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 - PAYING FOR COLLEGE: What is the FAFSA and How Does It Work?

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Oct 02, 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! Happy first week of October! And you know what that means...FAFSA time! This month, we are focusing on PAYING FOR COLLEGE, and kicking off with an EdPuzzle video from Utah Features, where your students...

EdPuzzle Thursday - CAREER: Hard Skills vs Soft Skills

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Sep 18, 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 Career EdPuzzle video is from GCF and your students can learn and answer questions about differentiating between hard and soft skills, how to develop soft skills, and the importance of having a...

EdPuzzle Thursday - CAREER: How to Ask for a Raise

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Sep 11, 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 Career EdPuzzle video is from PBS Two Cents, where your students can learn and answer questions about why it's important to ask for a raise, strong arguments to provide to their boss, the right...

EdPuzzle Thursday - CAREER: Job Interview Tips For Your First Job

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Sep 04, 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! Happy September! We are focusing on CAREER EdPuzzles this month, starting off with a video from Michael Page UK, where your students can learn and answer questions about some tips on how to smoothly sail...

EdPuzzle Thursday - INVESTING: Rise of the Robo Advisors

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Aug 28, 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! We are wrapping up August's theme of Investing with this week's EdPuzzle video from Investopedia, where your students can learn and answer questions about how younger generations are much more likely to...

EdPuzzle Thursday - INVESTING: What Are Mutual Funds, Index Funds And ETF’s???

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Aug 21, 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! In this week's EdPuzzle video, NGPF team member, Yanely, explains the difference between there three types of investment options! Interested in more EdPuzzle videos? Visit our Video...

EdPuzzle Thursday - INVESTING: Lebron Gets Investing Advice From Warren Buffett - What Does It Mean?!!

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Aug 14, 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! NBA player LeBron James asked investing expert Warren Buffett for some investing advice in a video we share often at FinCamps (link is provided in first comment of EdPuzzle) and NGPF team member, Yanely,...

EdPuzzle Thursday - INVESTING: How The Stock Exchange Works

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Aug 07, 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! In this week's Investing EdPuzzle video from Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell, your students can learn and answer questions about the basics of the stock exchanges!   Interested in more...

EdPuzzle Thursday - INVESTING: 4 Types of Retirement Accounts

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Jul 31, 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! Happy August! New month = new EdPuzzle unit! For this month's theme of Investing, we are starting off with an EdPuzzle video from Zions TV, where your students can learn and answer questions about 4...

EdPuzzle Thursday - FINANCIAL PITFALLS: Cosigning a Loan

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Jul 24, 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! Cosigning a loan for a friend or family member can be a great way to help them out. But before you do, you need to make sure you know what you'll be responsible for and how your credit score could be...

EdPuzzle Thursday - FINANCIAL PITFALLS: Can You Really Protect Your Identity Online?

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Jul 17, 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! There's nothing quite as scary as a tale of a malicious identity hack! From Facebook to Equifax, it seems like nobody's identity is safe anymore. So is there really way to protect yourself online... or are...

EdPuzzle Thursday - FINANCIAL PITFALLS: Payday Loans: Who Uses Them and Why?

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Jul 10, 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 month's theme for EdPuzzles is FINANCIAL PITFALLS! This week's EdPuzzle video is from Pew, where your students can learn and answer questions about the risks and consequences of payday loans and how...

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...

EdPuzzle Thursday - CHECKING: How To Start Using Your Checking Account Properly

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Jun 05, 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! Happy first week of June! Which means...new CHECKING EdPuzzle videos! Check out this month's first EdPuzzle video, from The Financial Diet, where students can learn about details of using checking...

EdPuzzle Thursday - SAVING: The Difference Between Saving, Investing, and Speculating

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May 29, 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! Wrapping up May's theme on SAVING, here's this month's final EdPuzzle video from Pinnacle Advisory Group that breaks down the differences betweens savings to protect money, investing to grow money, and...