Apr 23, 2014

Productive Trucks

Think you are having a really productive day? UPS is finding new ways to measure every single step of a drivers day. The result? Productivity (and the pay of their drivers) is going up, up, up. Planet Money has a great piece on this very topic. Give it a listen right here.

Udder Robotics

It certainly is a great time to be a dairy farmer. No more getting up early to milk Bessie the cow. Heck, Bessie is now on her own schedule. Seems that robotics is already revolutionizing the dairy industry. This article does a pretty solid job of talking about structural unemployment without using the words structural unemployment. This has me seriously considering a move to Vermont.

Feb 5, 2013

Stock Market Game (spring) 2013 is off and running. The rankings after week #1 are as follows...

1. Walnut Grove High- $108,513.00
2. Long Cane Middle- $107,734.00
3. George Walton Academy- $104,519.00
4. Long Cane Middle- $104,183.00
5. Pace Academy- $103,515.00

With more than 4,000 student teams participating, SMG 2013 is going to be a good one.

Jan 7, 2013

Here We Go...

New Year. New Workshops? Looking for some teaching strategies or new lesson ideas? Of course you are. The winter/spring GCEE calendar is up and the chances are really good that there is a workshop (or two) specifically for you. With workshops designed for teachers in grades K-12, GCEE provides Georgia teachers with resources to help them teach economics.

Please visit www.gcee.org for registration information.

Aug 7, 2012


Looking for a nice little Econ app? This one just might do the trick. Why not get your students using economics-themed apps? Maybe they're not as cool as Angry Birds or Total-War-Monger-Mania but they will certainly help a lot more in preparing your students for the EOCT.

...a good one.

...another good one.

...another another good one.

Aug 1, 2012

Ben Speaks ... To You

In less than a week, the Federal Reserve will broadcast the "Conversation with the Chairman: Teacher Town Hall" on 8/7/12 from 2:30pm until 3:30pm.

Hit up this link for all of the awesome Bernanke action.

Jul 31, 2012

Pathway to Financial Success

Discover has recently launched a program designed to help students (and teachers) learn more about financial education. A few of the things they are offering ...

... Grants to cover the costs of a personal finance course at qualifying public high schools.

... Training sessions for teachers.

Check out www.pathwaytofinancialsuccess.org for plenty of information.

Jul 30, 2012

Welcome Back

The Fall 2012 school year is about to kick off and GCEE has you covered with 80+ workshops between August 12th and December 15th. 

Check www.gcee.org on August 1st for all of the locations, dates and times of our workshop offerings.