PD Express

Teachers: use the links below for self-guided professional development on educational technology. Consider whether you want to just read/watch the overview, or participate in the try-it-yourself challenges. Also think about sharing the learning experience with others on your teaching team!

GOOGLE FEATURES
Using Google Docs to give students feedback
Using Google Docs for team planning
How-to: Google Forms
How-to: Google Slides
How-to: Google Classroom
How-to: Google Hangouts
ORGANIZING & OPTIMIZING YOUR INTERNET LIFE
Managing Bookmarks (also valuable for student research projects!)
Handy Chrome Extensions
Information digests
Trello (monitor student progress; manage lists; and more!)
AVAILABLE TOOLS & RESOURCES YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT:
Overdrive (Download e-books to your device for free!)
Socrative (collect, analyze and assess student feedback & responses in real time)
Blendspace (build interactive online lessons for students)
Podcasting (students make podcasts to share what they have learned)
Screencastify (make screencasts to help show/explain things to your students and/or their parents)
WeVideo (web-based movie editing tool)
Pixlr (web-based photo editing tool)