ESC 18 - Taco Tech Tuesday

Minus the Tacos, Extra Tech!

May 11, 2021

Tech You Have To Try


Looking for a new great way to collaborate in class or with coworkers? Miro is a great cloud-based whiteboard collaboration tool that functions with ease to add text, pictures, icons, and also upload google documents right into the platform. One great feature of Miro is the ability to create frames that serve two purposes: outline an area to confine thoughts, but also present each frame as a slide for a presentation. To learn more about Miro click here.


Want a fun and new way to teach math and have students critically think to solve puzzles? Solvemoji combines math, puzzles, and emojis to create problems geared to test student's math skills in a fun and challenging way! Students can compete on leaderboards, daily, weekly, or all time. Great daily warm-up, or challenge for your students. Work puzzles online or download the app on the App Store or Google Play. To learn more about Solvemoji click here.


KeepTheScore is an online software for scorekeeping. Create your own scoreboard for up to 150 players and start tracking points. It's mostly free and requires no user account.

This website is ideal for any situation where you need to track points and make the scoreboard available to other people online. It's great for use in the classroom, for school sports, sales competitions and all other situations where ease-of-use and fun are important.

You can use this software in your browser without downloading or installing anything, without registration, without providing your email. Has a new click counter feature to keep track of one thing or multiple things that need tracking or counting. To learn more or to start using KeepTheScore click here.


Photo software can be expensive and often difficult to work with. IMGonline is geared to solving many photography needs online and easy to do! Resize images, convert, compress, add filters like pencil sketch or engraving to an image, overlay two images, retouch images and any color changing needed like brightness, etc. You can even cut an image into more than one file, combine images into one, create 3-d photos, or create gifs. Tons of ability in one place with easy directions. To learn more about IMGonline click here.

Webinar Opportunities

TCEA Elementary Technology Conference

Online Conference Begins June 13, 2021

Soak up summer learning and find fresh teaching strategies at a conference for just elementary educators.

Conference Content Available Until July 12

Find fresh insights for your classroom, juicy tech tips, and plenty of lively ways to connect at the 2021 TCEA Elementary Technology Conference. This is the event of the year for those working in primary education.

You’ll get powerful, specific resources for your grade level and specialization along with earning required credit hours. Here’s your opportunity to recharge and renew your commitment to young learners.


DMAC Virtual Academy

Attend the Virtual DMAC Academy and receive training over these great topics:

  • Local Assessments & Online Testing
  • Data Analysis and Reports
  • Student Documentation
  • Training Geared Specifically for Administrators

Register for any of the available times based on your individual training needs. All sessions will be conducted via Zoom. NOTE: Any K-12 school in Texas is eligible to register on the link included. Classes are offered free of charge. Register soon -- SEATS ARE LIMITED!




TWTCON (Teach with Tech Conference) is an entirely online professional development experience for K-12 educators using technology in their classrooms. Teachers participate in a wide range of sessions all online that focus on your classroom teaching strategies with technology. Learn cutting-edge technology integration techniques and lessons from experts delivered via video sessions.

75+ Sessions and it's totally online!

Videos available July 12th - Oct 30th

Learn more


ISTE Live 21

Immersive and exploratory, ISTELive 21 will be unlike any other online education conference out there. We’ve designed a custom experience that allows you to:


Get expert advice on engaging with students in online, blended and face-to-face settings.


Choose from hundreds of learning opportunities in a variety of formats. Attend live or save them for later.


Connect with presenters, educators and tech company reps via text, chat or video call.


Revisit sessions and review learning materials for 6 months after the conference.

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.