Here is the link to my web based instructional activity.
Overview of the lesson
This is 1 lesson in a new unit focusing more on authentic learning surrounding financial literacy. Students have already explored financial commitments of getting a job such as finding somewhere to live and buying a car. This lesson continues this authentic learning with students being introduced to what a budget is, planning a healthy menu, shopping for groceries and then refining and completing a personalised food shopping budget. All students are signed up to use Google Suite and their shopping budget will be completed on Google Sheets and submitted via Google Classroom.
Learning Objectives for this lesson:
- I can identify the potential expenses associated with daily life
- I can reflect on how my personal choices will impact my financial position
- I can show Personal Awareness and Responsibility when making choices that will affect my budget
Due to the unique nature of this course, lessons can be taught in many different ways. These include:
- Synchronously- Face-to-face in the classroom (some students are only here for the first 10 minutes to ‘get instructions’ and then work in the Ab room or elsewhere)
- Synchronously- Online via Lifesize and Blackboard (some students are not in the main classroom with their careers teacher when I am online and so do not ‘see me on Lifesize so rely on written instructions and communication in Blackboard)
- Asynchronously online. Absent students, students playing catch up or those who are on alternative provisions (such as correspondence courses or those with low school attendance) complete selected assignments in their own time.
As such, I have ‘chunked’ the lesson manageable sections to facilitate this variety. All prompts and instructions allow students, parents and teachers (especially TTOCs due to the complex and varied technical nature of this job) to work through the lesson in an easy and logical way. All resources are embedded within the Google Site and students submit their work via Google Classroom.