ESC 18 - Taco Tech Tuesday

Minus the Tacos, Extra Tech!

June 8, 2021

Tech You Have To Try

Toucan Extension

Want to learn a new language at no expensive cost and have it seamlessly integrated into your workday? Toucan is a genius extension that supplements language learning into your chrome browser while you navigate from page to page. Toucan immerses new language vocabulary and phrases right into your browser window by replacing words right on the page. So as you read you get palabras built right in. Simply install the extension, choose the language you want to learn, and browse as normal. It's that simple! To learn more or to download the extension click here.


I know this isn't necessarily tech to help in school but teachers buy so much stuff for their classroom that wouldn't it be nice to know you are getting the best price anywhere? Trusted by 17+ million users, Honey works by searching and then applying coupons when you buy online. One-click and Honey will test different codes and then applies the best one to your cart. Automatically apply coupons on 30,000+ sites. Want better Amazon prices? We compare sellers - even factoring in shipping and Prime status. Throw in price tracking and price history tools for more chances to save. A great tool to have on your browser! To learn more and start saving click here.

Textgiraffe is a great, free text generator, graphic, and logo maker. Simply type in your words or phrase and hundreds of text types, colors and patterns will be automatically generated for you to utilize. Quick and easy way to create a sign or poster text without any time needed to create or edit, just type and download a pre-generated image. To start using textgiraffe click here.

Plagiarism Checker for Chrome

Great, free, and easy way to check work for plagiarism. Easy to download as an extension then simply highlight the text you want to check and right-click to open the options menu to then begin checking the text for plagiarism. Great tool and easy to use plus it's a free option to utilize. To learn more click here.

Webinar Opportunities

TCEA Elementary Technology Conference

Online Conference Begins June 13, 2021

Soak up summer learning and find fresh teaching strategies at a conference for just elementary educators.

Conference Content Available Until July 12

Find fresh insights for your classroom, juicy tech tips, and plenty of lively ways to connect at the 2021 TCEA Elementary Technology Conference. This is the event of the year for those working in primary education.

You’ll get powerful, specific resources for your grade level and specialization along with earning required credit hours. Here’s your opportunity to recharge and renew your commitment to young learners.


DMAC Virtual Academy

Attend the Virtual DMAC Academy and receive training over these great topics:

  • Local Assessments & Online Testing
  • Data Analysis and Reports
  • Student Documentation
  • Training Geared Specifically for Administrators

Register for any of the available times based on your individual training needs. All sessions will be conducted via Zoom. NOTE: Any K-12 school in Texas is eligible to register on the link included. Classes are offered free of charge. Register soon -- SEATS ARE LIMITED!




TWTCON (Teach with Tech Conference) is an entirely online professional development experience for K-12 educators using technology in their classrooms. Teachers participate in a wide range of sessions all online that focus on your classroom teaching strategies with technology. Learn cutting-edge technology integration techniques and lessons from experts delivered via video sessions.

75+ Sessions and it's totally online!

Videos available July 12th - Oct 30th

Learn more


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

Director 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.