Sep 25 2009

Microeconomics teachers: Have you discovered Econgirl yet?

Published by at 7:55 pm under AP Economics,Teaching,Technology

YouTube – jodiecongirl’s Channel.

Jodi Beggs, aka “econgirl” is a PhD candidate at Harvard where she teaches introductory Microeconomics to Masters students. She has a great blog written for econ students and casual readers called Economists do it with Models. She also produces a series of mini-lectures on topics from Greg Mankiw’s textbook Principles of Economics (a text widely used by AP Econ teachers).

In Jodi’s own words,

I’m offering up these lectures either as a complement to your current economics course or as a substitute for what you didn’t learn the first time you took economics

Another great resource for high school economics teachers! I had my students watch the videos on the Demand Curve and the Determinants of Demand today, while jotting down in their notes the topics they already knew, did not yet know, and the questions they had based on Jodi’s videos.

Thanks, Jodi! I hope more econ teachers like myself find ways to put your great resource to use in our classes!


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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