Posts By Jannita

  1. Luring Your Students Into Learning

    Every educator knows, this is the time of year when reeling your school of students in from the holiday excitement could prove to be a challenge even for the most experienced fishermen… I mean teachers. The trick becomes learning how to lure students into learning.  What bait do you have in your box? There’s an […]

  2. Oh the Weather Outside is Frightful…..

    Well, maybe not frightful, but rain is falling outside my window and according to the news report it is likely to turn to snow flurries by morning.  How do we turn news reports into learning opportunities?  Siemens Science Day: Learning By Doing makes it easy with this month’s activity theme “Weather You Like It Or […]

  3. It’s a Balancing Act

    For many of you it’s been 3 months since you have returned to school. The leaves have changed, the temperatures have dropped, precipitation in different forms has started to fall, students have completed several chapters of study, and countless papers have been reviewed and graded.  How are your energy levels? I took a nice hike […]

  4. Let’s Run Away….

    Close your eyes for a moment and imagine…a warm moist breeze, the sound of gurgling natural springs, the songs of tropical birds and every possible shade of green in the  lush landscape.  Does such a haven actually exist?!?  It does. Rancho Margot rests on 400 acres in the Costa Rica rainforest.  Though the scenery and […]

  5. Hey Mom and Dad, What’s For Dinner?

    I am sure at this time of the day, this phrase is being echoed through the homes of  thousands of kids.  Parents are in a dilemma… with a shortage of time and money, how does one make dinner (or any meal) healthy and something they will actually eat? Discovery Education and the Healthy Weight Commitment […]

  6. Kangaroos, Koalas, and Kids

    With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I am spending time thinking about the moments in my life for which I am most thankful.  I cannot express enough gratitude to Discovery Student Adventures  for allowing me to take a trip to Australia with 3 DEN Stars (Jennifer Jensen, CarolAnne McGuire, and Ken Shelton) and 12 of […]

  7. Fishing for Some Great Resources?!?


    Look no further!  Explore the Blue, brought to in partnership with Discovery Education and the Take Me Fishing Campaign, have a tackle box full of resources for you to lure learning in your class! Lesson Plans: I am in love with their cross curricular connections! Check these ones out: Physical Education: Go Fish Tag! Language […]

  8. Who’s Your 1 in 100?

    Mine is DJ. November is National Epilepsy Awareness month.  Did you know that 1 in 100 American’s suffer from Epilepsy? So who is your 1 in 100? Many of us have heard of epilepsy and we “think” we know what to do or what happens when an individual has a seizure… but what you may […]

  9. A Road Side Emergency with a Cash Prize!

    They were surprised when I shared with them that according to studies, they were considered worse drivers than the elderly.  I was surprised when I polled them, that 90% knew of a teenage that had driven under the influence. I think my family was most excited about this project.  I was the most fearful.  I […]

  10. Still on My Bucket List!

    Discovery has given me the privilege of flying around the world, but can you guess which destination is only a few hours from my house and still on my bucket list?!? Is a chasm 277 miles long and up to 18 miles wide Below Yavapai point is 2,400 feet above sea level, about 4,500 feet […]

  11. The One That Did NOT Get Away featuring Ben Parker

    Explore the Blue brought to you by the Take Me Fishing Campaign invites all K-6 teachers and students to join us for a webinar featuring Ben Parker Though he was “lured” by the big city life and dreams of wealth by the stock market, Ben Parker packed up and “cast” a different line.  Though everyone […]

  12. Exciting Enhancements Coming to DE Streaming

    We’re rolling out some new improvements to DE streaming in January and I wanted to give you all a sneak peek first! With that in mind, please join us for one our upcoming webinars.  During these sessions you’ll learn about Exciting Enhancements coming to DE streaming in January.  New features will include: Enhanced MyDE Page […]

  13. Unique Opportunity for Your Students with Type 1 Diabetes

    In honor of World Diabetes Day on November 14, Novo Nordisk, Discovery Health, Discovery Education, and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation invite your students with type 1 diabetes, their parents and caregivers to a special Youth Forum. Please share this invite with your students who have type 1 diabetes. Young Voices: Life with Diabetes Moderated […]

  14. 3 Things to Know About the ILC Conference

    Time is ticking away for to register for the upcoming Innovative Learning Conference in San Jose, CA.  It’s a conference you won’t want to miss!  So here’s 3 important things to know…. 1) DEN is hosting a Pre-Conference event on Monday, October 13th.  Seating is limited… so make sure you RSVP ASAP.  Invite is attached […]

  15. Where in the World is Jannita and David?

    Okay… I feel like that game “Where in the World is Carmen..”  I have received hundreds of emails…. read all your posts…. and have been meaning to send out pics… but let me break it down for you…. Everyone knows I am a planner… so I “planned” on having a baby… staying at the hospital […]

  16. STAR Streaming Update Webinar

    Discovery Education is excited to announce many new GREAT additions coming your way to streaming! This includes the long awaited and asked for Student Center where your students will have ability to log on and download media, better correlation with your state standards, more refined search, an update builders and my content, not to mention […]

  17. CA STARs Leave Earth with NASA and Buzz Aldrin!

    It goes without saying that this latest DEN event was definitely “Out of this World”  From the moment STARs walked in they were surrounded with the most incredible high definition images from NASA, not to mention being in the presence of NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin, and another one of their favorite scientists Bill Nye. I […]

  18. Donors Choose a STAR!

    Over the past year I have heard a lot about the website, where their tag-line reads “Teachers ask. You choose. Students Learn” It’s a great website where teachers can create their own project proposal that includes what resources will be needed and donors can log on and fund the technology needed in classrooms across […]