May 09 2007

AP Economics in the blogosphere

Published by at 11:20 am under AP Economics,Teaching,Technology

Now that the year’s winding down and the experiment in Wikis and blogs has proven successful, I’m starting to wonder how many other AP Econ teachers are using similar tools in their classes. I sent an email out to a group of AP Econ teachers telling them about our Wiki experiment, and have begun to hear back from a few about their own use of Web 2.0 tools like blogs. Here’s a link to a cleverly named blog sent to me from a teacher in Iowa:

Mikeroeconomics.blogspot.com

So, if anyone reading this blog knows of other interesting AP Econ blogs or Wikis out there, please post your comments below with a link to the blog. My hope is to create a new link list for my AP students next year with links to all the other AP Econ blogs out there. I’m sure countless teachers are using blogs in their classrooms! Many college professors use them, including perhaps the most famous prof, Greg Mankiw of Harvard. Mankiw’s text is one of the most widely used AP Econ texts out there, so this blog is a great resource for AP students, college econ students, and teachers of economics alike! Check it out here:

Gregmankiw.blogspot.com

Again, if you know of any other interesting Economics blogs, specifically those by AP teachers or students, I’d love to hear about them, so post your comments here!

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About the author:  Jason Welker teaches International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement Economics at Zurich International School in Switzerland. In addition to publishing various online resources for economics students and teachers, Jason developed the online version of the Economics course for the IB and is has authored two Economics textbooks: Pearson Baccalaureate’s Economics for the IB Diploma and REA’s AP Macroeconomics Crash Course. Jason is a native of the Pacific Northwest of the United States, and is a passionate adventurer, who considers himself a skier / mountain biker who teaches Economics in his free time. He and his wife keep a ski chalet in the mountains of Northern Idaho, which now that they live in the Swiss Alps gets far too little use. Read more posts by this author

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3 Responses to “AP Economics in the blogosphere”

  1. Michael Arjonaon 11 May 2007 at 6:22 am

    Our AP Economics classes here in Marietta, GA have an economics blog (http://walkereconomics.blogspot.com/) that has been going strong for 2 school years now.

    I'm glad to see other schools take advantage of the great blogs and information that are out there.

    Michael Arjona

    AP Economics and AP Statistics teacher

    The Walker School

    Marietta, GA

  2. Special Thanks « AP Economicson 30 May 2007 at 8:35 am

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  3. XEN1THon 03 Feb 2009 at 10:25 am

    We've got a fine economics blog in Maryland as part of the Dulaney High School AP Economics classes: davidprudente.wordpress.com