This week, we’re going to take a look at another way for students to present materials in class. We’re looking at Glogster, which is an online tool that allows users to make online posters that can include pictures, videos, audio, text, and web links. Teachers and students can comments on each other’s Glogs, much like a blog works. (In case you’re wondering, the word glog comes from the combination of “blog” and “graphical.”)
Watch this short video that describes Glogster.
Now that we know what Glogster is, let’s look at some examples. We’ll start with some glogs from Ms. Lindsey’s class at WMES. This is a series of three short videos that are presented by her students, showing off their glogs!
Glogpedia is a collection of Glogster’s best educational glogs. Here are just a couple of the interesting examples that you will find:
Pretty interesting, aren’t they? It’s amazing what students can create! Of course, when students present, teachers need rubrics. Here are a couple to get you started:
And a couple of lesson plans, too!
To get started, register for a teacher account on Glogster. Teacher accounts are free. Fill in the required information and create your account – very easy! Then, click on the ‘Create New Glog’ button to get started. Play around, see what you can do and, if you feel like it, share your new glogs with the rest of us!
What do you think about Glogster? Is it something that you think your students would enjoy using? Are you already using it in your classroom? Share your thoughts/comments/questions!