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David Spencer's Education Paragon is a free educational resource portal helping David Spencer's secondary school students, their parents and teaching colleagues with understanding, designing, applying and delivering assessment, curriculum, educational resources, evaluation and literacy skills accurately and effectively. This wiki features educational resources for Indigenous Aboriginal education, field trips for educators, law and justice education, music education and outdoor, environmental and experiential education. Since our web site launch on September 27, 2006, online site statistics and web rankings indicate there are currently 1,888 pages and 20,185,651 page views using 7.85 Gig of bandwidth per month. Pages are written, edited, published and hosted by Brampton, Ontario, Canada based educator David Spencer. On social media, you may find David as @DavidSpencerEdu on Twitter, as DavidSpencerdotca on and DavidSpencer on Prezi. Please send your accolades, feedback and resource suggestions to David Spencer. Share on social media with the hashtag #EducationParagon. Thank you for visiting. You may contact David Spencer here.

The following resources are helpful to parents and teachers:

  1. Book: Supporting Successful Transition from Primary to Secondary School by Tina Rae (2014)
  2. Book: Book: Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv (2008)
  3. Book: Digital Tools for Teaching: 30 E-tools for Collaborating, Creating, and Publishing across the Curriculum by Steve Johnson (2013)
  4. DVD video: Canadian Popular Music in the '60's, '70's & '80's by EMI Music Canada (2012)
  5. DVD video: Canada: A People's History produced by Mark Starowicz (2001).
  6. Book: Fire in the Bones: Bill Mason and the Canadian Canoeing Tradition by James Raffan (1999)

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Currency is the economic term given to the money or coins and banknotes used for trade in goods, products or services. In the past, coins made from precious metals such as gold, silver or copper have been used. These coins had value if you melted them down and sold the mineral. The minerals used to mint some coins today may be of less value than the denomination (face value) of the coin.

When a government declares a currency to be legal tender, the currency is called fiat money


Currency Symbols ($, €, £, ¥, ﷼, ₡, лв and more)

A currency symbols is a graphic symbol often used as a shorthand for a currency's name. Considering visiting the following external web pages:

How to Use Currency Symbols on Your Computer

The following information is quoted directly from "World Currency Symbols". XE.COM INC 30 Jun 2009, 17:25 UTC. 30 Jun 2009. <>.

How To Work With Currency Symbols
Using Currency Symbols in Microsoft Word XP / 2003

  1. Ensure that you have Code2000 downloaded and installed. (See above for details.)
  2. Start a new document Microsoft Word, or open an existing Word document into which you wish to place the currency symbol.
  3. Open the font selector by clicking Format > Font. (See screen shot)
  4. Select the Code2000 font, and then clicking OK. (See screen shot)
  5. Open the symbol selector by clicking Insert > Symbol. (See screen shot)
  6. A new window will open up called Symbol. (See screen shot)
  7. Look up the Unicode: Hex code from the above table, enter it in the Character Code, and click Insert. (See screen shot)
  8. The symbol will now be in your Word document. (See screen shot)

Source: "World Currency Symbols". XE.COM INC 30 Jun 2009, 17:25 UTC. 30 Jun 2009. <>.

Currency Converter

An online Currency Converter will help you to calculate the value of your currency compared with currency from another country.

Source: "World Currency Symbols". XE.COM INC. 30 Jun 2009, 17:25 UTC. 30 Jun 2009. <>.