How Teachers Use NGPF: A Month In the Life of the NGPF Website

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Nov 06, 2018
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Research, Teaching Strategies, Personal Finance, Interactive, Activities, Paying for College

A huge thank you to educators who have shared their excitement about our website and PD offerings to their colleagues. You have helped us expand our impact as we have added over 10,000 teachers to our platform in just the last 12 months. The largest source of new teachers: "word of mouth." This allows NGPF to spend less on marketing our services and more on serving teachers with FREE curriculum, PD and advocacy efforts. 

This jump in teachers has translated to tremendous growth with our website statistics. I thought looking at our website stats would help you gain insights as to how teachers are using NGPF. Here's what happened in October (all data from Google Analytics):

  • Here are a few of the less visited pages of our website that I think your students will enjoy:
  • In terms of geographical reach…
    • We had users from all 50 states visit our website in October
    • California, New York and New Jersey were the top three states in terms of number of sessions
    • Over 2,500 different cities, towns and hamlets had at least five website sessions; biggest cities were New York, Las Vegas and Chicago. 
    • We had some international visitors too, with users from 25 different countries, including Canada, Australia, Malaysia and India
  • In terms of other sites referring users to our site…
    • Our PAYBACK game (www.timeforpayback.com) was #1 for referrals by a long-shot! 
    • Users also came to us through the Jump$tart Clearinghouse (thank you Anne!), TeachFinLit.org website, Common Sense Education (which has us on their top 25 List!), the California Department of Education website, the state of Washington and Oklahoma financial education resource lists.

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you and your students! 

 

 

About the Author

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.