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Taking Stock of TeachersPayTeachers.com: Analyzing Four Million Classroom Resources
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, California State University, Stanislaus, United States ; , Michigan State University, United States ; , Elon University, United States ; , University of Kentucky, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Online ISBN 978-1-939797-48-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

TeachersPayTeachers.com (TpT) is a popular online educational marketplace where educators exchange classroom and instructional materials. Despite indications of significant use of TpT, the existing empirical research on the platform and its users is limited. To address this gap, this exploratory, in-progress research used data mining methods to begin to describe the nature of educational resources for sale on TpT. In this first-of-its-kind study, we have analyzed data related to the 4,018,713 classroom resources available on TpT. Findings provide insight into the supply of resources in terms of content, grade level, and resource type. We are also investigating the demand for resources, among other data points. We discuss these results in relation to relevant literatures and identify avenues for future research to further understand the roles of online marketplaces in education.

Citation

Shelton, C., Koehler, M., Carpenter, J. & Greenhalgh, S. (2020). Taking Stock of TeachersPayTeachers.com: Analyzing Four Million Classroom Resources. In D. Schmidt-Crawford (Ed.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1493-1498). Online: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved May 11, 2021 from .