August 21, 2013

Weekend Websites: 52 Economics Websites

economicsAs a passionate Economics major in college (which grew into an MBA), I find Econ at the root of much of the world around us. It starts with counting coins in first and second grade and grows up to a peek into NASDAQ and other adult subjects in middle school.

Here are my favorite websites:

Coins and Counting Money

  1. Brain Pop Learn about Money
  2. Cash Out
  3. Coin Counting
  4. Coin games—from US Mint
  5. Count Money
  6. Counting Money
  7. Face on money
  8. How much money
  9. Make change
  10. Money—counting
  11. Moneyville
  12. Pick A Coin
  13. Piggy Bank
  14. US Mint virtual tour (a slideshow)
  15. World of Money—registration required

Economics–for youngers

  1. Brain Pop Learn about Money
  2. Coffee Shop Game
  3. Ump’s Fwat
  4. Various Econ sites I
  5. Various Econ sites II


  1. 60-seconds Adventures in Economics–videos from Open University
  2. Basic Economic Terms
  3. Basic Economics Jumbled
  4. Be Your Own Boss
  5. BrainPop—money movie
  6. Business and Profit Millionaire Game
  7. Coffeeshop Game
  8. Economic Concepts
  9. Economics in Plain English–from Atlantic Monthly–videos
  10. Economic Systems
  11. Economic Terms
  12. Economic Terms Mini-Quiz
  13. Economics Flashcards
  14. Economics Flashcards
  15. Economics Walk the Plank
  16. Economics—various
  17. Economy Fling
  18. Economy Terms
  19. Hands on Banking for Kids
  20. Investors Fasttrack
  21. It’s My Life:PBS Kids – Click on Money
  22. Lemonade Stand
  23. Making Money
  24. Managing Money: Money Tips
  25. Managing Money: Spending and Saving
  26. Money: Offline ActivitieMcDonalds Game
  27. NASDAQ
  28. New York Stock Exchange
  29. Stock Market Game
  30. US Economy
  31. You are here—sim of the consumer world

Do you have any favorites I missed?

Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. She is the editor of a K-8 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum, and creator of technology training books for how to integrate technology in education. She is webmaster for six blogs, CSG Master Teacher, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, Cisco guest blogger, a columnist for, IMS tech expert, and a weekly contributor to TeachHUB. Currently, she’s editing a techno-thriller that should be out to publishers next summer.

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