ESC 18 - Taco Tech Tuesday

Minus the Tacos, Extra Tech!

August 4, 2020

Google Classroom 101 August 5th! See Flyer below.

Tech You Have To Try


The Mote chrome extension lets you easily add voice comments and feedback to shared documents. Ask students questions and provide feedback, quickly and with a human connection. Whether you're at home or in the classroom: mote helps educators and students to stay connected. Add voice comments within Google Classroom's Stream and Private Comments views. Mote works with Google Docs, Slides, and Sheets, as well as Google Classroom. Mote supports transcription in more than 15 world languages, including English, Spanish, French, Mandarin Chinese, and Portuguese.

Download the extension here.


Pick a video, add your magical touch and track your students' understanding.

Edpuzzle empowers teachers to make any video your lesson. Crop a video, explain it with your own voice and embed quizzes at any time Edpuzzle is a great tool for blended learning or making videos more interactive!

Download the extension here.


Visor is a screen dimmer and reading aid that may help with fluency, eye-strain, concentration, and comprehension whilst reading. As well as being a great general-purpose screen dimmer, Visor's overlays and point of focus feature may be assistive to users with visual perceptual difficulties such as Dyslexia, Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome, and Visual Stress. Visor also employs a point of focus feature, designed to further reduce visual confusion and the tendency to skip lines.

Download the extension here.

Hover Zoom+

Hover Zoom+ is a useful extension for hard to read and hard to see images on websites. Hover your mouse over any image on the supported websites and the extension will automatically enlarge the image to its full size, making sure that it still fits into the browser window.

Download the extension here.

Google Classroom 101

Webinar Opportunities

Prepared to Learn: A Virtual PD Series Presented by Pear Deck, Screencastify, Book Creator, and Google for Education

We've teamed up with thought leaders in education to help you leverage your G Suite for Education for student success in flexible learning environments.

This free webinar series will include Google for Education training from Google Certified Trainers, panels of educational leaders discussing challenges and solutions in today's learning environments, and sessions showcasing powerful edtech tools for learning and engagement.

Register now!

Nearpod Back to School Announcement Webinar

Join us for Nearpod's Back to School webinar! We'll share what's new with Nearpod (including an exciting, top secret update!), as well as how Nearpod can be used for Back to School, for flexing between distance and in-class learning, and more.

This webinar will be recorded, and a recording will be sent out for those who can not attend live.

Register here

Technology Help Desk

Remember to submit a Technology Help Desk ticket for any technology needs or services. Email Technology at or call the Help Desk at (432)-561-4321.

Google Educator Level 1 and 2 Certification

Click on the image below to learn more about becoming certified as a Google Educator Certification Level 1 and Level 2.

Chris Enriquez

Coordinator of Instructional Technology and Analytics