Teacher Review for ExploreLearning Gizmos

Hands on, student driven, without the mess.

Brian H.
Classroom teacher
John F. Kennedy High School, Cheektowaga, NY
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My Subjects Science
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Homework
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
Special needs
How I Use It
I used this website with my AP Biology as well as my Living Environment classes. They have activities for all for all different levels. Just make sure that your computers have all of the flash updates. We had a few problems with some computers not being updated and couldn't use the site. Once the computers were fixed it was business as usual. The labs are all very detailed and have worksheets that go along with them. Heads up, you can either set up an entire class in the program or just give a general password to your students to go through the lab in small group or individual.
My Take
I liked all of the great techniques, concepts, and labs that they have available for classroom use. They can also be done for homework if you assign each student a unique password. These activities give us another way to show students important concepts and how they are used in real world application.