Thursday, December 4, 2014

Holiday Special! Buy One, Give Some!




'Tis the season for sharing & giving. Now through Dec. 23, you can purchase a copy of Pennies a Day, the heartwarming story of Nobel Prize winner Muhammed Yunus and the microlending movement that has lifted many from poverty, for the special price of just $5.00! This documentary comes from a larger piece shown on public television.

izzit.org will donate 20% ($1.00 per copy purchased) to Heifer International, an organization that helps families around the world feed themselves and rise from poverty through entrepreneurship and animal husbandry.

To purchase a copy for yourself, or someone else as a gift, and help izzit.org help others, go here: http://www.izzit.org/store/product_info.php?products_id=7


As an additional holiday bonus, each person who picks a free DVD, or who purchases a DVD in the month of December will be entered to win a Roku – digital streaming device.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Teachers - Check out our newest release, "Raise the Wage"

Teachers - Raise the Wage explores the history of minimum wage laws, where they can be found (or not) around the world, comparative wages, and what could occur when the wage is raised. Discover the benefits of early work experience and see what jobs teenagers are doing, and how much they make right now.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Come and meet us at the Annual Conference for Middle Level Education (AMLE2014) in Nashville, Tennessee.







Stop by the izzit.org booth, for some Free Teacher Resources, Free DVDs and you can meet these two izzit teachers, Jim Bucanan and Love Merryman. We are at the Annual Conference for Middle Level Education (AMLE2014) in Nashville, TN until November 7th.

Friday, October 10, 2014

New Release! "Escape" New DVD Grades 7-12

Discover our Compelling New Release!


"In South Korea, everyone is entitled to have a dream."—Dae Sung Kim


To feed his family in North Korea, Dae Sung Kim illegally traded goods across the border with China, and was put on a government watch list. To save himself, he had to flee south. Life in South Korea was much different. In North Korea, there were times he went without food for a whole week and his only dream was to eat a stomach-full. In South Korea, he found plentiful food and a place where people had bigger dreams. Dae Sung Kim became a venture capitalist for other North Korean refugees, helping them start businesses and transform their dreams into reality.  Learn how Korea became two very different countries divided by the 38th Parallel. Hear Kim's story of Escape! from North Korea, and how he hopes to one day return to his former homeland. For more information, go to http://www.izzit.org/home_offers/escape/index.php.

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Pups of Liberty Producers/Animators Visit Us!


Jennifer & Bert Klein, producers/directors/lead animators of our "Pups of Liberty: Boston Tea-Bone Party" DVD, are in town today, visiting our offices. This morning they spoke to a group of 5th graders at Grover Cleveland Elementary School in Erie, PA. Here are some pictures of them from the trip. The kids were spellbound by Pups, and they were treated to a sneak-peek at the next Pups of Liberty, which we're working on now. "Pups of Liberty: The Dogclaration of Independence" should be released next fall! The Kleins also taught the students the basics of animation.


This is the Kleins before the presentation.


This is just after the students finished viewing Pups of Liberty. They were absolutely spellbound by the video!


We gave away several copies of the video to students. Jen & Bert autographed them for the kids.

It was a fantastic opportunity for us, and we're very thankful to Grover Cleveland Elementary school, and all of the 5th grade teachers, especially Ms. Conrad! 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

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Friday, September 12, 2014

What our teachers are saying about us?


izzit.org DVDs provide a much needed connection to the real world in very meaningful ways and gives updated information that is not always covered in the textbooks. - Smithville, TN
Great video as always. I can always depend on izzit for down-to-earth, sensible, economic educational videos. Thank you. - Knoxville, TN
I have always enjoyed the way the videos are very concise and to the point. They are excellent discussion starters interest stimulators and informative. I recommend them highly. - Lake Waccamaw, NC
I have always been pleased with the professional quality of the videos and teacher's guide with your products. - Louisville, KY


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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Welcome back, teachers! Hope your summer vacation was a good one, and that your upcoming year goes smoothly.


Since it’s a new school year, make sure you log in at www.izzit.org and select your free DVD for the year. (Check your status because you may have to leave feedback before making a new choice.)

We’ve made some updates for the new year. You can now choose another copy of a DVD that you’ve received in the past. So if you had a favorite DVD and it’s gone missing, you can pick it again. You’re still limited to one copy of a given title per school year. (The izzit.org school year runs July 1 – June 30.) Maybe you want a duplicate copy of your favorite so you can let your students borrow it for viewing at home.

We’ve also given our homepage a “facelift” to make it more modern and appealing. The biggest change you’ll notice is that the log in is now in the upper right corner, as you find on most websites. Also you can enter your email and your password at the same time – no more “two stage” log in.

 
Make sure you stay in touch! We’ve got lots of new releases and exciting contests coming up this year.

Thursday, July 10, 2014





This year, izzit.org changed up our Teacher of the Year program. We invited previous Teachers of the Year to nominate exceptional teachers they knew who were using izzit.org DVDs in their classrooms. Those nominees were then asked to respond to several essay questions, including one about their favorite izzit.org DVD and how they used it with students.

We are extremely pleased to honor these dedicated, hard-working teachers: (from left to right) Connie Walsh-Toler, Karlee Dodson, and Love Merryman.

These outstanding educators won an all-expenses-paid trip to Chicago, where they participated in our planning session for the upcoming school year, offering valuable insights about their classrooms/students and suggestions for how izzit.org can better serve teachers and their students in the future. They were also presented with the David & Annette Jorgensen Award of Excellence, a cash prize of $2,000, a full set of izzit.org DVDs, and lifetime  izzit.org Plus memberships.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

“Name a Pup” Contest Winner!





Congratulations to Linette Farris, and her Title 1 class at Emile Elementary School in Bastrop, Texas. They came up with the winning name “Pawtrick Henry” for historical figure Patrick Henry in our recent “Name a Pup” contest. Ms. Farris is seen here with her new Kindle Fire, her prize for participating and winning the contest.

Her students will be enjoying a pizza party on the last day of school as well. They will also receive on-screen credit in the upcoming “Dogclaration of Independence” film.

There were many wonderful names submitted! So many, in fact, that we are also honoring several other names with an "honorable mention." These classes will receive an autographed drawing for their classroom, and credit in the upcoming Pups 2 film. Here are the runners up: 

Howliver Woofcott - Angela Malais Ms. Malais' 5thGrade class, Big Spring Elementary School, Simi Valley, CA 
William Whippet - Mrs. McClammy's Resource Class, Edison Elementary School, Bristow, OK 
Betsy Paws - Mrs. Cantu's 2nd Grade Classes, Lola Mae "Carter Academy School of the Performing Arts," Houston, TX 
Tom Houndstooth - Mrs. Corbin's 4th grade class, Tishomingo Elementary, Tishomingo, OK 
Simon Bones - Mrs. Davis' 3rd Period Class, Colmer Middle School, Pascagoula, MS 

Congratulations to all of you, and thanks so much for entering the “Name a Pup” contest.