Welcome Kansas K-12 Teachers Teachers in other states click here
Please note that Teacher's Guides have been revised so make sure you have the 2020 version.
Teachers please follow the steps below:
New Kansas Teachers -
How to Use FF4Kids
Step 1: Get Started
Please complete the online tutorial so you are aware of all the resources included with this courseware. Please note that flash player is required:
Click here to link to the old FF4Kids Online Tutorial
New one coming very soon!
We hope that teachers who hear about FF4Kids will share this resource with fellow teachers. If you or your district would like free in-service training or other training, please contact
Angela Howdeshell at 316-978-5183 or Email KCEE@wichita.edu.
Step 2: Once you have completed the tutorial. . .
Download and save the Teachers Guide for your grade level. The Teacher Guides are only found on this website, not on the CD. Teacher's Guides contain the time necessary for each episode, standards information and additional resources.
Access the Teacher's Guides Here
Optional Step 2.a: Assessment
Have your students take the online pre-test for the grade level prior to using resources. Be sure to have your students show you their score, use screen capture feature or print the scores since we do not collect individual names or schools
or you can use Kahoot online assessment
Step 3: Options for Accessing the Courseware
Financial Foundations for Kids is available to all Kansas elementary and middle schools free-of-charge. The 2005 full interactive version is still available until December 2020 or you can use the video version. Select the appropriate option below:
- VIDEO VERSION ACCESS FOR ANY DEVICE:
Please let us know that you are going to be using this FF4Kids resource so we can share program updates, resource updates and training options for you. Register online now! All videos are hosted on the VIMEO platform so there are no advertisements. You are welcome to imbed the links directly to google classroom documents or share them directly when the students are ready for the individual video. The links are listed in the teacher's guides.
- INTERACTIVE VERSION AVAILABLE THROUGH DECEMBER 2020:
This is available for desktop and non-iPad users. Chrome browsers will still allow flash trhough December. Teachers new to using FF4Kids through the website will need to register as a user first to obtain a password. All students can log in with the same teacher account. Once you have a password, Click here to access FF4Kids via the Internet or select the FF4K LOG IN on the left sidebar of the homepage or under the Teachers tab.
If Chrome is not your preferred method, you can
download the FREE Puffin Academy app. Once the app is open, you will find FF4Kids under the Social Studies/Economics section. Click on the launch button to get to the log-in page FF4Kids.com. Click on the FF4K Log In on the left sidebar of the homepage or under the Teachers tab. Teachers new to using FF4Kids will need to register as an FF4Kids user first to obtain a log in password. All students can log in with the same teacher account.
Step 4: Select Your Lesson
Choose your grade level episode from the teacher's guide. You may choose to use the correlations provided here. Once you have seen what the students will be experiencing,
review the supplemental activity found in the Teachers
Guide and prepare what you will need to teach the activity. Keep track of what episodes your students have completed using the Program Completion Chart.
Step 5: Using the Courseware
Use the Courseware in class. You will access the courseware from whatever method you selected in step 3. This will be either the video format or the full interactive version.
Option 1: Have your students work independently through
the assigned lesson(s) on individual computers.
Option 2: Display the lesson from your computer system to the entire
class and work through the materials together.
Step 7: Supplemental Activity
Do the supplemental activity from the Teacher's Guide to reinforce the
concepts covered in the Courseware. If you have not already downloaded the guide then you may print it directly from the website: Access the Teacher's Guides Here
ADDITIONAL FF4KIDS RESOURCES/ACTIVITIES:
Optional Step 8: Post-Test
After your students have completed at least 1/2 of the
lessons in their grade level, have your students take
the online Post-Test. Be sure to have your
students print their test results for your records.
Download and print the award for the students that pass
Every student in Kansas can use FF4Kids free-of-charge thanks to the generosity of these Kansas organizations:
The program updates have been possible thanks to:
Lattner Family Foundation
Development made possible by:
Office of the State Bank Commissioner
Kansas Health Foundation
Financial Fitness Foundation
Distribution and Teacher Training made possible by:
Office of the State Bank Commissioner
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Federal Home Loan Bank - Topeka, and
the Cloud L. Cray Foundation
Thank you KCEE Contributors!