Educational Technology

November 28, 2010

Game teaches students about economics, critical thinking

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:40 am

By Don Nelson, Online Athens

The trio of seventh-graders huddled around the Clarke Middle School classroom computer, anxiously checking their $100,000-plus stock portfolio to see if their investments still led their other Stock Market Game competitors in the Clarke County School District. Around them, the classroom is a din of voices and activity as about 30 students – eight teams – monitored their investments in the game. The Stock Market Game is a 10-week program designed to teach students how the stock market works.

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