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13 Teacher Freebies For EVERY Educator!

I admit, the title of this post about teacher freebies is a bit misleading.

In truth, this list includes links to THOUSANDS of teacher freebies.

These 13 freebies are either individual freebies you can claim today, or links to online resources with hundreds (or thousands!) more freebies – worksheets, activities, lesson plans, you name it.

I tried to select a variety of teacher freebies that would suit most, if not all educators.  Besides some great stuff for your class, your students and/or your school, there are some freebies here for YOU too.  You deserve to be rewarded too, right?

That said, on to the free stuff!

1) Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft is offering all qualifying teachers (and students!) Microsoft Office 365 for free! You will also get 1TB of online storage. This one’s a no-brainer if you qualify.
Link: http://bit.ly/MicrosoftEducators

2) ClassCentral

Thousands of free online courses from top universities like Harvard, MIT and others. Great for your own professional development or for ideas/inspiration for your own classes!
Link: https://www.class-central.com/

3)Thrive Market – Free Coconut Oil

OK. This one’s a bit of a stretch to call a teacher freebie, but it is a highly recommended freebie nonetheless. Thrive Market is an amazing service that delivers healthy, organic groceries to you directly for up to 50% off retail prices. They are currently giving away a free 15 oz Virgin Coconut Oil. Just pay a small shipping charge.

Plus, you’ll get 15% off your first order. Big savings for busy, hungry educators!
Link: http://bit.ly/ThriveMarketEducators

4) Educents Freebies

Educents currently offers over 500 printable teacher freebies, including lesson plans, worksheets, activities and more! Spans pre-K to 12th grade.
Link: http://bit.ly/EducentsFreebies

13 Awesome Teacher Freebies for Every Educator5) He Named Me Malala DVD

Teachers are eligible to receive a free copy of this DVD and education license that you can use to bring Malala’s
inspirational and compelling story into your classroom.
Link: http://www.prizelabs.com/withmalala/

6) Switch DVD & More

The “Energy Film & Education Project.” Educators can get a free copy of the award-winning documentary on DVD plus access to a curriculum and study guide, as well as access to more online resources.
Link: http://www.switchenergyproject.com/education/free-dvd-and-online-access

7) Turbo Tax

Everyone hates taxes. Don’t hate filing them with Turbo Tax! Educators can file for Federal and State Taxes for $0 and “Get the Maximum Refund, Guaranteed!”
Link: http://bit.ly/TurboTaxEducators

8) United for Human Rights Info Kit

Get a free DVD, The Story of Human Rights booklet, and a guide you can use to help bring about awareness and understanding of human rights and to start making a difference!
Link: http://bit.ly/UnitedForHumanRights

9) Audible

Get a free 30 Day trial + Two free premium audiobooks. Great for professional development or entertainment purposes.

Choose from over 180,000 audiobook titles to help make your commute to and from school more bearable! Audible, an Amazon company, offers the world’s largest selection of digital audiobooks and spoken word content. “With Audible, customers can listen anytime and anywhere to professionally-narrated audiobooks across a wide range of genres.”
Link: http://bit.ly/AudibleTrialEducators

10) Free Technology for Teachers

A regularly updated and massively popular blog that features hundreds if not thousands of the newest free
technologies, apps, etc. that teachers can use in their classrooms.
Link: http://www.freetech4teachers.com/

11) Help Prevent Underage Drinking Kit

SAMHSA (The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) is offering a free underage drinking
prevention kit that includes a teaching guide, poster, worksheets and a family guide.
Link: http://bit.ly/PreventUnderageDrinking

12) IdentityForce

Identity thieves are everywhere. Last year over 12 million individuals were victims of this faceless crime. Get protected today with a free two week trial of this top identity protection service.
Link: http://bit.ly/EducatorIdentityProtection

13) Grammarly

Great for educators and students alike. This free, must-have tool corrects more than 250 types of grammatical mistakes, while also catching contextual spelling errors and poor vocabulary usage.
Link: http://bit.ly/GrammarlyFree

You’ve Got 99 Problems and Teacher Freebies Ain’t One!

This is just a small sample of teacher freebies we were able to find, there are 99 more in our Ultimate list of 112 Teacher Freebies! You can download via the “Get the Ultimate List” box below or here: The Ultimate List of 112 Educator Freebies.

Save yourself and/or your school some money and grab that list today. There’s truly something (or a lot of things!) for everyone there.

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Boardgames to Teach Money Skills

4 Great Board Games to Teach Money Skills

Great board games are fun, engaging and can be wonderful learning tools! Here we share 4 of the top rated board games to teach money skills to young children.

1) Cashflow for Kids

Cashflow for Kids for Teaching Money Skills

Cashflow for Kids was developed by Robert Kiyosaki, author of the #1 selling personal finance book of all time, Rich Dad Poor Dad. He considers the game the realization of his vision for an interactive tool for financial education for children.

This highly engaging board game simulates real life situations and financial strategies in ways that both children and adults love. Through this game, your kids/students will gain insight into how money and investing work.

 

Cashflow for Kids – Sample Amazon Review

“Cannot rate this game highly enough. Kids love it, adults learn from it, and the kids get a real concept of return on investment and “doodad” spending (the latter to be avoided…). Have enough now for children, grand/great children(future). As long as I don’t keep giving it away to every child who plays it at my home and wants to take it back to THEIR home…”

2-6 Players, Suggested for Ages 6+. Learn More About Cashflow for Kids on Amazon HERE

2) The Allowance Game

The Allowance Game for Teaching Kids Money Skills

The Allowance Game is an involving, skill-building game where players race around the board while doing “chores” to earn their “allowance”. After earning money, they can then spend it on things they want or save it. As children play, they learn to make change, handle money and more!

 

The Allowance Game – Sample Amazon Review

“We’ve been playing this game from when kids were 4 and still playing it regularly now that youngest is 8. Very fun. Teaches money in ways kids can understand (ie: allowance, buying ice cream vs buying houses, losing your money vs. taking out mortgages). The coins are the real shape and color of coins, so kids really learn the difference between them. And the paper money is real money colored so the same applies there. Parents enjoy playing it too.”

2-4 Players, Suggested for Ages 5-11. Learn More About The Allowance Game on Amazon HERE

3) Money Bags – A Crazy Coin Counting Game

Money Bags - Board Games to Teach Money Skills to Kids

As the name suggests, Money Bags – A Crazy Coin Counting Game offers a fun way to teach children money-counting and combining skills.

The object of this game is to earn money while winding along a cartoon path. Money is earned by landing on “chore” square, labeled with a practical task, such as setting the table or an entrepreneurial endeavor such as opening a lemonade stand.

To collect money, the spinner determines which coins can or cannot be used, an excellent element to the game that encourages problem-solving and critical thinking.

Money Bags – A Crazy Coin Counting Game – Sample Amazon Review

“I use this game in the classroom as a math support teacher and at home with my kids. All of the kids love it and it moves at a good pace. I appreciate how the game doesn’t just let the kids always decide what combination of coins they’ll use to represent a certain value. When they spin the spinner, it will sometimes land on no dimes or no nickels, and so on. So they need to figure out how to make a certain amount without those coins.”

For 2-4 Players, Suggested for Ages 7+. Learn More About Money Bags on Amazon HERE

4) Exact Change

exact-change-board-gameOur final game in our list of the best board games to teach money skills is Exact Change, which is similar to UNO in that the goal of the game is to play all of your cards first. You can discard cards by matching the color of the last card, its value, ($1.00 on $1.00, etc.), or by making EXACT CHANGE.

For example, if the last card played was a quarter, and you had two dime cards and a nickel card, you would be able to combine and discard all three of them at once!

 

Exact Change – Sample Amazon Review

“I bought this a few months ago when our middle daughter was having trouble learning about money in school. The UNO-like color/card match aspect of the game has reinforced that for her, while the plays to count out exact change is helping my older daughter with adding up larger numbers (up to $1 and beyond). I think this would be a fun game to play even without kids. The only thing that seems to discourage the kids is the “keep drawing until you play” rule. Sometimes they have drawn 10 or more cards in a row and gotten upset that they would have no way of winning the game. Some reassurance and skillful play of larger denominations has helped them get rid of several cards at once, but if you have a sensitive child, it is something to be aware of.”

2-6 Players, Suggested for Ages 6+. Learn More About Exact Change

Other Great Board Games to Teach Money Skills?

I hope you will try some of these games with your children and/or students! If you know of any other great board games to teach money skills to children or would like to comment on the games above, please leave your comments below!


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