The Alabama Learning Exchange (ALEX) is absolutely amazing. I wish it had been available years ago when I was first in education. The opportunities for teachers, administrators, as well as students to have access to such a wealth of information is invaluable. Content standards for courses of study are presented by subject and grade level. And lessons plans, again presented by subject and/or grade level, can be created, researched and even submitted for approval. Professional development learning is also provided to those who wish to take advantage of the resources at their fingertips.
The web site (http://alex.state.al.us) is easy to maneuver and is divided into eight major categories including but not limited to a personal workspace to actually prepare lesson plans and keep close at hand other professional websites in an organized manner. It must be noted that once you create an account, it has to be accessed at least once during a six month period or it will be closed. Teachers, especially new graduates, should put this at the top of their favorite's list. Just click on this link ALEX.