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. Pushing Out Those Powerpoints!

    Just a quick post to let you know that more inhabitants have moved into the Birdhouse.  I have updated the page so that it now includes Powerpoints that show you how to tell a story with a few web 2.0 applications sites, create an multimedia powerpoint, and more! Check them all out by visiting the […]

  2. DEN Mid-Atlantic Regional Insitute Resources!

    What a great couple of days! I have really enjoyed working with each and every participant! I have especially enjoyed seeing that a-ha moment occur followed by the “You mean I can…” or “Wait that means I can…” Very cool stuff! As we mentioned in this morning’s session, you can access the Powerpoint presentations, links […]

  3. Right Back At You Texas!

    We finally got to complete our message after a whirlwind of activity here at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Institute in Long Branch, NJ. We are, and you’ll see below, standing on some very famous steps at Monmouth University. Famous you ask? Famous we say. Because this is where the movie Annie was filmed. And while we […]

  4. Back to School Bonanza!

    Man how fast did this summer go by? I swear I closed my eyes on June 1 and when I opened them it was almost August! What happened to the slow lazy hazy days of summer? Since the new school year is once again rapidly approaching we have set up a number of Back to […]

  5. Back To School Bonanza!

    Man how fast did this summer go by?  I swear I closed my eyes on June 1 and when I opened them it was almost August!  What happened to the slow lazy hazy days of summer? Since the new school year is once again rapidly approaching we have set up a number of Back to […]

  6. We Can Change The World Challenge

    Hello my fellow geekybirders – does that make multiple readers a geeky flock? This is coming to you hot off the presses! The Siemens Foundation, Discovery Communications and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) have joined together to inspire student achievement in sustainability through a comprehensive education initiative, the Siemens We Can Change the World […]

  7. Networking at NECC – part deux

    Well I finally got home at 3:30 this morning and crawled into bed. Even though I was exhausted, I couldn’t fall asleep because I was still energized from all of the new information that I learned, the connections that I made, and the many creative tech-integration strategies that educators shared with me while I was […]

  8. Networking at NECC

    I can’t believe how fast NECC has come upon us! It seems like only yesterday we were in Atlanta – learning from each other and exploring new ideas. So tomorrow, before the sun rises, I will find myself at the airport on my to San Antonio, Texas. I’ve set my brain on Sponge so that […]

  9. A Plethora of Presentations for your Perusal

    Ok I admit it, I’ve always wanted to use the word “plethora” in a sentence and I’m a sucker for alliteration. Weird right? Well, my dear friends, over the years I have collected a myriad of how-to instructions and ed tech integration ideas/solutions and put them together into presentations and pdfs. I have tried to […]

  10. Days of Discovery

    Can I get a Whoop Whoop for VA and the VA DEN?!? The VA DEN LC helped organize and deliver a fantastic VA Day of Discovery on Saturday, June 7, 2008! I am still so excited that we had over 50 educators in person and another 30 on-line come together and share their time, creativity, […]

  11. Newest House On The Block

    Over the year’s I’ve posted PowerPoint presentations, Word Docs, and more on the streaming A-Z blog but found that they can be hard to find the more I post. So that said, I have created the Bird House page to post resources that I have created or collected from my tech friends. I’ll try to […]

  12. Transforming…more than meets the eye

    At the risk of sounding too geeky – I’ve renamed this blog in reference to a few different things: One of my all-time favorite cartoons, Transformers, (loved movie too) when I was growing up (ok maybe still) The Phoenix bird (see image in header) My love for technology and its impact within the classroom All […]

  13. Are You Feeling Blue?

    I got this cool trick via DEN Stars, Cindy Lane and Jen Dorman and man is it cool! Did you know that you can use the blue screen feature in Windows MovieMaker?  Yeah – how cool is that?  And since MovieMaker is a free download you don’t have to purchase an expensive movie editor to […]


    This is way too exciting and way too cool and I wish I could take credit for figuring this out.  Yesterday my colleague Kim Randall (DEN Account Manager, Western Region) sent me instructions that she received from Dennis Cowick a DEN Star Educator from San Diego Unified School District. CC Instructions for Macs I have […]

  15. The DEN is Just Awesome

    Recently my colleague Kim Randall – DEN Western Region- sent me a link to the embedded video below. Which got me thinking about our LCs- in a song like way… I Love ALL our teachers from coast-to-coast But of the Mid-Atlantic, I have to boast We’ve got Virginia and it’s LC team And Pennsylvania – […]


    Join us on Monday, April 28, 2008 at 6:00pm EST for the first ever Mid-Atlantic DEN STAR Drive-in. What will the drive in feature be you ask? The DEN of course! We’ll have our DEN Stars take you behind the scenes and explain why they joined and discuss what they feel are the most important […]

  17. Ever wanted to be in a game?

    I’ve seen our educators do some really neat stuff, but this has got to be one at the top of the list! Earlier this month I had the chance to travel to Alabama and visit Redstone Arsenal with a JROTC class from Bob Jones High School. During our visit the students were able to immerse […]


    Hey guys, Just in case you didn’t see this posting check out the information about the DEN National Institute. July 21-25, 2008 we will have a National Institute where 100 educators from all over the country will have the chance to come to our world head quarters in Silver Spring, MD and participate in a […]

  19. Fun in Frederick!

    What a day we had in Western Maryland! On Tuesday, March 4, 2008, Lance Rougeux – Director of the Discovery Educator Network and or Mr. Pennsylvania – your call, Dennis Swain – DEN Account Manager for the North East, Alex Morrison – Director of Sales, Mid-Atlantic, and I had the chance to meet, interact, and […]

  20. Playing Around at PETE and C

    It was great to see lots of familiar faces and meet new ones at this year’s PETE and C.   One of my favorite moments was getting to share the stage with Lance Rougeux and Steve Dembo as we unveiled this year’s “Streaming with the Stars” presentation. If you’re asking yourself what the heck is “Streaming […]