Best of 2018...NGPF FinCap Fridays

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Jan 04, 2019
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Budgeting, FinCap Fridays, Financial Scams, Career, Current Events, Employment, Generosity

We added FinCap Fridays to our resources in mid-August. Teachers asked for a creative and engaging way to bring current events into their classroom and we listened. A 5-7 minute FinCap Friday kicks off with a 5 question Kahoot + Yanely's explanation of the current event and why it matters + a discussion prompt to keep the conversation going + additional activity ideas if you want your students to dig deeper. With over 50,000 student Kahoots played since its August launch, FinCap Fridays have become a weekly ritual in thousands of classrooms. 

Here are the top five:

  1. Famous and Frugal 
  2. Who Wants to Be A Billionaire? 
  3. Show Me the Money!
  4. Teen Job Trends
  5. Gratitude is the Right Attitude

Find these and more on our FinCap Friday resource page. Note that we also recently added a no-tech option too where the Kahoot questions are embedded within the presentation. Just click on the "No Tech" link on the first slide in the upper right of the FinCap Friday slides. 

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Looking for more Best of NGPF? Our Teacher Toolkit includes a Best of NGPF resources by unit and by use Cases in your classroom. 

 

About the Author

Tim Ranzetta

Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.