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TEACHER TIP - COMPARE: Types of Savings Accounts

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Jun 24, 2019
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PRO Tip from NGPF
See how NGPF Fellow Amanda Volz uses the popular activity, COMPARE: Types of Savings Accounts, in this new Teacher Tip video! You'll learn all of her best tips and tricks on how to modify it for your classroom!     For all of NGPF's Saving resources, go to the Saving Unit Page....

TEACHER TIP - Using NGPF + EdPuzzle + Google Classroom

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Jun 17, 2019
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PRO Tip from NGPF
You've probably noticed that NGPF has been releasing a lot of EdPuzzle videos lately. The great news is that if you use Google Classroom, you can integrate these two platforms together!  Watch this Teacher Tip video in which NGPF Fellow Amanda Volz shows you how you can combine the power of both platforms:     To find all NGPF EdPuzzle videos, go to the NGPF Video Library and type in "EdPuzzle" in the search bar! To learn more about using EdPuzzle in your classroom, read this...

TEACHER TIP - INTERACTIVE: Get Basic with OnlineBank Sim (Short version)

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Jun 10, 2019
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PRO Tip from NGPF
Amanda Volz brings you another great Teacher Tip video on this popular Online Bank Simulation activity, INTERACTIVE: Get Basic with OnlineBank Sim (Short Version). Learn all about how Amanda implements this activity in her classroom with tips and tricks to help it run more smoothly in your classroom!      For all of NGPF's Checking resources, visit https://www.ngpf.org/curriculum/checking/...

Just One Resource - The Real Relationship Test: Reconcile Your Finances

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Jun 03, 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] The Real Relationship Test: Reconcile Your Finances The Gist: Students are assigned a profile of a person to roleplay who is getting married to their partner. They are given details such as occupation, salary, debt, and more! Students partner up...

Just One Resource - PROJECT: Craft a Credit Score Game

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Apr 29, 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] PROJECT: Craft a Credit Score Game The Gist: Students work in groups to create a board game, card game, or trivia game that they can play with their classmates and test each other about credit scores!  The Best Parts: Students work in groups and decide...

Just One Resource - COMPARE: Types of Savings Accounts

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Apr 22, 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] COMPARE: Types of Savings Accounts The Gist: Students conduct research to compare different types of savings accounts that they can use.  The Best Parts: Students explore a range of savings accounts including traditional, online, CDs, and Money Market...

Just One Resource - SOFT SKILLS: Accepting Criticism

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Apr 15, 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] SOFT SKILLS: Accepting Criticism The Gist: Students roleplay realistic high school and workplace scenarios in order to practice the soft skill Accepting Criticism.  The Best Parts: Students get to practice their "accepting criticism" skills through 6...

Just One Resource - THE FINE PRINT: Financial Aid Package

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Apr 08, 2019
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Lesson Idea, 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] THE FINE PRINT: Financial Aid Package The Gist: Students analyze two different financial aid award letters to determine which school is offering a better package.  The Best Parts: Before diving into the financial aid award letters, students...

Just One Resource - CREATE: Write a Savings Letter

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Apr 01, 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] CREATE: Write a Savings Letter The Gist: Students write a letter to a friend or parent with a savings goal they have so they have someone to help support them and keep them accountable! The Best Parts: Before writing the letter, students first...

Just One Resource - COMPARE: Find an Apartment

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Feb 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] COMPARE: Find an Apartment The Gist: Students go apartment hunting using actual apartment listing websites!  The Best Parts: First, students watch a video that includes helpful tips on what to look for and how to go about the apartment...

Just One Resource - INTERACTIVE: Navigate Your Online Bank Account (Short Version)

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Feb 18, 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] INTERACTIVE: Navigate Your Online Bank Account (Short Version) The Gist: Students get the chance to explore different features online banking has to offer by going through an online bank simulation!  The Best Parts: Students review...

Just One Resource - ROLEPLAY: Sign Up for a 401(k)

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Feb 11, 2019
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Just One Resource, Investing, Retirement
    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] ROLEPLAY: Sign Up for a 401(k) The Gist: Students play the role of a new college graduate who has to pick investments in their first ever 401(k)! The Best Parts: Students see how much money they have in their monthly budget to allocate towards...

Just One Resource - CALCULATE: Your Tax Due

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Jan 28, 2019
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Just One Resource, Taxes
    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: Your Tax Due The Gist: Students learn how to calculate a person's taxable income and how their marginal tax rate is different than their effective tax rate! The Best Parts: By calculating a person's taxable income, students understand...

Just One Resource - CALCULATE: What If You Invested That Latte?

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Jan 21, 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: What If You Invested That Latte? The Gist: How much money would you have in 30 years if you were to put aside the money you spend on that daily coffee into a retirement account instead?  The Best Parts: Students use Bankrate's...

Just One Resource - CALCULATE: Completing a 1040

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Jan 14, 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: Completing a 1040 The Gist: Students practice filling out a 1040 form to file a tax return!   The Best Parts: Students will file the 1040 for 4 different individuals, each with their own profile and situation. ...