This is just a quick post in response to a brief discussion I had earlier.
After seeing a new website that was charging around £8 for a 31-slide Powerpoint and a few worksheets, I tweeted this:
People selling basic resources (PPTs, worksheets, etc.) to teachers actually offends me.
— James Theobald (@JamesTheo) August 24, 2014
A few people tweeted agreement. A couple of people defended the selling of resources to teachers and questioned why I felt this way. Here’s why:
1. It is generally teachers that pay for these out of their own money, not schools. If anyone wants to suggest that it isn’t, then why do these companies sell individual accounts and pay-as-you-go schemes? Teachers spend enough of their money on things like: subject knowledge books, teaching practice books, stationery, printing, class rewards, etc. (I’m sure you can all add plenty of things to this list). Charging them for things…
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