Using Gizmos in Small Groups


Gizmos are an incredibly flexible teaching tool that you can use in a variety of ways, including small group work, individual exploration, and whole class or whole group instruction.

This video gives you a peek into a real classroom to see what teaching with Gizmos can look like when teaching in small groups. You will learn how you can effectively use Gizmos in a classroom with groups of two or three students at a computer.

Small group instruction best practices include:

  • Confirm that students understand the task
  • Ask students to predict outcomes
  • Monitor student progress
  • Customize Lesson Materials as needed
  • Have students share results
  • Ask leading questions to spur thinking
  • Provide scaffolding for higher-level thinking



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