ESC 18 - Taco Tech Tuesday

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March 17, 2020

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Here Are some Great Resources to Make Distance Learning Possible


Here is a great blog and checklist of possibilities and needs shared by TCEA

Google Has Answered the Need

Schools now have free access to advanced features in Hangouts Meet so educators can connect with students and facilitate remote learning. This allows users to record meetings, livestream to 100K people and add 250 people to a Hangout. These features will be available until July 1, 2020, for all G Suite for Education customers. Please see this article for more information and some great resources and training.

Google Classroom

Create Assignments, communicate with students and send feedback all from one location.

Google classroom is a tool centered on facilitating classroom instruction online. Assignments can be sent, resources can be shared and feedback can be provided to students remotely. If you are interested in Google Classroom there is a great resource provided by Google For Educators below.

Google Groups

Think of Google Groups as a great way to facilitate conversation and provide resources or information to a specific group of individuals. Where Google Groups differs from Google Classroom is the fact that students or individuals invited to the group can interact, share resources and ask questions of each other. Groups can include students, parents, other teachers, anyone who accepts joining the group. So groups could be outside the typical classroom setting and are a great solution for clubs, sports teams, parents, or for a select group of students. Here is some great info on how to create and manage groups.

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