Introduction to Gizmos
Audience: Grade 3-12 math and science teachers | Prerequisite: N/A
About the Workshop
This workshop is designed to prepare teachers to use Gizmos immediately in their classrooms. The course introduces the major features and functions of the ExploreLearning website and shows teachers how Gizmos can look in their classrooms. In the workshop, an experienced ExploreLearning instructor models a math and science lesson with Gizmos so that participants can identify and deconstruct best teaching practices. Teachers use this information to begin planning exemplary lessons with Gizmos for their students.
Learn to navigate ExploreLearning.com
Customize their Teacher Homepage and learn to enroll students
Employ research-based teaching strategies with Gizmos
Create standards-based lessons incorporating Gizmos
Resources for Teachers
Helpful resources for you to download.Download All Resources
Share the agenda with the teachers that will be attending the workshop and add the date, time, and location to use as an informational flyer.
Lesson Planning Resources
Lesson Planning Guide: Use this template and example lesson notes to help you vary the mode of instruction.
Best Practices for Teaching with Gizmos: Keep this slide from the workshop to help guide your Gizmos lessons
Lesson Planning Support: Review all of the web pages that were shared during the webinar.
State Standards Shared Gizmos Lists: Select your state link from the list to see a shared Gizmos list of the correlation to state standards and add all Gizmos to your class with one click.
Remote Learning Resources
Integrating Digital Tools and Gizmos: Get ideas for how to integrate Gizmos into your remote learning lessons.
Quick Guide: Using Gizmos from Home: Share this helpful guide with parents so they can assist their children who are using Gizmos at home.
Remote Learning with Gizmos Tips: Learn how to use Gizmos virtually with this collection of tips.
Gizmos Quick Start Guide
Everything you need to know to get around the Gizmos website.
Workshop Reflection Worksheet
Professional Learning requires reflection before it transfers to the classroom.
Everybody's Talking About Gizmos
“Thank you, thank you, thank you for leading our Gizmos Workshop in Spartanburg today. Your experience and expertise with Gizmos has our teachers excited to put these simulation experiences to use in their classrooms. Because you modeled professional best practices while demonstrating their use, I feel confident our teachers will use them in a way that will be engaging for students. You made our learning experience informative, practical, and fun ~ those are the very best kind!”- Whitney Stancil, Director of STEAM/CATE/PLTW/Science, Spartanburg School District Six