Gearing up for the MSLA Conference

MSLA

The Glogster EDU staff is on the road again!  We’ll be at the Massachusetts School Library Association (MSLA)  annual conference on Sunday, March 4 and Monday, March 5 at the Hyannis Resort and Conference Center in Hyannis, MA. Deena and I will be in the exhibition hall in booth #29 – so stop by to learn what’s new, discuss your licensing needs, learn more about our reseller program, or just to say “hello”!

If you work in or with school libraries,  the MSLA conference is an excellent professional development opportunity — the schedule is packed with big names.

Sunday will feature Ross Todd, Associate Professor in the School of Communication, Information and Library Studies at Rutgers University; Alan November, international leader of education technology; author and motivational speaker Tim Green; AASL President-Elect Susan Ballard; and Jeff Kinney, author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid. On Monday, we’ll hear from well-known teacher-librarian-bloggers Joyce Valenza, Chris Harris and Buffy Hamilton; 2010 AASL School Library Program of the Year winner Michelle Luhtala; author Jarrett KrosoczkaKaren Brennan of MIT’s Scratch project; Universal Design Specialist Lori Cooney…the list goes on!

There will also be informative breakout sessions and discussions on both Sunday and Monday. View the MSLA 2012 Conference website for more information, or  view the complete schedule here.

Are you heading to Cape Cod for the festivities? Considering the strange weather we’ve had this winter, you may want to bring your beach blanket and sun screen – it might just be warm enough to catch some rays after the event!

March Webinars: Glogster EDU Resellers

Glogster EDU Resellers

Glogster EDU Resellers: Earn $ doing what you love! 

If you’re a passionate educator, technology enthusiast, or educational organization looking for an opportunity to reap the benefits of your network, these Webinars are for you! Learn how to make a generous commission by presenting and selling Glogster EDU products to teachers and schools across the country. Our sales managers will walk you through the reseller process, from your application to sales tracking and commission. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions throughout.

View a recording here.

Register for Tuesday, March 6 at 7 PM EST

Register for Wednesday, March 14 at 3 pM EST

Register for Thursday, March 22 at 4 PM EST

Register for Tuesday, March 27 at  7 PM EST 

To learn more and fill out an application, visit http://edu.glogster.com/resellers or email resellers@glogster.com.

Are you planning to attend? Have a question about how it works? Let us know in the comments!

Downtime on Saturday, 2/25

Glogster EDU (http://edu.glogster.com) will be down for scheduled maintenance this Saturday, February 25. Servers will be back online Sunday, February 26.  We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please comment below or email customercare@glogster.com. Thank you!

Passionate about Education? Become a Glogster EDU Reseller!

We’re excited to announce the new Glogster EDU Reseller Program! We’re looking for passionate educators to present and sell our products to teachers, schools, and districts across the country.

As a reseller, you’ll be doing the following:                                

* Presenting Glogster EDU

* Helping educational institutions utilize its features

* Providing your unique “Reseller code” to your educational connections so that they can purchase a license at a discount (and you can receive commission).

Our commission structure is aggressive and recurring, with monthly revenue share payouts on closed paid sales.

• For every purchase that is made using your unique Reseller code, you’ll receive commission.
• User will receive a 5% discount on their license for using your Reseller code.

If you are interested in joining our growing list of resellers, fill out an application HERE. If you have any questions, feel free to email resellers@glogster.com or call 617-939-0154.

eTech Ohio Conference Giveaway Winners

Jamie Hardin presents “Prezi, Glogster and Jing Oh My!”

eTech Ohio’s  “Next Generation Innovation” conference last week at the Greater Columbus Convention Center was a fabulous event!  Estimates are that between 3-4 thousand educators attended the popular conference.  Hundreds had a chance to learn more about Glogster EDU in informative sessions, and booth 838 was buzzing with veteran Gloggers and newbies alike. Jen and I kept  busy answering questions, sharing Glogster EDU success stories, passing out mints, and keeping interested educators from “borrowing” the Glog posters we had in the booth ;).

Booth 838 in all its glory.

Columbus did a great job hosting the event for educators from all over the US, and the locals displayed their hospitality throughout the city. (Shout-out to Shuttle Dave at the Sheraton! -Jen)

We collected hundred of entries for the Teacher Premium and School Premium License raffle during Glogster EDU sessions and in the booth.  We are announcing the winners here first! So without further ado…

Winners of the 5-Month Teacher Premium Licenses:

Linda Elliott, Tech Instructor- McLogan Elementary

Melissa Wallace, Librarian – South Central

Julie Miller, Special Ed. – Philo Junior High

Carla Pelz, Computer Teacher – Port Clinton City

Nora McDevitt, Teacher – Volney

Christine Koltik, Teacher – Marburn Academy

Dawn Hendrick, Tech Teacher – Lima South Sci-Tech Magnet

Andrea Horner,  Gifted Intervention Specialist – Ohio Valley ESC

Dave Huffman, Librarian – Portsmouth Elementary

Stephanie Laskey, Teacher – Edison Middle School

John-Paul Hoffman, Technology Integration – Canal Winchester Middle School

Winner of the School Premium License:

Courtney Baliman, Tech Coordinator – Kent City Schools

CONGRATS to all – you will be contacted soon with your fabulous prize!

Was anyone else in Columbus last week? What were your takeaways? And did we have the pleasure of meeting at the booth? Let me know in the comments!

Glogster on Google Chrome? There’s an App for that!

The Glogster team is excited to announce the introduction of our application for Google Chrome! Check it out HERE

Why use Glogster EDU as a Google Chrome App? Because it’s easy and organized!

Once added, it will get its very own “app icon” so it will be easy to identify and open on your Chrome application screen.  You can also access your Google Chrome App on any computer, so no matter where you are, this application will synch with your Google Account.

TCEA License Winners

Austin, Texas and TCEA = Fun. Traveling to Austin, Texas = Not so fun.

The weather in Austin was not as good as it was a couple weeks ago when I was in Orlando for FETC, but it sure was better than Boston! Having said that, being able to walk around without a jacket was pretty awesome.

I attended a few workshops when I was down there, and I even had the chance to take a few of our Glogster EDU Ambassadors out to dinner one night. We went to Iron Works BBQ, and it was a fun night out! I can’t forget to mention that booth 1657 was rocking all week long too. Thanks to all who stopped by and supported us.

We gave away 11 Teacher Premium Licenses and 1 School License at TCEA.

Drum roll, please…

The 5 Month Teacher Premium License winners are:
Virginia Holcombe
Amy Fletcher
Danna Kubacak
Rita Baca
Jackie Stall
Robin Spencer
Rosemary Martinez
Jackie Stall
Kayla Hoffpavir
Pam Beall
Kristin Dawson

The School Premium License winner is:
Sarah Pedroth

Congratulations to all who won! I’ll be contacting you soon with your free license codes.

See you next year, Austin.

Going to METC?

The Midwest Education Technology Conference (METC) is next week from February 13 – 15 in St. Louis, MO.  Unfortunately I won’t be able to make it to St. Louis, which is a bit disappointing because (among many other reasons, of course!) I would really like to visit Busch Stadium.  Fortunately, Glogster EDU will be well represented by one of our fantastic Ambassadors, Melanie Thompson!

METC

Melanie will be presenting Glogster EDU at two sessions: “Glogster EDU – Create Interactive Digital Posters – What’s New for 2012?” on Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 2:20 pm and “Glogster EDU – Engage, Motivate and Create” on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 10:50 am.  She will be raffling off a Teacher Premium License at each session!

Other sessions I wish I could attend (and encourage you to attend in my absence):

  • “Integrate Technology By Expanding Your Toolkit” by Jill Badalamenti and Betsy Harrigan on Monday, Feb. 13
  • “Let’s Talk Webtools” by Paula Naugle also on Monday, Feb. 13.
  • “Research Remix” by Shannon Parker and Kate Meier on Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 1:00 pm.
  • “Blogs, Wordles, and Glogs Oh MY!” by Julie Wankum and Jackie Remis on Wednesday Feb. 15 at 3:25 pm.

View or download the entire METC program here.

Anyone going to METC? Let me know in the comments. And don’t have too much fun without me!

PETE&C

PETE&C 2012

Don’t miss this year’s Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo and Conference: “Innovate…Collaborate…Educate” next week from Sunday, February 12 to Wednesday, February 15 2012.

This well-attended annual technology conference takes place at Hersey Lodge and Convention Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

From the PETE&C website:

The Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo and Conference (PETE&C) is a statewide event that provides quality programs focused on technology in the educational field. Each year, hundreds of exhibitors showcase their latest technology products and services to the vast audience of teachers, administrators, technology directors, school board members and more. Monday and Tuesday mornings kick off with keynote speakers that will both educate and inspire you. Throughout the three days, you can attend concurrent sessions, keystone poster sessions and student showcases. There is something for everyone at PETE&C!

Our team will be busy attending eTech Ohio during this year’s event, but the program is jam-packed with informative Glogster EDU sessions nearly every day.

If you need added incentive to attend, we are GIVING AWAY one Premium License at each of the following Glogster EDU-related sessions:

Monday, February 13

2:45-3:45 – Traci Blazosky presents “Do the MASH…Tech Style” – Hotel Hersey/Tea House

3:40-4:45 – Laura Ann Naser presents “It’s a Web 2.0 World” – Hersey Lodge/Cocoa Suite 4/5

Tuesday, February 14

9:30-10:30 – Dave Mendell presents “Kick A#@ Collaboration” – Hersey Lodge/Empire B

2:30-3:30 – James Beeghley presents “Social Studies 2.0” – Hotel Hersey/Starlight East

Wednesday, February 15

9:15-10:15 – Ross Cooper presents “Project-Based Websites” – Hersey Lodge/Magnolia B

9:15-10:15 – Kathleen Scarpato presents  “Creating Connections, Virtually!”– Hersey Lodge/Cocoa Suite 1

10:30-11:30 – Raymond Pastore presents “Beyond PowerPoint: Online Presentation Tools” – Hersey Lodge/Empire D

Stop by any (or ALL!) of the sessions above to show your Glogster EDU LOVE!

View the full PETE&C program here

Are you going to PETE&C? Planning to stop by any of the sessions above? Tell us in the comments!

Glogster EDU at eTech Ohio

We are very excited to announce Glogster EDU’s presence next week at eTech Ohio’s “Next Generation Innovation” Conference.  The annual event, touted as the third largest educational technology show in the US, is taking place in the Greater Columbus Convention Center from February 13-15, 2012.

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The event is built by educators, for educators and offers pragmatic strategies, answers nagging questions, and shares valuable insights to address needs of college faculty, classroom teachers, and district administrators alike. The conference offers over 250 exhibit booths and boasts over 500 sessions and workshops that demonstrate students’ work, highlight new technologies, and discuss 21st century skills.

This is our first eTech Ohio conference and we are excited to be exhibiting! Please stop by booth # 838 to learn about all things Glogster EDU including: new district licensing, new platform and Glog creation tool launching this summer, and a mobile device app coming soon! Help us design the licensing option that exceeds your education requirements for project-based learning, digital literacy, and differentiated instruction.

If you need another incentive to stop by booth #838, we are giving away one School Premium License and five Teacher Premium Licenses for FREE!

We will also be supporting these GREAT Glogster EDU sessions:

Monday, February 13

  • 8:00 – 8:45 AM – Lisa Hoy presents “Cool Tools for Middle School” – Ballroom 1
  • 2:30 – 3:45 PM – Julie Simmons presents “Technology Tools for Primary Teachers” – Room C223
  • 3:45 – 4:30 PM – Jamie Hardin presents “Prezi, Glogster and Jing Oh My!” – Room C213

Tuesday, February 14

  • 10:45 – 11:30 PM –  Christine Walter presents “Web 2.0 Ideas for Students and Teachers” – Ballroom 1
  • 1:15 – 2:00 PM –  Karen Reiber presents “Tech Out Your Books” – Room C220-222
  • 3:45 – 4:30 PM –  Teresa Silvestri presents “Making Creativity Click with Web 2.0 Tools” –  Union C

You can view the entire conference schedule here.

Will you be at eTech Ohio? Stop by booth #838 or one of the sessions above to say HELLO!

If you’d like to set up an appointment during the conference to discuss your Glogster EDU plans, please email me at jim.dachos@glogster.com.

Hope to see you there!

Glogster EDU at East Bay CUE’s Cool Tools VIII

To all our NorCal EDUcators: Brian will be presenting at East Bay CUE’s Cool Tools VIII next Saturday, Feburary 11 at 9:00 am. The conference is located at Head-Royce School in Oakland, CA. Click on the Glog below for more details.

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Anyone planning on going? Email Brian at brian.williams@glogster.com to meet up!