TEDxNYED and Dan Meyer

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While en route to England, I had about 8 hours of time to kill. One way that I filled it was to download all the presentations from the recent TEDxNYED and watch them on the iPad. Truly a treat to say the least.

While there were several that I think are worth watching, there was one presentation in particular that stood out, and it seems I’m not the only one that thought so. I’ve been a fan of Dan Meyer’s blog for several years, and while I admit that I don’t read it regularly, when I do there’s always something that catches my eye. However, I’d never seen him present before. When I saw his TEDx presentation, I was floored. The way he broke down the issues with most text books just blew me away.

Take a few minutes and watch his presentation and then answer this question: If you could edit your textbook, wiki style… what changes would you make?

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  1. Aaron Tuckwood 5/18/2010 at May 18, 10 | 1:46 pm

    RT @teach42: TEDxNYED and Dan Meyer http://bit.ly/9jzGs7

  2. Michelle Krill 5/28/2010 at May 28, 10 | 8:25 pm

    Just caught this one on a road trip too. I plan to share it with our math department…actually with all departments. I think we too often give too much information out, instead of asking students to construct meaning with less information.

    A great conversation starter when talking about lesson preparation and curriculum planning.
    .-= Michelle Krill´s last blog ..Making the Most of Math Class =-.

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