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Ep 18 Hotchalk Meta-Resource for Financial Literacy

December 31, 2008 By: admin Category: bank accounts, budgets, calculators, charity, curriculum, games, giving, investments, loans, mortgages, resources, student outcomes 1 Comment →


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This is an action packed episode which highlights a one-stop shop for many resources which 

cover new dimensions of financial learning! 

From practical money skills to charity as part of the big picture.

Join Kathy and Mark for an exciting exploration of the financial literacy resources at HotChalk. The financial literacy materials we unearth will be sure to enhance any classroom and make the work of educators easier! From childhood to middle school, high school, and even adults, there are valuable lesson plans, activities, instructional articles, and games from which to choose.

Teachers, educators, educational leaders, (and parents) will find many resources to fit age groups and different settings. Items reviewed include not only HotChalk offerings on this topic, but also Karma Tycoon and The Practical Money Skills web-site.

Talking Fin Lit Podcast:

Continuing the global conversation about personal financial literacy for educators

Resources discussed in this episode:

Hotchalk Financial Literacy Resources

  • financial-literacy-for-students-list
  • Being financially-savvy is crucial to making the kind of smart money decisions key to ensuring quality of life. Help your students get up to speed on this important life skill with regularly updated K-12 lessons and other resources in this special sponsored section. [from the website]

Karma Tycoon:    Karma Tycoon

  •  http://www.karmatycoon.com/
  • Karma Tycoon rocks the gaming world by offering you a thrilling ride through the world of social entrepreneurship as you earn Karma in virtual communities across the US.  [From the website]

Practical Money Skills from Visa -

  • http://practicalmoneyskills.com/english/index.php
  • In addition to providing online tools and resources via www.practicalmoneyskills.com, Visa has created free classroom material that educators can use to teach personal finance. Available online or in a binder format, the classroom curriculum is free.
  • It offers a teacher’s guide, student worksheets and quizzes and interactive brain-teasers that can be played by students via the Web or from a CD-ROM.
  • Additionally, Visa donates computer labs, ensuring that schools in need have access to the equipment needed to take advantage of Practical Money Skills for Life. Learn more about Visa’s outreach program.  [From the website]

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Talking Financial Literacy is produced in collaboration among the MS in Adult Education and HRD at Fordham University and The McGraw-Hill Companies.

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Ep 17 Cultivating Digital Consumers

December 20, 2008 By: admin Category: bank accounts, budgets, business, investments, loans, resources, teacher perspectives No Comments →


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The Mouse rules! This episode reveals the hidden financial POWER that young people and all Internet users have today in an exciting discussion between Dr. Kathy King and Mark Gura. They explore how students, young adults and all Internet users have tremendous power charting and shaping the decisions of big business, research and development decisions, and marketing efforts across the globe. Better understanding the students we work with in k-12 and also adult learners, helps us to better address and meet their financial literacy needs. In addition, we can demonstrate to them how much financial POWER they have in each mouse click, and that their age group- whatever it is– has great power and importance to the business world. What a fantastic basis for realizing their roles and need to be critical consumers and demand what they want. Drawing upon several outstanding recent articles about digital technology and teenager habits and brain development, Kathy and Mark further synthesize the major books which have contributed to our better understanding of the impact of users and the Internet on finance through business today.

RESOURCES

ARTICLES

Scientists: Is Technology Rewiring Our Brains? 12/4/08

How Digital Technology has Changed the Brain, Tapscott’s Viewpoint article

BOOKS- BEST PICKS on this topic!

Click What Millions of People ar Doing Online and Why It Matters  by  Tancer Amazon link 

Wikinomics by Tapscott and Williams Amazon link

Grown Up Digital, How the Net is Changing Your World (2008) by Tapscott Amazon Link

As the Future Catches You, by  Enriquez  Amazon link

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Ep 16 Indy Kids -Learning Personal Finance from Global News

December 16, 2008 By: admin Category: business, calculators, cost of living, curriculum, Educational programs, globalization, loans, resources, student outcomes, teacher perspectives 41 Comments →



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One-Of-A-Kind Episode!  indykidsJoin us for a one-of-a-kind episode: creating meaningful financial literacy lessons from the global news. Mark finds terrific resources for building creative and powerful lessons about global economics and world hunger through youth based materials, news articles and video reports on the web. Listen in for the compelling experience of a 21st century teacher developing meaning and learning experiences.This is a vibrant illustration of how educators can incorporate critical current events, financial literacy and digital media into active classroom activities. Join us for a journey into what drives food markets, food shortages and pricing. A truly interdisciplinary lesson = literacy, social studies, politics, economics, ethics, values, social responsibility.. oh yes financial literacy!

Resources and Articles

Food Prices
• Hunger & Riots as Food Prices Soar (cover story)

“Riots, instability spread as food prices skyrocket” (article)

• Why Does Food Cost More? Article North Coast Journal

• Rising food prices take a bigger paycheck bite:

Speculation

• “Speculation and World Food Markets”

Free Trade

• Free Trade Leaves World Food in Grip of Global Giants

• Hoarding Nations Drive Food Costs Ever Higher

Bio Fuels

• AS GLOBAL FOOD COSTS RISE, ARE BIOFUELS TO BLAME?

Hardy Plant May Ease Biofuels’ Burden on Food Costs

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Ep 15 Get Your Finances Ready for Retirement

December 12, 2008 By: admin Category: bank accounts, budgets, calculators, cost of living, investments, loans, mortgages, resources, retirement, student outcomes, teacher perspectives 1 Comment →


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NesteggIn this episode, Get Your Finances Ready for Retirement, Mark and Kathy provide a bevy of resources to expand your personal financial literacy and begin to break through the fear of retirement planning. Resources include reports about the needs for diversified retirement funds, planning for retirement, and how to calculate what is needed to live well in retirement.

Most financial planners will tell you that Social Security will not be sufficient for your retirement needs.

How is your nest egg?          How will you fund your glory days?

And for teachers, this topic becomes another prime opportunity to open new patterns of communication, place math, government, health and policy issues in real-life contexts, and provide a platform for family dialogue and skill building.

Join us for the discussion about the concerns for retirement, the need and the possibilities for learning. Free online resources never made it so easy to break-through financial barriers. Resources include retirement handbooks, calculators and discussions about alternate retirement income sources.

 We emphasize to our listeners, and readers, that we are NOT financial experts; our goal in this series to introduce resources, cast a view of financial literacy as personal financial literacy, and provide free resources for educators.

These episodes are not intended to provide financial advice or counsel. Please consult a certified financial planner who specializes in retirement to assist you in understanding your situation and to plan to meet your needs.

If you take that step or encourage others to do likewise, because of this blog and podcast, we will consider ourselves immensely successful! Thank you!

Resources

PBS Special Report: Retirement

Nightly Business Report – ARCHIVE Report

Retirement Planning Calculators(s):

- AARP Retirement Calculator

- Article on these calculators with links From USA Today

- Article with somewhat opposing view Marketwatch article

Reverse Mortgage Information for Seniors

http://www.letyourhomepayyou.com/

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Talking Financial Literacy is produced in collaboration among the MS in Adult Education and HRD at Fordham University and The McGraw-Hill Companies.

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Ep 14 Caring for Your Parents

December 08, 2008 By: admin Category: budgets, calculators, cost of living, investments, mortgages, resources, retirement, student outcomes, teacher perspectives 1 Comment →


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In this episode, Mark and Kathy discuss the educational opportunities related to the stage of life in which we help take care of our parents, grandparents and other older adults. Our approach on this topic is to help educators and students develop a new understanding of personal literacy to reach different areas of their lives. This topic provides rich opportunities for family literacy, intergenerational dialogue, problem solving, research, embedded literacy projects and critical thinking.

While some teachers may have already experienced the need to do this and begun to negotiate the complex world of finance for elders, others may be less aware of the retirement needs, financial picture, living needs, rights and dangers, which surround elder care. This topic is a powerful to become conversant in to assist your students in exploring it.

 We emphasize to our listeners that we are not financial experts; our goal in this series to introduce resources, cast a view of financial literacy as personal literacy, and provide ideas and free resources for educators to use across curriculum and grade levels.

These episodes are not intended to provide financial advice or counsel. Please consult a certified financial planner and a lawyer who specializes in elder care to assist you in understanding your situation and to plan to meet your needs. If you take that step or encourage others to do likewise, because of this blog and podcast, we are immensely successful in our mission!

World Health Organization Data  2008elders

How long will you live in retirement: 20, 30, 40 years?

Check this out: Life expectancy in USA as of 2008

  • White women 81, Black women, 77
  •  White men 76, Black men, 70

Elder Financial Care Resources
Information to help understand the issues related to helping take care of older people in your family.

PBS Handbook Understanding Finances
Resources Directory Elder Financial Care

Financial Abuse

What is it?

Where does it come from?

How to prevent it!

[Click to read an informative document on this topic]

Senior/Elder Care Financial Services

Comprehensive Solutions for Seniors has helped many families make the most of their financial resources and assets to provide the best possible care for loved ones. Let our experience and knowledge work for you.

http://www.senioreldercare.com/financial_services.htm

Reverse Mortgage Information for Seniors

http://www.letyourhomepayyou.com/

 

Contact Us


You may contact Mark and Kathy by

Podcast Feed:

Our podcast feed is: http://feeds.feedburner.com/talkingfinlit


Talking Financial Literacy is produced in collaboration among the MS in Adult Education and HRD at Fordham University and The McGraw-Hill Companies.

  • (C) Talking Financial Literacy is copyrighted by The McGraw-Hill Companies, 2008. All rights reserved.

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