Daily Archives: February 6, 2012

Change Machine

C = D x V x F > R

C = D x V x F > R

If You Are Interested In Organizational Change, You’ll Be Interested In Richard Beckhard’s Famous Equation   C = D x V x F > R Change = Dissatisfaction X Vision X First Steps > Resistance C = Change  What change do you want for your organization or for yourself? D = Dissatisfaction with Current Situation  On


Increasing Independent Thinking in the Classroom. A Few Points to consider.

The characteristics of a motivating and engaging classroom promotes student independent thinking. Teachers are facilitators that assist learners in creating meaning when they make connections. Students must become scientists and learn to use resources for constructing new experiences with transform their understanding of content. Students should evolve in science by learning and finding appropriate ways


Helping Educators Get Started with Educational Technology

Edudemic has a great article entitled “The Must-Have Guide To Helping Technophobic Teachers”. It explores ways to help non-tech savvy teachers get started using educational technology to improve teaching and learning. It has some great tips and points.   Over 2 years ago, I wrote an article entitled “Getting Started with Educational Technology” that also offered tips and

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Pearltrees is a FREE online collaboration and organizational tool that provides a structure for teachers or students to gather, share, and organize resources.  Your links, or “pearls”, are connected into  “trees” and can be easily embedded onto a website, blog, or Facebook/Twitter account. I quickly searched and found fantastic pearltrees for DISCOVERY EDUCATION, TEACHER TECHNOLOGY,


Daily Dose of DEN Diigo 02/06/2012

I2Mag – Internet & Design Inspiration Magazine Tags: Internet, Design, Inspiration, Entrepreneur, Startup, Product, Reviews, Technology, News HOT APPS TO IMPROVE LEARNER`S THINKING SKILLS FOR FREE Tags: no_tag Posted from Diigo. The rest of Discovery Educator Network group favorite links are here.


The Bird is Back!

I know, I know, it’s been a while since I’ve posted a blog entry on Geekybird.  That doesn’t mean I haven’t been sharing the good word it’s just been on a smaller micro blog scale through my @monjan tweets.  You know…like all Tweetybirds do?  Sorry I couldn’t resist. But a good friend of mine, THE



Yesterday in my post about  Super Bowl math, I mentioned Livebinders as a resource I use quite a bit. If you haven’t seen Livebinders before, check out their website at http://www.livebinders.com. This is an online source that works like a virtual 3-ring binder. You can organize websites, text, documents, etc. using tabs and subheadings in