Oct 12, 2021

My Classroom Podcast: Tech Tools for Teachers

My Classroom is a short NGPF podcast series devoted to supporting the efforts of teachers. Every couple of weeks we speak with different teachers who share timely tips, resources, and teaching strategies that can be implemented immediately into the classroom.

This week, we welcome Jacqueline Collins and Sandra Beck. They will share their favorite tech tools to use in the classroom.

  • Jacqueline Collins is in her 16th year at Mansfield Public Schools, where she was the 2021 National Business Teacher of the Year. She is an NGPF Fellow and National Board Certified Teacher who specializes in Business, Marketing, and Financial Services. She has served in leadership roles for a number of state and national organizations.
  • Sandra Beck is in her 11th year of teaching. Her students have taught her that if you keep up with them they will keep up with you. And what better way than with technology? Mrs. Beck holds both a BA in English and History including her MA in Special Education from the University of Bridgewater State College. The recommendations they made on the podcast are as follows:

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About the Authors

Brian Page

Making a difference in the lives of students through financial capability is Brian’s greatest passion. He comes to NGPF after fifteen years of public school teaching where he was the ‘11 Ohio Department of Education recipient of a Milken National Educator Award, the CEE Forbes Award winner, and a Money Magazine/CNN "Money Hero". He served on the working group for President Obama's Advisory Council on Financial Capability. He has private school experience as a Trustee for the Cincinnati Country Day School and was a past Ohio Jump$tart President. Brian holds a BBA and M.Ed. When Brian isn’t working alongside his NGPF teammates he is likely spending time with his wife, three children, and dog; hiking, or watching Ohio State football.

Amanda Volz

Amanda joins the NGPF Team with over 20 years of experience teaching personal finance. During that time, she led her students to hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships, won multiple awards, and most importantly, impacted the financial lives of thousands of high school students. Amanda prides herself on being an educational leader and is constantly looking for innovative ways to make the classroom relevant, rigorous, and fun. She is a passionate advocate for financial education and has been a long-time member of the NGPF community. Fun fact - Amanda was NGPF’s first teacher account! When Amanda isn’t working, she enjoys cooking, gardening, and traveling with her husband and two children.

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