ESC 18 - Taco Tech Tuesday

Minus the Tacos, Extra Tech!

March 3, 2020

Turn those old hand written notes into word documents!

If you are like me you have tons of old notes you took at a meeting, at a conference or that were shared with you. How awesome would it be to take those handwritten notes, pamphlets, handouts or pictures you took during a conference presentation and turn them into text in a google doc? Watch the video below to see how to take something on paper, and turn it into an electronic document automatically.

Google Tip #1

If you haven't tried google lens, it will change the way you search for items! Do you like the chairs you sat in at a meeting and want to purchase them yourself? Do you like someone's lamp but don't want to ask where they bought it? Did you see a beautiful statue downtown but don't know anything about it? Are you on vacation in a foreign country and would love to know what that sign says? Try google lens to use google search to find that item, or picture and tell you information about it, or where you can buy it. See the video below for instructions on several phone types and some examples!
How to use Google Lens: The Coolest App You Aren't Using

Esc 18 Go Links

Try our very own short links in Google!

Want to link a website, Professional Development class or google doc/sheet to a group? Customize your very own short link utilizing our own ESC 18 short link site. Instead of sharing a long URL that you will never remember for that google doc, imagine it being as simple as All files not only get personalized URL's set up and named by you, but they also keep the ESC 18 website branding. Plus it organizes all your URL files in one location so you never lose or forget them!

Visit to start creating your own short links for all those websites and files!

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Chris Enriquez

Coordinator of Instructional Technology and Analytics