Economics

Coach Leaders:

Vicki Reed and JoAnn Hangen

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Procedure:

Brainstorm areas for lessons
Divide into groups based on interest
Join the Wiki
Add resources to wiki/ share with others
Complete a lesson plan using the template above
Upload the lesson to the wiki
Share a synopsis of the lesson with the larger group
Most importantly- learn from each other, network and enjoy the day!

Economics Resources:

Given to me by my economics teachers:
Geared more for AP Economics
Welkers Wikinomics

Econ Ed Link
www.econedlink.org/lessons/

Council for Economic Education (Resources Tab)
http://www.councilforeconed.org/

Foundation for Teaching Economics
http://www.fte.org/

From Delicious:
Interactive Globe
http://globalis.gvu.unu.edu/

Greg Mankiw's blog for Students of Economics
http://gregmankiw.blogspot.com/

Last post for this was 2005, not sure how timely the articles may remain
http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifehack/fifty-essential-topics-on-economics.html

The Big Picture (a blog on Macroeconomics)
http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/


Other resources
A pretty extensive list of sources for pictures and music
http://copyrightfriendly.wikispaces.com/

Poll your students opinion
http://polldaddy.com/

Thinkfinity contains the Econ Ed link, but many others. This month they are featuring compound interest calculator (1) and lessons on the economy (2).
http://www.thinkfinity.org/home.aspx

iTunes U
A great resource. A search of microeconomics provided this information (here is a screen shot)

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YouTube also has an edu division now where they have partnered with universities.
http://www.youtube.com/edu?action_directory=1
Here is a search on economics: http://www.youtube.com/edu?edu_search_query=economics&action_search=1

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