ESC 18 - Taco Tech Tuesday

Minus the Tacos, Extra Tech!

May 12, 2020

Remote Learning with Pear Deck Webinar

Imagine if you could engage every student in your class, every day. What if you could instantly see who’s confused and who’s ready for more? That’s the power of Pear Deck. And now, with the Pear Deck for Google Slides Add-on, you can add the magic of formative assessments and interactive questions to your presentations right from Google Slides.

Join us for a webinar on May 20th at 1 pm featuring Pear Deck for Remote Learning. A representative from Pear Deck will join us to cover: The basics of creating and presenting with Pear Deck, best practices for leading discussions and engaging students remotely, and how to use Pear Deck features to facilitate synchronous and asynchronous remote lessons.

This is a one-hour session online and is free of charge. Click here to register.


Flippity easily turns any Google spreadsheet into flashcards, a badge creator, a spelling quiz, a memory game, a word search, a random name picker, an interactive timeline, and more. Teachers can use Flippity for a variety of purposes: to present to the class, to assess individual students, or to have students make their own creations. There are demos and instructions on how to turn a google sheet into any of these awesome interactive features listed by clicking here.

Read Along by Google

Read Along is a free reading app for Android that helps children have fun while they learn to read.

Read Along has an in-app reading buddy that listens to your young learner read aloud, offers assistance when they struggle and rewards them with stars when they do well – guiding them along as they progress. It works best for children who already have some basic knowledge of the alphabet.

Click here to download from the play store.

What is Blended Learning???

What's Up With...Blended Learning?

Sign up for our Blended Learning sessions this summer. (Online/Distance Learning will be an option for June 2nd)

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.

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 is a super-fast way to put whiteboards in every student's hands and get fast formative assessment results digitally. Take the old whiteboard model from inside the classroom and transport it to remote or digital learning. Currently, there is no way to save so it only works during the live session, but if you need to keep the info you could take a screenshot. But regardless, the data you could get in a world of remote learning is awesome!