Tyler's Tech Tips

October 2016

Time Test App, PBS You Choose, Quizlet Live, and ESGI

Welcome Back

Hello Huron County Educators,

I am so excited to get back into the swing of things and begin visiting your classrooms again. Similar to last year, I try to make it out to each district once every 2-3 weeks on scheduled days. I usually email a sign-up sheet for the day I am visiting a few days ahead of time. If you have any instructional technology questions, want me to teach/co-teach a lesson with you, or any other tech-based need, put your name in at a specific time on the sign-up sheet. If you need anything else, please don't hesitate to email me at tylerl@huronisd.org or call my office phone at 989-269-3494. I also want to let you know that I can come out to your school/classroom on a time that works best for you. If one of my scheduled days does not work or you need help quickly, let me know and I will do my best to assist in a timely manner.

Attention Pre-K & 1st Grade Teachers


While I was spending some time with the Harbor Beach Kindergarten and 1st grade teachers, they enlightened me to a program called ESGI (Educations Software for Guiding Instruction). It is amazing! "ESGI is the simplest, easiest to use assessment platform for conducting one-on-one assessments for emergent and non-readers," states their website. The website claims that teachers will save over 400 hours using this program. Here are some more features about ESGI:

  • ESGI has a 60-day free trial and then costs $199 a year
  • 200+ pre-made assessments including CCSS, CCGPS, TK, Pre-K, and more
  • Individual and group graphing
  • Automated parent letters including low areas such as non-mastered sight words
  • Simple sharing of assessments

Learn more about ESGI here.