ESC 18 - Taco Tech Tuesday

Minus the Tacos, Extra Tech!

September 1, 2020

Tech You Have To Try


If you haven't searched through CK-12's vast list of resources and content you are MISSING OUT!

CK-12 is an app to help students, and teachers improve K-12 learning globally by providing self-pace learning content & tools.

Learn over 5,000 math and science concepts at your own pace and in your own style! (videos, assessments, interactive objects, etc)

- Math subjects include: Arithmetic, Measurement, Algebra, Geometry, Probability, Statistics, Trigonometry, Analysis, and Calculus

- Science subjects include: Earth Science, Life Science, Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics

- Other subjects include: SAT Exam Prep., Engineering, Technology, Astronomy, English, and History

Create an account and you can even assign sections/chapters/quizzes and more straight to your google classroom. Tons of resources and great for adding to your tool belt!

Click here to learn more or create an account

Assigning CK-12 Modalities to Google Classroom


Flubaroo is a FREE add-on to Google Forms/Sheets which lets you quickly grade and analyze student performance on multiple-choice and fill-in assignments. Within a minute you'll be able to:

* Get scores for each student, and identify students in need of extra help.

* View average score, and a histogram of scores.

* Quickly identify questions which a majority of the students missed.

* Share scores with students via email or Google Drive, along with optional notes to the class and/or to each student.

* Assign your own score to open-ended questions.

* Send stickers and badges when you share grades.

Download the Add/On here

Flubaroo Overview


Newsela is an online news-as-literacy platform that features high-interest articles on everything from current events to myths and legends and from literature to science. There is a free account (which just features news and current events) or paid subscriptions that include daily news story updates and subject-specific products for ELA, social studies, science, and SEL. Sources range from the Associated Press to Scientific American to the Washington Post in English and also often in Spanish. Topics run from pop culture to roller derby and Minecraft, and they touch on subjects that encourage cross-curricular reading, such as DNA testing, global women's rights, living conditions in Syria, and travel to Mars. All articles are available in five Lexile levels, ranging (roughly) from third to 12th grade. Each leveled text features a quiz tailored to that particular article plus a writing prompt that asks students to write and respond to what they've read. Learn more or create an account here.

Blended Learning Made Easy Session on September 15, 2020

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.

Register by Oct. 1 to save up to $40.

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