We all do it. As teachers, we are constantly creating and revising materials for our students. We share these with colleagues, but almost never get any compensation for the hours we spend writing and organizing these lessons or activities.But with the rise of websites like Teachers Pay Teachers, we may finally have an outlet to share our creations and receive some compensation as we share them with any teacher willing to pay a moderate fee to download them. Having explored the TPT website, I can say I found some great resources at low prizes. And some are even free.
So, what are teacherpreneurs?
According to Paul Moss, in 2015-2020: The Rise of the Teacherpreneur, 8 of the next big edtech products will be invented by teacherpreneurs.
This is exciting news. After all, teachers know their students better than any edtech company. Younger teachers are more aware of startup businesses, and more used to sharing ideas online.This is great news for students and schools. Companies often have to charge higher fees to cover production costs, while teachers produce materials that are more affordable and more tuned in to student needs. With the rise of iTunes and other apps stores, teachers can produce their materials and share them worldwide.