Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Bad Credit Hotel

It's not quite as scary as that hotel from The Shining.

The Bad Credit Hotel from the US Treasury would be a fun exploration for MS/HS students, particularly after providing a background context, perhaps with the engaging Common Craft video on Borrowing Money. The site provides you with a creepy/funny tour of a number of aspects of credit, and would be especially appropriate for students studying some functional math or budgeting, etc. Overall it can be a little texty, but there are some great interactive features as you can see below, and some videos such as advertisements about using credit wisely.

Language Lens
  • Any resource that provides information in a visual and interactive manner would be ripe for teaching comprehension strategies such as information mapping and higher-level categorization (e.g. looking for text structures such as lists and cause-effect).

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