The Top 10 Most Desired Edtech Products & Accessories of 2022 as voted by Educators

The Top 10 Most Desired Edtech Products & Accessories of 2022 as voted by Educators

The top classroom, school, or makerspace wish list items as voted by educators!
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At the end of 2021, we survey over 50 educators from across the country and asked them what items they would love to teach and/or add to their classroom, school, or makerspace. From laser cutters and engravers to drones and 3d printers, these are the products to get your hands on no matter if you’re looking for the hottest trends for educators in the educational technology space, or you’re looking to create or add to your school’s makerspace. 


Buzzwords in the education space lately have revolved around “21st century learning”, “authentic learning”, or “future-ready skills” as being top of mind for teachers as they expand their offerings to studen. Thankfully, all of these edtech products were designed specifically for the education industry to help students develop the skills they will need for their future.  No longer teach lessons that don't engage your students or foster innovation within the classroom; get started with one of these STEM solutions.


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So let’s take a look at the top wish list items, starting with #10:

10. Laser Cutting and Engraving with the Emblaser 2

Laser cutters are quickly seeing a rise in schools and becoming one of the most in-demand tools to add to the classroom. It is the perfect addition to your classroom, or makerspace, for holiday crafts creations for Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas! These laser cutters and engravers are accessible, versatile, easy to use, and safe units for your classroom. 



9. Factory automation with the VEX V5 Workcell

This engineering and coding solution for Grades 9+ is an introduction into the world of industrial robotics for students. The workcell is a construction system for a 5-axis robotic arm, conveyors, and sensors. The VEX V5 Workcell was developed specifically for Career and Technical Education (CTE) and provides students with the opportunity to develop technical and problem-solving skills by building and programming a simulated manufacturing workcell.


8. 3D Printing with Afinia

From engineers to architects to the medical industry and the home hobbyist, 3D printing is quickly developing into a powerful additive manufacturing ecosystem. The Afinia H-Series 3D Printers provide a true “Out-of-the-Box 3D Printing Experience” as the 3D Printers comes fully assembled with easy-to-install software for both the PC and Mac.


7. Storage solutions specifically for VEX Robotics 

Educators involved with VEX Robotics and the competitions know that organization is key! From totes and bins to large storage cabinets, there are a variety of ways to keep your room clean with everything in their place. 


6. The Dobot Magician:

A desktop robotics arm for 3D printing, laser engraving, writing, and drawing 

This all-in-one educational robot arm gives students an introduction to robotics and real-world industrial automation without breaking the budget. The Dobot Magician is an affordable solution for students aged 6-18 years old as it is easy to operate and small in size so every student can practice on their own. It has multifunctional end-tools for laser engraving, writing, and drawing to learn programming, mechanics, electronics, and automation.


5. 3D printing with MakerBot

3D printing technology has been widely adopted by a variety of industries looking to create prototypes quickly and more affordably without wasting materials and has been introduced into education as a way to spark creativity and collaboration. Students in elementary and middle school can learn the basics of 3D printing use the MakerBot SKETCH, which provides reliable throughput for PLA and Tough parts in a complete classroom ready set up.  The MakerBot METHOD will be a great fit for high schools and above looking for tight tolerances and engineering grade materials like Nylon 12 Carbon Fiber to teach students on a more professional level to design and create prototypes.  


4. Drones with FTW Drones

Given the availability of scalable, user-friendly drones, industries have begun to quickly adopt drones to take on tasks previously not possible, or to replace jobs that are dull, dirty or dangerous for humans. By welcoming drones into the classroom, teachers have a new way of making learning more fun, innovative, and interactive for students. Plus, there is the opportunity to take part in an Aerial Drone Competition with your students! 


New drones are coming in June. Stay tuned!

3. The VEX EXP 

This engineering and coding solution for Grades 9+ allows educators to dive headfirst into an approachable, accessible, affordable, and effective project-based learning solution to teach STEM.  The VEX EXP robotics kit allows students to easily build precise robots with multiple sensors and encourages an understanding of the engineering design process. It is a fun and interactive way for high school students to develop crucial problem-solving skills and computational thinking for their future.  


2. Laser Cutting and Engraving with the Glowforge

Make magical things at the push of a button. The Glowforge uses a beam of light the width of a human hair to cut, engrave, and shape designs from a variety of materials. There’s a lot you can do with that kind of power: it’s having the perfect gift when you need one. A way to furnish your space. A personal boutique. A sandbox for your inventions. A launchpad for your business. And educators are using the Glowforge in the class to create their own plaques, trophies, gifts, door signs and have even used them to create fundraising gifts. These laser cutters and engravers can revolutionize your classroom and are safe for both the home and in the school. They are the only CDRH Class 1 laser cutter and engraver and are independently safety tested to UL, CE, FDA, and FCC standards for peace of mind.


and the most desired product on almost half of educators' wish lists was:

1. Storage Solutions

to keep the classroom more organized 

Storage solutions to keep the classroom more organized came in as the most wanted product for teachers! It’s not surprising though when you consider that an organized classroom means an improved learning environment that can reduce the chaos and improve students’ focus.






And there you have it! The 2022 buying guide to edtech products as voted by educators! If you would like some more information on any of the above items, please don't hesitate to reach out to us! We'd love to help. 


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