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 using whole class instruction. You will learn how you can effectively use Gizmos in a classroom with only a projector and a computer.
Whole class instruction best practices include:
- Let the students control the Gizmo
- Ask students to justify answers
- Share control of the classroom dynamics
- Ask students to verbalize their thinking
Want to learn more? Read our six-part Expert Corner series on whole group instruction. Topics include lesson planning, making student-centric lessons, engaging students, questioning techniques, seatwork and homework.