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CEE in the News: New Tools to Teach Kids About Money

Last week, the Orange County Register interviewed CEE CEO and President Nan Morrison for her insights on using technology to teach financial literacy.

We included excerpts of Melinda Fulmer’s article, “New Tools to Teach Kids About Money” below for you to read.

And if you have a subscription to the OC Register, you can click here to read the full article.

“Your kids may not listen to you when it comes to managing money, but they might give saving and spending lessons a shot if they come packaged in a mobile game with flashy graphics and an awesome avatar. Why do you need an app for your kids’ financial education? Well for starters, they’re probably not learning these concepts in school, according to the Council for Economic Education’s most recent Survey of the States. As of 2011, only 13 states required high school students to take a personal finance course, or have personal finance included in an economics course.”

“If you want your child to be better prepared, here are a few digital resources to get you started.

GeniRevolution.org. CEE, which helps teachers develop economic and financial lessons, this week unveiled a free financial game site for middle and high school students that’s available for play online, on Facebook or on a tablet.

“Students today are constantly plugged in, using mobile, digital and social media for just about every aspect of their lives,” said Nan Morrison, CEO and president of CEE. “Nobody wants to sit and read stuff from a book.” Furthermore, she said, the most effective teaching happens when kids have to think and make a decision, such as in a role-playing game.

In Gen I Revolution, players go head-to-head with the “Murktide,” which threatens to spread false information about finance. Players must answer questions and use strategic thinking and special tools to complete missions that beat back the Murktide and win back control of the United States. The site also includes “Beyond the Mission,” an interactive graphic novel, where players must deal with shadowy secret operatives and advise others on saving and investment to receive badges that they (or their team) can post on a Facebook wall.’

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Teaching Opportunity – September 2013

In This Issue:

  • CEE Annual Conference – Top 5 Reasons to Attend
  • AP Economics Teacher Bundle – Save $10
  • New Common Core Alignment Tool
  • Join the 11,000+ teachers registered for Gen i Revolution
  • This Day in History
  • Math and the Real World, Training of Writers Program – Applications Due September 17
  • PwC-KWHS Seminar – Registration Open

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Teaching Opportunity – August 2013

In This Issue:

  • Register for CEE’s Annual Conference
  • 4th Edition AP Economics
  • New Common Core Alignment Tool
  • Join the Gen i Revolution
  • Sign Up for a Free myEEL Account
  • Get Ready for the 2014 National Economics Challenge
  • Summer Professional Development near you
  • Spotlight On: Massachusetts Council on Economic Education

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Gen i Revolution goes mobile with two new mini games

CEE is pleased to introduce Gen i: Murktide Invasion and Gen i: Beyond the Mission, two new interactive games based on Gen i Revolution, that tap into the power of social and digital media to teach your students about saving and investing.

Available online and as Facebook applications, Murktide Invasion and Beyond the Mission are designed for students in grades 6–12. The games challenge players to put their investing knowledge to the test in a series of questions, going head-to-head with the “Murktide,” a network of double agents spreading false information about finance across the country.

Are you ready to take on the Murktide?

Play on the Gen i Revolution website.

Play on Facebook.

Gen i: Murktide Invasion and Gen i: Beyond the Mission were made possible by generous funding from H&R Block Dollars & Sense, which works to increase teens’ financial fitness nationwide.

gen i blog banner Gen i Revolution goes mobile with two new mini games

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Teaching Opportunity – June 2013

In This Issue:

  • Play the New Gen i: Murktide Invasion Game
  • Congrats to the 2013 Econ Challenge Champs
  • New Common Core Alignment Tool
  • Buy the 4th Edition AP Economics
  • Free Professional Development near You
  • Sign Up for a Free MyEEL Account
  • Double Your Dollars during our Challenge Grant
  • This Day in History

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