce, telling the human side of the mayor of Silicon Valley (video) | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Ann Bowers, the widow of Bob Noyce, put a human touch on memories of the father of Silicon Valley.
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#Unplug: Baratunde Thurston Left The Internet For 25 Days, And You Should Too

#Unplug: Baratunde Thurston Left The Internet For 25 Days, And You Should Too | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
I have left the Internet. Im on vacation. That means no social media updates responses checkins likes taps pokes noogies tickles or head locks. Im...
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Incubate, Make, Accelerate | Inside Higher Ed

Incubate, Make, Accelerate | Inside Higher Ed | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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Hanging out on the MOOC | NWP Digital Is

Hanging out on the MOOC | NWP Digital Is | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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The thin line between sweet and skimpy

The thin line between sweet and skimpy | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
It first happened to me this spring. My daughters, who had just turned 8, came bounding into the room to show off new outfits they were wearing to an extended-family gathering.
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105-year-old who won eviction battle dies

105-year-old who won eviction battle dies | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
An elderly Atlanta woman who gained the community’s affection as she faced eviction has died. Channel 2’s Ryan Young first met Vinia Hall in 2011 when a bank foreclosed on the northwest Atlanta home she lived in with her daughter.
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Google begins launching Internet-beaming balloons

Google begins launching Internet-beaming balloons | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Google is launching Internet-beaming antennas into the stratosphere aboard giant, jellyfish-shaped balloons with the lofty goal of getting the entire planet online.
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Russ Roberts's curator insight, June 16, 2013 12:00 AM

This idea has real possibilities for those of us locked out of DSL, cable, and other high-speed internet connections.  I'm one of those unfortunates who must depend on a flakey dial-up system.  In my area of Hawaii Island, high-speed internet via cable or DSL is unavailable.  Satellite ISP services are out of reach or restrict your downloads.  Let's see if this idea "pans out."  Aloha de KH6JRM.

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A Message to Women From a Man: You Are Not "Crazy"

A Message to Women From a Man: You Are Not "Crazy" | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
It's a whole lot easier to emotionally manipulate someone who has been conditioned by our society to accept it. We continue to burden women because they don't refuse our burdens as easily. It's the ultimate cowardice.
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Two EF-1 tornadoes injure 9 - By Rebecca Johnston
rjohnston@cherokeetribune.com

Two tornadoes touched down in Cherokee County on Thursday evening causing what officials are estimating to be millio...

Two EF-1 tornadoes injure 9 - By Rebecca Johnston<br/>rjohnston@cherokeetribune.com<br/><br/>Two tornadoes touched down in Cherokee County on Thursday evening causing what officials are estimating to be millio... | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Two EF-1 tornadoes injure 9 - By Rebecca Johnston
rjohnston@cherokeetribune.com

Two tornadoes touched down in Cherokee County on Thursday evening causing what officials are estimating to be millions of dollars in damage but resulting in only a fe...
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Most “super” supermoon of 2013 on June 22-23 | EarthSky.org

Most “super” supermoon of 2013 on June 22-23 | EarthSky.org | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The closest and largest full moon of 2013 comes on June 23. Many will call it a supermoon. In fact, it's the most super of three supermoons in 2013.
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How To Design A Library For Teens: Bleachers, Snacks, And Wii

How To Design A Library For Teens: Bleachers, Snacks, And Wii | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Rice + Lipka Architects designed a floor specifically tailored for teenagers at the New York Public Library's Hamilton Grange branch in northern Harlem. The airy, open, colorful space, renovated...
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Project Profiles STEM+M: Boosting Education and Library Participation through Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Music

Project Profiles STEM+M: Boosting Education and Library Participation through Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Music | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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