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Resources for the Busy Instructor: Apps, Internet Sites, and other Resources for Education, Training, and Professional Development

The positions or viewpoints in the resources collected here reflect their authors and source organizations. They do not represent the Resource Center for CareerTech Advancement, the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education, or any employee of the state agency. No endorsement of organizations or viewpoints is implied by inclusion in this collection or on this web page.

Foundation for Economic Education’s Essential Guide to Entrepreneurship, Part 1
What is entrepreneurship? How do you become a successful entrepreneur? Who are the heroes we can look to as examples of entrepreneurial success? These are a few of the questions FEE aims to answer in this series of articles on entrepreneurship.

Building Wealth
A personal finance education resource that presents an overview of wealth building strategies, from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Free to download; free printed copies also available.

Building Your Future
A free financial literacy curriculum from The Actuarial Foundation for students grades 9-12; teacher’s guides and student books cover banking, financing, investing, and succeeding.

Expect the Unexpected With Math
The dynamic lessons and activities in this series from The Actuarial Foundation use story lines that students in grades 6-8 find interesting to show them the fun and relevance of math.

Math Academy
Created by teachers for teachers, the Math Academy series from The Actuarial Foundation features hands-on activities and a fun learning environment for the teaching of mathematics to students.

Federal Reserve Education Resources
Resources by audience from the Federal Reserve Bank.

Jump$tart’s Reality Check
Allows students to see how much it will cost to live the lifestyle they want to live.

Minimum Wage Laws
A map to access minimum wage laws by state, from the U.S. Department of Labor.

Living Wage Calculator
A calculator to estimate the cost of living in your community or region, from MIT.

Consumer World
Everything consumer — bargains, ploys, price checkers, you name it.

Consumer Action Handbook
Free resource guide that provides general information on shopping for goods and services and tips about your consumer rights.

FDIC Consumer News
This site promises "practical guidance on how to become a smarter, safer user of financial services.”

Website of the U.S. Financial Literacy and Education Commission, including calculators and information on budgeting, credit, home ownership, paying for education, and saving and investing.

Getting Through Tough Financial Times
A website providing confidential help for families in need, including free educational resources to download, states’ contact information, and more.

FTC Consumer Information
Advice from the Federal Trade Commission on a variety of consumer topics, from automobiles to telemarketing.

Economic Education Resources, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Free publications to download from the Boston Fed, including The Ledger, an economic education newsletter for teachers.

Web Winder
Business and financial calculators available online.

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