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Posted by jjlucero
Asked on December 17, 2015 9:46 am
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We play Investopedia in my economics classes. I teach the chapter on investing early on in the semester so we can use the whole semester to play. I chose Investopedia because my school does not have emails for students and I can get around the email requirement by have my students use something@noyb.com. It means I have to keep a roster of their user names and passwords in case they forget but it works. Because my school is Title I, I give my students a smaller amount to work with, starting them off at $25,000. I also allow them to log in to the game about once a week. May of them download the app for their phone and use it at home.

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Posted by jholmquist
Answered on December 17, 2015 12:32 pm
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I have been using The Stock Market Game for a few years – http://www.smgww.org/. Students really like it! They start with a $100,000 principal and can compete with other students in their region.

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Posted by Amanda Volz
Answered on December 18, 2015 8:47 am
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We have trimesters at my school, so competitions that are set in stone for dates don’t usually work for us. I’ve used http://www.howthemarketworks.com/ for years and it’s great! You can set the dates and various options to fit how you’d like the contest to run. The game was recently updated and I prefer the older version. It’s available at http://www.simvest.com/

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Posted by mrsprester
Answered on December 22, 2015 8:00 am
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Along with a packet of directions that I give my students we use MarketWatch http://www.marketwatch.com/game/ and the kids love it.

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Posted by jamieschmitz
Answered on January 11, 2016 11:41 am
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I use stockmarketgame.com. In Kansas our Kansas Council for Economic Education covers the cost. We can compete with other teams in the state. It provides lesson plans and hands on activities that you can use while you are playing the game.

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Posted by nathanhiebert
Answered on January 11, 2016 11:50 am
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Another fan of using Council for Econ Ed’s stock market game here. Have used it for 21 years in my classes. In recent years, I have also required my students to complete the InvestWrite activity sponsored by SIFMA that is directly connected to CEE’s Stock Market Game. The students can compete in elementary, middle and high school categories. The classroom teacher is the first judge and can submit 10+ essays into the contest. From there, the essays are “blind judged” by financial services industry experts all across the nation who volunteer their time to read the student submissions. Those judges select winners to move up to the next round. Eventually, there are three (3) top national winners and a top 10 for each education level of learners (elem, middle, high).

This writing piece brings a set of realism to my students. Now they are writing for a broader audience. Great opportunity for dosing your students with real world tasks and challenging them with critical thinking skills.

I wrote about using this activity with my classes when I was preparing my National Board Certification entry. It allowed me to see such growth in my students’ skills and abilities. Totally worth the time and effort. Definitely helped push the growth mindset into my teaching practice and provided rigor and relevance for my personal finance students

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Posted by lisabender
Answered on January 21, 2016 6:31 pm
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