Tech Bytes

Carthage ISD Technology Department March 2018

20 Ways Google MyMaps can enhance lessons in any class--by Matt Miller

Matt Miller is the author of Ditch That Textbook and offers 20 ways to use Google MyMaps in any subject area. Matt says, "Maps are a fundamental part of everyday life. Even if we don’t pull paper maps out of our car glove compartments anymore, we still rely on GPS and digital directions. Without maps, we’re lost. With maps, we can clearly see how widespread or concentrated our data and content is. Maps touch practically every content area and grade level." Click here to see Matt's 20 ways to enhance lessons using Google Maps.

TCEA March webinars--Free for members!

Get Your Google On: Creating eBooks with G Suite

March 1 @ 11:45 am - 12:30 pm

Get your students more engaged with your content by having them become authors. Join us for tips, tricks, and the how-to’s of creating eBooks with G Suite for Education.


Lunch and Learn: Promoting Student Choice

March 7 @ 11:45 am - 12:15 pm

We’ve collected different apps and ideas that will help you support student choice in how they are demonstrating learning in your classroom. Join us for the inside scoop!


Lunch and Learn: Office Mix to the Rescue

March 14 @ 11:45 am - 12:15 pm

Jump in with us to see how easy it is for you and your students to use this free PowerPoint add-on to create interactive videos.


Lunch and Learn: Getting a Taste for Raspberry Pi

March 21 @ 11:45 am - 12:15 pm

Join us for resources to grow your knowledge and ability to make amazing things with Raspberry Pi. We’ll share all you need to get started!


Lunch and Learn: Use This, Not That!

March 28 @ 11:45 am - 12:15 pm

Knowing alternative apps and tools that you can use can save you money and extend resources for students. We’ll take a look at low-cost, no-cost, and open-source software that you can use tomorrow.

Region 7 Online Courses--FREE!

March 5-25--Click here to register for Online Courses available. Topics for this month include:


*App Smashing

*Digital Presentations: Web Tools for Presenting - No More "Death by PowerPoint"

*Turning in Digital Projects

*Videos for Beginners--Anyone can make them.

*Personalized Technology Training using Hoonuit.

Technology Staff

Annette Johnson--Technology Director

Debby Simpson--Administrative Assistant

Terry Caudle--Systems Administrator

Richard Sullivan--Network Administrator

Mark Baisden--Technology Specialist

Austin Smith--Student Assistant

Dakota Plumlee--Student Assistant

Message from the Director

Just a friendly reminder....Please do not keep your important logins and passwords visible around your computer or keyboard. For example, computer, email, and gradebook logins are highly confidential and no one else should have access to your accounts.


I know you have a lot of passwords to remember. In technology we have more than anyone and I keep a list in a safe and secure location. If you have any questions about this, please don't hesitate to ask.


Spring Break is right around the corner. Hope everyone has a fun and relaxing break.

Annette