Glogster – multimedia tool that’s great for educators and students

By David Andrade, http://tinyurl.com/edtechguy

Glogster is a very cool site that allows users to create interactive posters called Glogs. I had learned about this a long time ago, but never had the chance to use it or try it out until this week. The free version is limited (50 students), but is still very useful. You could assign groups to work on a Glog together and extend the amount of students using it. The premium versions are not that expensive, with Premium School costing $2 per student per year for an unlimited number of students.

A Glog is very cool – it’s an easy to use interface that uses drag and drop to create an interactive multimedia “poster” containing text, audio, video, images, graphics, links, drawings, data and animations. In other words, it’s a very cool interactive multimedia creation that is easy to use.

Here’s an example Glog from their site:   (http://leonidas75.edu.glogster.com/science4unit1plantreproduction/)

Teachers can create Glogs about different topics in their classroom as a learning tool and students can use Glogs as a way to present what they have learned.

It’s private and safe and teachers manage the accounts.

The site has examples of Glogs and a great help section. Jennifer Dorman also created a great website about Glogster and Glogs. DE’s own Steve Dembo is the one I learned about Glogster from at the CT Day of Discovery last October.

Try it out this summer!

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