Virtual education should not be “the end of school.” Rather, it is one great opportunity to re-imagine school. Please, don’t make your alternative to the boring classroom a bunch of kids sitting home alone.
SpeEdChange has written a wonderful, thought-provoking post on how schools could cope with “the future”. I think it’s spot on to try to keep the physical space. Not because we want to institutionalise things, but because it provides a valuable place for children to play, learn, and be themselves away from parents. The social part of education is just as important as the academic.
The technological singularity is the theoretical future point which takes place during a period of accelerating change sometime after the creation of a superintelligence.
I think stories like these contain important lessons for our children.
My child, of course, watches SUPERNATURAL and gets all her news from MOCK THE WEEK. So we?re all doomed anyway. But I wanted to note the thought down
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But how many of these stories will make a difference next year? A decade from now? A century? Ten thousand years?