ESC 18 - Taco Tech Tuesday

Minus the Tacos, Extra Tech!

September 14, 2021

Tech You Have To Try

In a world of new and cutting edge technology this little website that has been around forever, deserves a shout-out. is a great toolbox full of useful and often fun or engaging applications to spice up your classroom. Random name picker, fun games to add your own questions to like "Fling the Teacher", arcade game generator, crossword generator, and tons of other tools for teachers to use. What's great is you just need to go to this website and dive in to start using it!

Sleuth It

Sleuth IT detective cases/adventure games are a multi-media resource for engaging and exciting students with literacy work. Sleuth IT is a series of interactive whodunnits for the classroom which place students at the heart of the action. As each story unfolds they must turn detective, sifting through evidence, analyzing witness interviews, exploring locations, and cracking codes in order to gather all the information needed to solve the mystery. Sleuth IT works on iPad, Android, Chromebook, Windows Surface, and Windows and Mac laptops. Teachers can check out extracts from four Sleuth IT cases in the current Teacher Guide here:

Or learn more by clicking here.


Soundtrap (by Spotify) allows your students to make and mix their own podcasts and music. Let them be creative and put together a schoolwide podcast. Possibilities are endless depending on the course and topic of what stydents could talk about, create and share with each other or their campus. From their favorite cars, a local sports channel, student council the list goes on and on. To learn more click here.

Professional Development Opportunities

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

Registration opens September 23, 2021

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.