Posts By Matt Monjan

About Matt Monjan

The creativity, innovation & ideas that I learn from the DEN inspire me to help educators find new ways to reach their students & achieve great things!

  1. Matt’s Tips and Trick 4-2

    It wouldn’t be Monday with out Matt’s Tips and Tricks. This week I’m highlighting different ways to share Discovery Education media through the My Content, School and District Content folders. We’ll explore two different contests (one for teachers one for students). We’ll also take a look at this week’s webinars and two mobile apps that […]

  2. Matt’s Tips and Tricks 3-26

    I recently learned about this really cool and simple site called http://iPiccy.com. The site is a simple photo-editing tool. But when you pair it up with one of our 28K images and a digital storytelling technique, the six-worded story, you can really generate some great content. This week I’m highlighting the six-worded story, a lesson […]

  3. Matt’s Tips and Tricks 2-27

    First and foremost we’ve upgraded our ISSUU.com account (that snazzy site that allows you to view this document online) so that you no longer see ads on the side AND you can open now open Matt’s Tips and Tricks on an iPad! Second – don’t forget to register for, and upload your student videos to, […]

  4. Matt’s Media Tips and Tricks 2-13

    Ahh love is in the air and with Valentines…check that DEN-entines… just around the corner I’m exploring a few things that I love about Discovery Education this week.  This week’s edition highlights:  Five Minute Science Preps, a song about Newton’s Law and its complementary kinesthetic lecture, how Discovery Education and Pinterest.com can be used together […]

  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. Cool Winter? Check out the Iowa Hot Topics Webinar Series!

    Join Discovery Education as we explore “Hot Topics” in instructional strategies and educational technology. From Language Learners to Digital Storytelling, these are the stories that are making headlines.  Register today http://links.discoveryeducation.com/hottopics Join us as we take a deep dive into each of these topics. Back to Basics with Discovery Education STREAMING Monday, December 5 @ 3:30 PM […]

  7. Call for students to develop innovative products to solve real-world challenges

    5th annual Spirit of Innovation Challenge continues its quest to transform STEM education  HOUSTON — Recently, Nancy Conrad, founder and chairman of the Conrad Foundation, officially launched the 2011-2012 Spirit of Innovation Challenge to encourage students to create technologies and products that solve global issues. For the past four years, the Innovation competition has helped […]

  8. Bringing the Chase to Iowa!

    One of the really cool things about Discovery Education is that we can bring the world of Discovery, and its talent to educators around the country.  And on, Monday, October 17, 2011 we’re bringing Reed Timmer, Discovery Education’s Chief Meteorologist from Discovery Channel’s Storm Chasers to Iowa for a special reception with Iowa educators. If […]

  9. Whoo Hoo Westchester, NY – Here We Come!

    Attention all New York-area educators – The Discovery Educator Team is coming to town! That’s right!  On Saturday, November 5, 2011 we’ll be delivering the Westchester Day of Discovery at the Westchester County Center. What’s a Day of Discovery and why should you attend? Designed specifically for New-York-area educators, this interactive day of free professional […]

  10. Twitter in The Classroom?

    I recently saw a blog post comparing how educators use Twitter both professionally and personally.   The blog references a survey that was delivered to CoSN 2010 participants.  The survey explored two aspects of Twitter in K-12 education: educators’ personal use of Twitter and school system use of Twitter. There were two things that I […]

  11. Discovery Education Sneak Peek – Come see what’s new within Discovery Education streaming

    As you know throughout the year we collect your Discovery Education suggestions and comments.  Then, every summer, we take your suggestions and launch enhancements to the site.  Well this summer is no different and I am really excited in the direction that we are moving!  For example, the Assignment Builder, Writing Prompt Builder, and Quiz […]

  12. Fight Childhood Obesity with Energy Balance 101

    Discovery Education and the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation (HWCF) announced today an unprecedented, innovative alliance to help parents, educators, and children address the problem of childhood obesity. Energy Balance 101 is a web-based outreach campaign to encourage and promote physical activity and healthy eating, especially among children. The online campaigns address rising levels of childhood […]

  13. The Discovery Education Atlas Canada Has Launched!

    Great news!  The Discovery Education Atlas Canada is now live within the DE streaming Canada and DE streaming Canada PLUS services. What is the Discovery Education Atlas Canada you ask?  Imagine an interactive map of Canada filled with engaging content all tied to your provincial standards.   Now imagine that this content included 550 video clips […]

  14. A DEN Virtual Conference Report from Canada!

    Wow what an experience we had here in Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada! View Larger Map I can’t begin to express how welcoming everyone was.  The kindness and generosity of our hosts immediately found a way into my heart. Our conference actually started on Friday, April 23rd, when Norval, Liz and Jason took me to the […]

  15. Two Great Days…So Many Great Ways

    On April 9, 2010 the Discovery Education team hosted 100 Administrators from the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia for an Administrative Day of Discovery Throughout the day we sought to answer these essential questions: As administrators how do you facilitate the shift from the students as viewers to students as producers? How do […]

  16. Want to Shape the Future of Ed Tech?

    We want to hear from you. Discuss the future of Discovery Education streaming in one-on-one feedback sessions.  Each session will last approximately one hour. If you are interested in volunteering please send your name, school district, subjects/grades that you teach and time slot that you are interested in to Shelley Santora Jones Thursday, February 12th […]

  17. Want to Shape the Future of Ed Tech?

    We want to hear from you. Discuss the future of Discovery Education streaming in one-on-one feedback sessions.  Each session will last approximately one hour. If you are interested in volunteering please send your name, school district, subjects/grades that you teach and time slot that you are interested in to Shelley Santora Jones Thursday, February 12th […]

  18. CALLING ALL WHIZ KIDS: DISCOVERY EDUCATION AND 3M SEARCH FOR AMERICA’S TOP YOUNG SCIENTIST

     Middle School Students Can Enter for the Chance to Win $50,000 in U.S. Savings Bonds Do you know a middle school student who is eager to explore the wonders of science?  Discovery Education and 3M announce a call for entries in the 2009 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge (YSC), the nation’s premier science competition […]

  19. The First Digital President

    Yesterday the world watched as our nation’s 44th President was sworn into duty! On his way to the office, President Obama utilized a huge a variety of 21st century tools – including things like Twitter, blogs, Facebook, texting, and more – to mobilize his base and get his message out. During his campaign he stated, […]

  20. Help, I need somebody!

    The Beatles aren’t the only ones that can sing about getting help. Today I’d like to sing the praises of the DE streaming help page.  If you haven’t checked out this page I encourage you to give it a look-see.  Once there you’ll see three tabs.  The first tab, “Most Recent”  includes the most recent […]