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In Summit Reflections, educators review tools that they have seen at an EdSurge Tech for Schools Summit. Summit Reflections can only be completed onsite at the event; reviewers are incentivized to leave reviews.
4th Grade Teacher, School Type: Elementary School
Nov 22, 2014

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Usage: If I were to teach middle or high school, this would be an excellent way for students to learn home economics. I really like how the students learn by "doing", having their avatar complete task in the game, rather than select answers.

Strengths: The activities and missions are the strength of this program. It solves the problem of engaging students with ideas and concepts, rather than having them select answers and complete problems.

Suggestions for Improvement: It would be hard to utilize this program at an elementary age, maybe provide a home economics game that engages students at a primary age.

Verdict: I would recommend this because the activities and objectives in the game are geared towards teaching students important money management skills. These skills are often times lost in the academic world, but are vastly important to ensure our students are ready for the real world when they leave high school.

Principal, School Type: High School, College Prep School
Nov 22, 2014

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Usage: I think that this would be a great tool for teaching finance to students. They can learn about money and all the stuff that goes with it in a safe environment where they can make mistakes without getting into trouble.....

Strengths: With all of the "curriculum" that needs to be taught, this is a critical area that often times is not even touched upon. Our kids need to understand finance and how to manage thier money! This looks like it might help.

Suggestions for Improvement: The interface is very stylistic and may not appeal to all students. I would want to play with it before I could say more,

Verdict: This platform would engage students while helping them learn some pretty complicated concepts.....and it looks fun. Students are graduating from high school with little or no realy experience with finance. This looks like a tool that could help.

Mary Ann, Teacher. School Type: Elementary School, High ELL Population, Low Income Population, Blended Learning
Nov 22, 2014

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Usage: I would use to teach financial literacy.

Strengths: It was engaging, non-threatening fun way to learn what can be a boring subject.

Suggestions for Improvement: I would make a version for elementary aged kids. I don't really have any other suggestions.

Verdict: No matter what students may do in their lives, they need to be financially literate.

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