Business Education Other Teaching Resources
- AICPA - The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants provides a wide array of programs and services for the academic community. Core Competency Framework for Entry into the Accounting Profession (The Framework), Fraud-Related Classroom Materials, and Money Means Business Teaching Kit are just a few of the resources available at this link.
- LifeSmarts - This educational program, sponsored by the National Consumers League, develops the consumer and marketplace skills of teenagers in a fun way and rewards them for the knowledge they gain. The program complements any curriculum in high schools and can be used as an activity for classes, groups, clubs and community organizations. The content focuses on five key areas of consumer knowledge: personal finance, consumer rights and responsibilities, health and safety, technology, and the environment. LifeSmarts, run as a game-show style competition, is open to all teens in grades 9-12. Teams of four to five teens compete in district and state matches with state winners going to national competition.
- American Savings Education Council - This site includes worksheets and calculators for financial planning and retirement, a list of savings brochures available from the ASEC, and savings tools for youth.
- Understanding Taxes - This interactive, instructional tax program is divided into to areas of content: the hows of taxes and the whys of taxes. The site includes student lessons, activities, tutorials, and simulations.
- Money Instructor - This site includes teaching and learning lessons, lesson plans, worksheets, and interactive lessons dealing with the following: budgeting, counting money, basic money skills, earning and spending, saving and investing.
- MoneySKILL - This personal finance course is a highly interactive, reality-based Internet curriculum. It contains 38 45-minute long "How To" modules on income, money management, spending and credit, and saving and investing.
- EconEdLink -- This site provides classroom-tested, Internet-based economic lesson materials for K-12 teachers and their students. You'll find a comprehensive guide to teaching economics using the Internet, current event lessons, up-to-date macroeconomic data for classroom use, and links to curricular activities.
- Hands on Banking -- This site involves several aspects of banking, including a section with a checkbook simulation. The index includes Introduction, You and Your Money, Budgeting, Savings and Checking Guide, Credit and You, Smart Investing, and Assessment. The teacher's guide is free to download and use and is from Wells Fargo Bank.
- American Accounting Association -- Site includes case studies, games, handouts, tutorials, and other activities for teaching accounting.
- Jump $tart -12 principles a young person should know about finance, personal finance standards, and links to news and legislation
- American Bankers Association - links to articles and resources about varied financial issues and information
- Money Skills for Teachers -- Lesson material is divided into age groups from P-2 through college. Materials deal with all aspects of money; for high school, topics include making decisions, making money, budgeting, banking, credit and more.
- Virtual Stock Exchange -- Build and manage a virtual portfolio - conduct market, stop and limit orders on the actual NYSE and NASDAQ securities. Start a private competition for your students.
- Communication Tidbits and Hotlink -- In each issue of The Balance Sheet, you'll find a lesson to help improve students' communication skills. Some examples of past lessons are Frequently Confused Words, Humor, Discussion Generators, Telephone Skills, Word Development, and much more. Archives are available for lessons from issues for a number of years.
- A Beginner's Guide to Effective E-Mail -- What makes e-mail different, format, intonation, gestures--these are just a few of the topics about e-mail use that are included in this guide.
- Business Writer's Free Library -- Basic composition and writing skills, types of correspondence, and related library links such as etiquette, listening, handling difficult people are among the wealth of information on this site.
- Communication Skills (Face-to-Face) - This site includes information on such topics as listening, presenting, non-verbal communication, telephone skills, and questioning. In addition, numerous links to information on etiquette (manners), interviews, research, etc. are provided.
- Presentations - This site has great tips for creating and delivering top-notch presentations and trade show exhibits.
- Jury Trials for the Classroom - This section of "The American Jury" is devoted to jury trials that participating teachers researched, designed, and field-tested in their classrooms. It also includes lessons that integrate a jury component into mock trials based on historical or hypothetical fact.
- The Missouri Bar -- Resources available to educators include lesson plans, workshops, speaker's bureau information, video lending library, legal links, and numerous publications.
- Copyright Website - This site provides information about copyrights, cases regarding violation of copyrights, issues involving software and the Internet, and information about applying for copyrights.
- MissouriConnections.org - Missouri Connections helps students open the door to career exploration and educational planning. Sponsored by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Missouri students in public and private schools (grades 7-16), their parents, guidance counselors, and educators can use the online system at no charge.
- Career Resource Library - This site includes Job and Resume Banks, Job Search Aids, Occupational Information, and State Resources. It also links to other information such as General Outlook, Wages and Trends, What It Takes (skills, abilities, etc.), State Information, Jobs & Employers, and Career Tools.
- Occupational Information Network - This interactive site allows you to search for occupations for information about work performed and skills, education, training, and credentials required for them. A skills search can determine occupations that a person may be suited to based on the skills the person has or plans to acquire.
- Career One Stop - This site provides access to a multitude of digital job-seeking resources including job and resume banks, career service providers, and valuable information on market trends and tips. Job search tips include such topics as Plan Your Job Search, Build Your Networks, Write Winning Resumes, Prepare for Your Interview, and much more.
- Career Tools - This site links to information about Emerging Careers, a Resume Tutorial, and others.
- Job Applications - This site is a comprehensive list of answers to important job interview questions. It provides hundreds of printable and online applications for retail stores, department stores, pharmacies, grocery stores, restaurants, shops, etc. It is a great way for people to find part time and full time work quickly.
- Job Interviews and Resumes -- This site provides interview questions and answers, interview preparation tips, help with mock job interviews and information about resumes and cover letters.
- Career Journal -- The Wall Street Journal Executive Career site deals with salary and hiring information, job-hunting advice, career management, search strategies and interactive quizzes.
- JobStar -- This job search guide provides information on topics such as getting ready, resumes, salary, the hidden job market, and job banks, fairs, etc.
- What Color is Your Parachute? -- This site is designed as a supplement to Dick Bolles' book by the same title. It includes information about top advice sites, research, making contacts, creating and posting resumes, and steps to take if you strike out.
- Job Resources -- In addition to employment opportunities, this site deals with all aspects of a job search, including networking, interviewing and negotiating salaries.
- Career Consulting Corner -- Career assessment, interviewing tips, job and resume bank, cover letter and resume presentation and procedure tips, carrier exploration links -- these are all on this site.
- Desktop Publishing -- This site provides information about many desktop publishing topics including teaching DTP (lesson plans, case studies, etc.), software, design and many others.
- Digital Enterprise - This is a course organized at North Carolina State University that covers from an introduction to e-business to ethics and lots of information in between.
- Web Marketing Today -- This site provides a large source of key information about doing business on the Net -- hundreds of articles, thousands of links to resources on e-commerce and Web marketing.
- E-commerce 101 - All aspects of Web store creation are covered including software selection, effective store design, accepting credit card payments, and store promotion. A series of short articles is provided with each containing ten hot tips on a key aspect of electronic commerce.
- Small Business Administration -- The United States Small Business Administration provides detailed information about starting, financing and managing a small business. Business opportunities, news articles, business laws and regulatory assistance are included.
- Entrepreneurship Consortium - The site is for teachers, instructors, program developers and others who help students of all ages find their own entrepreneurial opportunities. It contains links which include teaching activities and support materials, and information about the consortium and other organizations supportive of entrepreneurship education.
- Small Business Information - This site provides information about all the business functions related to starting and operating a small business, including creating an image, preparing the business plan, financing, etc.
- Entrepreneurship Education Standards - This toolkit for the National Content Standards for Entrepreneurship Education is designed to give you the standards and Performance Indicators framework necessary for developing curriculum for entrepreneurship programs.
- Internet 101 -- Discover how the Internet works. Find out where you can get great software. This site was created for those who want to know just the basics.
- Web4Teachers -- This site includes links related to integrating technology, project-based learning, assessment of technology, tools, and lots of other resources.
- Free Management Library - Many management topics are covered in this highly integrated library. The topics range from Business Planning to Taxation to E-Commerce to Ethics to Problem Solving to Customer Satisfaction and much, much more.
- Elementary Keyboarding Program - Lee's Summit's keyboarding program for grades 3-6 - includes lessons, technique and finger position illustrations, language arts/composition activities, and much more
- Scope and Sequence - Computer Literacy -- This K-8 scope and sequence for keyboarding and computer applications was prepared by South-Western/Thomson and recommends standards based on the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS). It suggests the concepts and the extent they should be covered at each grade level.
- Typing Test -- With the TypingMaster Online Test you can assess your personal typing skills in minutes for free - within your web browser.
- Whiteboard Approach to Introducing the Keyboard
- Keyboarding -- The Keystone of Computer Literacy - This paper, written by George S. Rhodes, was sent for comment by Missouri Business Education teachers in July 2006.
- Career Solutions -- Training Group This organization serves educators and others who need classroom activities that are motivating and relevant to the workplace. Their focus is to help schools move to fully integrated, interdisciplinary. They provide a free weekly e-lesson on such topics as workplace ethics, hands-on academics, and careers.
- Lesson Plans Page -- The lessons for the academic areas should provide you with ideas for lesson you can adapt to your business classes that will emphasize integration between business and language arts, social studies, math and science. The Computers & Internet, Other Lessons, Multi-disciplinary and Seasonal sections should be helpful.
- Education World -- The sections of this site are Lesson Planning, Administrator's Desk, School Issues, Professional Development, Technology Integration and More Resources. All subjects are included; Technology and Vocational Education may be the most helpful. Look at some of the others to get ideas for multidisciplinary, academic integration activities.
- TrackStar - You can create your own online lessons and activities or use one of the lessons or activities already created by other educators. You may search the database by subject, grade, or theme and standard. Some of the tracks available are "Multimedia, Incorporated: An Entrepreneurship Project"; "Smart Money"; "Customer Service IS Your Business"; and others-approximately 2500 on business topics.
- Tonya Skinner's Lesson Plans -- In addition to lesson plans for almost every business course, this web site provides a collection of resources, activities, bulletin board ideas, classroom management tips, freeware resources, scavenger hunts, etc. Teachers from around the country donate materials and ideas to this site.
- Create a Quiz Online -- This is a "computer assisted learning" software program that allows teachers, educators, parents and businesses to easily generate their own on-screen interactive quizzes, exams, surveys and questionnaires. It supports multiple-choice and fill-in-the-blank style tests. The quizzes and tests that you create can also be printed out for conventional paper and pencil tests.
- Lesson Plans and Teaching Units (SuccessLink) -- find up-to-date performance lessons/units written by Missouri teachers for Missouri teachers
- Graphic Organizers - tools to help you and your students organize content for better understanding of relationships
- First-Day-of-School Icebreakers and Other Ideas - This site, while a bit focused on lower grade levels) offers may ideas that can be adapted to business classes for the first day, special themes, when you're away, and many other teacher-submitted lesson plans.
- Instructional Resources - Microsoft provides instructional resources including lesson plans, tutorials, templates, clipart, innovative teacher resources, and virtual classroom tours in addition to the latest information about software and other resources.
- eGroups -- This site is for all middle/high school business teachers, university/college business teachers and other interested parties. The purpose is to share teacher materials such as assignments, assessments, etc.
- International Association of Administrative Professionals -- In addition to membership and CPS certification information, this site includes a section on Research and Trends about skills, salaries, training, ethics and trends related to administrative workers and articles from the OfficePro magazine.
- National Board Teacher Certification -- Learn about the requirements, benefits, procedures, and national/state/local action and opportunities.
- Post Office Information (zip codes, addressing information, postage rates)
- The Balance Sheet -- This publication is written by business teachers for business teachers and is published by South-Western/ Thomson Learning.
- U. S. Department of Education -- Various policies and issues, publications, statistics, and other resources can be found here. One listing was "Finding Lesson Ideas and Educational Materials on the Web."
- The Stock Market Game - Offered by the Missouri Council on Economic Education (MCEE), the game gives the opportunity to learn smart savings and investing skills. MCEE has offered the game for more than 23 years to all Missouri classrooms, clubs, and school activities (grades 4-12) and college level, as well as to adults wishing to learn about the stock market and smart savings. MCEE charges $15 per team with up to five students on a team; currently teams are free of charge in St. Louis metro area with a grant from a local investment firm. MCCE offers free training workshops around the state for teachers who want to use the Stock Market Game in their classroom. The Stock Market Game correlates with Missouri Social Studies, Math and Communication Arts GLEs, as well as with national standards in economics, business education, and mathematics. MCEE also offers a local Missouri support desk for teachers who are in need of assistance with both technical issues and program issues.
- U. S. Department of Labor - links to statistics about employment, the economy, salaries, publications, and other valuable information
- Missouri Connections - Online resource that guides students through the career planning process, career awareness, college and career exploration, and direct preparation for transition into postsecondary education and the world of work.
- The Center for Education and Private Enterprise of the Missouri Association of REALTORS - Free curriculum for high school juniors and seniors on good consumer credit and renting and buying a home.
- QuizStar -- This free, web-based program provides resources that help educators use the power of the Internet in teaching and learning. You may create quizzes for students to take and review online, use robust report management tools, and much more.
- Rubrics and Assessment Tools
- Rubistar - tools to help create and analyze rubrics (scoring guides) for project-based learning activities
- Games and Puzzles -- You'll find free puzzles to print and play including these types: newspaper, crosswords, free-form crosswords, word searches, and cryptograms. New puzzles are available on a regular basis. In addition, you can view free, downloadable demos of crossword software.
- Web4Teachers - many excellent tips, tools, and resources to help teachers in their classrooms
- Teaching Business Education -- Publication with ideas, activities, tips & projects
- Teaching Tips -- Although this site is not specific to business education, it offers excellent tips in 16 different areas, including first day of teaching, assessment, stress management. organization, motivation, the course syllabus and questioning techniques.
- TechLearning - This is a dynamic site that provides articles on current topics of interest about technology; in other words, the site is constantly updated. The links of interest to teachers would be In-Service (includes many "How to" articles), Articles from the Classroom, What Works, Site of the Day, and Web Resources. Examples of some of the topics covered are handheld computers, copyright and plagiarism, tips for presentations with movies, etc.
- i-SAFE America - iSAFE's Education component provides students with dynamic, interactive, up-to-date Internet safety curriculum lessons. The free Professional Development Programs train educators and certify them to administer the lessons. All the lessons are aligned with the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS), as well as the goals set forth by the No Child Left Behind Act. High school (Grades 9-12) Webcasts include lessons on Privacy and the Internet, Cyber Relationships, Intellectual Property Theft, Security: Malicious Code, and Security: Cyber Citizenship (to be released in late Spring, 2004.
- Speaking Solutions - the latest speech recognition information about educational resources, software, training, etc.
- Creating Web Pages - This site includes links to find curricular resources (information, content . . .) and links to instructional resources (lesson plans) to help teachers provide instruction on the related topics. Some of the categories include Evaluating Web Resources, several sections on HTML, and creating school Websites.
- Web Page Tutorials - You'll find links to a variety of Web tutorials, such as Dmitry's Design Lab, Design and Content Tips, Handy Hints for Web Designers, and Web Site Personality Check. A number of tutorials are included; among them are Creating Killer Websites Online, HyperText Design Issues, Online Web Design Tutorial, and More Than Meets the Eye.
- Web Reference - This site links to many helpful articles and other resources on Authoring, Design, the Internet, Multimedia, Programming, and Promotion of Websites.
- Internet 101 -- Discover how the Internet works. Find out where you can get great software. This site was created for those who want to know just the basics.