With the final term of the school year on the horizon, students around the world are working on their biggest and most talked-about projects of the year. While every subject has its own exciting approaches to research and presentation, there is a special place in the hearts of students and teachers alike for the Science Fair. Giving learners of all ages an opportunity to be true scientists, this long-standing tradition promotes adherence to the Scientific Method alongside out-of-the-box thinking and creative presentation.
Going by the great content we’ve seen in the Glogpedia library, there are certainly no April fools around here! We hope you’ve all had a great month, with warmer weather rolling in and exams looming on the horizon, and we’re excited to show you our favorite glogs of the month, showcasing eye-catching layouts, exciting multimedia, and lots of great information for use in classrooms around the world. This month we’re doubly proud of our GlogStars, because all three top glogs were created by students!
Are you in need of a quick lesson plan? Are you excited about creating multimedia posters but stuck for efficient ways to use them? If your answer is yes, you’re in luck, because Glogster has recently added a brand new page to the site – Glogster Uses – giving you four complete guides to fantastic glog assignments including custom-made templates, examples of completed glogs, and simple step-by-step instructions detailing how you and your learners can get the most from each assignment. Once you’ve filled up on inspiration, you can make our templates your own, letting creativity take over without the hassle of formatting! Check out our Uses below for an idea of what you can achieve with Glogster:
With Spring Break drawing to an end, it’s time for our educators to get back to school – Glogster Spring School! This latest development in our PD program kicked off this week, allowing you to learn top Glogster tips at your own pace and gain a Glogster certification. The online course focuses on using the Glogster iPad app in and out of the classroom, and is ideal for K-12 educators looking for some extra insights and inspiration. Spring School consists of three modules, each lasting for a week, with new tutorial videos added daily. Check out the course syllabus for an idea of all the PD skills we’ve got lined up for you, then sign up for this unique learning experience!
You may have seen a number of new glog templates added to your dashboard recently, with subjects ranging from autobiographies to space technology. We believe that by making beautiful templates for you, we can cut out the hassle of formatting and allow your own expression, information and media to take center stage. That’s why we’re on a mission to work closely with educators and create relevant templates for every subject in the Glogpedia library.
We’re pleased to announce that as of today, the attachments feature has returned to the glog editor after a period of improvements and bug-fixing. This will allow users to add files to their glogs, supplying further information alongside their multimedia content. Users will also be pleased to know that all previously-saved attachments have been restored to your glogs and are now viewable as normal.
March is a month of many changes as the winter melts into spring. One thing that certainly hasn’t changed, however, is the amazing quality of glogs being created by learners and educators every day! Now, with Spring Break just around the corner, the difficult task falls to us of choosing March’s GlogStars. GlogStars are gloggers from around the world and all different stages of education, who have gone the extra mile in combining insightful information with exciting media, to create some fantastic interactive resources.
This month we have been in touch with three great gloggers, who were kind enough to share a few words of wisdom, providing their own perspectives on what goes into a truly engaging glog.
This is the final installment in our “5 ways” series, giving you weekly lightning bolts of inspiration to create some extraordinary glogs and unforgettable classes. We’ve discussed innovative use of audio and video, as well as suggesting digital storytelling and field trip projects, but now as the series draws to an end, let’s take a look at the next steps.
We have a feeling we’ll be seeing a lot of green on Tuesday, as Irish revelers around the world celebrate their unique heritage. Whether you’re lucky enough to be in Ireland, where the day is a public holiday, or whether you’re exploring Irish culture in school, we thought we’d share some fun facts about the festivities, as well as a green glog template to help you remember your own St Patrick’s celebrations with photos, videos, text and more!
Last month, we introduced our new GlogStar program, highlighting some of the exemplary work we see in Glogpedia, and getting to know its creators a little better. We kicked off the project with Alyssa Morrel, a 5th grade student with a love of animals and a great eye for detail. This month we have two new GlogStars to share, who’ve created glogs from very different educational perspectives: one is a teacher of students, and the other is a student of teaching! These beautiful creations just go to show some ways in which Glogster impacts teaching and learning at every level of education.
Digital storytelling is one of the classroom buzzwords of the year, but its origins are ancient: from the beginning of time, humans have used their imaginations to share knowledge through engaging and emotive stories. Now, with the internet and remarkable creative tools at our disposal, the legacy of telling tales can be expressed vividly and shared across the globe.