I love to explore the exhibit floor at ISTE. In fact, I think I get some of my best ideas from talking to the different companies about their new ideas in school technologies. Here is my list of the top 10 exhibitors that really impressed me. Atomic Learning: I love how this company keeps on top of new educational technology -- they just added new training for iPad and iPod Touches as well as the new lessons for the most recent Office products.
Vernier: They have now combined their data probes with LEGO NXT robotics -- how cool is that! I have been dreaming of getting this for my school ever since they demoed it to me.
Zarbeco: This company just released a cool USB microscope called the MiScope. With 40 to 140x magnification and with the live preview on a computer screen, it is going to be perfect for my elementary students.
Visions Technology in Education: I met one of the authors for this company, Arnie Abrams, at the exhibit booth who showed me his book on digital storytelling projects -- a definite "must buy" for me and the projects that I am going to do next year with my students.
Learning.com: Way to go! They launched "In Sky" which allows teachers and students to access different digital content from different providers with just one log-in -- THANK YOU!
Rhymes 'n' Times: These exhibitors finally showed me a way to teach my students their times tables in an easy and painless way.
Student Publishing: I have been looking for an easy and affordable solution to allow my students to produce their own books -- now I have finally found one.
Dreambox: I got sucked into a demo at this booth and boy was I impressed. I loved the idea of game-play for learning math concepts. This is a fairly new company that looks very promising.
Brainology: Here is another fun exhibitor that I came across that really impressed me with the quality of their product line, they offer online lessons to help student be better at school.
Arcademics: I totally believe in using video games to teach students and this company does a really good job at it.
So here is my top 10 list of exhibitors that impressed me with regard to school technology at ISTE 2010 in Denver last week, now I all need is the money to get these products in my school. Next stop -- BEGGING FOR BUCKS!