Educational Insights Hot Dots Giveaway!

Hi everyone! I have an awesome giveaway for you all today! Educational Insights has come up with some new Hot Dot cards and a fun new pen as well. And today I have some of them to giveaway to you all!



Since we’re working on the human body this year, I chose the Human Body Science Cards. What a fun way of reviewing and practicing all of the parts and functions of the Human Body!



For those of you who haven’t heard of Hot Dots before, they are educational cards with dots on them. When pressed on the dots, the special pen registers whether or not the answer is correct or not.



The pen then lights up green and dings for a correct answer, or red and buzzes for an incorrect answer.



We also chose some Vocabulary Cards, these particular ones help practice Synonyms.  Here is a close up of what some of the cards look like. This set comes with 50 double-sided, illustrated cards that cover synonyms for grades 2+. They have 6 interactive vocabulary card sets which include antonyms, multiple-meaning words, prefixes and suffixes, context clues, and homophones.



You can also purchase Educational Insights Hot Dots with Talking Hot Dots Pen, and make your own cards as well! I’ve made a few for early learners here:


Want more info? Visit the Educational Insights links below, if you stop by let them know that Erica @ Confessions sent you over!

Ready to win?

Educational Insights is offering 1 FREE Pen and Card Set of your choice to one of my readers!

Mandatory Entry:

  • Simply leave a comment below letting me know which set of hot dot cards you’d like to win from Educational Insights!

Additional Optional Entries: (not required to win, leave a separate comment on this post for each additional entry)

Enter to win a free hot dot set from @ed_insights and @ericahomeschool! Enter thru 8/3/11!

Nitty Gritty Giveaway Details:

  • The give away will be open until midnight EST Friday August 3, 2012. Winner will be announced by Sunday August 5, 2012.
  • No purchase necessary to win.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older to enter.
  • If prize winner forfeits or does not claim the prize, prize will be re-awarded at my sole discretion.
  • Void where prohibited by law.
  • Make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry, winner will be chosen at random!
  • This giveaway is offered to US and Canada residents only!
  • Odds of winning based on number of entries.
  • This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.
  • NOTE: In order to enter the contest you must leave a comment on my blog post. To leave a comment scroll to the bottom of the post and fill in the “Speak Your Mind” form. (If you are reading this via RSS, you will need to visit my actual blog to post a comment.)
  • Disclosure: Educational Insights provided me with a free copy of their product to review on my blog. The opinions I have given are mine and may differ from others but were not influenced by the company or the free product provided.


  1. Emily Cunningham says:

    I LOVE this idea and had not heard of Hot Dots before. I would love the Human Body Hot Dots, because we are currently working on learning about the human body over the summer and through school next year.

    • I have been wanting to try these. I would probably get any of the reading ones or math ones.

    • Michelle M. says:

      I would love to have a set of the Hot Dots Human Body for our workboxes this year! I’ve been looking at the Hot Dots but have yet to purchase. Didn’t realize that they had Human Body cards….our science study for the coming school year.

  2. I’ve never heard of hot doors before, but I’m intrigued by the idea. I think my 6 year old would love this!

  3. I have”liked” Educational Insights on my Facebook page. Thanks for the introduction.

  4. Jenna Ferguson says:

    I’d love to win! We have hot dots for my littler guy, but I didn’t even know they had them for older kids.

  5. Jenna Ferguson says:

    I “liked” EI on Facebook

  6. I have heard of these but never seen them in person. I think this would be something my girls would really like! I think the telling time one would be my pick! Something we have been trying to work on 🙂

  7. I follow on pinterest! 🙂

  8. I follow on FB too! 🙂

  9. lili yen says:

    i would love to win this for my kids!

  10. Diane Bode says:

    I follow Ed. Insights on Pinterest!

  11. Diane Bode says:

    I follow Ed. Insights on Facebook.

  12. Diane Bode says:

    I would like the Reading Readiness cards for my classroom!!

  13. Rebecca Ray says:

    I subscribe via e-mail. I would like the earth and weather science set. My children would love this!

  14. Marque McKey says:

    How cool is this! I would love to win a set of these for my 2nd Grader. This is our first year homeschooling and what a great resource this would be. I would love to win either the grade 2 math, or grade 2 science, or any of the science hot dots for 7+.

  15. Diane Bode says:

    I went to the website but didn’t know how to leave a message saying Erica @ Confessions sent me. Sorry.

  16. Diane Bode says:

    I follow you and tweeted!

  17. Diane Bode says:

    I subscribe to your email. Would love to win this!

  18. Diane Bode says:

    I follow you on Twitter.

  19. We have one hot dots pen, but would like to increase our supply. This is an great opportunity for review and the kids love that they can do it independently. I would love to get the word family, time, money, or fraction sets.

  20. I followed Educational Insights on Facebook (Diverging Lives).

  21. I subscribe to Confessions via email.

  22. I follow Confessions on Twitter (@ndeleon007).

  23. Wow, love the new cards. I like the Hot Dots® Learn to Solve Word Problems Set Grades 4-6, as well as, all of the Reading Comprehension Card sets. I could use all of those for my kids. Thanks Erica for this great giveaway, as well as your review.

  24. I subscribe via email to your website. Thanks Erica for all your hard work.

  25. id like to win a hot dots for science, human body would be good 🙂

  26. im already a follower of educational insights in facebook

  27. i am an email subscriber here 🙂

  28. i am a fan of educational insights at Facebook

  29. Jillian Lauder says:

    The Beginning Consonants are right up our alley. I would love to win this for my kids!

  30. Jillian Lauder says:

    I like Educational Insights on FB

  31. i follow you at twitter!

  32. Jillian Lauder says:

    I am an email subscriber. 🙂

  33. These look so neat! I’d go for the Hot Dots Science set: Animals, Plants and Ecosystems. Or maybe the Force and Motion set. Really hard to choose! I think I’ll have to place an order.

  34. I’m an email Confessions subscriber.

  35. Also a Twitter Confessions follower. 🙂

  36. Michelle Kennedy says:

    I’ve seen these on your page before. Brilliant idea! Thanks for the giveaway. I’ll take the Academic Vocabulary Card Set for Grades 4-6 when I win. 🙂

  37. Michelle Kennedy says:

    Just followed Educational Insights on Pinterest. I didn’t know you could. Thanks!

  38. Michelle Kennedy says:

    Liked them on Facebook.

  39. Denise S says:

    I followed Educational Insights on Pinterest

  40. Lorri Balan says:

    I’d love to win the Hot Dot, Vocabulary Cards!!!!

  41. Lorri Balan says:

    I “Liked” Educational Insights on FB….

  42. Tabitha says:

    I would love the hot dots phonics cards!

  43. Tabitha says:

    I likedEducational Insights on FB

  44. Tabitha says:

    I followed Educational Insights on Pinterest

  45. Tabitha says:

    I am an email subscriber here

  46. Kim Hubert says:

    I would enjoy any of the HotDots cards, but especially any of the ones for Kindergartners. Probably a phonics set. We have a K and 2nd grader this year along with a preschooler.

    Also, how do they work with your homemade hotdots? When I print them off how do they ‘work’ with the pen?

  47. Sabrina says:

    I’d love the Hot Dots Jr Phonics set. Thank you!

  48. Sabrina says:

    I’m subscribed to you via RSS.

  49. jenni h says:

    Love this idea!

  50. Laurie McAleenan says:

    Force, motion, and simple machines would be my choice.

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