Staff Self-Paced Professional Development

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 Apps to use with Google Classroom

Hundreds of education applications work with Google Classroom.


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.


Google Docs and Google Sheets
In this classroom, learn how to use this free cloud-based program for creating professional documents in Google Docs, and the powerful tools in Google Sheets for organizing, visualizing, and calculating data in a spreadsheet.


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.


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

Photoshop & Canva - Creating & Designing
Photoshop - Create Beautiful Images, Graphics, Paintings, and 3D Artwork on Your Desktop and iPad.

Canva - Create beautiful designs. Use Canva's drag-and-drop feature and layouts to design, share and print business cards, logos, presentations, and more.
  HyperDocs - Digital Lesson Plans
A highly engaging and student-centered flexible learning tool, driving instruction through meaningful connections, collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and communication.
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

  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.

Flipgrid - Empower Every Voice
At its most basic, Flipgrid is a video tool that allows teachers to post "Topics" that are essentially videos with some accompanying text


YCS Staff Portal Access Tutorial

Staff Portal tutorial (PDF)