Posts By Jannita

  1. S.O.S: Six Word Stories

    Welcome to week 11 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. Six Word Stories PDF Version             Background According to Reading Rockets, “Summarizing teaches students how to discern the most important ideas in a […]

  2. S.O.S: A-E-I-O-U

    Welcome to week 10 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. A-E-I-O-U PDF Version               Background As students, particularly language learners, are developing their ability to interpret information, it is important that we […]

  3. S.O.S.: Surround Sound

    Welcome to week 9 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. Surround Sound PDF Version               Background Hearing a few notes of sound can transport us back in time to an important moment […]

  4. It’s Not Just a Bunch of Blabber: Connecting Students, Content, Digital Media, and Web 2.0 throughDEN Connects

    The Discovery Educator Network welcomes guest blogger and DEN STAR Ginni Rushing from Santa Rosa, FL.  Below, Ginni describes her students involvement in the DEN Connects Habitat Project. Utilizing the various activities from DEN Connects has been a positive experience for my third graders!  They enjoyed the Digital Dives on habitats, even asking to watch […]

  5. S.O.S.: Vocabulary Scavenger Hunt

    Welcome to week 8 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. Vocabulary Scavenger Hunt PDF Version             Background Utilizing video segments provides a wonderful opportunity to provide content to students in auditory and visual […]

  6. S.O.S: Half the Story

    Welcome to week 7 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. Half the Story PDF Version           Background How many of us have ever struggled to begin student conversation around a particular topic? They say […]

  7. Connect and Celebrate… Holidays Around the World!

    Join educators from around the world, as they learn how to integrate Discovery Education digital resources into lessons about how countries celebrate traditions, complete student digital scavenger hunts, explore how your students can create customizable Google Maps, and connect your classes to discuss what they love to celebrate through video chats.         […]

  8. S.O.S: Where in the World

    Welcome to week 6 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. Where in the World PDF Version           Background When we can’t take our children around the world, we need to find creative ways to […]

  9. S.O.S: Can You Guess My 2-1-4

    Welcome to week 5 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. 2-1-4 (PDF Version)           Background My very creative friend and colleague, Lance Rougeux started a project  last year with his wife’s class. When he […]

  10. Politics That Matter

    Wikipedia defines politics as a term generally applied to the art or science of running governmental or state affairs, including behavior within civil governments, but also applies to institutions, fields, and special interest groups such as the corporate, academic, and religious segments of society. It consists of “social relations involving authority or power” and to […]

  11. S.O.S: Reading Between the Lines

    Welcome to week 3 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. Reading Between the Lines PDF Version Background Words are a powerful force, but yet often we do all the talking. Sometimes what is best is to allow the […]

  12. S.O.S: Shake It Up Baby

    Welcome to week 3 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. Shake It Up Baby PDF Version Background Shake things up and explore more Discovery Education resources.  Do you realize that DE has hundreds of songs in every subject […]

  13. S.O.S: Silence is Golden

    Welcome to week 2 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. Silence is Golden (PDF Version) BACKGROUND Discovery Education contains thousands of video segments.  Some may contain just the right audio you want, others the right imagery, and sometimes […]

  14. Pack Up! We’re heading around the world with DEN Connects!

    We’ll bundle up in parkas and  head to the northern pole and then make a splash with humpbacks!  We hope you are ready for an amazing journey around our globe as we explore habitats through a variety of activities. DEN Connects is designed to connect you and your students with DE resources, each other, and […]

  15. Who’s On Your Speed Dial?

    I’ll never forget the day a kindergartner was sent to my classroom for bad behavior.  I knew the teacher was at the end of her rope to send him my way and that the goal was to get him to shape up.  When I started to discuss his behavior he actually said, “Are you almost […]

  16. How are you feeling?!?

    It’s the question I am sure several of us have asked at least a dozen children in the past week as our kids, nieces, nephews, and friends head back to school. I have heard “scared” “excited” “nervous” and know the kids would be just amazed to hear that often times their teachers are feeling the […]

  17. Get Your Game On!

    Even the greatest athletes in the world acknowledge the need for learning from others, having a coach and mentor to help them refine their game. As educators, it is our job to model life long learning.  It never ceases to amaze me how much I can still learn about digital integration strategies from simple conversations […]

  18. Discovery Education Hot Topics Webinar Series

    The Discovery Educator Network is proud to host a webinar series for educators interested in learning more about hot topics in education. Join us for a 1-hour webinar each month, as we explore and uncover many ways Discovery Education resources can help you seamlessly integrate your new found knowledge. Spring Schedule All sessions will be […]

  19. 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 […]

  20. 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 […]