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Charity Options

Catholic Charities of Shiawasswee and Genesee Counties – north end soup kitchen
Humane Society
Zoie Sky Foundation
Half the Sky
Alex’s Lemonade Stand
World Vision
Child’s Play
Wounded Warrior
Community Foundation of SE Michigan
My Stuff Bags Foundation
Make-A-Wish
Heifer International
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Project Hope
The Trevor Project
Extra Life/Children’s Miracle Network Hospital

Projects

sifma Investwrite Contest

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.

Assignment

The Internet of Things

Internet of Things Primer

Tech-News-Tips

Class Update

Assignment

Latest on Free Trade

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Bernie Sanders on on TPP

TPP – the big picture

TPP – some of the nitty-gritty

Tech-News-Tips

Content Tweets

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Disney’s Popularity Problem

Fast Food Beat Pepsi

McDonald’s All Day Breakfast

Assignment

Expectations 2015-2016

Survey says…

Teacher Expectations
Firm but not too strict
Provide a good experience
Fair/no favorites
Quiet classroom
Notifications regarding due dates and missing assignments
Helpful
Engaged
Equal treatment of students
Respectful
Honest
Interesting content
In control
Professional
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
High expectations
Understanding
Fun, nice, cool

Student Expectations
Mature
On-task
Nice, quiet work environment
Contribute
Keep track of assignments
Respectful
Kind
Willing to listen
Responsible
Follow directions
On-task
Best effort
Diligent
Quiet
Productive
On time
Listen
Helpful
Prepared
Pay attention
No side conversations

Classroom Environment
Quiet
On-task
People working
Neat
Calm
Peaceful
People working together, helping
In seats
No goofing around
Listening
Orderly
Clean
Following directions

 

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