Eddy Awards Honor
Innovative Teaching Products
Winners of the second annual Eddy Awards, sponsored by Educational Dealer magazine, were announced in January at Ed Expo in Atlanta.
Plus-Plus Midi from Geared for Imagination took top honors. Designed for preschoolers, Plus-Plus is a construction toy that comes in one simple shape, but produces end-less possibilities. It’s made in Denmark for ages 3 and up.
The second-place trophy went to Hot Dots Junior Interactive storybooks with electronic pens from Educational Insights. Ace, the Talking, Teaching Dog; and Kat, the Talking, Teaching Kitty, work interactively with Hot Dots question cards to provide children pre-K to grade 1 with immediate feedback – cheering for the right answer, laughing, talking, lighting up and re-directing.
Edupress’s Quick Flip References for Common Core State Standards won third prize. It’s a resource that puts the new language arts and math standards at teachers’ fingertips. Each handy flip book features the complete set of standards for the grade level, allowing teachers of grades K through 5 to easily apply standards to current and new lesson plans.