Ayjah Thomas

As a Public Communications Specialist with the Federal Reserve Board’s U.S. Currency Education Program, Ayjah manages the program’s social media portfolio, orchestrates targeted email outputs, develops and edits content placed on uscurrency.gov, and is instrumental in the program’s response to public inquiries.

Using Augmented Reality to Teach Kids about Currency

In 2016, the Federal Reserve Board’s U.S. Currency Education Program (CEP) began its search for an innovative way to teach young students about Federal Reserve notes. When researching how elementary-aged students learn new topics in the classroom, we noticed a strong trend in effective mobile-based instruction. We then identified which mobile technologies teachers use in American classrooms. Over time, the CEP created youth-focused materials that teachers and students could use on mobile devices.

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