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October 31, 2008

Bring election fever to your math classroom...

Check out our latest addition to the Elementary Math Gizmo Library... Mascot Election.

In this Gizmo, your students explore how the results of a vote for a new school mascot can be represented using tally charts, pictographs and bar graphs.

Will it be a landslide victory for the Wolf, or will it be a neck-and-neck race between the Eagle and the Lion until the final ballot is cast? To find out, students will have to learn to correctly interpret various graphical representations and how they summarize the story of the election!

Mascot Election can also be used to engage your students in classroom discussion of more advanced concepts they may encounter in the news media surrounding an election, such as the use of polls in predicting the outcome of a vote.

Posted by ExploreLearning at 02:28 PM | Permalink

October 29, 2008

Attend an "Introduction to ExploreLearning Gizmos" Webinar This Fall

If you are new to ExploreLearning, or are taking a free trial, learn more about the power of Gizmos by attending a one-hour webinar.

This fall we have a number of sessions, running until the end of the year.  You can sign up for the forthcoming webinars by clicking on one of the links below:

Monday, November 10, 2008, 3.00-4.00pm Eastern time

Monday, November 24, 2008, 7.00-8.00pm Eastern time

Monday, December 8, 2008, 3.00-4.00pm Eastern time

For more information on our webinars, please contact [email protected]

Posted by ExploreLearning at 08:51 AM | Permalink

October 28, 2008

Gizmos are Great for Texas Teachers and Students

Gizmos are popular in Texas. Many school districts including Irving, Lewisville, Killeen, North East, Klein and Cypress-Fairbanks use Gizmos to help students achieve more in Math and Science. We recently heard from an Instructional Technology Specialist at the Harris County Department of Education, who loves Gizmos and is helping us spreading the word to even more districts.

"I absolutely love ExploreLearning Gizmos and I have a strong belief that they are an indispensable tool in creating effective learning opportunities for our kids.  In an age where our students are already so comfortable with technology, it is very reassuring to me to see a product out on the market that brings the learning to the students – anytime…anywhere!  

The interface for Gizmos is intuitive and comfortable and the Exploration Guides are a tremendous benefit, both to the student using the Gizmo and the teachers instructing with them.  As a teacher of all things Science, I am also thoroughly impressed with the consistency and accuracy of the content for each Gizmo as well as the depth to which each concept is explored.  Multiple data representations are also truly helpful and a strong departure from other online flash interactives.

I have yet to meet a teacher who, after using Gizmos, has not fallen head over heels in love with them and I will continue to recommend them to any Science or Math teacher I come across!"


David McGeary
Instructional Technology Specialist
Harris County, TX Department of Education


Thanks for the words of praise, David!

And, if you want more information on Gizmos, please contact [email protected].

Posted by Julia Given at 01:45 PM | Permalink

October 22, 2008

Our Customer Service Rated Top-notch

We received this high praise from a technology coordinator in Mississippi this week, who has been working closely with the ExploreLearning Professional Development team:

"I can tell you this...I've worked with a lot of technologies (hardware & software) in the last 15 years; and, I can honestly say that by far, the people with whom I've come in contact at ExploreLearning have been some of the most professional. Not once have I made a request or a contact, whether in person, by phone, or via email, and not received a reply in a timely and favorable manner."

"I'm impressed...and that's not easy to come by."

Terri Burnham
Director of Technology, Gulfport School District, MS

If you need assistance with Gizmos, our capable and courteous Sales, Professional Development and Customer Support teams are ready to work with you. Contact us today at 866-882-4141 or via email at [email protected] or [email protected].

Posted by Julia Given at 01:04 PM in Testimonials | Permalink

October 14, 2008

Attend an "Introduction to ExploreLearning Gizmos" Webinar This Fall

If you are new to ExploreLearning, or are taking a free trial, learn more about the power of Gizmos by attending a one-hour webinar.

This fall we have a number of sessions, running until the end of the year.  You can sign up for the forthcoming webinars by clicking on one of the links below:

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Monday, October 27, 2008, 7.00-8.00pm Eastern time

Monday, November 10, 2008, 3.00-4.00pm Eastern time

Monday, November 24, 2008, 7.00-8.00pm Eastern time 

For more information on our webinars, please contact [email protected]

Posted by ExploreLearning at 11:43 AM | Permalink

October 13, 2008

Elementary Math Gizmos A Hit with Gifted Students

Positive comments have started to come in regarding our newest Gizmos.

Please tell the staff at ExploreLearning how much the kids and I LOVE the Elementary Math Gizmos! I'm using them with my 1st grade gifted kids! AND THEY GET IT!

-Lee Ann Jones
Teacher of the Gifted, Norland Elementary School
Miami-Dade County Public Schools, FL

Elementary Gizmos are designed for students in grades 3-5. As always though, these Gizmos are flexible enough to be used at many levels, as extension opportunities in lower elementary or for reinforcement of important concepts in middle school. Check out the Elementary Math and science library today!

Posted by Julia Given at 09:40 AM in Testimonials | Permalink

October 01, 2008

Attend an "Introduction to ExploreLearning Gizmos" Webinar This Fall

If you are new to ExploreLearning, or are taking a free trial, learn more about the power of Gizmos by attending a one-hour webinar.

This fall we have a number of sessions, running until the end of the year.  You can sign up for the forthcoming webinars by clicking on one of the links below:

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Monday, October 13, 2008, 3.00-4.00pm Eastern time

Monday, October 27, 2008, 7.00-8.00pm Eastern time

Monday, November 10, 2008, 3.00-4.00pm Eastern time

For more information on our webinars, please contact [email protected]

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