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TED Talk: Education’s future is in the cloud

The next TED Talk video features Sugata Mitra, winner of the 2013 TED Prize, who describes his wish: build a School in the Cloud, where children can explore and learn from one another. The talk, 11 a.m. Aug. 24 in the Ocean City Free Public Library auditorium, tackles one of the greatest problems of education — the best teachers and schools don’t exist where they’re needed most.

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In a series of real-life experiments from New Delhi to South Africa to Italy, Mitra gave kids self-supervised access to the web and saw results that could revolutionize the way we think about teaching.

The 20 minute video will be followed by a discussion. As always, the talk is free and open to the public.

American Legion to host fourth returning vet family

On Aug. 24, Ocean City’s American Legion Post 524 will again salute the return of a United States serviceman and his family with a motorcycle parade, complimentary housing and a shower of gifts from local merchants.

Staff Sgt. Matt Kruger. of Kingston, N.Y., his wife Bridgette, and their two daughters, Kyla and Ava, will enjoy a week at “America’s Greatest Family Resort” in celebration of his safe return from a third tour of duty, most recently in Afghanistan. Kruger is the fourth serviceman this season to be hosted by the Morvay-Miley American Legion Post. A fifth family will be honored in September.

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