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CEE Teaching Personal Finance Concepts With Animated Videos-10-13

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  • 1. Teaching Personal Finance Concepts with Animated Videos Barbara O’Neill, Ph.D., CFP® Extension Specialist in Financial Resource Management and Distinguished Professor Rutgers Cooperative Extension oneill@aesop.rutgers.edu
  • 2. Personal Introduction • Professor II and Extension Specialist in Financial Resource Management • Rutgers Cooperative Extension employee for 35 years • CFP® for 29 years • Teach undergraduate Personal Finance class • Frequent trainer for the CEE and NJCEE • Twitter handle: moneytalk1
  • 3. Four Workshop Objectives • Explain uses of animated videos • Demonstrate sample animated videos • Discuss tips to make animated videos • Have participants start writing a video script
  • 4. Virtual World Educational Content • How many are familiar with Second Life? • How many regularly use Second Life? • How many are familiar with Xtranormal, Goanimate, Plotagon, Creaza, etc.? • How many have made animated videos?
  • 5. Virtual Learning Platforms Second Life • Requires users to be able to access and use Second life • Good for in-depth content • Requires payment for land, clothes, etc. (Linden dollars) Xtranormal et al. • Users access content through online searching or links sent to them • Good for short content “sound bites” of 2-3 minutes • Requires payment to publish videos or go beyond basic features
  • 6. Second Life Introduction http://secondlife.com/ http://maps.secondlife.com/ (Second Life World Map) http://maps.secondlife.com/index.php?q=morrill+island&s=Places (Cooperative Extension Morrill Island)
  • 7. Animated Video Web Sites • Xtranormal- SUSPENDED OPERATIONS 7/31/13- www.xtranormal.com • Go Animate- http://goanimate.com • Plotagon- https://plotagon.com • Creaza- http://www.creazaeducation.com/
  • 8. Five Uses for Animated Videos • Teach concepts and promote the use of educational materials (e.g., SSHW) • Provide case studies for staff training (e.g., NYPL) • Student-created videos as class assignment • Promote savings and America Saves • Outreach to a specific target audience (e.g., service members)
  • 9. #1. Teach Concepts and Promote Educational Materials • Rutgers Cooperative Extension Small Steps to Health and Wealth™ program: http://njaes.rutgers.edu/sshw/ • “SSHW encourages people to make positive behavior changes to simultaneously improve their health and personal finances” (elevator statement) • Second edition published in February 2013 See http://palspublishing.cals.cornell.edu/nra_order.taf?_function=detai l&pr_id=159&_UserReference=484E20A122FFE31150EEE5FC
  • 10. SSHW Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpYMxgZCtZ8
  • 11. 2. Provide Case Studies for Staff Training • Used in training New York Public Library staff about financial education resources • Short videos (approx. 2-3 minutes) featuring a library staffer and patron • Ends with a question posed to the library staffer • Segue to group discussion
  • 12. Program Overview Money Matters– Information Not Advice: A NYPL Staff Training Program • Series of 11 NYPL staff training workshops • Offered in Manhattan, the Bronx, Staten Island • Online content: Leader’s Guide and e-Learning Modules
  • 13. Money Matters Objective To help build skills and confidence to help patrons to access timely, accurate, and trustworthy information about personal finance. This project was made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
  • 14. NYPL Staff Role: Information Not Advice Giving information lets someone know what the options are so he/she can make a decision about the best course of action. Giving advice is telling another person what he/she should do. It may send an unspoken message that the listener is not capable of making his/her own decisions, but needs to be told what to do.
  • 15. Money Matters Pro Web Site • URL: https://sites.google.com/a/nypl.org/money-matters/ • Includes all resources developed for NYPL staff training (PowerPoints, handouts, resource lists, etc.) • Video link is included in each training module
  • 16. Xtranormal Video Use in Training • Used in training NYPL staff about answering patron questions using financial education resources • Short videos (approx. 2-3 minutes) featuring a library staffer and patron • Ends with a “resource” question posed to the library staffer • Segues to a group discussion
  • 17. NYPL Xtranormal Videos (mp4 Files) https://sites.google.com/a/nypl.org/mone y-matters/library-reference-scenarios
  • 18. 3. Student Created Videos • Personal Finance class (DAFRE elective undergraduate class) Web site: http://rci.rutgers.edu/~boneill/ • Financial Case Study Analysis assignment: http://rci.rutgers.edu/~boneill/assignments/case- study.html • Capstone activity: integrates entire semester’s content: topics, financial analysis tools, etc. • Teams of 3-4 students; requires both a paper and a presentation
  • 19. Financial Case Study Presentation: Make Me Say WOW! • Straight PowerPoint Presentation (bare minimum) • Poems • Fairy Tale: http://www.slideshare.net/BarbaraONeill/personal- finance-class-group-case-study-project-slides-1211 • Skits • Xtranormal Videos
  • 20. Xtranormal Video Case Study Presentation • Case Study Scenario: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJqE07zBvb8 • Financial Advice: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FV6KkXJT6w
  • 21. 4. Promote Saving and America Saves America Saves Video #1: Saving Money with America Saves http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yChFVQvzOGc America Saves Video #2: Saving Money on a Tight Budget http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FV0Ib07WXOM America Saves Video #3: Set a Goal http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bc8VmugNE4 America Saves Video #4: Make a Plan http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KWyCQz91N8 America Saves Video #5: Save Automatically http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bhJ0ck2qSA America Saves Video #6: The America Saves Challenge http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UZPZUcwvww
  • 22. 5. Outreach to a Target Audience (Service Members) • Saving Money With Military Saves: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0HqKb1xx5k • Saving Money in the Thrift Savings Plan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDY0Cc4kqZQ • Debt-to-Income Ratios: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loV5ff8rt5o • Credit Reports: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUXvc-jyrsk Plus 6 other videos at http://www.youtube.com/user/moneytalkBMO
  • 23. Start Your Videos With a Plan! • Video title and purpose • Number and types of characters • Key content concepts (2-3) • Key marketing concepts (2-3) • Title slide text content (e.g., organization Web link, mission statement, meaningful quotation )
  • 24. Helpful Things to Know • Review tutorials with screen shots • Review pricing plans and features • Simple words are best in video scripts – Example: “maybe” instead of “possibly” • Spell words out as they are pronounced – Example: Four oh one kay plan for 401(k) plan
  • 25. More Helpful Things to Know • Publish video on YouTube and save as mp4 file • Expect some “intonation issues” (like a GPS) • Consider building a multi-video story line with the same characters
  • 26. Let’s Start YOUR Animated Video • Video presentation or student assignment – What do you want to teach or promote? • Two Characters • A few rounds of dialogue between characters
  • 27. Other Cool Tech Tools to Teach Personal Finance • CEE Compound Interest Calculator (EconEdLink): http://www.econedlink.org/interactives/index.php?iid =2&type=educator • FINRA Financial Literacy Quiz: http://www.usfinancialcapability.org/quiz.php • PowerPoint Games – Jeopardy! – Who wants to be a Millionaire? Template CDs are available
  • 28. Comments? Questions? • Go forth and create powerful animated videos • Create videos yourself or have your students create them • Write video costs into grant applications • Make content presentations fun! • Be Xtraordinary!

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