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TexasSUCCESS Training

Through the TexasSUCCESS initiative, the state of Texas has made digital resources available to support students who need SSI accelerated instruction in the areas of reading and mathematics. The vendors providing these online services will be conducting Training of Trainers (ToT) sessions this spring and summer at ESC 13 for teachers, instructional leaders, and administrators. Session […]

TexQuest Training for Fall 2015

If your district is participating in the TexQuest database initiative, please join Gale and Britannica representatives at Region 13 on September 29, 2015 for FREE training on these digital resources.  These BYOD (bring your own device) sessions target either an elementary or secondary audience, and will give participants an overview of the database features as well as […]

Promethean Small Grant Opportunity–Act Quickly!

We wanted to make sure that all TCEA members knew about this awesome Promethean grant opportunity offered in conjunction with the upcoming ISTE conference.  Here are the need-to-know details: Eligibility Grant must be authorized by the campus principal. Must be a member of TCEA when applying for and implementing the grant. District should be within […]

Mapping with Google Free Online Course

Mapping With Google, announced today on the Google Lat Long blog, is a self-paced course beginning on June 10. The course will feature video and text tutorials on the features of Google Maps, Google Earth, and Google Maps Engine Lite.You have the opportunity to earn a certificate.  


Flipping your classroom?  Using tutorials? Have iPads?  Here’s a great brand-spanking new resource from TechSmith.  As of right now, this is a free app for iPad only.  Find out more at the Ask3 website: http://ask3.me/ How might you use this in your classroom?  How might students use this with each other?

Aurasma in your Classroom

These kids are in Doncaster, UK and they used Aurasma to make a few projects. Book reports, reports on famous people, science fair presentations… The possibilities are endless.  Check it out!

Texas Success! The holidays arrive early for the public schools of Texas.

The holidays arrived early for the public schools of Texas! This August TEA and ESC Region 20 rolled out Texas SUCCESS, an umbrella initiative that encompasses two outstanding computer-based interactive programs designed to support student growth in the critical areas of math and reading.

Istation Reading and Think Through Math are both research-based, highly rated, widely used computer programs that support individualized student progress in reading and math both at school and at home.

Student Access tp Digital Learning Devices [InfoGraphic]

Download the PDF of this InfoGraphic at http://digitallearningnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/DLN-Smart-Series-Infographic-1-Final.pdf

Technology Planning and Reporting Still Required in Texas Schools – April 23rd Update

Today, TEA published a “To The Administrator Addressed” letter which answers questions concerning the requirements for technology planning and reporting for this school year (2011-2012).  According to the letter: “While funding for the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) Title II, Part D–Enhancing Education Through Technology program of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) was discontinued, […]

Images – Use In Any Project for Free and With NO Restrictions.

Good Friday afternoon readers. There is a constant struggle between the need for images to use in projects and presentations and the legal and ethical blocks pertaining to copyright and plagiarism.   It can be difficult to understand the various rules that govern which images can be used for which purposes and when and how much […]

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