Innovative teaching with the iPad: Part 3

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This post is part of our ongoing series, examining guest writer Joli Barker’s 2013 post, 40+ Ways to Innovative Teaching Using Glogster EDU. Joli offered some fantastic ideas for maximizing Glogster’s potential in your classroom, and maximizing your students’ potential while you’re at it! We are looking at some of her innovations, and updating them with the Glogster iPad app in mind. If you haven’t had a chance to download the app yet, check it out here and discover what a difference it makes for yourself!

This week, we’re taking a look at fun, easy and eco-friendly ways to cut out the endless paperwork sent home to parents via students, replacing it with instantly accessible video, audio, images and links to share your news and goals with your students’ families.

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Innovative Teaching with the iPad: Part 2

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This is the second part of an ongoing series, building on Joli Barker’s original post on innovative uses for Glogster. We are revisiting our favorite suggestions with the new iPad App in mind.  Click here to check out the first post, which recommends five unique ways to use the Glogster iPad app for engaging directly with students in the classroom.

This week, we will be changing the focus slightly, picking out some of Joli’s innovations in the area of homework and projects. Glogster has always been an ideal way for students to take their learning into their own hands, giving them the power to choose, research, and present knowledge according to their own decisions. Traditionally, project work has involved copious amounts of parent and teacher involvement – from supplying poster-board to guiding student research. However, with the personal and portable nature of the iPad students can be set in the right direction and left to explore, making the resulting glogs a true mark of effort and ability.

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1,000 New Glogs in Glogpedia – See our Top Picks!

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As part of our ongoing dedication to making Glogpedia a complete cross-curricular learning resource, and in response to your own sterling creative efforts over the last month, we have been working hard to add another 1,000 top quality resources to Glogpedia. We can now proudly announce that the library has been updated with 1,000 of the most informative, attractive and engaging glogs created by users like you around the world, so whether you’re looking for some inspiration for your own glog projects, or seeking out an engaging way to introduce a subject to your class, we’ve got you covered.

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Innovative Teaching with the iPad: Part 1

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As educators settled into the new school year, we saw a resurgence of interest in Glogster Ambassador Joli Barker’s featured blog post, ‘40+ Ways to Innovative Teaching Using Glogster EDU’. In May 2013, Joli offered an encyclopedic selection of exciting uses for Glogster’s online platform, which quickly became one of our most commented on and shared blog posts.

The 40+ Ways remain a fantastic starting point for new Glogster users and a valuable resource for long-term gloggers who want to try something new. However, the arrival of the Glogster iPad App takes Joli’s tips into a whole new dimension, giving students the freedom to learn anytime, anywhere, and instantly share what they have learned.  We decided to take our favorite points from Joli’s post, and expand on them with the iPad app in mind.

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Show your School Spirit this Halloween!

glog-halloweenIt’s that special time of year where school gets a little scarier than usual: creepy costumes, ghostly stories, and dangerous amounts of candy. The Glogster team has been getting in the mood with a special Halloween template, complete with grinning jack-o-lanterns. Now it’s your turn to fill it with photos, videos and descriptions, showing us how your class celebrates Halloween.

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Introducing Your New Design Elements – Part 6

anatomy_biologyThis is the very last post in our Design Elements series, introducing Glogster’s 10,000 new graphics. Over the last 6 weeks, we have been examining stand-alone graphics, text boxes, media players and more, all custom-designed and copyright free. Our users certainly seem to be enjoying the new elements – we’ve seen some fantastic glogs across already using these images to great effect.

One of our users commented saying, “This is an improvement that has been long in the waiting. The educational graphic library is going to be very helpful for classroom teachers and students. To have these readily available will streamline creation, even though we still have the ability to upload our own. The best of both worlds!” We couldn’t have put it better ourselves!

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Introducing Your New Design Elements – Part 5

science_technologyOver the past month, we have been very excited to share our library of 10,000 new educational graphics with you. These design elements are completely original and copyright free, categorized by subject, and ranging from accent graphics and text boxes to backgrounds and media players. In fact, there are so many great new elements that we felt the only way to do them justice was to give each set its own spotlight, so that’s exactly what we’ve done. Click here to view the series thus far!

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In Fourteen Hundred and Ninety Two…

columbus_dayOn Monday, students and educators not only in the United States but in Latin America and around the world will be celebrating a very significant anniversary – the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ first arrival in the Americas! Here, too, we are celebrating this remarkable journey with a new custom-made educational template, perfect for glogs about exploration and discovery!

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Glogpedia is Growing – Now with 10,000 Glogs!

glogpedia_blog_picAt Glogster, we take pride in our library. Glogpedia™ is not just a powerful learning resource, showcasing multimedia content across 80 subjects and 9 disciplines, it is also the constantly-growing result of Glogster’s belief in collaboration – in order to create Glogpedia, we relied on our worldwide family of educators and learners to supply us with their knowledge and inspiration. Glogpedia couldn’t exist without community, and just like our community, it is growing daily and taking on a life of its own! That is why we’ve redoubled our efforts recently, working harder than ever to realize Glogpedia’s full potential: from today you will be able to explore 2,000 new top-quality glogs, added to the library as part of an ongoing goal to make Glogpedia a complete cross-curricular learning resource.

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Introducing your New Design Elements – Part 4

history_artThis post is the fourth in a series introducing our library of 10,000 new graphic design elements, enhancing your glogging experience both online and via the iPad app. Not only does browsing the graphics – education-specific and sorted by subject – make finding individual flair for your glogs quick and easy, but the combination of stand-alone graphics, text boxes, media players and backgrounds are sure to pull your glog together visually and make it stand out from the crowd!

To read more about how to use the design elements, check out the first post in the series here. Last week’s post showcased some stunning space and science themed graphics, but this week we’re returning to planet Earth with world history and wacky art!

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Introducing your New Design Elements – Part 3

science_spaceThis post is part of our ongoing series, updated every Friday. The series is an in-depth look at Glogster’s new set of 10,000 premium educational graphics, categorized by subject and copyright free. To learn more about the entire graphic library, including how to use it, check out the first post in the series here.

While last week’s post featured some great designs to add flair to arts and humanities, this week we’ll be looking at some more great science graphics, sure to be student favourites on science reports and studies of the extraterrestrial. From text boxes and media players to stand-alone images, choosing from these thematic images makes creating a science glog easy and enjoyable, and viewing one equally engaging!

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