Author Archives: Howard Martin

DEN SaturdayCON in Austin!

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

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,

Grant’s Tomb or Grant Writer’s Heaven?

Writing grant applications over the years, I collected a nice graveyard of dead grants. Partially, my limitation at the time was the lack of grant sources that really fit our needs. Finding good sources for grants can help keep your grants out of Grant’s Tomb. Tech and Learning has a great website that lists grants

Dynamic Duo in San Antonio

Welcome to San Antonio, Steve Dembo and Hall Davidson! On behalf of the Texas DEN LC, San Antonio would like to extend a hearty welcome to the Dynamic DEN Duo, Steve Dembo and Hall Davidson. Steve and Hall will be speaking to the management and supervisory school district personnel for the North East Independent School

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

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

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.

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