Digital Classroom Resources

Updated May 15, 2020
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Looking for resources to fuel your classroom’s online learning? We’ve compiled the latest resources in one place.

We know that everyone is facing significant changes in teaching and learning with many school closings. As a result, DECA is pleased to provide its advisors and members with learning activities that can be incorporated into digital instruction. The below activities can take place with internet access.

Check back each week as new resources are added.




BusinessU has responded to educators’ needs by offering an extended free trial to their full suite of business & marketing courses through the end of the semester. BusinessU has a partnership with MBA Research and delivers the MBA LAPs and course guides via nine ready-to-teach courses that are fully loaded, sequenced and daily-paced. On the platform, you can easily move/add content or build your own course. The platform auto-grades, uses real-time rubrics, incorporates standards-based student analytics, has a project/group management tool, includes teacher guides and has millisecond load speeds.

BusinessU is also offering a DECA discount on licenses for the next school year. BusinessU is built for in-classroom delivery but can be used in an online-only capacity if needed. This means you will have continuity in the delivery of content no matter what next semester throws at you. All licenses include unlimited student IDs, 24/7 customer support and individual teacher training. Request a free trial or email if you have questions.

Competition University

Competition University has extended the use of the Class Track to all customers – present and future – with no limitations on student enrollments to the online course, Marketing 101. This course presents 8 key units of study: Economics, Business, Marketing, Product, Price, Place, Promotion, and Personal Selling.


FIDM is happy to provide online resources for DECA’s educators. All of our Activities, Lesson Plans and Games That Teach are available here. More resources will be added in the coming weeks including “The Fashion Business Game”, “Fashion Industry Dynamics and Global Production” and “It’s in the Bag.” Currently, an excellent lesson plan for students to do remotely is “Marketing a Brand through Social Media.” Each lesson plan activity consists of an objective, project guidelines, preparatory and follow-up exercises and suggested materials.

Goodheart-Willcox Publisher

G-W will provide free 90-day digital access to educators. Please let your G-W Educational Consultant know what you need to finish the semester. For instant access to interactive learning activities, the G-W Learning companion website has free resources that all students and teachers can use right now. Login instructions and training materials for our digital resources are available here.


Lead4Change Student Leadership Program is an excellent solution for distance learning!  Students in grades 6-12 can work virtually to lead, create and implement a project to meet a community need. Lead4Change offers equitable solutions for DECA students and advisors across all platforms through our printed, PDF or Google Doc lessons. Choose one or a combination to ensure all students have the lessons in a form they need to focus on school-from-home remote learning.


Get access to over 72 ethics-focused LAPS at no cost thanks to Daniels Fund High School Ethics Initiative. Learn how to get them. Once there read “How to Access” to learn how to download for free. LAPs are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan. This LAP includes a student handout (with CopyIT! permission) that includes information about complying with the spirit and intent of laws and regulations, a (So What?) discussion of why it’s important to learn, and a short (Gray Zone) case addressing ethical issues. The instructor section features a comprehensive discussion guide, complete practice- (short answer) and post-tests (multiple-choice) with descriptive keys, student activities, and more. As an added bonus, instructors will receive a second version of the student guide—in color and designed specifically for use on electronic devices.

MBAResearch has been compiling teacher-vetted remote learning resources and COVID-19 “pivot” business articles with class discussion questions.

National Geographic Learning

National Geographic Learning, a Cengage company is providing all U.S. K12 teachers with access to our learning platforms with media, auto-graded assessment and eBooks. Additionally, we will extend access for current digital users, and provide training and support for educators transitioning to online teaching. These resources include MindTap for Century21 Accounting and the Shelly Cashman Series for Office 2016 and 2019 and hundreds of other course areas in CTE. Explore titles by career cluster and request access from our National CTE page.

Learn about free tools for teaching online from our author, Corinne Hoisington’s webinar recording on using Microsoft Teams, Flipgrid, Google Lens app and more.

National Retail Federation

Job Opportunities – The NRF has compiled a list of job opportunities for workers displaced by COVID-19 and has made access to five on-demand videos by retail executives available.

RISE Up Training – The RISE Up program comprises three industry-recognized credentials that offer up to 30 hours of online content, delivering foundational skills that are useful in any career. The NRF Foundation is offering its introductory credential free through June 12. The training is self-paced and can be completed online in about five hours. Register for a webinar to learn more about accessing the training. Looking for work? Visit the National Retail Federation job board to see which retailers are currently hiring workers. Send questions

The National Society of High School Scholars

NSHSS launched a resource page with content designed to help students maintain a high-achieving mindset during this time, including all our regular scholarships and a host of webinars and virtual events, several blogs, and more. Here are some additional resources:


Connect with SCAD Virtually – SCAD is offering a special opportunity for DECA students to connect with SCAD executives to discuss their challenge presentation and get feedback to perfect their pitch. SCAD staff also is available to discuss the university’s 100+ degree programs that prepare you for creative career opportunities. To schedule a meeting, email Jennifer Jaquillard, Executive Director of Admission Recruitment, at You may also join SCAD for a virtual tour.


Activity Packet – SIFMA has created the “Stock Market Game Student Activity Packet” with a variety of tools to support financial education. Also, here’s access to a video, “Investing in a Bear Market”, which supports the student activity packet.

Stock Market Game – SIFMA is providing a free financial literacy Stock Market Game for DECA members. Registration is now open. The game starts immediately and ends on June 5.


Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Case Bank:

The Case Bank is an online library of simple, straightforward business cases focused on principle-based ethics. These resources are free to download for use in educational settings.


Nepris is a cloud-based platform that connects classrooms and students with industry professionals. Through April 30, Nepris has opened its platform to all educators and students for free. Once registered, teachers may share one of the many recorded sessions with students or sign in for a live industry chat.

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