Edu.Glogster allows you and your students to make online posters.
As an educator, you can set up a classroom so you can view your students' work. Individuals may add pictures, backgrounds, graphics, links, animations, school tube videos, and sound for an interesting online presentation. Posters may be printed if desired.
This is a great alternative to traditional posters!
Go to edu.glogster.com and click on the bright pink register virtual class button. Set up an account using your e-mail. You can ask for up to 200 nicknames (usernames) and passwords. You do not give them student names.
Glogster will e-mail you a list of nicknames and passwords for you to give to your students.
Be sure to go to the address above not the one mentioned in the video.
It's a fun, imaginative, and powerful learning experience which fosters independent self expression, positive learner-teacher relationships, and teamwork on collaborative class projects.
It's a creative teaching tool that integrates diverse subjects for individual learner portfolios, unique alternative assessments, and instructional activities. The glog may be embedded in or linked to a wiki or blog.
It's a private and safe platform, monitored directly by teachers. Teachers control the activities of their learners.
There is a regular Glogster available. It operates the same as the edu site, but it is not as closely regulated. Some of the posters would not be school approved content. Going through this part of their site would not allow you to monitor student progress.
Like all creative content sites, a student could get so busy focusing on the layout, artistic design, etc. and spend less time on important content.
You need to be sure to save frequently. If you click off the page to search, it does not prompt you to save before proceeding and any unsaved work will be lost.
There are a few difficulties that may arise when attempting to use Google Earth.
If you do not already have Google Earth installed on a school laptop or desktop computer, you may not be able to install it. If you were not given administrative privileges on your computer, you will have to get your school's IT person to install it for you.
If you are unfamiliar with html code, special additions to the descriptions in placemarks may be difficult unless you are using code that is already designated for embedding (such as we used when placing YouTube videos on our wikis).
For links: <a href=" address of link here ">Text you want displayed</a>
For images: <img src=" address of the image file ">
A free Moodle account can be set up on moodle.org , but I have found it easier to work with accounts that are set up through a school that has chosen to make moodle part of their online curriculum. Ask your administrator about making moodle part of your school!