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The Creative Learning Exchange was founded as a non-profit in 1991 by the progenitor of the field of ...Read more The Creative Learning Exchange was founded as a non-profit in 1991 by the progenitor of the field of System Dynamics, Jay W. Forrester, to encourage the development of systems citizens who use systems thinking and system dynamics to meet the interconnected challenges that face them at personal, community, and global levels. The Creative Learning Exchange encourages an active, learner-centered process of discovery for 3-19 year old students that engages in meaningful, real-world problem solving through the mastery of systems thinking and system dynamics modeling. Hide full description


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(Dollars & Sense I)

Dollars & Sense I - Lesson 2

esson 2: Can I Reach a Personal Saving and Spending Goal? Identify a personal financial GOAL and te ... Read more
esson 2: Can I Reach a Personal Saving and Spending Goal? Identify a personal financial GOAL and test different Saving then Spending PLANS for achieving that GOAL within a 2 year (104 week) period.
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Economics Education

Dollars & Sense I - Lesson 3

Lesson 3: Can I Make Money with a Lemonade Stand? Explore the real-world challenges of running a bu ... Read more
Lesson 3: Can I Make Money with a Lemonade Stand? Explore the real-world challenges of running a business (a virtual lemonade stand), with the GOAL of maximizing total profit.
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Economics Education

Dollars & Sense I - Lesson 4

Lesson 4: Can I Successfully Run the Local Food Bank? Explore options for successfully running a lo ... Read more
Lesson 4: Can I Successfully Run the Local Food Bank? Explore options for successfully running a local Food Bank for 10 weeks, balancing weekly food donations with weekly demands for food while trying to maximize the “good” the food donations can do.
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Economics Education

Dollars & Sense I - Lesson 5

Lesson 5: Can I Help a Responsible Teen Buy a Car? Help a friend buy a first car by exploring the r ... Read more
Lesson 5: Can I Help a Responsible Teen Buy a Car? Help a friend buy a first car by exploring the real-world challenges of balancing work responsibilities with other time demands (school work and fun), and income with expenses, in pursuing that savings GOAL.
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Economics Education

Dollars & Sense I - Lesson 7

Lesson 7: Can Compound Interest Make Me a Millionaire? Use of all the concepts developed in earlier ... Read more
Lesson 7: Can Compound Interest Make Me a Millionaire? Use of all the concepts developed in earlier lessons (saving, spending, and compound interest) to see if, and how, an average person, starting an everyday job at age 21, can manage to save $1 million in a period of 44 years (their working lives!) or less.
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Economics Education

Dollars & Sense I - Lesson 6

Lesson 6: How Does Interest Grow My Savings? An introduction to the powerful (and often explosive) ... Read more
Lesson 6: How Does Interest Grow My Savings? An introduction to the powerful (and often explosive) nature of compound growth, as it plays out over time, and a real-world understanding of the potential power of compound interest in shaping personal finances.
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Economics Education

Dollars & Sense I - Lesson 1

Explore goals for saving money while still working to spend it on desired items (mp3 player and tune ... Read more
Explore goals for saving money while still working to spend it on desired items (mp3 player and tunes)
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Economics Education
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Uploading a Bundle from Zip

Instead of creating bundles, categories, and assemblies one by one, you can upload a single zip file that contains all of your bundle's content. To create your zipped bundle, make a folder with your bundle's name and add subfolders with your categories' names. The folder tree should have the same structure that you want the categories to have in your bundle. Place your assembly .stmx files in the appropriate category folders, then zip your bundle folder and upload it using the Upload Bundle from Zip link above.

Assemblies, Bundles, and Categories

Assemblies are self contained models that demonstrate common ways to connect together building blocks and that can be used as parts of other models. This is analogous to using prefabricated wall and roof pieces to construct a house.

Bundles are groups of assemblies with a common use or theme. For example, a Health Care bundle might contain a variety of assemblies that aid in creating health care models. When you download assemblies from the isee Exchange™, you download an entire bundle, rather than individual assemblies.

Categories are subgroups of assemblies within a bundle. For example, a Health Care bundle might contain a Funding category for assemblies related to the management of hospital funds. All assemblies must be assigned to a category—they cannot be assigned to the root of a bundle.

Assemblies, bundles, and categories can be created and uploaded to the isee Exchange™ via the options on the Manage My Assemblies page. To learn more, visit our help pages, or take our assemblies tutorial.

Sim App (Sim)

An interface that allows users to interact with a model.

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Sim apps allow users to interact with a model using buttons, sliders, knobs, tables, graphs, and storytelling. These interactions help users understand how parts of a system interact.

Interfaces are created by model authors in the Stella desktop software and can be uploaded to the isee Exchange™.

Model

A diagram that represents how elements in a system influence one another.

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Models are mathematical representations of how elements in a system are connected and interact (e.g., ecosystems, organizations, supply chains). When running models on the isee Exchange™, results can be viewed in output devices like graphs and tables.

Models appear in the isee Exchange™ directory when authors upload them from the Stella® desktop software or create them with Stella Online™.

Causal Loop Diagram (CLD)

A map that represents the feedback structure of a system.

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CLDs are high-level maps that represents the feedback structure of a system and easily communicate the essence of a model. They appear in the isee Exchange™ when authors upload them from the Stella desktop software or create them with Stella Online™.