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April 7, 2010

Financial Literacy on the Computer

Yesterday’s Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel chronicled multiple computer programs teachers are using in the classroom to try and enhance students’ experiences in the classroom. One of those programs was constructed by the Council for Economic Education. The Council’s new game aims to teach financial literacy to middle and high school students. An exciting feature of the game allows students to compete online against one another. Students look to prevent an infestation of financial literacy misinformation and missteps, known as the “Murktide”, from infiltrating the country. In order to beat back the Murktide, students must demonstrate an ability to comprehend a wide range of economic and financial topics. These topics range from basic budget concepts to monetary policy.

With Money Smart Week approaching in Illinois, Iowa, and Michigan, I thought this would be something worth examining. Teachers, what other financial education materials do you utilize that is outside of your regular curriculum? What new and inventive sources of information have you come across to supplement your lessons? I’d be interested to know so the next time I go into schools to give a lesson or presentation, I can be more effective, allowing the students to get more out of the presentation.

Posted by Cindy at April 7, 2010 3:01 PM

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