Tech Bytes

Carthage ISD Technology Department November 2017

Google Tips and Tricks


I have found some good short videos to help with Google training if you need it. This one is about 6 minutes long and has some good tips for using Gmail.

Google Classroom Updates

This 4-minute video announces the new features in Google Classroom for this school year.
10 Exciting NEW Google Classroom Features! Back to School 17-18

Google Docs

This one is about 13 minutes long and goes through using Google Docs, which is similar to Microsoft Word. If you have students writing or doing any kind of research, check out this video. It goes over revision history and how to easily create citations on the page. Check it out.

Region 7 Online Courses--FREE!

Carthage ISD is part of the Digital Learning Co-op at Region 7. This allows teachers and staff to take the following online courses, FREE! Click here to register for any online course or webinar below.

For online courses, once you register, you will receive a link in your email that will open on the dates below. You may work on the course anytime, anywhere you have internet access during these dates.

Nov. 6-26

1. Personalized Technology Training using Atomic Learning

2. App Smashing

3. Google Chrome and Extensions

4. Leveraging your Teacher YouTube Channel for Student Learning

5. Twitter for Teachers

TCEA Nov. webinars--FREE for members

Technology Staff

Annette Johnson--Technology Director

Debby Simpson--Administrative Assistant

Terry Caudle--Systems Administrator

Richard Sullivan--Network Administrator

Mark Baisden--Technology Specialist

Austin Smith--CHS Student Assistant

Dakota Plumlee--CHS Student Assistant

Message from the Director

If you need any training or professional development in anything technology, feel free to email me or put in a ticket. I don't mind coming to see you on your conference period if you like or I can help you find the training that you feel most comfortable with, such as a YouTube video, articles, workshops, etc. I know time is a factor for everyone so I want to be as helpful as possible without taking up every minute of spare time you may or may not have each day.

I can't believe Thanksgiving is right around the corner. This is my favorite holiday and my favorite time of the year. Please take time to be thankful and spend quality time with family and friends.

God Bless and Happy Thanksgiving!