FinCap Friday: All the Business Ladies

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Dec 03, 2020
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FinCap Friday
This week as we return from Thanksgiving break, there is breaking news about the efforts in corporate America to reach a more fair representation of women in the business, finance and economics workforce. Not only that, but breaking news went viral regarding the diversity and representation reflected in President-elect Joe Biden's nominations for administrative positions and White House senior staff. What is all the buzz about? Find out in this week's FinCap Friday:  If you're short on...

EdPuzzle Thursday: Protecting Your Identity Online

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Dec 02, 2020
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EdPuzzle Thursday, Identity Theft
EdPuzzle is a great platform to test for knowledge while students watch a video and learn remotely. We will be releasing new EdPuzzle videos here on the blog each week so that your students can answer questions that are directly embedded within engaging videos.  This week's EdPuzzle video titled "Can You Really Protect Your Identity Online" explains specific things that can be done to help prevent identity theft.      Interested in more EdPuzzle videos? Visit...

My Classroom Podcast: Ingrid Lu

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Dec 02, 2020
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Podcasts, Teaching Strategies, Tips for Teachers
NGPF’s My Classroom is a 10-15 minute weekly podcast series that will follow the lives of four amazing financial literacy leaders. Each one will share how they advocate for financial literacy and the teaching strategies they have used through COVID. Like the last series, each one is from a different area of the country and a different type of school, but this time you'll hear from a student-teacher, a middle school teacher, a former financial literacy teacher turned administrator, and a...

Question of the Day: How much can a creator on TikTok make if their video receives 1 million views?

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Dec 02, 2020
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Question of the Day, Career, Employment
Hat tip to Brian Page for recommending this question: Answer: Between $20 and $40 (or 2-4 cents per 1,000 views) Questions: Have you or any of your friends built an audience on TikTok? How easy or difficult was it?  Are there other ways to make money from having a significant set of followers on TikTok?  Does this information change your opinion of whether you can make a living off of TikTok videos?  Here's the ready-to-go slides for this Question of the Day that you can use in...

Middle School Teacher Billy Mills Mini Interview: I Quiz the Biz Wiz

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Dec 01, 2020
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Middle School Tips
Billy Mills is a long-time educator with 10 years of experience in his middle school business classroom at Bloomfield Middle School in Bloomfield, NJ. Mr. Mills teaches a class called Biz Wiz where he engages his students in the wild, interconnected worlds of business and finance. I Zoomed with Billy for a mini interview, which was a treat! I'm thrilled to share his insights on the NGPF blog today for middle school teachers nationwide.   Sonia: What's the mix of in-person and...

FAFSA filings down 15.5%; Interactives to Nudge Students to File the FAFSA

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Dec 01, 2020
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Interactive, Paying for College, Research
FAFSA filings are down 15.5% on year over year basis. We all know the consequences of students failing to file a FAFSA and the importance of filing early. Some awards have limited resources, and those who wait until the last minute to file could be out of luck as funding dries up.  Here are three interactives you can use to nudge your students to file a FAFSA now. FAFSA Tracker - The #FormYourFuture FAFSA Tracker is an interactive data dashboard that tracks and ranks states’ progress...

Question of the Day (Updated): How much have Americans increased spending on subscriptions during the Covid Pandemic?

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Dec 01, 2020
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Question of the Day, Behavioral Finance
Answer: Average increase of $192.30 Here is a look at which generations were more likely to sign up for a new subscription service. Questions: Have you ever signed up for a monthly subscription? If so, what do you subscribe to and how much do you pay? If not, do you know any family members who have subscriptions (who knows, maybe you even use their Netflix account:) Have you ever heard someone complain about signing up for a subscription that they didn't even know about? What...

NGPF On-Demand Pilot Closes December 1st!

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Nov 30, 2020
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Professional Development
Note: The pilot period of NGPF On-Demand has closed. Thank you to the teachers who have already completed a module and provided feedback on NGPF On-Demand! As a reminder, this pilot period of On-Demand modules closes on December 1, 2020 (9pm PT).    *Important Note: As the NGPF Academy Quarter is also coming to an end, any modules completed on November 30th will count toward 2nd Quarter credit. Any modules completed on December 1st will count toward 3rd Quarter credit.  What is...

Collaboration Series: Trade Schools, Apprenticeships, & Internships

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Nov 30, 2020
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Tips for Teachers, Teaching Strategies
Collaboration Series is a weekly blog post that will highlight implementation ideas of various NGPF resources, strategies to engage your students in a Zoom world, and other useful teacher tips shared by teachers in recent Virtual PD sessions.    This week's Collaborate Board was created by a team of teachers at a Brush Up: Trade Schools, Apprenticeships, & Internships VPD. While college may be a popular option for many students after high school, it is not the only path! This VPD...

Podcasts For Your Classroom: Professional Athletes' and Money

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Nov 30, 2020
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Podcasts
After more than 400 teachers expressed interest in bringing podcasts into the classroom, we decided to build out a weekly activity to fulfill that desire. This week's activity (you will be asked to Make a Copy when you click on the link) revolves around professional athletes' experiences with money and has incorporated 3-4 minute audio excerpts from the NGPF Podcast. Few ideas for implementation are to have students listen to ONE of the podcast clips and then complete the Google form. You...

Question of the Day (Updated): What's the average student loan debt for Americans over 60?

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Nov 30, 2020
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Question of the Day, Paying for College
Answer: $33,800 Questions: Did you expect people over 60 to still have student debt? Why or why not? What do you think causes someone to still have student debt at age 60? How do you think having student debt impacts their lifestyle? Click here for the ready-to-go slides for this Question of the Day that you can use in your classroom. Behind the numbers (Wall Street Journal): "On average, student loan borrowers in their 60s owed $33,800 in 2017, up 44% from 2010,...

MATH Monday: Box and Whisker Plots for Banking Fees [Checking]

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Nov 29, 2020
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Math
 People who have checking accounts can be charged fees such as management, minimum balance, overdraft, ATM, and others. In this activity, students will practice plotting sample banking fee charges and analyzing their interquartile ranges.   View the MATH Collection: In today’s math activity, students will learn how to create and analyze box and whisker plots! Check it out in MATH: Box and Whisker Plots for Banking Fees.  Example: Students can use this step-by-step...

Collaborate with Educators At NGPF Professional Development This Week (November 30-December 3)

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Nov 29, 2020
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Professional Development
Here's what teachers are saying about our Virtual PDs: "Honestly, these sessions have all been amazing! I have used so much due to the PDs!"! "I am absolutely inspired...I am more prepared to teach my students in the fall." "Each time I join the sessions, I come away with new knowledge, insights and ideas on how to use this information with my students." We have a full slate of professional development opportunities this week for teachers! New to NGPF? Be sure to check out Beginner...

Question of the Day: What percent of Black Friday shoppers expected to shop online?

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Nov 29, 2020
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Question of the Day, Budgeting
Answer: 64% Questions: Did you do any shopping on Black Friday?  Do you have a budget for holiday gifts this year?  Do you think it's easier to spend more online than when buying at a store? Why or why not?  Here's the ready-to-go slides for this Question of the Day that you can use in your classroom. Behind the numbers (Deloitte report):With shoppers significantly cutting back on in-store visits, the demand is high for convenient options to meet safety needs. In...

NGPF Podcast: Carolyn Cooper and her student Pranav discuss the importance of financial education

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Nov 28, 2020
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Podcasts
This NGPF Podcast features an 11-year old student, Pranav, and his teacher, Carolyn Cooper. When you hear Pranav describe his investment philosophy, it becomes clear that he listened to his teacher. Carolyn shares her story coming to the U.S. as a middle-schooler, her career as a CPA and her passion for financial education. Enjoy!  Details: 0:00~1:36 Introduction 1:36~17:55 Pranav 1:36~3:40 Pranav’s introduction 3:40~6:51 Pranav’s first business: Bun-Bun Bunny Sitting...

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