Teacher Review For ExploreLearning Gizmos

Engaging Math and Science Interactives

Jenny O.
Classroom teacher
A.D. Henderson University School
Boca Raton, FL
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I assign Gizmo interactives to reinforce math and science concepts taught in the classroom. Students are able to explore for themselves variables in simulations. I have used the assessments as well to gauge student understanding. This summer we plan to assign a "Summer Gizmo List" of activities to emphasize skills already learned in the completed grade level.
My Take
We have recently renewed our school's Gizmo subscription. The student led nature of the interactives make them useful in a variety of classroom settings. My only complaint is that I find the way accounts are organized to be less than ideal for elementary students. (Students create accounts and then join a teacher class using a class code.) Overall, it is a helpful classroom resource.