Today, I’ll let Glogster EDU Ambassador Lisa Salyer tell you in her in her own words how she uses Glogster EDU for flipped teaching. Take it away, Lisa!
When I discovered Glogster EDU, I was struggling with how to incorporate meaningful higher level activities and project- based learning methods into my classroom. Most educational software is limited to rote practice and memorization. Glogster EDU is the only platform that I have found that allows for organization of teacher lessons, student projects, etc.
Glogster EDU is the absolute perfect platform for the flipped approach. I think it is so important to demonstrate how you can create Glogs to meet diverse learning styles. When possible I try to include a story, song, poetry, quotes, instructional podcasts, interactive practice, and enrichment through student creation of Glogs.
I strive to design my own Glogs so that students who are absent can access the Glog and make up the lesson at home. My goal in creating Glogs vary; however, my instructional Glogs aim to set purpose, provide review, instruct, and provide guided/independent practice. I am also able to extend and remediate through Glogs.
As for preparing, recording and assembling, a teacher must be motivated to do this during evenings and weekends. With that being said, once you establish your core then enriching and making changes is easily done! I try to find podcasts that already meet my instructional needs — no need to reinvent the wheel, plus pre-made podcasts save me a huge amount of time. (Click on the Glog thumbnails for examples.)
On those days when I become a facilitator in my class, I feel a great since of accomplishment. My students are all exploring and learning, and I am monitoring, correcting misconceptions, or challenging students to extend their learning. Some of the proudest moments I have are when students self-inititate Glogs on topics of interest to them and learn through their own research!
Lisa has generously provided a few of her own Glog presentations:
Student Podcasts <— If you’re only going to click on one link, make it this one! So great.
Thanks so much, Lisa. I’m inspired; are you?