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Internet Resources for Applied Arts, Vocational, Technical, Career, and Business Education

A wide variety of resources are available in the applied arts including agriculture, industrial, vocational, technical career, and business education. Many of these resources provide children and young adults with opportunities to apply what they've learned in reading, writing, and math to real-world situations.

Explore materials in the following categories:

 



Professional Organizations, Standards, and Materials

Professional Organizations, Standards, and Materials Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE)
http://www.acteonline.org/
The largest national education association dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for careers - - now has more than 38,000 members nationally who represent subject areas ranging from business education to health occupations education.

International Technology Education Association (ITEA)
http://www.iteawww.org/
Largest professional educational association (40,000 educators), principal voice, and information clearinghouse devoted to enhancing technology education through experiences in our schools (K-12).
 
National Centers for Career and Technical Education (NCCTE)
http://www.nccte.org/
Consortium: The primary partners - University of Minnesota, The Ohio State University, The University of Illinois, Oregon State University, The Pennsylvania State University -- represent some of this nation's premier providers of career and technical instructor, administrator, and counselor education -- both initial and continuing preparation.
 
Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE)
http://www.ed.gov/offices/OVAE/
Website has information, research, and resources to help prepare young people and adults for postsecondary education, successful careers, and productive lives. OVAE's activities fall into four areas: High Schools, Career and Technical Education, Community Colleges, and Adult Education and Literacy

 


General Starting Points

Vocational/Technical Education from Discovery School's Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators
http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide/vocation.html
Quality links and descriptions

 


Agriculture

Starting Points

42explore Projects
http://42explore.com
Background information and links to quality websites, activities, webquests, and teaching materials

Agriculture from Discovery School's Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators
http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide/aged.html
Quality links and descriptions

Resources for Teachers and Young Adults

AgriSurf
http://www.agrisurf.com/
Many links to agriculture topics

American Sheet Industry Association
http://www.sheepusa.org/
Information about sheep industry

Beef Home Page
http://www.beef.org/
Information about beef industry

Livestock Breeds
http://www.ansi.okstate.edu/breeds/
Information and terminology related to livestock of all kinds including cattle, goats, horses, sheep, swine, and others

National Agricultural Library
http://www.nal.usda.gov/
Information about agriculture in the US

National Future Farmers of America
http://www.ffa.org/
National organization with lots of information

National Pork Producers Council
http://www.nppc.org/
Perspective and information of pork industry

Public Lands Information Center
http://www.publiclands.org/html/home.html
Information about the wide range of public lands

US Department of Agriculture
http://www.usda.gov/
Starting point for US Agriculture news and information

Resources for Children

Pork4 Kids
http://www.pork4kids.com/
Information on the pork industry and eating pork

USDA for Kids
http://www.usda.gov/
Great resources on agriculture for kids

 


Business & Personal Finance


Starting Points

42explore Projects
http://42explore.com
Background information and links to quality websites, activities, webquests, and teaching materials

Business Sources from Discovery School's Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators
http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide/business/genbus.html
Quality links and descriptions

Matrix of WebQuest Examples
http://webquest.sdsu.edu/matrix.html
Explore webquests in business for grades 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12.

Resources for Teachers

Better Business Bureau
http://www.bbb.org/
Learn about what to look for in businesses

Bureau of Labor Statistics
http://stats.bls.gov/
Locate labor statistics and other information

Marketplace from American Public Radio
http://marketplace.publicradio.org/
Great streaming audio radio program online

Personal Finance from the Multnomah County Library
http://www.multnomah.lib.or.us/lib/homework/perfinhc.html
Great starting points for personal finance

Resources for Young Adults

Business Week Online
http://www.businessweek.com/
Online version of the magazine

How to Balance Your Checkbook
http://www.ianr.unl.edu/pubs/homemgt/nf4.htm
Learn to balance your checkbook

International Currency Converter
http://www.xe.net/currency/
Convert money from one country's currency to another

Secret's of Making Money from NOVA
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/moolah/
Based on the video, learn about money

Stocks

Resources for Children

Change Maker from Fun Brain
http://www.funbrain.com/cashreg/index.html
Learning game about money changing

Kid's Bank
http://www.kidsbank.com/index_3.asp
Explore money and banking with kids

Kid's Money Advice
http://www.kidsmoney.org/advice.htm
Learn about money

Online Kid's Calculators
http://www.fecuiowa.org/calculators/kcalcb.shtm
Use an online calculator

Treasury's Page for Kids
http://www.ustreas.gov/kids/
Learn about money

US Mint for Kids
http://www.usmint.gov/kids/index.cfm?flash=yes
Learn about the US mint


Career and College

Starting Points

42explore Projects
http://42explore.com
Background information and links to quality websites, activities, webquests, and teaching materials

College and Career Prep from HomeWorkSpot
http://homeworkspot.com/high/collegeprep/
Organized, annotated links

Resources for Teachers

College and Career from the Richland County Public Library
http://www.richland.lib.sc.us/ya/college.htm
Links for students and teachers

Resources for Students

America's Career InfoNet
http://www.acinet.org/acinet/
Help in making a decision about a career

Career Builder
http://www.careermosaic.com
Career information and resources

College and University Rankings
http://www.library.uiuc.edu/edx/rankings.htm
Ranking for different majors

Monster.com
http://www.monster.com/
Kids for job hunting and preparation

Occupational Outlook
http://stats.bls.gov/oco
Information about different careers and work-related information

Peterson's Educational Center
http://www.petersons.com/
Career and college information

Salary Calculator
http://www.homefair.com/homefair/calc/salcalc.html
Compare the cost of living in hundreds of US cities

What Can I Do With A Major In...
http://www.uncwil.edu/stuaff/career/Majors/index.htm
A list of ideas for different majors


Home Economics

Starting Points

42explore Projects
http://42explore.com
Background information and links to quality websites, activities, webquests, and teaching materials

Resources for Students

Arts, Crafts, and Sewing

Foods

Home Care

 


Industrial Arts and Technology

Starting Points

42explore Projects
http://42explore.com
Background information and links to quality websites, activities, webquests, and teaching materials

 

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