edu.uwo.ca – Business Resources

edu.uwo.ca is the Faculty of Education page which is a part of the Western University website.  This provides many useful resources for teaching and learning in areas of business, economics, math, and science.  I will be exploring one of the resources which is Exploring Cheques.

What is “Exploring Cheques”

This is a resource that introduces cheques, how to use them, and elements of a cheque.  It does this in an interactive way that is both engaging and informative for students.

What do I like about it?

  • User friendly.
  • Words and language used are understandable for the intended audience.
  • Has matching exercise for definitions.
  • Drag and match exercise for cheques (helps students understand the elements of a cheque and where they are on a cheque).

  •  Has fill in the blank cheque so students can have practice writing a cheque.

  • Provides thought provoking questions about cheques.

  • Engaging.
  • Plays music if you get an answer right.
  • Let’s you try questions again if you get the answer wrong.
  • Print off answers once completed.
  • Provides an example of a cheque.

What do I dislike about it?

  • I wish the resource would have provided examples of places that still use cheques today (because let’s face it, cheques aren’t as popular as they used to be and some businesses don’t even accept them anymore).

Where does this fit into the curriculum and how would I use it?

This resource fits in the Life Transitions 20/30 under module 13.  Specifically, this helps to achieve two learning objectives (pg 279) within this module: “students will examine available banking options” and “students will demonstrate efficient banking skills.”  An important banking skill (maybe not as important as it used to be) is being able to write a cheque.  This resource provides an interactive and engaging way for students to develop and deepen their understanding of the use of cheques and how to efficiently write them.

In the classroom, I would use this resource throughout the discussion of cheques and get students to practice their cheque writing skills using this website.  I might use this as an independent study so students can learn and discover on their own.

Evaluation of edu.uwo.ca

Trying to find this resource and the webpage that I had gotten this from was quite difficult to find from the homepage.  However, using the Google search box I typed in “cheques” and the resource I was like for was the 4th link to pop up.  This site is designed like the University of Regina website so it isn’t designed much for resources in high school business classes rather it is designed for students to have access to information about their programs, the university library, etc.  This resource that I found was quite interesting because I could not find anything like it.  It offers an interactive way to learn which in my opinion is how people learn the best.

If I had to give this website a numerical value, I would give it a 4/10, but the resource itself would receive a 9/10.

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