Tech Bytes

Carthage ISD Technology Department April 2015

Augmented Reality brings lessons to life

Augmented reality is becoming a popular tech tool in the classroom. Lessons come to life by using technology that blends video with still pictures. Hopefully the video below will give you some ideas of how to bring your classroom to life. For more information on Aurasma, check out the App of the Month below.
Aurasma Demo

Free webinars available

Remember that TCEA members have access to FREE Lunch and Learn webinars throughout the year. Below are the webinars available in April. Just click the link to register for the event. If you cannot view during the time assigned, you will receive a link to view anytime.


April 8--Notetaking Tools and Apps

April 15--Robotics in Education

April 22--Android Apps for Grades 6-12

April 29--Become a Google Power Searcher

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

April is here and Spring has been buzzing with activities, state testing, field trips, and sports. It is a very busy time of the year.


This month will be the last time this year that I introduce new tech tools to you. In May, I will focus on Professional Development opportunities by giving you a whole list of great conferences, workshops, and webinars available this summer. In June, I will give you a year-end report with all we have accomplished this year.


We have some exciting changes coming up. We have been working on getting our district set up to work with Google Apps for Education. We hope to introduce some of the new Google opportunities in May before we leave for the summer.


I want to mention again that I would like to see how many teachers would be interested in participating in a Tech Academy. Maybe you would like to learn more about technology so you can feel more comfortable about using it in your classroom. Maybe you would like to know more so you can help out your fellow colleagues. Whatever the reason, please let me know if you are interested. Just send me an email with the subject line Tech Academy and say YES. If you have areas that interest you, please share that as well.


Have a great month!

Annette Johnson