Aug 7, 2012


Looking for a nice little Econ app? This one just might do the trick. Why not get your students using economics-themed apps? Maybe they're not as cool as Angry Birds or Total-War-Monger-Mania but they will certainly help a lot more in preparing your students for the EOCT.

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Aug 1, 2012

Ben Speaks ... To You

In less than a week, the Federal Reserve will broadcast the "Conversation with the Chairman: Teacher Town Hall" on 8/7/12 from 2:30pm until 3:30pm.

Hit up this link for all of the awesome Bernanke action.

Jul 31, 2012

Pathway to Financial Success

Discover has recently launched a program designed to help students (and teachers) learn more about financial education. A few of the things they are offering ...

... Grants to cover the costs of a personal finance course at qualifying public high schools.

... Training sessions for teachers.

Check out for plenty of information.

Jul 30, 2012

Welcome Back

The Fall 2012 school year is about to kick off and GCEE has you covered with 80+ workshops between August 12th and December 15th. 

Check on August 1st for all of the locations, dates and times of our workshop offerings.

Jul 26, 2012


Want to be a member of a special group of economic educators who are all committed to bringing the latest and greatest lessons, ideas and teaching strategies to their students? 

Why not consider joining the Georgia Association of Economic Educators (GAEE)? GAEE members gain access to the amazingly cool and helpful GAEE website, they get invited to the annual GAEE luncheon at the Georgia Council for the Social Studies conference in October, they get first dibs on spots in workshops and they periodically receive cool publications.

All for a mere $15.00.

Mar 27, 2012

Georgia Economics Challenge

Congratulations to Starr's Mill High School and John's Creek High School for taking home first place in their respective divisions yesterday at the 2012 Georgia Economics Challenge.

Starr's Mill won their third David Ricardo Division title in the last six years while John's Creek brought home top honors in the Adam Smith Division in their very first year of competing.

Both teams now move on to the national semi-finals on April 24th. Best of luck in round two to both teams!

A giant Econblog thank you to the great people at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta for being such amazing hosts.

SMG Week 8

Some major changes at the top as we wrapped up week eight of the 2012 spring SMG. Some teams are coming on strong while others saw their portfolios drop.

Your top five.....

1st- Loganville Middle with $184,868.00
2nd- Mountain View high with $172,610.00
3rd- Jackson Road Elementary with $157,716.00
4th- Mountain View High with $147,860.00
5th- Centennial High with $147,082.00

Mar 21, 2012

SMG Week 7

Mountain View High is in the hunt and Long Cane Middle is still sitting pretty. Look out folks.....things are starting to get very interesting at the top.

1st place- Long Cane Middle with $170,143.00
2nd place- Mountain View High with $148,789.00
3rd place- Mountain View High with $148,518.00
4th place- Centennial High with $147,159.00
5th place- Long Cane Middle with $146,112.00

Mar 14, 2012

SMG Week 6

Past the halfway point and things are getting interesting. Here they are...your top five spring 2012 SMG teams.

1st- Long Cane Middle School with $162,737.00
2nd- Jackson Road Elementary School with $136,348.00
3rd- Parkview High School with $135,058.00
4th- South Cobb High School with $135,055.00
5th- Mt. Paran School with $134,552.00

Mar 5, 2012

SMG Week 5

What you see right there is some good, old-fashioned, movement. Ten weeks is a long time to stay at the top as that market can be volatile from day to day, week to week and month to month.

The new sheriff in town is...

1st place- Long Cane Middle with $147,975.00.
2nd place- Parkview High with $139,538.00.
3rd place- Mount Paran Christian School with $138,496.00.
4th place- South Cobb High with $133,678.00.
5th place- Long Cane Middle School with $131,748.00.

Feb 28, 2012

SMG Week 4

Look out folks, the Loganville Middle School freight train is coming your way. After the fourth week of trading things are still looking good for the school from Walton County.

1st place- Loganville Middle @ $148,235.00
2nd place- Loganville Middle @ $142,352.00
3rd place- Long Cane Middle @ $137,280.00
4th place- South Cobb High @ $132,914.00
5th place- Mountain View High @ $131,595.00

Keep up the great work everyone.

Feb 21, 2012

SMG Week 3

Three weeks in and things are looking like so...

1st place- Loganville Middle School with $156, 480.00.
2nd place- Loganville Middle School with $153,461.00.
3rd place- Mountain View High School with $137,828.00.
4th place- South Cobb High School with $135,405.00.
5th place- Loganville Middle School with $127,278.00.

Tune in again next week to see if Loganville Middle can continue this tremendous run.

Feb 13, 2012

SMG Week 2

At the end of week two the standings look like this...

1st place- Mountain View High School with $162,877.00
2nd place- Loganville Middle School with $150,332.00
3rd place- Loganville Middle School with $148,145.00
4th place- South Cobb High with $130,927.00
5th place- Loganville Middle School with $125,854.00

Feb 9, 2012

Begin the Begin

And they're off! Spring 2012 Stock Market Game simulation is up and running. The standings after week one of competition...

1st place- Loganville Middle School with $130,844.00
2nd place- Loganville Middle School with $125,805.00
3rd place- Loganville Middle School with $125,129.00
4th place- Mt. Paran Christian Academy with $117,323.00
5th place- South Cobb High with $116,031.00

Best of luck to all participants.

Feb 1, 2012


Good work out of you Chrysler. Now keep it up. Make good cars. Sell those cars. Grow your operations. Hire more workers. Repeat.

Jan 26, 2012

The Multiplier

The New York Times is currently running a very interesting series about iPhone production. Where are the phones made? Why are they made where they are made? How does all of this impact the US economy?

Also included in the series is a nifty video. I would bet the ranch (if I actually owned one) that your students will find this very interesting.

Jan 4, 2012

When I Grow Up....

....I don't want to be unemployed. So maybe I should go into education or the health field? According to this wonderful Washington Post story that is right on the money. 

Many of you are teaching seniors right? Many of those seniors will be off to college in a matter of months right? Right. Why not share this with them so they can compare the unemployment rates of various areas of study at good old State U.

Maybe also a good time to discuss the difference in unemployment rates between recent college grads and those with advanced degrees in the exact same fields.