ESC 18 - Taco Tech Tuesday

Minus the Tacos, Extra Tech!

June 23, 2020

Blended Learning Made Easy Sessions June 24th and July 27th!!! See Flyers Below

Tech You Have To Try

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Parlay is an instructional tool, content creator, and service provider. Parlay helps teachers inspire meaningful and inclusive discussions in their classrooms. Create a discussion prompt, either your own or from a library of topics. Students then create their own unique responses which can include media. Students can then provide peer feedback. Responses and analytics are recorded for a deeper dive into analyzing the prompt. For a demo and more info click here.

Google's Link to Text Fragment

Want to link students to a text? Even better, want to link them to a text and highlight a specific phrase, passage or even word? This extension allows for easily creating a special link to the currently selected text on a web page via the context menu. When opening such a special link, a compatible browser will scroll the selected text into view and highlight it. Now send students to a page and place emphasis on a specific phrase or paragraph. To add the Google Chrome extension click here.

One Tab

We all do it, one moment we look up and have too many tabs open to even count. But we don't want to start closing tabs and lose the info we have open and forget it. This chrome extension can help. Whenever you find yourself with too many tabs, click the OneTab icon to convert all of your tabs into a list. When you need to access the tabs again, you can either restore them individually or all at once.

When your tabs are in the OneTab list, you will save up to 95% of memory because you will have reduced the number of tabs open in Google Chrome. To learn more or download this extension click here.

Emoji Keyboard - Emojis for Chrome

Liven up your emails, messages, and web documents. Emoji Keyboard is a free extension that lets you input emojis on the web browser of your computer. This Emoji Keyboard extension lets you input emojis right in a web browser. It also comes with extensive search functionality that helps easily find an emoji by keywords.

Click on the extension icon to invoke an emoji keyboard. You can even hover on emojis to see their meanings. And just click on an emoji to copy it to the clipboard & insert it. To learn more or to download the extension click here.

Blended Learning Sessions

Webinar Opportunities

ISTE's Summer Learning Academy

Enhance your online teaching skills!

3 weeks of learning for just $20!

July 13-31

Online learning support for K-12 educators in a flexible format that works for you! Whether you’re teaching online or in a blended setting, ISTE’s three-week Summer Learning Academy will prepare you for school this fall.

Flexible formats: Webinars, micro-courses, and a professional learning community.

Affordable price: $20 for three weeks, plus get a coupon to purchase ISTE membership for just $60 after registering

Professional credit: Eligible for continuing education units (CEUs) and graduate-level credit.

Register Here

Teach With Tech Conference

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. Sessions start on July 27th and videos of online sessions are available to watch until September 30th. Learn More here. Early Bird tickets are $19.99

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.

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.

Chris Enriquez

Coordinator of Instructional Technology and Analytics