Showing posts with label TEDxNYED. Show all posts
Showing posts with label TEDxNYED. Show all posts

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Watch This Now - Math Class Needs a Makeover

Dan Meyer is a math teacher and blogger that I've been following for a couple of years. In March Mr. Meyer gave a talk at TEDxNYED in which he explained why math instruction needs a makeover. Today, that talk was featured on the TED blog. Even if you're not a mathematics teacher, you should take twelve minutes to watch this video today and share it with every teacher you know. The ideas that Dan Meyer presents in his talk apply to more than just mathematics instruction. He talks about the need for giving students problems that make them really stop and think. Mr. Meyer also stresses the need for teachers to be patient problem solvers. Watch the talk now and find out why most mathematics books are the equivalent of watching Two and a Half Men.


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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

TEDxNYED - A TED Event About Tech in Education

At $6,000 a ticket or $1,000 for the live video feed, attending the TED conference is out of the reach of 99% of teachers. Fortunately, TED is now lending its name to a number of smaller and more accessible events. Dubbed TEDx these smaller events are independently organized events that use the TED model.

TEDxNYED is being held this weekend (March 6) at the Collegiate School in New York. The focus of TEDxNYED is examining the role of new media and technology in education. The list of speakers for the event includes Chris Lehmann, Dan Meyer, Lawrence Lessig, and Michael Wesch among others. All of the talks will be streamed live, for free, on Saturday March 6. You will be able to view the stream live on the TEDxNYED site.

Applications for Education
TEDxNYED is bringing together some of the leading minds in the field of teaching with technology. This should be a great opportunity to hear new ideas and perhaps pickup an idea that you want to use in your school.


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