Web 2.0 provides a expansive learning world “in which the Web is seen as a two-way medium, where people are both readers and writers. The main catalyst for this is social software, allowing communication and collaboration between two or more people”. Web 2.0 & N ew P ossibilities for Education
Teachers and students share Glogs; graphic elements, projects, and ideas. They are able to establish groups not only within a classroom or school but also within a state, region, or beyond and thus promote their work with a broad audience of educators and students. At the same time they are protected from inappropriate outside content because teachers securely administer accounts, groups and discussion boards.
Glogster EDU will provide worldwide multimedia library which will s erve as digital heritage, knowledge database and an inspirational platform for students and educators.
Examples of school projects and experience sharing forum will provide support for creative and effective implementation of web 2.0 education methods.
Teacher Benefits Future Enhancements
“ The beauty of it is that I can design a fun-looking page, without having to know any code at all.” Diane Chen, Tennessee “ Thank you for making your product available to educators like me. I am just awestruck at the beauty of your site and what it can do for student products. ” Mary Setliff , Arizona “ We are very pleased with the project and the kids seemed to have a lot of fun with it. Thanks so much for all your help in getting the project going. ” Jody Duggan -Lay, NY “ I am really keen on this site.” Michael Atkinson, Australia “ I find that rather cool, and it shows me that what I am doing is really having an impact! ” Chris Harris , NY “ I am a teacher and we love Glogster. All our middle school kids are into it.” Lenva Shearing , New Zealand What teachers are saying:
Motivates student’s desire to explore topics in which they may previously have been less interested
Integrates dynamic multisensory learning experience into traditionally text-oriented subjects
Fosters teamwork and collaboration with classmates
Initiates independently creative self expression
Unlimited shelf life
Facilitates positive student-teacher relationships by allowing both to explore Web 2.0 & learning concepts together
Benefits To Students
What students are saying... “ I love everything about Glogster!” “ Glogging rocks!” “ We’re crazy about Glogster” “ Glogster is totally addictive... bring it on!” “ I love making glogs at school!” “ Glogster is the best site ever!! Don’t use imitations.”