If you’ve spent any time on the internet, you’ve already been indoctrinated into the world of Making Money Online.Â Just do a search using one of the big 3 search engines (Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft), and you’ll see ads beside your results.
When we were growing up, we made money as teens by mowing the lawn, babysitting the neighbour’s kids, or having a paper route. As we got older, we started to get our first job: working atÂ summer camp,Â a fast food joint or the local supermarket. Finally, we went to college or university to earn a degree and get a “real” job.
So it can be hard for us to understand that kids want to (and can) make money online.
Here are two things to think about:
1. Make money online as a teacher to help offset the costs of your technology-integrated classroom.
2. Explore the topic of Making money online with your students (either as a media literacy unit or as an extra-curricular club.)
- Examples of Kids who Make Money Online
- Why talk about Making Money Online in the Classroom
- 1. The theme of Making Money Online provides an authentic learning opportunity in the classroom and can help address the gender gap.
- 2. Talking about how people make money online provides a framework to teach media literacy
- 3. A unit on Making Money Online allows us to apply critical thinking skills
- What would a unit on Making Money Online look like?
- Logistical things to consider with Google AdSense.
- The dangers of using Google Ads in the classroom