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What learning at the edge of chaos looks like

Normally, “Skype Granny” Lesley Keast  lives in Spain and appears as a giant face on a screen in the School in the Cloud learning lab in Gocharan, India. But in the days before...
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Be an archaeologist on your coffee break. Sign up for updates on how to play to preserve the past with Sarah Parcak: https://t.co/EuSvLvXmDs
TED Prize 29 Jul
Did Vikings live in North America? Sarah Parcak shares how she used satellites to find out: https://t.co/b1rdfCdfzD #DayofArchaeology
TED Prize 29 Jul
TED Prize winner Sarah Parcak explains how digital satellites help track looting: https://t.co/V56Z7IgVgC #DayofArchaeology
TED Prize 29 Jul
The corruption capital of the world isn't an island paradise, it's a bustling European city: https://t.co/Hv5dzJH35W @Global_Witness
TED Prize 28 Jul
Dive into an ocean photographer's world in an immersive talk from the @MissionBlue II voyage https://t.co/RNPSssFzXv
TED Prize 28 Jul