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Looking for Educators interested in testing a free virtual stock market tool in the classroom

Looking for Educators interested in testing a free virtual stock market tool in the classroom

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I work as an Academic Ambassador for WeSeed.com, which is a free virtual stock market (e-learning tool) for the K-12 and undergraduate students. WeSeed.com looks to incorporate a collaborative environment for educators and students to teach the importance of financial literacy. Privately funded by parent company PEAK6 Investments, it is a real-time collaborative stock market; fostering a competitive environment for students and classes to participate in, while introducing them to the world of investing – all in relation to the products and companies they already know and use on a daily basis. WeSeed is designed to teach students about the stock market through hands-on investing in virtual trading accounts, but with without any financial risk. WeSeed’s mission is to simplify the stock market for the 100 million Americans who do not directly own a single share of stock. The site provides real-time stock data, simplified virtual trading, and comprehensive company and mini-market information, all while allowing for the collaboration in an online educational environment (http://www.weseed.com/education/). I invite you to take a look at WeSeed.com, at your convenience and hope that you will consider testing our resource in your classroom! Thanks for the consideration! - Lindsey

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Laurie Schiltz's picture
Laurie Schiltz
I teach a 4/5 split class in Oak Harbor Washington
Facilitator 2014

This sounds like a fantastic opportunity for teachers to use in the classroom. Students are able to learn about a very important aspect of our economy.

Thank you.

Elvira Deyamport, Ed.S.'s picture
Elvira Deyamport, Ed.S.
2nd-6th Gifted/Talented Teacher

Lindsey,

I wish I had found this sooner! I'm teaching a class on Money for gifted kids next week. I'm going to definitely check it out. Thanks for sharing.

Elvira Deyamport, Ed.S.'s picture
Elvira Deyamport, Ed.S.
2nd-6th Gifted/Talented Teacher

[quote]I work as an Academic Ambassador for WeSeed.com, which is a free virtual stock market (e-learning tool) for the K-12 and undergraduate students. WeSeed.com looks to incorporate a collaborative environment for educators and students to teach the importance of financial literacy. Privately funded by parent company PEAK6 Investments, it is a real-time collaborative stock market; fostering a competitive environment for students and classes to participate in, while introducing them to the world of investing - all in relation to the products and companies they already know and use on a daily basis.

WeSeed is designed to teach students about the stock market through hands-on investing in virtual trading accounts, but with without any financial risk. WeSeed's mission is to simplify the stock market for the 100 million Americans who do not directly own a single share of stock. The site provides real-time stock data, simplified virtual trading, and comprehensive company and mini-market information, all while allowing for the collaboration in an online educational environment (http://www.weseed.com/education/).

I invite you to take a look at WeSeed.com, at your convenience and hope that you will consider testing our resource in your classroom!

Thanks for the consideration! - Lindsey[/quote]

WOW, what a great resource! I have signed in and downloaded your lessons. These go right along with the concepts I will teach for my money course. I also like how the language in the case studies are very kid-friendly (and not to mention humorous). Thanks again for posting this resource, I will definitely spread the word!

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Jason Pikul
High School Business Education Teacher from Princeton, New Jersey

After school, I work at a financial literacy start-up with a website specifically for teens and money, www.IRuleMoney.com. We're about to launch a stock market game called I Rule Stocks Market Challenge. Our test game will have 250 participants (high school aged teens) so space is limited. Let me know if you have students that may be interested in testing out our game.

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