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
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!
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
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
We have been working with companies for a while, and now are seeing students wanting to sell their company. I have introduced due diligence to the class, and we are about to use a spreadsheet to keep
Real life earnings
In my class I try to have as many ways of earning money as possible. We have traditional class jobs which earn the employees a salary. These positions have a job description and if students carry out
Do you use students as the class banqer?
Hmm I was hoping to see an answer to this question as I too would like to set up a couple of bankers for checking payments and making payments.
What age should students learn about money and Financial Literacy?
Money-savvy children want financial literacy lessons
Here is an article posted in Stuff last year which notes that students want to learn more about Financial Literacy.
What are your thoughts around this?
Class Job Posters
In my classroom I let the students come up with all our class companies. I may direct some of them towards certain jobs that might need doing in our room or around the school.
Once companies are for
What do you let your students spend their Banqer money on?
Children in my class use it to rent equipment off me. I'm currently working in a MLE environment where children have access to a range of learning spaces and furniture to work at. I rent things like
Applying for Class Jobs
At the start of the year I get my students to write, or type up, company applications letters. It gives the students a purpose for writing and I literally end up with hundreds of letters. As awesome a
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