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HotDots® Academic Vocabulary Card Sets Grades 1-3
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Heard great things!
from Grove City, PA
About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children
Comments about Hot Dots® Academic Vocabulary Card Sets Grades 1-3:
I have heard great things from Erica on Confessions of a Homeschoolers about the Hot Dots. I think my kids would find this just as useful and enjoyable!
Merchant response: We're so glad to hear it - always fun to hear from a fan of Erica's!
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from Conyers, GA
About Me Education Oriented
I just received the hot dots pen and a couple sets of hot dots cards and I was skeptical if the pen would actually work but it does!! I tested it out on multiple cards and it responded to the answer choices as it should have. I am super excited for my first grade ESOL students to use it! I want to get the learning to problem solve cards for math because it actually works on solving math word problems and not just facts. I think this is a great tool for students who do not have someone to correct them while PRACTICING (not during learning time). One issue I have is that the pen does not do anything when I push the music note button. Can anyone help?
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Thanks, Trish and you're right - Hot Dots are a great way to provide students with feedback during independent study time. To answer your question, pressing the musical note cycles the pen through silly sound effects, fun phrases, or muted audio.
The pen does not work at all. It always says the answer is wrong. I have bought three different ones, so don't just think it is your pen-it is ALL the pens. AND the Educational Insights won't acknowledge that it doesn't work and give your money back. DON'T buy it!
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Hi Jess,We have heard this issue from other customers and reviewers - and have offered them all replacements at no charge! Please look for an email from us offering the same for you.
Pen "Self Check" HORRIBLE!
from Toronto, Canada.
About Me First Time Parent, Stay At Home Parent, Working Parent
I like the actual card content but the "self learning / self rewarding "pen" is absolute Garbage! It plays rewarding music each time you press down on the pen. It does not matter which "Hot Dot" you're clicking on. This equipment has NO TECHNOLOGY whatsoever in it. It's completely mis-marketed.
Merchant response: Dear Ethan's Mom,Sounds like you have a defective pen! We'd be happy to replace it for you with one that works as it should. Please look for an email from us today with details. Our apologies,Educational Insights
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