Of course I wish I had been there, at the sessions that will soon be archived at http://tedxnyed.com/ — but watching the morning streamed live and following the Twitter stream based on hashtag #TEDxNYED  truly did get me into the thoughts of tons of people who were watching and thinking things like:

  1. blairteach
    RT @jackiegerstein: Bring the classroom into the world & bring the world into your classroom @chrislehmann
  2. pesmith
    “if we don’t help them make sense of that world, then we’re doing them a disservice” @chrislehmann
  3. mslinch “Data Driven Decisions assume that you use good data- and the data we use stinks.” – @chrislehmann
  4. antonioviva How can we inspire global citizens if we continue to strip the arts out of education?
  5. kyraocity Lessons of openess: Commitment to freedom, community, limits of regulation, respecting creators.
  6. courosa Lessig – “openness is a commitment to a certain set of values” Yes!
  7. annmythai @lessig YouTube’s “Statement of Good Faith” box is Bart Simpson chalkboard moment
  8. amichetti Lessig is highlighting something I’ve long believed – that remixing is sometimes more powerful than creating original material

Will Richardson was there, and his blog post and the responses are also interesting: http://weblogg-ed.com/2010/tedxnyed-amazingso-what/
I can’t wait to view the videos of the afternoon and see how it ended.

One thread that bubbled through as I was observing on Twitter was related to why, if the speakers are against lecturing as a vehicle for teaching/learning, would they then engage in the lecture format of TED? I answered a few of them with my thoughts that first of all, it isn’t that lectures are “evil” — it’s the “memorize what I say in the lecture and regurgitate it on for the test” mindset of many educational institutions that is the problem. And besides, TED lectures are part of something much much bigger. Yes there are ideas on the stage but they are surrounded by all the networking of the people in the room, all the sharing into the future (Wiley’s open versus closed), and all the simultaneous backstories in social media.


One Response to #TEDxNYED

  1. diane says:

    I like your idea of TEDx as a gateway rather than a destination. The content will ripple through the education community, spread and enhanced by conversation and adaptation.

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