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Using Your Gizmos Trial
Part 3 of 3: Gizmo Features
You're now in the third week of your Gizmos Free Trial. Time really flies, eh?
In this final newsletter, we'll point out a few more features and benefits of the ExploreLearning.com site and Gizmos you may have missed.
As you have probably observed, every Gizmo comes with either an Exploration Guide or a comprehensive set of Lesson Materials. The lesson materials consist of a Student Exploration Sheet, an Answer Key, a Teacher Guide, and a Vocabulary Sheet.
All of the lesson materials are available as Word documents or pdfs and can be edited to suit your needs. (Exploration Guides can be edited by copying and pasting into Word documents.)
ExploreLearning gives you several ways to share your thoughts and work with other teachers. Did you really like that Gizmo and want to tell everyone about it? You can recommend the Gizmo by clicking the Recommend this Gizmo link below the Gizmo. Perhaps you would like to share a Student Exploration Sheet you have modified for your special-needs students. Just click the Contribute Lesson Materials link next to the first one. The Lesson Materials contributed by other teachers can be seen on the Lesson Info tab of the Gizmo.
Other options are available from your Homepage. You can share your class lists with other teachers by clicking the Share Gizmo List link at the top of the Class page. The shared lists of other teachers are shown on your Me page, based on what you teach. For example, if you are a chemistry teacher, you will see the shared lists of other chemistry teachers.
The Support pages contain everything you need to know about using Gizmos and managing your classes. These include Account Basics, Managing your Classes, Finding and Using Gizmos, Community Features, For Students, and Troubleshooting.
So you’ve been introduced to all the great features that Gizmos have to offer, but are you still wondering if Gizmos are right for you? Check out The Research Behind Gizmos to read some of the numerous studies documenting the positive effect of interactive simulations, including Gizmos, on student learning. Still not convinced? Take a look at our Testimonials page to see what other teachers and students think about Gizmos.
If you would like a customized quote for bringing Gizmos to your school or school district, please contact your ExploreLearning account executive: