Tech Bytes

Carthage ISD Technology Department September 2015

Google Forms & Flubaroo

Google Forms can be used for so many things in the classroom. Click here to see 5 ways teachers could use Forms and save time.


I used a Google Form when I sent you the Technology Inventory request. As you answered the questions, those responses fed into a spreadsheet that was automatically created for me in Google Drive so I could easily sort and submit the report to the administration office.


There are so many ideas for Google Forms on Pinterest, including how to create a test and have an add-on called Flubaroo grade it for you. Click here to learn how to create the test in Google Forms and use Flubaroo to grade automatically.



I hope Google Forms can help you in your classroom.

International Dot Day--Sept. 15th

International Dot Day is named for the classic Peter H. Reynolds storybook The Dot. The book shares the story of a girl who begins a journey of self-discovery after a caring teacher challenges her to “make her mark.” What started as a story in the pages of a book is transforming teaching and learning around the world as people of all ages re-discover the power and potential of creativity in all they do. Get Started! Get Inspired! Get Connected! Click here to sign-up and take part in International Dot Day.

September TCEA Webinars--FREE to members

Lunch & Learn webinars are from 11:45 am-12:15 pm. If you cannot attend the live event, register for the webinar and they will email you a link to the recording.


Sept. 2--Differentiating with Technology

Sept. 9--Mix for Microsoft PowerPoint

Sept. 16--Using Twitter to Find Great Resources for Your Classroom

Sept. 23--Gamify Your Classroom



Get your Google On webinars--11:45 am--12:30 pm

Sept. 3--Google Apps for Education Update

Technology Staff

Annette Johnson--Technology Director

Debby Simpson--Administrative Assistant

Richard Sullivan--Network Administrator

Terry Caudle--Systems Administrator

Mark Baisden--Technology Specialist

Martin Martinez--Technology Specialist

Message from the Director

Hello CISD! September is here and hopefully you have had a great start to the school year.


Anytime you need to go back and review one of the monthly newsletters, I have archived all the Tech Bytes on the CISD Technology webpage. Just click here to access any of them at any time, any where you have internet access.


I also want you to know that I am available if you ever want to come by and visit me regarding technology in any way for your classroom. Or I can come see you on your conference period. Of course, most of your wants/needs will need to be approved by your campus principal, but I can offer suggestions that are doable for you and your students.


Have a great month!

Annette