ESC 18 - Taco Tech Tuesday

Minus the Tacos, Extra Tech!

March 2, 2021

Tech You Have To Try


Collaborate, share and save from all over the web, in one place. Wakelet is an awesome curation tool designed to organize the vast information, websites, tweets, videos, documents and more in one place. A great resource for educators to gather resources for teachers, for students, or to create digital portfolios for students. There are numerous possibilities to incorporate Wakelet into your educator toolbag. Plus tons of ideas in the explore or showcase areas of Wakelet like "Using Wakelet in Our School". To learn more about Wakelet or to create your account click here.


Looking for an easy game buzz in system? Want to play a game over zoom or live in class and have students join your game and can buzz in to answer questions? BuzzIn.Live is a great free buzzer system and allows some great features at the free level: 8 users/teams, buzz ordering, buzzer locking, timer, and different buzzer sounds. The premium tier is cheap to add and opens up the possibilities to 200 players, team features, round modes, and early buzz penalties. To learn more or start BuzzIn.Live click here

Read Aloud

Read Aloud is one of the easiest Chrome extensions to use to provide users with Text-to-Speech. The extension allows almost any webpages text to be converted to audio. The extension allows the user to change the voice, speed, pitch, or allow specific highlighted text to be converted to audio. The Read Aloud extension also supports 40+ languages. To learn more or to download the extension click here.


Create easy infographics for teacher use or allow students to create their own visually stunning infographics for class. Thousands of templates and the ability to change color schemes, add graphics, charts or text makes creating infographics easy. Plus Venngage has a community area to help display the many creative uses for the product by other users. Users can save the infographic as an image or download it as a PDF. Users can also publish their image to the site and share it with other users via a URL, or share the project on a website or blog via an embed code. To learn more about Venngage or to create an account click here.

Webinar Opportunities

ISTE Live 21

Immersive and exploratory, ISTELive 21 will be unlike any other online education conference out there. We’ve designed a custom experience that allows you to:


Get expert advice on engaging with students in online, blended and face-to-face settings.


Choose from hundreds of learning opportunities in a variety of formats. Attend live or save them for later.


Connect with presenters, educators and tech company reps via text, chat or video call.


Revisit sessions and review learning materials for 6 months after the conference.

Training Opportunities

Blended Learning

Blended Learning is a hot topic, and most districts claim to be utilizing it since COVID, but did you know actual Blended Learning processes rarely get utilized in the COVID virtual or in-person classrooms!?! Learn what Blended Learning actually looks like in the classroom and how to utilize it in your school/district. Blended Learning Made Easy sessions are given throughout the year, please see our PD calendar for info or see our more intensive Blended Learning Package below. Please contact me if you are interested or want to learn more!
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Google Training

Google Educator Certification Training or Google Suite training is available. Google Certification ensures teachers are well based and take full advantage of the wide-spread capabilities that the Google Suite offers to make teaching and learning more tech-friendly, accessible, and efficient.

We also offer training in Google Suite applications like Gmail, Drive, Slides, Calendar, and others to increase your staff/campus productivity. Feel free to contact me to learn more.


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.

Chris Enriquez

Coordinator of Instructional Technology and Analytics

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.