Close to 50 percent of teachers have personally paid for classroom education-technology lessons and units, while 21 percent say they’ve never used their own money to purchase ed tech for their students, according to a recent EdWeek Market Brief survey.

“It’s unclear whether the [846] survey respondents were purchasing these products from an approved list or with permission from their district,” EdWeek Market Brief’s Emma Kate Fittes writes. “Nonetheless, the survey found that many teachers are investing in ed tech on their own.

She adds, “Teachers from every level say they’ve paid for lessons, remediation, enrichment, games or apps, and instructional content. But a greater percentage of elementary educators have opened their wallets to spend in each of those categories.”

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