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Julie Altmark

PearBudget | Really simple budgeting. - 3 views

    a simple (and cheap) answer to your personal finance needs. For just $3 a month, it can track your monthly expenses and help you increase your savings.To get started the site takes you through a quick five-step planning process, beginning with an assessment of how and where you want to save.  Then it inquires about your expenses (both fixed monthly and irregular). Finally you fill in your income.  The site will then create a review of your spending habits, including a dynamic list of savings for future purchases. Each month you'll fill in the your expenses using the Receipts category (this comes in handy at tax time as well, since you don't need to store them in a shoe box anymore). There's even a tag feature that allows you to group expenses together. Unlike Mint, Pear Budget emphasizes speed and simplicity. If you decide to register, you can set up an account in less than five minutes (and you can sign up for a free 30-day trial).
Martin Burrett

The Great Piggy Bank Adventure - 10 views

    This is a beautifully made 3D animated virtual board game which teaches about money and finance in a fun and entertaining way. Add money to your piggybank by completing tasks and making good choices.
Jerry Swiatek

GenI Revolution : Home - 12 views

    "Developed for middle school and high school students, this online game gives your students the chance to learn important personal finance skills as they play and compete against fellow classmates. The game includes fifteen Missions in which students attempt to help people in financial trouble. Students join the Gen I Revolution, strategically select their Operatives, and begin to explore and earn points as they work to complete each Mission."

Financial Literacy 101: Useful Tools for Recent College Grads | Clear View Education Blog - 0 views

    Learning to effectively manage finances can be a process of trial and error but grads can stack the deck in their favor by taking advantage of great online resources that can help them learn and keep track of where every penny of their paychecks is going.
Vicki Davis

What is digital fluency? | - 12 views

    "Crucially, the outcome of being digitally fluent relates to issues of responsibility, equity and access. We all have the right to fully participate in a digitally-enabled education system and in an increasingly digitised society. If we work with fluency in the way we use technologies, we are able to keep ourselves safe online and take full advantage of life chance opportunities such as being able to apply for work, manage our finances, or be part of our local community). "In the years ahead, digital fluency will become a prerequisite for obtaining jobs, participating meaningfully in society, and learning throughout a lifetime. (Resnick, 2002, p. 33) [via White, 2013]" As more services - health, civil, safety, even voting - move online, it has never been more important to ensure citizens are not disenfranchised from accessing services that are central to the well-being of all."
Vicki Davis

Education funding changes 'untenable' says NSW Premier - ABC News (Australian Broadcast... - 0 views

    Education is an issue around the world as demonstrated in this video from New South Wales Premier Barry O'Farrell. They have problems with "reneged deals with Federal and State governments." Education is in flux the world over, lest any one group of educators feel they are being singled out. This is largely caused by the information age. While the industrial age changed how people worked, the information age is fundamentally changing how people learn and those organizations that can adapt and progress will remain. Some towns suffered the loss of factories but kept their schools. What happens when the schools close? Integrate technology, blend learning, or the tightening finances world wide will make it hard for you to thrive in an education landscape increasingly mixed with education technology.

100 Free Academic Journals You Can Access Online - 0 views

    Whether you're seeking information about art, finance, or science, there's a free academic journal out there for you. Read on to find out about the wide variety of journals that you can use online for free.
Marie Coppolaro

US Treasury - Bad Credit Hotel - 0 views

    a game about managing personal finance; for middle and high school
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Wolfram Demonstrations Project - 0 views

    Offers interactive demonstrations of anything that can be modeled mathematically - bacteria growth, light refraction, supply and demand, etc. Running a demo requires Mathematica Player, which can be downloaded free, along with the demos
    About the Wolfram Demonstrations Project Conceived by Mathematica creator and scientist Stephen Wolfram as a way to bring computational exploration to the widest possible audience, the Wolfram Demonstrations Project is an open-code resource that uses dynamic computation to illuminate concepts in science, technology, mathematics, art, finance, and a remarkable range of other fields. Its daily-growing collection of interactive illustrations is created by Mathematica users from around the world, who participate by contributing innovative Demonstrations. Interactive computational resources have typically been scattered across the web--requiring specialized programming knowledge that's made them difficult and expensive to develop. As a result, their coverage has long been limited, and progress has been slow. In many ways, the Wolfram Demonstrations Project introduces a new paradigm for exploring ideas. The power to easily create interactive visualizations, once in the domain of computing experts alone, is now in the hands of every Mathematica user. Demonstrations can be created with just a few short lines of readable code, powered by the revolutionary advances in Mathematica. This opens the door for researchers, educators, students, and professionals at any level to create their own sophisticated mini-applications and publish them online.
Walter Antoniotti

Student Personal Finance - 3 views

Students Personal Finance Internet Library has learning materials for students of all ages, parents, and teachers.

administrator all_teachers edublogger curriculum math elementary edu_newapp middleschool

started by Walter Antoniotti on 18 Jul 17 no follow-up yet
Felix Gryffeth

A Beginner's Guide to Repaying Student Loans - The New York Times - 1 views

    I added this link to the Student Personal Finance Internet Library
Martin Burrett

Practical Money Skills - 1 views

    A nice collection of maths games and other resources to teach students about money.
Brendan Murphy

Chicago teachers strike: Years of labor peace come at high cost - - 1 views

  • Since 2009, the number of CPS teachers who do not work in charter schools has declined by nearly 1,700.
    • Brendan Murphy
      saving money by de-unionizing teachers
  • because they operate more cheaply by hiring nonunion teachers.
  • The teachers elected new leaders with a mandate to stem the tide of layoffs, school closings and charter schools while holding on to hard-won pay increases and retirement benefits.
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  • Emanuel made expanding the school day a centerpiece of his school reform package. That inflamed the issue of teacher compensation when contract negotiations already promised to be contentious.
  • Under Daley, CPS continually sought relief from making its full pension payments.
  • The salary increases not only have strained the annual budget, but also have made it increasingly difficult to fulfill promises made to retired teachers.
    • Brendan Murphy
      pay has always been 75% of a districts expenses, it should be planned for. It isn't like it is a surprise. 
  • This time, a change to the law required CPS to make its contributions only if the pension plan's funding level fell below 90 percent. At the time, the teachers' pension plan was more than fully funded, at 102 percent.
  • For the next decade, CPS contributed zero to teachers' retirements
Brett Campbell

Fire first, ask questions later? Comments on Recent Teacher Effectiveness Stu... - 4 views

  • For teachers with a relatively short track record in a given school, grade level and specific assignment, and schools with many such teachers, this statistical twist has little practical application, especially in the context of annual teacher evaluation and personnel decisions.
    "These are interesting findings. It's a really cool academic study. It's a freakin' amazing data set! But these findings cannot be immediately translated into what the headlines have suggested - that immediate use of value-added metrics to reshape the teacher workforce can lift the economy, and increase wages across the board! The headlines and media spin have been dreadfully overstated and deceptive. Other headlines and editorial commentary has been simply ignorant and irresponsible. (No Mr. Moran, this one study did not, does not, cannot negate the vast array of concerns that have been raised about using value-added estimates as blunt, heavily weighted instruments in personnel policy in school systems.)"
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