Sep 29, 2021

Top 5 Interactives Posts: Summer 2021

Each week on the NGPF blog, we highlight a new, engaging interactive. In each of these posts, we summarize the interactive, provide suggestions for classroom discussion, and include a complementary NGPF student activity or teacher professional development opportunity on the topic.

Here are the 5 most popular interactive posts from the summer of 2021: 

#1 Dark Patterns At Work: Do you ever feel like you are being manipulated on websites? Unfortunately, dark patterns are all too prevalent on websites and apps. What's a Dark Pattern? Play Terms and Conditions, and you will never look at a website quite the same way again.

#2 Reading a Pay Stub: This interactive helps students understand their pay stubs. It's simple, engaging, and can be used in a wide variety of classrooms.

#3 Social Salaries Calculator: Using various industry estimates, LICKD has created a social salary calculator to uncover how many social media engagements are needed to earn the desired salary entered into the calculator.

#4 Your Financial Personality Type: This interactive is easy for students to use to help them understand their own financial personality.

#5 Making Budgeting Simple and Illustrative: It can be a challenge for students to visualize what money can buy during a budgeting activity without investing significant class time to allow for students to research each choice. This budgeting tool is a simple way for students to see what they can buy in suburban, rural, and urban settings.

Here are the 5 runner ups from the Summer of 2021:

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Complementary NGPF Resource

Interactive: Your Financial Well Being

Behavioral Economics

Question of the Day: How Much Money Do You Need To Earn In Your State to Be "Happy?"

Interactive: A Family Budget


COMPARE: Select a City to Live In

Interactive: Jobs Charted by State and Salary


PROJECT: How Can I Get To My Dream Job?

Interactive: Bank Comparison Tool 

Checking; Saving

COMPARE: Select a Financial Account or Product

Interactive: Per Inpatient Day Hospital Expenses


DATA CRUNCH: Are Americans Worried About Unexpected Medical Bills?


Visit our Interactive Library for a comprehensive collection of Interactives! 


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About the Author

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.

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