We are at the last of the blog post. This week we created a toolkit in on cited.org. I must say that I was really impressed with how many resources were on this site. In the past when I have seen these types of resource sites there would by just a handful of resources and maybe one of them was OK. So when I first saw the assignment, that is what I thought I was going to see. I was relieved to see so many useful tools. I made a screen shot of my tool kit so you can see it.
I picked tools that will be helpful during student teaching. 4teachers has a tool that helps create rubrics and there are a few resources to help with differentiating instruction and working with ESL students. I know 2 of the classes I’ll be teaching are ESL classes. That will be a challenge, but I think I’ll have a better change with these tools. Finally, I found a bunch of resources for science simulations. Students seem to love simulations and they do a great job getting an idea across to the students. The simulations and the flash games and videos will be a great hook when we are learning about a new topic and then we would look at it more deeply.
I’m going to keep track of this site. I don’t have too much teaching experience so I don’t know the challenges just yet. Once I start I’m sure I’ll look at this list with different eyes and see something that I missed this time.