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Podcasts for College Funding and YOU

For all things college – go to our website – building a better world.net.

This college funding thing is critical.  And knowledge is power.  With that in mind – it is vital that you thoroughly understand each of the terms listed below.  We will  take a Common Assessment that will revolve around each of those terms listed below.  However, more important is that you know exactly what this stuff is all about.  These podcasts will help you acheive these ends.

Also, since this whole college thing is dependent on a team effort between you and your parents, a great way to study for any upcoming test, would be for you and mom and dad to sit down together and listen to each of the following podcasts.  In fact, go here if you’d like an extra credit assignment that you and your folks can discuss together.  Talk about each one.  Make sure that everybody is on the same page.  Use this as a way to begin your college search…

The Basics when it comes to “Paying for College”

Podcasts in blue / Websites in red

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ECON Final Exam Review 2015

The Final Exam will consist of two parts.  Part 1 – Economic Terms will be Multiple Choice.  Part II – College Terms will be short answer.   For Part 1 – Terms and Principles I went through and limited the exam to the titles of the podcasts in question.  If you go back and listen to all of these podcasts and are prepared, you’ll do fine on the exam.  

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College Talk #1 – To Go or Not

For all things college – go to our website – building a better world.net.  Please check Google Classroom Economics Assignments for informative podcasts and extra credit opportunities.   Go here to find Google Classroom Reflection Blendspace features.


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College Talk Warm UPs – Extra Credit NPR Podcasts

National Public Radio, Marketplace, and The World have done some solid investigative journalism with College Funding and the challenges it poses.

Unknown-2Below I have linked several of these podcasts.  They run in length from 4:00 to 7:00. We will be listening to some of them in our 15 minute Economics warm ups.  If you would like to dig deeper; I’ve provided extra credit options.  Specific assignment and due dates are linked below with each corresponding podcast.  Extra credit assignments will count as a 3% bump on  Marking Period Grade.  For full credit the assignment must be thoroughly completed and turned in at the beginning of class on the date noted.  If you aren’t going to dig in deep on this  – don’t bother to do it.

Please make sure to LISTEN to the podcasts.  While NPR often provides a partial text and transcript of the show – its quality comes through when you listen to it.  Finally, my suggestion is that you listen to each podcast two times – once for notes and once without – you’ll do a better job on the assignment and gain more from the experience.  Also, for the ones that you find particularly informative – sit down with Mom and Dad, listen together and talk about the topic…it is essential that Mom and Dad are also educated on the challenges of college funding.  These podcasts will help  to make that happen. Continue reading

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PODCASTS – (Economics) – Chapter 2 “Economic Systems”

In an effort to improve understanding of key terms in Economics I’ll post MP3 podcasts of “terms to study” regularly throughout the semester.  These terms will serve as a core for unit comprehension and exams.  Each is also listed in the classroom on the front whiteboard and will be targeted for class discussion.  When I place a numeral that corresponds to a particular class hour next to the term Unknown-2on the front board, I will assume that all students in that particular class hour understands the term.  Any student can veto my decision by simply raising their hand and asking for a clarification.   We will continue to work through the definition until that student is comfortable with the term.  However, once the class hour numeral is on the board, quizzes will be drawn from the corresponding term.   All quizzes are two terms 10 point essay answers (twenty point total) and are based on a working understanding of the word; that means you’ll be answering in essay format.

Quizzes will be often and unannounced.  So it is important for you to review your notes and the below podcasts regularly throughout the semester.  Terms will also serve as a basis for Unit Tests and the Final Exam.  Consequently a good way to review would be to listen to the podcasts.

Terms below in blue have been podcasted. Merely go to the term and you will find the podcast in MP3 format.

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