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  • Life cards

    Life cards

    We introduced the Chance cards (similar to Monopoly might be hit with an unexpected bill or bonus-such as car break down; tooth filling; tattslotto win etc. It was a once a week thing and the taught

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • Class Job Posters

    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

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  • Students 'donations' make a real difference with real $$

    Students 'donations' make a real difference with real $$

    In connection with our school wide values unit of Kindness this term, I gathered pledges of real NZ cash from staff. My students are aiming to 'donate' $2000 in Banqer dollars, this term and next.

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  • Stolen funds

    Stolen funds

    As part of my Banqer lessons I regularly "steal" money from my student's accounts. Some times all of them and sometimes just some of them. I do this to see who is really checking their accounts and ta

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  • Using Banqer to teach probability

    Using Banqer to teach probability

    I have recently used Banqer to teach the class about probability. We played a range of chance games using coins and dice and once the students understood their chances of success versus failure we use

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  • 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

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  • Risks and benefits of insurance

    Risks and benefits of insurance

    I activated the Property Insurance module at the start of this week and my class had a great discussion about the risks and benefits of insurance: Sometimes you pay a lot of money for something you ne

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  • 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

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  • The Banq is Open

    The Banq is Open

    If you use paper money an easy way to stop students from asking if they can banq money at the wrong time is to use a sign. It sounds really simple and it is. It is a visual way for students to quickl

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  • Setting up income

    Setting up income

    Our class has just started using Banqer this term. Having researched the minimum wage and student wages they have agreed to a weekly wage of $378 being $12.60 p.hr for a 6 hour day (no lunch payment).

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Seeing Class Credit Scores

Seeing Class Credit Scores

Hi Adam. I'll get that in for you today.

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Team 2 Banqer

Team 2 Banqer

This term the children are so excited to be buying houses! They have money saved from their monitor jobs in the first term , plus interest on their savings.They will be learning that in order to buy a

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Class Jobs

Class Jobs

My kids had a blast brainstorming jobs and payrates today - they cant wait to apply!

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Full time vs Part time jobs?

Full time vs Part time jobs?

Hi Adam, Great question! This is totally up to the teacher and how they explain it to the students. A full time position could definitely be a job that is done daily and a part time job a weekly one.

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Checking students' transactions.

Checking students' transactions.

Morning Leanne, turns out you found a bug at our end. Last night Ben went ahead and fixed that. So now when you go to "Manage students" and click on a students name you should see ALL of their transac

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Kia Ora, Are students able to pay other students?

Kia Ora, Are students able to pay other students?

Kia ora Ricky, Yes, students definitely can pay each other. To enable this you will need to go into the Bank account basics in the Banking module. You will see a checkbox that allows you toggle on stu

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How can I make specific students the class banker?

How can I make specific students the class banker?

Hi Nicola, You'll want to go to "Manage Students" click on the name of one of the students who you want to make a class banker. Then click "Edit Student" and tick the class banker checkbox before cli

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Parent portal

Parent portal

Hi Emma, There's not right now, but it's in the pipeline for this year. If you had any suggestions as to what you'd like to see included email me at kendall@banqer.co - I'd love to hear your ideas.

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Is there a Banqer app for ipad?

Is there a Banqer app for ipad?

Hi Moana, There's not an iPad app, but you can use Banqer on the iPad just through a broswer - lots of our teachers and students do this. Thanks! Kendall

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Can I make a quiz on Banqer for students to gain money?

Can I make a quiz on Banqer for students to gain money?

Hey Aimee. At this stage you can't make a quiz within Banqer yourself. There is already the kick off quiz to get students going. You could always create one via googleforms or a paper version and stud

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Regular income and expenses

Regular income and expenses

Hi Darren, what I did with my class last year through discussion was pay them minimum wage each day they attended school. I then worked out what they used at school and came up with a charge for them

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Class Auction Pack

Class Auction Pack

I showed my Year 8 class what was in the class auction pack after they had just sat a very challenging timed maths test. There were squeals (yes LOUD squeals!) of delight from some of the girls as I b

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