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Episode 47: Professor Emerita Meets Elmo

February 18, 2012 By: admin Category: budgets, Educational programs, games, interviews, introduction, resources 7 Comments →

Who can resist Elmo, even when teaching Financial Literacy? Photo of Professor Holden at Sesame Street

That was the brilliance behind the plan when the Sesame Workshop contacted Karen Holden, Professor Emerita of Public Affairs and Consumer Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Ms. Holden was one of six advisers invited to discuss with Sesame Workshop what the fundamental lessons are for very young children in Financial Literacy – lessons that could be and should be taught to preschool children, especially from diverse families and communities. These six experts produced a body of professional content and opinion to inform Sesame Workshop in Financial Literacy.

What a great way to help youngsters grasp fundamental concepts of Financial Literacy Sesame Workshop developed!

And… maybe there will be some fabulous discussion in their families as they ask questions….

Links related to this episode:

“Karen Holden advises Sesame Street financial education initiative” (Article) – University of Wisconsin – Madison News (Online Magazine) http://www.news.wisc.edu/19344

(Recommended by Karen)
The National Endowment for Financial Education
http://www.nefe.org/?gclid=CPmfkeT9wK0CFRBb7AodJHxYBw

After the interview, Karen shared the following links and information concerning the piece that led Sesame Workshop to contact her:

“I suspect Sesame Workshop found the following, the final report of the first phase of the study we were doing”
http://www.cuna.org/newsnow/09/system060209-8.html?ref=hed
A news article on the study:

http://www.cuna.org/newsnow/09/system060209-8.html?ref=hed

The cognitive development part of that report is now a separate article:

Scheinholtz, Laura., Karen. Holden and Charles. Kalish (available October, 2011) “Cognitive Development and Children’s Understanding of Personal Finance.” In Douglas Lamdin (Ed). Consumer Knowledge and Financial Decisions: Lifespan Perspectives. New York, NY: Springer.

Karen explains who her coauthors are: Laura was a graduate student working with us, one of Chuck’s students. I might have mentioned another study of teachers, survey results I inferred to mean that teachers were thinking of “financial education” as too complicated, making a link to their more complex financial lives than the basic tools students need to learn. That study is:

Wendy Way and Karen Holden. (2009). Outstanding AFCPE Conference Paper – Teachers’ Background and Capacity to Teach Personal Finance: Results of a National Study. Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning, 20(2), 65-79”

Video Content for Young Learners – Sesame Street® “For Me, for You, for Later”

http://www.sesamestreet.org/parents/topicsandactivities/toolkits/save

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Episode 40 We Haven’t Seen Anything Yet! Year 2 Wrap-Up

March 12, 2011 By: admin Category: bankruptcy, business, curriculum, globalization, introduction, resources, stock market, student outcomes, unemployment No Comments →

Looking Back and Ahead-

The Future is…

About Financial Literacy Education!

In this episode Kathy and Mark deliver a rousing discussion of where our nation and world is in the context of  financial literacy education as we record the final episode of the series 2nd year  in mid-February 2011.
It is snowy and cold in NJ and a bright sunny day in FL as our co-hosts record a remote podcast in their new format. (Kathy and her family moved to Florida in summer of 2010.)
Join us for reflection, and retrospection about what has transpired acorss the nation and most recently in the Middle East.
  • Does it connect with financial literacy?
  • What will it mean?
  • Will it last?
While we do not have a crystal ball, we know what we are seeing and can share the perspective of people informed in financial literacy education and pedagogy.
In addition what financial crisis has run through the USA in recent months? And do you know it will affect you students’ future education choices?
Listen in to find out.
Again no futuristic answers, but many issues are raised that the gernal public is not considering and which will crystalize in the coming months and years
Invitations for our listeners also abound and we finish up with a teacher’s rendition of our thanks to McGraw-Hill Companies for funding Year 3.

Resources Related to this Episode

ON THE ROAD

Upcoming Events by Kathy and Mark

  • USF Faculty Presentation on Podcasting- Tampa, FL March 23, 2011- Dr. Kathy King
  • Dr. King’s Induction into Hall of Fame for International Adult and Continuing Education- Dr. King, Toronto, Canada, April 6-8, 2011
  • NCEA Conference Presentation – New Orleans, LA, April 26-27, 2011- Dr. Kathy King
  • AERC-CASAE Conference Presentation- Toronto, Canada, June 9-12, 2011- Dr. Kathy King
  • ISTE Conference Presentation – Philadelphia, PA, June 26-29, 2011- Dr. Kathy King
  • International Technology Conference- Portugal – July 2011- Dr. King (not yet confirmed)
  • Distance Learning Conference – Madison WI – Aug 2-4, 2011 Dr. King (not yet confirmed)
  • Educause Conference -Dr. King (not yet confirmed)

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  • (C) Talking Financial Literacy is copyrighted by The McGraw-Hill Companies, 2008 – 2011. All rights reserved.

See TransformationEd.com for full details of speaking engagements and opportunities to meet Dr King and Mark.

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Episode 39: Teacher Reviews & Responses from ISTE / NECC Conference

March 08, 2011 By: admin Category: curriculum, Educational programs, interviews, introduction, resources, student outcomes, teacher perspectives 3 Comments →

How well does

Talking Fin Lit Podcast

measure up?

Mark shares an exciting report from the floor of the conference from hundreds of  teachers, PDers, administrators and tech coordinators!

Financial literacy education is “in demand” more than ever as more scools and teachers have realized the extreme need.

The result? Teachers, staff developers and tech coordinators are scrambling to find quality resources.

At ISTE NECC 2010 the great news is they discovered (like you have!!) that Talking Fin Lit Podcast and website provides a storehouse of resources. But that is not all! Our podcast discusses the  value and application of those resources for  teaching and learning in specific content areas.

Join us to hear what was being discussed, questions posed and the resulting direction it provides for the series as we get ready for Year 3 of Talking Fin Lit!

Resources Related to this Episode

  • More ISTE Teacher comments and conversations with Mark (Coming soon)

ON THE ROAD

Upcoming Events by Kathy and Mark

  • USF Faculty Presentation on Educational Research- Tampa, FL Feb 23, 2011- Dr. Kathy King
  • USF Faculty Presentation on Podcasting- Tampa, FL March 23, 2011- Dr. Kathy King
  • Dr. King’s Induction into Hall of Fame for International Adult and Continuing Education- Dr. King, Toronto, Canada, April 6-8, 2011
  • NCEA Conference Presentation – New Orleans, LA, April 26-27, 2011- Dr. Kathy King
  • AERC-CASAE Conference Presentation- Toronto, Canada, June 9-12, 2011- Dr. Kathy King
  • ISTE Conference Presentation – Philadelphia, PA, June 26-29, 2011- Dr. Kathy King
  • International Technology Conference- Portugal – July 2011- Dr. King (not yet confirmed)

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  • (C) Talking Financial Literacy is copyrighted by The McGraw-Hill Companies, 2008 – 2011. 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 emailing us at
podcast@talkingfinlit.org

Podcast Feed:

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


Talking Financial Literacy is produced in collaboration among Dr. Kathleen King and Mark Gura  and The McGraw-Hill Companies.

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Episode 38: Author Interview: Sonia Levitin, Boom Town and Beyond

February 15, 2011 By: admin Category: curriculum, interviews, introduction, literacy test 1 Comment →

Author! Author!

Boom Town and more with Sonia Levitin- Don’t miss this grand Talking Fin Lit Podcast event !


Come listen in to an exciting interview with the award-winning author, Sonia Levitin. Join us as Levitan describes how she got her start in writing, tells about some of the inspiration for her books (including the much-acclaimed “Boom Town”), and shares some of the values she thinks can be drawn from what she writes. Finally, listen to some of the new developments and projects she’s working on, from a new book to a stage musical! Tune in and listen to another exciting episode of Talking Financial Literacy!

Boom Town Book Description

Bored by cabin life in the sparse settlement, Amanada figures out how to bake a gooseberry pie in the family’s crude wood stove. Soon prospectors are paying for her pies, and her business success spills over to the other folks who’ve decided to settle there.


Sonia Levitin’s Author Website: http://www.sonialevitin.com/index2.html

More Resources related to this author interview!

Also by Sonia Levitin, Junkman’s Daughter

Sonia Levitin Author Page at Amazon

  • All her available books are listed here
  • Her biography
  • And the ability to begin a discussion about her books- Great opportunity for teachers to discuss how they are using the books in classrooms.

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ON THE ROAD

Upcoming Events by Kathy and Mark

  • FETC Conference Presentation- Orlando, FL, Feb 3, 2011- Dr. Kathy King
  • USF Faculty Presentation- Tampa, FL Feb 23, 2011- Dr. Kathy King
  • NCEA Conference Presentation – New Orleans, LA, April 26-27, 2011- Dr. Kathy King
  • AERC-CASAE Conference Presentation- Toronto, Canada, June 9-12, 2011- Dr. Kathy King
  • ISTE Conference Presentation – Philadelphia, PA, June 26-29, 2011- Dr. Kathy King


Leave a comment here on the blog/site

  • (C) Talking Financial Literacy is copyrighted by The McGraw-Hill Companies, 2008 – 2011. 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 emailing us at
podcast@talkingfinlit.org

Podcast Feed:

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


Talking Financial Literacy is produced in collaboration among Dr. Kathleen King and Mark Gura and The McGraw-Hill Companies.

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Episode 36: Author, Deborah Hopkinson Penny Auctions, Strawberry Farms and More!

January 20, 2011 By: admin Category: bank accounts, budgets, cost of living, entrepreneurship, games, interviews, introduction, investments, resources, student outcomes 231 Comments →


Author!   Author!

Join us for an insightful interview with Deborah Hopkinson, the celebrated author of children’s fiction and nonfiction.  Deborah discusses with us the inspiration for her new book, “Saving Strawberry Farm,” and the lessons it has embedded within it related to financial literacy.

  • What’s this book about?
  • What new projects is this author of more than forty books working on?

Tune in and turn it up to find out more about integrating financial literacy in literacy and other content areas

Resources for this Episode

More Related Resources and Articles


Meet Deborah Hopkinson!

Author Deborah HopkinsonDeborah Hopkinson is the author of more than 40 books for young readers including picture books, short fiction, and nonfiction. Her historical fiction picture books often illuminate the lives of ordinary people or forgotten figures in history. She has won the SCBWI Golden Kite Award for picture book text twice. A frequent speaker in schools and conferences, she works to help bring history alive and encourage young readers to practice critical thinking and historical thinking skills.

Deborah’s award-winning works include Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt, winner of the 1994 International Reading association Award; A Band of Angels, an ALA Notable title which also won the Golden Kite Award and was a Jane Addams award honor book; Under the Quilt of Night, winner of the Washington State Book Award, Bluebird Summer, a Golden Kite Award Honor Book, and Girl Wonder, winner of the Great Lakes Book Award and a 2004 Jane Addams Award honor book

Her 2006 book, Sky Boys, How They Built the Empire State Building, was an ALA Notable and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor book, while Up Before Daybreak, Cotton and People in America, won a Carter G. Woodson Award and an ALA Notable book. Shutting out the Sky, Life in the Tenements of New York 1880-1924, was an honor book for the NCTE Orbis Pictus award, a Jane Addams Award honor book, an IRA Teachers’ Choice, and a James Madison Award Honor Book. Apples to Oregon won the Golden Kite Award and Spur Storytelling Award and was an ALA Notable book.

Sweet Land of Liberty was named an IRA Teachers Choice and a Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People 2008 . Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek, a Junior Library Guild Selection, published in Fall 2008, received three starred reviews and was an ALA Notable book and was named winner of the Comstock Award.

A three-time Oregon Book Award finalist, she won in 2009, receiving the Eloise Jarvis McGraw Award in 2009 for Keep On! The Story of Matthew Henson, Co-Discoverer of the North Pole. Also in 2009 Home on the Range, John Lomax and His Cowboy Songs, received two starred reviews and was a Junior Library Guild Selection, as was Stagecoach Sal, which was named a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2009. Other new books in 2009 included Michelle and First Family, both illustrated by AG Ford. In 2010 Deborah published The Humblebee Hunter, about Charles Darwin and his children, which received a starred review from Publishers Weekly.

Deborah received a bachelor’s degree in English at the University of Massachusetts and holds a master’s degree in Asian Studies from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She lives near Portland, Oregon, where she serves as Vice President for College Advancement for the Pacific Northwest College of Art.


ON THE ROAD

Upcoming Events by Kathy and Mark

  • TSEA Conference Keynote- Austin TX – Jan 27, 2011- Dr. Kathy King
  • FETC Conference Presentation- Orlando, FL, Feb 3, 2011- Dr. Kathy King
  • USF Faculty Presentation- Tampa, FL Feb 23, 2011- Dr. Kathy King
  • NCEA Conference Presentation – New Orleans, LA, April 26-27, 2011- Dr. Kathy King
  • AERC-CSAE Conference Presentation- Toronto, Canada, June 9-12, 2011- Dr. Kathy King
  • ISTE Conference Presentation – Philadelphia, PA, June 26-29, 2011- Dr. Kathy King


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  • (C) Talking Financial Literacy is copyrighted by The McGraw-Hill Companies, 2008 – 2011. 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 emailing us at
podcast@talkingfinlit.org

Podcast Feed:

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


Talking Financial Literacy is produced in collaboration among Dr. Kathleen King and Mark Gura  and The McGraw-Hill Companies.

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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-

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  • (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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Ep 26, Fin Lit Series II Commences

January 04, 2010 By: admin Category: curriculum, globalization, interviews, introduction, resources, student outcomes, teacher perspectives, unemployment No Comments →


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Join in the tremendous excitement worldwide…..
Video as Midnight 12-31-09 the world celebrates Talking Financial Literacy Series II impending announcements (According to CNN it seems) ??  fireworks-2010The world celebrates Series II (According to CNN it seems) ??


Kathy and Mark welcome listeners back to Series II of Talking Fin Lit. They share many new developments including new features, a model for financial literacy integration and ways for listeners to potentially be part of the show. This is your personal invitation to be part of the Fin Lit Community- Let’s support educators.

Continuing the global conversation about personal

financial literacy for educators on

Talking Financial Literacy Podcast

 

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Talking Financial Literacy Podcast featured in Business Week Sept 2009, Metro NYC edition. Click here to see entire article about unique financial literacy efforts and programs across educational contexts.

 

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Facebook page for Financial Literacy:   

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

Invitation for Listeners to Particpate in the show

Listen to the details in episode 26 and then email Mark and Kathy about what you have to share.  Email us at podcast ( at) talkingfinlit.org

 ON THE ROAD – Coming Events

  • January 2010  –    Kathy at FETC 2010 (Orlando FL)
  • April 2010 –  Kathy at NCEA 2010 (St Paul MN)
  • May 2010  — Kathy at AERA 2010 (Denver, CO)
  • June 2010 — Mark and Kathy at ISTE NECC 2010 (Denver, CO)

See Transformationed.com for full details fo speaking engagements and opportunites to meet Dr King and Mark.. we enjoy meeting our podcast community!

Contact Us


You may contact Mark and Kathy by

  • leaving a comment here on the blog/site

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 – 2009. All rights reserved.

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Episode 8 Talking Fin Lit – The Inside Story

September 17, 2008 By: admin Category: calculators, curriculum, globalization, interviews, introduction, mortgages, resources, teacher perspectives No Comments →


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Talking Fin Lit Meets Transformation Ed LIVE! 

This is a very  special – cross-country feature in order to bring you “the inside scoop” about your favorite personal financial literacy podcast.
The tables get turned and Mark and Kathy are interview by another podcaster! This episode provides the inside story on what is Talking Financial Literacy Podcast and how it came about? Just what exactly makes this series tick?TE LIVE! Podcast Hosts Paige Eissinger of Transformation Education LIVE! asks pressing and curious questions about the Talking Fin Lit Series.Topics range from living on your credit line for necessities, to faulty mortgage lending possibilities, students targets for  credit card companies, and how BIG is financial literacy in our lives.

 Including the discussion, “When do we stop learning this topic?”

We are students of financial literacy for the rest of our lives.

Whether we want to be or not.

 Mark Gura

The Magical Math of A Virtual Interview:

3 Hosts + 1 Interviewer + 2 Interviewees + 2 Two Podcasts =

Resources, Info and Fun

All in the form of the  “Inside Scoop on Talking Fin Lit!”

RESOURCES

  • Transformation Education LIVE!
    • www.transformationed.com/podcast
    • Series focused on technology, daily live and transforamtion! This podcast is developed and produced by Paige and Kathy on a bi-weekly basis.
    • It is very unique in that you can call-in or join the chat room to participated during the show’s live recording.
    • Details at the website
  • The Teacher’s Podcast
    • www.teacherspodcast.org
    • A professional development podcast for teachers across content ares. This is Mark and Kathy’s flagship series where it all started in 2005.
    • Topics range from web resources, critical educational news items, interviews and curriculum ideas.GetCalculator-logo
    • We are on our 2nd generation of this series with a cumulative 138 episodes
    • Details at the website.

  • Mortgage Calculators

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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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Episode 3: Reality Check in Financial Literacy!

June 10, 2008 By: drkpking Category: bank accounts, budgets, calculators, cost of living, curriculum, Educational programs, games, globalization, introduction, loans, mortgages, resources, teacher perspectives 4 Comments →

Online Resources for Classroom Use AND

Materials that Will Assist Learners See Financial Realities

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How often are you looking for resources to make your math classes, social studies, global studies, history or economics classes relevant and interesting! We have found the resources for you. Featuring online resources such as Jump$tart’s Reality Check, Choice Nerd’s Budget tools, CNN Money’s calculators and also inflation calculators cost of living calculators, and credit card calculators to use as powerful ready-made tools for teaching and learning.
ISTE NECC 2008 MEETUP for TTPOD
Special, Stunning Announcement about the ISTE NECC MEET-UP!

  • June 30, 2008- San Antonio, TX
  • You are invited!
  • Raffle prizes from Otterbox for iPods and iPhones
  • Learning and networking opps- even be part of a podcast
  • You are invited! Read more…

Articles & Items for this Episode of

Talking Fin Lit

1. Article: School promotes financial literacy (dailyillini.com – The Associated Press)

2. Highlighted Resource – Jumpstart’s Reality Check (Jumpstart Coalition) http://www.jumpstart.org/realitycheck/pgv_money_rc_main.html

“Okay…we’re not going to bore you with a lot of details here. Simply put: we want you to imagine how you want to live once you’re on your own. What kind of car are you going to buy? Where are you going to live? Do you love to go to the movies or to the clubs every weekend? Remember, it’s your life, you can do whatever you want…or can you?

Imagine the possibilities…then take our simple test. Fill in your choices and then get ready for a reality check! Chances are you’ll be surprised by how much your so called “Dream Life” is going to cost you…”

Additional Online Resources:

More types of interactive calculators than you can imagine! Listen in as we explore just a few of the ways you may teach a variety of content lessons with learners of all ages.

  1. Sample budget (online) from Choice Nerd
  2. Cost of Living Calculators from CNN Money.com

a) How far will my salary go in another city? http://cgi.money.cnn.com/tools/costofliving/costofliving.html also – http://www.bankrate.com/brm/movecalc.asp

b) Ideal Budget”You only have so much money — make sure you’re spending it in the right places.” http://cgi.money.cnn.com/tools/budget101/budget_101.jsp

c) Salary Wizard http://salary.money.cnn.com/salarywizard/layoutscripts/swzl_newsearch.asp

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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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Introduction

February 14, 2008 By: admin Category: interviews, introduction, resources, teacher perspectives No Comments →

Welcome to Talking Financial Literacy! We are very pleased to have you with us for this new podcast series about Financial Literacy Education and personal finance. We encourage you to explore our episodes and resources as they emerge and share your needs for future content and resources.

Not only does this podcast and blog site offer a powerful resource, but we hope it will develop into a vibrant learning community, as well. This latter possibility depends on the participation of listeners, so please help us shape Talking Financial Literacy.

Enjoy the fullest experience by listening, exploring the resources, and sharing your suggestions and comments.

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


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