Category: Teaching Remotely

NEW! Collaboration Series: Podcasts In The Classroom

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Oct 25, 2020
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Teaching Remotely, Teaching Strategies
Educators love collaboration. NGPF Virtual PDs provide perfect opportunities for this to take place. We are starting a new feature in the blog, The Collaboration Series, to share great ideas coming out of NGPF Virtual PDs. One of the powerful engagement tools on Nearpod, the Collaborate Board, provides space for teachers to post ideas to a given prompt.  Imagine the value of collecting responses from dozens of teachers on implementation strategies for a specific resource in just a matter...

My Classroom, Episode #5: Lessons Learned

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Oct 14, 2020
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Teaching Remotely, Teaching Strategies, Tips for Teachers, Podcasts
NGPF’s My Classroom is a 10-15 minute weekly podcast series that will follow the lives and classrooms of four rock star teachers and NGPF Fellows.  Each teacher is from a different area of the country, a different type of school, and currently teaching in a different environment (virtual, face-to-face, hybrid)  but are determined to make their learning environment as great as it can be during COVID.    In Episode #5, Kerri, Tony, Courtney, and Julius all come together...

Virtual Adaptation - FINE PRINT: Pay Stub

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Oct 12, 2020
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Teaching Remotely, Taxes, Career
In the activity FINE PRINT: Pay Stub, students will analyze a sample pay stub to understand its various components and answer a variety of questions. At a time where many schools have transitioned to offering synchronous and asynchronous learning, we’ve listed some adaptations and extension ideas for this activity that may work for your current classroom environment.     Synchronous Environment Ideas: First, take students on a tour of an example pay stub pointing out and...

My Classroom, Episode #4: Embracing Change

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Oct 07, 2020
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Teaching Remotely, Teaching Strategies, Tips for Teachers, Podcasts
NGPF’s My Classroom is a 10-15 minute weekly podcast series that will follow the lives and classrooms of four rock star teachers and NGPF Fellows.  Each teacher is from a different area of the country, a different type of school, and currently teaching in a different environment (virtual, face-to-face, hybrid)  but are determined to make their learning environment as great as it can be during COVID.    In Episode #4, Kerri, Tony, Courtney, and Julius share specific...

Virtual Adaptation - MOVE: Brainstorming the Perfect Scholarship Essay

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Oct 05, 2020
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Teaching Remotely
The objective of MOVE: Brainstorming the Perfect Scholarship Essay is for students to generate ideas in response to multiple scholarship essay prompts to help pay for post-high school academic plans. Students will brainstorm various strategies and sample responses for several scholarship essay prompts.   Whether you are teaching face-to-face, remotely, synchronously, or asynchronously, we hope one of the ideas listed below will work for you!   Ideas to Conduct the Activity Virtually...

My Classroom, Episode #3: Beyond the Classroom

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Sep 30, 2020
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Teaching Remotely, Teaching Strategies, Tips for Teachers, Podcasts
NGPF’s My Classroom is a 10-15 minute weekly podcast series that will follow the lives and classrooms of four rock star teachers and NGPF Fellows.  Each one is from a different area of the country, a different type of school, and currently teaching in a different environment (virtual, face-to-face, hybrid)  but are determined to make their learning environment as great as it can be during COVID.  In Episode #3 Kerri, Tony, Courtney, and Julius share how they support students...

Virtual Adaptation - COMPARE: Understanding the Types of Student Loans

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Sep 28, 2020
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Teaching Remotely, Student Loans
When used responsibly, student loans can be the key to unlocking a college education and a brighter future. To make sure you are making financially smart decisions, you have to do your research and understand the types and conditions of the different student loan options available to you. In the activity COMPARE: Understanding the Types of Student Loans, students learn the key differences between federal and private student loan options.  This activity has been updated recently (September...

NGPF Podcast: Zach Blattner on Best Practices for Teaching Remotely (Speaker Series)

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Sep 25, 2020
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Podcasts, Teaching Remotely, Professional Development
Zach Blattner of Relay Graduate School of Education is back again (earlier podcast here is among most popular NGPF podcasts) with tips and techniques on the craft of teaching remotely. From building relationships to structuring breakout rooms to figuring out the right pacing, Zach's insights will give you the confidence to tackle the challenges of this school year. Enjoy! Details: 0:00~1:20 Introduction 1:20~6:21 Zach’s background and expertise teaching online 6:21~8:44 Building...

My Classroom, Episode #2: Happiness is a Choice

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Sep 23, 2020
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Teaching Remotely, Teaching Strategies, Podcasts, Tips for Teachers
NGPF’s My Classroom is a 10-15 minute weekly podcast series that will follow the lives and classrooms of four rock star teachers and NGPF Fellows.  Each one is from a different area of the country, a different type of school, and currently teaching in a different environment (virtual, face-to-face, hybrid)  but are determined to make their learning environment as great as it can be during COVID.  In Episode #2 Kerri, Courtney, Julius, and Tony share how they maintain a...

Virtual Adaptation - COMPARE: Types of Savings Accounts

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Sep 21, 2020
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Teaching Remotely, Savings
There are multiple types of savings accounts that can help you meet your savings goals. In the activity COMPARE: Types of Savings Accounts, students will explore and compare four different types of savings accounts by first researching the basics of the accounts, then comparing those accounts at a specific bank or credit union, and finally applying what they have learned about those accounts to various savings goal scenarios.    At a time where many schools have transitioned to...

Introducing: My Classroom Podcast Series

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Sep 16, 2020
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Podcasts, Teaching Remotely, Teaching Strategies, Tips for Teachers
This school year is like no other. Teachers across the nation are educating students in many different learning environments and are adapting their lessons and teaching strategies to best meet the needs of their students.    NGPF’s My Classroom is a 10-15 minute weekly podcast series that will follow the lives and classrooms of four rock star teachers.  Each one is from a different area of the country, a different type of school, and currently teaching in a different...

Virtual Adaptation - MATH: Unit Price

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Sep 14, 2020
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Teaching Remotely, Budgeting, Math
The activity MATH: Unit Price practices calculating the unit price for various items so that, when you go shopping, you can get the best deal. This activity allows students to learn how to calculate unit price as well as practice examples of when it will be used.    At a time where many schools have transitioned to offering synchronous and asynchronous learning, we’ve listed some adaptations and extension ideas that may work for your current classroom environment.   ...

Virtual Adaptation - MOVE: Up and Down with Credit Scores

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Sep 07, 2020
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Teaching Remotely, Credit Scores
The original version of the activity  MOVE: Up and Down with Credit Scores encourages students to move around the classroom to kinesthetically model how financial decisions can impact their credit score. At a time where many schools have transitioned to offering synchronous and asynchronous learning and/or limited movement in the classroom, we’ve created an adaptation activity that may work for your current classroom environment.  PLAY: Guess My Credit Score is an adapted...

Virtual Adaptation - ANALYZE: The Influence of Social Media

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Aug 31, 2020
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Teaching Remotely, Behavioral Finance
Have you ever thought about how social media might affect people’s spending behaviors? In the activity ANALYZE: The Influence of Social Media, students will explore various tactics that influencers and brands use to market products through social media.    At a time where many schools have transitioned to offering synchronous and asynchronous learning, we’ve listed some adaptations and ideas that may work for your current classroom environment.    Synchronous...

Virtual Adaptation - PLAY: Should They Open a Credit Card?

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Aug 24, 2020
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Teaching Remotely, Credit Cards, Video Resource
In the activity PLAY: Should They Open a Credit Card, students will analyze the profiles of a few different individuals and determine whether opening a credit card is a smart choice for them. There are many creative ways this activity can be incorporated in the classroom. We’ve listed some ideas that may work well for a synchronous and asynchronous virtual learning environment.   Synchronous Environment Ideas: Display the scenario slide and put students into small group breakout...