With a computer, a projector and a white board, teachers use gizmos from ExploreLearning.com to supplement the normal curriculum learning. As of 2015, teachers can train students in the third to the 12th grade from over 450 math and science textbooks.
Tabs on the main navigation bar help teachers to find relevant gizmos organized by subject, topic and grade band. Teachers access gizmos by textbook correlations or individual state standards if the need arises. Once teachers find the desired gizmos, they can add them to class lists for future reference. A management mode allows teachers to reorder selected gizmos according to their preferences. Teachers also use the management tool to add text headings to their gizmo lists to suit their needs.
Numerous controls and functions help teachers to navigate through the gizmos. Sliders enable teachers to modify values without typing anything. Additionally, teachers change values in graphical gizmos by dragging points over the Cartesian plane. Gizmos have a screenshot feature that helps teachers to capture and copy images from a gizmo to worksheets, tests and quizzes. The programs also have zooming features useful when projecting gizmos for big classes.
Gizmos enhance the way teachers teach and students learn. They are fun to use and help students to grasp challenging concepts easily.