Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Odds and Ends

Odds and Ends
A bunch of stuff to report this week.

Public Voting for the Economist Educator Best in Class Teaching Award is now over.
The top 5 vote getting submissions have been sent to a panel of Economist Educators who will choose a First, Second and Third place award.

Results will be posted here first thing on Monday, October 1. They will also be posted on our Facebook page.

8th Annual Teaching Conference, Nov. 8 and 9 in Orlando--The preliminary agenda is available RIGHT HERE. Not registered yet?  Why not?

Jim Gwartney speaks at noon on Thursday
Alan Blinder speaks at 4pm on Thursday
Daniel Gross speaks at breakfast on Friday
Greg Mankiw speaks at 1pm on Friday

The title of Blinder's talk will be: How did Countercyclical Policy Get Such a Bad Name?
The title of Mankiw's talk will be: The Fiscal Challenge Ahead

Here is the latest list of accepted presentations for the conference. Ones in red are since the last posting.
  • A Searchable Index of Planet Money Podcasts: September 2008 to the Present
  • Exchange-Rate Determination Game Using PPP
  • Geo-Point Graphs: An Alternative to Marshallian-Cross Diagrams
  • A Dream Experiment in Developmental Economics
  • Story Telling and Parables in Economics — Reconsidering the AS/AD Model Using Game Theory to Teach the Economics of Social Issues
  • The Wall Street Folly’s
  • Left-handed Catchers and Opportunity Cost: Economic Lessons from the Sports World
  • Using the Fed Challenge as the Centerpiece of an Economics Capstone Course
  • Using Bloomberg as a Teaching Tool in Economics
  • The Economics of Harry Potter
  • The Test Assessment Questionnaire: A Tool for Student Self-Assessment after the Midterm Exam
  • (Pod)Casting Out Apathy: Tools for Building and Nurturing Economic Connectedness
  • Rethinking the Use of Concept Maps in Principles of Economics Courses
  • Vincent Van Gogh’s Potato-Eaters: A Classroom Experiment on Consumer Behavior 
  • Inspiring Your Students to Read Their Textbooks
  • Hard, But Not As Hard, Times
  • What’s in a Meme? The Economist’s Guide to Memes in the Classroom
  • Three Collaborate Group Projects that Work!
  • Technologies to Support the “Inside-Out Classroom”
  • Linking Course Content to Core Learning Outcomes: Efficient Design of an Online Economics Course
  • An Experiential Module on Teaching Economic Inclusiveness through Poverty and Inequality

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