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July 20, 2011

Using Gizmos to teach teachers

Gizmos are popular with Education professors as a means to demonstrate inquiry-based learning. We often hear that they are also used to help pre-service teachers to improve their own understanding of math and science concepts. (You're never too old to learn from a Gizmo!)

One of these university-level instructors, Sue Glascoe, has recently subscribed to Gizmos and written a review of Gizmos in her Teaching Math with Technology blog. She concludes:

"I will have my pre-service students evaluating and choosing their favorite Gizmos for different areas of Elementary mathematics this Fall semester.  I can’t wait to see their reactions to these amazing math and science simulations!"

We're looking forward to hearing more from Sue and anyone using Gizmos in the post-secondary environment.

Posted by Ed Pastore at 10:15 AM in Testimonials | Permalink | TrackBack

July 11, 2011

Gizmos are great for tutors

The tutoring startup Tutors Nirvana recently featured a nice write-up of Gizmos in their blog. They point out how the hands-on approach of Gizmos can help even struggling students to develop a deep understanding of concepts.

Apart from their classroom and self-study applications, Gizmos are great in a tutoring environment, where a tutor can act as a guide to the student's self-guided exploration of math and science.

Thanks, Tutors Nirvana, for the write-up… and thanks for mentioning the star of Steven Spielberg's movie Gremlins: Gizmo!

Posted by ExploreLearning at 10:37 AM | Permalink