Posts By Jonathon Hwong

  1. Mousey Monday!

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    Mousey just wanted to take some time out to answer a question regarding Discovery Communication’s recent acquisition of Revision3. This valuable relationship will ensure that Discovery content can be made accessible through all forms of media, whether it’s through traditional television or tablet computing. As always, if you have any more questions for Mousey, simply […]

  2. DE Support is now on Twitter!

      There’s no denying it: social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook have become so ingrained into how we consume information, so much so that it’s difficult to remember a time without these websites. For many years, Twitter has been used to great effect in disseminating information and allowing like-minded individuals to congregate and discuss […]

  3. Ray Bradbury (1920-2012)

    American writer Ray Bradbury passed away today at the age of 91. A celebrated writer, Bradbury was known for infusing his stories with hints of fantasy and mystery, all the while introducing the overarching theme of dystopia into many of his writings. I do have memories of reading Fahrenheit 451 during my lazy schoolboy days […]

  4. A Tale of Two Schools

    The Washington Post recently ran a comprehensive article on two area schools with vastly different approaches to education. The Flint Hill school is a technology mecca, with students being immersed in tablet computers and ultrabooks. This is, of course, completely intentional since teachers view these types of technology as important to making lessons more interactive and […]

  5. Day of Discovery at 1 Discovery Place!

    Discovery Education hosted another Day of Discovery event at Discovery Communications’ World Headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland on May 19, 2012. The event was a huge hit and it was a joy to see so many enthusiastic teachers learning about what they can do with Discovery Education resources. Daniel Choi, Josh Judkins and I mainly […]

  6. School Technology That a Child Born Today Will Never Use

    Yeah, that title is a mouthful. I’ll let you take it in for a moment before making you nostalgic for the school technology of yesteryear. I was reading an article today on what current technology newborns will not be using once they are old enough. Some of it I can see happening (slow-booting computers, landline phones) […]

  7. History in the Classroom

    All of you history buffs and world studies teachers know that Tuesday, March 8 marked the 67th anniversary of the Allied victory in Europe, essentially ending all forms of combat in the European theater. A momentous occasion, the victory signified the fall of Adolf Hitler’s wildly ambitious aims to expand the influence of the Third […]

  8. I pulled into Nazareth, was feelin’ about half past dead

      Music has always been an important part of my life. The fact that it can transcend all boundaries, whether it be race, religion, or generations, only highlights its importance in forging those connections amongst the places and people around us. On April 19th, the world lost a superb musician. Levon Helm, the drummer and […]

  9. Family Night at Suntree Elementary School in Brevard

    For today’s post, Technical and Customer Operations Manager Payal Gulia was kind enough to share her recent experience in Brevard, Florida: A few weeks ago I had the privilege of attending a Family Night event at Suntree Elementary School in Brevard, FL. I have never experienced such a fun filled, cheerful and exciting environment like […]

  10. So Johnny was in Aurora, Colorado Two Weekends Ago…

    On the weekend of April 14th-15th, I was in Aurora, CO for Colorado’s Day of Discovery. Just as I expected, the teachers were wildly enthusiastic about the Discovery Education products and I know for a fact that the seminar on accessing Streaming via the iPad was particularly popular since I had a plethora of teachers […]

  11. One Day Without Shoes!

    On Tuesday, April 10th Discovery Communications is going shoeless in order to spread awareness of the impact of shoes on a child’s life. Sponsored by TOMS shoes, a company that manufactures and sells lightweight shoes, this simple act will allow people to be aware of the fact that without proper footwear, children can be exposed […]

  12. Western PA Day of Discovery!

    On March 31, 2012, Discovery Education hosted a Day of Discovery at the Seneca Valley Middle School to a host of enthusiastic teachers and administrators. Going into the event, you could feel the electricity and Matt Monjan wasted no time in delivering an engaging key note that was enthusiastically received by all that attended. I […]

  13. The Book Was Better….

    Movies that are based on best-selling books are not a new thing. It’s proven to be a popular and enduring practice since Hollywood’s golden age and the film industry counts on the popularity of the book to pull in viewers for the movie adaptation. However, many people do realize that there can be significant differences […]