Be Inspired by our Uses Page

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Are you in need of a quick lesson plan? Are you excited about creating multimedia posters but stuck for efficient ways to use them? If your answer is yes, you’re in luck, because Glogster has recently added a brand new page to the site – Glogster Uses – giving you four complete guides to fantastic glog assignments including custom-made templates, examples of completed glogs, and simple step-by-step instructions detailing how you and your learners can get the most from each assignment. Once you’ve filled up on inspiration, you can make our templates your own, letting creativity take over without the hassle of formatting! Check out our Uses below for an idea of what you can achieve with Glogster:

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Spring Forth with Spring School

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With Spring Break drawing to an end, it’s time for our educators to get back to school – Glogster Spring School! This latest development in our PD program kicked off this week, allowing you to learn top Glogster tips at your own pace and gain a Glogster certification. The online course focuses on using the Glogster iPad app in and out of the classroom, and is ideal for K-12 educators looking for some extra insights and inspiration. Spring School consists of three modules, each lasting for a week, with new tutorial videos added daily. Check out the course syllabus for an idea of all the PD skills we’ve got lined up for you, then sign up for this unique learning experience!

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Templates 101: Gorgeous Glogs in Half the Time

glogster_templatesYou may have seen a number of new glog templates added to your dashboard recently, with subjects ranging from autobiographies to space technology. We believe that by making beautiful templates for you, we can cut out the hassle of formatting and allow your own expression, information and media to take center stage. That’s why we’re on a mission to work closely with educators and create relevant templates for every subject in the Glogpedia library.

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Be Inspired by our March GlogStars!

glogster_march_glogstarMarch is a month of many changes as the winter melts into spring. One thing that certainly hasn’t changed, however, is the amazing quality of glogs being created by learners and educators every day! Now, with Spring Break just around the corner, the difficult task falls to us of choosing March’s GlogStars. GlogStars are gloggers from around the world and all different stages of education, who have gone the extra mile in combining insightful information with exciting media, to create some fantastic interactive resources.

This month we have been in touch with three great gloggers, who were kind enough to share a few words of wisdom, providing their own perspectives on what goes into a truly engaging glog.

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5 Ways to Share Your Glogs

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This is the final installment in our “5 ways” series, giving you weekly lightning bolts of inspiration to create some extraordinary glogs and unforgettable classes. We’ve discussed innovative use of audio and video, as well as suggesting digital storytelling and field trip projects, but now as the series draws to an end, let’s take a look at the next steps.

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Glog in Green for St Patrick’s Day!

glogster_stpatrickWe have a feeling we’ll be seeing a lot of green today, as Irish revelers around the world celebrate their unique heritage. Whether you’re lucky enough to be in Ireland, where the day is a public holiday, or whether you’re exploring Irish culture in school, we thought we’d share some fun facts about the festivities, as well as a green glog template to help you remember your own St Patrick’s celebrations with photos, videos, text and more!

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Let’s Hear it for our February GlogStars

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Last month, we introduced our new GlogStar program, highlighting some of the exemplary work we see in Glogpedia, and getting to know its creators a little better. We kicked off the project with Alyssa Morrel, a 5th grade student with a love of animals and a great eye for detail. This month we have two new GlogStars to share, who’ve created glogs from very different educational perspectives: one is a teacher of students, and the other is a student of teaching! These beautiful creations just go to show some ways in which Glogster impacts teaching and learning at every level of education.

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5 Ways to Tell a Story with Glogster

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Digital storytelling is one of the classroom buzzwords of the year, but its origins are ancient: from the beginning of time, humans have used their imaginations to share knowledge through engaging and emotive stories. Now, with the internet and remarkable creative tools at our disposal, the legacy of telling tales can be expressed vividly and shared across the globe.

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5 Ways to Use Audio in Glogster

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We all know that a glog is a visually powerful tool, combining informative text with images and video to make the subject come to life. But did you know that 30% of the population are auditory learners, meaning that they engage with information best by listening? While some learners focus better on sounds than others, it is undeniable that we all have a powerful response to music, sound effects and the human voice. By adapting your glogs and glog assignments to include audio content as well as visual content, you will give learners a different way to shine, encouraging camera-shy students to take center stage and perhaps even unlocking musical and public speaking talents. Of course, the Glogster iPad application makes it easier than ever to record audio onto a glog wherever the idea finds you. Here are some easy ways to draw in auditory content as the final element to complete your glogs and attack learning from every angle.

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5 Ways to Glog on a Field Trip

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When I think back to my school years, there’s no doubt that from field trips were the most exciting days of all, and full of big questions: who would sit next to whom on the bus? What was in our packed lunches? Would we be allowed to buy souvenirs? Of course, educators often find field trips as stressful as students find them thrilling, as the task of ensuring that the entire class is looking, listening, and remembering important facts falls upon them. But what if that task didn’t have to be about keeping learners quiet and walking in line? What if there was a way to get real results by letting learners do what they do best – exploring?

With the Glogster application for iPad, learners of all ages and abilities can do exactly that, using their own curiosity as a guide and creating a resource that not only checks their understanding but also forms a lasting memento of a fun and fact-filled day out. Here’s some inspiration for keeping trips on track: Continue reading

From Washington to Obama

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Whether you know it as Presidents’ Day, Washington’s Birthday, or Washington and Lincoln Day, this is a great day for learning about U.S. history. The date was first celebrated in 1879 to remember the birthday of George Washington, and it was later broadened to celebrate the presidencies of both George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, whose birthdays both fall in February. However, after many decades of interesting leaders with different talents and personalities, most of us remember the day as Presidents’ Day, honouring all 43 people who have stood at the helm of the United States. The Presidents can be seen as milestones on the country’s road through history, and for better or worse, they have guided America through good times and bad times since its conception.

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