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  • 1. Glog All! Jan McGee, Technology Coordinator West Monroe High School 201 Riggs Street West Monroe, LA 71291 Library Coordinator Ouachita Parish School System [email_address] Glog One! Glog On! Glog On!
  • 2. A Glog is like a poster . . . only better
    • Glogs allow students to create an online poster using
        • photographs
        • images
        • graphics
        • video files
        • sound files
        • hyperlinks
  • 3. 9 Reasons to Use a Glog 1. It allows students to create an online poster 2. It is free 3. It is web-based 4. It uses no ink 5. It allows students to add images, video—such as YouTube--music, text, and hyperlinks (What cardboard poster does that?)  
  • 4. Reasons, continued
    • 6. It easily incorporates student research and
    • educational content
    • 7. It addresses multiple learning styles
    • 8. It can be accessed from any location with an Internet connection
    • 9. Did I mention that it is economical because it uses NO ink?
  • 5. Example: History/Biography Project
    • Glog contains
      • Researched information
      • Images
      • Video from YouTube
      • Podcast of speech
      • Hyperlinks to JFK websites
  • 6. Example: Book/Author Project
    • Images
    • Video
    • Text
    • Hyperlinks
  • 7. Example: Teacher Glog for Website Links
    • Note to teachers and parents
    • Screen shots of websites
    • Hyperlinks to websites
  • 8. Glogging Across the Curriculum
    • Altamira Caves
    • Chinese Literature
    • Hockey in Canada
    • Life or Meth
    • Math Sites
    • Science Fair Hints
  • 9. Getting Started
    • 1. Go to: http://www.glogster.com
    • 2. Click Register
    • 3. Fill out online registration form.
    Type code from box above
  • 10. Profile Page Email Reminder Click “Create a New Glog” NOTE: A generic icon will appear beside your name unless you import a photo or other image.
  • 11. Create Glog
    • A blank glog screen will appear.
  • 12. To Remove Page Elements
    • Remove page elements by selecting it, then clicking the red trash can that appears.
  • 13. Magnet Toolbar
    • Use the magnet toolbar to add page elements
    • Toolbar will slide up and down the page
    • Begin with the “Wall” tool to select a background
    • Once other page elements have been added, the wall cannot be changed
  • 14. Naming Your Glog
    • At the top of the glog screen, there will be a rectangular box labeled “ Glog name ” next to it. When you first open your glog, it is only identified with a glog number. Click in the box and give your glog a unique name.
  • 15. Save and Publish
    • Select a category.
    • Add some “tags” to make it more searchable
    • Mark as “ Public ” or “ Private .”
    • Click “Save & Publish”
    You will be taken back to your main blog screen with the option to “ View ” or “ Continue Editing .”
  • 16. Glog Wall & Page Wall
    • The Glog wall is the background for the main part of the glog.
    • The page wall is like an outside border or frame.
    • Select “Wall” from toolbar
    • Backgrounds are arranged by themes
    • Select a “Glog Wall”
    • Click “Use it”
    • Select a “Page Wall”
  • 17. Text
    • To add text, select “ TEXT ” from the toolbar
    • Choose a textbox (default), a title box, bubbles or stickers for your text
    • A wide variety of text box styles are available from each category
    • TIP: Text boxes are square. Titles are rectangular, as in a banner or heading
  • 18. Add a Title
    • Select “ Title ”
    • View the sample styles by clicking the numbers at the bottom of the screen or by clicking the list of styles on the left-hand side of the screen.
    • Basic title creates a title without a frame.
  • 19. Titles
    • Select the style you want and click “ USE IT .”
    • The textbox will appear at the bottom of your glog screen.
  • 20. Title Fonts
    • The title appears as “ poster yourself ”
    • Click the “EDIT” button to change/ add text
    • Click “ Ab1 ” to change to font style, color, size or justification
  • 21. Title Effects
    • Click the “fx” button to create special effects such as title shadows
    • Change the shadow, use a blur effect, adjust the distance, angle, etc.
    • Click “APPLY”
    • Click “OK”
  • 22. Adding a Hyperlink to a Title
    • To hyperlink your title to a website, select the link button
    • An “Add URL” window will open
    • Paste the URL of the website into the “Link” box
    • Click “APPLY”
  • 23. Creating Text Boxes
    • To create a regular (square) textbox, select “TEXT” on the toolbar
    • Choose “Sticker” from the text menu list.
  • 24. Text Box Styles
    • “ Basic Text” creates a box without a frame. The other styles appear as a “sticker” in which text may be typed.
    • Select a style
    • Click “USE IT”
  • 25. Text Effects
    • Font styles, size, color and alignment are accessed from the same Menu icons used with Title effects.
    • Hyperlinks may also be added to text boxes and stickers.
  • 26. Images
    • Locate images from the Internet, digital camera, or other sources and save to a folder on computer
    • Click “IMAGE” on menu
    • Select “UPLOAD” button
  • 27. Uploading Images
    • Browse to folder
    • Select the image
    • Click “Open”
    • Image will upload to image collection.
  • 28. Adding the Image
    • Select image
    • Image will appear on the right
    • Click “USE IT” to add it to glog
    • OR
    • Add a frame by clicking “ADD A FRAME” button
  • 29. Adding a Frame
    • Use menu on left to view and select a frame around image
    • Click “USE IT” to add image and frame to glog
    • Remove a frame before adding to glog by choosing “Basic” frame
  • 30. Image Adjustment
    • Adjust size and placement of image using handles on side
    • Use menu bar above image to bring image forward, send to back for layering or duplicate image.
    • Choose trash can to delete image.
    Bring to front Send to back Clone image
  • 31. Hyperlink to Image
    • Select image
    • Click “EDIT”
    • Select link button on menu
    • Paste or type URL into link box
    • Click “APPLY”
  • 32. Add Video File
    • Select “Video” from Magnet Toolbar
    • Click “UPLOAD” to navigate to a downloaded video on your computer (such as a video from UnitedStreaming )
    • OR
  • 33. Link to Web-based Video
    • Click “LINK” to add a web-based video from YouTube , TeacherTube or other online video resource
    • Paste or type the URL of the video
    • Click “ADD TO YOUR FILES”
  • 34. Web-based Video
    • Video will be added to library
    • Select video
    • Choose a player or frame by selecting “Add a Player” button
    • Click “USE IT”
  • 35. Add an Audio File
    • Audio files are added in the same manner as video files
    • Choose “SOUND” from the Magnet Toolbar
    • Select “UPLOAD” for downloaded sound file
    • OR
    • Select “LINK” to an audio file on the web
  • 36. Audio File and Frame
    • Choose a player frame from the themes menu
    • OR
    • Use “as is”
    • Click “USE IT”
  • 37. Add Graphics
    • Select “Graphics” from Magnet Tools
    • Choose a graphic from any of the themes on menu
    • Select “USE IT”
    • NOTE: Some graphics are animated
  • 38. Save and Publish
    • Select “SAVE & PUBLISH” from top menu of glog
    • Edit name, category, or tags if needed
    • Optional: Change from “Private” to “Public”
    • Click “SAVE & PUBLISH”
  • 39. Publishing and Sharing Glog
    • Use this screen to view glog, email glog, or post to web
    • Use URL link to post a link on a website or wiki
    • Click “Email” to email link
    • Click “Copy” button to copy html code to embed
    URL Link Email Copy HTML
  • 40. Glog Embedded into Wiki
    • Embed a glog into a wiki to use as a “homepage” http://ladigitalimmigrants.wikispaces.com/
      • Open Wiki
      • Click “Edit this Page”
  • 41. How to Embed to Wiki
    • Choose “Embed Widget” icon from toolbar
    • (Looks like a TV set)
    • Choose “Other HTML” from Menu
  • 42. How to Embed to Wiki
    • Paste HTML Code into box
    • “ Save”
  • 43. Miniature Copy of Glog
    • Locate and click “+SHARE GLOG” at bottom right of screen
  • 44. Miniature Version of Glog
    • Click “COPY” button to copy HTML code
    • Paste code into website or wiki for a downsized, working version of wiki
  • 45. A Glog is like a poster. . . . . . . . . Only BETTER
  • 46. Glog ON!

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