Have you Glogged lately?
Glogging isn’t a new sport for the 2020 Olympics but a great way to build interactive digital posters to share.
Glogster is a social network that allows users to create free interactive posters, or glogs. A glog, short for graphical blog, is an interactive multimedia image. It looks like a poster, but readers can interact with the content. Add text, pictures, hyperlinks, videos, music, and more to build your own creation with a easy to use interface with lots of built in themes to make it super easy.
Glogster has an educational side too. Glogster EDU is a platform for the expression of knowledge, creativity, and skills utilizing the Glogster technology. The Glogster EDU bring a few extra features into the mix, including collaborative class projects, teacher management of students, and a private and safe student environment. Glogster EDU meets the national educational technology and content area standards for teachers and students of all ages.
- Creation Interface is very easy to understand with drag and drop interface that can appeal to all ages and learning styles. The multimedia elements include: text, audio, video, images, graphics, drawings, and data.
- A few of the key features include messaging, profile skins, comments, assignments, RSS, privacy control, favorite Glogs, Glog alerts, Glog library, rating, and student management.
- EDU Premium features include full student/class management, extra graphics galleries, tech support, student sharing, Glog attachments, student portfolios, no ads, and Glog drawings.
- Few ways to share Glogs from Glogster EDU inlclude embed codes, wikispaces, Edmodo, Twitter, Facebook, Blogger, WordPress, portofilos, email, social b0okmarking sites, or share the link.
- Book Reports
- Research Reports
- Class Projects
- Digital Knowledge Libraries
- Digital Posters (Be Green!)
- Distance Learning Projects
- Student Introductions
- Creative & Fun Learning
I have started to replace a website creation assignments for my college level Educational Technology course to have a Glog option for the assignment. My students seem to love it and find it will work great for them in their future or current K-12 classrooms.
Here are a couple example I found online: