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Episode 34: Rod Hames – New Life for Middle School Economics

September 21, 2010 By: admin Category: business, curriculum, games, interviews, resources, teacher perspectives 1 Comment →

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Rod Hames is a teacher at Crews Middle School in Lawrenceville, Georgia, teaching Computer Science and  Business. Mark met Rod at the ISTE 2010 Conference in Denver where both were presenting. Rod has distinguished himself in teaching the Stock Market and numerous other aspects of business and economics by developing creative ways to make these subjects come alive for today’s middle school students. An area of particular interest in Rod’s work is his use of research into student engagement which he applies to the teaching of financial literacy.

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Resources and Articles Mentioned

Rod’s ISTE Presentation Link(s):

Session Title Stock Market Simulations: Bullish on Engagement, Blogs, and Brainy Work”

Session PowerPoint:

All Terrain Brain

Stock Mkt game

Hot Shot Business

Virtual Stock Exchange

Biz Kids

Student Engagement Links and References

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Invitation for Listeners to Participate in the Show

Listen to the details in episode 29 and then email Mark and Kathy about what you have to share. Email us at podcast ( at) talkingfinlit.org

ON THE ROAD

Upcoming

  • AAACE Clearwater, FL Presentations (several on technology) – Oct. 24-29, 2010 – Dr. Kathy King
  • TSEA Conference- Austin TX – Jan 27, 2011- Dr. Kathy King
  • FETC Orlando, FL presentation Feb 3, 2011- Dr. Kathy King


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Episode 33: Teacher Deb Dakken and Singlehood

September 18, 2010 By: admin Category: curriculum, interviews, resources, teacher perspectives No Comments →


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Join us for a fascinating interview and great resources in this episode as we interview Deb Dakken, a 7th grade teacher in the Northwood-Kensett Community School District in Northwood, Iowa.  She discusses what first drew her into financial literacy, and how she has managed to draw her students into and engage them in courses that involve their financial future, as well as the meaning of the term “singlehood.”  Deb also discusses the impact computers have had on her teaching, and what it is like to run a class without textbooks.  Join us and listen to these two experienced educators discuss what they have learned about teaching financial literacy.

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Resources and Articles Mentioned

Facebook page for Financial Literacy:

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Welcome to the Talking Financial Literacy Community @ Facebook . We hope folks will join us to share links, photos, comments and discussion. But the discussion board will especially be a space to share resources, plans for integrating financial literacy in classes and support as all of us pose new ideas. ho will be first and second to share who

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they are, their basic interests in this area and any needs or resources?

Invitation for Listeners to Participate in the Show

Listen to the details in episode 29 and then email Mark and Kathy about what you have to share. Email us at podcast ( at) talkingfinlit.org

ON THE ROAD

Upcoming

  • AAACE Clearwater, FL: Presentations (several on technology) – Oct. 2010 – Dr. Kathy King
  • TSEA Conference- Austin TX – Jan 27, 2011- Dr. Kathy King
  • FETC Orlando, FL presentation Feb 3, 2011- Dr. Kathy King as a featured speaker


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Episode 32:Econkids Take Financial Literacy to New Levels

September 08, 2010 By: admin Category: bank accounts, budgets, charity, Educational programs, entrepreneurship, introduction, investments, loans, resources, stock market, taxes, unemployment 3 Comments →

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Ms. Rodgers is the Project Director of the RUTGERS UNIVERSITY PROJECT ON ECONOMICS AND CHILDREN, and has spent the past several years heading up this project with her coauthor.  Listen as she explains the origins of her project and the depth of the study she’s gone through to bring us one of the most user-friendly and useful resources for children’s financial literacy on the web.

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY PROJECT ON ECONOMICS AND CHILDREN

MISSION:
The website for the Rugters project provides teachers, parents, and volunteers with ideas for using children’s literature to introduce economics to children.  We review new books from leading publishers and makes selections for “Book of the Month” and “Top Five” categories.

Unlike many of the existing websites on economics education, EconKids focuses on younger students in elementary school.  Its user-friendly design can help to generate quick teaching ideas that are based on current research in economics and education.

WEBSITE FEATURES:

Top 5 Books By Concept. Instructors can click on an economics concept to get a list of our “Top Five” choices for acclaimed children’s books that use enjoyable stories to teach an economics lesson. The selection of all books is based on objective research criteria and on direct experience in teaching with the books.

Book of the Month. Some of these books are not to be missed.  Check our current and previous picks for “Book of the Month” when looking for excellent book ideas in devising reading strategies and social studies lesson plans.

New Books. Stay up to date with this link to high-quality, newly-published children’s books with valuable economics lessons.  Our original reviews  focus on how economics concepts are woven into each book.

Research. Interested readers can download working papers on economics education directly from the EconKids website.  The research papers focus on pedagogical strategies, economics content standards, assessment tools in economics education, and how children learn economics.

Content Standards. This page contains links to all the states’ content standards in economics.

Text-to-World Connections. These books can be used to explore “text-to-world” connections in which students relate the ideas from their books to the economic world around them.  Examples include the 2006 Nobel Prize winners for Peace and for Economics.

Helpful Links. Here you will find a short list of organizations with the most useful resources for promoting economic and financial literacy among students of all age.

(Taken with Respect from the EconKids website)

The project’s website,” EconKids”: http://econkids.rutgers.edu/

Research by Yana and colleagues about teaching Economics/Financial Literacy through Literature: http://econkids.rutgers.edu/index.php?option=com_content&task=category&sectionid=33&id=91&Itemid=193

Dandi Daley Mackalls “Rudy Rides the Rails” book and resources.

A professional writer for over 20 years, Dandi Daley Mackall has written dozens of articles for popular magazines and published around 400 books for children and adults alike, with sales of over 4 million. A frequent guest on radio and television talk shows, she lives in rural Ohio with her husband, three children, horses, dogs, & cats.

- Review of Rudy Rides the Rails: http://econkids.rutgers.edu/component/content/article/117-unemployment/810-rudy-rides-the-rails-a-depression-era-story

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Facebook page for Financial Literacy:

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Welcome to the Talking Financial Literacy Community @ Facebook. We hope folks will join us to share links, photos, comments and discussion. But the discussion board will especially be a space to share resources, plans for integrating financial literacy in classes and support as all of us pose new ideas. Who will be first and second to share who

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they are, their basic interests in this area and any needs or resources?

Invitation for Listeners to Participate in the Show

Listen to the details in episode 31 and then email Mark and Kathy about what you have to share. Email us at podcast ( at) talkingfinlit.org

ON THE ROAD

  • Dr. Kathy King spoke at Westmoreland Community College in Youngwood, PA 8/16/10

Upcoming

  • AAACE Clearwater, FL – Oct. 2010
    • - Dr. Kathy King presentations (several on technology)
  • TSEA Conference- Austin TX – Jan 27, 2011- Dr. Kathy King
  • FETC Orlando, FL -
    • Dr. Kathy King featured presenter Feb 3, 2011-

Leave a comment here on the blog/site

  • (C) Talking Financial Literacy is copyrighted by The McGraw-Hill Companies, 2008 – 2010. All rights reserved.

See TransformationEd.com for full details of speaking engagements and opportunities to meet Dr King and Mark. We enjoy meeting our podcast community!

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.

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Episode 31- The New York Public Library and Financial Literacy

September 06, 2010 By: admin Category: bank accounts, bankruptcy, budgets, calculators, cost of living, interviews, investments, mortgages, resources, retirement 1 Comment →

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connect with NY City Public Library Kathleen Kalmes is a Financial Resource Specialist who works with the New York Public Library (NYPL) to better educate people about financial literacy.  In this exciting interview, Kathleen discusses some of the features of the NYPL’s Science Industry, and Business Library website- included in which are sections on stocks, bond investing, retirement, and much much more.  Kathleen also discusses about the various programs the library offers, available for free to educate the public.  Please join us and listen in as Kathleen describes what impact and what resources the Library has available to help those who are struggling in this troubled economic time.

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financial literacy for educators on

Talking Financial Literacy Podcast


Facebook page for Financial Literacy:

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Welcome to the Talking Financial Literacy Community @ Facebook. We hope folks will join us to share links, photos, comments and discussion. But the discussion board will especially be a space to share resources, plans for integrating financial literacy in classes and support as all of us pose new ideas. Who will be first and second to share who

facebk-finlit

they are, their basic interests in this area and any needs or resources?

Invitation for Listeners to Participate in the Show

Listen to the details in episode 31 and then email Mark and Kathy about what you have to share. Email us at podcast ( at) talkingfinlit.org

ON THE ROAD

  • Dr. Kathy King spoke at Westmoreland Community College in Youngwood, PA 8/16/10

Upcoming

  • AAACE Clearwater, FL – Oct. 2010
    • - Dr. Kathy King presentations (several on technology)
  • TSEA Conference- Austin TX – Jan 27, 2011- Dr. Kathy King
  • FETC Orlando, FL -
    • Dr. Kathy King featured presenter Feb 3, 2011-

Leave a comment here on the blog/site

  • (C) Talking Financial Literacy is copyrighted by The McGraw-Hill Companies, 2008 – 2010. All rights reserved.

See TransformationEd.com for full details of speaking engagements and opportunities to meet Dr King and Mark. We enjoy meeting our podcast community!

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.

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Episode 30- Junior Achievement

September 03, 2010 By: admin Category: entrepreneurship, resources No Comments →

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Junior achievement logo Join us for an exciting episode as we speak with Marina Leight about her recent experiences as a volunteer educator. Marina Leight, is a VP with a major US media company. This past year she “volunteered” to teach a Junior Achievement course for her daughter, Alex’s 4th grade class. Marina has a background in Education, having been a public school elementary grade teacher, and then moving on to become the Editor in Chief of Converge, a prominent Education publication.  This exciting experience with the fourth grade class spans problem solving, resource management, teamwork, and creative development, all while giving elementary-aged students a chance to see how finance really works!  Enjoy the episode and the insights it gives to the Junior Achievement program, and listen closely so you don’t miss the Surprise Guest!

Resources – Junior Achievement

http://www.jasac.org/programs.htm and  http://www.ja.org/


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Facebook page for Financial Literacy:

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Welcome to the Talking Financial Literacy Community @ Facebook. We hope folks will join us to share links, photos, comments and discussion. But the discussion board will especially be a space to share resources, plans for integrating financial literacy in classes and support as all of us pose new ideas. Who will be first and second to share who

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they are, their basic interests in this area and any needs or resources?

Invitation for Listeners to Participate in the Show

Listen to the details in episode 30 and then email Mark and Kathy about what you have to share. Email us at podcast ( at) talkingfinlit.org

ON THE ROAD

  • Dr. Kathy King spoke at Westmoreland Community College in Youngwood, PA 8/16/10

Upcoming

  • AAACE Clearwater, FL – Oct. 2010
    • - Dr. Kathy King presentations (several on technology)
  • TSEA Conference- Austin TX – Jan 27, 2011- Dr. Kathy King
  • FETC Orlando, FL -
    • Dr. Kathy King featured presenter Feb 3, 2011-

Leave a comment here on the blog/site

  • (C) Talking Financial Literacy is copyrighted by The McGraw-Hill Companies, 2008 – 2010. All rights reserved.

See TransformationEd.com for full details of speaking engagements and opportunities to meet Dr King and Mark. We enjoy meeting our podcast community!

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.

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