Tips for Teachers: Adapting NGPF Using Google Slides

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Oct 02, 2015
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Lesson Idea, Teaching Strategies, Professional Development, Tips for Teachers

At NGPF, we know that every teacher is unique. They have their own teaching styles, class structures and preferred strategies. So we understand that many teachers adapt our content to fit their needs. We also know that the best teachers don’t reinvent the wheel… they beg, borrow and steal to make their class better.

Today we introduce a new offering:

Tips for Teachers

What is Tips for Teachers? Whenever we see or hear about a teacher using creative strategies to uniquely adapt our content, we want to alert the rest of the community so they can add it to their teaching toolbox (if they choose).

Angela PrincipatoOur first Tip for Teachers comes from Angela Principato, who teaches Financial Literacy at South Lake High School in St. Clair Shores, Michigan.

Angela is using NGPF’s curriculum exclusively to teach her financial literacy class, but wanted to have all the materials for the Checking unit in one place so she could stay organized and have all the materials in one place for her students.

Her solution? Take all of the resources from the entire lesson and place them into a simple Google Slides template so everything was in one simple place.

“I love using the discussion prompts and fast facts as a starting point for our classroom discussions. Using Google Slides allows me to clearly present them to my students via my projector.

By embedding the videos and articles into the slides, I’m also able to seamlessly present all of the blended learning components in class.

Finally, I can post the slides on my website and students who are absent have immediate access to everything they missed.”

Check out the slides embedded below, or check them out in Google Drive.

Have your own Tips for Teachers you’d like to share? Send us an email, or tweet at us.

About the Author

Andrew Furth

Andrew comes from a family of educators, and joined Teach for America after graduating from UCLA with a degree in English. During his three years teaching Social Studies, in both rural Arkansas and urban San Francisco, he realized the potential of online tools to amplify the reach and impact of learning for teachers and students. Andrew joined NGPF in 2014, bringing his educational expertise to designing lessons while learning on the job how to manage his own finances (which comes in handy in San Francisco, where the crazy rent means budgets are always tight).

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