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Making Cents: Financial Literacy Videos for Young Learners

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With this video series, teach teens and pre-teens how to manage their money and foster an entrepreneurial spirit. Visit KSPS Education for more additional learning resources.

The Lowdown | The Math of Credit Cards

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Explore how credit cards work in this video from KQED. In particular, you’ll discover the impact and high cost of outstanding balances when borrowing money using credit cards. In the accompanying classroom activity, students discuss the key concepts presented in the video, including the relationship between lines of credit, debt, spending, and interest charges. They then learn to calculate simple interest. This resource is part of the Math at the Core: Middle School Collection.

Career Connections | Accounting/Auditor

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Learn about a tax accounting career from a senior manager of a firm that prepares tax returns for clients, audits their business plans and finances, and helps them stay compliant with current tax laws.

Career Connections | Production Accountant

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Why is it important for a digital media company to have a production accountant? Find out what a production accountant does on a daily basis and what it takes to become one.

Career Connections | Restaurant Management

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In this video viewers will learn why having knowledge and competence in customer service, world languages, fine arts, and financial literacy are critical for a restaurant manager.

Episode 207 - Blossom and Snappy Learn about Utilities | Count On It!

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Blossom and Snappy help Robbie prepare for a dinner party. They make a decorative centerpiece out of postage stamps. In order to help Robbie, they decide to pay her bills for her. In doing this, Blossom and Snappy visit and learn about the telephone company, the gas company, and the electric company.

Hot Jobs: Cyber Security Analysts Fight Crime/Science Matters

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Learn about the exciting opportunities for and vital roles played by Cyber Security Analysts in the growing field of Cyber Security. Watch this Science Matters video to learn what it means to be a Cyber Security Analyst and see if this job could be the right fit for you.

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Hot Jobs: Investigate Illness as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist | Science Matters

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How do you track a disease? How do you determine if a blood sample contains a virus or a bacteria that could make millions of people sick? What type of information would you need to know to stop a disease from spreading?  Watch this Science Matters video to learn more about Clinical Laboratory Science and see if being an “illness investigator” is the right career path for you.

Saint Gertrude High School All-Girls Robotics Team Builds Robot to Travel the World | Science Matters

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Saint Gertrude High School’s all-girl robotics team has built a robot that walks, talks, hands out business cards and collapses easily into a suitcase. Watch this Science Matters video to learn more about how these young women accepted a challenge to build a “Girlbot” and all they have learned along the way.

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Hot Jobs: Advanced Manufacturing's High Tech Career Paths | Science Matters

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What do you think of when you think of a factory? Some loud, dirty place where thousands of workers assemble the same parts over and over for 8 hours a day? Well guess what? We're not talking about your Grandfather’s factory anymore! Thanks to Advanced Manufacturing — the making of products using cutting edge technology — factories all over the United States are undergoing some exciting changes.

Is Cryptocurrency the Future of Money? | Above the Noise

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There’s been a lot of hype recently about Bitcoin and other types of cryptocurrency. Since 2017, when its value skyrocketed and turned a bunch lucky folks into overnight millionaires, there’s been a lot of buzz about Bitcoin and other types of cryptocurrencies. Some believers think that cryptocurrencies could even replace traditional monetary systems. But a good number of skeptics say that this new type of digital cash is just a short-term fad that won’t last long. So, are they really the future of money, or just a lot of digital hype?

Family Sweet-Potato Farm | America's Heartland

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Modern farming is a complex industrial coordination of crop yields, processing, packing, shipping, and food-safety certification. Travel to Matthews Ridgeview Farms in Wynne, Arkansas, where 21st-century complexity is built on basic principles of quality product and family heritage.

Do You Choose To Have Your Privacy Invaded By Using Tech? | PBS Idea Channel

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The recent Heartbleed bug was, for many, just another reminder that our information will never be secure on the internet. We feel vulnerable and hopeless in the face of a long string of privacy concerns, and many argue that this is an inevitable result of technology. But since our culture has wholly jumped on the digital bandwagon, do we as individuals truly choose to sacrifice our privacy? Or maybe the better question is, how much do we even choose to use technology? 

Federal Reserve Bank Of Atlanta | Fast Forward Launch Pad

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A visit to the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta proved to us, and hopefully our audience, that taking a simple interest in math and technology can lead to a wide variety of career opportunities. While we approached this institution in a fun and loose way, Teachable Moments were truly insightful. They include a description of what the Federal Reserve is and does, a discussion of the gold standard, exactly what gives money its value, and more.

Eat Healthy Food: Caveman Sticks to a Budget | KIDS Clubhouse Adventures

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Caveman has traveled a long way, and a long time to learn more about healthy diets with Dan and friends! In this segment, Caveman follows a family through the grocery store to learn about choosing healthy foods while sticking to a budget.

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