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Free Technology for Teachers: Three Resources for Teaching About Surviving on Minimum Wage

"Teaching economics is one of my favorite things to do each year. A big part of the reason that I enjoy teaching economics is that learning about money gets my students excited about class. Another reason that it's fun to teach is that economics easily lends itself to simulation activities that get kids actively engaged in learning. In the past I've used simulations created by the Buck Institute and simulations created by Biz Ed. While those simulations are good, I've always wanted something that students could personalize just little bit more. Therefore, a couple of years ago I created the outline and materials for a simulation about living on minimum wage in the United States."


Via Dennis Richards
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Cool resource. A game that causes students to think about economic prospects. Promotes economic literacy. What does happen with a low income person/family? Also allows you to put in further economic concepts. Wages, money supply and demand. Goes in with Haslam wanting 55% of persons to have post secondary education. Importance of such.

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Macie Thompson's curator insight, June 10, 2014 10:07 AM

Life on minimum wage activity. 

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LSE Public Lecture Podcasts

LSE Public Lecture Podcasts | Economics Education | Scoop.it

I’m always interested in sources of good quality material particularly those which wouldn’t normally be the first port of call for those seeking material related to learning and teaching in a digital world. The London School of Economics’ Podcasts archive is one such source. LSE is building a sizeable archive of public lectures by thought leaders in different domains.


Via jean lievens
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Personal resource. Podcasts provide the teacher (me in this case) a new way to look at economic ideas. The more insights and methods that are used and seen, the better understanding one might obtain. Can teach better on that idea.

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Multiplayer Online Games for Teaching Economics

Multiplayer Online Games for Teaching Economics | Economics Education | Scoop.it
Free, Ready to play, Nothing to install, No need to register!
Economics-games.com offers educational games for teaching industrial organization,
game theory and microeconomics

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Interactive game, brings students into the material. Multiplayer -- Classroom engagement, brings in technology

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Gav Morris's curator insight, November 7, 2013 2:15 AM

Still learning.

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Free Technology for Teachers: 11 Infographics and Videos for Teaching Economics

Free Technology for Teachers: 11 Infographics and Videos for Teaching Economics | Economics Education | Scoop.it

One of the current trends in the blog-o-sphere is the use of infographics for sharing general information about a topic (infographics also seem to be an SEO tactic). Over the last couple of years I've come across more than twenty infographics dealing with topics in economics. Today, I've assembled a list of some of the better infographics and videos for teaching topics in economics.


Via S. Lustenhouwer
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Easy to follow charts, graphs, videos. A source that can be used as visuals for students. Introduces tech with videos. Different takes on topics.

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Economic lesson plans, Personal Finance lesson plans and resources for educators, students and afterschool providers | EconEdLink

Economic lesson plans, Personal Finance lesson plans and resources for educators, students and afterschool providers | EconEdLink | Economics Education | Scoop.it

EconEdLink.org contains economics and personal finance lessons.

 

Econ Ed Link hosts hundreds of lesson plans and interactive games for teaching students about a wide range of topics in economics.


The interactive section of Econ Ed Link offers four pages of videos and games which can be used as stand-alone activities or as part of lesson plans.


Many of the lessons are designed for use not only in the learning environment but independantly as well.


Via John Dalziel
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Many different articles, sources, ideas, good for a large resource base.

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