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jpk3810/3/113:46 PM#sschat. Huge fan of investopedia to teach about stocks n trading
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BrandyAnnSato10/3/113:47 PMRT @ShawnMcCusker: #sschat Tonight topic ECON-Using Simulations to principles & GOV-Teaching the Political Spectrum #ksfaculty #educhat
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ShawnMcCusker10/3/113:48 PM@BrandyAnnSato Welcome back Brandy. Glad to see you back! #sschat #ksfaculty #educhat
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WackJacq10/3/113:51 PMLandmine removal makes way for Iron Age excavation: http://ow.ly/ #sschat
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Becky_Ellis_10/3/113:54 PM5 minutes and counting till #sschat...We're discussing econ simulations and political spectrum with an awesome group of educators! Join us!
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ShawnMcCusker10/3/113:56 PMRT @Becky_Ellis_: 5 minutes and counting till #sschat...We're discussing econ simulations and political spectrum with an awesome group of educators! Join us!
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gregkulowiec10/3/113:57 PMFirst time I've been able to make #sschat this year! Can't wait to chat about two unique topics.
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Becky_Ellis_10/3/113:59 PM@gregkulowiec I am excited about these topics... this is actually stuff you can use in the real world! #sschat
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WackJacq10/3/114:00 PMSecrets of Roman fort revealed - http://t.co/QvjE0rlo News http://t.co/f57q06iA #Latchat #sschat
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Becky_Ellis_10/3/114:00 PMRT @ShawnMcCusker: Just a few minutes until tonight's chat!! Join @Becky_Ellis_ and I for our Government and Econ chat. #sschat
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gregkulowiec10/3/114:01 PMRT @ShawnMcCusker: And we are off. Welcome to #sschat !!! tonights topics are Using Simulations to teach Economic principles & teaching the Political spectrum
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ShawnMcCusker10/3/114:01 PMAnd we are off. Welcome to #sschat !!! tonights topics are Using Simulations to teach Economic principles & teaching the Political spectrum
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gregkulowiec10/3/114:02 PMGreg from Plymouth, MA. #sschat
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Becky_Ellis_10/3/114:02 PMAs people check in be sure to introduce yourselves #sschat
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WackJacq10/3/114:02 PMRT @ShawnMcCusker: Hey #sschat !!! Tonights topics-->ECON-Using Simulations to teach econ principles & GOV-Teaching the Political Spectrum
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ShawnMcCusker10/3/114:02 PMWhy don't you all introduce yourselves and tell us where you are from? #sschat
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ShawnMcCusker10/3/114:03 PM@ancientcivteach Welcome Mendy! good to see you. #sschat
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ancientcivteach10/3/114:03 PMMendy from South Carolina #sschat
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Ron_Peck10/3/114:03 PMRon from Medford, Oregon. #sschat
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dlaufenberg10/3/114:03 PMDiana in Philadelphia, PA! #sschat
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Becky_Ellis_10/3/114:03 PMAnd on that note... Becky Ellis from Ogden, UT #sschat Instructional coach and long time history fanatic :)
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ShawnMcCusker10/3/114:04 PMI'm Shawn from Illinois #sschat :) #wearekindaintense
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WackJacq10/3/114:04 PM#sschat on iPhone in car- don't expect too much from me! I will try to keep up. Joe in Dallas TX
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dianegabrielle10/3/114:04 PMDiane from Brooklyn, NY #sschat
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Ron_Peck10/3/114:04 PM@shanestevens Hey Shane, welcome.
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ancientcivteach10/3/114:04 PM@ShawnMcCusker good to have my head above water to be seen :) #sschat
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shanestevens10/3/114:04 PMShane from Wellston, Ohio #sschat
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gregkulowiec10/3/114:04 PMIt is nice to be back and see so many familiar faces. #sschat
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Becky_Ellis_10/3/114:04 PM@ancientcivteach glad to have you here tonight! #sschat
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ShawnMcCusker10/3/114:05 PM@dianegabrielle Wleocme back Diane! #sschat
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gregkulowiec10/3/114:05 PMQ1: Econ simulations create an experience & a memory. Easier to recall & grasp concepts w/ a concrete experience. #sschat
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Becky_Ellis_10/3/114:05 PM@kyteacher did you have a nice day off? #sschat
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exmeyer10/3/114:05 PMAmanda, Econ & Gov teacher IN #sschat
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ShawnMcCusker10/3/114:05 PM@shanestevens Welcome to the chat Shane. #sschat
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ELanghorst10/3/114:05 PMEric from Liberty, Missouri - also making supper #sschat
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kyteacher10/3/114:05 PMHello all...I'm Angela from Kentucky. #sschat
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Becky_Ellis_10/3/114:05 PMAs people are coming in I will send out the first ? Q1: Why are simulations important to use in economics? #sschat
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Becky_Ellis_10/3/114:06 PM@gregkulowiec great point.. not all students have real life capacity at this point so simulations help #sschat
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ShawnMcCusker10/3/114:06 PM@ELanghorst Hey Eric, glad you could make it. #sschat
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nesticos10/3/114:06 PMSuzie from PA. Game tonight... sorry to be missing this #sschat
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BrandyAnnSato10/3/114:06 PMBrandy from Hawaii. Will be in and out of #sschat tonight, but looking forward to reading more about the discussions. Very timely indeed.
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UkiahCoachBrown10/3/114:06 PMI'm Jeff from Northern California, and I, like Amanda Knox, am innocent. I swear. #sschat
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ShawnMcCusker10/3/114:06 PM@kyteacher :) #sschat
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ancientcivteach10/3/114:06 PM@Becky_Ellis_ I think simulations make any content more real and easier to connect to #sschat
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Becky_Ellis_10/3/114:06 PM@exmeyer woot! Glad to have you here with us tonight! #sschat Nothing like a chat focused on your area!
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ShawnMcCusker10/3/114:06 PMRT @Becky_Ellis_: As people are coming in I will send out the first ? Q1: Why are simulations important to use in economics? #sschat
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Ron_Peck10/3/114:07 PMQ1: Simulations enable students to grasp the concepts easier. #sschat
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historyfriend10/3/114:07 PMWill have to miss #sschat tonight, I think. Escaped prisoner in neighborhood with copters circling and cops all over. Too much drama here.
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Becky_Ellis_10/3/114:07 PM@ancientcivteach the connections really help, especially when it comes to test time! #sschat
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WackJacq10/3/114:07 PM#sschat Q1 Simulations are good for all content. High on Bloom's Taxonomy
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UkiahCoachBrown10/3/114:07 PMEcon simulations show that students us Econ every day, and just need to connect the theory with the action. #sschat
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gregkulowiec10/3/114:07 PMQ1: Econ simulations also take abstract concepts and make them tangible. #sschat
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ShawnMcCusker10/3/114:07 PM@exmeyer Hello again amanda. #sschat
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Becky_Ellis_10/3/114:07 PMRT @shanestevens: Many students have trouble w/abstract concepts and sims help to make practical & real #sschat
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shanestevens10/3/114:07 PMMany students have trouble w/abstract concepts and sims help to make practical & real #sschat
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ancientcivteach10/3/114:08 PMI agree RT @ShawnMcCusker: #sschat The simulations add an energy and commitment that you just dont find in other formats.
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ShawnMcCusker10/3/114:08 PMRT @gregkulowiec: Q1: Sometimes beneficial to begin w/ simulation. Then dig into the content. Simulation creates prior knowledge. #sschat
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gregkulowiec10/3/114:08 PMQ1: Sometimes beneficial to begin w/ simulation. Then dig into the content. Simulation creates prior knowledge. #sschat
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ShawnMcCusker10/3/114:08 PM#sschat The simulations add an energy and commitment that you just dont find in other formats.
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Becky_Ellis_10/3/114:08 PM@UkiahCoachBrown yes! economics are more familiar to them then they initially think... simulations help build confidence #sschat
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WackJacq10/3/114:08 PMRT @gregkulowiec: Q1: Econ simulations also take abstract concepts and make them tangible. #sschat
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saraslowbe10/3/114:09 PM@Ron_Peck I love using Concept Formation, too- the use of primary sources & emphasis on critical thinking helps stu to internalize. #sschat
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ShawnMcCusker10/3/114:09 PMRT @UkiahCoachBrown: Economics most underrated class in the entire system, and probably the most important. #sschat
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ShawnMcCusker10/3/114:09 PMonte@gregkulowiec I agree Starting with a sim always makes later content stickier!! #sschat
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techsavvyed10/3/114:09 PMMany economists use simulations so in a way you're modeling real world behavior #sschat
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UkiahCoachBrown10/3/114:09 PMEconomics most underrated class in the entire system, and probably the most important. #sschat
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Ron_Peck10/3/114:09 PMI have a colleague who uses this Stock Market simulation game. http://t.co/WYZP9jDp #sschat
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Becky_Ellis_10/3/114:09 PM@UkiahCoachBrown and great introduction as usual Jeff! #sschat #welikesnarkytweeps
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ShawnMcCusker10/3/114:10 PM@gregkulowiec Nope. But I will now. Author? #sschat
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UkiahCoachBrown10/3/114:10 PMEcon allows 4 many single period simulations (Econoland, Apple Cart) at both Micro and Macro level. No reason to do a couple a week. #sschat
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Becky_Ellis_10/3/114:10 PMRT @UkiahCoachBrown: Economics most underrated class in the entire system, and probably the most important. #sschat
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edtechdhh10/3/114:10 PM@Ron_Peck Michelle here from so California...spec ed I have to agree...need more some #sschat
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nesticos10/3/114:10 PMSecond this one! “@UkiahCoachBrown: Economics most underrated class in the entire system, and probably the most important. #sschat”
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exmeyer10/3/114:10 PMJust signed my students up today RT @ron_peck: I have a colleague who uses this Stock Market simulation game. http://t.co/kp1ZH5Iv #sschat
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Ron_Peck10/3/114:10 PMRT @techsavvyed: Many economists use simulations so in a way youre modeling real world behavior #sschat
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Becky_Ellis_10/3/114:10 PM@techsavvyed how do you help kids understand what goes into a good simulation? #sschat
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techsavvyed10/3/114:11 PM@UkiahCoachBrown @ShawnMcCusker Certainy economics is important today, but over the long haul, Civics is paramount #sschat
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BrandyAnnSato10/3/114:11 PMImportant to discuss economic simulations @ the future can be erroneous based on assumptions. Current economic times speak to this. #sschat
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ShawnMcCusker10/3/114:11 PM@tom_shields Welcome to the chat tom. #sschat
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Becky_Ellis_10/3/114:11 PM@tom_shields I have seen a box of Krispy Kremes auction off in class for big bucks #sschat
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tom_shields10/3/114:11 PMA few years back I taught scarcity and supply and demand by conducting a Fantasy Football Auction with a class #sschat
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classroomtools10/3/114:12 PMRT @techsavvyed: @UkiahCoachBrown @ShawnMcCusker Certainy economics is important today, but over the long haul, Civics is paramount #sschat
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ShawnMcCusker10/3/114:12 PMRT @nesticos: Econ simulations can also pull multiple topics into one and help students make cross-curricular connections #sschat
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Becky_Ellis_10/3/114:12 PM@BrandyAnnSato great point... so healthy skepticism is critical to also teach in regards to economic forcasts #sschat
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UkiahCoachBrown10/3/114:12 PMGreat econ simulation book. Economics Greatest Hits: http://ow.ly/6MnQ5 #sschat
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nesticos10/3/114:12 PMEcon simulations can also pull multiple topics into one and help students make cross-curricular connections #sschat
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gregkulowiec10/3/114:12 PMNot quite a simulation, but this site is great with an IWB to teach Supply & Demand: http://t.co/wToyO1Un #sschat
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gregkulowiec10/3/114:13 PMQ1: a great $ simulation www.playspent.org Can you make it through the month? #sschat
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cybraryman110/3/114:13 PMI have some economic simulations on My Economics page: http://t.co/RKR8KumT #sschat
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shanestevens10/3/114:13 PMRT @kyteacher: Econ is tough for sts who have little experience w/ $, budgets, etc. Simulations help them to connect. #sschat
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BrandyAnnSato10/3/114:13 PMRT @kyteacher: Econ is tough for sts who have little experience w/ $, budgets, etc. Simulations help them to connect. #sschat Great point!
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Becky_Ellis_10/3/114:13 PMQ2: What is the most effective time in a unit to use a simulation for Economics? #sschat
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classroomtools10/3/114:13 PMHow much is your inflationary dollar worth? http://t.co/DrAfDSmm #sschat
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peteravan10/3/114:13 PMPeter, from Chicago...new to #sschat. I'm teaching Econ for the first time this year and my kids love simulations.
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kyteacher10/3/114:13 PMEcon is tough for sts who have little experience w/ $, budgets, etc. Simulations help them to connect. #sschat
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Becky_Ellis_10/3/114:13 PMGetting ready to cue up Q2 #sschat
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BrdCmpbll10/3/114:13 PMRT @BrdCmpbll: Simulations create experiences! #sschat
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techsavvyed10/3/114:14 PM@Becky_Ellis_ Question what the important variables are, and find ways to tweak them. Let students form hypothesis and test #sschat
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kyteacher10/3/114:14 PM@gregkulowiec Plan to use Spent later in APGOV...no econ courses in our social studies department. #sschat
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