Category: PRO Tip from NGPF

TEACHER TIP - RESEARCH: Finding Scholarships & Grants

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Jul 22, 2019
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PRO Tip from NGPF
Amanda Volz brings you another Teacher Tip video on the activity RESEARCH: Finding Scholarships & Grants. In this activity, students are given time, strategies, and resources to search for FREE money for college. Amanda also includes some tips for how to differentiate this project for students who are entering the workforce and do not plan to attend college.    For all of NGPF's Paying For College resources, visit the Paying for College unit page!...

TEACHER TIP - INTERACTIVE: FICO Credit Scores

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Jul 15, 2019
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PRO Tip from NGPF
See how NGPF Fellow Amanda Volz uses INTERACTIVE: FICO Credit Scores in this new Teacher Tip Video! You'll learn tips on how to use the myFICO Credit Score Estimator and strategies to use this activity in your classroom.   For all of NGPF's Managing Credit resources, go to the Managing Credit Unit page....

TEACHER TIP - COMPARE: Making Credit Decisions

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Jul 08, 2019
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PRO Tip from NGPF
See how NGPF Fellow Amanda Volz uses the activity, COMPARE: Making Credit Decisions, in this new Teacher Tip Video! You'll learn all of her best tips and tricks on how to get students up and moving while learning the advantages and disadvantages of multiple credit options!     For all of NGPF's Managing Credit resources, go to the Managing Credit Unit page....

TEACHER TIP - Online Tools & Apps

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Jul 01, 2019
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PRO Tip from NGPF
Amanda Volz brings you another great Teacher Tip video on the popular project, Online Tools and Apps, where students become "app reviewers" and explore the ever-evolving line of personal finance apps and tools. 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/...

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/...

If NGPF updates a resource, can I still use my old version?

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Apr 04, 2019
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PRO Tip from NGPF
THE PROBLEM: I know NGPF updates their personal finance resources often in order to stay fresh and high caliber. Can I still use the old version if I like it better?  THE ANSWER: Watch this short video to learn when you should and should not use an outdated version of an NGPF resource.    Want to receive a weekly PRO Tip to your inbox? Sign up here. ...

What resources do you have for personal finance spreadsheets?

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Mar 07, 2019
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PRO Tip from NGPF, Math
THE PROBLEM: Does NGPF have any resources that utilize spreadsheets? If so, where do I find them?  THE ANSWER: Watch this short video for a treasure trove of resources, activities, and just-in-time how-to videos for spreadsheets in the Next Gen Personal Finance catalog.    Want to receive a weekly PRO Tip to your inbox? Sign up here. ...

How do I best use the Interactive Library?

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Feb 28, 2019
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PRO Tip from NGPF, Interactive
THE PROBLEM: What's the best way to use the NGPF Interactive Library? And where do I find the worksheets?  THE ANSWER: Watch this short video for a quick overview and some tips on best utilizing our Interactive Library and accompanying worksheets.  Want to receive a weekly PRO Tip to your inbox? Sign up here. ...

What's the difference between a FinCamp and FinCamp Plus?

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Feb 21, 2019
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PRO Tip from NGPF, Professional Development
THE PROBLEM: What's the difference between a FinCamp and FinCamp Plus? And can I attend FinCamp Plus outside my state?  THE ANSWER: Watch this short video for a quick explainer on how these two professional development options differ.  Want to receive a weekly PRO Tip to your inbox? Sign up here. ...

Why Can't My Students Edit the Docs Inside a Student Activity Packet?

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Feb 14, 2019
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PRO Tip from NGPF, Activities
THE PROBLEM: I've created my own copy of the Student Activity Packet, and my students have their own copies in my LMS, but they can't edit any of the activities INSIDE the Student Activity Packet. Why not?   THE ANSWER: Watch this short video for a quick life hack to those pesky activities that say View Only.  Want to receive a weekly PRO Tip to your inbox? Sign up here. ...

What are my options for using the Exit Tickets?

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Feb 06, 2019
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PRO Tip from NGPF, Teaching Strategies
THE PROBLEM: I'm thinking about using the lesson plans in your Semester Course, but I don't understand why the Exit Ticket is offered in so many formats. What's up?   THE ANSWER: Watch this short video to hear Jessica's PRO Tips on effectively using Exit Tickets. Want to receive a weekly PRO Tip to your inbox? Sign up here. ...

What can I find on an NGPF Unit Page?

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Jan 30, 2019
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PRO Tip from NGPF
THE PROBLEM: I'm coming upon the Checking unit in my personal finance curriculum, and I'd love to add some NGPF resources or even full lesson plans. What's the best place to start while navigating your website?  THE ANSWER: Watch this short video to hear Jessica's PRO Tips for using the Unit Pages.  Want to receive a weekly PRO Tip to your inbox? Sign up here. ...

What can I do on low attendance days?

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Jan 23, 2019
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PRO Tip from NGPF, Lesson Idea
THE PROBLEM: Snow days, 2-hour delays, and final exam schedules have my sections out of whack, or only 1/3 of my students are braving the elements to make it to school. What can I use that will provide engaging, meaningful lessons but not leave missing students behind on essential content?  THE ANSWER: Watch this short video to hear Jessica's best suggestions for what to do when half your students aren't in class.  Want to receive a weekly PRO Tip to your inbox? Sign up...