We’re so excited to introduce you to our new weekly series of interviews with Glogster EDU Community Stars! Glogster EDU Community Stars are those teachers/bloggers/tweeters who have utilized Glogster EDU and then reported their experience in a Blog, Tweet, Podcast, etc…
Check out our interview with William below:
Our first interview was with William Corcocan of Jameson Elementary School in Old Orchard Beach, Maine, who produced a podcast (check it out on his blog here) with his students reviewing Glogster EDU:
“First, I would like to know a little more about you, how long you have been teaching, and what got you interested in utilizing technology in the classroom? Also, where are you based?”
“I’ve been teaching a variety of subject matter for 8 years now. Currently, I’m the technology teacher and integrator at Jameson Elementary School in Old Orchard Beach, Maine. When I was in high school (back in the late 90′s), I was fortunate enough to have an incredible computer lab. It was there I was hooked, and using computers just came very easy to me. Check out more information on my education history and work experience. “
“Next, how did you find out about Glogster EDU? What made you start utilizing it in the classroom, and how long have you been using it? Are there any features you feel are really useful/are really confusing/not beneficial?”
“I’ve been using Glogster for the past year now. I found out about it through our Library Media Specialist. I just started using it and I absolutely loved it. “
“Lastly, do you have any advice or tips on how to get teachers who don’t currently use technology in the classroom to start using it? (Obviously,this is a big topic in the teaching world today.)”
“I guess the one tip I would give people is don’t be afraid to step outside their comfort zone. We’re all lifelong learners who are dedicated to our crafts. Like anything else in life, it takes time and patience to learn. I would utilize some of the online resources and seminars Glogster provides to become familiar. However, the best thing I did was actually use Glogster as a tool to present mini-lessons and projects. The kids can see the various ways you use it, and hopefully become invested themselves.”
“Again, we enjoyed your review, and always love to see Glogster EDU in practice. We also appreciate any advice/critiques you are willing to give, as we are always looking for insight from teachers on how to improve our site.”
“I think you guys have come a long way in the past year! Aside from a few glitchy moments (i.e. sound not working, SchoolTube always down, grab tool not working here and there, etc.), we really enjoy your product and appreciate how we can efficiently and effectively publish student work in a multimedia form. “
So congratulations again to William Corcocan for being our first Glogster EDU Community Star!
Weekly Community Highlights
Have a look at some fresh new links to the community that we thought you might be interested in:
- Learn how you can combine Glogster EDU and Zunal to energize your lesson!
“Webquests with Zunal + Glogster to Engage Students”
- Fifth Graders from Werner Elementary in Fort Collins, and how they integrated Glogster EDU in the classroom!
From the Classroom: Best Tech Practice Video of the Week – Glogster for Research Projects