ESC 18 - Taco Tech Tuesday

Minus the Tacos, Extra Tech!

October 12, 2021

Tech You Have To Try


I have been looking for this all my life! Have you ever tried to describe to someone how to do something online, and wish there was an easy way to make a tutorial without having to take a bunch of screenshots and type up some directions? Let me introduce you to iorad. Makes creating tutorial videos by following your clicks, and your mouse. Think of all the useful ways you can use easy made tutorials in your classroom, for your students, for individuals who struggle with technology. Now you have a way to show them step by step that's easy and efficient. Learn more by clicking here.
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I struggled with citations in school. It was a difficult process to learn and it seemed to always change from one year or format to the next. I wish I had Mybib when I was in college or high school. Mybib is a chrome extension and website that will create citations automatically from the resource you have pulled up in chrome or from entering in the book/journal etc... information. APA 7, no problem, oh you want APA 6, or MLA 9, all with the click of a button. A game-changer for students who write papers, or dissertations. Sometimes things don't need to be difficult. Learn more by clicking here.


Webpaint is the perfect tool to add as a chrome extension for those who are cast or project their computer screen in person or virtually. Webpaint allows you to turn on the application within the webpage and write, draw, add images or shapes and even allows you to take a screenshot of what you create to save it. It's like having your very own smartboard. To learn more about Webpaint click here.

Taco Spin

TACOS?!? I saw this shared by someone else and I had to include it. I mean it's our Smore's namesake. Meet Taco Spin, the website we, who love tacos, can mindlessly and entertainingly watch, yes you guessed it, a taco spin! Music is even included by clicking in the bottom right corner. A running count of how many times the taco spins, and funny text that updates as you watch. It won't impact your students but sometimes we just need good, mindless fun/entertainment haha. To visit the amazing taco site, Taco Spin click here.

Professional Development Opportunities

ISTE Creative Constructor Lab October 15-17

The Creative Constructor Lab Virtual lets you try out vibrant, media-rich projects that will give you confidence with cutting-edge digital tools.

Learn during over 40 sessions across nine themes through unique and playful formats that inspire creativity.

You can participate in:

Immersive, hands-on creation labs

Creativity Coach office hours

Daily design challenges

Experimental playgrounds

Energize and skill-ups

Educator stories

To register for CCL Replay where you can watch all the recorded sessions or learn more click here.

2022 TCEA Convention & Expo

The 2022 TCEA Convention & Exposition puts you up-close with the best practices in teaching and learning, as well as strategies for technology integration, implementation, and management that align with your learning goals. You’ll also uncover inventive ways to nurture student voice, develop social-emotional learning, and create good digital citizens.

February 7-10, 2022

Dallas, Texas

Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center


Training Opportunities

Blended Learning

Blended Learning is a hot topic, and most districts claim to be utilizing it since COVID, but did you know actual Blended Learning processes rarely get utilized in the COVID virtual or in-person classrooms!?! Learn what Blended Learning actually looks like in the classroom and how to utilize it in your school/district. Blended Learning Made Easy sessions are given throughout the year, please see our PD calendar for info or see our more intensive Blended Learning Package below. Please contact me if you are interested or want to learn more!
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Google Training

Google Educator Certification Training or Google Suite training is available. Google Certification ensures teachers are well based and take full advantage of the wide-spread capabilities that the Google Suite offers to make teaching and learning more tech-friendly, accessible, and efficient.

We also offer training in Google Suite applications like Gmail, Drive, Slides, Calendar, and others to increase your staff/campus productivity. Feel free to contact me to learn more.


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.

Chris Enriquez

Director of Instructional Technology and Analytics

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.