Thrive ‘n’ Shine is a cutting-edge, effective, and fun approach to teaching personal finance. With the option of using downloadable curriculum, this engaging simulation and strategy game enables students to learn and practice positive financial behaviors that are aligned with national standards.
Why use Thrive ‘n’ Shine?
+Personalized avatars, which students guide through real-life financial challenges and decisions
+88% of students who have used TnS report that it has changed their financial attitudes and behaviors.
+Experiential learning in a virtual environment
+Innovative, hybrid/blended learning approach
+Easily tailored to a variety of learning environments
+Quests which operate as both a teaching mechanism and assessment tool
+Based in Game Based Learning theory: active, critical, and multi-modal engagement
+Online Dashboard that enables teachers/facilitators to track student learning and progress in the game
+10 easy-to-follow, student-centered lessons, including simulations, collaboration, and group challenges, designed by award winning teachers
+Free Teacher/facilitator support materials (scope and sequence doc, overview videos, etc.)
+Exit slips/quizzes, electronic summative assessments, teacher dashboard
+Teacher support and training available
“I’ve never seen my students so engaged with any other curriculum that I’ve used” –HS Economics Teacher
“This is awesome! It makes me really think twice about what I’m doing with my money now, and how I’ll make big financial decisions later.” –HS Math Student
“Teachers, content experts and game designers working together can create experiences that will radically improve the learning and ultimately the competence and behavior of thousands and potentially millions of learners.” –M. Prensky (education researcher and author)
- updated various UI to fit a few new devices
- some minor bug fixes
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Only played because it was a scholarship requirement. Terrible game. No structure at all. Will never play or download again.
My students loved it and learned a lot!
First, my students created an avatar. Then, they went through “virtual” days in the game, balancing their avatar’s needs (socializing, eating and resting) while also earning enough money at their job to meet their growing expenses. The progression of the game gets quite complex as students move out, buy a car, take out loans, pay and earn interest, get insurance, save for emergencies, go to college and buy a condo. To win, they have to pay off their loans. They compared their scores on the class leaderboard. Super fun way to learn personal finance!
It seems fun and all, but every time it tries to load something it shuts right down. I have only been able to get to my job and it has shut down at least four times. :( I finally just deleted the app because it wouldn't let me do anything it kept on shutting down. I don't know if it is just me or what, but I don't recommend this for IPod fourth generation. Sadly.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.