EDexpo 2015 Top 10 and I Geek Out

Hey hey everybody! I had the UH-MAZING opportunity last month to attend EDexpo 2015 in Atlanta.  I wasn’t even sure what it exactly was.  I knew it was an expo that retailers would attend to meet with vendors.  When offered the chance to go, I said yes because:

1.  I’m nosy as heck, and I wanted to know what it would be like.

2.  I would get to meet up with some ladies that I love like these three gals.  Bonus? Peter the Cat was there.  We were a little star struck.
Dana from Prepping the Primary Grid Iron, Deirdre from A Burst of First, PETE THE CAT!!!!, Molly from Lucky to be in First, and me.  Not sure what’s up with my neck angle.  I might need to see a chiropractor if I look like this in real life.

I wasn’t sure what to expect.  I was worried I wouldn’t like 10 things.  Um, yeah.  Not a problem.  At the end of the day, after seeing a ton of amazing products, we each turned in our Top 10 lists.  Those list were compiled to make THE Top 10 list.

Check out these pictures below.  Many of these products are only available through retailers, so you’ll want to check out your teacher supply store.  Click here for a list of retailers from EDexpo.
So, back to the I might not like 10 things.  That didn’t happen.  It was actually pretty amazing because it is usually frowned upon to open packages in stores and start playing with the products.  This was great because the products were out on display, you could really see what was included, how you would use them, and talk to the company selling them.

Here are some of the products that I completely geeked out over:

Right before attending this, I had a conversation with our tech gal about all the “educational" iPad apps that are out there just for the sake of existing.  This product is amazing and what education apps should be.  I’m not going to say much more because I have a whole post half written on how amazing these are.  

We got to meet the amazing creator of this company.  To say we lost our minds would be an understatement.  He gave us each a set of Touchtronic letters.  It may have been because we frightened him, and he wanted us to go away.  We were that enthusiastic.

Here we are with Art.
We liked this so much we went back and took a picture with the very nice sales rep.  Again, not going to say too much about this because I have a post coming on it also, but let’s just say goodbye to those stupid binding combs that are a nightmare, okay?  Heat binding is your new friend.

Fadeless paper in patterns???? I may be willing to give up fabric on my bulletin board for this.

Creative Teaching Press had some beauuuuutiful things.  Okay.  Not some.  A million beautiful things.

Eureka has the CUTEST photo booth sets.

TimeTimer for life.  These things are awesome.  Kids have no concept of time, but they can see red fading away.  Also, it keeps me on track for reading groups.

Mavalous Tape
Yep, tape.  
About 10 years ago we had “Tapegate” at my old school.  We had just built a beautiful new building and a mandate came out that we couldn’t put anything on the walls because it would mess up the paint.


It was a real thing.  Thankfully, this product came to the rescue.  It doesn’t mess up the walls.  Bonus?  It peels nicely off the paper, so you don’t destroy the kids work, and you can reuse it a time or two.

Okay.  Whew! These are just some of the amazing things I saw at EDexpo.  It was such an awesome experience to get up close and personal with all these products and they companies that sell them.  I could kick myself for not getting a selfie with Pete the Cat, though!

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1 comment

  1. I need that time timer in my life! I'm SO bad at sticking to my reading group time! You got to see some really amazing things!