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Worldometers - real time world statistics

Worldometers - real time world statistics | technologies | Scoop.it
Live world statistics on population, government and economics, society and media, environment, food, water, energy and health.
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Enables practitioners and/orlearners to view all kinds of global data.
Worldometers provides constantly updating statistics about a wide range of topics...
- World population
- Government & Economics

- Society & Media

- Environment
- Food
- Water

- Energy

- Health
...taken from a variety of online sources.
The site is both educational and awareness-raising and could be used in many ways.

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60-Second Adventures in Economics: An Animated Intro to The Invisible Hand and Other Economic Ideas

60-Second Adventures in Economics: An Animated Intro to The Invisible Hand and Other Economic Ideas | technologies | Scoop.it

Back in 2011 The Open University released an engaging series of animated intellectual puzzles called 60-Second Adventures in Thought, narrated by the British comedian and writer David Mitchell.

 

60-Second Adventures in Economics is a fast and fun way to acquaint yourself with a few of the fundamental ideas in economics.

 

All six episodes are here in this post, beginning with “The Invisible Hand”.

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Virtual Stock Exchange Games (VSE) - MarketWatch.com

Virtual Stock Exchange Games (VSE) - MarketWatch.com | technologies | Scoop.it

The Virtual Stock Exchange Game at MarketWatch, based upon Wall Street, offers a challenging interactive experience that is completely free and online.

 

Create fictional portfolios of investments watch values go up and down as it would in a real stock market.

 

Investing success is not guaranteed, and thus assessments cannot be tied to the amount of fictional money learners make or lose. The activity should also have a long time horizon – a month at least, a term or year ideally – so learners experience the market’s fluctuations.

 

Everyone needs to know the basics like what a stock is and how companies sell their stock to the public. A collection of videos that explains these and many other concepts can be found at Investopedia. < http://www.investopedia.com/video/#axzz1yrIjarBA >;

 

I recommend giving 'players' a relatively small amount of money like 10,000 and choosing the normal version of the game that does not allow certain aggressive financial maneuvers. There is also an option to keep the game private and password protected.

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Cost of Living. Worldwide! - Eardex

Cost of Living. Worldwide! - Eardex | technologies | Scoop.it

Eardex allows practitioners/learners to search out the facts concerning the cost of living in a specific area; including accommodation, eating, car rentals, fuel, etc.

 

Visit Eardex and either...

- search for the country/city manually

or

- find the city by the continent index.


Users can also add the prices of different products in their area by registering on Eardex.

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GCSE revision and A level revision | S-cool, the revision website

GCSE revision and A level revision | S-cool, the revision website | technologies | Scoop.it
S-cool Revision is the UK’s leading FREE revision website. We provide high quality A Level and GCSE revision guides, revision questions and revision notes to over 3 million students a year!
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Does what it says! This site is idealfor learners preparing for assessments and or revisiting workcovered to refresh memories, practice, prepare etc.

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MCS Learning Support's curator insight, November 4, 2013 6:55 AM

A free revision site that may help with particular topics.

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Quick Currency Converter & Exchange Rate Calculator

You'll find a simple currency converter, a multi-currency converter, current live exchange rates, historical exchange rates, and an encyclopedia that will educate you on all of the different types of currency used around the world.

 

A resource for Functional Maths - Money; Preparing learners for the realworld.

 

Preparing learners for when they travel abroad, work or holidays, and/or purchase items on the internet from other countries. There are many real-life situations when there is a need to convert money into other currencies.

 

Currency Converter is an on-line tool that provides information on currencies and the updated exchange rates.

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The Marketplace Whiteboard

The Marketplace Whiteboard | technologies | Scoop.it

The Marketplace Whiteboard is a series of videos explaining economic issues and topics that are currently in the news.

 

Episodes have included...

- a clip about Spain's economy.

- IPOs,

- bank runs,

- bonds, and

- debt ceilings.

 

Ideal resources for social studies practitioners creating current events lessons with an economics component.

 

Videos can be used in a variety of ways, to start sessons, getting learners to ask questions or at the end of a lesson as a wrap-up piece.

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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 | technologies | 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.

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Zach Puckett's curator insight, January 28, 12:56 PM

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