The world we live in as it relates to technology has some of the most incredible tools to success. I loved working on the web tools project. For this project I created a rubric, test with answer key, and an online book mark. I started out with a book I recently reviewed. The rubistar system was something I have never heard of. I absolutely loved it! It did most all of the work for me, and I could add personal touches to make it personal and related to my specific topic. It was nice to have it already laid out in a nice and neat format that others could easily follow. The testmaker was also a very great tool. It was also something I had never heard of. It was super simple to navigate, and I liked how it was a guide to make test. It made matching and multiple choices into a clear format that was easy to read. It was also easy to move questions around once they were inserted into the document which is not so easy on word processing software. The best part was that the software automatically created an answer sheet. In the school, it is so aggravating to create answer sheets after tests have been created especially if you have to make multiple tests. Even though I really liked rubistar and testmaker, the trackstar tool was not very helpful in my opinion. I had a hard time navigating the website to begin with. I got all my information entered into the track and did not click save. It deleted it all and I had to start back over again. I do think online bookmarks are good, but I just did not find this website very useful and easy to navigate. I will definitely be using the rubistar and testmaker systems in my future. I think it is one of the best ways to work on lesson plans for teachers. It takes very little time and is a great way to be consistent in your teaching.
Below are the links to the first items I created using the systems: