Archives for February 6, 2012

  1. The White House Science Fair (tomorrow!)

    We have exciting news – the 2011 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge winner AND the Siemens We Can Change the World middle school team winners will be exhibiting at the White House Science Fair tomorrow, February 7. The President’s remarks will be live streamed on (tune in between 11-12 ET). You can also […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. Pearltrees

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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, […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. Livebinders

    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 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 […]

  7. President’s Day Resources

    In honor of President’s Day (February 20th), I am providing you with some elementary level, interactive sites that you can use on your Smartboard or computer stations to teach about US Presidents and the presidency: Our Nations Leaders:                   Dynamite Presidents:             […]