Topic outline

  • General

    Financial Education Resources

    Below, you will find a variety of websites, which provide financial information and advice aimed at consumers. You will also find websites that have been specifically designed for teaching and learning.

    • financialeducation.ie

      The CCPC's financial education website is designed to link key stakeholders with relevant tools and indicators for the development and delivery of financial education programmes to enhance people’s financial capability – a key life skill.  The website provides access to information and expertise on financial capability and financial education. 

      www.financialeducation.ie

      • Consumer Help

        Consumerhelp.ie from the CCPC has expert information and useful tools on consumer rights and personal finance. Check out the  latest news, see what people are saying on Facebook, or use the search bar to find the information you're looking for. 

        www.consumerhelp.ie

        • Consumer Classroom

          Consumer Classroom is a community website for teachers bringing together an extensive library of consumer education resources from across the EU, along with interactive and collaborative tools to help prepare and share lessons with students and other teachers.

          www.consumerclassroom.eu

          • Shop Smart Game

            Shop Smart is a high-speed game in a virtual shopping centre. Test your knowledge of your consumer rights and what to do in everyday shopping situations, from misleading price displays to faulty goods. Shop Smart is provided by the CCPC.

            www.shopsmartgame.ie

            • MABS.ie

              mabsThe Money Advice and Budgeting Service is the State’s money advice service, guiding people through dealing with problem debt for more than 20 years, with expertise in personal and consumer debt. 

               www.mabs.ie

              • PDST Curriculum Resource Links

                Provides links to a wide range of topic-specific curriculum resources including: Income, Expenditure and the Household BudgetThe ConsumerMoney and Banking, BorrowingInsurance.

                www.pdst.ie

                • Yo-Yos

                  Have you enough money in your pocket? Do you remember where you spent it? How are you planning to pay for that night out?  Yo-Yos is designed to help you take control when it comes to your finances.

                  www.yoyos.ie

                  • MoneyCounts

                    MoneyCounts is a tool to facilitate learning of practical and sensible money management skills, which support personal financial safety and independence.

                    www.moneycounts.ie

                    • Saving Money in Plain English

                      A short guide to how compound interest can help money grow over time. Produced in the US, it uses dollars.

                      www.dotsub.com

                      • Spending Calculator

                        Use this calculator to figure out what you are spending every month, or every year, on items that you might not really think about or budget for. You could also use the Spending Calculator to help you when you’re completing your Weekly Spending Diary.

                        Your browser must have JavaScript enabled to use the calculators.

                        www.consumerhelp.ie

                        • Making Cents

                          Video explanations of basic questions about money developed by National Adult Literacy Association (NALA). There are seven money related topics including: managing money; banking; loans; insurance; debt; tax; and your rights.  When you click on a topic you will be brought to a list of questions video answers (2 minutes or less in duration). 

                          www.makingcents.ie

                          • Personal Finance Education Group

                            pfeg is the UK's leading financial education charity.  This site provides resources and lesson planshelp and advice to anyone teaching children and young people about money.

                            www.pfeg.org






                            • Junior Cycle Teacher Resources

                              We have selected a range of web tools and video websites which can be used by you to present in class or by your students for research or project work.

                              • Junior Cycle for Teachers

                                The Junior Cycle website, maintained by the NCCA and JCT provides useful information on curriculum, assessment and planning for the Junior Cycle. You will also find specific information on short courses and ongoing classroom assessment. 

                                www.juniorcycle.ie

                                • Sharing good ideas for Key Skills

                                  Developing the key skills in a way that will lead to their integration in the daily lives of students requires a creative approach to teaching and learning.  This range of videos developed by NCCA and JCT demonstrate key skills in action for various classroom contexts.

                                  www.vimeo.com

                                  • Assessment and Moderation Toolkit

                                    The Assessment and Moderation Toolkit is designed to support and assist teachers in their work on Junior Cycle assessment. The toolkit contributes to the quality of assessment in the new Junior Cycle. 

                                    www.juniorcycle.ie/Assessment 

                                    • Practical AfL Tips from Teachers

                                      NCCA Curriculum Online: Teachers share advice on using Assessment for Learning AfL in the classroom, informing parents about the AfL approach, and using the What I am Looking for - WILF.

                                      www.action.ncca.ie

                                      • Student Enterprise Awards

                                        The Student Enterprise Awards (SEAs), organised by Local Enterprise Offices, helps students to grasp real life skills associated with running a real enterprise including working as part of a team, managing production and finances, organising a sales and marketing campaign and liaising directly with customers, judges and the media.

                                        www.studententerprise.ie




                                        • Teaching and Learning Resources

                                          We have selected a range of web tools to get your students creating, collaborating and learning.

                                          • Animoto

                                            Animoto can create presentations incorporating images, video clips, music and text.

                                            www.animoto.com

                                            • Coggle

                                              Coggle is a free, web-based mind-mapping software. It allows users to create sprawling documents organized around hierarchical thoughts. In addition to that, you can share documents with others in real time.

                                              www.coggle.it

                                              • Edmodo

                                                Edmodo is a private social platform for teachers and students to share ideas, files, events and assignments. With a free teacher account you can easily create a class and assign homework to your students.

                                                www.edmodo.com

                                                • EDPuzzle

                                                  With EDPuzzle, you can take a video from YouTube, edit it to the section you need, add your voice and add questions to the video. 

                                                  www.edpuzzle.com

                                                  • Explain Everything

                                                    Explain Everything is a unique interactive whiteboard and screencasting app that lets you annotate, animate, narrate, import, and export almost anything to and from almost anywhere.  It can be downloaded as an app for student devices. 

                                                    www.explaineverything.com

                                                    • Kahoot

                                                      Kahoot is a game-based classroom response system for schools. Use it to create and ask thought provoking questions in a game type format. These quizzes can be used as a whole class activity or by individual students in school or at home.

                                                      www.getkahoot.com 

                                                      • Khan Academy

                                                        Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard for teachers and learners. Students can use the videos to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. In the finance and capital markets section, there are a range of videos that explain concepts such as mortgages, interest and inflation. The information is US centric.

                                                        www.khanacademy.org

                                                        • OneNote

                                                          Microsoft OneNote is like a 3-ring binder in a digital form.  You and your students can use it as a digital notebook to organise to capture ideas, to-do lists, learning resources, and help manage content for each topic and lesson.  OneNote also has possibilities in terms of supporting the Money Matters assessment for certification tasks (Reflection Journal and Project Record). 

                                                          www.onenote.com

                                                          Download the Money Matters OneNote here

                                                          • Podcast Generator

                                                            Podcast Generator is a free easy to use tool for creating simple but effective podcasts.

                                                            www.podcastgen.sourceforge.net

                                                            • Poster My Wall

                                                              You can upload a background image for a poster or choose one from the site, including plain colour. Digital download is free but prints are not. Once a background is chosen, customising with text and clipart works easily. No need to register unless you want the site to save. 

                                                              www.postermywall.com

                                                              • Prezi

                                                                Prezi provides an online alternative to the traditional PowerPoint presentations. 

                                                                www.prezi.com

                                                                • PowToon

                                                                  PowToon is an online presentation software tool that allows you to create animated video explainers – for business or education.

                                                                  www.powtoon.com

                                                                  • Puzzlemaker

                                                                    Puzzlemaker supports students to develop crossword puzzles, word searches, mazes, cryptograms, and more based on topic vocabulary and concepts. 

                                                                    www.discoveryeducation.com

                                                                    • StudyStack

                                                                      StudyStack provides a range of free flashcards for classroom assessment or student revision. You can create your own flashcards or use sets shared by other students and teachers.

                                                                      As this is a US site, many of the flashcard sets are US centric – be aware that US regulations can vary from Irish regulations.  Studystack is free to use but does contain click advertising. 

                                                                      www.studystack.com

                                                                      • TED Ed

                                                                        TED provides hundreds of inspirational speech videos on a whole range of topics from globalisation to global warming.  TED Ed augments these videos with lesson ideas which  are useful for developing academic study skills such as note-taking, as well as for focusing on specific topics in class.

                                                                        www.ed.ted.com

                                                                        • Weavly

                                                                          Weavly screenshot

                                                                          Weavly is an easy to use and free video and music mixing web app designed for classroom use.

                                                                          Tap into your pupils' interests in order to engage them in learning across the curriculum.

                                                                          www.weavly.com

                                                                          • Wordle

                                                                            Use Wordle to create “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and colour schemes. The images you create with Wordle can be used in documents or presentations.

                                                                            www.wordle.net

                                                                            • YouTube

                                                                              YouTube is a free video sharing site where users can upload, view and share videos.  Use the search facility in YouTube to find videos that relate to your topic.  Always vet the videos before you show them in class.  

                                                                              www.youtube.com