Browsing Posts tagged money

The Balance the Budget Challenge presents you with dozens of options that can cut the state budget. When you’re done, you can submit your budget proposal to the Governor.

EdMoney Schools Database tracks the flow of federal education stimulus money. The site has an interactive map for each state, or you can type in geographic locations to see where the money is going.

Everyone would agree that it’s important to learn about personal finance, yet many kids grow up without the skills to manage their money. This is probably because the topic was never put in the context of a pig riding a jet ski.

AlternativeTo collects resources and recommendations for free and open source alternatives to mainstream (and often costly) software/online tools.

Digital Wish is a non-profit dedicated to solving classroom technology shortfalls. Teachers can create a wish list of technology items that they’d like to use. Donors fund the purchase of a specific piece of technology that will hopefully be used in several classroom projects.

BY BILL FERRIS It’s amazing how pervasive advertising is in our culture. There are the obvious means — billboards, commercials, newspaper inserts — as well as the not-so-obvious channels, like logos on clothing, branded shopping bags, giveaway products, and lots more. Though advertising isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it’s important for students to recognize it […]

Open Source Alternative wants you to save money by suggesting, well, open-source alternative programs that do the same things as their pricey commercial counterparts, but won’t cost you a dollar (let alone several thousand of them).

BY JASON DON FORSYTHE Understanding how to budget your resources and not spend more that you take in can help children create a foundation for success later in life. Unfortunately, the subject often seems boring and intangible for students — graphs of production curves, widgets, butter versus guns, the law of diminishing returns…I remember them […]

BY BILL FERRIS YouAreHere, a site from the Federal Trade Commission, teaches 5th through 8th graders about being smart consumers. Your students will get to hang out at a virtual mall, learning lessons about stuff like scams, supply and demand, competition, identity theft, and misleading advertising in each store.

BY BILL FERRIS Once August hits, it’s time to gird your loins and restock your supplies for the fall. Since you’ll be buying supplies anyway, you can save some bucks and eat some donuts at Office Depot during their Star Teacher Appreciation Week beginning in late July and early August (exact dates vary by location […]