Tech Bytes

Carthage ISD Technology Department March 2017

Summer Conference Registrations Open

iPadpalooza--June 5-8 near Austin

The 3-day iPadpalooza event will take place June 6-8, 2017 in Austin, TX and this year’s theme is “Learning on the GO”. As such, we’re introducing several different session types that will inspire you to learn, create and share from anywhere. Click here for more information.

Summer Library Conference--June 6 in Kilgore

Visit vendors, win prizes, enjoy quality professional development, designed for you, the modern school librarian! Click here for more information.

Region 7 Digital Learning Day of Awesome--June 8

This is a virtual conference that you may participate in anywhere you have internet access. Click here to register.

Tots and Technology--June 11-13 in Galveston

Classroom teachers, instructional leaders, and administrators attend the annual Tots and Technology classroom to gather new ideas, resources, and best practices for engaging young learners and effectively integrating technology into the PreK-5th grade classroom. I have been to this conference before and there are plenty of sessions available that can be applied to any campus level. Click here for more information.

iPadpalooza East Texas--June 15 Palestine Westwood

Similar to the iPadpalooza hosted near Austin, all devices are welcome to this event. Hosted by Region 7, the location for this event will be at Westwood High School in Palestine. Click here for more information.

ISTE--June 25-28 in San Antonio

The International Society for Technology in Education will host their annual conference in San Antonio this year. Click here for more information about this mega-conference. It only comes to Texas once every four years.

Tots and Technology--July 16-18 in Arlington

In response to ever-increasing demand and to better meet the needs of our members, we will offer two Tots and Technology Conferences in 2017. This is the same great conference in June but also available this summer in Arlington in July. Click here for more information.

Free Webinars, Training Available

Region 7 Online Courses--March 6-26

Region 7 offers online courses that you view on any device in any location at any time that is convenient for you between the given dates for the class. These are FREE for CISD employees.


Click here to register for any online course for March.


1. iPad Apps for Creating Products

2. Coding Sites and Apps

3. Google Forms: Collect and Organize Information (big and small)

4. www.what?? - Getting Students to Information Online

5. Personalized Technology Training--Lynda.com

Region 7 offers Wired Wednesday webinars

Join each month for a FREE one hour webinar from 3:30-4:30 pm to discuss current technology integration ideas, sites, tools, and practices. To access the monthly session list, Click HERE.


Click here to register for the March 8 session over TCEA conference updates.

Technology Staff

Annette Johnson--Technology Director

Debby Simpson--Administrative Assistant

Terry Caudle--Systems Administrator

Richard Sullivan--Network Administrator

Mark Baisden--Technology Specialist

Penni Munroe--Technology Specialist

Message from the Director

This month we will not offer our Tech Tuesdays or Tech Thursdays. March is a busy testing month and my staff will be helping your campus in preparing computer labs for those students that will be participating in TELPAS as well as STAAR testing.


We will also use March to re-evaluate our plans for technology integration training. With technology being a part of T-TESS, we want to help you use technology to help benefit your students.


We will offer training sessions again in April. Please let me know if there are sessions you would like for us to offer. Plus, we plan to re-offer some of the sessions from Jan. and Feb. if you need those too.


Spring Break is right around the corner. Have a great March!

Annette