On Sunday I walked into this convention center to find a teacher gold mine! So many products to see and so.little.time! It was exciting! I could not wait to dig in.
My mission: pick the top 10 products that would work well for my students. I will be posting about this list and my ideas around them very soon!
EDExpo 2015 has compiled all the lists into one top ten list. I am excited to share this list with you today! You can find all these products at the EDmarket. There are search buttons to look for the products locally or online.
Let's jump right in and check out EDExpo's top ten products:
Kapla Blocks are showcased at number 10. These blocks looked like so much fun and not just for Kindergarten or Presechool students. These were not your typical large, bulky blocks that we see in these younger classrooms. Kapla Blocks look like a great way to combine creativity and critical thinking.
Cool Circuits by ScienceWiz tied for the number 10 spot. This product includes 40 different puzzle that have a wide range of levels. Another great opportunity for critical thinking! There is even an example video on their website.
Circuit Sticker Books by Chibitronics came in at number 9. These are really interesting because they are stickers that can be used with any sticker-safe surface. Your students can strengthen their creative, little brains through these electronic stickers. The website has a video to explain how they can be used!
Math Bands by Learn in Style are used to help teach multiplication facts. It is the sixth product on the top ten list! I saw people all around the exhibit hall sporting their Math Bands! Their website has a video to help explain it all!
Coming in at number five was the F.U.N Empty Number Line System by Learning Advantage.
We have another tie for fourth place: GoldieBlox and Fidgets!
GoldieBlox is a product to encourage girls to be involved and interested in science, building, engineering, and math. The owner, Debbie Sterling explains more about her beliefs through a TED talk.
Boink Fidgets can be used in many different ways and state that they support individuals in a variety of different settings. The company, Endless Possibilities, provides a long list of possible uses for their Boinks.
The Reading Game is a way to integrate an engaging word game with reading. Students will have a reading vocabulary of 180 words once the series of books and games are complete. The website has a video to explain the game in more detail. There is also a page to explain more details about how a teacher can use it in the classroom.
The number 1 product of the EDExpo event was the Touchtronic Numbers and Letters. I am really looking forward to exploring this product more with my students and sharing about it with you! These letters and numbers interactive with reading and math apps that can be downloaded. Here is a video to help you see it in action.
If you are interested in checking out any of these products further, you can click on the links I have included to the websites. Or you can check out the EdMarket and find a store near you so that you can see it first hand :) I will be writing about some of more of favorites and how I will be using them in my classroom.