It is designed to help your students learn about the challenges and rewards of making good decisions in a small, service-based business.The main objective of the Business Essentials simulation, Biz Cafe, is provide students an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of business by running a simple start-up enterprise.As the Business Essentials simulation progresses, students encounter all the facets of running a business at a basic level.They gain experience with financial statements, the difference between cash and accrual accounting, handling staffing issues, operations management for a small service business, marketing and promotion, and the importance of customer satisfaction.
Although Web Grades can run from virtually any computer browser worldwide, there are some minimum system requirements. Some problems have been encountered grading very large classes ( 125 students) via a dial-in modem.
Student teams will function as a “real-life” company competing in a dynamic and evolving industry.
With direct-competitive play, students’ stores all compete with each other, their decisions affecting each other.
Firefly removes the need to input data over and over, as grades and feedback are automatically organised by task, class and student.
Teachers are busy, so Firefly keeps day-to-day organisation simple.