The Summer of Digital Postcards

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As an interesting article explained this week, learners are far more likely to engage with information when it is relevant to their own lived experiences. Moulding our teaching to fit learners’ lives makes it more important than ever to gain as much information as we can about those experiences at the very beginning of the year. Fortunately, the new school year follows some of young people’s most impressive and lasting experiences – the summer holidays! Some learners are lucky enough to travel during the vacation, taking in new facts in extraordinary new places. Others are rediscovering more familiar scenes, exploring their neighbourhoods in whole new ways. From family trips to summer camp to lazy days in the park with friends, no two learners’ summer experiences are quite the same. That’s why this is the perfect time to plan the first glog project of the next school year – a summer vacation report!

Glogster Team member Michaela recently shared her vacation with us via a glog, filling it with photos and videos and making us feel like we were in the Slovakian mountains ourselves! Check it out to see how multimedia makes all the difference when it comes to describing summer experiences. Screen Shot 2015-07-03 at 3.02.52 PM
Why not take Glogster with you on your own summer explorations via our award-winning mobile app, and keep an interactive visual record of all the excitement? You can share your glogs instantly with family and friends – think of them as digital postcards, packed with audio, video, photos and written messages – and keep them to share with your class in September, before encouraging them to create and share their own summer experience glogs! Check out our template to start your story…Screen Shot 2015-07-03 at 3.01.49 PM

Written by Alicia Lewis

Written by Alicia Lewis

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