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Students Learn Financial Literacy through Stock-Picking

§ March 15th, 2012 § Filed under Computers and Technology, Current Events, High School, Math, Uncategorized § No Comments

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Local students are learning about the stock market firsthand through a new Boston Herald StockSmart stock-picking contest. Boston area high school students were recently paired with stock experts to invest $1 million fictitious dollars in stocks and exchange traded funds from April 1 to June 30. Read the Boston Herald story Herald challenges students to play the market for complete competition information.

How your students can participate:

  • Read the Boston Herald every Monday for an update on competitors’ progress
  • Watch video updates on the StoxSmart blog.
  • Participate in an online stock market trading game, and compare your students’ picks to those selected by students in the Herald competition. Many different stock market games are available online. MarketWatch offers free Virtual Stock Exchange Games, and their website provides a learning center including a downloadable teacher guide, handouts, and course materials.

Happy NIE Week! March 5-9

§ March 5th, 2012 § Filed under Journalism § No Comments


March 5-9 is NIE Week! Celebrate the power of newspapers in your classroom with the new activity guide Give Them the Keys: Promoting Adolescent Literacy Through Newspapers.

It contains more than 30 quality activities that cover everything from newspaper basics to story writing. Lessons contain applicable standards, graphic organizers, and rubrics. Teachers can select lessons that compliment their curriculum.

Download today from our new Curriculum Page!