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>Accounting

>Accounting Careers NEW!

>Activities--Technology UNPLUGGED NEW ITEMS!!

>App Development/Coding NEW!

>Articles

>Assessment

>Blogging

>Business Ed. Software

>Business Law

>Career Exploration--Resume Writing

>Cloud Computing

>Co-Op Education

>CODING--NEW ITEMS!

>Common Core State Standards

>Computer Basics

>Computer Graphics

>Consumer Education & Financial Literacy

>Consumer Education Videos

>Copyright--Fair Use Sites

>Course Management Systems

>Curriculum Across US--BMCE

>Database

>Educational Videos

>Entrepreneurship NEW ITEMS!!

>Finance

>Flipping

>Games for Business

>Google Docs in the Classroom--NEW!

>Google Docs--Quizzing NEW ITEMs!

>Google--NEW ITEMS!

>Grant Resources

>Internet Safety Monitoring

>iPad

>Keyboarding

>Lesson Plans

>LiveBinders

>Marketing

>Math & Reading

>Math on Mondays

>MS Office--NEW ITEMS!

>Music/Sound & Audio--Royalty-Free

>Organizations--Business Teacher and Student

>PARCC Common Core Testing--NEW ITEMS!

>Podcasting

>Polling/Quizzing on Line

>Prezi

>Professional Development

>Professional Organizations

>Rubrics

>ScreenCasts

>Standards

>STEM

>Surveys

>Universities--Business & Business Ed. Degrees

>Web 2.0 Emerging Technologies

>Web Page Development NEW!

>Webpage Design

Accounting

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Accounting 1 Lesson Plans

https://cte.unt.edu/finance/accounting-1

Accounting 1 lesson plans and PowerPoints

Accounting 2 Lesson Plans

https://cte.unt.edu/finance/accounting-2

Lessons developed for Accounting 2 courses

Accounting Coach

http://www.accountingcoach.com/

Concepts explained, lessons,quizzes, and much more free

Accounting Curriculum Resources

http://www.wyzant.com/resources/accounting

All kinds of lesson plans for accounting available

Accounting Projects--American Institute of CPAs

http://www.aicpa.org/InterestAreas/AccountingEducation/Pages/AEC.aspx

Many accounting lesson plans and projects.

Accounting Projects--Study Sphere

http://www.studysphere.com/Site/Sphere_5381.html

Learning resources for students, families, and teachers

Accounting--American Accounting Association

http://aaahq.org/Education/Teaching

Accounting and Business Teaching Resources

Careers in Accounting

http://www.findacareercollege.com/accountant-characteristics.htm

Is an accounting career for me?

Internet 4 Classrooms--Accounting Lessons

http://www.internet4classrooms.com/ct-bus.htm

A collection of Business Education course lessons including Accounting

Lesson Corner for Accounting Lessons

http://www.lessoncorner.com/search?q=accounting

Free login. Provides a variety of accounting lessons

Lesson Planet Search Engine for Teachers

http://www.lessonplanet.com/directory/Social_Studies/Economics_and_Business/Economics/Accounting

Teacher reviewed lessons correlated to state standards

Money Instructor

http://www.moneyinstructor.com/accounting.asp

Basic Accounting and Bookkeeping Lessons

Quicken 8.0 for Teaching Accounting

http://extension.usu.edu/files/publications/publication/ERI_95-04.pdf

A pdf file--Lesson Plan for Teaching Accounting for the Home Using Quicken 8.0

Small Business Fraud Buster

http://www.journalofaccountancy.com/Issues/2003/Aug/TurnExcelIntoAFinancialSleuth

Turn Excel into a Financial Sleuth. Free Fraud Buster download and coding link to make your own.

Teachers.Net Lesson Bank

http://teachers.net/lessons/search.html

Search “Accounting” for several lesson plans.

Utah Education Network

http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/LPview?grade=12

Accounting lesson links as well as other plans for business education courses.

Accounting Careers NEW!

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Accountant Salary and CPA Outlook by State

http://www.mastersinaccounting.info/salary/

The salary that you earn as an accountant is largely dependent on your geographic location and level of experience. Check out those opportunities by State.

Accounting & Finance Careers Job Outlook

http://www.mastersinaccounting.info/careers/

According to the BLS, there were 1,275,400 Accountants and Auditors in 2012.1 By 2022, there will be 1,442,200, an increase of 13%, which outpaces the overall growth average across all projected jobs categories in the US.1

Accounting and Finance Job Listings

http://www.mastersinaccounting.info/jobs/

Accounting and finance job board provides a source for finding opportunities for employment and also a way to research what qualifications and requirements employers are currently seeking in candidates. By understanding the needs of the job market, you can better prepare for the job search and make more informed decisions about education options.

Guide to Accounting Degree

http://www.mastersinaccounting.info/

Access top accounting programs via several ratings systems, student reviews, scholarships, student guides, a jobs board, free online lectures, and career outlook data for advanced degrees in Accounting.

Activities--Technology UNPLUGGED NEW ITEMS!!

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Computer Science Activities

http://csunplugged.org/activities

Each Unplugged activity is available to download in PDF format, with full instructions and worksheets. Background sections explain the significance of each activity to computer science, and answers are provided for all problems. All you need for most of these activities are curiosity and enthusiasm. The activities are primarily aimed at the five to twelve year-old age group, but they are by no means restricted to this age range.

Technology Unplugged--Activities

http://csunplugged.org/

Free learning activities that teach Computer Science through engaging games and puzzles that use cards, string, crayons and lots of running around.

App Development/Coding NEW!

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10 Steps to be a Successful Appeneur

http://www.chupamobile.com/blog/2015/06/25/the-10-steps-to-be-a-successfull-appreneur/?utm_medium=al...

Today’s hottest professional prospect is to become an entrepreneur, both for kids and parents. I’m not talking about the old-style entrepreneur; I mean a new kind of businessperson: the appreneur or mobile application entrepreneur.

36 Resources To Help You Teach Kids Programming

https://dzone.com/articles/36-resources-help-you-teach

35 possible options to teach coding

5 Tips for Mcommerce Success

http://www.openwavecomp.com/blog/category/mobile-app/

Customers around the world are looking for mobile optimized websites. Do you have one?

App Development Curriculum--Free

http://www.appinventor.org/

Curriculum to teach app development using the appinventor software provided free from MIT and Google

Coding/App Development Lessons/Curriculum

https://www.codecademy.com/learn

Excellent Resource to begin teaching Coding/App Devleopment! Curriculum to teach/learn how to code using a number of different coding languages.

Free App Development Software

http://appinventor.mit.edu/explore/

More advanced than Scratch developed by MIT and Google.

jQuery Mobile Framework

http://jquerymobile.com/

jQuery Mobile is a HTML5-based user interface system designed to make responsive web sites and apps that are accessible on all smartphone, tablet and desktop devices.

Made with Code from Google

https://www.madewithcode.com/resources/

Resources: Learn more about code through an event or partner organization.

Articles

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Cloud Computing: The Economic Imperative

http://www.eschoolnews.com/2009/03/04/cloud-computing-the-economic-imperative/

May 2009 eSchoolNews article talks about why this paradigm shift in IT isn't just lofty thinking

Off-Line Web Applications

http://www.technologyreview.com/read_article.aspx?ch=specialsections&sc=emerging08&id=20245&a=f

March/April 2008 article in Technology Review predicting the future of computer applications

Students Dropping Out of HS in Record Numbers

http://abcnews.go.com/TheLaw/story?id=2667532&page=1

From ABC News, a 2006 article--Department of Education found that 31 percent of American students were dropping out or failing to graduate in the nation's largest 100 public school district

Assessment

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Career Development Assessments

http://www.ilworkinfo.com/icrn.htm

Guide to Academic Assessment by the ISBE—Math example for AG lesson—Shortened Version

http://www.isbe.net/ils/career_develop/pdf/assessment_guide.pdf

ILS Assessments for Business, Marketing, and Management (on CD)

http://www.isbe.net/ils/career_develop/business/assessment.htm

WorkKeys Web Site—for assessment questions which might appear on the ACT

http://www.act.org/workkeys/assess/index.html

Blogging

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iPad and Emerging Technology Resource Ideas

http://www.scoop.it/t/igeneration-21st-century-education?page=9

Ever building collection of emerging technology ideas for teaching and learning in the 21st Century

WordPress for Blog Site

http://wordpress.com/

WordPress allows you to create a FREE blog space should that fit into your course curriculum.

Business Ed. Software

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Accounting/Finance

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_open_source_software_packages#Finance

List of Open Source software packages.

Computer Aided Design Software

http://www.archimedes.org.br/

Archimedes is a free and open source CAD (Computer Aided Design) software. It is a robust system built over Eclipse’s Rich Client Platform fully based on plug ins.

Computer Aided Design Software -- Other Sites

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Free_computer-aided_design_software

There are a number of other free CAD programs located here.

Computer Aided Design Software -- StaticFreeSoft

http://www.staticfreesoft.com/

StaticFreeSoft is CAD software that runs on most operating systems.

Data Mining Software

http://sourceforge.net/projects/weka/

This is good for data preprocessing, clustering, classification, regression, visualization, and feature selection. Also, http://rapid-i.com/.

Diagramming Software -- Dia

http://live.gnome.org/Dia

Dia is somewhat inspired by the Windows program 'Visio', though more geared towards informal diagrams for casual use. It can be used to draw many different kinds of diagrams and the Operating-System is cross-platform.

Diagramming Software -- InkScape

http://www.inkscape.org/

Inkscape is an open-source vector graphics editor similar to Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw, Freehand, or Xara X. What sets Inkscape apart is its use of Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), an open XML-based W3C standard, as the native format

Diagramming Software -- Koffice

http://www.koffice.org/kivio/

Kivio is an easy to use diagramming and flowcharting application with tight integration to the other KOffice applications. It enables you to create network diagrams, organization charts, flowcharts and more.

File Managers

http://www.7-zip.org/

7-zip runs on Microsoft, DOS, Linux and others and is a file archive system.

File Managers Resource

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Free_file_managers

Check this site for other options for File Managers.

File Sharing-peer to peer-software--eMule

http://www.emule-project.net/home/perl/general.cgi?l=1

eMule is one of the biggest and most reliable peer-to-peer file sharing clients around the world which runs on Microsoft Windows.

File Sharing-peer to peer-software--FrostWire

http://www.frostwire.com/?id=home

FrostWire is free open-source file sharing peer-to-peer software which can be used on Windows, Linux/Unix like, and Mac OS X.

File Sharing-peer to peer-software--MLDonkey

http://mldonkey.sourceforge.net/Main_Page

MLDonkey is an open source, free software multi-network peer-to-peer application that can be used with Windows, Linux.Unix.

Finance -- jGnash

http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/jgnash/index.php?title=Main_Page

jGnash is a free (no strings attached!) personal finance manager with many of the same features as commercially-available software. It was created in order to make tracking your personal finances easy, but also provides the functionality required by advanced users.

Finance -- Many Choices

http://financialsoft.about.com/od/reviewsfinancesoftware/a/FreeSoftwr.htm

This site has free software for Money Management. The downloads include: ClearCheckbook, GnuCash, AceMoney Lite, PLCash. This software is very similar to Microsoft Money and Quicken.

Finance -- TurboCash

http://www.turbocash.net/

TurboCASH is an open source accounting software package for Windows.

Finance--SQL Ledger

http://www.sql-ledger.org/

SQL-Ledger is a double-entry accounting system that works for both Macs and PCs

Finance/Accounting

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_open_source_software_packages#Finance

List of open source software packages.

Graphic Editors (Bitmap) - GIMP

http://www.gimp.org/

GIMP is used to process digital graphics and photographs. Typical uses include creating graphics and logos, resizing and cropping photos, altering colors, combining multiple images, removing unwanted image features, and converting between different image formats. GIMP can be used on Windows, Mac and others.

Graphic Editors (Bitmap) -- Additional Sites

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Free_bitmap_graphics_editors

There are about six other free software programs here.

Graphic Editors (Bitmap) -- GIMPshop

http://www.gimpshop.com/

GIMPshop is a modification of the free/open source GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP), intended to replicate the feel of Adobe Photoshop. Like GIMP it can be used with most Operating Systems.

Graphic Editors (Bitmap)-- CinePaint

http://www.cinepaint.org/

CinePaint is a collection of free open source software tools for deep paint manipulation and image processing. CinePaint is used for motion picture frame-by-frame retouching, dirt removal, wire rig removal, render repair, background plates, and 3d model textures. It is also cross-platform.

Graphic Editors (Vector)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Free_vector_graphics_editors

There are a number of Vector Graphics Editors at this site.

Graphics Editing Software -- Art of Illusion

http://www.artofillusion.org/

Art of Illusion is an open source software package used for 3D modeling, texturing, ray tracing, and otherwise rendering computer generated imagery stills or animations (movies). This software is fully cross-platform.

Graphics Editing Software -- Blender

http://www.blender.org/

Blender is a 3D animation program. It can be used for modeling, UV unwrapping, texturing, rigging, skinning, animating, rendering, particle and other simulating, non-linear editing, compositing, and creating interactive 3D applications. It can be used on Windows, Mac, Linux, and others. http://www.jrman.org/ jrMan is an open source version of the REYES rendering algorithm used by Pixar's PhotoRealistic Renderman. JrMan runs on most O.S.

Graphics Editing Software -- jrMan

http://www.jrman.org/

jrMan is an open source version of the REYES rendering algorithm used by Pixar's PhotoRealistic Renderman. JrMan runs on most O.S.

Graphics Editing Software -- Many

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Free_3D_graphics_software

Note: there are 18 other free 3D graphic editors at this site.

Graphics Editing Software -- OGRE

http://www.ogre3d.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=19&Itemid=105

OGRE (Object-Oriented Graphics Rendering Engine) is a scene-oriented, flexible 3D engine designed to make it easier and more intuitive for developers to produce applications utilizing hardware-accelerated 3D graphics. OGRE seems to be one of the best free graphical software available. OGRE is Linux, Mac and Windows compatible.

HTML Editor - Mozilla

http://www.mozilla.org/products/mozilla1.x/

Operating system: Windows, Linux, Mac OSX

HTML Editor -- Mozilla's Site Wizard

http://www.thesitewizard.com/gettingstarted/mozillacomposer1.shtml

This site shows how to design and publish your website with Mozilla Composer.

MS Office Alternative -- OpenOffice

http://www.openoffice.org/index.html

Open Office includes: Writer (very similar to Word), Calc (very similar to Excel), Impress (very similar to PowerPoint), and Base (very similar to Access). All of Open Office software is compatible with the Microsoft version except for Base (this means that Writer is compatible with Word and so on). It also includes Math, and Draw. Spanish version of Open Office: http://es.openoffice.org/

MS Office vs Open Office

http://www.openoffice.org/index.html

Microsoft Office Home and Student includes: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. Microsoft Standard substitutes Outlook for OneNote. Microsoft Home and Student costs about $150 and Microsoft Standard costs about $400. OpenOffice is a free substitute to Microsoft Office. OpenOffice is very similar to and is compatible with Microsoft.http://www.openoffice.org/index.html You can also buy it for $25 dollars at http://www.openoffice2007.com/1495index.html. There is also a free Spanish version

MS Web Design Resources for Illinois Schools--Expression Studio

http://expression.microsoft.com/education

The Expression Studio suite of software provides easy-to-use professional Web design tools that allow users to create dynamic, interactive Web sites.

Multimedia Software--Gnome3

http://www.gnome.org/applications/

Hundreds of applications are available for GNOME. They enable people to engage in a vast range of activities, including everything from playing media and editing photos to system administration. And the vast majority are freely available.

Music Production & Creation Software--Wired

http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Audio/Wired-3349.shtml

Wired project aims to be a professional music production and creation software running on the Linux operating system. Wired supports unlimited Audio/Midi tracks playback and recording, and introduces a Plugin system for instruments and effects.

Music Recording and Editing -- Ardour

http://www.ardour.org/

Ardour is a hard disk recorder and digital audio workstation application. It can be run on GNU/Linux, Mac and Solaris.

Music Recording and Editing -- Audacity

http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

Audacity is a free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. It is available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems.

Music Recording and Editing -- Sox

http://sox.sourceforge.net/

Sox is a general purpose sound converter/player/recorder. It can be used on Windows, GNU/Linux, Sun Solaris, and Mac.

PDF Editor -- iText

http://www.lowagie.com/iText/

iText is an ideal library for developers looking to enhance web-and other applications with dynamic PDF document generation and/or manipulation. The Operating System is cross-platform and uses Java.

PDF Editor -- Others

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Free_PDF_software

You can see a number of other free PDA software programs on this site.

PDF Editor -- PDFCreator

http://www.pdfforge.org/products/pdfcreator

PDFCreator is a free tool to create PDF files from nearly any Windows application.

PDF Editor -- Skim

http://skim-app.sourceforge.net/

This can be used on Mac OSX. Use Skim to view, edit and add notes, highlight important text, and more.

PDF Editor -- Stefanochizzolini

http://www.stefanochizzolini.it/en/projects/clown/

A PDF creator and manipulator it works on all Operating Systems that have Java.

Photo Editor--GIMP

http://www.freeze.com//download/Design/Art/Gimp?f=7pXcVwaFS&a=6591&adid=4362974540

Download GIMP if you are looking for the ability to do any type of image manipulation.

Podcasting

http://radio.about.com/od/podcastin1/a/aa030805a.htm

This site shows you how to create a Podcast using different operating systems.

Podcasting in the Classroom

http://www.education-world.com/a_tech/tech/tech238.shtml

This site shows teachers how they can use Podcasts for education enhancement. This is a page with the fundamental questions answered.

Podcasting Tools

http://radio.about.com/od/onlinepodcastcreation/Online_Tools_and_Software_For_Creating_Podcast_Feeds...

This site gives you tools to create Podcasts.

Serif Software

http://www.freeserifsoftware.com/default.asp

This site has free downloads for: photo editing, document editing (creating professional documents), web design, art and drawing (to create attention-grabbing logos and such), and 3D programs (to add dimensions to your website graphics).

Text Editor -- Bluefish

http://bluefish.openoffice.nl/

Bluefish can be used with most Operating Systems.Bluefish is a powerful editor targeted towards programmers and web-designers, with many options to write websites, scripts and programming code.

Text Editor -- Vim

http://vim.sourceforge.net/

Vim is also compatible with many operating systems. Vim is a highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing.

Video Conferencing/Webcasting -- Ekiga

http://www.ekiga.org/

Ekiga is an open source VoIP and video conferencing application for GNOME. Ekiga uses both the H.323 and SIP protocols. It supports many audio and video codecs, and is interoperable with other SIP compliant software and also with Microsoft NetMeeting.

Video Conferencing/Webcasting -- OpenWengo

http://www.openwengo.org/

OpenWengo allows users to speak to other users of SIP compliant VoIP software at no cost.

Video Conferencing/Webcasting -- Vmukti

http://www.vmukti.com/

Vmukti gives real-time conferencing and broadcasting, complete P2P collaboration architecture, open source voice and video over IP and more.

Video Editing -- LiVES

http://lives.sourceforge.net/

LiVES began in 2002 as the Linux Video Editing System. Since it now runs on more operating systems: LiVES is a Video Editing System. It is designed to be simple to use, yet powerful. It is small in size, yet it has many advanced features. Use Lives on Mac, Linux, BSD, and IRIX

Video Editing -- Avidemux

http://avidemux.berlios.de/index.html

Avidemux is a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. It can be used with Microsoft Windows, Mac, Linux, and BSD.

Video Editing -- Jahshaka

http://www.jahshaka.org/

Jahshaka can be used with Windows, Linux, and Mac. Jahshaka aims to become a cross-platform, open source, free, video editing, effects, and compositing suite. Once finished, it would be in the same market space as Newtek's Video Toaster and Pinnacle Liquid Edition.

Business Law

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Bus. Law Lesson Plans by UW Law Students

http://www.law.washington.edu/Clinics/Streetlaw/lessons.aspx

Lesson plans developed by University of Washington School of Law Students for the Street Law Course and are available for use at no charge. Each lesson plan is in Adobe PDF; some are also available in an editable Microsoft Word document. Additional files are available as noted.

Business Law Curriculum

http://www.icivics.org/curriculum

Topics from the constitution, the branches, to persuasive writing and budgeting, this curriculum provides lesson plans to guide through the topics.

Business Law Lessons and PPTs

http://www.cte.unt.edu/business/curriculum_law.html

15 lesson plans with PowerPoints created by the University of North Texas in cooperation with the Texas Education Association.

Business Law--North Carolina

http://www.wcpss.net/school_to_career/cte/instructional_resources/curriculum/courses.html#business

Download the zip file for the Business Law course to find many curriculum resources.

Legal Case Updates--Cengage

http://www.swlearning.com/blaw/cases/topic_index_main.html

Once a month, SW Legal provides 15-30 summaries of the most important legal cases happening around the country.

Career Exploration--Resume Writing

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411 on College Education

http://www.econedlink.org/lessons/index.php?lid=1103&type=educator

Lesson calculating, comparing, and contrasting the cost of a college education

Business Jobs List

http://www.hicte.org/pathways/introduction/business.html

Business/Education business careers to direct students who may be interested in business careers

Career Advising and Planning Services - University of Chicago

https://caps.uchicago.edu/resourcecenter/jobsearch.html

Some excellent resources for job search preparation from the University of Chicago

Career Clusters--Programs of Study

http://careerclusters.org/

CTE is preparing students of all ages to help drive America’s success and vitality. This website provides the programs of study which lead to careers

Career Cruising

http://www.careercruising.com/default.aspx

This is a pay-to-view web site, but is a gold mine of resources from interest surveys to mapping courses throughout the university for careers of interest. Guidance counselors can look at the administrative portfolios of students to guide them correctly in their career choices. Universities with the degree programs throughout the U.S. are listed along with the requirements to achieve those degrees.

Career Guidance--Accounting Careers

http://www.findacareercollege.com/accountant-characteristics.htm

Characteristics of a career in accounting

Career Guidance--Business Careers

http://careers-in-business.com/

Careers-in-Business.com is designed to help you explore satisfying jobs in the business world.

Career Guidance--Business Careers Schools & Colleges

http://www.findacareercollege.com/business-career.htm

Explores the characteristics of most business careers and schools/colleges to attain the credentials for careers in business

Career Guidance--Choose Your Own Future

http://www.chooseyourfuture.org/

Website to help students prepare for careers.

Career Guidance--College View Careers

http://www.collegeview.com/index.jsp

With College View, you can search, compare, and connect to various careers and the post-secondary institutions that provides access to those majors.

Career Guidance--Marketing Careers

http://swlearning.com/web_resources/careers.htm#4a

Many resources and tools for career guidance which focuses on Marketing careers.

Career Guideance--Career and Job News, The Wall Street Journal

http://online.wsj.com/public/page/news-career-jobs.html

Up-to-date information on the top careers across the country.

Career One Stop

http://www.careeronestop.org/credentials/index.aspx

From training to credentials in all career areas

Careers Counseling

http://counseling.careers.org/

Career Planning, Counseling and Coaching Resources -- Career Counseling on Careers.org has developed an online career counseling system through which our users can interact with a breadth of career resources, directories, and advice to assist their job search efforts.

Choose Your Career

http://www.chooseyourfuture.org/

A career planning site for students to explore career options, colleges, how to get to and pay for college, etc.

Creating a New Culture of Student Readiness

http://www.act.org/research/policymakers/pdf/ShiftingExpectations.pdf?utm_source=act_org&utm_medium=...

As the nonprofit leader in college and career readiness assessment, ACT has created this document as a tool to help policymakers and educators understand what lies ahead when a state transitions to evaluating the college and career readiness of every student.

CTE Career Exploration

http://www.chooseyourfuture.org/staff/cte

CTE Clusters and Pathways to careers offered in the Chicago Public Schools. These clusters and pathways are universal to CTE careers.

Illinois Career Resource Network

http://www.ilworkinfo.com/icrn.htm

A free resources, this site is a portal with resources similar to the pay-to-view sites. Career and interest information is available and is adding capabilities daily.

Illinois Department of Employment Security

http://www.ides.state.il.us/program/employer.asp

Illinois workNet

http://www.illinoisworknet.com/vos_portal

NACAC -- Nat'l Assoc. for College Admission Counseling

http://www.nacacnet.org/Pages/default.aspx

A rich resource to help students prepare for college and careers

Online Degrees in Business

http://onlinedegree.botw.org/

A site to explore online degree institutions

Resume Builder

http://www.livecareer.com/resume-examples#.U_SnQ_ldXAk

Resume samples and templates available

What's Next Illinois

https://secure.whatsnextillinois.org/Default.aspx

A career planning website to help students make career decisions.

Work & Career Lesson Plans

http://gcflearnfree.org/everydaylife/career.aspx

Lessons on career planning, job search, resume writing, cover letters, interviewing skills, money basics, career development, and the workplace.

Cloud Computing

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Edmodo.com

http://www.edmodo.com

Create groups for students for assignments to submit classwork online.

iPad and Emerging Technology Resource Ideas

http://www.scoop.it/t/igeneration-21st-century-education?page=9

Ever building collection of emerging technology ideas for teaching and learning in the 21st Century

Co-Op Education

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Co-op Handbook

http://www.isbe.net/career/pdf/coop_ed_handbook.pdf

"Handbook for Cooperative Education, Internships, and Registered Apprenticeship" from the Illinois State Board of Education

CODING--NEW ITEMS!

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20 iPads Apps for Coding

http://www.ipadsammy.com/techlandiaradioblog/2015/7/14/get-your-students-coding-with-these-20-ipad-a...

GET YOUR STUDENTS CODING WITH THESE 20 IPAD APPS

36 Resources To Help You Teach Kids Programming

https://dzone.com/articles/36-resources-help-you-teach

35 possible options to teach coding

Code of the Day Blogspot

http://codeoftheday.blogspot.com/

Hundreds of code shared by topic.

Code with Tynker--Lesson Plans

https://www.tynker.com/school/lesson-plan/

Tynker's Hour of Code activities are designed to teach students computational thinking and the basics of computer programming.

Code.ORG

http://code.org/

Code.org provides educational resources for all ages, free of cost. There is a summary of their curriculum and other programs. Our online courses on Code Studio are meant for use in all settings - in-school, home-schooling, after-school - and can be taught by teachers, parents or volunteers.

Coding/App Development Lessons/Curriculum

https://www.codecademy.com/learn

Excellent Resource to begin teaching Coding/App Devleopment! Curriculum to teach/learn how to code using a number of different coding languages.

Computer Science Activities

http://csunplugged.org/activities

Each Unplugged activity is available to download in PDF format, with full instructions and worksheets. Background sections explain the significance of each activity to computer science, and answers are provided for all problems. All you need for most of these activities are curiosity and enthusiasm. The activities are primarily aimed at the five to twelve year-old age group, but they are by no means restricted to this age range.

Exploring Computer Science Curriculum

http://www.exploringcs.org/curriculum

Find H.S. Computer Science Curriculum for Coding at this website--FREE!

Exploring Computer Science--Archived Curriculum

http://www.exploringcs.org/curriculum/archived-curriculum

ECS Vers. 4 and 3 data files including Scratch, Seismic, and Python as well as others.

Hour of Code Events

http://hourofcode.com/us

Sign up to participate in the Hour of Code Events

Hour of Code Links and Resources 2014

http://ettc.net/resources/hourofcode.cfm

Hour of Code 2014 stories and experiences with resources available.

LiveCode Lesson Plans

http://lessons.runrev.com/

Lesson Plans to use the free App Developer, LiveCode.

Made with Code from Google

https://www.madewithcode.com/resources/

Resources: Learn more about code through an event or partner organization.

Power My Learning--Coding Activities

http://powermylearning.org/

Career Exploration: Media Arts and Computer Programming I gives free beginning coding and programming activities which could be used in various places in the business curriculum.

Scratch Coding Program

http://scratch.mit.edu/

Code and create stories, games, and animations; Share with others around the world

Scratch Coding Samples

http://code.org/learn

Learn to write a first computer program using "Scratch" with walk-through tutorials.

Common Core State Standards

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21st Century Skills--Milestones for Improving Learning and Education (MILE) Guide

http://www.p21.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=800&Itemid=52

The most up-to-date P21 Framework that spells out expectations for 21st century student outcomes and the necessary support systems at the state and local levels available.

Achieve the Core

http://www.achievethecore.org/

This website is full of free content designed to help educators understand and implement the Common Core State Standards.

Achieving the Common Core

http://www.achieve.org/achieving-common-core

Achieve has developed materials to help states, districts, and others understand the organization and content of the standards and the content and evidence base used to support the standards with tools for implementation as well as assessment.

Common Career Technical Core

http://www.careertech.org/CTE

The CCTC includes a set of standards for each of the 16 Career Clusters™ and their corresponding Career Pathways that define what students should know and be able to do after completing instruction in a program of study.

Common Core Lesson Plans--Utah

http://utahcommoncoresecondarylessons.com/grades-11-12.php

Activities associated with Common Core Standards have been created. Some have the standard stated; others do not.

Common Core Standards Website

http://www.corestandards.org/

Official website that explains the mission of the Common Core Standards.

Common Core Standards--Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE)

http://isbe.net/common_core/default.htm

The Illinois State Board of Education has adopted new Math and English Language Arts standards for K-12 education known as the New Illinois State Learning Standards, incorporating the Common Core. The goal is to better prepare Illinois students for success in college and the workforce in a competitive global economy.

ELA Reading Informational Text Standards

http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/11-12

Reading Informational Text Common Core Standards organized by Categories for Reading

ELA Reading Kits for Teachers and Administrators

http://education.illinoisstate.edu/casei/ela/

Resources available for teachers and administrators to help teach ELA CCSS within their content areas

ELA Speaking and Listening Standards

http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/SL/11-12

Speaking and Listening Standards are sorted by categories--easy to use

ELA Standards into Categories

http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/11-12

Language standards are broken down into categories to help the user.

ELA Standards Simplified with Examples

http://www.councilforeconed.org/resource/common-core-state-standards-standards/

Great Resource! Gives the ELA standards and sample lesson ideas to apply the standards.

ELA Writing Standards

http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/11-12

Writing standards are sorted by categories.

Math CC Tasks

http://mdk12.org/instruction/curriculum/mathematics/index.html

Instructional Strategies for Geometry and Algebra CC Tasks from Maryland

Math CCSS Simplified with Examples

http://www.councilforeconed.org/resource/common-core-state-standards-standards/

Math CCSS simplified with suggested topics for application

Math HS Algebra Introduction

http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/HSA/introduction

Describes the basics of Algebra

Math HS Functions Standards

http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/HSF/introduction

Explanation/description of what Mathematical functions mean

Math HS Geometry Introduction

http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/HSG/introduction

Explanation of what HS Geomtry would include and standards within this section

Math HS Modeling Standards

http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/HSM

Modeling standards related to CTE and everyday life

MILE Guide Self-Assessment Survey

http://mileguide.p21.org/

Access this FREE online self-assessment survey to plot where your district is today and set your course for integrating 21st century learning into your systems.

Unpacking the CCSS--North Carolina

http://www.ncpublicschools.org/acre/standards/common-core-tools/#unpacking

Common Core Support Tools provided by the North Carolina State Board of Education

Unpacking the Standards--Part I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0W452p7sgQ8

Diane Lauer from Colorado gives a thorough breakdown of what unpacking the standards means--Part II.

Unpacking the Standards--Part II

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WELscsMW_8A

Diane Lauer from Colorado gives a thorough breakdown of what unpacking the standards means--Part II.

Unpacking the Standards--Part III

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uL2KdpJz6uw

Diane Lauer from Colorado gives a thorough breakdown of what unpacking the standards means--Part III.

Unwrapping the Standards--A 5-Step Process

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emL6NDq29qE

Example of how the Standards can be broken down and then taught in the classroom

Computer Basics

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Computer Basics Tutorial Videos

http://www.gcflearnfree.org/computerbasics

Topics include Getting to Know the Computer, operating system, etc., About the Desktop, Laptop Computers and Mobile Devices, Getting Started--internet basics and safety, extras

Internet Safety Tutorial Videos

http://www.gcflearnfree.org/internetsafety

This Internet Safety course will provide you with the strategies, skills, and mindset needed to protect yourself, your computer, and your privacy when you connect to the Internet.

Tech Savvy Tips and Tricks Tutorials

http://www.gcflearnfree.org/techsavvy

Insider knowledge that makes people savvy users of technology--keyboard and mouse shortcuts, password tips, backing up files and much more

Computer Graphics

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Animation Factory by Jupitor Images

http://www.animationfactory.com/en/

Download PowerPoint Templates, Video Backgrounds, and Royalty Free Animated Clipart

Cartoons--ToonDoo

http://www.toondoo.com/

Create short cartoons using this site.

Clip-Art

http://www.clip-art.com/

Top Free clip art sites available here.

Good-Tutorials

http://www.good-tutorials.com/tutorials/

Tutorials for Java, CSS, Flash, and many more

Graphic Illusions

http://www.ritsumei.ac.jp/~akitaoka/index-e.html

Discover how to make graphic illusions.

Paint Program--free

http://sumopaint.com/app/

Paint Program with 3-D effects. Some examples are not appropriate.

Phong--Tutorials (Photoshop, flash, pov-ray)

http://www.phong.com/tutorials/

Tutorials

Photoshop & Website Tutorials for Beginners

http://pegaweb.com/

Tutorials to develop websites as well as work with Photoshop available.

Photoshop and Other Graphics Programs Tutorials

http://www.teamphotoshop.com/tutorial-15,8.html

Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, and Photography tutorials

Photoshop Tutorials

http://www.photoshopcafe.com

Photoshop tutorials and resources at PhotoshopCAFE Photoshop CAFE V3

Photoshop Tutorials 2

http://www.planetphotoshop.com/

Various tutorials available for Photoshop techniques

Photoshop Tutorials--Absolute Cross

http://www.absolutecross.com/tutorials/photoshop/

The skills you'll learn by working through these tutorials will help give you a firm grasp of what makes Photoshop tick.

Photoshop Tutorials: N-sane Art

http://www.n-sane.net/

N-sane Art is the premier site for getting to know the wonderful program of Adobe Photoshop better.

Tech4Learning-Pics4Learning

http://www.pics4learning.com/

Pics4Learning is a copyright-friendly image library for teachers and students. The Pics4Learning collection consists of thousands of images that have been donated by students, teachers, and amateur photographers.

Consumer Education & Financial Literacy

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411 on College Education

http://www.econedlink.org/lessons/index.php?lid=1103&type=educator

Lesson calculating, comparing, and contrasting the cost of a college education

ABCs of Credit Card Finance

http://www.theabcsofcredit.com/#/Home-01-00/

Free curriculum teaches high school juniors and seniors and college freshmen how to wisely choose and responsibly use a credit card.

Annuity Resources: Your Guide to 401(k)'S & IRA'S

http://www.annuityfyi.com/guide-401k-IRA.html

Information regarding retirement options and comparative financial returns.

Basic to Advanced Math Lesson Plans

http://www.webcrawler.com/info.wbcrwl.300/search/web?q=math%20lesson%20plans%20free

Free math lessons of all kinds from K-12 in all subject areas. Good resource to include math in your curriculum

Consumer Jungle

http://www.consumerjungle.org/

Web site with thousands of Consumer Education resources for teachers and students including lesson plans, activities, and more.

Consumer Price Index, March 2013

http://www.econedlink.org/lessons/index.php?lid=1161&type=educator

Lesson on Consumer Price Index, what it means, and how it is calculated.

Cost of Living and Life Preparedness

http://www.actuarialfoundation.org/programs/consumer/cost_living_preparedness.shtml

Materials available to teach the cost of living and life preparedness in Business & Technology Concepts as well as Consumer Education classes.

Credit Card Fraud Lesson Plan

http://www.consumer-action.org/english/articles/credit_card_fraud_lesson_plan/

This updated packet provides guidance for teachers and team leaders. The 18-page packet contains a detailed curriculum, classroom activities and Phishing information.

Credit Card Resources--A Student's Guide

http://merchantwarehouse.com/students-guide-credit-card

Provides information to students regarding application and useage of credit cards.

Economic Lessons includes Math Component

http://www.econedlink.org/lessons/economic-lesson-search.php?page=1&per=100&type=educator

Economic Lessons of various grade levels speaking to the Economics and Consumer Economics topics including the MATH components

Employment and Unemployment Rates

http://www.econedlink.org/lessons/index.php?lid=1164&type=educator

Lesson on US Employment and Unemployment rates, what it is and how it is calculated

EverFI Financial and STEM

http://www.everfi.com/

EverFi’s unique model brings private sector leaders and forward-leaning foundations into the education innovation movement. We enable you to license and private-label our learning platforms in local schools. EverFi sits in the background. These are your programs, your technology, your brand, and your education results in the communities that are important to you.

Family, Economics, & Financial Education

http://fefe.arizona.edu/

Downloadable curriculum for Consumer Education/Business and Technology Concepts Courses

Financial Literacy--Teach it!!

http://www.ecb.org/finance/links.html#K4standardA

Awesome financial literacy lesson plans, powerpoints and more!

MoneySKILLS Financial Literacy Course

http://www.moneyskill.org/index.cfm

MoneySKILL is a FREE online reality based personal finance course for young adults developed by the AFSA Education Foundation. This interactive curriculum is aimed at the millions of high school and college students who graduate each year without a basic understanding of money management fundamentals.

Online Banking Lesson

http://banks.ja.org/BIA/Login/Login.aspx

Provided by the Junior Achievement, use this site to teach students about online banking.

Practical Money Skills

http://practicalmoneyskills.com/foreducators/

Free lesson plans, profiles of inspiring teachers, discussion of relevant economic topics, and more - Practical Money Skills for Life hopes to empower educators, enable student learning, and ultimately support the financial literacy necessary for success today.

US GDP Rate of Growth

http://www.econedlink.org/lessons/index.php?lid=1163&type=educator

Lesson on US GDP, what it means, and how to calculate it.

Consumer Education Videos

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Consumer Ed--Get it on Credit

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83wtyEqD1fc

Animated video about purchasing on credit

Consumer Ed--The Kingdom of Mocha Part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVffZEzh_8s

Animated video of Consumer Education Concepts

Consumer Ed--The Kingdom of Mocha Part 3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIw6750P-_U

Animated videos of Consumer Education concepts.

Consumer Ed--The Kingdom of Mocha Part I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSYmVKsHtnU

Animated videos introducing concepts for Consumer Education

Consumer Ed--The Return of Mocha Part Three

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9hDwHuV4XU

Animated video of Consumer Ed. concepts.

Consumer Ed--The Return to Mocha Part One

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ky3BDw2tvQ&safe=active

Animated video re. Consumer Education concepts.

Consumer Ed--The Return to Mocha Part Two

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjTn-KY5zTk

Profit and Loss concepts

Practical Money Skills Videos

http://practicalmoneyskills.com/video/

Videos discussing financial literacy for everyone.

Stossel in the Classroom

http://stosselintheclassroom.org/index.php?p=video_activity.html&l=3

Each month, new streaming videos from John Stossel on issues that they believe students will find interesting and thought-provoking largely related to the country's economics. After viewing the video, there are discussion questions to pursue the ideas in the video further. Teacher's guides and free DVDs are made available.

Copyright--Fair Use Sites

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10 Myths About Copyright

http://www.templetons.com/brad/copymyths.html

An attempt to answer common myths about copyright seen on the net and cover issues related to copyright and USENET/Internet publication.

Intellectual Properties

http://www.crackingideas.com/exhibition/

A British animation encourages creativity and explains "intellectual properties."

Stanford Copyright & Fair Use Center

http://fairuse.stanford.edu/

Stanford University discusses copyrights.

Course Management Systems

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Atutor Learning Management System

http://atutor.ca/atutor/

ATutor is an Open Source Web-based Learning Management System (LMS) used to develop and deliver online courses. Educators can quickly assemble, package, and redistribute Web-based instructional content, easily import prepackaged content, and conduct their courses online.

Blackboard Learning Management System

http://www.blackboard.com/

Offers a more collaborative, interactive learning experience that constantly evolves and keeps everyone engaged. That’s what the Blackboard Collaborate™ platform is all about. Helping you create virtual classrooms, offices and meeting spaces that open more possibilities to more students. This is a "for pay" service.

Desire2Learn

http://www.desire2learn.com/

Our unparalleled Learning Suite, including a Learning Management System (LMS), is transforming the way people teach and learn. Like Blackboard, this LMS charges for its services.

Dokeos 2.0 Learning Management System

http://www.dokeos.com/en/download.php

Dokeos is an open source online learning suite. It provides all the features needed for e-learning and blended learning management from authoring to reporting. Dokeos 2.0 is designed to operate on tablets also, like the iPad and any of these touchscreen trendy computers that fit in your hand.

Moodle Training Videos

http://moodlecommons.org/course/view.php?id=7

Moodle Training Videos by Brian Hawkins and Forest Grove School District is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.

Schoology

http://www.schoology.com

Schoology combines social networking with learning management to help you create and share academic content.

Website Development--Joomla

http://www.joomla.org/

Joomla is a free, open-source content management system (CMS) and application framework.

Weebly for Education

http://education.weebly.com/

Create a free class website; let your students create pages too!

Curriculum Across US--BMCE

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Arkansas – Career and Technical

http://ace.arkansas.gov/cte/informationForms/curriculumFrameworks/Pages/businessMarketingTechnology....

Has course outlines for all business subjects, but no direct curriculum

California – Business and Marketing

http://www.cteonline.org/

Business Cluster Curriculum available

Illinois State Board of Education--Business

http://www.isbe.net/career/html/cte_bus_ed.htm

State Business Education Offices throughout the U.S. are listed below by state. Some states have more materials available pertaining to business education curriculum than others. As of March 2006, the links below were active. More complete information regarding these sites are available in the State of the Art paper APPENDIX A which can be downloaded from the business home page.

Indiana

http://www.doe.in.gov/cte/cluster-business-and-marketing

Indiana's business courses are outlined here

Michigan

http://more.mel.org/index.php?P=BrowseResources&FieldId=27#

Has curriculum resources under "Technology Instruction" category

Missouri

http://dese.mo.gov/divcareered/biz_other_teaching_resources.htm

**Many web links to business course resources.

Nebraska

http://www.education.ne.gov/BMIT/curriculum.html

Some lesson plans available for Business subjects.

Nevada

http://cteae.nv.gov/CTE_Business_and_Marketing/

Business courses mapped with some resources

New Jersey

http://www.nj.gov/education/aps/cccs/career/resources.htm

Some good curriculum resource links available for Business subjects

New York – Business and Marketing Education

http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/cte/business/

An excellent site for creative course names in Business and Marketing. Has suggested course outlines available.

North Carolina -- Business & CTE Programs

http://www.wcpss.net/school_to_career/cte/instructional_resources/curriculum/courses.html

CTE documents including curriculum mapping and lesson plan ideas

Pennsylvania

http://www.education.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/teacher_resources/7392/business___market...

Very little curriculum available.

Rhode Island

http://www.ride.ri.gov/cte/

Career and technical education, a continuum of learning opportunities open to all students, includes awareness, exploration, and preparation. For those students who choose to prepare for specific careers within the career and technical education structure, preparation begins in high school and often includes formal post-secondary learning experiences directly after high school. Each phase in the career and technical education continuum builds on the previous one(s) and is distinguished by its purpose and the type and intensity of learning activities.

Texas--Business Law

http://www.cte.unt.edu/business/curriculum_law.html

Business law lesson plans and PowerPoints available

Texas--Computer Maintenance

http://cte.unt.edu/it/curriculum/comp-maint

PPs and lesson plans available to teach this topic.

Texas--Computer Programming

http://cte.unt.edu/it/curriculum/comp-program

PPs and Lessons to teach this topic.

Texas--Curriculum by Cluster

http://cte.unt.edu/it/curriculum

PPs and Lessons available for sub-categories of subjects taught by BMCE and other CTE content areas

Texas--Marketing

http://cte.unt.edu/marketing/curriculum/mktg-dynamics

General Marketing curriculum including lesson plans and PowerPoints

Texas--Principals of Information Technology

http://cte.unt.edu/it/curriculum/principles

Information Technology flowchart with curriculum materials

Texas--Principles of Business, Finance, and Marketing

http://cte.unt.edu/marketing/curriculum/principles

Numerous lesson plans and PowerPoints available for Business, Finance, & Marketing class

Utah

http://www.uen.org/k12educator/corelessonplans.shtml

http://www.usoe.k12.ut.us/ate/; http://www.uen.org/ate/business/index.shtml http://www.usoe.k12.ut.us/ate/tlc/Resources/resourcesbus.htm http://www.schools.utah.gov/ate/keyboarding/key.htm; http://www.usoe.k12.ut.us/ate/Skills/Mktg_tests.htm These sites give a multitude of information regarding business, marketing, and management education courses in Utah.

Vermont

http://www.state.vt.us/educ/new/html/pgm_teched/programs/competencies.html

This site gives information regarding Vermont’s business, computer, marketing, and management course work.

Virginia

http://www.cteresource.org/verso2/search

All business and CTE courses. Links on left to course "task" lists available

Washington

http://www.k12.wa.us/CareerTechEd/

Includes Business and Marketing - Curriculum Resources and Updates including information about how Washington deals with Keyboarding.

West Virginia--Curriculum Guides for CTE Courses

http://careertech.k12.wv.us/cte-instructionalguides/Business%20and%20Marketing%20Instructional%20Gui...

Great guides for aligning Programs of Study skills to curriculum

Wisconsin

http://www.dpi.wi.gov/bit/websites.html#itnet

Curriculum resources available for nearly all business courses

Wisconsin--Instructional Technology Literacy for Educators

http://instech.dpi.wi.gov/

Great resource for what Instructional Technology Literacy means.

Wyoming

http://www.k12.wy.us

http://www.k12.wy.us/A/JEC/June%2007/MPR_report07.pdf Has a great document which outlines “New Directions for High School Career and Technical Education in Wyoming”. Has research regarding impact of CTE coursework on high school graduation.

Database

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Access Training Videos

http://www.lynda.com/home/DisplayCourse.aspx?lpk2=481

MS Access 2007 training videos--some free, others can be purchased

Educational Videos

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Converter from Flash to WMV

http://www.smallvideosoft.com/download.php

Download the free video format converter to convert flash .flv movies to .AVI and .WMV movie formats. The .WMV format plays using the Windows Media Player.

Educational Videos--35 Sites

http://topsitesblog.com/educational-videos/

Here are over 35 websites to watch thousands of educational videos covering business, science, health, technology, math, social studies, arts and more.

Intellectual Properties

http://www.crackingideas.com/exhibition/

A British animation encourages creativity and explains "intellectual properties."

Movie Clips on Technology

http://www.brainpop.com/technology/freemovies/

A few free movies available at brainpop.com.

MS Access Training Videos

http://www.lynda.com/home/DisplayCourse.aspx?lpk2=481

Several beginning Access training videos available.

TeacherTube

http://www.teachertube.com/

Has a variety of instructional videos which could be used in business classes.

Videos K-8--Free Educational

http://www.sqooltools.com/edvideos/index.html

Great review videos for basics in grammar, math, science, and social science.

Videos--Finance, Math and More

http://www.khanacademy.org/

Thousands of instructional videos available through the Khan Academy website for free!

Videos--K-12 Classrooms

http://www.watchknowlearn.org/

Free videos for academics and CTE.

Entrepreneurship NEW ITEMS!!

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Business Plans

http://www.bplans.com/

Information available for writing business plans

Entrepreneurship Curriculum

http://www.khake.com/page31.html

Topics ideas and resources for entrepreneurship courses

Invention Ideas

http://inventionideas.org/landing2.asp?source=google&k=new%20idea%20inventions&hl=Find%20Top%20Inven...

A source to receive information regarding patents, intellectual properties and more

Nat'l Content Standards for Entrepreneurship Education

http://www.entre-ed.org/Standards_Toolkit/

We hope you will find the Standards and supporting materials beneficial as you design your entrepreneurship education program to serve the needs of your clients and your community.

Small Business--Tools to Begin

http://sbinformation.about.com/od/startingabusiness/u/startups.htm

There are many different considerations that go into the decision of whether or not you should start a business. Explore all of the possibilities before committing to becoming a small business owner.

Start Your Business

http://www.myownbusiness.org/s2/index.html#2

A course on how to start your own business

Finance

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Accounting 1 Lesson Plans

https://cte.unt.edu/finance/accounting-1

Accounting 1 lesson plans and PowerPoints

Accounting 2 Lesson Plans

https://cte.unt.edu/finance/accounting-2

Lessons developed for Accounting 2 courses

Banking and Money

http://www.khanacademy.org/#banking-and-money

Instructional videos from Khan Academy on Banking and Money

Core Finance Videos

http://www.khanacademy.org/#core-finance

Instructional videos from Khan Acadamy pertaining to "Core Finance"

Credit Crisis, Currency, and Current Economics

http://www.khanacademy.org/#credit-crisis

Instructional videos from Khan Academy pertaining to the Credit Crisis, Currency, and Current Economics

Financing a Business

http://www.sba.gov/category/navigation-structure/counseling-training/online-small-business-training/...

Financing is an integral part to getting your business off the ground and growing it over time. the U.S. Small Business Association provides several free courses relating to financing a business.

Micro- and Macroeconomics Videos

http://www.khanacademy.org/#macroeconomics

Instructional videos from Khan Academy pertaining to Micro- and Macroeconomics

Refinance & Mortgage Consumer Guide

http://www.refinancemortgagerates.org/mortgage-consumer-guides/

Aims to provide an educational, objective as well as in-depth view of the challenges and steps taken by various socio-economic classes looking to get onto the property ladder.

Valuation and Investing

http://www.khanacademy.org/#valuation-and-investing

Instructional videos from Khan Academy pertaining to Valuation and Investing

Venture Capital and Capital Markets

http://www.khanacademy.org/#venture-capital-and-capital-markets

Instructional videos from Khan Academy on Venture Capital and Capital Markets

Flipping

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Ask3

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ask3/id572042047?ls=1&mt=8

Allows teachers & students to quickly ask & answer each other's questions with text & their own videos. This FREE app turns each iPad into a whiteboard that can record voice & visuals for instant classroom sharing

Educreations

http://www.educreations.com/

Create and share amazing videos with your iPad or browser.

Flipped Classroom Infographic

http://www.knewton.com/flipped-classroom/

A new method of teaching is turning the traditional classroom on its head.

Flipped Learning Network

http://flippedclassroom.org/

A professional learning community for teachers using screencasting in education

Flipping--5 free iPad Apps

http://ipadapps4school.com/2013/03/28/5-free-ipad-apps-for-creating-video-lessons-aka-flipped-classr...

5 free iPad apps for creating Flipped Video Lessons

iPad and Emerging Technology Resource Ideas

http://www.scoop.it/t/igeneration-21st-century-education?page=9

Ever building collection of emerging technology ideas for teaching and learning in the 21st Century

Knowmia Teach

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/teach/id527216211?mt=8

Knowmia Teach is a new free lesson planning and recording tool for teachers. It helps you create short video lessons on any subject and publish them on Knowmia.com so your students and the public can find them.

ScreenChomp

http://www.techsmith.com/screenchomp.html

This recordable whiteboard is just the canvas you need to jot your ideas down and share them – with the world, or just a friend or two.

ShowMe

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/showme-interactive-whiteboard/id445066279?mt=8&ls=1

ShowMe was the first whiteboard app that I Show Me is an app for creating and sharing whiteboard-style lessons on your iPad. To support teachers, the Show Me website is building a gallery of lessons developed and shared by teachers. Each day there is a “Show Me of the Day” that is added to the gallery of lessons.

Videos

http://www.khanacademy.org/

Thousand of instructional videos from the Khan Academy

Games for Business

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Back to the Basics Games

http://www.lethsd.ab.ca/mmh/games/top100.htm

Some business-like games, all fairly elementary.

Games for Ages 3 - 12--Basic Academic Reviews

http://www.prongo.com/games.html

Includes games from ages 3-12; many math games, some can be applied to business and economics, such as the “Stock Market Game.”

Global Business Game

http://www.onlinegbg.com/index.php

The Global Business Game is a computer-based business simulation that allows students to develop, implement and manage international business strategies throughout the life of a simulated company. This site allows you to watch a demo, however you must purchase the game.

Learning Games Archive

http://www.education-world.com/a_lesson/archives/learninggame.shtml

Classroom games categorized by academic area and grade level.

Novel Prize--Educational Games

http://nobelprize.org/educational_games/

Students, teachers and non-professionals of all ages will enjoy testing and building their knowledge in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, peace and economics.

Google Docs in the Classroom--NEW!

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21 Ideas for Using Google Docs in classrooms

http://esu4socialstudiescadre.wikispaces.com/file/view/21_Interesting_Ways_to_use_Google_Docs_in_the...

5 Ways to Use Google Docs in Classroom

http://gettingsmart.com/2012/12/5-ways-to-use-google-docs-in-the-classroom/

Google Docs is a user friendly suite of online collaborative tools that come with tremendous potential for use in the classroom.

Ideas for Using Google Docs in Classrooms

https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/fostering-student-collaboration

Tips for Teachers using Google Docs

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/07/tips-every-teacher-should-know-about.html

Uses for Google Docs in Classroom

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1OhZuPRWgT-eit2-c4yEER4epRC3IumbOcTH2saONMeg/present?slide=id...

Ways to use Google in Classrooms

http://www.edudemic.com/best-ways-to-use-google/

Google Docs--Quizzing NEW ITEMs!

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Google Docs--Math Quizzes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEjHWtvbdcM

Learn to create Math Quizzes using Google Forms.

Google Forms: Grading Quizzes with Flubaroo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHQXHMIQGvQ

Learn how to create a quiz using a Google Form, grade it automatically, and even email students their grades effortlessly using the new version of Flubaroo.

Google Forms: Quizzes w/ Images

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AA3q7XpGYKA

See how to create quizzes using Google Forms including questions with images.

Google Forms: Quizzing with Math Example

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AYlDSsj0ns

Instructions to create Google Forms as quizzes using Math as an example.

Google Forms: Creating Self-Grading Quizzes (Part 1)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3nQB3VujPI

Video: Using Google Forms, Part 1 to create Self-Grading Quizzes

Google Forms: Creating Self-Grading Quizzes (Part 2)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UaofsbzZgk

Part 2 of Creating Self-Grading Quizzes with Google Forms

Google Forms: Creating Self-Grading Quizzes with Flubaroo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AYlDSsj0ns

This is a quick tutorial on how to use Google Docs and Flubaroo to create an online quiz

Google Forms: Self-Grading Tests

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdWxeHviGQM

Another short video to create self-grading tests using Google Forms.

Grading Quizzes with Flubaroo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U06W3H_iDho

Video explaining how to grade a quiz using Google Forms and Flubaroo Add-on

Google--NEW ITEMS!

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Chrome Web Store

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/category/apps

Download apps and extensions for Chrome browser, Chromecasts, and Chromebooks. Many free apps/extensions.

Google Docs Video Tutorials

http://www.gcflearnfree.org/googledocuments

Google Docs and Drive tutorials including Common Tasks in Documents, Doing More with Documents, and Extras

Screencastify--Google's Screencaster

http://chromespot.com/2014/02/14/screencastify-preview-you-can-now-screencast-on-your-chromebook-vid...

Download the screencastify extension from Chrome Web Store. Read this article to make the modifications to use with a Chromebook.

Grant Resources

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AT&T High School Success & Workforce Readiness Grants

http://www.att.com/foundation

In April 2008, AT&T launched AT&T Aspire, a $100 million high school success and workforce readiness initiative. AT&T Aspire is the company's largest philanthropic commitment ever — and one of the largest-ever corporate commitments to address high school success and workforce readiness.

Grants--Ed. Tech, Non-Profit, Corporate and More

http://www.technologygrantnews.com/grant-index-by-type/k-12-grants.html

Many sources for grant writing opportunities are available including but not limited to Educational Technology Grants, Non-Profit Grants, Corporate Grants, and Federal Grants.

Internet Safety Monitoring

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iTALC - Intelligent Teaching And Learning with Computers

http://italc.sourceforge.net/

iTALC is a use- and powerful didactical tool for teachers. It lets you view and control other computers in your network in several ways. It supports Linux and Windows XP, Vista and 7 and it even can be used transparently in mixed environments!It is free.

Netop Classroom Management

http://www.netop.com/

Students are distracted less, receive more attention from the teacher and remain on task longer. Learn how classroom management software helped create a 21st century learning process and yielded an increase in student performance in this case study from New York.

NetSupport School: Classroom Instruction, Monitoring & Management

http://www.netsupportschool.com/

Rising to the challenge and requirements of today's modern classroom, NetSupport School provides the ability to deliver lesson content, simultaneously monitor all student PCs and work collaboratively, ensuring that complete student attention and focus is maintained at all times.

SMARTsync

http://techtoolsforthecollegeclassroom.wikispaces.com/SMARTSync

SMARTsync is powerful classroom management software. The software allows the Instructor to monitor student computer use, broadcast screens for better understanding, disable certain websites, create opportunities for student collaboration, etc.

iPad

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1 iPad in the classroom?

http://eskymaclj.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/only-1-ipad-in-classroom.html

Get ideas for using 1 iPad in your classroom with this article.

App Eval Rubric--Johns Hopkins U

http://d75technologycenter.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/apps-rubric-2011.pdf

A rubric to score the effectiveness of tablet Apps.

App Eval Rubric--TCEA

http://www.tcea.org/documents/PD/TCEA%20App%20Evaluation%20Rubric.pdf

TCEA (Texas Computer Education Association) App Evaluation Rubric from www.tcea.org

App Eval Rubric--Tony Vincent

http://learninginhand.com/storage/blog/Vincent-App-Rubric.pdf

Educational App Evaluation Rubric based on one edited by Kathy Schrock and originated by Harry Walker.

Apple in the Classroom

http://www.apple.com/education/volume-purchase-program/faq.html

Information on using the iPad in the classroom as well as information on volume purchasing.

Apps for Teachers

http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewMultiRoom?fcId=444204754

Apps for the classroom and many are free from the Apple itunes store.

Best of iPad Apps website

https://sites.google.com/site/thebestofipadapps/home

Has researched iPad apps for education

Digital Resources for iPads and More!

http://www.scoop.it/t/igeneration-21st-century-education?page=2

Teaching and learning in the 21st Century - meeting the challenges of digital learning and the iGeneration -- Curated by Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)

Evernote App--How to Use Video

http://vimeo.com/58156902

Discover ways to use the EverNote app with students

Interaction Education

http://interactioneducation.com/ipadsineducation.html

Ideas to use ipads in education

iPad and Emerging Technology Resource Ideas

http://www.scoop.it/t/igeneration-21st-century-education?page=9

Ever building collection of emerging technology ideas for teaching and learning in the 21st Century

iPad Apps by Subject

http://www.tcea.org/ipad

Sortable ipad apps for the subject area.

iPad Blogs

http://blog.web20classroom.org/2011/03/quick-list-of-ipad-resources-for.html

Blogs that will connect your with other teachers who are using iPads in the classroom.

iPad in Schools

http://www.livebinders.com/play/play/26195

An electronic binder full of iPad information and recommendations for usage in schools.

ipad Info through Twitter

http://twitter.com/#!/search/ipads%20in%20education

Links to using iPads in the Classroom through Twitter resources

iPad Presentation--AirServer re-engineered for iOS 6

http://www.airserverapp.com/en/Info/WhatIs

AirServer is an AirPlay receiver for Mac/PC. It allows you to receive AirPlay feeds, similar to an Apple TV, so you can stream content or Mirror your display from your iOS devices or Mountain Lion.

iPad Useage Ideas

http://www.scoop.it/t/ipads-for-learning/p/810552853/ipads-in-education-exploring-the-use-of-ipads-a...

Useful articles about using iPads in Education

iPads Activities for the Classroom

http://www.apptivities.org/

Get ideas for classroom activities using the iPads

iPads in the Classroom--Kathy Schrock

https://sites.google.com/site/schrockipad/

This site will be both a support site for my presentations about iPad use for teaching and learning, and it also includes links to other iPad information pages.

iPads--30 Interesting Ways to use

https://docs.google.com/present/view?id=dhn2vcv5_721gdk5jtd8

Online slide show highlighting classroom use of various iPad Apps

iPhone Apps -- Top iPhone Apps for Teachers and Students (and others)

http://www.johannesahrenfelt.com/2010/07/top-iphone-apps-for-teachers-and-students-and-others/

Six iPhone Apps which could be used in the classroom.

Presentation Expert App--2Screens -

http://www.appolicious.com/finance/apps/227645-2screens-presentation-expert-edwin-lam

$4.99 Lets you present by displaying files, photo's AND multiple web pages via VGA out cable. ALso has an iPhone app that works as a remote control for the iPad presentation.

Science 360 iPad App

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/science360-for-ipad/id439928181?mt=8

Great for cross-curricular activities with science. Good for a Business Law class science related case study.

Screencasting--Getting Started

http://instructionaltechtalk.com/5/

Resources for iPad screencasting for the classroom

ShowMe--iPad App

http://www.showme.com/

ShowMe is an easy way to create and share lessons on the iPad

Wall Street Journal App

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-wall-street-journal/id364387007?mt=8

Experience The Wall Street Journal’s award winning coverage, blending the best of print and online for your classroom discussions.

Whiteboards--65 FREE interactive whiteboard apps

http://www.teachhub.com/free-interactive-whiteboard-resources

Interactive whiteboards are a great way for teachers to engage classrooms in learning. While many teachers are spending hours a day creating their own activities for their interactive whiteboards, there are tons of free sources to help teachers learn about and use IWBs with students.

Why Use iPads for Learning?

http://www.ipadineducation.co.uk/iPad_in_Education/iPads_in_Schools.html

Article describing the benefits of using iPads in the Classroom.

Keyboarding

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Best Ways for One-Hand Typing

http://www.aboutonehandtyping.com/

Type faster with one hand, on a NORMAL keyboard, than most two-handed typists! All you need is the One Hand Typing and Keyboarding Manual and a normal keyboard!

Games--BBC Dancemat Typing

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing/flash/stage1.shtml

Online keyboarding game

Games--Crazy Typing

http://www.auntlee.com/crazytyping.html

Online Keyboarding game

Games--Elementary

http://www.gamequarium.com/keyboarding.htm

Keyboarding games to help build speed.

Games--Free Typing Games

http://www.freetypinggame.net/play.asp

FreeTypingGame.Net is proud to offer a complete interactive typing tutor to learn to type. They claim learning to type has never been easier. Lessons, tests and more are available

Games--gamequarium

http://www.gamequarium.com/keyboarding.htm

Online keyboarding games

Games--KeyMan & Bubbles

http://www.typingmaster.com/games/typing-games.asp

On-line keyboarding game

Games--Letter Speed Race

http://www.freewebs.com/weddell/findtheletter.html

Online keyboarding game

Games--tutorials

http://www.powertyping.com/

Online keyboarding games

Good Typing

http://www.goodtyping.com/

Free online keyboarding course.

Kid's Typing Skills

http://kidwaresoftware.com/kidtype.htm

KID'S TYPING SKILLS helps you master a skill needed in today's computer oriented world and the best part - it's FREE!

Large Print Keyboard Products

http://www.fentek-ind.com/lrgprt.htm

Large and braile keyboard products.

Lessons--Free lessons, games & certification

http://www.typingweb.com/

TypingWeb is a free online typing tutor & keyboarding tutorial for typists of all skill levels. TypingWeb also offers officially sanctioned typing and 10 Key certification.

Lessons--Keyboarding Touch System

http://cte.unt.edu/business/curriculum/tdse

Touch System Data Entry Lesson Plans

OSHA Computer Workstation Ergonomics

http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/computerworkstations/index.html

eTool* illustrates simple, inexpensive principles that will help you create a safe and comfortable computer workstation.

Tactus Touch Typing Keyboard

http://www.tactuskeyboard.com/index.htm

Always wished you could touch-type? Now you can... in 1 morning!

Type Online--Free

http://www.typeonline.co.uk/

Free online learn-to-type website. Great for the struggling student for extra practice.

Type Racer

http://play.typeracer.com/

Social site for students' on-line speed tests

Typing for Beginners

http://www.teachnet.com/lesson/tech/keyboarding110900.html

Fundamentals--such as finger positioning and the "proper" movement to strike certain keys, I assure you that my time spent at a keyboard would have been far more frustrating

Typing online

https://www.typing.com/

Learn and Teaching Typing for Free

Lesson Plans

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"Hot Chalk" Lesson Plans Page

http://www.lessonplanspage.com/

Over 4,000 lesson plans--some can be used in Business Education Courses. Sign up for FREE!!

411 on College Education

http://www.econedlink.org/lessons/index.php?lid=1103&type=educator

Lesson calculating, comparing, and contrasting the cost of a college education

Accounting 1 Lesson Plans

https://cte.unt.edu/finance/accounting-1

Accounting 1 lesson plans and PowerPoints

Accounting 2 Lesson Plans

https://cte.unt.edu/finance/accounting-2

Lessons developed for Accounting 2 courses

Basic Math Lessons to Advanced

http://www.mathgoodies.com/lessons/

Math lessons are designed to make math meaningful to the student. Each math lesson provides in-depth instruction ideal for learners of all ages and abilities.

Basic to Advanced Math Lesson Plans

http://www.webcrawler.com/info.wbcrwl.300/search/web?q=math%20lesson%20plans%20free

Free math lessons of all kinds from K-12 in all subject areas. Good resource to include math in your curriculum

Business Lesson Plans & More

http://www.lessonplanspage.com

3000 plus lesson plans for business & the academics.

Business Lesson Plans--Free

http://www.webcrawler.com/webcrawler300/ws/results/Web/business%20lesson%20plans%20free/1/417/TopNav...

Using Webcawler search engine, a list of sites where various business lessons can be found on a variety of business content areas

Common Core Activity Lesson Plans

http://utahcommoncoresecondarylessons.com/grades-11-12.php

Lessons aligned with Common Core Standards are available from this Utah site.

Common Core Lesson Plans--Utah

http://utahcommoncoresecondarylessons.com/grades-11-12.php

Activities associated with Common Core Standards have been created. Some have the standard stated; others do not.

Computer Applications, Info Processing & Web Design Lesson Plans

http://mrspeterson220.com/tech2.html

Lesson plans developed by Mary Ellen Peterson, an Illinois Business Education teachers

Consumer Education/Business & Technology Concepts Lesson Plans

http://www.consumerjungle.org/content/view/37/687/

Register free to have access to lesson plans related to Consumer Education and/or Business & Technology Concepts classes.

Consumer Price Index, March 2013

http://www.econedlink.org/lessons/index.php?lid=1161&type=educator

Lesson on Consumer Price Index, what it means, and how it is calculated.

CTE Lesson Plans--Khake

http://khake.com/

All CTE content area lesson plans. Great Resource!!

CTEonline.org CTE Lesson Plans

http://www.cteonline.org/portal/default/Curriculum/Overview?action=2&view=overview

Great source of CTE Lessons with supplementary materials.

Daily Lesson Plan--NY Times

http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/archive.html

The archive contains hundreds of free lesson plans for grades 6-12. You may perform a keyword search to retrieve a lesson, browse the archive by subject, or scroll down the page to view the most recently published lessons.

Economic Lessons includes Math Component

http://www.econedlink.org/lessons/economic-lesson-search.php?page=1&per=100&type=educator

Economic Lessons of various grade levels speaking to the Economics and Consumer Economics topics including the MATH components

ELA Standards Simplified with Examples

http://www.councilforeconed.org/resource/common-core-state-standards-standards/

Great Resource! Gives the ELA standards and sample lesson ideas to apply the standards.

Home Schooling Resources

http://www.homeschool.com/

Provides many tools teachers might use to better prepare them for various lesson topics.

Internet Safety--Lesson Plans

http://gcflearnfree.org/computer/topic.aspx?id=97

Phishing, Trojans, Spyware, Trolls and Flame Wars! Lesson plans with the strategies, skills and mindset needed to protect yourself, your computer and your privacy when you connect with the Internet.

Internet4Classrooms

http://www.internet4classrooms.com/k12links.htm

Hundreds of links to lesson plans for Business Education and all the others! A great resource for teachers--also includes assessments!

iPad and Emerging Technology Resource Ideas

http://www.scoop.it/t/igeneration-21st-century-education?page=9

Ever building collection of emerging technology ideas for teaching and learning in the 21st Century

izzit.org current event lessons, videos for sale

http://www.izzit.org/index.php

Providing more than 180,000 teachers and 19 million students with compelling educational videos, current events lessons, games and contests.

Lesson Plan Sites--Multi-Subject

http://www.cloudnet.com/~edrbsass/edmul.htm

These sites offer lesson ideas and complete lesson plans for many subjects and grade levels. Web site has listed a variety of sites, some of which offer thousands of lesson plans and others that include a smaller, but interesting, collection of lessons.

Lesson Planet--A Search Engine for Teachers

http://www.lessonplanet.com/?gclid=CPCDwu_4_rQCFawWMgod1GIAGA

The Lesson Planet solution helps teachers find lesson resources, correlate them to standards, and organize curriculum. Our tools provide a time-efficient way to inspire teaching with fresh ideas.

Lessons--Keyboarding Touch System

http://cte.unt.edu/business/curriculum/tdse

Touch System Data Entry Lesson Plans

Math CC Tasks

http://mdk12.org/instruction/curriculum/mathematics/index.html

Instructional Strategies for Geometry and Algebra CC Tasks from Maryland

Math CCSS Simplified with Examples

http://www.councilforeconed.org/resource/common-core-state-standards-standards/

Math CCSS simplified with suggested topics for application

Math HS Algebra Introduction

http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/HSA/introduction

Describes the basics of Algebra

MicroSoft's Education Resources

http://www.microsoft.com/education/teachers/default.aspx

Some lesson plans are available along with other classroom resources like gradebook templates, clip art, and more. Free log-in required.

Moodle Business Courses--Jay Bohnsack

http://www.iteachtech.com/

Computer Applications, Computer Concepts, Internet Safety are three of the business courses set up by Jay Bohnsack using Moodle.

Nanotechnology, An Introduction

http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20030410thursday.html

Provides a lesson plan to introduce the concept of nanotechnology. Students explore current applications of nanotechnology in various industries, including medicine, space development, environmental protection, and defense.

NEA--Lesson Plans and Works4Me Tips

http://www.nea.org/tools/LessonPlans.html

NEA website with lesson plans, classroom management tips, and other classroom tips for academic and CTE classrooms--K-12

North Carolina--Business Curriculum

http://www.wcpss.net/school_to_career/cte/instructional_resources/curriculum/courses.html

Business education curriculum resources for most business classes.

Power My Learning Activities

http://powermylearning.org/

Explore FREE activities, search by Common Core standard, customize Playlists, build classes, and monitor assignments.

Practical Money Skills

http://practicalmoneyskills.com/foreducators/

Free lesson plans, profiles of inspiring teachers, discussion of relevant economic topics, and more - Practical Money Skills for Life hopes to empower educators, enable student learning, and ultimately support the financial literacy necessary for success today.

Sites for Teachers

http://www.sitesforteachers.com/index.html

Provides an immense number of sites for teachers--lesson plans, worksheets, activities, clip art and more!

STEM Sample Curriculum

http://www.cde.state.co.us/standardsandinstruction/curriculum/stem

Sample STEM curriculum from Colorado

Target Marketing's Educational Resource Guide

http://www.targetmarketing.org/

Provides many links to lesson plans of all CTE and academic areas.

Technology Lessons

http://www.freetech4teachers.com/

A blog which leads to free resources and lessons for teaching with technology.

TED-Ed and TED Talk Lessons

http://ed.ted.com/lessons?category=business-economics&student_level=3

Find or build a lesson around any TED-Ed Original, TED Talk or YouTube video

US Employment/Unemployment Rates

http://www.econedlink.org/lessons/index.php?lid=1164&type=educator

Lesson on US Employment and Unemployment rates, what that means, and how it is calculated

US GDP Rate of Growth

http://www.econedlink.org/lessons/index.php?lid=1163&type=educator

Lesson on US GDP, what it means, and how to calculate it.

Utah Lesson Plans/Curriculum

http://www.uen.org/k12educator/corelessonplans.shtml

A variety of lesson plans for CTE and the academics.

Windows 7 Tutorial and Lesson Plans, Free

http://gcflearnfree.org/computer/topic.aspx?id=162

Learn all about the new features Windows 7, what you need to upgrade and how to customize your computer's settings to fit your needs. Lesson plans included.

Word 2010 Free Tutorial & Lesson Plans

http://gcflearnfree.org/computer/topic.aspx?id=174

Word 2010 lesson plans and tutorial available from the basics to mail merge

Wordle--Beautiful Word Clouds

http://www.wordle.net/

Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends.

LiveBinders

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iPad and Emerging Technology Resource Ideas

http://www.scoop.it/t/igeneration-21st-century-education?page=9

Ever building collection of emerging technology ideas for teaching and learning in the 21st Century

Top 20 Livebinders You Should Not Miss

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2013/01/top-20-livebinders-you-should-not-miss.html

Digital bookmarking is a pivotal learning skill. It does not only allow you to organize your information into one single platform accessible from anywhere with an internet connection but can also help you in your professional growth. .

Marketing

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Evernote App--How to Use Video

http://vimeo.com/58156902

Discover ways to use the EverNote app with students

Marketing Lesson Plans

http://cte.unt.edu/marketing/curriculum

Texas--Lesson plans and PowerPoints for the Marketing class

Math & Reading

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411 on College Education

http://www.econedlink.org/lessons/index.php?lid=1103&type=educator

Lesson calculating, comparing, and contrasting the cost of a college education

Basic Math Lessons to Advanced

http://www.mathgoodies.com/lessons/

Math lessons are designed to make math meaningful to the student. Each math lesson provides in-depth instruction ideal for learners of all ages and abilities.

Basic to Advanced Math Lesson Plans

http://www.webcrawler.com/info.wbcrwl.300/search/web?q=math%20lesson%20plans%20free

Free math lessons of all kinds from K-12 in all subject areas. Good resource to include math in your curriculum

Calculate Simple Interest

http://www.econedlink.org/lessons/index.php?lid=1008&type=educator

Lesson and sample exercise to teach how to calculate simple interest

Construction Geometry Problems

http://www.geometryinconstruction.org/

Construction math problems available

Consumer Price Index, March 2013

http://www.econedlink.org/lessons/index.php?lid=1161&type=educator

Lesson on Consumer Price Index, what it means, and how it is calculated.

Economic Lessons includes Math Component

http://www.econedlink.org/lessons/economic-lesson-search.php?page=1&per=100&type=educator

Economic Lessons of various grade levels speaking to the Economics and Consumer Economics topics including the MATH components

ELA Standards Simplified with Examples

http://www.councilforeconed.org/resource/common-core-state-standards-standards/

Great Resource! Gives the ELA standards and sample lesson ideas to apply the standards.

Employment and Unemployment Rates

http://www.econedlink.org/lessons/index.php?lid=1164&type=educator

Lesson on US Employment and Unemployment rates, what it is and how it is calculated

Math & Reading Help for Kids

http://math-and-reading-help-for-kids.org/index.html

Find answers to your education questions. All answers have been custom written by our staff of teachers and education professionals.

Math CC Tasks

http://mdk12.org/instruction/curriculum/mathematics/index.html

Instructional Strategies for Geometry and Algebra CC Tasks from Maryland

Math CCSS Simplified with Examples

http://www.councilforeconed.org/resource/common-core-state-standards-standards/

Math CCSS simplified with suggested topics for application

Math HS Algebra Introduction

http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/HSA/introduction

Describes the basics of Algebra

Math HS Functions Standards

http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/HSF/introduction

Explanation/description of what Mathematical functions mean

Math HS Geometry Introduction

http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/HSG/introduction

Explanation of what HS Geomtry would include and standards within this section

Math HS Modeling Standards

http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/HSM

Modeling standards related to CTE and everyday life

Math iPad Apps

http://mgleeson.edublogs.org/2013/04/01/20-random-ipad-maths-apps/

20 random iPad Maths Apps that help cover all areas of curriculum

Math Lessons

http://www.webcrawler.com/webcrawler300/ws/results/Web/math%20lesson%20plans%20free/1/417/TopNavigat...

Various sites to find math lessons to supplement the curriculum.

Math Tools Browse

http://mathforum.org/mathtools/cell.html?co=tr&sortBy=&offset=100&limit=25

Pages and pages of math and science relevant tools which can be searched EASILY by filters

Math--Curriculum and Resources

http://www.tenmarks.com/

Teachers, administrators and curriculum directors can sign up for these math resources. Looks like they have a "pro" version, which will cost.

Math--Lessons & Videos

http://insidemathematics.org/index.php/tools-for-teachers

Doing Math on Mondays? Check this site out for lesson ideas.

Math--Videos from Arithmetic to Trig

http://www.hippocampus.org/HippoCampus/collection/NROC?view=Media

Math on Mondays? Here are some great resource videos to share with your students to help them "get" math!

US GDP Rate of Growth

http://www.econedlink.org/lessons/index.php?lid=1163&type=educator

Lesson on US GDP, what it means, and how to calculate it.

Math on Mondays

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411 on College Education

http://www.econedlink.org/lessons/index.php?lid=1103&type=educator

Lesson calculating, comparing, and contrasting the cost of a college education

Basic Math Lessons

http://www.math.com/

Many basic math lessons and activities available.

Basic Math Lessons to Advanced

http://www.mathgoodies.com/lessons/

Math lessons are designed to make math meaningful to the student. Each math lesson provides in-depth instruction ideal for learners of all ages and abilities.

Basic to Advanced Math Lesson Plans

http://www.webcrawler.com/info.wbcrwl.300/search/web?q=math%20lesson%20plans%20free

Free math lessons of all kinds from K-12 in all subject areas. Good resource to include math in your curriculum

Calculate Simple Interest

http://www.econedlink.org/lessons/index.php?lid=1008&type=educator

Lesson with example to calculate simple interest

Consumer Price Index, March 2013

http://www.econedlink.org/lessons/index.php?lid=1161&type=educator

Lesson on Consumer Price Index, what it means, and how it is calculated.

Economic Lessons includes Math Component

http://www.econedlink.org/lessons/economic-lesson-search.php?page=1&per=100&type=educator

Economic Lessons of various grade levels speaking to the Economics and Consumer Economics topics including the MATH components

Math CC Tasks

http://mdk12.org/instruction/curriculum/mathematics/index.html

Instructional Strategies for Geometry and Algebra CC Tasks from Maryland

Math CCSS Simplified with Examples

http://www.councilforeconed.org/resource/common-core-state-standards-standards/

Math CCSS simplified with suggested topics for application

Math Fact Cafe

http://www.mathfactcafe.com/home/

Math Worksheets and Math Practice

Math HS Algebra Introduction

http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/HSA/introduction

Describes the basics of Algebra

Math HS Functions Standards

http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/HSF/introduction

Explanation/description of what Mathematical functions mean

Math HS Geometry Introduction

http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/HSG/introduction

Explanation of what HS Geomtry would include and standards within this section

Math HS Modeling Standards

http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/HSM

Modeling standards related to CTE and everyday life

Math Quizzes

http://www.thatquiz.org/

Math activities and quizzes for students of all ages.

US GDP Rate of Growth

http://www.econedlink.org/lessons/index.php?lid=1163&type=educator

Lesson on US GDP, what it means, and how to calculate it.

MS Office--NEW ITEMS!

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Access Forum

http://www.mrexcel.com/forum/microsoft-access/

You will find a list of discussions in the Microsoft Access forums at the Mr. Excel Message Board. The Microsoft Access forum Questions about Access.

Access Training Videos

http://www.lynda.com/home/DisplayCourse.aspx?lpk2=481

MS Access 2007 training videos--some free, others can be purchased

Computer Basics Tutorial Videos

http://www.gcflearnfree.org/computerbasics

Topics include Getting to Know the Computer, operating system, etc., About the Desktop, Laptop Computers and Mobile Devices, Getting Started--internet basics and safety, extras

Excel Activity Videos

https://www.youtube.com/user/bjele123

Excel activity classroom ideas and video tips to accomplish those activities

Learn Excel YouTube Videos

https://www.youtube.com/user/bjele123

Here you will find daily, two (2) minute videos showing varieties of Tips, Tricks and More that center on the effective and efficient use of Microsoft Excel.

Word 2010--Video Tutorials

http://www.gcflearnfree.org/office2010/word2010

Video tutorials for Word Basics, Common Tasks in Word, Doing more in Word, Extras

Word 2013 Video Tutorials

http://www.gcflearnfree.org/word2013

Word 2013 Video tutorials for Office Basics, Word Basics, Working with Text, Working with Objects, Reviewing docs and collaboration, Doing More with Word, etc.

Music/Sound & Audio--Royalty-Free

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Audio Clips--Free

http://www.freeaudioclips.com/

FreeAudioClips.com is loaded with tons of wav, midi and au files for your listening and downloading pleasure!

Find Sounds--Search the Web for Sounds

http://www.findsounds.com/

FindSounds.com is a free site where you can search the Web for sound effects and musical instrument samples. Take a look at the types of sounds you can find.

Jamendo--Free Music

http://www.jamendo.com/en/

Free music for pod and vodcasts.

PIR Royalty Free Music, Free Sounds

http://www.partnersinrhyme.com/

They claim to have a huge catalog of royalty free music libraries for you to download and start using right away in your commercial projects.

Podcast Safe Music

http://www.podsafeaudio.com/

This site aims to provide a location where musicians can upload music under the Creative Commons license for use in Podcasts, Mashups, Shoutcasts, Webcasts and every other kind of 'casting' that exists on the 'net.

Royalty Free Music Downloads

http://www.jamendo.com/en/

Search for royalty free music to download when using music backgrounds for podcasts and vodcasts

Sound America

http://www.soundamerica.com/

A variety of sounds from cartoons, TV shows, sounds effects and more

Sound Clips -- Fist & Wildlife Service

http://www.fws.gov/video/sound.htm

The sound clips are public domain and may be used without prior permission. If possible, please credit the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Sounds and Music--Free

http://www.thefreesite.com/Free_Sounds/

The Web offers a treasure trove of free sound, music and other multimedia files. These range from MP3 files, (which often contain full-length songs and have been the focus of much controversy and legal wrangling) to MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) files that you can use to add music to your Web site. Then, there's the ubiquitous "WAV" files that often feature snippets of music, sound effects and clips from Hollywood, TV shows, etc.

Sounds Dogs free effects

http://www.sounddogs.com/start.asp

Sounds effects of all kinds.

Organizations--Business Teacher and Student

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DPE--Delta Pi Epsilon

http://dpe.org/

Association for Research in Business Education--Delta Pi Epsilon

FBLA--Future Business Leaders of America-PBL--Phi Beta Lamda Site

http://www.fbla-pbl.org/

IACTE--Illinois Association of Career and Technical Education

http://www.iacte.org/

IBEA--Illinois Business Education Association

http://www.ibea.org

Professional Organization for Illinois Business Education teachers. Has annual state conference each November.

Illinois BPA Student Organization

http://www.bpa.org/c/illinois/ILLINOISBPA

Business Professional of America Illinois Association is to prepare students for the business workforce through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic, and technical skills.

Illinois DECA Student Organization

http://www.ildeca.org/

Illinois DECA opens doors for student members in business marketing and management to explore career opportunities, develop leadership skills, connect to community involvement, experience business based learning, and use technology.

Illinois FBLA Student Organization

http://www.fbla.gen.il.us/

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is the oldest and largest national organization for high school students preparing for careers in business leadership.

ISBE--International Society for Business Education

http://www.siec-isbe.org/

NBEA--National Business Education Association

http://www.nbea.org/

NCBEA--North Central Business Education Association

http://www.ncbea.net/

PARCC Common Core Testing--NEW ITEMS!

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PARCC Practice Math Lessons

http://hungryteacher.com/free-lessons/

Practicing for the Parcc? Try These free lessons. We have been featured on Ted ed with over 300,000 shared lessons.

TED-Ed and TED Talk Lessons

http://ed.ted.com/lessons?category=business-economics&student_level=3

Find or build a lesson around any TED-Ed Original, TED Talk or YouTube video

Podcasting

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Audacity Lame MP3 Encoder - Download

http://www.guidesandtutorials.com/audacity-lame.html

Tutorial for Podcasting with Audacity and LAME.

Audacity: Free Audio Editor and Recorder

http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

Sourceforge is a free open source software provider for producing recording and editing podcasts.

iPad and Emerging Technology Resource Ideas

http://www.scoop.it/t/igeneration-21st-century-education?page=9

Ever building collection of emerging technology ideas for teaching and learning in the 21st Century

K12 Learn - School Technology Solutions

http://www.k12learn.com/index.html

Examples of podcasting in K12 schools

K12 Learn -- Podcasting Resources

http://www.k12learn.com/resources.html

Web sites and resources for podcasting in the classroom

LAME MP3 Encoder

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=290&package_id=309

From SourceForge you can download the open source program to convert podcasts to MP3s which can be uploaded to web sites and downloaded to iPods and other MP3 players.

Minicasts & Podcasts for Free

http://www.podomatic.com/login

Create minicast with photos and music for free; discover categories of educational podcasts

Music Oasis

http://www.music-oasis.com/index.aspx

Get free music downloads with Music Oasis! Features a wide selection of music to choose from with no purchase or registration required.

Podcast - Upload to Web Server

http://www.coreftp.com/download.html

Download links to servers which host podcasts.

Podcast - Winamp

http://www.winamp.com/

A source which allows the podcaster to take the podcast to the server.

Podcasting and Audio

http://www.internet4classrooms.com/links_grades_kindergarten_12/podcasting_audio_web2_tools.htm

A website full of podcasting tools

Podcasting Put to Use

http://www.edutopia.org/podcasting-student-broadcasts

Podcasting takes lessons beyong the classroom--bolsters knowledge and communication skills.

Podcasting with Class--Ace Kids

http://www.adrianbruce.com/acekids/index.htm

A series of podcasts by elementary students

Podcasting--Apple Education - Digital Authoring

http://www.apple.com/education/digitalauthoring/podcasting.html

Articles and podcasting examples supporting the use of podcasting in education

Podsafe Audio - Podsafe Music

http://www.podsafeaudio.com/

This site aims to provide a location where musicians can upload music under the Creative Commons license for use in Podcasts, Mashups, Shoutcasts, Webcasts and every other kind of 'casting' that exists on the 'net.

Royalty Free Music Download

http://www.jamendo.com/en/

Search for royalty free music to download when using music backgrounds for podcasts and vodcasts

Sound Cloud--Online Podcasting Tools

http://soundcloud.com/

Create audio podcast or uploaded created podcasts and share online.

Tips for Podcast Fans

http://www.apple.com/itunes/podcasts/

Finding podcasts--go on a podcast spree through iTunes

Polling/Quizzing on Line

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Poll Everywhere

http://www.polleverywhere.com/

Poll Everywhere is free for audiences of 40 people or less and we offer paid plans for larger audiences. K-12 and Higher Education semester-long plans are also available.

PollCode for online Polls

http://pollcode.com/

Create free polls! You won't believe how easy we've made it. Add a free poll to your website, blog, or nearly anywhere online in just minutes!

Tabule

http://tabuleapp.com/

Quiz students in real-time to immediately find out who's paying attention.

Zoomerang Surveys/Quizzes

http://www.zoomerang.com/

Quickly and easily create free online surveys to get the insights you need. With Zoomerang's online survey software, you can build a survey in minutes with free access to over 100 professionally-designed online survey templates.

Prezi

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Learning Prezi for Beginners

https://prezi.com/t3juzxgelbl0/do-it-yourself-prezi-tutorial-beginner/

Steps to learn Prezi for beginners

Learning Prezi for Intermediate Learners

https://prezi.com/razypkeozafy/do-it-yourself-prezi-tutorial-intermediate/

Do it yourself Prezi for Intermediates.

Professional Development

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Business Classes--Free On Line

http://gcflearnfree.org/classes/

Free classes on Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word 2007

Professional Organizations

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ACTE--Association of Career and Technical Education

http://www.acteonline.org/

DPE--Delta Pi Epsilon

http://dpe.org/

Association for Research in Business Education--Delta Pi Epsilon

FBLA--Future Business Leaders of America-PBL--Phi Beta Lamda Site

http://www.fbla-pbl.org/

IACTE--Illinois Association of Career and Technical Education

http://www.iacte.org/

IBEA Affiliates

http://www.ibea.org/our-organization/affiliates/ibea-affiliate-information/affiliate-listing

Local business teachers join together across the state of Illinois--IBEA Affiliation

IBEA--Illinois Business Education Association

http://www.ibea.org/home/

IBEA--Illinois Business Education Association

http://www.ibea.org/home/

ISBE--International Society for Business Education

http://www.siec-isbe.org/

NBEA--National Business Education Association

http://www.nbea.org/

NBEA--National Business Education Association

http://www.nbea.org/

NCBEA--North Central Business Education Association

http://www.ncbea.net/

Technology Education Association of Illinois

http://www.teai.net/

Organization dedicated to the promotion and professional development for teachers in the Technology Education field.

Rubrics

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Illinois State Board of Education Rubrics

http://www.isbe.net/ils/career_develop/cte.htm

Just for Teachers--Nat'l Center for Research

http://www.cse.ucla.edu/products/assessments.php

Rubrics and assessment information for high school teachers.

Rubrics, Rubrics, What is a Rubric?

http://www.rubrician.com/

ScreenCasts

Top

iPad and Emerging Technology Resource Ideas

http://www.scoop.it/t/igeneration-21st-century-education?page=9

Ever building collection of emerging technology ideas for teaching and learning in the 21st Century

Screencast-o-Matic

http://screencast-o-matic.com/

Record your own tutorials/assignments with webcam (optional) for free with one click from this website.

Screencastify--Google's Screencaster

http://chromespot.com/2014/02/14/screencastify-preview-you-can-now-screencast-on-your-chromebook-vid...

Download the screencastify extension from Chrome Web Store. Read this article to make the modifications to use with a Chromebook.

Screenr Screencasts

http://www.screenr.com/

Web-based screen recorder. Just click record and it records your screen and voice. Share around the world even on phones.

Standards

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Common Core State Standards

http://www.corestandards.org/

Common Core Standards for ELA and Math.

Illinois Learning Standards

http://www.isbe.state.il.us/ils/

Site for the Illinois Learning Standards for academics

NBEAs Business Education Standards

http://nbea.org/newsite/curriculum/standards/accounting.html

Outline of standards for business education by the National Business Education Association. There is a charge for the standards book.

NETS Standards

http://www.iste.org/standards

NETS standards for Students are listed. Links to NETS standards for Teachers and Administrators are also available.

STEM

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Electrical Engineering Hot Links

http://eehot.com/ee.html

Byrne's Electrical Engineering Hot links

EverFI -- STEM Curriculum

http://www.everfi.com/

EverFi’s unique model brings private sector leaders and forward-leaning foundations into the education innovation movement. We enable you to license and private-label our learning platforms in local schools. EverFi sits in the background. These are your programs, your technology, your brand, and your education results in the communities that are important to you.

Finance, Math and More--Instructional Videos

http://www.khanacademy.org/#algebra

Thousands of instructional videos available for free from the Khan Academy

Shop Rat

http://www.shoprat.org

The Shop Rat Foundation is a 501 c 3 non-profit organization with a mission to ignite interest in manufacturing careers among our nation’s youth, through development of innovative educational tools, curriculum and outreach programs and in partnerships with schools, community groups, companies and industry associations. unique and innovative projects from concept to completion.

STEM Sample Curriculum

http://www.cde.state.co.us/standardsandinstruction/curriculum/stem

Sample STEM curriculum from Colorado

Surveys

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Google Docs--Forms

http://www.google.com/google-d-s/forms/

Collect information by creating a form in Google Docs. All the great features you expect from a form creation tool with none of the upgrade costs. It's free.

Survey Monkey

http://www.surveymonkey.com

Free version of Survey Monkey allows 10 questions and 100 respondents. Is also free through the Illinois Curriculum Revitalization Project login.

Zoomerang for Surveys

http://www.zoomerang.com/

Quickly and easily create free online surveys to get the insights you need. With Zoomerang's online survey software, you can build a survey in minutes with free access to over 100 professionally-designed online survey templates.

Universities--Business & Business Ed. Degrees

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Chicago State University

http://www.csu.edu/collegeofeducation/SEPSR/careertechnical/

Consider the CTE areas for teacher education at Chicago State University

Eastern Illinois University

http://www.eiu.edu/techcte/index.php

Choose a CTE teacher education program at Eastern Illinois University

Illinois State University

http://business.illinoisstate.edu/bte/

Consider majoring in the Business Teacher Education program at Illinois State University.

McKendree College

http://www.mckendree.edu/academics/undergrad.aspx

A list of majors are provided including business teacher education with links to catalog course requirements.

Online Business Degrees

http://www.businessdegreeonline.com/programs/accounting-degrees/

Listing of online programs from 188 schools across the country.

Southern Illinois University--Carbondale

http://ehs.siu.edu/wed/undergraduate/index.php

Consider the Business Teacher Education Project through Southern Illinois University's WED program.

Trinity College

http://www.trnty.edu/

Offers middle and secondary teacher certification in business education

Web 2.0 Emerging Technologies

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Blogging in the Classroom

http://i4c-internet4classrooms.blogspot.com/2010/10/why-blog-in-your-classroom.html

Gives the teacher tools for blogging in the classroom.

Brainstorming--Bubbl

http://bubbl.us/

Free web application for brainstorming online.

Brainstorming--Dabbleboard

http://dabbleboard.com/

Dabbleboard is an online collaboration application that’s centered around the whiteboard.

Brainstorming--Graphic Organizer

http://www.graphic.org/

Graphic Organizers, Mind Maps and Concept Maps are pictorial or graphical ways to organize information and thoughts for understanding, remembering, or writing about. Graphic organizers, mind maps and concept maps are powerful tools that can be used to enhance learning and create a foundation for learning.

Brainstorming--Thesis Generator

http://corptrain.phoenix.edu/thesis_generator/thesis_generator.html

The online tool will help draft a clear thesis statement for a pursuasive essay or argument paper.

Cloud Computing--Google for Education

http://www.google.com/events/business_educators/index.html

Explore Google Tools available free for educators.

Cloud Computing--Windows Live Skydrive

https://login.live.com/login.srf?wa=wsignin1.0&rpsnv=11&ct=1297282305&rver=6.1.6206.0&wp=MBI&wreply=...

Get free access to MicroSoft's Cloud Computing applications through the Windows Live Skydrive. Build student enthusiasm by collaborating on projects in the "cloud."

Cloud Search

http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2009/05/search-cloud-search-popular-sites-with.html

Free Technology For Teachers. Cloud Search is a new search engine concept that allows you to search some of the most popular sites on the web with one click. Search Cloud searches popular reference and news websites for content relevant to your search terms.

Edmodo--Teaching and Learning w/ Social Networking

http://goo.gl/GmFPO

Edmodo is a free social learning network for teachers, students, schools and districts.

Google Sites Tutorial

http://citrushightechnology.com/?p=116

Video tutorial of creating a Google web page using Google Sites.

Google Tools

http://www.collegeathome.com/blog/2008/06/18/57-useful-google-tools-youve-never-heard-of/

A list of 57 Google Tools that might be useful in the classroom or business

iPad and Emerging Technology Resource Ideas

http://www.scoop.it/t/igeneration-21st-century-education?page=9

Ever building collection of emerging technology ideas for teaching and learning in the 21st Century

Moodle--Course Management System

http://moodle.com/

Moodle is a course management system designed to help educators who want to create quality online courses. The software is free!

Skype--Sign Language Students Utilize Skype

http://www.convergemag.com/edtech/Sign-Language-Students-Utilize-Skype.html?elq=fff60a4448904f02949d...

High school students are using Skype to communicate using sign language

Social Networking--DIGG

http://digg.com/

Digg has grown to be one of the most popular sources of information on the Web through the efforts of a passionate group of developers, database administrators, designers, and other individuals.

Social Networking--In the Classroom

http://www.stevehargadon.com/2008/01/social-networking-in-education.html

A snapshot article about social networking in the classroom.

Social Networking--Ning

http://integrating-technology.ning.com/

A "ning" social network is to share ways of integrating technology in the face-to-face and online classrooms.

Social Networking--Pearl Trees Website Links

http://www.pearltrees.com

Similar to Delicious but much easier to organize, use this app to bookmark web links easily as well as link others with similar interests to your "pearl"

Social Networking--Video in Plain English

http://www.commoncraft.com/video-social-networking

Download a video which explains social networking in plain English.

Teacher Resources--Integrating Technology & Learning

http://plsweb.com/resources/newsletters/enews_archives/81/2009/06/04/?utm_source=enews81&utm_medium=...

Performance Learning Systems says, "It has always been our goal to provide children with the best-trained teachers in the world. Performance Learning Systems, Inc.® (PLS®) has identified the skills that make teachers effective and developed a unique way of training those skills."

Tokbox--Video Conferencing For Free

http://www.tokbox.com/

With TokBox you can video chat for free from anywhere. There is no downloading process to use TokBox; you use it through your browser. Read more: http://www.killerstartups.com/Web-App-Tools/tokbox-com-for-video-chatting#ixzz0VAUskXPv

Twitter--101 Twitter Tools

http://adecon101.blogspot.com/2009/03/100-twitter-tools-to-help-you-achieve.html

Twitter has become an incredible tool not just for communication, but for improving your life. Anyone can use it to expand their social circle, promote their side business, keep their coursework organized, and more. Whether you want to achieve your Twitter goals, or just use it as a tool to achieve others, these tools will help you get there.

Twitter--Applications

http://twitter.com/downloads

Applications that let you Twitter without going to twitter.com

Twitter--As an Education Tool

http://searchenginewatch.com/3630980

Article about using Twitter as an education tool

Twitter--Discovery

http://twitter.com/den

Discovery Channel Education tweets

Twitter--Education Week

http://twitter.com/educationweek

Education Week website tweets on blog postings

Twitter--in Plain English

http://dotsub.com/view/665bd0d5-a9f4-4a07-9d9e-b31ba926ca78

Twitter's own explanation video. A great summary!

Twitter--Slideshow using Twitter

http://www.slideshare.net/hopkinsdavid/twitter-in-education

Slideshow using Twitter in education

Twitter--Successful Teaching Blog Spot

http://successfulteaching.blogspot.com/2008/02/using-twitter-in-classroom.html

Using Twitter in the classroom ideas.

Twitter--Support Page

https://support.twitter.com/

Twitter help resources. Explains more about using Twitter.

Twitter--Trending Topics

http://whatthetrend.com/

Find out what's trending on Twitter and why.

Twitter--Video

http://www.howcast.com/videos/149055-How-To-Use-Twitter

Another great video tutorial on how to get started with Twitter!

Video Converter

http://www.smallvideosoft.com/download.php

Convert videos from .flv formats to .wmv to play on Windows Media Player.

Video Editing: Tube Chop

http://tubechop.com/

Chop YouTube videos to just the portion needed for the classroom.

Vodcast--Jing For Free!

http://jingproject.com/

Jing is a free download to add visuals to your online conversations. Great resource for teachers who use their websites to supplement in-class instruction.

Web 2.0 Tools and Applications

http://www.go2web20.net/

Index of Web 2.0 Tools and Applications

Web 2.0--Digital Backpack for 21st Century Learners

http://complitexample.weebly.com/index.html

A website designed to assist students to locate online Web 2.0 resources to help them with their homework.

Weebly--Create a Free Website and Blog

http://www.weebly.com/

A free website creation site with drag and drop capabilities and numerous designs

Wikis--Create & Edit Wiki Pages

http://pbworks.com/content/edu+overview

PBworks lets you create a secure online workspace in about 60 seconds. Encourage classroom participation with interactive wiki pages that students can view and edit from any computer. Share class resources and completed student work with parents. You can even collaborate with fellow educators on courses and curriculum, and manage the work of running your school or district.

Wikis--Wikis For Everyone

http://www.wikispaces.com/

Create your own classroom wiki using wikispaces.com

Web Page Development NEW!

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7 things to Remember for A WebPage

http://www.openwavecomp.com/blog/7-things-you-need-for-a-good-web-design/

If there is one thing businesses around the world are looking for, it’s a mobile optimized website. Smartphones and tablets are everywhere, but competition is equally fierce

HTML & CSS Lesson Plans

https://www.w3.org/Style/Examples/011/firstcss#HTML

Short tutorials to help getting started writing CSS style sheets.

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