ESC 18 - Taco Tech Tuesday

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October 27, 2020

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This Is Halloween - The Nightmare Before Christmas by H S A

Tech You Have To Try

Spooky Halloween Breakout Room

try this great breakout room Google site for a Halloween treat. Provided courtesy of TCEA. The page contains images, text, and hidden hyperlinks that students can use to solve digital puzzles. A Google Form is used to create the digital locks. In order for a Google Form question to act as a lock, the question needs to have the response validation selected which is already built-in. The most common locks are Direction, Color, Number, Word, Letter, and Date. If you can't figure out the breakout room answers you can always email for the answers, or reach out to me at give it a try first! To access the site click here.

Ambient Mixer

What better way to bring to life Halloween then to incorporate some ghostly sounds and ambient music. Ambient mixer is a great way to add background sound, mixes and sound fx to any classroom. It has tons of Halloween mixes but it doesn't stop there. using Ambient mixer you can bring numerous sound fx, themes or sounds from movies or moods. It;s a great way to add a little spice to your class for free. To learn more or to start hearing some ghoulish sounds click here.

Turn Off the Lights

Curl up and watch a creepy movie this Halloween and make your computer, Chromebook, or projector set the right mode. Dim webpages, videos, YouTube channels for a more dramatic and cinematic effect when watching or showing a video. This chrome extension dims the entire screen with the exception of the video itself. Perfect for watching a movie, video or screen on a dark scary Halloween night, or in your blood-curdling classroom. To download or learn more click here.

Build a Jack-O-Lantern template

Courtesy of EduTech4Teachers here is a great Jack-O-Lantern Template in Google Slides for students to build their own Jack-O-Lantern and then practice writing skills by describing their ghastly creation. The template comes with numerous eyes, mouths and features to add to the pumpkin or student scan search for more by utilizing Google search for images right in slides. To create a copy of the template you can click here.

Webinar Opportunities

ISTE20 Live Nov 29- Dec 5

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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.

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Chris Enriquez

Coordinator of Instructional Technology and Analytics