Extra PD

With the most recent changes to state law, the necessity of professional development is going to increase. As we look at bettering ourselves as teachers, it helps to have resources to reference at the tip of our fingers. 

Below are just some resources that can better help you as a teacher connect to the growing edtech community. Do not feel like you need to explore everything listed below but I would encourage you to browse as time permits. 

NOTE: PLN is a term used to reference “Personal Learning Network(s)”

Education World

This is a great website that offers all the resources you need to grow professionally. It has different sections with each one full of PDFs, books, articles an many more


Collect, highlight, remember, and share all of the great resources you find online with your PLN on Diigo, and annotation and online bookmarking tool.

Discovery Education

There is no way that you did not hear about this awesome website. Discovery Education provides high quality, dynamic, digital content to everyone be it a teacher, an administrator,student or even parents.


Perfect for finding people to add to your PLN, participating in chats, and sharing what you’ve found, Twitter is one of your most powerful tools for growing and maintaining a personal network.

Staff Develop

This is another great resource for professional development.It provides articles, books, workshops, and many resources links.
Ed Week

Ed Week is a also one of the leading websites in education. It helps teachers and educators grow professionally by providing all kinds of resources for free.


The gold standard in professional networking, LinkedIn is a great place for education professionals to get connected.

Educators Professional Development

The title says it all. EPD is the largest online database of professional development conferences and workshops for educators and teachers from Early Learning to Grade 12.


Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ get a lot of love from personal learning networks, but Pinterest offers a great way to find other educators, and great resources.


One of the most popular social bookmarking sites on the web, Delicious makes it easy to share what you’ve found and find new followers for your PLN.

Read Write Think

This is one of my fourites too . It has a separate section dedicated to professional development resources . check it out , it is really great.

Teacher Vision

Teacher Vision provides a wide range of professional development resources for educators such as articles, lesson plans, links and many more.


 Using Paper.li, you can curate and share your favorite articles and blog posts.


Like Paper.li, Scoop.it is a great tool for curating an engaging PLN magazine based on resources from your network.

Teachers Domain

This is a free digital media service for educational use from public broadcasting and its partners. You will find thousands of media resources, support materials, and tools for classroom lessons, and teacher professional learning communities.

Getting Smart

Getting Smart offers several resources for professional development. It has links, innovative ideas, books, articles and many more.

Common Sense Media

CSM is dedicated to improving the lives of students and educators by providing some great resources, information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.

Teacher Trap

Teacher Trap is a free , professional development resource that helps educators and librarians address common questions about the use of technology in teaching and learning by providing easy access to practical, online resources and activities.

Teachers Network

Teachers Network provides great resources on professional development such as lesson plans, how-to-articles, free videos and many more.

Intel Teach Elements


This is a free professional development platform from Intel that provides a series of compelling courses on the 21st century learning concepts.

The above material was obtained with permission  from http://www.educatorstechnology.com/ by Med Kharbach


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