About the Author

Abby Alcala

After graduating with a statistics major at UC Davis, Abby set off to Massachusetts to teach algebra 1 and geometry and enjoyed working with the curious and creative minds of high school students. She is passionate about helping students recognize and develop their strengths and leadership skills. She was instrumental in taking the high school cheer team to regional competitions, as well as elevating school spirit and pride through creating unity amongst the study body and educators. Back in the Bay Area, Abby is excited to work with other educators to build and share content to enhance the teaching experience in applied math and finance.

Author: Abby Alcala

EdPuzzle Thursday - INSURANCE: 5 Factors that Determine Auto Insurance Rates

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Feb 13, 2019
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EdPuzzle Thursday
New Product Alert! 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 EdPuzzle video is from InsuranceQuotes.com, where students will learn about 5 different factors that go into your individual auto insurance premium: your deductible, type of...

EdPuzzle Thursday - INSURANCE: Health Insurance 101: Types of Plans

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Feb 06, 2019
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EdPuzzle Thursday
New Product Alert! 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!  In this MoneyCoach video (the 2nd of a 3-part series on health insurance from MoneyCoach), your students will learn about the basics of different types of health insurance...

EdPuzzle Thursday - INSURANCE: The Basic Principles of Insurance

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Jan 31, 2019
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EdPuzzle Thursday
New Product Alert! 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!  For the month of February, we will be delivering you weekly INSURANCE EdPuzzles! We are kicking this month's EdPuzzle series off with a CII Media video that you can share with...

EdPuzzle Thursday - TAXES: What's a W-2 Form?

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Jan 23, 2019
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EdPuzzle Thursday
New Product Alert! 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! For our final Taxes EdPuzzle for the month of January, here is a video from NGPF team member, Yanely (MissBeHelpful), that we EdPuzzle'd for your students to learn the ins and outs of W-2...

EdPuzzle Thursday - TAXES: How To Do Your Taxes

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Jan 16, 2019
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EdPuzzle Thursday
New Product Alert! 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 anew topic each month! Continuing with our EdPuzzle series on the topic of Taxes for this month, here is a video from MoneyCoach that goes over the basics of how to file your taxes, the importance of W4 and...

EdPuzzle Thursday - TAXES: What's a W-4 Form?

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Jan 16, 2019
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EdPuzzle Thursday, Taxes
New Product Alert! 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! Here is a short and sweet video from DOR Media that we EdPuzzle'd for your students to learn details on W-4 forms, such as the importance of these forms, what employers use it for, and who...

EdPuzzle Thursday - TAXES: How to Read a Pay Stub

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Jan 09, 2019
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EdPuzzle Thursday, Taxes
New Product Alert! 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! We are kicking off this year's EdPuzzle series with videos on Taxes for the month of January. Here is a video on how your students can read a paystub and provides details such as what gets...

Just One Resource - ANALYZE: How America Gives

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Jan 07, 2019
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Just One Resource, Generosity, Math
    In this weekly blog post, the Curriculum team will highlight Just One Resource from our NGPF collection that maybe doesn't get the attention it deserves. Use it this week or bookmark it for later.  [The Resource]  ANALYZE: How America Gives The Gist: Using The Chronicle of Philanthropy site, students will explore American financial charitable giving throughout the country’s 50 largest metropolitan areas. Combining data from the Internal Revenue...

Just One Resource - INTERACTIVE: Eight Questions to Ask Before Picking a College

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Dec 17, 2018
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Just One Resource
    In this weekly blog post, the Curriculum team will highlight Just One Resource from our NGPF collection that maybe doesn't get the attention it deserves. Use it this week or bookmark it for later.    [The Resource]  INTERACTIVE: Eight Questions to Ask Before Picking a College The Gist: College is one of the biggest decisions and investments a parent and student will make. As your students get ready for winter vacation with their families, it might be a...

Just One Resource - COMPARE: Charities

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Dec 10, 2018
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Just One Resource, Generosity
    In this weekly blog post, the Curriculum team will highlight Just One Resource from our NGPF collection that maybe doesn't get the attention it deserves. Use it this week or bookmark it for later.  [The Resource]  COMPARE: Charities The Gist: During this season of giving, it's important to look closely at how charities, nonprofits and organizations use people's donations. With this activity, your students will research organizations and causes that they are...

Just One Resource - PROJECT: You Decide! Who Gets the Job?

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Dec 04, 2018
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Just One Resource
    In this weekly blog post, the Curriculum team will highlight Just One Resource from our NGPF collection that maybe doesn't get the attention it deserves. Use it this week or bookmark it for later.  [The Resource]  PROJECT: You Decide! Who Gets the Job? The Gist:  In this project, students assume the role of a hiring manager at MusicBeat, a company that produces high-quality headphones. They have to review the resumes and cover letters of three potential...

Just One Resource - ANALYZE: Advertising Campaigns

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Nov 27, 2018
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Just One Resource
    In this weekly blog post, the Curriculum team will highlight Just One Resource from our NGPF collection that maybe doesn't get the attention it deserves. Use it this week or bookmark it for later.  [The Resource]  ANALYZE: Advertising Campaigns The Gist: This entrepreneurship activity gives students the opportunity to identify mediums of advertising and analyze the effectiveness of advertising campaigns, making them more aware of how ads affect them, as well...

Just One Resource - PROJECT: Plan a Friendsgiving Dinner

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Nov 18, 2018
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Just One Resource
    In this weekly blog post, the Curriculum team will highlight Just One Resource from our NGPF collection that maybe doesn't get the attention it deserves. Use it this week or bookmark it for later.  [The Resource]  PROJECT: Plan a Friendsgiving Dinner The Gist: In this Common Core Standards-aligned project, students plan a potluck Friendsgiving dinner, comparison shop for ingredients, and create an expense report via spreadsheet to track their “spending",...

Just One Resource - INTERACTIVE: What is a Millennial?

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Nov 13, 2018
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Just One Resource
    In this weekly blog post, the Curriculum team will highlight Just One Resource from our NGPF collection that maybe doesn't get the attention it deserves. Use it this week or bookmark it for later.  [The Resource]  INTERACTIVE: What is a Millennial? The Gist: Your students will explore how trends among the Millennial generation regarding their experiences with technological change, globalization, and economic disruption reshape their spending habits and the...

Just One Resource - CASE STUDY: Have Diploma. Got Job?

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Nov 06, 2018
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Just One Resource
    In this weekly blog post, the Curriculum team will highlight Just One Resource from our NGPF collection that maybe doesn't get the attention it deserves. Use it this week or bookmark it for later.  [The Resource]  CASE STUDY: Have Diploma. Got Job? The Gist: Your students get the chance to be in a career counselor's shoes and troubleshoot with college students on how to land a job! The Best Parts: Sample student profiles and resumes: You will find two...