Gizmos are standards-aligned simulations for math and science classes. Gizmos are currently purchased for Hall County students in 6-12 grades.
Starting Fall of 2019, students and staff will have easier login procedures as Hall County’s integration with Explore Learning evolves. Future logins from LaunchPoint will create user account versus a current process where students had to create an account.
New Cases Format
Explore Learning has newly added 3 STEM cases and handbooks this spring. Students assume the role of a scientist trying to solve a real-world problem. They use scientific practices to collect and analyze data, and form and test a hypothesis as they solve the problem.
- Each STEM Case uses real-time reporting to show live student results.
- STEM Cases take between 30 – 90 minutes for students to complete, depending on the case.
- Multiple grade appropriate versions, or levels, exist for each STEM Case.
- Each STEM Case level has an associated Handbook. These are interactive guides that focus on the science concepts underlying the case.
Expect 3 more STEM cases to be added this summer and 3 more next fall.
Training is on-going through eLearning and redelivery planning support to departments/content areas can be supported by eLearning.
As the type of Gizmos content continues to grow, you may want to test student devices from time to time, especially when you try a new Gizmo. You can check System Requirements and Check your Video Card by finding “System Requirements” at the bottom of any Gizmos page.
This is also where you can find email or phone support. eLearning does not have a view into this system, so often the teacher will want to reach out to Explore Learning directly.