Because high school teachers tend to be more content-specific in their interests and needs, I try to carve out some time in the workshop for them to explore for a bit to find things that are useful to them with a little guidance. I start by showing them an overview of the site and how to use the different ways of searching and the alignment of state standards. Then I turn them loose for a little while and ask them to find a resource that relates to something they are either teaching now or will be in the near future. I then have them share.
I do walkarounds and help with questions or give assistance to those who might be having trouble finding what they need, or perhaps they are in a specialized content area and need some different ideas since the resource search results are not obvious for their content.
I have a list of the topics that we searched for the high school science teachers. The following all came up empty: dimensional analysis, mass to mass calculations, stoichiometry, balancing equations, moles, scientific notation, conversion factors, mole to mass calculations, Avogadro's number. I was sad and surprised to see so many teachers come up empty handed on a search. I'm not at all familiar with these topics as I've been in an elementary setting. I'm hoping to get some help and suggestions.
I have found some fabulous writing interactives that are perfect for a smartboard in the Read, Write, Think website. Some of these would need to be tweeked so that they are appropriate for high school students. After trying some of these intereactives, I am amazed at the willingness of these students to do anything on the smartboard, no matter how simple.