THERE IS AN APP FOR EVERYTHING!
TO THINK ABOUT: Everybody is crazy for apps! There is an app that can tune your guitar—or your ukulele if you have one. There’s an app that will blow out your birthday candles. There’s even one that will turn your phone into a metal detector! Imagine an app that helps people make investment decisions. Think about what you’ve learned in the Stock Market Game. What would the app need to be highly rated? What would the menu include? Consider what the first screen might tell a new user about investing and what features could help users make better long-term investments in stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. What would the app have the investor do to increase their portfolio value over time? What website links would it have? What would make you want to download the app and use it right away? Be creative! You can even come up with a unique name for the app!
WRITING ASSIGNMENT: Explore the examples above and using your own ideas and research, discuss the features of this app that would make it a successful long-term investment tool. Reflect on an investment in your own Stock Market Game portfolio, or a stock or bond or mutual fund in which you are interested. Describe that investment and why you selected it. Explain how this app could be helpful to you when making decisions for your financial future.
Firm but not too strict
Provide a good experience
Notifications regarding due dates and missing assignments
Equal treatment of students
Clear explanations, repetition when needed
Up to date on grades
Praise for work well done
Address misbehavior/kids off topic
Plans, work ready, agenda set, prepared
Fun, nice, cool
Nice, quiet work environment
Keep track of assignments
Willing to listen
No side conversations
People working together, helping
No goofing around
Last week we had an assignment called “Validating Information” (example of what that assignment should look like) which was a spring board to the assignment we started Friday.
On Friday, we worked through the “Internet Research” assignment. Most kids have been progressing well on it. I set the due date for this Friday.