Podcasts In The Classroom: Financial Aid Tips and Tricks
After more than 400 teachers expressed interest in bringing podcasts into the classroom, we decided to build out a ready-to-use activity to fulfill that desire. This week's activity (you will be asked to Make a Copy when you click on the link) revolves around the financial aid process and has incorporated 3-6 minute audio excerpts from the NGPF Podcast.
Few ideas for implementation are to have students listen to ONE of the podcast clips and then complete the Google form. You could then have them pair-share with another student who listened to a different podcast OR put three students in a breakout room, have them each take one of the podcasts, and then share what they learned. If you would like to stay on the topic of Paying for College, be sure to check out the Paying for College Page and FinCap Friday: FAFSA in the Fall which was released in October.
Interested in listening to the full-length podcasts? Here are the links:
- Author Eric Tyson shares strategies to help families figure out the college finance puzzle
- Mark Salisbury of TuitionFit on increasing transparency of college pricing
- NY Times Columnist Ron Lieber on his upcoming book, The Price You Pay for College
Check out our past Podcast Tuesdays:
About the Author
Ren has been working part-time at NGPF since 2014, interning through high school and college. With his knowledge growing alongside NGPF, after graduating from college in 2020, he joined the team to work full time with a focus on teacher onboarding. He is also the editor of the NGPF podcast and makes sure it is accessible to teachers on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play Music. During his free time, he likes to try out coffees from different roasters across the world and try out new brewing methods, even though personal finance gurus tend to caution against buying a cup of joe.
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