TEACHER TIP - Using NGPF + EdPuzzle + Google Classroom

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Jun 17, 2019
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PRO Tip from NGPF
You've probably noticed that NGPF has been releasing a lot of EdPuzzle videos lately. The great news is that if you use Google Classroom, you can integrate these two platforms together!  Watch this Teacher Tip video in which NGPF Fellow Amanda Volz shows you how you can combine the power of both platforms:     To find all NGPF EdPuzzle videos, go to the NGPF Video Library and type in "EdPuzzle" in the search bar! To learn more about using EdPuzzle in your classroom, read this...

Where's my Question of they Day? and what to expect from the NGPF blog this summer

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Jun 16, 2019
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Personal Finance
Summer is for PD for educators and for the team at NGPF. Be sure to check out our NEW! Virtual PD and Virtual FinCamp offerings. Whether you're new to NGPF or want to go deeper on a specific content area, these professional development offerings will hit the mark. Remember that all PDs attended also earn you credits in the NGPF Academy.  Look for Questions of the Day and FinCap Fridays to resume in early August. For those of you planning your class for next school year, we already have a...

Reading List for June 14-16

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Jun 14, 2019
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Career, Investing, Credit Scores, Cryptocurrencies, Financial Literacy, Parent Conversations
Careers Here is a fun one! Take a look at these wacky job titles. It might be fun to have your students guess what each one might mean! (Indeed.com) Forbes provides another list – this time it is the best employer in each state. Can you guess the best employer for your state? (Forbes) Managing Credit This article explains how smart use of a secured credit card can help you build or boost your credit score. Now Amazon is getting into this game. (NYT) "The Financial Health Network...

NGPF Podcast: How Iowa Student Loan Team Members Marc Hendel, Julie Cahalan and Gary Adams Served Their Local Community

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Jun 14, 2019
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Podcasts, Teaching Strategies
Marc, Julie and Gary share their experiences running four personal finance workshops at Harding Middle School in Des Moines. "The sooner the better" is a great answer to the question, "what is the right age for students to receive financial education?" Listen to the highlights of their work in the classroom as well as their observations about what middle school students are most interested in when it comes to money. Enjoy! Details: 0:00~1:54 Introduction 1:54~5:02 What Mark, Gary, and Julie do...

FinCap Friday: Summer Jobs

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Jun 13, 2019
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FinCap Fridays
In this FinCap Friday, we go over trends regarding teens working summer jobs. In the past, the summer has been seen as an opportunity to stack up some cash, but trends are showing that the summer is starting to be viewed in a different light! Play this FinCap Friday to find out what some of these new trends in summer teen employment are. If you're short on time, try our FinCap Friday (No Tech) here! Questions are embedded directly into the slide deck.  -----------------...

NGPF Fellows: Personal Finance Student of the Year Award, Edition 5

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Jun 13, 2019
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NGPF Fellows, Financial Literacy
To acknowledge the efforts that teachers put into their classes, NGPF Fellows have the option to award a 'Personal Finance Student of the Year Award' to one student with outstanding contributions in their personal finance class. The Fellow selects a student based on the following criteria: The student has taken the Fellow's personal finance class in the 2018-2019 school year The student has demonstrated outstanding performance in the class based on their participation, academic...

Final QoD for 2018-19: What was the #1 answer in a survey given to 1,000 adult respondents who were asked to complete this phrase "If I had a million dollars, I would ______.”

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Jun 12, 2019
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Question of the Day
Well we did it! Over 150 questions later, we come to the culminating question of the 2018-19 school year. Want to warm my heart? Take a moment and ping me your favorite QoD from this year (send to tim@ngpf.org). I'm always interested in hearing which ones caught your students' attention. We'll get that QoD pipeline revving again in early August. Until then, have a relaxing and joyful summer and hope to see you at one of our FinCamp + or Virtual PD offerings!  Answer (based on survey of...

EdPuzzle Thursday - CHECKING: Pay Day 101 - Direct Deposits

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Jun 12, 2019
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EdPuzzle Thursday
Want to assign videos with built-in questions? We will be releasing a new EdPuzzle video here on the blog each week so that your students can answer questions that are directly embedded within engaging videos. We are excited to share with you a new video each week and a new topic each month! This week’s Checking EdPuzzle video is from Young Illinois Saves and by watching this video, your students can learn and answer questions about the benefits of having their paycheck go directly to...

Teaching Strategies: Case Study Tips

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Jun 12, 2019
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Teaching Strategies, Case Study
Hat tip to Brian Page for sharing this article from Harvard Business which highlights teaching strategies when using case studies:   TIPS: When students are not prepared… If too many students come to a case discussion unprepared, ask why – don’t assume it’s laziness. Do they know how to prepare? Were your expectations clear? If the issue is only poor preparation, reinforce your expectations and the responsibility students have towards each...

QoD: Which one of the following headlines DID NOT appear in the past month?

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Jun 11, 2019
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Investing, Credit Cards, Question of the Day
Choices:  Teens help Snap's stock to surge  High school English teacher paid thousands to Citibank for credit card protection he never wanted  High school senior earns millions trading bitcoin; will donate money to build stock trading floor at high school  Teen bakes thousands of cupcakes to take his family to Disney World  Answer:  High school senior earns millions trading bitcoin; will use proceeds to build new science building at high school  While...

Chart of the Week: Spending Patterns By Education Level

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Jun 11, 2019
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Chart of the Week, Budgeting
Great series of charts from our friends at Visual Capitalist (hat tip to Brian Page for also tweeting this out) that analyzes spending by an individual's education level. Two charts are provided below: one for high school graduates, the other for college graduates.  High School graduate:  Explaining the chart: The chart is split into thirds:  Left side: Shows sources of income: salary, Social Security (some of these HS grads are seniors collecting Social Security, dividends...

Tech Tool Review: Google Sites

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Jun 11, 2019
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NGPF Fellows, Teaching Strategies
NGPF Fellow Jenna Derkoski (Newton South High School, MA) provides this awesome overview of how to use Google Sites in your classroom. Name of the Tool: Google Sites Cost: To access the integrations with other Google Apps that make Google Sites useful as an intranet site creator, you'll need a G Suite subscription, which comes in two forms: $5 per user per month and $10 per user per month, we have google as part of our district, so it is free for our students to access. Use Case: Allows...

Virtual PD Coming This Week...Earn NGPF Academy Credits Too!

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Jun 10, 2019
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Professional Development
We have a full slate of Virtual PD workshops to get your summer off to a great start (and you will earn NGPF Academy credits too!) Register for any and all of these events here!  Monday VPD NGPF Academy Office Hours: Beginner by Abby (2pm PT) VPD NGPF Academy Office Hours: Advanced by Sonia (4pm PT) Tuesday VPD Arcade Series: STAX! by Tim (4pm PT) Wednesday VPD Teaching Through: The Fine Print by Yanely (3pm PT) Thursday VPD Arcade Series: Spent by Tim (2pm PT) Friday VPD My Fav...

TEACHER TIP - INTERACTIVE: Get Basic with OnlineBank Sim (Short version)

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Jun 10, 2019
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PRO Tip from NGPF
Amanda Volz brings you another great Teacher Tip video on this popular Online Bank Simulation activity, INTERACTIVE: Get Basic with OnlineBank Sim (Short Version). Learn all about how Amanda implements this activity in her classroom with tips and tricks to help it run more smoothly in your classroom!      For all of NGPF's Checking resources, visit https://www.ngpf.org/curriculum/checking/...

QoD: Rank order from highest to lowest: percentage of people who....a) have an emergency fund, b) struggle to pay bills, c) live paycheck to paycheck.

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Jun 10, 2019
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Question of the Day, Budgeting
Answer (from Schwab Modern Wealth Report): Live paycheck to paycheck: 59% Struggle to pay bills: 44% Have an emergency fund: 38% Questions: Why do you think so many Americans live paycheck to paycheck? How much of it is an income problem compared to a spending problem?  If someone came to you and said "I want to stop living paycheck to paycheck," what questions would you ask them to try and understand their situation?  Why do you think it's so important to have an emergency...

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