A Web 2.0 tool!
IN THIS PRESENTATION…
WHAT IS GLOGSTER?
WHERE, WHO, WHY, WHEN?  Glogster  allows users to create online digital   posters with a range of multimedia elements  C...
HOW MUCH?Free ‘Basic’ Edition        ‘Premium’ Paid version  1 teacher = 50             $99 US per year for   students  ...
HOW CAN IT ENHANCE MY TEACHING?  Great  for presentations on Interactive   whiteboards or projectors  Students have a ch...
CURRICULUM & ASSESSEMENT  Fits into any curriculum area  Assess the information & content found  Also assess the proces...
CHALLENGES TO CONSIDER…Teacher concerns              Student concerns  Sharing & Format             Students need to com...
ICT RESEARCH AND GLOGSTER  Constructivist  – Students can select and create   their own pathway  Promotes Thinking and P...
USEFUL LINKS TO FOLLOW -HYPERLINKED  edu.glogster.com   – Official Website  EdublogsTeacher Challenge - Tutorial plus an...
MY GLOG IN PROGRESS!
WATCH THIS INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOTHEN… OVER TO YOU!
25 MINUTE CHALLENGE  Log onto edu.glogster.com  Click on “Create your Glog Now!” button  Choose a topic  Use the toolb...
CONCLUDING STATEMENTS  The   free version allows the teacher to have up to   50 students – have a go with your classes! ...
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  1. 1. A Web 2.0 tool!
  2. 2. IN THIS PRESENTATION…
  3. 3. WHAT IS GLOGSTER?
  4. 4. WHERE, WHO, WHY, WHEN?  Glogster allows users to create online digital posters with a range of multimedia elements  Combine text, sound, video & hyperlinks  Each ‘glog’ is provided with a URL, which can be shared  Virtual ‘space’ allows transition between home & school environments  Suitable for all year levels / grades  Safe environment, default share setting is private  Teachers can monitor classes & student progress
  5. 5. HOW MUCH?Free ‘Basic’ Edition ‘Premium’ Paid version  1 teacher = 50   $99 US per year for students 200 students. Allows extra features  No classlist creation   Can upload PDF,  Can comment, view excel & word files and share glogs in the   More class creation & same account communication  No class options administration/   School licence $2 per creation ability student
  6. 6. HOW CAN IT ENHANCE MY TEACHING?  Great for presentations on Interactive whiteboards or projectors  Students have a chance to develop digital literacy skills  Possible to view and comment on other students work  Revolutionize research projects, book reviews, presentations and other assignments  Create a class community, comment, rate and view glogs of peers
  7. 7. CURRICULUM & ASSESSEMENT  Fits into any curriculum area  Assess the information & content found  Also assess the process – use of titles, videos, text, links  Could include explicit ‘collaborative’ methods – make students comment on 5 other glogs  Have students upload to a class wiki or blog
  8. 8. CHALLENGES TO CONSIDER…Teacher concerns Student concerns  Sharing & Format   Students need to come  Standardised prepared assessment – Time?   Access to You Tube restricted in schools  Inform ICT departments   Be aware of Public vs  Paid version has more Private settings of your features glog  Set up time required for   Easily shared to other usernames & passwords sites, e.g Facebook  Text support for   Other ways to achieve languages same outcomes?
  9. 9. ICT RESEARCH AND GLOGSTER  Constructivist – Students can select and create their own pathway  Promotes Thinking and Problem Solving skills  Student Centred – teacher as a facilitator rather than transmitter of knowledge  Work individually or in groups to evaluate and question the best way to present information  Inbuilt collaboration and communication features  Infinite possibilities – not a single desired response
  10. 10. USEFUL LINKS TO FOLLOW -HYPERLINKED  edu.glogster.com – Official Website  EdublogsTeacher Challenge - Tutorial plus an invitation to complete a challenge  Teachers First review – outlines set-up, safety and potential uses
  11. 11. MY GLOG IN PROGRESS!
  12. 12. WATCH THIS INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOTHEN… OVER TO YOU!
  13. 13. 25 MINUTE CHALLENGE  Log onto edu.glogster.com  Click on “Create your Glog Now!” button  Choose a topic  Use the toolbar to add Graphics, Text and Images – you may wish to go to Creative Commons or Flickr for images  Select a background using the ‘Wall’ menu  Use the ‘Link’ function in ‘Video’ to insert a You Tube Video  Play around with the other features & enjoy!  See me for extension ideas  Send me your URL & we can view it instantly!
  14. 14. CONCLUDING STATEMENTS  The free version allows the teacher to have up to 50 students – have a go with your classes!  Any subject area could use it  Relatively safe  It’s a powerful, multi-modal form of presentation  Interactive & collaborative  Assessment design important to balance technical competence and academic information  Do you think it could be useful for your teaching?  Could other programs be used to achieve similar outcomes?

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