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
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?)
6. It easily incorporates student research and
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
Video from YouTube
Podcast of speech
Hyperlinks to JFK websites
Example: Book/Author Project
Example: Teacher Glog for Website Links
Note to teachers and parents
Screen shots of websites
Hyperlinks to websites
Glogging Across the Curriculum
Hockey in Canada
Life or Meth
Science Fair Hints
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.
A blank glog screen will appear.
To Remove Page Elements
Remove page elements by selecting it, then clicking the red trash can that appears.
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”
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.
Select the style you want and click “ USE IT .”
The textbox will appear at the bottom of your glog screen.
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
Click the “fx” button to create special effects such as title shadows
Change the shadow, use a blur effect, adjust the distance, angle, etc.
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
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”
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.
Locate images from the Internet, digital camera, or other sources and save to a folder on computer
Click “IMAGE” on menu
Select “UPLOAD” button
Browse to folder
Select the image
Image will upload to image collection.
Adding the Image
Image will appear on the right
Click “USE IT” to add it to glog
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
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 link button on menu
Paste or type URL into link box
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 )
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”
Video will be added to library
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
Select “LINK” to an audio file on the web
Audio File and Frame
Choose a player frame from the themes menu
Use “as is”
Click “USE IT”
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/
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
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