Chemmybear This website is filled with many resources for chemistry. Its organization is not what I want to model my website. Everything is organized in a grid like set up. To get to new resources, you have to click on the icons, and the new pages do not have a link back to the main page. Also, there is no sharing of resources. All of the resources are posted by one author. There is no rating system, so you are to assume that resources are good or not.
Teachers Pay Teachers This website is also filled with many resources, and one could easily get lost. It includes all subjects and grade levels. You have to set up an account, but once you do, you are able to post resources or use resources. As the title implies, most of the resources you do have to pay for. The teachers that share the resources are able to set the price and some of them are free. Also, each resource that you look at are rated with comments from other users.
Education.com This website is set up very similar to Teachers Pay Teachers. The user is able to search for lesson plans and resources easily and able to navigate back to the main page easily. It includes resources for all subjects and age groups. It appears that all one has to do is set up an account to share resources. On the main page of their website, they highlight that some of their main authors are teachers of the year. There is a rating on each of the lesson plans, but reading comments is not as easy to find.
Better Lesson What is great about this website is that all of the lessons are linked to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The main page is basic, and I like that. It gives you a list based off of the grade levels. Once you selected your grade level, it gives you a list of each standard. Once you have clicked on the standard that you want to teach, you have a list of lessons that apply to that standard. If you have an account you can organize your lessons by favorites. I did not see any type of rating system or comments from users of the lessons.
Teacher.org This website is limited in the resources that they have. The only way to look for lessons is to search by grade level. Once you are in your chosen grade level, there is a limited amoiunt of resources. Once you get into the resource there is a lot of information to help suppor the person who will be using it. There is no rating system, but users are able to leave comments on the page about the lessons. Many of the lessons that I looked at, however, did not have any comments.