Thanks to everyone who answered the site survey in September and October! There's quite a lot to talk about, so I thought I'd make a video about it. It's a bit long, but you can check it out here:

https://youtu.be/HRMiXQH4AoU

At some point I need to go into the site code and make it possible to embed videos, but for now, please click on the link!

I'll sum up some of the main points:

  • Most of the site's users teach in Junior High, and probably at least one other school level in addition.
  • The most common home country for users was the US, but plenty of other countries were represented as well. I think there are probably folks from many more countries who visit the site, but the survey didn't run long enough to catch them.
  • The most common things that people want to see the site improve on are a greater number of activities, more textbook listings, better search, and a better interface.
  • That said, everyone really appreciates the wide number of activities on the site now, and they think that the community is friendly and helpful.
  • Lots of folks have impeccable taste in pizza!

In the next few weeks I'm going to start up a Patreon and Ko-fi page to help offset the costs of running the site. A fair number of people have said that they'd be happy to contribute, or would contribute if they felt like they were getting something in return. That's something we'll have to work out together! My goal is for anyone who contributes to the site in any way to feel like it's time and effort well spent.

The fall and the lead-up to winter vacation is often the longest uninterrupted stretch of classes in the school year, and once December rolls around, it's not unusual for students and teachers to be pretty fried. Good luck with classes, and enjoy the weather while you can!