Posts By Howard Martin

  1. DEN SaturdayCON in Austin!

    Who needs Saturday morning cartoons! Instead, spend a Saturday morning with the DEN! In the family of VirtCon, SciCon, TechBookCon, and Chili Con Queso, the DEN SaturdayCON will be a fun day of learning technology for the classroom! Join discussions on how to support your classroom instruction with Discovery Education’s streaming and Builder Tools. Explore […]

  2. SXSiPad Day in Austin, Texas!

    Right up front, I’ll say that it is not an official SXSW event, but this SXSiPad will be a fun day of Discovering about using iPads in the classroom!  We are going to have multiple venues, er, sessions about using iPads as instructional tools, managing Apps on the iPad, setting up iPads for classroom use, […]

  3. May's Texas PhotoWalk Winner!

     The results are in!  After counting the votes, the 2010 Texas PhotoWalk winner was Susan Turner from Blalack Middle School. Her photo of the river kayak won her a special prize from Discovery Education. Susan shared with us, “I am so glad I went on this walk.  I have been and am talking to people […]

  4. Award-Winning Stars!

    Each year, TCEA gives awards to teachers across the state. Two of the awards this last year went to two of our great DEN Stars out of Bastrop, Texas. Peggy Perkins (on left) won the Professional Educator Grant at TCEA in February.  Her main job is to be the GT Support Teacher at Mina Elementary […]

  5. ISTE Pre-Conference at the Denver Zoo

    Going to Denver for ISTE this summer? If you plan on getting there early, consider registering for the Discovery Pre-Conference at the Denver Zoo. This day will provide ISTE attendees and area educators with an exciting and enriching day of free professional development focused on creative ways to engage students using digital media and technology. […]

  6. Spring PhotoWalk 2010

    cc licensed flickr photo shared by brookenovak Walks Across Texas! A photowalk is designed to get people out and practicing photography skills in the company of others. Find out new things about your camera, how to shoot subjects better, and just relax with other teachers who enjoy it too! Discovery Education is hosting three walks […]

  7. Discover Summer Institute 2010

    One of the best things I have done in my professional career was to attend a Discovery Summer Institute. The professional development was incredibly relevant to what students were needing in the classroom and I learned new tools and new ways to use old tools for instruction. But mostly, I found a network of teachers […]

  8. FREE Virtual Field Trip with Philippe Cousteau!

    Discovery Education and Education Service Center Region XI are proud to present Texas educators a captivating Virtual Field Trip for Texas elementary school students.  Join Philippe Cousteau, grandson of the legendary Jacques Cousteau and Discovery Education Chief Spokesperson for Environmental Education, as he takes your students to the Seattle Aquarium to explore animal adaptation in […]

  9. DEN SCIcon Success!

    Sixty-four teachers joined the Discovery Educator Network Virtual Science Conference at Finch Elementary in McKinney, Texas. Braving the 11 degree temperatures in Texas, the teachers were provided with some of the most effective strategies for transforming their science classes through the meaningful and effective integration of digital media content. Sessions included ideas from Geocaching to […]

  10. TCEA 2010 Pre-Conference!

    Discovery Education and the Texas DEN Leadership Council proudly present a Day of Discovery at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum on Tuesday, February 9, 2010. This Day of Discovery will provide Texas educators and welcomed guests with an exciting and enriching day of professional development focused on creative ways to engage your students […]

  11. Last Chance to Register for DEN Virtual Conference!

      Join thousands of educators online and in-person as the DEN team goes house to house to explore the many digital treats available to educators today.  During this unique professional development event you have the flexibility to attend online or in-person at one of many regional events hosted by the DEN Leadership Councils. The day […]

  12. Austin Photo Walk Postponed

    The Photo Walk scheduled for Austin today is being postponed to a later date. After receiving about 4 inches of rain for the year, we have gladly accepted about 3 inches during the last hour in some parts of Austin and 6 inches in a couple of places in the county this morning. We have […]

  13. Texas Den Photo Walk 2009!

    Hey Texas! It’s time for the First Texas DEN Photo Walk! We were so impressed with the international photo walk earlier in the year (, we decided to do our own with Texas educators. This Saturday, September 12th, four cities will be hosting a photo walk for DEN teachers. Our photo walk will start at […]

  14. Join The DEN For A Day Of Discovery At The Ballpark!

    (Okay, start humming in the background now… “Take Me Out To The Ballpark..”) Hey, it’s still summertime and Discovery Education is bringing more fun to Texas!  I’ve been a part of numerous Discovery Institutes and Days of Discovery and none of them failed to deliver on the promise of great professional development.  Account Manager Justin […]