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Matt’s Tips and Tricks

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, the the first student media contest of the year! http://links.discoveryeducation.com/videochallenge.  This challenge asks your students to listen to and select one of five songs about Math, Social Studies, Science, Geography, watch its corresponding kinesthetic lecture, and then create their own interpretation of that song in a video.  10 finalists will win 30 backpacks, a Flipcam, and a DEN Polo shirt.  The Grand Prize winner will win the backpacks, Flipcam, shirt, and a school assembly!

Third – I need your help.  In order for me to keep the Matt’s Media Tips relevant, concise and timely, I need your thoughts and feedback.  I’ve created a very short little survey to help make sure that these tips and tricks stay on target and provide value to you.  Please take a few moments (less than 10 minutes) to fill out this short 15 question survey.

This week I’m highlighting the Discovery Education STEM Connect, Interactive Calendar and Atlas resources found inside the Teacher Center.  I’ve also included information about the current student media contest that we are hosting and a whole list of great webinars.   I hope that you find this information helpful. http://issuu.com/mmonjan/docs/monday_morning_media_tip_2-27?mode=window&viewMode=singlePage

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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 DEN Princess and colleague Porter Palmer, asked me if I could embed my weekly tips and tricks on the blog.  So just as the saying goes, “the bird is the word,” I will post my Matt’s weekly tips and tricks on the blog in addition to sending it out through Twitter.  This one’s for you Porter Palmer.

If you like what you see and learn please copy, share, steal, do whatever you like so that the good word gets out!