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The Pigeons of Education Technology

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A photo essay via The Washington Post: "'The pigeons make me feel free': An old pastime thrives in a Palestinian refugee camp." "The pigeons make me feel free," says Mohammed Qinabi, "Through their eyes I go everywhere, I see everything. You know the walls, the places I cannot go? There's...

Via Boing Boing: "Crocheted pigeon costumes for dressing them up as extict birds." The project, Biodiversity Reclamation Suits for Urban Pigeons, is the work of Laurel Hope Roth, a former park ranger.

Are Australia's native pigeons sitting ducks? asks The Conversation. The story explores the 130+ species of pigeons native to Australia. This includes some of the most beautiful pigeons on the planet, if I say so myself. Note: there are no pigeons native to North America. The pigeon species most familiar...

Ars Technica visits the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Among the items on display: Straight back from the lobby, through a sun-filled hallway, is the museum and the NIST library that’s open 24–7. There are somewhere in the ballpark of 200 items on display, with around 1,300 more in...

A story from My Modern Met: "Japanese Woman Spotted Wearing Heels That Look Exactly Like Pigeons": The story includes instructions on how to make the shoes, so there's a summer DIY project for me.

I didn't think I'd read another pigeon story to top last week's the high school pigeon prank. But then this happened: Police catch a pigeon with 200 ecstasy pills hidden in a little backpack pic.twitter.com/vSB9eYtd84— Cass Lowe (@CassLowe) May 24, 2017

Via MyStatesman.com: “A Minnesota high school was forced to close down for the day Friday after students released pigeons in the building as a prank.” Superintendent Tim Dittberner confirmed the closure of New Prague High School in a Twitter post, declaring it a Digital Learning Day due to “health and...

I have added a script to my websites today that will block annotations – namely those from Genius and those from Hypothes.is. I have been meaning to do this for a while now, so it’s mostly a project that comes as I procrastinate doing something else rather than one that...

From an article published by the Smithsonian Libraries, "Publishing, Pretense, and Pigeons: The Case of Madame Knip": It is unfortunate that Madame Knip is now better remembered for her "sundry alterations" to Les Pigeons than for her beautiful art. But perhaps her story of pigeon-based subterfuge will make you consider...

"The pink pigeon is found on the island of Mauritius, formerly home to another pigeon, the Dodo, now extinct. There are only around 400 birds left in the wild and about another 70 in captivity in zoos and wildlife parks around the world," The Conversation reports. But now conservation genomics...