Utilizing DECA’s Flash Cards to Prepare for DECA’s Competitive Events
A great way to prepare for DECA’s competitive events is by utilizing DECA’s Competition Flash Cards and DECA’s Vocabulary Flash Cards. These daily exercises are developed from the performance indicators used in DECA’s Competitive Events Program. Cards are made of 28mm casino quality plastic card stock allowing them to be used over and over!
Advantages of using DECA’s Flash Cards:
- Familiarize students with common performance indicators found in DECA’s Competitive Events Program.
- Review topics that normally would not be scheduled for instruction until later in the school calendar year.
- Increase student’s vocabulary.
Competition Flash Cards:
This custom designed flash card set contains 100 different performance indicators common to ALL of DECA’s competitive events.
Vocabulary Flash Cards:
This custom designed flash card set contains 100 different vocabulary terms common to ALL of DECA’s competitive events.
- Use the vocabulary flash cards as a bell ringer activity. Select a different card each day and write the vocabulary term on your white/chalk board. As students enter class each day, direct them to record the vocabulary term in a journal. Ask students to brainstorm what they think the vocabulary term means. After discussion, review the correct response. Ask students to record in their journal, using their own words, what that vocabulary term means.
- During the last 5 to 10 minutes of class, put students into pairs. Distribute cards and ask them to quiz each other. Any flash cards that the student’s answer incorrectly, they should record in a journal – using their own words to explain the vocabulary term (from the vocabulary flash cards) or performance indicators (from the competition flash cards).
- Assign each student in class a flash card and date in which they must present that performance indicator (from the competition flash cards) or vocabulary term (from the vocabulary flash cards) to the class. On the date assigned, the student should take 5-10 minutes explaining/teaching the class about their assigned performance indicator or vocabulary term. At the end of the week, give students a short quiz on the performance indicators covered in class that week.
Here is a sample from the Vocabulary Flash Cards
A sole proprietorship is a business that is owned by a single owner that provides the money and skill to run the business.
Source: Schneider, Farese, Kimbrell, Woloszyk (2006). Marketing Essentials. Woodland Hills, CA. Glencoe/McGraw Hill.
Here is a sample from the Competition Flash Cards
Describe how to identify resources needed for projects.
Resources necessary to complete a project include people, equipment and material. The people will include project employees such as group leaders, skilled professionals, vendor staff and subcontract laborers. You will need to select people who have the right skills and the proper tools. They must be available in the right quantities at the right time. These human resources must know what needs to be done, when and how. The equipment resources you need will depend on the nature of the project, but the key is similar to that for human resources: you must have the right equipment at the right time. Most projects require the purchase of material. A successful project requires that the proper material be purchased at the right price. Of course, the supplies need to arrive at the right time and in the right quantity.
Source: Reh, F.J. (2009). Project Management 101. Retrieved August 9, 2009 from http://management.about.com/cs/projectmanagement/a/PM101.htm.
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