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Jane McGonigal: Gaming can make a better world | Video on TED.com

Games like World of Warcraft give players the means to save worlds, and incentive to learn the habits of heroes. What if we could harness this gamer power to solve real-world problems? Jane McGonigal says we can, and explains how.
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Another inspiration Ted Talk, this one by Jane McGonigal and she raises the question of gamification. How can we add games in to the work world to solve problems and increase productivity? Very interesting.

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100 Best Video Sites For Educators - Edudemic

100 Best Video Sites For Educators - Edudemic | Resources for Business Educators | Scoop.it
100 Best Video Sites For Educators - Showcasing the top 100 video sites for educators to use in their classrooms. Appropriate for a variety of subjects and age levels.
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Comprehensive list of video sites for educators. Since every Board has different rules and regulations for showing videos and multimedia to enhance lessons, this site is a great list of sites to help meet your classroom needs.

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CTS Specialist Council of the ATA

CTS Specialist Council of the ATA | Resources for Business Educators | Scoop.it
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Career and Technology Studies council of the Alberta Teachers' Association is an excellent support and resource group for Business Educators in Alberta.

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Top 50 Business Education Bloggers | The Biz-learner

Top 50 Business Education Bloggers | The Biz-learner | Resources for Business Educators | Scoop.it
complete guide to online accounting colleges.
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Helps connect Business Educators throughout the world. Blogs are organized through topics. I've met some great people through these blogs and have received several ideas and resources.

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Wordle - Beautiful Word Clouds

Wordle - Beautiful Word Clouds | Resources for Business Educators | Scoop.it
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Wordles are a great way to open a lesson and start brainstorming or to summarize a concept that has been taught. You type in words and the more frequent the word is used, the larger it appears in the Wordle. Students like to create them and they are a nice visual to accompany projects.

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Study Organizers

Study Organizers | Resources for Business Educators | Scoop.it
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It's a Personal Finance textbook online provided by Glencoe Publishing. You don't have to have the textbook to be able to preview some of the chapters and lessons. It's a great resource for teachers and students starting out with Personal Finance.

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Welcome to Money and Youth

Welcome to Money and Youth | Resources for Business Educators | Scoop.it
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This site is sponsored by Investors Group and has Canadian content. It's full of good resources and an easy to follow Teacher's Guide.

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The Globe and Mail - Globe Investor

The Globe and Mail - Globe Investor | Resources for Business Educators | Scoop.it
Take control of your investments with the latest investing news and analysis
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Stay current with the latest investment news. Presenting these articles at the beginning of class is a great way to capture students' attention.

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Lemonade Stand - Play it now ONLY at Coolmath-Games.com

Lemonade Stand at Cool Math Games: A cool math game where you open up your own Lemonade Stand and see how much money you can make!
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It's appears to be such a simple game but it's a fun tool to teach the concept of supply and demand to any age group.

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AOL On Homepage

AOL On Homepage | Resources for Business Educators | Scoop.it
AOL On is the web's largest curated library of premium video, and the home of AOL Originals. We feature the latest and hottest videos in News, Entertainment, Tech, Lifestyle and more.
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Excellent resource for introducing concepts. Videos are 5 minutes, informative and entertaining.

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How the Stock Market Works

http://www.incomeinvesthome.com/free/ Go there now for free report on 7 Reasons to Invest for Income -- Now More Than Ever. Put your money to work. This old ...
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A great cartoon to help high school students learn how the stock market works. Although it is old school cartoon style and resembles The Flintstones and Jetsons, it's easy for students to understand.

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CTE Online

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CTE Online is California's center for Career and Technical Education, where CTE professionals come to support both the current academic success and the future career opportunities for California students.
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Although this resource is from California, it has several easy to follow lessons that can be adapted to Alberta CTS curriculum.

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Rising Stars, Class of 2013 - Oilweek Magazine

Rising Stars, Class of 2013 - Oilweek Magazine | Resources for Business Educators | Scoop.it
Rising Stars, Class of 2013 Oilweek Magazine Through his company, he's part of the sponsorship committee for the Coalition for a Safer 63 & 881, the highways leading to Alberta's oilsands developments associated with some of the grimmest statistics...
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A great example of an Entrepreneur.

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James Kunstler: How bad architecture wrecked cities | Video on TED.com

In James Howard Kunstler's view, public spaces should be inspired centers of civic life and the physical manifestation of the common good. Instead, he argues, what we have in America is a nation of places not worth caring about.
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I love Ted Talks and find them thought provoking and often inspiring. James Howard Kunstler talks about how physical space is occupied and it will make you take a second look at the space you occupy for work and play. If you have 20 min, this Ted Talk is worth it.

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The Marketing Mix Song (Business Studies take on Paparazzi by Lady Gaga)

The song was written as a learning resource for GCSE Business Studies as an introduction to the marketing mix. Darren and I recorded the song and left the vi...
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They lyrics are fantastic. They are an excellent introduction to the principles of the Marketing Mix  and they are set to the tune of Lady Gaga's Paparazzi.

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National Business Education Association

National Business Education Association | Resources for Business Educators | Scoop.it
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If you are ever able to attend, they put on a great conference!

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LearnAlberta.ca Home - LearnAlberta.ca

LearnAlberta.ca Home - LearnAlberta.ca | Resources for Business Educators | Scoop.it
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A good site set up by the Alberta government. You have to register to use it  but it is free of charge. Resources are searchable through curricular area. Unfortunately, not all curricular areas have a full range of resources.

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Educational Programs | Financial Consumer Agency of Canada

Educational Programs | Financial Consumer Agency of Canada | Resources for Business Educators | Scoop.it
The City and Financial Basics are a financial education gateway created by the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada in collaboration with its partners.
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Resources available from the Canadian government. The Ciy is a web based learning simulation that takes you through 11 modules to develop financial life skills resources. Teacher's guide is included and the best part about this resource is, the cost. It's free!

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Newseum | Today's Front Pages | Map View

Newseum | Today's Front Pages | Map View | Resources for Business Educators | Scoop.it
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Newseum has a special agreement with 800 newspapers worldwide and displays the front page of the newspapers. It's a great way for students to track what's going on in different parts of the world.

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Alberta Education - Senior High School Program of Studies

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Before teaching any lessons, check out the curriculum and links to Alberta learning and teaching resources.

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Dragons' Den on CBC Television

Dragons' Den on CBC Television | Resources for Business Educators | Scoop.it
Launching a business is no small task. No matter how big an idea you think you have, it still takes a lot of work and a ton of cash.
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There isn't a better way to demonstrate entrepreneurship than through an episode of Dragon's Den. The show is not only Canadian, but it showcases entrepreneurs trying to pitch their product for funding and support. What is their price? You have to watch and see.

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Biz/ed - Market Strategy | Biz/ed

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Amazing Business Education resource from the UK. Easy to follow resources that are easily adaptable to Alberta curriculum.

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Virtual stock market game - Stock Game - Stock Simulator - Virtual Stock Exchange

Virtual stock market game - Stock Game - Stock Simulator - Virtual Stock Exchange | Resources for Business Educators | Scoop.it
Free virtual stock exchange where you can practice trading in a virtual stock market game. It is a fantasy stock simulator.
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The best free online stock market challenge that I have found. Contests are easy to set and students love the challenge and enjoy checking the contest status. There are informative resources available within the site.

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A Fair(y) Use Tale

Not made by me,found it online,available for download on website Disney Parody explanation of Copyright Law and Fair Use Synopsis: Professor Eric Faden of Bu...
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A great video for explaining Copyright Law and Fair Use to students. The video is a little lengthy (10min) but students enjoy the Disney characters.

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Samsung Canada Develops Digital Education System for K-12 Classrooms - Marketnews.ca

Samsung Canada Develops Digital Education System for K-12 Classrooms - Marketnews.ca | Resources for Business Educators | Scoop.it
Samsung Canada Develops Digital Education System for K-12 Classrooms
Marketnews.ca
Following Canadian pilots in B.C. and Alberta, Samsung Electronics Canada is making its Samsung School commercially available throughout Canada.
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Samsung School is now available in Canada! Not only are they offering "Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet, loaded with learning management and interactive teaching software" as part of Samsung school but they are also partnering with the National Film Board of Canada to implement access to learning resources.

 

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