Teacher Review For ExploreLearning Gizmos

Gizmo provides students with an understanding not memorization.

Lisa K.
Technology coordinator
Babson College
Wellesley, MA
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My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
General
How I Use It
Gizmos is great for lab science lab work. Each topic offers students a chance to "play" and figure out how things work. For math (used fractions topic) the simulations provided a great visual and a wealth of different examples that allowed students to interact and learn.
My Take
Gizmos offers online simulations for grades 3-12 for math and science. This is a good self learning tool that is content focused and one that allows for exploration by the student. Students engage in a simulation by figuring out what works and what does not that helps with the learning process. Each simulation provides an in depth understanding of each topic with great visuals that helps with the learning process. Gizmos offers good assessment material and resources for followup and reinforcement.