Author Archives: Matt Monjan

Matt’s Tips and Tricks 2-27

First and foremost we’ve upgraded our 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,

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 can be used together

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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