About the Author

Amanda Volz

Amanda is a personal finance teacher at St. Clair High School in St. Clair, Michigan. She is a strong advocate for financial education, a proud member of the NGPF community, and uses the NGPF resources and curriculum extensively in her classroom.

Author: Amanda Volz

EdPuzzle Thursday - COVID-19: Market Crash & The Stimulus Bill

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Apr 01, 2020
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EdPuzzle Thursday, Current Events
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 videos, from Two Cents, are related to COVID-19.  In the first EdPuzzle video, your students will learn the impact this pandemic has had on the stock market and tips when investing in a bear market.    In...

THREE More Tech Tip Videos!

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Mar 26, 2020
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PRO Tip from NGPF
As more and more teachers are delivering content online, edtech tools can be a useful and helpful integration. NGPF Fellow Amanda Volz has created THREE more Tech Tip videos demonstrating the basic functions of each tool and ideas for using them with the NGPF curriculum. Flipgrid: Flipgrid is a free tool that allows students to create short videos in response to a question or "topic". These videos can be viewed only by the teacher or used to generate classroom discussion! EdPuzzle: EdPuzzle is...

TECH TIP: Quizizz

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Mar 23, 2020
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PRO Tip from NGPF
As many teachers are preparing to teach remotely and shifting their content online, we thought it would be helpful to post TECH TIP videos in place of our traditional TEACHER TIP video blog posts. NGPF Fellow, Amanda Volz, is creating short tutorial videos that demonstrate the basics of using some popular tech/web tools and ideas for using them with the NGPF curriculum. So, whether you are currently teaching online, planning to teach remotely in the future, or just want to brush up on some...

EdPuzzle Thursday - TYPES OF CREDIT: Using Your Credit Card

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Mar 18, 2020
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EdPuzzle Thursday, Credit Cards
EdPuzzle is a great platform to test for knowledge while students watch a video and learn remotely. 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.  In this week's EdPuzzle video, your students will learn important information about a credit card such as the billing cycle, how interest is calculated, the impact of paying minimum payments or missing a payment, and how to use a...

TEACHER TIP {Rewind} - DEBATE: Should College Students Have Credit Cards?

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Mar 16, 2020
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PRO Tip from NGPF
This is a repeat Teacher Tip video, but a good one if you are teaching online over the next few weeks. In the activity DEBATE: Should College Students Have Credit Cards? students conduct research on the pros and cons of credit usage and also learn how to effectively form a debate. Amanda Volz provides some tips and a variety of implementation ideas for how you can use this activity in your classroom including using Flipgrid as a way for students to present their research. ...

EdPuzzle Thursday - TYPES OF CREDIT: How Do You Actually Buy a House?

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Mar 11, 2020
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EdPuzzle Thursday, Mortgages
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.  In this week's EdPuzzle video, your students will learn the steps of purchasing and financing a home.  Interested in more EdPuzzle videos? Visit our Video Library and type in "EdPuzzle" into the search bar at the top to view the rest of our EdPuzzle videos! ...

GOOGLE FORMS - Video #12: Adding An Access Code To A Google Form

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Mar 09, 2020
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PRO Tip from NGPF
This is the final video of the series! If you have been following the blog over the past few weeks, you have noticed that Amanda Volz has put together a series of 12 short Google Forms tutorial videos. There are many benefits to using Google Forms in the classroom and NGPF has many assignments and assessments available in this format. The TWELFTH VIDEO in this series demonstrates how to add an access code to a Google Form. This is particularly helpful if you are using a Google Form for an...

GOOGLE FORMS - Video #11: Google Forms + Google Classroom

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Mar 04, 2020
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PRO Tip from NGPF
Do you use Google Classroom? Do you want to incorporate more Google Forms assignments and assessments? Then, this video is for you! Amanda Volz has created a short tutorial video demonstrating how well Google Forms and Google Classroom work together.   The ELEVENTH VIDEO in this tutorial series demonstrates how to add Google Forms to Google Classroom and provides some tips and tricks for implementation and grading.  1:48 - Creating a Google Form assignment in Google...

EdPuzzle Thursday - TAXES: How Tax Brackets Actually Work

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Mar 04, 2020
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EdPuzzle Thursday, Taxes
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.  In this week's EdPuzzle video, your students will learn how tax brackets actually work. Interested in more EdPuzzle videos? Visit our Video Library and type in "EdPuzzle" into the search bar at the top to view the rest of our EdPuzzle videos!  Note: You do NOT need to...

GOOGLE FORMS - Video #10: How To Turn Off Viewing Permissions

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Mar 02, 2020
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PRO Tip from NGPF
If you have been following the blog over the last few weeks, you have noticed Amanda Volz's short tutorial videos on how to use Google Forms in the classroom. NGPF has many assignments and assessments available in Google Forms and these videos were created to help both the beginner Google teacher as well as the more advanced user.  The TENTH VIDEO in this series demonstrates how to turn off viewing permissions of a Google Form. This is particularly helpful when administering...

EdPuzzle Thursday - TYPES OF CREDIT: Comparing Cards

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Feb 26, 2020
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EdPuzzle Thursday, Credit Cards, Debit Cards
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, your students will learn the difference between a credit card, debit card, and prepaid debit card.  Interested in more EdPuzzle videos? Visit our Video...

GOOGLE FORMS - Video #9: How to Add Answer Feedback in Google Forms

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Feb 24, 2020
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PRO Tip from NGPF
There are many benefits to using Google Forms in the classroom. Not only can some responses be graded automatically, but you can also add answer feedback to deepen the learning and reflection in your classroom.  Amanda Volz has created a series of tutorial videos demonstrating tips and tricks when using Google Forms in the classroom. NGPF offers a variety of assignments and assessments in Google Forms format that are ready for you to use!  The NINTH VIDEO in this series...

GOOGLE FORMS - VIDEO #8: How to Grade Short Answer Questions in Google Forms

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Feb 20, 2020
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PRO Tip from NGPF
NGPF offers many Google Forms assessments and assignments. Amanda Volz has created a series of short tutorial videos to help you incorporate Google Forms more frequently and effectively in your classroom. These videos were created to help the beginner Google teacher and provide some tips & tricks for the more experienced Google teacher.  The EIGHTH VIDEO in this series dives deeper into different ways you can grade short & long response questions in a Google Form.  1:13 -...

EdPuzzle Thursday: BUDGETING - Leasing vs Buying a New Car

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Feb 19, 2020
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EdPuzzle Thursday, Budgeting
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, your students will learn the advantages and disadvantages (as well as costs!) of leasing vs buying a car.   Interested in more EdPuzzle videos? Visit our Video...

GOOGLE FORMS - VIDEO #7: How to View Google Form Responses & Grades

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Feb 17, 2020
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PRO Tip from NGPF
When using a Google Form assignment or assessment (by the way, NGPF has a lot of them ready for you to use!), all of the student responses are available in one location or spreadsheet. How can you view your students' responses and what are some tips for quick grading?  The SEVENTH VIDEO in this series shows exactly where to view your students' responses and grades when using a Google Form in the classroom.  0:44 - How to edit your Google Form 0:56 - The RESPONSES section of...