Sphero SPRK Edition. $129.99.
“This is a great hands-on robot that teaches basic and advanced coding,” says Carla Swenson, a third-grade teacher in Glasgow, Montana. “It provides a visual understanding of how something works for STEM experiments!”
I-W2 Wireless Interactive Whiteboard System. $169.
“Students saw their writing, art, and designs projected on the wall and manipulated on-screen in real time,” says Jason Kline, a fourth- and fifth-grade teacher at EAGLE Charter in Salem, Oregon. “It was met with murmurs of ‘Yer a wizard, Harry!’”
Tiggly Words. $29.99.
“Tiggly Words consists of vowel-shaped soft toys that interact with game-based apps when [laid] on a tablet,” says Susan Kunze, a second- and third-grade teacher in Bishop, California. “The games provide challenging theme words and beginner words to practice vowel sounds through word building.”
Code Master. $24.99.
Navigate your avatar from start to finish using basic coding logic. “Many students struggle with logical reasoning,” says Katie Daily, an elementary teacher in Oxford, Wisconsin. “This introduced it in a fun, easy way.”
Kidz Gear Deluxe Stereo Headset Headphones with Boom Microphone. $29.99.
“Students will love using the mic to record themselves speaking, and then listening to what they’ve said,” says RhoLynda Hamm, a first-grade teacher in Loveville, Maryland. “My students used the headsets to create a story with the SockPuppets app.”