Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:11 PM
An Awesome Resource!
The first thing that I found useful was the way that the map was laid out with the themes which were correlated to resource links, like the video talk on graphine and graphite. Another thing I was thrilled about is the variety of different resources. It has everything from pdf worksheets, to interactive simulations, to online lessons from people working in field chemistry.
As I look to figure out ways to hit the benchmarks, I will look to the SciGuide for resources and ideas. I will definitely use the demonstration QuickTime movies with demonstration manuals to help me gain confidence and figure out what materials to order for next year. I like that there are so many different types of resources to choose from, so that I can pick and choose what will work best for me.
One thing that could be done to improve the guide is to have someone remove the links that don’t work anymore. Another thing might be to organize the map differently, with the “Themes” as units such as “Atomic Structure and Bonding” or “Chemical Reactions” since that is the way it seems to be organized in textbooks and state benchmarks.