Technology Tips, Resources & more

On the technology tips and resource pages, you will find a growing list of resources to assist you with technology.




Manipulating PDFs    Link to technology blog


8 Tips and Tricks to Get More Out of Your Everyday Tech in 2020
You use your computer, TV and smartphone every day.
It’s time to get the most out of them.
  Tips, Tricks and Guides
Link to Tips, Tricks and Guides
Google Forms Self - Check Quiz    PDF Document
Templates are provide
Log into your Google account then click on link
  Virtual Learning for Kids of All Ages
Link to virtual learning website

The Best Free Video Editing Software for Windows or Mac
Finding the right software for editing your video can be difficult,
especially if you’re a beginner editor.


6 Video Editing Tips For Beginners
There are some tricks nearly every video editor follows in order to keep things efficient and simple.

Parking Lot – Link As questions, concerns, and ideas for
workshops come to mind, this form is an open space
for you to voice them.

How to Activate and Use Breakout Room in Zoom
To activate the breakout room feature
Link to how-to-do video

Link to tutorial PDF


5 Free Handwriting Templates for Jamboard
templates for Jamboard that would allow students to practice handwriting if they have an iPad or a touchscreen chromebook or touchscreen PC. These templates are free.

How to Add Shapes in Google Docs
While Google Docs isn’t really built for drawing, there are options for users who are looking to add shapes to their documents.



Staff Self-Paced Professional Development 

Instructional Technology has created Google Classroom Tutorials of different applications.

Using your school's email, you can access these Google Classrooms through our Staff Portal on the district's website. Below is a short PowerPoint that shows how to access the Staff Portal so you can do the self-paced PD. (There is also a PDF copy)

A list of Self-Paced Application Google Classroom tutorials is listed below. We will keep adding more Google Classroom Tutorials. 

We have also created a Google Form that you can access to request other application tutorials.. Link to Google Form

Google Classroom
Google Classroom
Google Apps to use with Google Classroom

Hundreds of education applications work with Google Classroom.

Google Sites

Google Sites Tutorial
With the new Google Sites, building websites is easy. Just drag content where you need it. When you create a new site, it's automatically added to Drive.

YCS Professional Learning - Google Classroom and More

Tutorials as to how to create a Google Classroom and other application tutorials to use with Google Classroom.

Screencasting - Creating Videos Using Different Tools

Screencasting - Tutorials for Teachers - Screencasting and Screen Recording in the Classroom. Screencasting is the capture all of the action on a computer screen while you are narrating. Screencasts are just one of many different types of instructional videos.

Create Pear Deck and Nearpod Interactive Presentations

Pear Deck: Give Your Teachers Superpowers
Pear Deck makes it easy for teachers to connect with every single student in class.

Nearpod: Engaging media and formative assessments to make every lesson interactive.

EdPuzzle: Making Any Video Your Lesson
Easily create beautiful interactive video lessons for your students you can integrate right into your LMS. 


YCS Staff Portal Access Tutorial

Staff Portal tutorial (PDF)