Tag: business

Measuring Worth

http://www.measuringworth.com

Measuring Worth is a fantastic online application which aims to give a modern day value to sums of money from the past. For example, how much was £20 worth in 1760? Even for someone with an understanding of economic concepts such as inflation and …

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What $8499 Bought in 1989

http://www.stephenbailey.com/technology/what-8499…

Most people know that the price of computer technology is falling. However, many people do not fully understand the scope of this change. This article shows a top-of-the-line PC from 1989, priced at USD $8,499. Working from this article, students can be asked to …

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The Numbers Behind China

http://www.onlineschools.org/blog/china/

Interesting facts about China, focusing on industrial output, food production and consumption, and military capability. As this piece is presented from a US perspective, it can be interesting for students to consider how bias comes into play when using statistics to tell a story. …

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The World’s Billionaires

http://www.onlineschools.org/blog/worlds-billionaires/

This visualisation shows the distribution of billionaires across the world, as well as a selection of the companies they are associated with. Why are there so many billionaires on America’s West Coast?…

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People At Work

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2009/02/at_work.html

An interesting, visual look at the work people do around the world every day.  If you are studying globalisation, the importance of labour, production techniques, issues of scale, culture or photography, this resource ought to be of interest. Like it or not, the work …

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The Invoice Machine

http://invoicemachine.com/

A free service for creating invoices: this is a great tool to get students to think beyond the technical side of their work, and consider the business side of what they do.…

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Web Development Project Estimator

http://estimator.astuteo.com/

A simple way to estimate the cost of a project. This can be a great tool for making student projects more lifelike.…

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Basecamp

http://basecamphq.com/

Advanced software for project management, collaboration and team work. Basecamp is used by many ICT project teams to coordinate their work.…

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Google Maps

http://maps.google.com/

Google Maps gives students and teachers access to up-to-date, online map and satellite images for the entire world. This provides a great tool for studying out planet across a number of subjects, including geography, history, politics, science, PSE and more. By placing markers on …

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