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Spring semester is just around the corner. Have you considered including more data?

Using data in the classroom can be an effective way to make economic content relevant.

The St. Louis Fed has engaging classroom resources that will help:

  • FRED® interactives are online modules that teach data literacy and economic content at the same time. Students learn how to build and customize FRED graphs and then interpret the data – all within the EconLowdown online learning platform.
  • FREDcast is an interactive forecasting game in which players make forecasts for four economic releases: GDP, inflation, employment, and unemployment. Teachers and professors can organize their classrooms into leagues. Players can judge their performance by looking at their rankings within leagues or for all FREDcast users.

The webinar will guide you through the many ways to use FRED Interactives and FREDcast with your students, from creating a personal account to linking your Econ Lowdown classrooms to leagues.

The webinar is free, but registration is required by Dec. 6.

Questions? Email Scott Wolla at