Have Your Students Glog about it!!

If you are looking for a great way to bring the digital world into your Science Class then check out glogster or the education only version glogster/edu.  You first question is probably “What is a Glog?”.  Well a glog is a graphical blog where individuals or groups can share information.  Glogs allow users to incorporate all forms of multuimedia, including text, animations, video, and audio to name a few.  They are very easy to create and allow students to bring their creativity to life when presenting information.  So how can this translate into science?  Check out these great examples to see the possibilities:

Jane Goodall

Science Class Study Guide

Nanotechnology

Life Cycles

Nobel Gases

Comments

  1. Stephanie Affield

    I really like Glogster and had accounts created for each of my middle school students. I ran into a challenge when it came to the graphics that are available to students – some were not appropriate. I learned after contacting Glogster that they are not able to control the graphics, even on the education side. Here is the reply that I received from Glogster:

    “Dear teacher,
    We are sorry to tell you that it is not possible for teachers to delete the inappropriate content within the student accounts. Glogster EDU provides communication between students and teachers but doesn´t have power to control all the messages, images and graphic on Glogster.”

    I am in hopes that something will change and make the education side of Glogster something that I feel comfortable allowing my students to use independently. In the meantime, I will continue to use it as I think it is a unique and engaging tool. :)

  2. Ruth Abatzoglou

    Hi Brad
    Your samples of science glogsters have inspired me. I have been taking online classes in technology and I have heard a lot about Glogster, but I haven’t used it with students yet. The noble gas example was outstanding. I really liked the diversity of examples you posted, showing different ways it could be used. I noticed the Jane Goodall Glogster was part of a wiki on different scientist.

    I am planning on setting up a class wiki next fall, do you have any suggestions on what type of wiki I should use. I used wikispacese last spring, but I have learned about other types of wikis such as wetpaint and pbwiki, this past month. I don’t know if I should switch to a new one, what do you think? I would appreciate your advice. Thanks

  3. Tricia Sauerwine

    Glogster is to new me and I have just begun to create some posters for my first graders to use as interactive learning tools next school year. So, I really appreciate the examples you shared. I especially liked the life cycle poster. I teach butterflies and the poster gave me some great ideas. Thanks!!

  4. Kate Erdosy

    Glogster is new to me as well, but your science examples are fantastic! My sixth graders love to have opportunities to “teach”, so I plan to demonstrate Glogster to them and set them free. Thanks for sharing and keep the ideas coming.

  5. Gina R

    What a great way to go green! I can’t tell you the amount of paper my students have used to make posters, which end up in the trash. 1 dimensional posters are a thing of the past!

  6. Tiffany B.

    I have just started to use glogster, but had not thought of a studyguide. What a great idea! This is a great way to get students studying for an upcoming test. I also liked your lifecycle glog as that is a topic that I teach in the fourth grade. Thanks for the post. Great tips.

  7. Candace Musawwir

    I think glogster is an excellent tool for combining the hands-on aspect of science with Web 2.0. I created a sample for my students to view, and they couldn’t wait to create one themselves. There are so many video clips and images they can incorporate from DE, and they have to watch the videos to make sure they are appropriate for thier audience. Talk about reinforcing concepts!

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