# Author - Laura Gallagher

Using Gizmos

## Gizmo of the Week: Observing Weather

Students are taken on a global adventure in the new Observing Weather Gizmo.  In this introductory Gizmo, students use  instruments to measure and observe a...

Using Gizmos

## Gizmo of the Week: Evolution: Mutation and Selection

The Evolution: Mutation and Selection Gizmo allows students to simulate reproduction, mutation, predation, and evolution of a species of insect. The color of...

## Encouraging Reflex use in your classroom

As you begin a new school year, you might be wondering how to best get your students motivated and excited to learn. Reflex on its own is a great tool for...

Using Gizmos

## Gizmo of the Week: Rational Numbers, Opposites, and Absolute Values

The Rational Numbers, Opposites, and Absolute Values Gizmo uses an interactive number line to allow students to compare rational numbers. Students can place a...

Using Gizmos

## Gizmo of the Week: Cat and Mouse

Linear systems are demonstrated with fast cats and slow mice in the Cat and Mouse Gizmo. Will the cat catch the mouse? Will the mouse escape into its hole? It...

## Introducing Teacher Presets

Now setting up and resetting Gizmos for your classes is easier than ever with our new Teacher Presets feature. Teacher Presets allow you to save a...

Using Gizmos

## Gizmo of the Week: Ocean Tides

If you’ve ever gone to the beach, you might have noticed the water level rising and falling over time. In the Ocean Tides Gizmo, students will learn how the...

Using Gizmos

## Gizmo of the Week: Sine Function

As students get started in trigonometry, one of the first topics they will encounter is the sine function. With the Sine Function Gizmo, students are guided to...

## Applying the SAMR model to ExploreLearning Gizmos

Technology in the classroom can aid students in learning and aid teachers in classroom administration and monitoring, proving, and celebrating progress. But...

## Gizmo of the Week: Measuring Trees

The Measuring Trees Gizmo is a nature-themed introduction to scientific measurement and is a great combination of math and science. In the Gizmo, students...