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How would you change education if you could choose?
Alastair Creelman, The corridor of uncertainty, 2019/02/14


Nothing really surprising here (ecosystem, inclusion, distance no barrier), except maybe the obligatory bits saying (but I wouldn't change this, and I wouldn't change that - like "but also oases for reflection and perspective" and "the absence of (technology)"). I once did a drawing called 'School 2.0' - view it here - illustrating as most significant th breaking down of the barrier between the school and the community. This it seems to me would be the big change we want to make. It's not about adapting our current institutions (or even in some way insulating them) to technology. It's about reimagining what we could do in a new technological age.

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NASA's Opportunity Rover Mission on Mars Comes to End
NASA, 2019/02/14


I want to mark the end of the Opportunity mission on Mars. For the last 18 years I have watched it with a sense of personal attachment. You see, my name is on Mars, and specifically, the Opportunity rover. I was a part of the SpaceKids program where if you wrote in to support the Opportunity mission, they would add your name to a CD-ROM that went to space with the rover. The original website is long gone, but here's the Wayback Machine listing and the actual certificate. "The records, discoveries and sheer tenacity of this intrepid little rover is testament to the ingenuity, dedication, and perseverance of the people who built and guided her."

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