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Using Gizmos in Small Groups

How to use Gizmos in Small Groups

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Written by Jeremy Brown
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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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