Posts By Jannita

  1. It’s time to DEN UP!!!

    Every month, we want you to DEN UP with our monthly newsletter featuring Tech Tips and Tricks, DEN STAR educator spotlights, activities for your students, events for you, some of our favorite blog posts, and much more. Here’s what we’re featuring in September’s edition of DEN UP! DEN Connects: All new and improved featuring this […]

  2. What’s the 4-1-1?!?

    Back by popular demand the monthly webinar series  “What’s the 4-1-1?”  that highlights 4 integration strategies for using Discovery Education, 1 educational program and 1 hot topic. Each webinar allows you to walk away with a bag full of new tips, tricks and resources.  Check out our fall line-up below and register today! Click HERE […]

  3. S.O.S: Learning in Full Bloom

    Welcome to  Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series  provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Learning in Full Bloom PDF Version Background It’s likely been in your teaching ‘tool kit’ since you’ve gone through your teaching credential program.  You may have not even realized they were updated in 2000.  […]

  4. S.O.S: Make it Concrete

    Welcome to  Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series  provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Make it Concrete PDF Version Background The idea of Concrete and/or Shape poems has been utilized in classrooms for years.  This week’s strategy puts a twist on the concept by using it as an […]

  5. Celebrate Earth Day by Connecting with the DEN!

      Join Discovery Education’s innovative project that connects students and teachers with Discovery Education’s resources, new web 2.0 tools, and each other! Register today: WWW.DENCONNECTS.COM   This month we are celebrating Earth Day by learning ways to protect the planet.  Students can explore Digital Dive scavenger hunts through Discovery Education resources, educators have access to […]

  6. S.O.S: Vocabulary Stepping Stones

    Welcome to  Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series  provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Vocabulary Stepping Stones PDF Version Background Thanks to DEN STAR Susan Bowdoin from APS for showing me the great article ‘Using Video and Film in the Classroom’ from Reading.org where I am borrowing this […]

  7. S.O.S: Get a Clue

    Welcome to  Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series  provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Get a Clue PDF Version Background “All human experience is context dependent…. many investigators in reading education have stressed the importance of readers’ use of context in interpreting an verifying the meaning of words […]

  8. S.O.S: Quick Writes

    Welcome to  Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series  provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Quick Writes PDF Version Background Often times the sight of a blank white page is daunting to students who are not confident in their writing skills. Quick writes are a simple literacy strategy used […]

  9. S.O.S: Journals

    Welcome to  Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series  provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Journals PDF Version Background Carol Ann Tomlinson shared,  “There is ample evidence that students are more successful in school and find it more satisfying if they are taught in ways that are responsive to […]

  10. S.O.S: Table Top Texting

    Welcome to  Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series  provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Table Top Texting PDF Version Background According to a report by Pew Internet and American Life Project, “…texting ranks as the number one mode of communication among teenagers. Kids between the ages of 12 […]

  11. Spotlight Series Educational Apps: Drawing Pad

    Ever wonder what great educational APP you should check out for your class?!? Welcome to the Spotlight Series on fantastic apps from Discovery Educators! Featuring this week’s app: Drawing Pad Handout with Tips and Tricks Description: There are many drawing apps out there, but this one is AWESOME!  It allows users to create with many […]

  12. s.o.s: Visual Walkabout

    Welcome to  Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series  provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Visual Walkabout PDF Version Background A visual walkabout’s purpose is to provide an opportunity to engage students in a concept that will be covered by providing them ‘sneak peaks’ of important components through the […]

  13. S.O.S: Did You Hear That?!?

    Welcome to  Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series  provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Did You Hear That?!? PDF Version Background A single note from a song can take us back in time and the creak of a darkened home can send our hearts racing.  Though sound is […]

  14. Spotlight Series Educational Apps: Nearpod

    Ever wonder what great educational APP you should check out for your class?!? Welcome to the Spotlight Series on fantastic apps from Discovery Educators! Featuring this week’s app:     Nearpod Handout with Tips and Tricks Description: Nearpod is an interactive presentation tool.  The presentation is controlled by the presenter, keeping iPad users focused and […]

  15. Spotlight Series Educational Apps: Toontastic

    Ever wonder what great educational APP you should check out for your class?!? Welcome to the Spotlight Series on fantastic apps from Discovery Educators! Featuring this week’s app: Toontastic Handout with Tips and Tricks Description: Toontastic allows you to create stories using Freytag’s Pyramid for story development. There are many settings, scenes, and toys (characters) […]

  16. DEN is Taking Things to Heart!

    It’s February and our hearts are all a flutter!  Know what gets our hearts pumping the most?!?  Providing opportunities for our community to get connected… DEN Connected! Our DEN Connects team has been hard at work on new themes, lesson plans, activities, and more based on your feedback.  We’re thrilled to announce the next round […]

  17. Students Were the Stars on Digital Learning Day

    Students took center stage for Digital Learning Day!  On Wednesday, February 6th as students celebrated across the nation by using  technology and media in their classrooms, Discovery Education students and their teachers tuned in from  27 states and 4 countries to learn from each other! Students representing 8 different states shared how they use educational […]

  18. Why Should I Drink The Kool-Aid?

    I have to admit, I love it when people challenge me in professional development sessions on why they should use technology.  A few weeks ago, a woman raised her hand and I headed back to help her.  I could see the “please help/save me” on the face of her friend sitting next to her.  When […]

  19. Are you LEARNing?

    Every so often, I browse some of my favorite blogs for inspiration. I found the reminder I needed this morning on DEN Guru Jen Wagner’s blog ‘Thoughts by Jen‘. I have the privilege of traveling, presenting, and learning among very talented educators each week, but after I read Jen’s post “Opportunity: LEARN”  I have to […]

  20. S.O.S: And the Award Goes To….

    Welcome to week 16 of our Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our new S.O.S series to provide help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. And the Award Goes To… PDF Version Background Many of the strategies employed in classrooms today, deal with ways to enhance students cognitive skills.  If we focus solely […]

  21. S.O.S: Scrambled Please

    Welcome to week 15 of our Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our new S.O.S series to provide help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Scrambled Please PDF Version Background Most teachers, at some point in their teaching, have helped their students learn the important skill of sequencing. From class schedules, to steps […]

  22. S.O.S: That Sums It Up!

    Welcome to week 14 of our Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our new S.O.S series to provide help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. That Sums it Up! PDF Version Background According to Raymond Jones, on his site ReadingQuest.org, when student summarize they “strip away the extra verbiage and extraneous examples, focus […]

  23. S.O.S: Get VENN-y With It!

    Welcome to week 13 of our Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our new S.O.S series to provide help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Get VENN-y With It PDF Version Background According to Marzano, one high yield instructional strategy is helping students identify similarities and differences. In Harvey Silver’s book Compare and […]