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John Evans

16 of the Best Financial Literacy Resources for 2015 | Edudemic - 4 views

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    "Money is a necessary tool, but like any other, it can easily lead its untrained users into uncomfortable - perhaps even painful - situations. So why, then is, financial literacy an educational requirement in less than half of the states in the U.S.? Students deserve to approach life armed with the knowledge they need to understand money matters. The following resources can give you insight into how to bring financial literacy into your classroom."
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How Much Does Google Really Know About You? #infographic ~ Visualistan - 6 views

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    "Google started as a search engine, but now it's one of the biggest collectors of data in the world. Whether it's your personal details, shopping habits, or even where you travel, Google has a lot of ways of keeping track of it. This infographic scratches the surface of Google's data collection systems."
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500 Prompts for Narrative and Personal Writing - NYTimes.com - 1 views

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    "Every school day since 2009 we've asked students a question based on an article in the New York Times. Five years later, we've collected 500 of them that invite narrative and personal writing and pulled them all together in one place. Consider it a companion to the list of 200 argumentative writing prompts we posted earlier this year."
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26 Questions Every Student Should Be Able To Answer - 0 views

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    "These questions are more about the student than you, your classroom, or education.

    What every student should know starts with themselves and moves outwards to your content area: self knowledge-> content knowledge.

    As an educator, your job is lead students to understanding, but student self-awareness and self-knowledge should precede that. These questions hit at a range of topics, but all revolve around that idea of a learner's identity.

    If it hasn't already come, the first day of school is probably imminent for you, and these kinds of questions could come in handy there as well. Get to know you type stuff. But they can also help set the tone in your classroom that introspection is a must, awareness and thinking are always-on, and self-knowledge is the ultimate goal of any system of learning."
John Evans

Handy Web Tools to Help You Grow Your Personal Learning Network ~ Educational Technolog... - 0 views

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    "Interested in expanding your Personal Learning Network over social media? Here are some tools to make you a social media pro."
John Evans

Free Technology for Teachers: Gen i Revolution - A Personal Finance Game for Middle Sch... - 1 views

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    "Gen i Revolution is an online game designed to help middle school and high school students develop and test their knowledge of concepts in personal finance. Gen i Revolution contains fifteen "missions" in which students have to select "operatives" to assist them. Each mission is designed to help someone make better personal financial decisions. Some of the mission topics include credit, budgeting, and investing for the future. "
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3 Resources to Build Your Personal Learning Network - 0 views

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    "Personal Learning Networks are becoming a popular way to learn from other educators. But how do you get started in creating a personal learning network, or PLN? I've put together a quick list of 3 resources that educators are using to build PLNs:"
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