ESC 18 - Taco Tech Tuesday

Minus the Tacos, Extra Tech!

October 13, 2020

Tech You Have To Try

Book Creator

Book Creator is a simple tool for creating awesome digital books. Create your own teaching resources or have your students take the reins.

Combine text, images, audio, and video to create:

Interactive stories

Digital portfolios

Research journals

Poetry books

Science reports

Instruction manuals

‘About me’ books

Comic adventures

Learn more about book creator or how to create your own book here.

My Simpleshow Video Maker

Create your own explainer videos utilizing PowerPoint slides or providing a text screenplay. Voice overlay will read the text and you have the option of what words to illustrate and bring your video to life. A great application to add to your tool belt and provide students with ways to learn or with ways to present their own material. Learn more or create your own free educational account here.
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Goodbye Greenscreen

Producing background-free video used to require complex and fiddly techniques like chroma keying and greenscreens. With Unscreen you can record your footage anywhere, then simply get rid of the background. 100% automatic and did I mention it's free?!? What better way to impact your videos or videos that your students create. Learn more or try it out here.

Blended Play

Blended Play is an easy online gaming portal where teachers review content in any subject through games displayed on a projector or a SmartBoard. A flexible customizable gameplay site with different game types and challenges. Blended Play games can be configured to allow the best review environment for every type of content. You can either show your questions on screen or use a generic question count-down. A fun way to review, ask questions, or challenge your class. Learn more or start using Blended Play here.

Webinar Opportunities

ISTE20 Live Nov 29- Dec 5

Registration for ISTE20 Live is open!

ISTE20 Live isn’t just about teaching online, it will be a real-time demonstration of how to learn in online settings.

Attend to:

  • Engage with interactive content.
  • Hear powerful stories of inspiration.
  • Meet thought leaders from around the world.
  • Get just-in-time strategies to address the challenges
    of the moment.
Not just another Zoom call, ISTE20 Live is a custom experience that’s immersive and offers a variety of ways to question presenters, collaborate with other attendees and chat with tech company reps.

Plus, you’ll have access to a variety of session formats, a flexible schedule and hundreds of hours of archived sessions and presenters’ digital resources you can continue to explore for six months.

Click Here to Register Now

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