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I played with this little number at FooCamp this weekend. I flew by your house but you weren’t home so I helped myself to a Coke and kicked it on your couch until I had to go because someone else wanted to use it. Catch you next time maybe.

I'm Dan and this is my blog. I'm a former high school teacher, former graduate student, and current head of teaching at Desmos. More here.


  1. Michael K.

    August 30, 2009 - 7:33 pm

    yeah pal, next time.

  2. Scott Elias

    August 31, 2009 - 6:21 am

    Curse you, Meyer. I hate getting beat at my own game.

  3. Koichi

    September 1, 2009 - 10:20 am

    I’m trying to figure out what this is. Is this the future of virtual classroom learning? That’s incredible.

  4. Dan Meyer

    September 1, 2009 - 10:43 am

    All you have here is the output from Google Earth split across (as I recall) eight flatscreen monitors in portrait orientation. There was also a sweet multi-axis flight controller at the center.

  5. Koichi

    September 1, 2009 - 10:46 am

    Wow, that’s slick. I remember way back in the day when MS Flight Simulator was where it was at. With this, though, people are always adding new things and always improving on it. I’m sure someday you will be able to walk into someone’s house and grab a coke. I’m sad I couldn’t see this first hand, thanks for sharing it!

  6. Scott McLeod

    September 2, 2009 - 3:42 am

    I’m honored! Thanks for the laugh, Dan!

    Hey, how was FooCamp? You’re the first person I’ve ever known to attend…

  7. Dan Meyer

    September 2, 2009 - 6:27 pm

    Exhilarating in a lot of obvious ways. Also intellectually exhausting. I’m still debriefing myself.

  8. Kate

    September 5, 2009 - 1:42 pm

    If my floor wasn’t covered in moving boxes I’d be ROFLing.

  9. Mr. H

    September 6, 2009 - 2:47 pm


    As a stats teacher, using the globe to demonstrate hypothesis testing is useful (maps work too, but with less “pop”).

    H0: Globe is 50% water

    Sample about 20-50 random points on globe with blindfolded spin. More dramatic than a random number generator sampling random spots on globe in google maps/google earth (while it loads in our slow connection) plus you get audience participation. Verify if sample results support hypothesis.

    That said, I wouldn’t mind getting a Holodeck.