Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A Blog Featuring the Glog

Glogster is a web 2.0 platform that promises to provide users options to customize space in a dynamic and interactive way. Essentially, Glogster lets the user create an online, interactive poster.

I’ve known about Glogster for some time now, but recently became aware of Glogster.edu. In response to user suggestions, Glogster has expanded the educational graphics options, provided an educator resource library and established a host of administrative controls to allow educators to more safely utilize the tool and monitor student collaboration.

What makes Glogster a Web 2.0 tool is the opportunity for users to publish and share their creations and to collaborate with other users on joint creative efforts within Glogster.

Teachers can register at the following address: http://www.edu.glogster.com/register.

A Baker’s Dozen - Ways to implement Glogster in an educational setting


1. Create Glog profile a character from a book (like a trading card or profile page)

2. Demonstrate knowledge from a research project by inserting videos/photos/links on a topic.

3. Have students provide feedback each other’s glogster posters.

4. Embed a customized Glog onto a teacher page as a webquest portal.

5. Design a compelling poster and encourage students to dialogue with one another.

6. Use post a video and follow up with blooms taxonomy questions within a poster to generate student responses/discussion about the glog

7. Create a teacher glog and embed it into a wikispace or webpage– an interactive and attractive way to share content

Webpage example: http://www.k12.ginet.org/webpages/mhoward/

Wikisapce example: http://mhoward118.wikispaces.com/

8. Create a photo collage to demonstrate knowledge of the exposition, rising action, climax, conflict, resolution, setting, plot, characters, etc. of a book.

9. Create a photo collage to reflect learning on a particular unit of study.

10. Build a Glogster to include images and text as a book report project.

11. Create a Glogster that shows Math problems (or any type of problem) and dialogue about what is right (or wrong) about the problems.

12. Generate awareness about a school wide issue by hosting a glogster poster contest at your school.

13. Create a “what are YOU reading glog?” Encourage students to blog about their reading material using 3 facts, 2 opinions and 1 question they have about their current reading book.

To explore Glogster and learn about the benefits, see:

Classroom Benefits

What other teachers are doing with Glogster:

http://thinkinginmind.blogspot.com/2009/03/creating-historical-timelines-with.html

http://www.education-world.com/a_tech/columnists/dyck/dyck037.shtml

http://mrboyersclass.pbworks.com/