ESC 18 - Taco Tech Tuesday

Minus the Tacos, Extra Tech!

April 7, 2020

Sir Links-A-Lot

Google Apps URL modifier

Do you like to manipulate Google app URL's to meet the needs of your students? Well, you are in luck because Sir Links-a-Lot extension has your back with big round buttons in your face to do all the work for you! Change the settings of your Google document, Force a Copy, Preview, PDF, Template all with just one click. Make sharing documents with coworkers and students even easier!

Get the Google Chrome extension here


Calendly helps you schedule meetings without the back-and-forth emails. Calendly allows you to sync your many calendars into one location and allow clients/coworkers/others to find appointment times to set up meetings easily. Setup your own Calendly URL and allow users to search for meting times hassle-free.

Click on the link here to see help articles to get you started, or watch the short informational video below.

Share to Classroom

Get your class on the same (web)page, instantly.

Get your class on the same (web)page, instantly. Google Classroom Teachers: Save time and create a more interactive class with the Share to Classroom extension. The extension allows you to push webpages to any of your Classroom classes, so they open instantly on your students' computers. With this extension, you can get your students on the right page, quickly and reliably every time. You can also post announcements, create assignments, or save webpages to post to Classroom later. Instructions on how to share and also see students' interaction is linked here.

Discovery Education

Discovery Education is here to help Texas in any way we can as you are working hard to support your communities.

To that end, we are inviting you to a webinar on Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 10AM CT. During this webinar you will find out about the supports we describe below as well as much more!

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Our teams at Discovery Education are committed to supporting you with:

Access for Students

  • Explore How Do You DE?, Virtual Field Trips, Learning Adventures, and more directly from the student landing page for self-directed learning experiences. Explore ideas for Student Exploration now.

We look forward to you joining us on the 1st!

ESC 18 Virtual Professional Development Opportunities

ESC 18 is offering virtual professional development opportunities for K-12 educators who are working remotely.

These engaging sessions will provide an opportunity for collaboration and learning as teachers step into their new roles as online instructors in the virtual classroom.

Information and session registration is located in the link below.

Blended Learning Sessions

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