Teacher Review for Spent

How to spend money and build a life...

Leah K.
Technology Training/Integration Specialist
Cobb County School District
Marietta, GA
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, World Languages, English Language Learning, Health & Wellness
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Further application
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I love using this app for Economics. Kids have a very difficult time actually processing the reality of living on their own and making smart financial decisions. This app gives them a chance to actually experiment, make decisions, and figure out how to survive. I have assigned this as homework, and I have also given them time in a computer lab to play. The best part of this game is that it does not require loads of time to be useful. Most kids finish a round in 15 - 20 minutes.
My Take
Overall, I love this game. Finding supplemental materials for Economics is so difficult. The best part about Spent is that kids actually enjoy the game. Mine are competing against each other to see who can end the month with the most money.