As with many things in my life, things get hectic when it's time to head back to school. One of the things keeping me busy is redesigning the curriculum for our 7th & 8th grade science classes. New textbooks, the continuation of our 1:1 laptop program, and aligning our program with NGSS leads to lots of resources to examine to find those that best meet our needs and will engage the students in the learning process.
Visit my NGSS resource page at http://sciencespot.net/Pages/refdeskNextGen.html for some great links to help you align your lessons to the new standards. One of my favorite resources is the Concord Consortium. You can choose by topic or standard and find lessons, activities, and projects that are ready-to-use! If you haven't already visited PBS Learning Media, be sure to find time to do so. This site offers videos, links to interactive activities, and classroom lessons on a variety of topics. It is one of my first resources to check when I am looking for new ideas!
What are your favorite resources to use to find new ideas? Please comment and share the URLs with all of us.