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Android Smartphones Are Growing Up - IGN

Android Smartphones Are Growing Up - IGN | Imperfectionist | Scoop.it
This year's generation of smartphones are chasing after a new, luxe design. (RT @krunzy: Android phones have gotten vast improvements in design. Could this be the year of the Android?
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Perhaps I am biased - being exclusive to Android since the first Motorola Droid, but I think they have been 'grown up' from the second round of Android phones, yeah they have grown since then, but so have all phones.

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Teachers blame poor parenting for increased chaos in the classrooms

Teachers blame poor parenting for increased chaos in the classrooms | Imperfectionist | Scoop.it
Parents are to blame for a rising tide of disruptive behaviour in schools because they fail to lay down the law at home, according to a new survey out today.

Via EFL SMARTblog
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It is easy to point the finger if you are the other one on the end of the arm.  Perhaps it has more to do with a lack of communication between the parents and the schools - which is on both sides.  You have our kids for six to eight hours a day - you have a problem you can't resolve with my child? Then come to me and perhaps we can work out a plan.

 

Now the parents that refuse to see that thier kids are *not* angels all the time, that is another story - as is the teach that refuses to see there might be a better way to communicate.

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Digital Age Poses Challenges for Coffee-Table Books

Digital Age Poses Challenges for Coffee-Table Books | Imperfectionist | Scoop.it
The decline of the traditional bookstore is forcing specialist publishers like Quarto—whose titles tend to be more for leafing through, like a coffee-table book—to come up with new ways to attract sales.
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My gian book of Michael Whelan art will always have a place on my coffee table, regardless of all the books on my nook.

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