Since we released bankaroo for schools, many of our new members are using bankaroo in Spanish. We just released a new version of our mobile apps for iOS and Android with full support in English and Spanish, including signup, login and more. In addition, bankaroo supports many other languages, that could be selected from the […]
Ways to use Bankaroo in schools
If you’re a parent or caregiver who’s been feeling about 15 minutes late for everything and just a screw short of personal daily assembly, teaching kids about money at home can be a logistical challenge. Today’s schools understand this, and fortunately, many of them are including finance in their curricula, knowing how money connects to […]
Should You Let Your Child Set HUGE Savings Goals?
Setting savings goals is a basic task you’ll want your kids to do as they learn about money. Just how big those goals should be isn’t set in stone, however, and parents often question whether big goals are worth it. Big Savings = Yes! Big Goals, Big Vision If your child saves only a small […]
bankaroo supports EdCamp Silicon Valley
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Bankaroo is proud to support EdCamp Silicon valley. An EdCamp is an unconference gathering of educators to talk about relevant issues and ideas that they deem important. We are looking forward to engaging with forward thinking educators and to provide bankaroo for school licenses as part of the event. You can learn more about EdCamp […]
The bankaroo story on Jweekly
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Check out the latest press on bankaroo. “…This story begins with an all-too-familiar family scenario: a child and her parent arguing over money. In this case, then-10-year-old Dani Gafni and her father, Etay, are at a video game store, quibbling over whether he’d paid the allowance she thought he owed her for washing his car. […]
Kids’ Mystery Solved: What Exactly Is “Work Ethic”?
When you’re a kid, you might get some money from gifts or a regular allowance. This cash is important for learning how to save and make smart buys. Eventually, though, the things you need or want probably will cost more than the amount of money you’re given. When this happens, your parents likely will encourage […]
Should Your Kids Shop Online?
Adults routinely use the Internet to buy everything from rice to used cars, but kids are discovering how easy it is to purchase goods online, too. As a parent or caregiver, you’ll need to decide whether to let your children visit the millions of cyber aisles available, looking at both the pros and cons online […]
5 Surprising Places to Learn About the Economy Over Summer Break
If your school is like most, then your teachers likely are covering economics to some degree. (That’s good!) When it’s summer, however, you have the perfect chance to learn more about this important subject in a real-world, hands-on approach. Summer fairs and concerts When you go to most fairs and concerts, you have to go […]
Danielle (Dani) and bankaroo featured by @wogrammer
Wogrammer – Highlighting amazing female engineers and breaking stereotypes. One story at a time. This week, they wrote about Dani (Danielle) and bankaroo. Dani Gafni built Bankaroo, a virtual bank for kids, when she was 10 years old. “If you think you want to code, you should jump in and do it. Don’t let anything or anyone […]
Integrating Bankaroo for Schools into Classroom Economics
Just as parents look for great resources to teach kids about personal finance, educators are searching for tools they can use to help students grasp economics in a broader scope. Bankaroo has set out to address this and now is incredibly easy—and affordable!—to integrate into your school. What Is Economics? Economics is a science that […]