Day 26- @TeachThough 30 Day Reflective Teaching Challenge
What are your three favorite go-to sites for help/tips/resources in your teaching?
Find resources is necessary for all teachers. Content is constantly changing and students need to be engaged with up to date learning materials. Where do I go?
1. Twitter- I am on twitter daily. My PLN is a great resource. One of the first places I stop when I am looking for engaging material is twitter. A quick tweet to the world with the right hashtag or to the right person can turn up resources very quickly. Of course sometimes it also can turn up nothing new. Great first stop on the journey to finding resources.
2. YouTube – I start my class every day with a 3 to 5 minute video to engage and activate prior knowledge. I was going to make a few of my own, until I found the many wonderful teachers have made endless hours of resources for the world to use on YouTube. Thankfully our district unblocked it a few years back. I subscribe to so great teacher channels.
3. The Science Spot – A wonderful science teacher Tracy (Trimpe) Tomm has created The Science Spot. I must go-to spot for any middle school science. The science is well organized, with printable lesson. I find it a great resource for lessons that engage my students. Full of many hands on science activities.
Of course I have many more resource sites I go to depending on my need. I love to explore the internet and find new resources for lessons every week.
A great jumping in point for any teacher is Cybrayman’s Catalogue of Educational Sites. If you can’t find what you need there, it doesn’t exist on the internet.