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    • 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!
    • 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
    • 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?)  
    • 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?
    • Example: History/Biography Project
      • Glog contains
        • Researched information
        • Images
        • Video from YouTube
        • Podcast of speech
        • Hyperlinks to JFK websites
    • Example: Book/Author Project
      • Images
      • Video
      • Text
      • Hyperlinks
    • Example: Teacher Glog for Website Links
      • Note to teachers and parents
      • Screen shots of websites
      • Hyperlinks to websites
    • Glogging Across the Curriculum
      • Altamira Caves
      • Chinese Literature
      • Hockey in Canada
      • Life or Meth
      • Math Sites
      • Science Fair Hints
    • Getting Started
      • 1. Go to: http://www.glogster.com
      • 2. Click Register
      • 3. Fill out online registration form.
      Type code from box above
    • 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.
    • Create Glog
      • A blank glog screen will appear.
    • To Remove Page Elements
      • Remove page elements by selecting it, then clicking the red trash can that appears.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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 .”
    • 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”
    • 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
    • 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.
    • Titles
      • Select the style you want and click “ USE IT .”
      • The textbox will appear at the bottom of your glog screen.
    • 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
    • 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”
    • 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”
    • Creating Text Boxes
      • To create a regular (square) textbox, select “TEXT” on the toolbar
      • Choose “Sticker” from the text menu list.
    • 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”
    • 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.
    • 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
    • Uploading Images
      • Browse to folder
      • Select the image
      • Click “Open”
      • Image will upload to image collection.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Hyperlink to Image
      • Select image
      • Click “EDIT”
      • Select link button on menu
      • Paste or type URL into link box
      • Click “APPLY”
    • 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
    • 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”
    • 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”
    • 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
    • Audio File and Frame
      • Choose a player frame from the themes menu
      • OR
      • Use “as is”
      • Click “USE IT”
    • 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
    • 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”
    • 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
    • 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”
    • How to Embed to Wiki
      • Choose “Embed Widget” icon from toolbar
      • (Looks like a TV set)
      • Choose “Other HTML” from Menu
    • How to Embed to Wiki
      • Paste HTML Code into box
      • “ Save”
    • Miniature Copy of Glog
      • Locate and click “+SHARE GLOG” at bottom right of screen
    • Miniature Version of Glog
      • Click “COPY” button to copy HTML code
      • Paste code into website or wiki for a downsized, working version of wiki
    • A Glog is like a poster. . . . . . . . . Only BETTER
    • Glog ON!