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Gen i Revolution Online Games Now Optimized for the iPad and Other Tablet Devices

gen i revolution tablet featured Gen i Revolution Online Games Now Optimized for the iPad and Other Tablet Devices

If you or your students have played our online investing game Gen i Revolution, or the two newest additions to the suite, Beyond the Mission and Murktide Invasion, you know how much fun and engaging they can be. Now, in collaboration with H&R Block Dollars & Sense, we’ve optimized the original Gen i Revolution for tablet devices, and made it available to play on Facebook–meaning you can play the entire Gen i Revolution suite of games anytime and anywhere!

These interactive games are using social and digital media to teach students about saving and investing. With Facebook integration and tablet compatibility, the online games, designed for grades 9-12, make it easier than ever for students to engage with personal finance concepts a beyond the classroom.

Visit www.genirevolution.org to play the full suite of games. Or play on Facebook at  www.facebook.com/genirevolution.

POSTED: January 9, 2014 | BY: Morgan Hoey | TAGS: , , , ,

Teaching Opportunity – December 2013

In This Issue:

  • Economic news and related lessons in ‘Teaching the News’
  • CEE partnering with AmazonSmile!
  • Watch CEE’s 2013 Overview Video
  • 2014 National Economics Challenge Important Dates
  • CCSS Alignment Tool at Work
  • Gen i Revolution — Free Online Personal Finance Game
  • Your gift does make a difference…
  • This Day in History
  • Financial Literacy Awards
  • Save the Date for CEE’s 2014 Annual Conference

Read more…

POSTED: December 1, 2013 | BY: kwilliams | TAGS: , , , , , ,

Teaching Opportunity – November 2013

In This Issue:

  • 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Teacher Champion Awardees
  • Thank you CEE National Conference Sponsors
  • The John Morton Excellence in the Teaching of Economics Awards
  • Get Ready for the 2014 National Economics Challenge
  • Your ‘Managing Risk’ lesson is aligned with the Common Core State Standards. Find out how!
  • Gen i Revolution’s Teacher Support Materials
  • This Day in History
  • Financial Literacy Awards
  • Teacher Town Hall with Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, scheduled for 7 p.m. ET on Nov. 13.
  • CEE Attending NCSS Conference

Read more…

POSTED: November 1, 2013 | BY: kwilliams | TAGS: , , , , ,

Game-Based Financial Learning

With lower cost devices and increased access to the Internet, technology is beginning to have a major affect on how educators craft their instruction. For many, technology has made it easier and more efficient to share lesson materials and present content. In addition, advances in as well as increased access to technology allows for a number of exciting opportunities to radically change the way we teach financial literacy. Two of these opportunities are using game-based learning experiences to increase student engagement in financial literacy and leveraging advanced data analysis tools to obtain increased insight into student understanding. Read more…

POSTED: October 10, 2013 | BY: kwilliams | TAGS: ,

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.’

POSTED: September 18, 2013 | BY: Morgan Hoey | TAGS: , ,

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