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Using Gizmos in Whole Class Instruction

How to use Gizmos for Whole Class Instruction

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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 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.
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