Cut It Out! Design Set by TPF
The Cut It Out! Design Set lets kids safely cut out hard-to-make shapes and create their own designs. Lyssa Sahadevan, a first-grade teacher from Marietta, Georgia, says the only problem is that they hate taking turns with it!

Coco Color Stylus
Ashley Carrero’s second graders in Mesquite, Texas, love to use the Coco Color Stylus to “paint” on tablets, but she also has them use it during reading time to draw “the images they are making in their heads.”

Crayola Air Marker Sprayer
All the fun of airbrush—with no mess. Fourth- and fifth-grade special ed teacher Renae Wilkening, from Carter Lake, Iowa, uses it to teach geometric shapes, and says kids retain material better by connecting it to a fun activity.

Mussila: Musical Monster Adventure App
Mussila gives kids the tools to make music. Danielle Brown, a kindergarten teacher from Huachuca, Arizona, paired it with a five-senses activity. “It introduces students to new instruments and it gets them to listen closely.”

Sharpie Extreme Markers
Sahadevan describes Sharpie’s new Extreme Markers as “an amazing teacher resource.” The bright colors have (yes) extreme staying power, and the class uses the markers for everything from decorations to presentations.


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