ESC 18 - Taco Tech Tuesday

Minus the Tacos, Extra Tech!

July 7, 2020

Blended Learning Made Easy Session on July 27th!!! See Flyer Below

Tech You Have To Try

Classroom Screen

Need a timer, what about a virtual stoplight, how about a random name picker, a QR code generator, or a sound level meter with an alarm? What if you could get ALL of that in 1 place, on 1 screen. Then classroom screen is the application for you! A one-stop-shop for all these useful tools and more. It works as a projectable background screen that you can customize and then place up to 12 different widgets on the screen to help aid, inform, and instruct your class. You've got to try it to see all the things it can do for your classroom. Learn more here.

Custom Cursor for Chrome

Everyone needs some fun sometimes and Custom Cursor for Chrome can add just a little bit of fun while working on your computer. Customize your experience of using the Chrome browser with cool free mouse cursors. Or you can even upload your own! Download the Chrome extension here.

Cite This For Me

Need to cite a website in APA format, no wait I need it in MLA format, or was it Chicago? Utilize this chrome extension and never fret about how to cite a page in different formats. Simply browse to the page you wish to cite and click the button to generate a correctly formatted citation. Then copy-and-paste the citation into your assignment, or add it to your online bibliography for safekeeping until later. Citing references has never been easier. Download the chrome extension here.

Paint Editor

Another great writing tool designed specifically for Chroome. Draw, add text, highlight, anything that the typical MS Paint tool does but all on a chrome web page and then have the ability to take a screenshot and save the edited image. Download the chrome extension here to start editing and adding to webpages or images for your classroom here.

Blended Learning Sessions

Webinar Opportunities

ISTE's Summer Learning Academy

Enhance your online teaching skills!

3 weeks of learning for just $20!

July 13-31

Online learning support for K-12 educators in a flexible format that works for you! Whether you’re teaching online or in a blended setting, ISTE’s three-week Summer Learning Academy will prepare you for school this fall.

Flexible formats: Webinars, micro-courses, and a professional learning community.

Affordable price: $20 for three weeks, plus get a coupon to purchase ISTE membership for just $60 after registering

Professional credit: Eligible for continuing education units (CEUs) and graduate-level credit.

Register Here

Teach With Tech Conference

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. Sessions start on July 27th and videos of online sessions are available to watch until September 30th. Learn More here. Early Bird tickets are $19.99

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