Teachers, do you pay for your own apps that you use in the classroom?

I have met a few teachers who are willing to spend a lot of their own money on great educational apps. I’m not talking about apps that every school gets, like iMovie or iWork. I would venture to guess that the majority of teachers that I know would rather not use their own money for something they use for school. I myself have purchased almost all the paid apps myself (besides the ones I receive promo codes for). I don’t mind spending a few dollars here are there on quality educational apps, but am I in the minority? Or are most of you like me? I posed the question on Twitter last night. Here are the responses:

What about you? I would love to hear from you. What’s the most a colleague has spent? Is it possible for your school to pay for your apps? Leave a comment below!

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Rusty says:

    I’ve purchased most of the apps used in my classroom. Even when there are funds for apps available, the red tape associated with the purchase is ridiculous.

  2. Diane Hartunian says:

    Not only do I buy all of my apps, but I also pay for my wifi in the classroom because the school wi fi is so weak I can’t stream. I got so tired of not following through on my lesson plans. I teach French and I can’t live without a strong bandwidth. I love your site.

    1. Wow. That’s dedication! How much is wifi? $30?

  3. I buy my own apps to test out, but the school is willing to listen to my suggestions and purchase ones every now and again for the kids.

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