Independent research shows that simulations are powerful tools for effective instruction.

Studies Highlighting Gizmos

Research Summary: Gizmos bring many of Marzano's nine categories of effective instructional strategies to the classroom.

Research Summary: Meta-analysis shows how simulations can improve student achievement through active engagement and interaction.

Research Summary: An independent study by Maine's Department of Education shows that using simulations, including Gizmos, in mathematics makes a big impact.

Research Summary: A research-based professional development program uses Gizmos to foster more effective science teachers.

Featured Books

Gizmos are recommended tools for teaching

Using Technology with Classroom Instruction That Works

Technology in the Secondary Science Classroom


ExploreLearning provides powerful interactive content that helps teachers use research-proven instructional strategies more effectively, more easily and more often.

Tim Waters, Former President and CEO, McREL

ExploreLearning Gizmos are an effective and engaging way to move students to inquiry science and math. We show examples in the book of a number of the nine categories of effective instructional strategies that are truly enhanced by this excellent resource.

Howard Pitler, Lead Author, "Using Technology with Classroom Instruction That Works"

We included Gizmos as examples because they embody what research points to as characteristics of effective simulations. Gizmos are content focused, encourage inquiry instruction and actively engage students in learning.

Randy Bell, Co-editor, "Technology in the Secondary Science Classroom"