On the surface students see a real-time stock market game where they manage a virtual $100,000.
But at the core of our PersonalFinanceLab.com site is our embedded curriculum that walks the student through our educational lessons, videos, interactive calculators and other learning activities that can be pre-selected by each teacher. If you are teaching a Personal Finance class, then select our Stock Market Basics and our Personal Finance Lessons. Teaching an Economics Class? Then select our Economics Lessons. Teaching Business? We have that covered too!
PersonalFinanceLab.com features self-paced activities to guide students through embedded lessons and activities that are aligned to standards. Features of this site include:
Once a teacher has registered on the site, there are really just 2 steps:
Then when the students log in, they will see their virtual cash balance and a “Progress Bar” showing them how much of the curriculum they have completed. They can click on the next activity, and complete a task or two every time they log in.
While learning how to save and invest by managing a virtual portfolio of stocks, bonds, and mutual funds, your students will be led through the site’s built-in “Assignments.” These Assignments contain our curriculum of articles, activities, videos, and quizzes that ensure mastery of the subject. Your Personal Finance classes will use our 25 embedded lessons and activities that align to the Personal Finance standards; your Economics classes will use our 25 Economics lessons and activities that align to Economics standards; and similarly for your Social Studies, Math and Business classes. All 125+ lessons and activities are aligned to national standards, but all have a personal finance theme. When students login to check on their stock portfolio they will be reminded of their progress through the Assignment.
Three different subjects can be taught through this site PersonalFinanceLab.com and each class will have access to the articles and activities aligned to the relevant national standards of Personal Finance, Economics and/or Business. With this site, most of the articles and activities have a financial literacy theme to help them with their understanding of the markets, savings, and investing. Along the way, students will also learn how current events, the government, politics, and large businesses can impact the financial markets and their own portfolios.
From the teacher perspective, our site is self-paced so that students can work at their own speed completing the articles and activities. The site is also self-grading, so that teachers will know which students have completed which articles and activities because every task on the site has a pop-quiz at the end. Students must show mastery of the subject in order to get credit for completing that task!
Stock-Trak is the leader in high school personal finance applications with over 500,000 students using our sites each year. Stock-Trak’s premier site is PersonalFinanceLab.com which includes a customizable stock market simulation with embedded Personal Finance, Economics, and Business curriculum. The curriculum is aligned to national standards and consists of over 125 articles, videos, interactive calculators and other activities—each with a POP QUIZ at the end that students must pass to get credit for completing each task. The site is also ad-free, is COPPA compliant, and is Google Classroom compatible. Each semester there is also a National Student Competition with prizes for top performing students.
When deciding which Site License you need, please consider the total number of students at your school that might benefit from this site for the entire year. PersonalFinanceLab.com Site Licenses are sold on an annual basis (any 365 day window) per school.
If you teach 1 class of 30 students Fall, Winter and Spring you will need 90 seats so you will need the Mini License If you teach 4 classes of 25 twice a year you will need 200 seats so you will need the Standard License