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Does it matter which type of computer I use to access EconEdLink?

You can access EconEdLink on any desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile device with a web browser of recent vintage. The page layout will automatically adjust to provide an optimal experience based on your screen size.

 

Which web browsers can be used to browse EconEdLink?

EconEdLink is designed for use with modern web browsers supporting common HTML5 and CSS3 elements. These include:

  • Apple Safari 5.1 and higher
  • Apple Mobile Safari 3.2 and higher
  • Google Chrome 14 and higher
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 and higher
  • Microsoft Edge, all versions
  • Mozilla Firefox 7 and higher

Please note that Javascript must be enabled and that many of our older digital interactives require the Flash browser plug-in. We recommend using the latest available browser version for the best experience.

 

How do I search for lessons and interactive resources?

To search for lessons, mouse over to the 'Browse by Grade Level' menu and select the section that pertains to you whether it would be 'K-2' '3-5' '6-8' '9-12' or 'All Grades'. Select 'Lesson' on the resource section to filter all resources so only a list of lessons pops up, and click Apply, the blue button next to 'Filter'. Then go through each of the sub-menus listed below on the left side of the page to filter each of the criteria listed below. Note that the search filters are additive, so you will only see lessons that meet all of the selected criteria. You can remove a selected filter criteria by clicking the checked box again on the filtered label on the left side of the page.

To search for interactive activities, mouse over to the 'Browse by Grade Level' menu and select the section that pertains to you whether it would be 'K-2' '3-5' '6-8' '9-12' or 'All Grades'. Select 'Activity' on the resource section to filter all resources so only a list of lessons pops up. Then go through each of the sub-menus listed below on the left side of the page to filter each of the criteria listed below.

You may also use the search box on the top of the page to find lessons by words or phrases included in their content.

I don't know how to use Kahoot! or Quizlet. How can EconEdLink help?

Some lessons, videos, and/or activities have educational technology tools that accompany the resource on the very bottom of the page. Along with the links to these educational technology tools, on the right side of the page, there is a "Learn More" section. Once you click the "Learn More" section for Kahoot! or for Quizlet, it will bring you to a video and/or an article teaching you how to use those tools.

If I want students to learn more about a particular concept, can EconEdLink help?

Yes. Click the 'Browse by Grade Level' menu, then filter lessons on Concepts, Standards, and/or Subjects.

How do I know what standards these lessons will match?

When viewing a lesson, relevant standards are shown in the middle of the screen, below the student objectives. You will need to click on the state standards and common core state standards links to view the applicable standards and necessary descriptions.

How can I provide these lessons to students?

When viewing a lesson, click the View Student Version button in the upper right corner, and email the link to that version of the lesson to your students. Note that not all lessons include a student version, but most have handouts that you can provide to your students.

If I have problems with EconEdLink, where can I go for technical support?

Click the Contact Us link at the bottom of any EconEdLink page. This will allow you to send a message to our helpdesk system, monitored Monday to Friday during East Coast working hours. Please allow 1-2 days for a response. We are unfortunately unable to provide telephone support at this time.

I'm a parent. Does EconEdLink help guide parents in helping their children?

Yes, this site has the For Parents menu on the top right of the screen located next to the external link to the store. When you click that menu, you will be brought to a page description linking resources in English and Spanish for the current recent publication, Financial Fitness for Life Parent Guides.

Is there any way to keep track of my activity on EconEdLink so I do not have to navigate to pages of interest each time?

You may save lessons by clicking on the heart icon above the banner image and view your saved lessons by selecting Saved Lessons from the My Account menu in the upper right of the screen. You will need to register for an EconEdLink account and log in to that account to use these features.

I don't understand a certain word or phrase. Where can I go for guidance?

If you scroll all the way to the bottom of the EconEdLink webpage, you will see a link labeled 'Glossary.' Here, you will find terms in alphabetical order. You can then click on the corresponding starting letter to filter for the word or phrase you're searching for. Once you find your word or phrase, the definition/description is down below.

Is there any way to get updates from EconEdLink?

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