Professional Development

As we progress through the year, resources will be added to this page to assist you in your professional growth!


Symbaloo is an organizational tool which will be an ENORMOUS time-saver for any teacher and many students! Watch this guide to learn how to sign up and some of its basic functions. (7:25) Click here for the written instructions.


Google drive -


New users: Watch my step-by-step tutorial to help you learn how Google Drive is used, and how it can help YOU in the classroom! Click on the icon to watch the tutorial (30:55)


View my slideshow to see real-life examples of how school personel are using Google Drive to help them be more effective educators!  Click on the icon to view the slideshow at your own pace





Intro to Google Drive (scroll down to the tutorial video)



Creating different Google Documents   (scroll down to the tutorial video)



Sharing Files, Documents, and Folders in Google Drive   (scroll down to the tutorial video)



Document Organization and Management   (scroll down to the tutorial video)

Visit for more tutorials on Google Drive. These are great for even experienced users! Click the icon next to each description for access to the tutorial!



The Flipped Classroom

Click here to access Ginger's slideshow on The Flipped Classroom, offering practical examples of how school professionals are using this technique. (Click on links within the slideshow for examples - pictures and text)

Thechanginglibrarian - This is my site, created mostly for librarians, but the blogs provide a more "academic," research-based approach to learning. I write about current trends in education with a slant toward technology.  

50 Tech Tips in 50 Minutes - created by Chris Raynolds

An interactive instructional booklet on 50 assorted technology tools for educational use - devices, apps, and equipment.  Click on the headers of each description and be transported to the site where you can learn more details and all the specifics with info on pricing, practical uses, tips, warnings, shortcuts, and examples.  This resource is a definite teacher's Bible of technology advice - all presented in concise, quick-and-dirty fashion.  You'll love it!


Photo capturing with Jing

You can capture pictures of anything you see online with Jing.  It's easy to use and FREE!

QR Codes in Education - How to use them:

Watch this tutorial on how and why to use QR Codes with your instruction!  They're a great tool for you and your students!


Teaching Gal Help Page

Click here for Katrina Keene's helpful resources on The Flipped Classroom, Edmodo, iMovie, DropBox, Keynote, iCloud, and eBooks as well as access to lots of other helpful information for the techie teacher inside all of us!

TEL- Common Core Resources Page

Click on the TEL symbol to be transported to the "Curricular Resources" Page for teachers. There are several tutorials; I especially recommend the "6-12 How-To Videos."    

Twitter Basics


Here's some help in understanding Twitter and how it can work for you!