Tech Bytes

Carthage ISD Technology Department October 2016

Digital Citizenship Week is Oct. 16-22

Click here to find valuable resources to talk to students of all ages about how to stay safe on the world wide web.


Please watch the video below to be aware of ransomware. It's only 1:38 long. The virus in our district a few weeks ago came from Bangkok, the capital of Thailand. It had some coding that could have led to ransomware.
'Ransomware': The New Cyber Threat Targeting Hospitals and Police Departments

TCEA October Webinars

Coding for Everyone

Lunch and Learn, Webinar

October 5 @ 11:45 am - 12:15 pm

Doing More with Google Forms

Get Your Google On, Webinar

October 6 @ 11:45 am - 12:30 pm

Tech for Math

Lunch and Learn, Webinar

October 12 @ 11:45 am - 12:15 pm

Library to Makerspace

Lunch and Learn, Webinar

October 19 @ 11:45 am - 12:15 pm

Is It Trick or a Treat? Web Tools Can Be Fun, Too!

Lunch and Learn, Webinar

October 26 @ 11:45 am - 12:15 pm

Region 7 & TCEA team up for FIIT Conference--Oct. 31

Click here to register for FIIT. There's sure to be something for everyone at the TCEA/ESC7 Fall conference. Get motivated to get FITT! Let ESC 7 and TCEA energize you with a day filled with innovative teaching ideas. Keynote speaker will be TCEA Executive Director Lori Gracey. Then there will be a variety of sessions to choose from, a vendor hall and door prizes.

TCEA opens registration for convention

The TCEA convention is scheduled for Feb. 6-10, 2017. If you plan to go this year, I highly recommend that you register NOW in order to book convention blocked hotels. This is a huge convention each year and can be overwhelming, but contains so many technology ideas for the classroom for any grade level.

There are different levels of registration and each one includes a year of membership to TCEA:

1. Exhibit hall only--$59. This exhibit hall has lots of hands-on opportunities for you to try.

2. Basic registration--$209--Allows entrance into exhibit hall and all concurrent sessions and Key Notes.

3. Premium registration--$299--Allows all the above plus content-specific full day academies.

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

Hello CISD,

I can't believe we have already finished the first six weeks of school. We are now into Fall, my favorite time of the year.

Just a reminder, parents may use the school website to email teachers by clicking on the Contact Me tab. When this happens, the parent will supply his/her email address and a message to you about their student. You cannot hit reply and respond to the parent. You must forward and then copy/paste the parent's email address into the To: bar or compose a new email and copy/paste the entire email if you like. If you have any questions about this feature on our website, please let me know.

Keep in mind that we are here to help. If you are having any technology problems in your classroom, please put in a tech ticket, and one of our very capable staff members will assist you. Click here for the tech ticket page. Please remember to put in tickets for any technology quotes, events, or if you need any training or instructions on how to use tech tools.

Hope everyone has a fun and cooler October!