Using Gloster EDU for Speech-Language Pathology

Guest post by Sean J. Sweeney, M.S., M.Ed., CCC-SLP, a speech-language pathologist, instructional technology specialist, and author of the blog SpeechTechie: Looking at Technology Through a Language Lens. This post first appeared as the final installment in SpeechTechie’s “Glogster EDU Week.”  Click here for the full list of posts.

So why should SLP’s care about Glogster?  You have seen/heard of a lot of potential applications for speech/language therapy over the course of the week, but here are a few more ideas for SLP-related Glogs:

  • Make a Glog with a series of stimulus pictures or videos related to a sound or phonological process, or phonemic awareness skills such as rhyming or recognizing word families —using Glogster’s audio recording feature!
  • Create Glogs to visualize, define and apply vocab lists.
  • Use Glogs to teach complex sentence formulation by developing a Glog each for key conjunctions (e.g. because, so, when, while, etc), or a Glog exploring a theme or topic with multiple featured conjunctions (and use student audio)!
  • Illustrate and demonstrate a repertoire of strategies in a Glog, such as listening, word retreival, or executive function strategies, with videos (perhaps student-created) serving as models/practice of the strategies.
  • Use Glogster as your Speech-Language Program home page linked to your school website, with links to helpful resources.
  • Glogster can be used to lend awareness to issues related to communication disorders and prevention, such as ASHA’s Better Speech and Hearing Month, CASLPA’s May Month, or TBI or Hearing Loss prevention. (Thanks@ndnspeechmom for your tweet regarding this idea).
And without further ado, a few more actual Glogs to serve as examples (click on the image to view the full interactive Glog):
I recently created this Glog to serve as a visual when presenting to Boston University’s Public School Seminar for SLP Grad Students; the topic being the SLP’s “bag of tricks” for interventions and materials.  Glogs can be used instead of PowerPoints in these situations!  Check out the links!
Click to view!
Glogs are great as a visual palette to explore social skills and Social Thinking©. I created this Glog with a group of kids to emphasize the importance of reading others’ visual cues. It’s based on the idea of the Unthinkable characters in Michelle Garcia Winner and Stephanie Madrigal’s Superflex curriculum.
Click to view!
This next Glog was the result of a class project targeting description, parts of speech, and the year-long theme of “Heroes.” The students chose/researched a real-life hero and described him/her through nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc specific for the person. They also created a game applying grammar categories using Studystack (you can see that on the “click here” doggy— it brings you to the flashcards, but if you click below you can “play” the stack as different games).
Click to view!
I hope that you have found some inspiration in Glogster EDU and this series. Please let me know about your experiences with Glogster and comment with links to any Glogs you and your students create that you’d like to share. I’d sure love to revisit Glogster EDU in a few months and showcase your work. Thanks, as always, for reading!!

 

P.S. We would definitely recommend reading the entire series on Sean’s blog! He’s a Glogster EDU pro.🙂

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