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Certiport Free Curriculum Demo for Certification Testing Prep--Limited Time Only!

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Certiport is offering a promotion that will allow an Illinois Business &/or Technology teacher to request a free demo for curriculum that will be active through June 2018.  This demo can be used by a teacher to evaluate new curriculum ideas for the upcoming school year or can be deployed with students immediately in the classroom to finish the 2017-2018 school year. 

Curriculum options that are available align to industry recognized certification programs, but these tools can be excellent resources for teachers even if certification is not offered in the course.

Available Curriculum:

  • Microsoft Office Specialist – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook
  • IC3 Digital Literacy – Computing Fundamentals, Key Applications, and Living Online
  • Adobe Certified Associate – Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, Dreamweaver, and Animate/Flash
  • Microsoft Technology Associate – various Developer, Database, and IT Pro titles – www.certiport.com/mta
  • QuickBooks Certified User – QuickBooks 2017
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business
  • CompTIA – A+ 901, A+ 902, Network+, and Security+


To participate in this promotion, please email Justin Barker with the titles you wish to evaluate and/or use with your students at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

f you have other professional development questions, feel free to contact me, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  I hope to see you this summer at one of the Certiport Certification Boot Camps.

Diane Mahinda, BMCE Leader

ILCTE Innovative Curriculum Resources Project

BMCE Certiport Certification Testing Boot Camps

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

Certiport Certification Testing Summer Boot Camps

Certiport and the ILCTE Innovative Curriculum Resources Project are offering summer opportunities for Illinois Business and Technology teachers to sit for stackable credentials in industry-recognized areas of Microsoft Office, Adobe, Quickbooks, IC3, Microsoft Associate (programming areas), Entrepreneurship, and Autodesk (in some locations). A complete list of possible certifications are below. Please fill out the registration form and submit your $25 per day registration fee by clicking here.

Certiport Certification Boot Camps--Dates/Locations--8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

July 9 -- Alan B. Shepard High School, Rm #A209-Business Lab, 13049 S. Ridgeland Avenue, Palos Heights, IL
Registration Cost:  $25

July 10 -- Thornton Fractional North HS, District #215, 755 Pulaski Road, Calumet City, IL
Registration Cost:  $25

July 12 -- Springfield Southeast High School, Room 203, 2350 E. Ash, Springfield, IL
Registration Cost:  $25

Certification Tests available:

The tests listed below will be offered at all locations with the exception of "autodesk." GMetrix practice tests and various web-based curriculum products that teachers can use to prepare will be made available ahead of time to those who have registered for these tests. Multiple tests are available at no additional cost to the teacher. The charges for the day include $25, which will be paid through the registration portal by July 1.  Seating is limited.
 

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Word 2016
Word Expert 2016
Excel 2016
Excel Expert 2016
PowerPoint 2016
Access 2016
 
IC3 Digital Literacy
Computing Fundamentals
Key Applications
Living Online

QuickBooks Certified User (QBCU)
QuickBooks Desktop 2017
QuickBooks Online

Adobe Certified Associate (ACA)– CS6 or Creative Cloud
Photoshop
Illustrator
InDesign
Dreamweaver
Flash/Animate
Premiere Pro

Entrepreneurship and Small Business (ESB)

AutoDesk (Chicago Area Locations Only)

Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)
Introduction to Programming Using Java
Introduction to Programming Using HTML & CSS
Introduction to Programming Using JavaScript
Introduction to Programming Using Python
Introduction to Programming Using Block-Based Languages

HTML5 Application Developer Fundamentals
Software Development Fundamentals
Cloud Fundamentals
Mobility and Device Fundamentals
Database Administration Fundamentals
Security Fundamentals
Networking Fundamentals
Windows Operating System Fundamentals
Windows Server Administration Fundamentals

 

 

Business, Marketing and Computer Education Helpful Links

Helpful Links Table of Contents (Link Categories)
Please click on any category below to view associated links 
 
Accounting
Accounting Careers
Activities--Technology 
App Development/Coding 
Articles
Assessment
Blogging
Business Ed. Software
Business Law
Career Exploration--Resume Writing
Cloud Computing
Co-Op Education
CODING
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
EntrepreneurshipEntrepreneurship 
Finance
Flipping
Games for Business
Google Docs in the Classroom
Google Docs--Quizzing
Google
Grant Resources
Internet Safety Monitoring
iPad
Keyboarding
Lesson Plans
LiveBinders
Marketing
Math & Reading
Math on Mondays
MS Office
Music/Sound & Audio--Royalty-Free
Organizations--Business Teacher and Student
PARCC Common Core Testing
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
Webpage Design

 


Accounting (Top)

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.

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! (Top)

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!! (Top)

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! (Top)

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 (Top)

eSchool News -- Daily Tech News and Innovation
https://www.eschoolnews.com/
This online periodical relates the latest in technology as it relates to education.

MIT Technology Review
https://www.technologyreview.com/
The mission of MIT Technology Review is to equip its audiences with the intelligence to understand a world shaped by technology

Top Technology News of the Day
https://abcnews.go.com/Technology
Get up-to-date technology world news


Assessment (Top)

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
With the adoption of the new Illinois Learning Standards incorporating the Common Core, the state has retired many of its old tests and replaced them with new, innovative assessments that will provide educators with reliable data to help guide instruction. Often aided by technological advances, these assessments will allow for students to better showcase their skills compared to the old, multiple-choice format.
https://www.isbe.net/Pages/Assessment.aspx

WorkKeys Web Site—for assessment questions which might appear on the ACT
http://www.act.org/workkeys/assess/index.html

Blogging (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

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 (Top)

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 (Top)

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
https://www.icivics.org/teachers
Topics from the constitution, the branches, to persuasive writing and budgeting, this curriculum provides lesson plans to guide through the topics.

Business Law--Mr. Goodes Shared Curriculum
https://sites.google.com/a/rock.k12.nc.us/goodes-teacher-page/Home/sports-and-entertainment-marketing/sports-and-entertainment-marketing-assignments/sports-and-entertainment-marketing-forms-and-powerpoints-1/career-management---curriculum-and-q-a/career-management---assignments/career-management--forms-and-powerpoints/business-law/business-law---assignments/business-law-forms-powerpoints-and-vocabulary
Business Law PowerPoints created by Mr. Goodes, a North Carolina business teacher.

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 (Top)

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 (Top)

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 (Top)

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! (Top)

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 (Top)

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 (Top)

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 (Top)

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 (Top)

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 (Top)

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 (Top)

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 (Top)

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 (Top)

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 (Top)

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 (Top)

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!! (Top)

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 (Top)

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

Economics and Financial Literacy
https://www.econedlink.org/get-started/1
EconEdLink provides personal Finance and Economics teacher resources including lesson plans and activities from early grades through grade 12.

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 (Top)

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 (Top)

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! (Top)

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! (Top)

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! (Top)

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 (Top)

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 (Top)

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.

iPad (Top)

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 (Top)

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 (Top)

"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 (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

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 (Top)

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 (Top)

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 (Top)

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! (Top)

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 (Top)

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 (Top)

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! (Top)

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 (Top)

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 (Top)

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 (Top)

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 (Top)

Business Classes--Free On Line
http://gcflearnfree.org/classes/
Free classes on Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word 2007

Professional Organizations (Top)

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 (Top)

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 (Top)

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 (Top)

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 (Top)

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 (Top)

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.

Trinity College
http://www.trnty.edu/
Offers middle and secondary teacher certification in business education

Web 2.0 Emerging Technologies (Top)

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! (Top)

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.

Made with Code from Google
https://www.madewithcode.com/resources/
Resources: Learn more about code through an event or partner organization.

Wix--Free Website Development
http://www.wix.com/
Create your "stunning" website for free--no coding.

Webpage Design (Top)

Cool Text: Logo and Graphic Generator
http://cooltext.com/
Simple to create logos and graphics through the generator provided on site.

Introduction to Web Standards Curriculum
http://dev.opera.com/articles/view/1-introduction-to-the-web-standards-cur/#toc
A syllabus for Web Page Design Curriculum by Chris Mills

Microsoft's Expression Web
http://expression.microsoft.com/en-us/dd252934.aspx
The Expression Studio suite of software provides easy-to-use professional Web design tools that allow users to create dynamic, interactive Web sites.

Website Creation for Free--Weebly
http://www.weebly.com/
Create a free website and blog spot.

Wire Framing
http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2010/03/29/free-printable-sketching-wireframing-and-note-taking-pdf-...
Free Printable Sketching, Wireframing, and Note-Taking PDF Templates by Paul Andrew

BMCE Summer Coding Boot Camps

REGISTRATION IS OPEN

Summer Coding Boot Camps!

Registration is now open for BMCE Coding Boot Camps I and BMCE Coding Boot Camps II. There are two locations available for both sessions--one in Springfield and the other in Oak Forest.

If you are interested in attending any of these Coding Boot Camps and to insure a seat, please register ASAP.  To register for the Summer Coding Boot Camps of your choice, fill out the Registration form and submit your $75 registration fee by clicking this link.

Summer Coding Boot Camps Overview

Provide accelerated instruction in software development for in-service business teachers. Instruction will be offered in 2 three-day blocks. The first block will have no prerequisites, and will take teachers to basic web applications that can also be re-purposed as multi-platform phone and tablet apps. The second block expects knowledge of web applications, and goes into a data-centric view of applications that can run on a web server.

Both courses will be highly interactive with instruction followed by hands-on development time. We will use open-source and free materials throughout. Lab computers may be available, but any laptop computer (Mac, Windows, Chromebook) will be sufficient. (Tablets may work if they have a keyboard.)

Wherever practical and possible, topics in the courses will be tied to relevant standards so teachers will be able to easily reinforce state and national standards for computing, programming, and application development.

Beginning Coding Boot Camp I -- Professor Andy Harris

June 13-15, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Capital City Training Center, 130 West Mason Springfield, IL 62702
Registration Cost:  $75

Advanced Coding Boot Camp I -- Professor Andy Harris

June 27-29, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Capital City Training Center, 130 West Mason Springfield, IL 62702
Registration Cost:  $75

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Beginning Coding Boot Camp II -- Professor Andy Harris

July 31 - August 2, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Oak Forest Center Campus of South Suburban College, Room 5370, 16333 S. Kilbourn Avenue, Oak Forest, IL 60452
Registration Cost:  $75

Advanced Coding Boot Camp II -- Professor Andy Harris
August 7 - 9, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Oak Forest Center Campus of South Suburban College, Room 5370, 16333 S. Kilbourn Avenue, Oak Forest, IL 60452
Registration Cost:  $75

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(BMCE) Business, Marketing and Computer Education

UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES!

BMCE MISSION

The mission of the Illinois Career and Technical Education Innovative Curriculum Resources Project headed by Illinois State University and funded by the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006, is to facilitate and coordinate Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs in public, secondary schools in Illinois related to (a) Business, Marketing, and Computer Education, (b) Family and Consumer Sciences, (c) Health Sciences Technology, and (d) Technology and Engineering Education. To fulfill the mission of the project, the Illinois Career and Technical Education Innovative Curriculum Resources Project personnel will focus on providing current, relevant, and innovative professional development, technical assistance, and resources tosecondary CTE teachers and programs.

The Business, Marketing, & Computer Education Leader for this Project is Diane Mahinda. To request professional development for this area, feel free to contact Diane. 

Diane Mahinda, BMCE Leader
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