11 Teacher Must-Haves
One of the most valuable aspects of a good teacher is their ability to engage a classroom to create an exciting learning enviornment. Kahoot! has shown that learning can be fun; all it takes is a little bit of creativity. Through friends, family and extensive research, we round up a list of 11 must-have products (in affiliation with Amazon) for teachers in 2019 that will engage students or just make life a little bit easier. *Note: all the product reviews are taken as of July 23, 2019.
#11: Reading Timer
For just under $10 this bookmark motivates students to read for longer periods of time! I recommend them so that kids can keep track of their required reading time. Check it out
"My son LOVES this timer and takes it everywhere.. My son has ADHD and this has really helped to keep him on track during the day... I definitely recommend."
#10: Wireless Classroom Doorbell
These colorful and intuitive wireless doorbells are perfect for classroom activities and games. The different tones for each button allow each student to participate while keeping the noise level down since everyone isn't shouting. Check it out
Aaron D. Mirtsching
"I got the SadoTecch Door Bell for use in my classroom. It is easy to use, easy to set up, and is going to be a great addition to my class. Thank You!"
#9: 3D Pen
I'm sure you've heard of these, and if not, you're missing out. It's easy, fun, creative and affordable as opposed to a full 3D printer. Also, kids LOVE them. What more can you ask for? Check it out
"I've been enjoying this pen for about two weeks... a 3D pen would be a cool little toy to use some of the filament. It turned out to be so much better than even that... Would highly recommend this pen."
#8: Laser Clicker
Every teacher NEEDS one of these! This clicker lets you control your powerpoint / presentation and use a laser to point wirelessly. They're especially useful for presenting students who loose their train of thought changing slides on the computer. Check it out
G. Douglas Eddy
"This is a great presenter and laser pointer. Just got it and am very pleased. It works perfectly... The laser is red color and has good intensity."
#7: Phone Cleaner
Basically, this thing cleans your phone with UV light. Now, we know this sounds kinda strange, but it legitimately works. If you're concerned at all about germs in the classroom, this is certainly a must have, since cell phones carry an absurd amount. Check it out
"I work in a large dental clinic with 50+ docs and even more assistants... I'm able to sanitize my phone without destroying it with cavicide! We've even tested and swabbed the phone for cultures before and after...this sucker works!"
No, not that kind of honey! Rather than a physical product, this one's a free browser extension. It's trusted by millions and what it does is scan the internet for coupons everytime you go shopping and applies them. There's really no reason not to have it, especially if you're thinking about picking up any of the other items. Check it out
"This app has helped me save so much money. I order things I want because honey saves me money! It doesn't disappoint! I can't believe I went so long without using it."
#5: Headphone Splitter
This one is a no brainer. Anytime multiple students need to listen from one device, you need a headphone splitter so they can plug in several headphones at once. Make sure you get a couple. Check it out
"Purchased this item to use in my classroom. Reasonably priced, well made and works well... Very happy with this purchase."
#4: Wireless Scanner
This portable, wireless color scanner is super usefull for keeping track of documents and papers. Your students will love it to. I recommend it for saving anything from essays to artwork. It comes in handy to have in the classroom rather than far away at a library or office. Check it out
"Works as advertised, recommend to anyone who is mobile and deals with forms and other paper... I really like this scanner!!!"
I'm sure you know what a kindle does at this point. If not, it's a tablet built for reading with an ink screen that doesn't shine any light into your eyes. In the long run it ends up saving money on books. Check it out
"The improvements to the basic Kindle are great! I've been reading on mine the past several days and I'm extremely impressed... It's comfortable to hold, easy to read, and just as responsive as my Oasis and my husband's Paperwhite. Highly recommend!"
#2: Thermal Laminator
It's a laminator, but you can have it in your office/classroom. For under $25 it's a perfect deal, and the build quality as well as the reliability are great. Check it out
"I was looking for an affordable and reliable laminator since I was going to be using it quite often to add squares and pages to my son's PECS binder... It doesn't take the machine too long to recharge after feeding something through and was very easy."
#1: Portable Projector
There's a why almost every classroom in America has a projector. They're perfect! If you don't already have one, or if your projector is in a bad position, this one's necessary. It had crisp colors and it works with smartphones, macs, pcs and more. Check it out
"Compared with other expensive portal projectors in the market, this portal projector is very affordable. It is very convenient and can be used in different ways... am very satisfied with the performance, functionalities as well as the price of this portal projector."
Well, you made it to the end of our top 11 picks for 2019. Make sure you have honey installed to get a discount on all these products or anything else online. If you found this list useful, please share it with the share buttons on the side on a laptop or by sending friends the link kahoot.io/Top-Picks-2019.