Favorites roundup: Top 5 Free Teaching Tools for Educators, Entrepreneurs, Parents

November 13, 2008 at 11:05 am 4 comments

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Free Resource Roundup.Here is our current top 5 round-up of favorite free teaching tools for educators, entrepreneurs, and parents. Want to get some good, solid information as well as shake things up a little? Consider the list of resources below:

SCORE

SCORE is a well known mentoring program matching retired executives with entrepreneurs. Mentors and role models are tied to success in business. This can be a good place to start practicing the mentor relationship. http://www.score.org/index.html

Business.gov

This is the government’s one-stop source for business information. The entire www.Business.gov site has a wealth of resources, but the link below is singled out because it provides information about financing, including government grants and loans (a nice follow-up to our series on teaching the financial crisis. See Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4 of this series). http://www.business.gov/guides/finance/financing/index.html

PBS Classroom tools.

See “Wall Street for Beginners” and “Virtual Investing”. This is a nice resource because of the access to PBS’s video content which creates a more interesting learning experience. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/crash/tguide/index.html?campaign=features_t

NFIB YEF’s Scholarship Program

Not only is this free, winning students receive money! From an educator or parent’s perspective, the application is good practice for constructing a resume. It is also helpful practice for college applications as it asks about community service and other activities. http://youngentrepreneurfoundation.wordpress.com/2008/10/22/young-entrepreneur-scholarship-applications-now-available-online/

Inc’s 30 under 30

Need some inspiration? Young Entrepreneurs should read Inc Magazine’s 30 under 30. Great profiles to use in classroom and the boardroom.http://www.inc.com/30under30/2008/

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Zac  |  November 22, 2008 at 8:26 am

    Hi Julie. Your blog is looking good. This is a great roundup of resources.

    Keep up the good work.

    Reply
    • 2. kathykormanfrey  |  March 4, 2009 at 1:26 pm

      Hey Zac – thanks for the shout out. This is Kathy Korman Frey. I author the blog and will pass your comments on to Julie. She’ll be excited.

      Reply
  • 3. Jack  |  December 6, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    Hey Julie, I like you blog and am wondering if we can do some networking …. seems like project based learning focused in business would help kids with math and possible some other subjects too. Teachers subscribe to my ezine and any of your readers can get some a free book on organizing productive class discussion/activities at my site … http://educationrebel.com. Look forward to talking with you, Jack

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    • 4. kathykormanfrey  |  March 4, 2009 at 1:19 pm

      Hey Jack – Kathy Korman Frey here – I author the NFIB YEF blog. Will pass your comments to Julie.

      Reply

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