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Martin Burrett

Practical Money Skills - 1 views

    A nice collection of maths games and other resources to teach students about money.
Martin Burrett

Spent - 7 views

    A social economic game where you are presented with lots of financial challenge. Can you make it to the end of the month?
Ben Rimes

Open Source Ecology Global Construction Kit - 8 views

    Open source global construction kit designed to help developing communities and nations rapidly build materials, structures, and a functioning community with a small number of self-built machines. Prototypes for a few of the 40 machines in the global construction kit have already been made, and are demonstrated in the video.

Planet Orange - Home - 8 views

    Sign in and practice your money math skills!
Roland O'Daniel

Federal Reserve Economic Data - FRED - St. Louis Fed - 5 views

    Want to let students explore with real data then welcome to FRED® (Federal Reserve Economic Data), a database of 25,176 U.S. economic time series. With FRED® you can download data in Microsoft Excel and text formats and view charts of data series. Students can explore data, create models & hypothesis, and test their models as the year progresses. If their models aren't working they can go back to their original data set and make changes based on what they've learned and see how those predictions work on new data. The best part is the variety of data that is available.  We plan to continually improve FRED® and encourage you to send feedback through our contact form.
Melinda Waffle

Budget Puzzle: You Fix the Budget - Interactive Feature - - 5 views

    Interactive Budget Puzzle, looking at ways to fix the national budget. Great potential for debate & discussion in an economics class.
Vicki Davis

Gapminder: Unveiling the beauty of statistics for a fact based world view. - - 11 views

    Fascinating way to dispel myths and stereotypes of all kinds: look at the data. It doesn't lie. It's much easier to see the way Hans Rosling presents it at
    A student on netgened shared this with me based upon his topic "visual data analysis." This is an amazing repository of statistics shown in very cool ways. Great for social sciences.
Clif Mims

Whyville! - 12 views

    "Whyville is a virtual world geared for teen and pre-teen girls and boys. Whyville's millions of registered "citizens" come from all over to learn, create, and have fun together. Whyville is their world. Whyville has places to go, things to do, and of course, people to see. Whyville has its own newspaper, its own Senators, its own beach, museum, City Hall and town square, its own suburbia, and even its own economy - citizens earn "clams" by playing educational games. And much, much, much more!"
David Hilton

U.S. National Debt Clock : Real Time - 11 views

    EXTREMELY cool graphic for demonstrating the size of US public debt to students in a clear, visual manner. The sources for the figures seem reliable.
Ginger Lewman

Welcome to Piggy Bank Inc.!.content { top: 18px; } - 14 views

    Financial literacy for kids. Watch deposits/withdrawals for multiple accounts, similar to a real bank. Interest included!
Fred Delventhal

The Value of United States Currency in Circulation - 1 views

    We look into how much paper currency and coin production is in circulation, and some interesting facts surrounding the U.S. Mint's production.

Shai Agassi's bold plan for electric cars | Video on - 0 views

    I think this is an OUTSTANDING video for an economics class. There are so many questions that you could pose for discussion, too. "All electric cars sounds perfect, doesn't it? But, how will we generate the electricity for that demand?" Or, on a deeper social studies level, "DIscuss what you think would happen to those countries like Saudi Arabia and Iraq whose economy is based on oil production? Support your thoughts." Do yourself a favor and watch this video. Then send it to every economics teacher you know.
    Another excellent TED video! THis one is perfect for your Economics classes.
Felix Gryffeth

In Tough Times, the Humanities Must Justify Their Worth - - 0 views

  • The study of the humanities evolved during the 20th century “to focus almost entirely on personal intellectual development,” said Richard M. Freeland, the Massachusetts commissioner of higher education. “But what we haven’t paid a lot of attention to is how students can put those abilities effectively to use in the world. We’ve created a disjunction between the liberal arts and sciences and our role as citizens and professionals.”Mr. Freeland is part of what he calls a revolutionary movement to close the “chasm in higher education between the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs.” The Association of American Colleges and Universities recently issued a report arguing the humanities should abandon the “old Ivory Tower view of liberal education” and instead emphasize its practical and economic value.
  • Derek Bok, a former president of Harvard and the author of several books on higher education, argues, “The humanities has a lot to contribute to the preparation of students for their vocational lives.” He said he was referring not only to writing and analytical skills but also to the type of ethical issues raised by new technology like stem-cell research. But he added: “There’s a lot more to a liberal education than improving the economy. I think that is one of the worst mistakes that policy makers often make — not being able to see beyond that.” Anthony T. Kronman, a professor of law at Yale and the author of “Education’s End: Why Our Colleges and Universities Have Given Up on the Meaning of Life,” goes further. Summing up the benefits of exploring what’s called “a life worth living” in a consumable sound bite is not easy, Mr. Kronman said. But “the need for my older view of the humanities is, if anything, more urgent today,” he added, referring to the widespread indictment of greed, irresponsibility and fraud that led to the financial meltdown. In his view this is the time to re-examine “what we care about and what we value,” a problem the humanities “are extremely well-equipped to address.”
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