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September 25, 2015

Teacher Edition

Google Drive is Your Friend....No, really, it is

Top 5 Reasons to Use Google Drive

  1. Access your files anytime, anywhere, on any device
  2. Share your files with students or among colleagues
  3. Determine access levels (private, those with the link can view, those with the link can edit)
  4. The document is always the most updated version - no more emailing updates or finding that you have an older version of a document
  5. It is free (and secure) - even NASA uses Google Drive.
Meet the new Google Drive

First: Set up Google Drive to automatically convert your files

  • Click on the "Settings" button > "Upload settings"
  • Select "Convert uploaded files to Google Docs format"

Upload files - one at a time, or all at once

  1. Go to drive.google.com.
  2. On the left, click New.
  3. Select File upload.
  4. Select the file you want to upload. To select multiple files, press Ctrl (PC) or Command (Mac) and click all the files to upload.
  5. You’ll see a box that shows the progress of your file upload. To open the file, click the filename. To close the box, click the X.

Already have an organizational structure in Documents? Upload folders instead.

  1. Go to drive.google.com.
  2. On the left, click New.
  3. Select Folder upload.
  4. Select the folder you want to upload. To select multiple folders, press Ctrl (PC) or Command (Mac) and click all the folders to upload.
  5. You’ll see a box that shows the progress of your folder upload. To open the folder, click the folder name. To close the box, click the X.

About us

Jenn Rocca

I love BHS! I've been teaching at BHS since about 2010. Before coming to BHS I was a middle and high school English teacher and a tutor for many content areas.

I have a Bachelors Degree in English Writing and Communications from SUNY Potsdam, a Masters Degree in Teaching for Secondary English Education from SUNY Albany, and a Masters of Library Science from Southern Connecticut State University.

At home I have a husband, three children and a rabbit. If I had spare time I would spend it bird watching, reading, hiking, or watching whatever show I'm obsessed with at the moment. (Dr. Who, Breaking Bad, Walking Dead, for starters)

Kathy Malatesta, Library Media Specialist

I am thrilled to be teaching in the BHS Library Learning Commons team! Prior to BHS, I was the Teacher Librarian at Bethel Middle School for 8 years and a classroom teacher for 9 years prior to that.


I hold a BS in Education from Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia and a Master of Library Science degree from Southern Connecticut State University.


My husband and I live in Bethel with our husky/shepherd rescue pup. Our older daughter is an electrical engineer living in New Jersey; our younger daughter is an industrial designer living in Brooklyn.


In my spare time, I enjoy reading (good thing!), photography, and genealogy.

Gladys Cotto, Library Clerk

I have worked in the BHS Library for 17 years. Prior to BHS, I was a sub at Whisconier. I'm the face of the library - whether you are sending students to the library with a pass, need help with a book or help with our equipment.


My husband and I live in Brookfield; both of my kids graduated from BHS. In my spare time, I enjoy crafts, hiking, and our two rottweilers.