Teacher Review for ExploreLearning Gizmos

Great hands on tool for students to practice new skills

Faye B.
Technology coordinator
Sayre Language Academy
Chicago, United States
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My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I used the graphing lessons and they were really amazing. Students could "play around with" graphing two points, finding slope, and many other skills. I really think the idea of experimenting and "playing" is a great way to spark interest in math and to give students confidence and a deeper understanding. This could be used to reinforce concepts once you have taught them. You could also use this as homework.
My Take
While this is a great tool, I had issues with the Adobe Shockwave player. Apparently mine was not up to date so I updated it but I still could not get the gizmo to work on one of my laptops. However, once you get it going, this tool is a great way for students to apply their knowledge and practice new skills. It is hands on and could be considered fun because it is tech-based.