TeachersFirst.com: Free Lessons, Units and Web Resources

I got one of my first trips into the exhibit hall today.  One of the booths that stood out was the TeachersFirst.com booth.  They are a completely free site where teachers, students, and parents can access using their subject/grade level search, keyword search, or extensive menus.

Their site states : TeachersFirst is a rich collection of lessons, units, and web resources designed to save teachers time by delivering just what they need in a practical, user-friendly, and ad-free format. They offer our own professional and classroom-ready content along with thousands of reviewed web resources, including practical ideas for classroom use and safe classroom use of Web 2.0.

Check it out today: http://www.teachersfirst.com/index.cfm

Kidsbank.com-A Fun Place to Learn about Money and Banking

I learned about a new site today called Kidsbank.com from the blog site 4teachers.org It has the same concept as the posting I wrote about the other day called The Centsables.  It is a fun and interactive website for kids to learn all about banking and money.
Children choose a character to follow to learn more about banking, money, interest, checking, and Electronic Transfers.  Students can also click on the professor to get more detailed information about a topic.  There are also more links, calculators and interactive games that will help in teaching economics to students.
Check out Kidsbank.com today.

The Centsables-An Interactive Economics Website

Economics is not an easy subject to teach the elementary student.  While reading the Instructify Blog the other day I came across a website for trying to teach that very concept to students called The Centsables.

This interactive site  revolves around a group of financial superheroes, The Centsables, who explain healthy economic principles in comic-book format that is engaging and fun for young students.

There are interactive games and comic books for students about economics.  The site also has a link to lesson plans for teachers.  The lessons are The 411 on Money, How Kids Earn Money, Growing Your Money, and Taking Stock of the Market as well as school activity pages.

Check it out The Centsables