NGPF On-Demand: Dark Patterns Are Trying to Trick You

Jun 10, 2021
Professional Development

NGPF On-Demand is a professional development opportunity that allows teachers to deepen their content knowledge on their own schedule and at their own pace.

One of the 30 On-Demand modules currently available is “Dark Patterns Are Trying to Trick You”. Ecommerce and gaming websites know how to get you to spend money. This module will provide you with the knowledge and awareness to make it a fairer fight for your wallet.


Here are some highlights from the module: 

  • Collaborate with other teachers to identify and share dark pattern examples on websites. Here is a peek at one collaborative board in the module: 


Interested in learning more about dark patterns? Visit our NGPF On-Demand library and get started on "Dark Patterns Are Trying to Trick You" and explore the other available modules! 

 NOTE: These modules are not designed for direct use with students. Additional details and FAQs are available on the NGPF On-Demand webpage

About the Author

Amanda Volz

Amanda joins the NGPF Team with 18 years of experience teaching personal finance. During that time, she led her students to hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships, won multiple awards, and most importantly, impacted the financial lives of thousands of high school students. Amanda prides herself on being an educational leader and is constantly looking for innovative ways to make the classroom relevant, rigorous, and fun. She is a passionate advocate for financial education and has been a long time member of the NGPF community. Fun fact - Amanda was NGPF’s first teacher account! When Amanda isn’t working, she enjoys cooking, gardening, and traveling with her husband and two children.