Saturday, February 28, 2015

Top Ten Teacher Blogger Products at Ed Expo2015

I had the best experience at the Ed Expo 2015 in Atlanta last weekend! I got to get together with 50 other teacher bloggers, check out an extremely large room full of new educational materials, and decide on my 10 favorites! Sounds like heaven, doesn't it?  It was!


I do want to mention a special THANK YOU to Sherron Washington, who organized the group of bloggers who voted on this list. I was very lucky to be a part of all this!

Here are the top ten new products at the Expo, chosen by teacher bloggers! (Well, ok, there are actually 12, since there were 2 ties!)

This countdown starts with a tie for 10th place!
I love anything that's self correcting, and these Cool Circuits do that in a big way! When you complete the circuit properly, it lights up! 

Learn more about Cool Circuits at the Science Wiz Website! (Be sure to watch THIS video!)

Aren't you aching to get your hands on these blocks? They are just wooden blocks, but as you can see, they are a great size and shape and offer a world of possibilities! I truly believe kids need "hands on" as well as opportunities for creative thinking! These people from Kapla certainly kept that in mind creating these awesome blocks! 

You'll see some amazing creations with Kapla blocks on their website: Kapla Website.

These pictures don't do this product justice. I suggest watching the video on the Chibitronics website to see the awesomeness of these Circuit Sticker books. These are amazing! They combine a knowledge of electricity with creativity. Science and art, fabulous!



Looking for a variety of pencil grips? Look no further! These single grip pencil grips not only help children learn to use a proper pencil grip, they are sufficiently squishy, colorful, and fun enough to motivate children to use them!  

See more at their website:  The Pencil Grip Website.

Got kiddos who can't keep their fingers still?  I know plenty of them!  These "Busy Fingers" are perfect for them! They come in a variety of colors and textures, and will keep those fingers busy while the child needs to focus. 

Learn more about these from their website: Fiddle Focus Website.

I want all these Math bands! Each color has a different multiplication table! I happened to know that children LOVE wearing these bands, no matter what they say. If they wear a multiplication family on their wrist all day, I think there's a pretty good chance of learning that whole multiplication table! Learning math facts is such a tough challenge for many children, I'm thrilled to see an educational company trying to make it easier and more fun! 

See their website: Learn in Style Website.


There have been so many times in my teaching career where I would have LOVED having an open number line at my fingertips! What a great way to get kiddos to develop Number Sense! F.U.N. stands for Fluency and Understanding Numbers. 

Be sure to check out their website: Learning Advantage Website.

There was a tie for #4... and two of my favorite products!
Goldie Blox were developed to encourage more females to go into engineering. These blocks are designed around books, and are just as much fun for boys as they are for girls! 

Here is their website: Goldie Blox Website.

I absolutely LOVE these fidgets! It's simply a marble inside some plastic mesh, but it's comforting and soothing and... simple! I know a few kiddos who could be calmed down by a fidget! 

See their website here: Endless Possibilities Website.

Everyone at the Expo was talking about this game! It's a box of square cards with words on them. Sound dull?  It's NOT! We had fun trying to work our words into sentences and stories. What a great way to develop vocabulary and language in a fun way! 

See their website: Say It Website!

The Reading Game is a fun way to engage beginning readers and have them reading in no time! Be sure to watch the video on the website to see how the game works.


There is a reason this product is #1! It was awesome! The magnetic letters are placed on the ipad, and the ipad sounds out CVC words. If it's a real word, there's a picture, but it also sounds out nonsense words. The ipad app is free to download. The number version is awesome as well, practicing 3 digit place value, and works with addition and subtraction. 



I know what you're wondering... how do I get all these incredible products! Well, just go to your local teacher store and inquire! If you go to EDmarketdealer.com, you can put in your zip code and find your closest teacher store!

My local teacher store is: Teacher's Pet. Trust me, I've been there many times and bought many items for my classroom there!

Aren't these products incredible? I feel so honored to be part of this list. Plus, there were a whole bunch of products I haven't even mentioned that are worth mentioning! That's my next post!

1 comment:

  1. Great post, Sally. Looking forward to your next post and more great product pictures. Smiles, Jayne
    Smart Kids

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