Win a set of Hot Dots!

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I just L-O-V-E my new Hot Dots and I'm so excited that one of you will win a set for your classroom!


I actually had a set of these many, many moons ago and they were not so great. The pen was much smaller and the tip was a longer nub that pushed in (and often stayed pushed in). They didn't always work so well and in short, were generally disappointing. But all that is ancient history!! These new Hot Dots are amazing!
They have a big, kid-friendly pen that not only lights up, but has a fun audio component too. If a child answers correctly, the pen lights up green and makes a fun noise like cymbals crashing, applause or "way to go!". If they answer incorrectly, it lights up red and has a cute message like "oops!", "oh, no!" or "try again". The noise isn't too loud to be distracting to others and makes for a fantastic self-checking center.


The set I reviewed was Laugh it Up Spelling which you can see here. The cards use a riddle or joke to help the kids practice spelling. My kids are in love! They work perfectly and have been in constant rotation for the last month and they are still going strong.
As soon as I saw my kids loving these, I knew I had to order more of my own to add to the set, which was no easy task! Hot Dots are available in all subject areas and on all grade levels. For a chance to win a set of your own, just use the Rafflecopter widget below. Good Luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway




85 comments

  1. I don't have a set of my own! I've seen other teachers use them and would love a set of my own!

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  2. Yes, I used a number balance years ago when I taught PreK in a private school. I had some very high kids that were able to use it.
    ~Lorraine
    Fabulous 4th Grade Froggies
    Visit my facebook page

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  3. I've never seen or used a number balance. I am a huge fan of yours, Denise! You create fabulous products!! My absolute favorites are the Math magic and Word Wizards! :)

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  4. These look like fun! My kiddos would love these!
    Hilary
    Second Grade is Out of This World!

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  5. I have borrowed Hot Dots from coworkers. I also purchased a pen and the letter identification (phonics) set so far. I love them. My students love them. I can't wait to add more to my classroom. They work great for center activities.

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  6. I have never used these but would love to try them.
    Patty
    Prutenbar@sturgisps.org

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  7. I would love try these!

    Chidester119@gmail.com

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  8. I would LOVE a set of these!! I can think of a million uses for them. I've drooled (lol) over them but I have so many things on my list:) I think these would keep my students so engaged!
    Natalie
    Natalies Nook

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  9. I am so fascinated by these and would LOVE to win! Thanks for the opportunity!

    Ѽ Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter
    luvyorkies@gmail.com

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  10. I've wanted hot dots for a long time, but other needs always won out. I would love to win this set. Thank you.
    dbednarsk@yahoo.com

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  11. Ahhh these look so fun!!! Would love to win!!!

    Daina :)

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  12. I would love to win them and let you and your followers know what I think of the product! :) Thank you for the chance to win this product! laurmrizzo@gmail.com

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  13. I've never used Hot Dots before, but I would love to try them with my kiddos!
    Liz
    Teaching in the Valley

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  14. I would LOVE to win this prize. My kids (both at school and at home) would really enjoy playing with these.

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  15. I've never used not dots but actually learned how to make them at a professional development last summer.... Seems much easier to buy some that are ready made than to program all my papers with tin foil :)

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  16. My friend uses Hot Dots in K and her kids love them!!

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  17. I used to have a set and they were ok. I'm excited about the newer version!

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  18. These would be great for my kiddos! I bet it would really keep them engaged!

    Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten

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  19. These look like a FANTASTIC idea!!

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  20. These sound awesome! What a great way to get kids excited and offer immediate feedback!

    Sweet Tea and Second Grade

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  21. I love them.....in fact I think I have every single set except the one you're giving away! The kids love 'em!!! And I have the cutesy little dog and cat pens!

    ~Traci
    The Bender Bunch

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  22. I love Hot Dots! I don't have this set, but a have the science and language arts one!
    Heidi

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  23. I would love to use Hot Dots in my room! The new pens look adorable!

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  24. I've heard these are absolutely amazing! I would love to have a set!

    Ashley
    ashleysanderson1@hotmail.com

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  25. I would love to use these as a center in my room!! They look awesome. I love your stuff!

    franciscoaj4@gmail.com

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  26. I've never used these! But they look fun and I would love to try them in my classroom!
    briawnacallahan@gmail.com

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  27. Oh this looks fun. Which other sets do you recommend for 2nd? asbishop@comcast.net

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  28. A visiting team from a university used them in my classroom and I instantly knew I needed (wanted) a set but the husband has tightened the purse strings on my classroom spending! I know they would be well loved if I had them :-)

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  29. Oooh, they look great! Would love to win this giveaway!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  30. Wonderful way to differentiate instruction! These are totally on my wish list now. Thanks for sharing.

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  31. These look way fun! I think my kiddos would love them!

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  32. I am a huge fan of Hot Dots! I love how easy they are for first graders to use. I love the content of the cards. I would love to add another set to my Literacy Stations!!

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  33. I have never seen the Hog Dots products, however they look like something any of my kids would love to use. Thank you for sharing.

    Krystyn
    Ms Richards's Musings

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  34. I haven't use Hot Dots in my classroom before, but I'm familiar with them. I'd love a chance to try them out. Thanks for sharing!

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  35. These look like fun! Would love to try them. :)
    Julene Hoffman
    jhoffman143@yahoo.com

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  36. I've always wanted to try these! They look really fun!

    Ali

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  37. These look like great fun! Thanks for sharing--I have never seen these before... Also, thanks for a chance to win!!

    Smiles,
    Sarah @ Hoots N' Hollers

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  38. i think that they lok really cool!

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  39. I've used the hot dots app with my little preschooler and he loves them so I'm sure my students would too.

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  40. These would be so great for center work and remediation.

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  41. i have a hot dots jr set for my 3 year old! he loves it! id love to get a set for my soon to be 1st grader! Thanks!
    *kelly
    kelly-tillotson@hotmail.com

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  42. Glad they improved them!! Would love to win a set!!

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  43. I am a new teacher and have read a ton of good reports on this...so excited to get the chance to have some for my classroom!!!

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  44. I'm a homeschooling Mom and take our Hot Dots on road trips and other places outside of our home-classroom for learning-on-the-go that's fun. I'd love a set for Spelling!

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    1. my email address is: ahnash@hotmail.com and my homeschool blog is www.lessonswithmylittleones.blogspot.com

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  45. This will be a great addition to our centers!

    cheriemae@gmail.com

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  46. I haven't used them yet in my classroom for lack of funds to purchase them. I teach Special Needs, so these would be a great way to differentiate practice while I am working with small groups.

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  47. They sound fun!
    lisa.addison@ocsb.ca

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  48. I think it is a great way to get children engaged with their learning.

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  49. I like that it's an educational toy that my kids can entertain themselves with

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  50. These look like great fun for the kids!

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  51. Hot Dots look like the kids would stay engaged!

    tokyoshoes (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  52. I've heard of these before but have never used them. I'd love to win a set to use in my centers. So cool!
    Meg

    First Grade Hugs and High Fives

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  53. Looks like something the kiddos would enjoy using.

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  54. I loooove Hot Dots and so do my kids :)
    Lmlynes@gmail.com

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  55. This would be a great addition to our classroom intervention kit for our 2nd grades. Kids love Hot Dots. A great way to incorporate this in our technology center too. jerryleegonzalez@gmail.com

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  56. This would be a great addition to our classroom intervention kit for our 2nd grades. Kids love Hot Dots. A great way to incorporate this in our technology center too. jerryleegonzalez@gmail.com

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  57. These would be a great addition for my kiddos!

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  58. This is great and thanks for giveaway! :)

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  59. This is great and thanks for giveaway! :)

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  60. I've never used these, but they look like a fun activity to reinforce spelling! :)

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  61. Would love to have a set of Hot Dots for my classroom!

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  62. I don't have any but I have always wanted to get these for my classroom!

    Christina :)
    Apples, Books, and Crayons
    applesbooksandcrayons@gmail.com

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  63. Would love ME SOME HOT DOTS :) Yay...they are great!

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  64. I would love some Hot Dots! They seem to be a fun way to get the kids engage and learning!
    janett079@yahoo.com

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  65. I think Hot Dots would be a great addition to my Word Work center!! They look cool!
    Gina
    Beach Sand and Lesson Plans

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  66. Hot Dots looks like a great way for students to be engages while learning!

    Kristy

    kristyteach@gmail.com

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  67. I love Hot Dots. Our school has a set of the reading comprehension ones. I do not own any myself, but would love a set of them. They are awesome and the kids love them. Easy self-checking centers and independent work.

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  68. I would love to use the Hot Dots in a literacy station! I think the kids would love it! What a learning advantage w/ the self check! amy :)

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  69. Setting up a new classroom - boy, would these be a wonderful addition! Thank you, Educational Insights, for the give away! My students would really work hard to earn the privilege of using these.
    piccolal@bellsouth.net

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  70. What a great giveaway, Denise! I'd heard that the new-and-improved HotDots are really great, and you confirmed it!

    Linda
    Primary Inspiration

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  71. A colleague of mine had some hot dots activities in her room and her kids loved them! I'd love a set of my own.

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  72. I love Hot Dots and so does my class! I have an old one - this one looks way more fun!
    Cheryl
    crayonsandcurls(at)gmail(dot)com
    Crayons and Curls

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  73. These would be great to help my daughter and son who both struggle with learning disabilities.

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  74. OOOhh. Neato. My kiddos and I would love using the hot dots to make learning more fun!

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  75. I would love to try these. They really look awesome! Thanks for the chance to win.
    cbartram@kitcarsonschool.com

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  76. Hot dots look amazing! I love that they provide immediate feedback! Thanks for the chance to win!

    œKaryn
    A is for Apple B is for Blog
    Kideducator@comcast.net

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  77. This looks like such a fun resource! Thanks for having a giveaway!
    Nicole
    Teaching With Style

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  78. My students would love these!

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  79. After reading about these on your blog-I just ordered one & a few sets for centers. I am so excited! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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