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Financial Literacy For This Generation - Visualizing The Future Of Wealth In America

Financial Literacy For This Generation - Visualizing The Future Of Wealth In America | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Financial literacy takes many forms. News headlines and candidate campaigns highlight the disparities of wealth between the "one percent" and the everyday Americans. In schools, traditional financial literacy classes teach older students about balancing their checkbooks and paying off their credit cards. These are noble messages, yet fundamental shifts are changing how young people spend and consume, from Bitcoin to online bill-pay.

 

 

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Thanksgiving: Supermarkets And Fair Food

Thanksgiving: Supermarkets And Fair Food | Design in Education | Scoop.it

With the Thanksgiving holiday less than a week away, many schools around the country enter into conversations with their students about being grateful for what they have, showing gratitude to others, and starting food drives for the less fortunate. The heightened awareness, while noble, should be an ongoing conversation about empathy year round, and not slotted into a month where we overindulge with too much food.

 

So this year, we chose to talk to our students about who supplies their food. We did not mean which grocery store. We posed the question: What does it mean "from farm to table"? Kids have mixed messages about farm life from rosy images in picture books, nostalgic views in commercials, or pumpkin picking during October in contrived environments for entertainment. We wanted them to know more about the people who supply fresh food to markets and manufacturers.

 

 

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Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Resource Roundup: Finance And Economic Motion Graphics

Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Resource Roundup: Finance And Economic Motion Graphics | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Over the course of our research, we've gathered a number of resources to help explain financial and economic information to our students. These short motion graphics captured their attention and engaged them in the learning process far beyond our expectations. Since the videos are scattered throughout our posts on financial literacy, we decided to do a quick roundup here for the sake of convenience. Feel free to click on each of the headings below for lesson plans and project ideas related to each topic.

 

 

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Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Visualizing Wealth In America

Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Visualizing Wealth In America | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Since we integrate financial literacy into our program wherever we can, we keep an eye out for visual resources to aid our students in comprehending complicated ideas. It also helps provide a greater understanding of things they hear about in the news. For months they’ve listened to the constant political fight in Washington over taxes, the fiscal cliff, and sequestration. So it is no surprise that students cannot fully grasp what the wealth distribution in America actual looks like, particularly the top 1% that is so often referred to in these debates.

 

 

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Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: The Pencil - A Simple Lesson in Economics

Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: The Pencil - A Simple Lesson in Economics | Design in Education | Scoop.it

The pencil is a simple "technology" compared to today’s tablet computers and smart phones. It looks easy to make such an uncomplicated tool. After all it's only wood, graphite and rubber, right? Not exactly.

 

 

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Financial Literacy, The Economy, And Holiday Shopping

Financial Literacy, The Economy, And Holiday Shopping | Design in Education | Scoop.it

We received a lot of questions from our students about "Black Friday" this fall. It seems the play up to the annual start of the holiday shopping frenzy grows earlier with each passing year. If your students are like ours, many did not understand the hype around this day, how it affects the economy, or for that matter, why it is so important to the bottom line of so many companies.

 

 

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miracletrain 夢想驛站's curator insight, January 5, 2015 6:33 AM

Interactive infographic on Financial Literacy. 

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The Nifty Notes Company: 1st Grade Entrepreneurship

The Nifty Notes Company: 1st Grade Entrepreneurship | Design in Education | Scoop.it

We introduced the concept of teaching first graders about entrepreneurship three years ago and never looked back. This spring, our young entrepreneurs completed their third successful year building the Nifty Note Company. This interdisciplinary project-based learning unit reaches across subjects, including media, design, branding, and economics. When these first graders go into production, printing, designing, and packaging 1000 note cards from start to point of sale, it is mind blowing.

 

 

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Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Financial Education: Where Literacy & STEM Meet

Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Financial Education: Where Literacy & STEM Meet | Design in Education | Scoop.it

If you ask a roomful of educators, they'll all insist that personal finance education is vital for the recession-era generation. If you ask a roomful of superintendents, however, they'll likely grouse that their districts don't have the time, training, resources, curriculum, testing, and/or support for financial literacy classes. Even as this week's news has highlighted the emerging economic standards for K-12 students, many teachers feel ill-supported to incorporate the ideas of budgeting and investing into their lessons.

 

 

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US Debt - Visualized in physical $100 bills

"The money in the video has already been spent" See more Economic Infographics @ http://Demonocracy.info Soundtrack Composer: Lauris Reiniks (more info below...
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