Wednesday, October 30, 2013

SMG Maps to the Common Core and More

We've made a point of proving The Stock Market Game correlates to the newly established national Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English Language Arts and Math but did you know that The Stock Market Game also helps students practice the skills noted in the Next Generation Science Standards and the 21st Century Skills Framework?

Students participating in The Stock Market Game employ skills comparable to some of the recently published Next Generation Science Standards’ (NGSS) “Understandings about the Nature of Science” (Appendix H):
  • Scientific Investigations Use a Variety of Methods (Investor Research uses a variety of methods)
  • Scientific Knowledge is Open to Revision in Light of New Evidence (Students rebalance their portfolios based on economic, business, and market news).
  • Scientific Knowledge Assumes an Order and Consistency in Natural Systems (Investments are impacted by various cycles and trends).
The Stock Market Game also addresses the Financial, Economic, Business and Entrepreneurial Literacy skills described in the Partnership for 21st Century Skills’ Frameworks:
  • Knowing how to make appropriate personal economic choices
  • Understanding the role of the economy in society
  • Using entrepreneurial skills to enhance workplace productivity and career options

Friday, October 4, 2013

The Stock Market Game is Now Mobile!

The SIFMA Foundation puts investor education in the palm of your hands!

The Stock Market Game mobile application that was presented during the SMG 2.0 First Look webinars is now available!

For iOS users, visit the App Store on your iPhone or iPad and search “SIFMA Foundation” to download it. Android phone and tablet users should search “SIFMA Foundation” in the Google Play store.

This app is a big step in bringing the SMG program into the 21st Century classroom, where mobile computing is expected to play an important role. The SMG mobile app helps teach effective mobile computing and communication through directed and meaningful use of your students’ smartphones and tablets.

Through the app, SMG teams will be able to
  • Monitor performance of their portfolio throughout the day
  • Continue their research out of class with access to real-time market news
  • Easily balance and rebalance their portfolio (trade stocks, bonds, and mutual funds)
Ask your students to download The Stock Market Game app today to start building essential math, ELA, social studies, economics, financial literacy, research, and collaboration skills through The Stock Market Game program.