FinCap Friday Kahoots Are Here!

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Aug 16, 2018
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Question of the Day, Identity Theft, FinCap Fridays

Just in time for the new school year, NGPF has something to energize your Friday classrooms and engage them through current events. This will replace our Friday Question of the Day and we are calling it FinCap Friday and here's the deets [FinCap being short for building Financial Capability!]:

  • We pull a current event and create a five question Kahoot which will build your student's content knowledge on the topic. We look for current events that are not ephemeral but will continue to be pertinent years into the future. This week we chose the news about a pending worldwide bank heist. 
  • Following the Kahoot, Yanely provides a 60-90 second video with more detail about the current event and why it matters to students. 
  • Then comes a discussion prompt: an open-ended question to get a great classroom conversation started. 
  • Finally, a list of engaging NGPF resources and reference materials to extend the learning on this topic.

Drumroll please, welcome to the first edition of FinCap Friday: Hackers Plan Global Bank Heist

These FinCap Fridays will be released on our blog every Thursday afternoon (3pm PT) and and you will be able to access all of them here

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Shout out to NGPF Fellows Amanda Volz, Brian Page, Jill Thompson, Tony Montgomery, Laurie Gardner and Brian Johnson who provided valuable input during our product development process! 

About the Authors

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.

Yanely Espinal

Born and raised by Dominican, immigrant parents in Brooklyn, Yanely is a proud product of NYC public schools. She graduated from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School in 2007 before going on to receive her bachelor's degree at Brown University in 2011. As a Teach For America corps member, Yanely taught third and fourth grade in Canarsie, Brooklyn. She received her master's degree from Relay Graduate School of Education in 2013. She spends her spare time making YouTube videos about personal finance on her channel, MissBeHelpful. Yanely also loves to dance, sew, paint, listen to podcasts, and babysit her soon-to-be 7 nieces and nephews!