Glogster is a¬†Web 2.0 tool¬†that allows users to create free interactive posters, or glogs. A “glog” which is¬†short for graphical blog, is an interactive multimedia image.¬†¬†This free tool is moving¬†posters to the digital age. It looks like a poster, but readers can interact with the content. The user can insert text, images, photos, audio (MP3), videos, special effects and other elements into their glogs to generate a multimedia online creation. Posters can be shared with other users on the site or embedded in external wikis or blogs,¬† or web pages. Glogs can also be exported and saved to computer-compatible formats.
¬†Glogster EDU is intended mainly for educators and students. Teachers may create accounts for students on Glogster EDU without using their e-mail addresses or any¬†¬†personal information. With the Basic platform, up 50 students may be registered in one virtual class. The Glogster EDU tools create an environment in which students and teachers can cooperate, discuss subjects and give each other feedback. ¬†Students can comment on one another’s glogs and teachers may exchange messages with their students. Teachers are able to supervise projects and coordinate their progress. The platform is secure, as it may be accessed only by the teacher who fully supervised his or her students’ activities.
List of partnerships of Gloster and Glogster EDU:
- Edmodo¬† ‚Äď Glogster embeds Glogs into their services.
- Wikispaces¬† ‚Äď Glogster embeds Glogs into their services.
- SchoolTube – Option to insert SchoolTube content into Glogs.
- TeacherTube¬† ‚Äď Glogster EDU has a Teacher Tube partner profile.
Benefits of Using Glogster:
- Adds audiovisual aspects to a traditionally text-oriented subjects
- Fosters teamwork and collaboration with classmates
- Unique opportunity for student assessment,
- Addresses multiple learning styles
- Excellent for differentiating instruction
- Terrific for visual literacy
How Would You Use Glogster in the Classroom?
- author studies
- book talks
- compare & contrast events
- literature circles
- photo essays
- poetry projects
- research projects
- science experiments
- student porfolios
- How does a compass work?¬†(SPS Grade 3 student)
- Our Big Six Owl Research
- The Hobbit
- Grade 4 Class Wiki
- High School Math: Solving Quadratic Equations
- Using Glogster in the Classroom – a Slideshare presentation
- Great Ways to Integrate Technology in the Classroom: Glogs - students samples along with Glog rubric
- Hooked on Glogster: Posters 2.0 - An article from Education World
May 22, 2012