In case you have never seen a picture of collaboration, creativity and friendship all wrapped together between 50 bloggers, this is what it looks like! We had a blast last weekend at the EDexpo 2015. It was an amazing weekend full of blogger meet ups, laughter, conversations, suppers, and oh yeah…picking the TOP 10 newest educational tools for the upcoming school year!
The expo kicked off Sunday morning and we didn’t stop until 3:30. It was a very busy and full day. I promise to share all about the extra fun we had later this week, but now let me share with you the Top 10 Blogger picks! We saw some amazing products! It was so difficult to narrow down our favorites to 10!
Touchtronic Letters from Junior Learning
I have already tried this out with my 3 year old son and he ADORES them!!! There are several apps to use with the letters and numbers. You place the letter or number on the iPad to answer either a problem or complete a word. So cute! This was one of my favorites!!
This was another top pick of mine! Students master their sight words and high frequency words with this so simple to use game! The sight words are color coded and numbered so you easily move through the sight word cards, sentence cards, and books. Each color has different level sight word cards. I will even have a game to giveaway very soon!!! Make sure to check back so you can win your own game!!!
Say It! by Felix Ltd
This game is so much fun!!! The creators immediately caught our attention as they demanded that we HAD to play! LOL So much fun in two little boxes. The game has word cards that you use to create sentences. Each student gets 3-4 cards and you take turns adding to a story using the words in your hand. It really promotes higher order thinking and creative writing.
There was a tie for #4 so take a look at both of these products!
Do you have students that are constantly fidgeting with things during class? Boinks has a product for you! These little fellows are just the trick to give those students something to play with. My favorite was the version with a marble inside to roll around. Really neat idea!
These are super cute toys to encourage girls to create, build, and engineer. Since I have two boys, this didn’t catch my eye as much as it did other bloggers, but they are adorable and my nieces would absolutely love them!
I love all things visual so this number line system would be amazing to teach fractions, number, value, skip counting, etc. It was simply ingenious!!!
Math Bands by Learn in Style
I will be ordering a set of these for my 2nd grader very soon!!! Such a fantastic way to teach multiplication. Each bracelet has 12 products on them to represent each multiple of a family.
Busy Fingers by Fiddle Focus
Here’s another great product for students who need to have something to touch while learning. These fabric strips can be placed inside a desk so the student has something with texture to touch while listening to the lesson.
Pencil Grips by The Pencil Grip, Inc
These aren’t just your regular pencil grips! This is a series of three grips to help correct the power grip. They gradually move students to a regular pencil after starting with the first grip. My 3 year old has really learned how to “pinch” his pencil with the first grip and we have only used it for a week. Awesome!
Circuit Sticker Book by Chibitronics
I’m not a Science teacher, but this product was pretty neat! I can see my 2nd grader loving this way to learning circuits!
KAPLA Blocks by KAPLA Tom’s Toys, LLC
Who doesn’t love blocks??? KAPLA blocks stay in place due to gravity and balance. You can create a ton of things with these pine building blocks that are the exact same size.
Cool Circuits by ScienceWiz
There are cards in this set of how to build a circuit. Then when the “puzzle” is complete if you did it correctly it will light up.
I had a fantastic experience and hope I have the chance to participate next year!!! If you want to grab any of these must have products for your own classroom checkout the EDmarket dealers to find either a local dealer or an online market!