Interest-ing house prices

Interest-ing house prices

Today my kids spent the afternoon looking at house prices, and how much interest people pay for their houses. We used the new myhouse.co.nz app brought out last week, and lots of the students could ma

What a disaster!

What a disaster!

Earlier this term in my class we initiated Property Insurance. After a discussion around why insuring our properties would be a good idea (being a school in Christchurch this was easy to talk about) m

The Awesome Power of Banqer

The Awesome Power of Banqer

My class has just been introduced to Banqer, wow what an immediate impact it has had on the engagement of the children. They have taken to the whole concept on online banking, salaries and expenditure

Transforming a classroom into an Economy

Transforming a classroom into an Economy

Every chance I get I love to get out of Banqer HQ and into some of our amazing Banqer classrooms across New Zealand. Every visit I learn something new about Banqer, because Banqer is simply a tool. It

Imagine this...

Imagine this...

Imagine if each class had a city that they could see (similar to SimCity) where they could inspect houses and buy up real estate as they see fit. With these houses they could then renovate, for exampl

Thoughts

Thoughts

Now I have been working with Banqer for the last two terms I thought I would post some of my experiences. First of all let me say that this is fantastic, for many years I have run this type of thing

Home Learning -the Parent's share of Education

Home Learning -the Parent's share of Education

This program was spot on! What is the purpose of education: To learn to interact with others properly To learn to respond to instruction To learn to complete tasks To learn empathy To learn explorati

Passwords

Passwords

Hi, can you show me where to go so I can print a list of passwords for my class. I would rather have this than reset. Anna Clifton Room 7

Cyber safety

Cyber safety

I have been using Banqer with my year 4-6 students as an example of passwords that need to be secure and safe. I have used social engineering, trickery, bribes and underhand tactics to try and obtai

The 10 strangest things that have been used as money

The 10 strangest things that have been used as money

I read this story today online and thought it would be brilliant to share with students. It would create some cool discussions around what money is and how, if people are willing to trade, currencies

Going Once, Going Twice... Sold!

Going Once, Going Twice... Sold!

What a fantastic end to the term and way to celebrate some awesome saving and learning - a class Auction! I have collected a bunch of prizes/items over the term, so as a way for students to spend thei

Student Banq Tellers

Student Banq Tellers

Teachers are really busy, let's face it. While we were trialling Banqer last year my colleague and I used to do the banqing right on the spot. This was very time consuming and interrupted the flow o