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 - TYPES OF CREDIT: Mortgage Rates

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Mar 27, 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 final EdPuzzle video on Types of Credit is from the "It's a Money Thing" series, where your students will learn and answer questions about fixed vs. adjustable rates, amortization...

Just One Resource - FINE PRINT: W-2 Form

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Mar 25, 2019
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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] FINE PRINT: W-2 Form The Gist: Just in time for your students to file their taxes, they learn about the ins and outs of a W-2 form in this Fine Print resource! The Best Parts: As with all of our Fine Prints, students can read an article and watch...

EdPuzzle Thursday - TYPES OF CREDIT: Credit Card Debt Explained

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Mar 20, 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! Making minimum payments on credit card debt costs you much more in the long run. Have your students watch this EdPuzzle video from KQED Education to learn about why! Interested in more EdPuzzle videos?...

EdPuzzle Thursday - TYPES OF CREDIT: All About Car Loans

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Mar 13, 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! Getting a new car is fun and exciting, but can you afford it? Know the steps to getting the best financing available. Continuing this month's theme of Types of Credit, your students can watch this EdPuzzle...

Just One Resource - CALCULATE: How Much Do I Pay in Taxes?

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Mar 11, 2019
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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] CALCULATE: How Much Do I Pay in Taxes? The Gist: Students explore how different factors can have a big impact on how much someone pays in taxes and how much they have leftover to spend on themselves. The Best Parts: Students practice using the...

EdPuzzle Thursday - TYPES OF CREDIT: Credit vs. Debit Cards

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Mar 06, 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 EdPuzzle is TYPES OF CREDIT! In this EdPuzzle video, Bellco Credit Union has credit cards and debit cards battle it out, while your students learn about the advantages and...

EdPuzzle Thursday - INSURANCE: Health Insurance Explained – The YouToons Have It Covered

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Feb 27, 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 month's final EdPuzzle video on Insurance from Maryland Health Connection is a #1 NGPF Pick, as it is an awesome, humorous video explaining the details of health insurance,...

EdPuzzle Thursday - INSURANCE: Insurance 101 - Renters Insurance

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Feb 20, 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! Home is where the heart is! This week's EdPuzzle video is from Central Insurance, where students will learn about the importance of having the protection of a renter's policy, including...

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: 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 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: 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...