In Fourteen Hundred and Ninety Two…

columbus_dayOn Monday, students and educators not only in the United States but in Latin America and around the world will be celebrating a very significant anniversary – the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ first arrival in the Americas! Here, too, we are celebrating this remarkable journey with a new custom-made educational template, perfect for glogs about exploration and discovery!

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Glogpedia is Growing – Now with 10,000 Glogs!

glogpedia_blog_picAt Glogster, we take pride in our library. Glogpedia™ is not just a powerful learning resource, showcasing multimedia content across 80 subjects and 9 disciplines, it is also the constantly-growing result of Glogster’s belief in collaboration – in order to create Glogpedia, we relied on our worldwide family of educators and learners to supply us with their knowledge and inspiration. Glogpedia couldn’t exist without community, and just like our community, it is growing daily and taking on a life of its own! That is why we’ve redoubled our efforts recently, working harder than ever to realize Glogpedia’s full potential: from today you will be able to explore 2,000 new top-quality glogs, added to the library as part of an ongoing goal to make Glogpedia a complete cross-curricular learning resource.

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System Update and Attachment Issues

As some of you may have noticed, the online Glogster platform is currently experiencing some temporary issues with attached files. This is due to a general system update in conjunction with the iPad application release and our ongoing mission to give users the most up-to-date and enjoyable Glogster experience possible.

While the end result of this update will be a faster and more stable experience, it does mean that for a short time the function allowing users to attach files to a glog via the paperclip icon on the top right of the canvas will not be available.

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Announcing the Hometown Glog Contest Winner

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“Where we love is home – home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

Nobody knows and loves a place like the people who call it home, so a few months ago we asked our Glogster users to tell us all about their hometowns via pictures, text, audio, video and links in the Glogster Hometown Contest.

We had a fantastic response, with 500 submissions giving captivating insights into the hometowns of gloggers around the world, all competing for a prize of $1000.

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The Very Best of the New iPad App

ipad_nwlAs the launch date of our brand new iPad app is fast approaching, we have received enthusiastic feedback from the teachers who participated in the app pilot program. The participants’ excitement with the application’s functionality exceeded all our expectations.

Part of the feedback showed some misunderstanding concerning the development and purpose of the new iPad application. Some users thought that the new app is a mere upgrade of our older social networking application which was intended and limited purely for social interaction.

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Introducing the Glogster Professional Development Program

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So you’ve enjoyed using Glogster in your classroom, and you’re ready to take the next step? Or perhaps you’ve just discovered the platform and you want to know all the tips and tricks…

The Glogster team now offers an Online PD Training and Certification Program, allowing our community of users to gain a standard of proficiency in teaching with glogs. We are keen to keep in close contact with our worldwide family of educators, and through this program we can communicate directly with our valued customers, and ensure that they are getting the very best from their Glogster™ experience.

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iPad Application Release FAQs

newl_ipad_pic_largeThe buzz around the iPad app is growing, with a fantastic response to our recent preview post and excited messages from educators eager to learn more about the app and its release. We have pulled together your most commonly asked questions from blog comments and answered them all together in this comprehensive guide:

How much will the iPad app cost?
We are pleased to announce that the iPad application will be…

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7-Day Trial Period [UPDATE]

In relation to ongoing product enhancements and our upcoming iPad app, we are releasing an update that changes the free trial period to seven days.

Up until now, users signing up for our service have been automatically given a 31-day trial, offering all the features of a paid account. While we are still keen to let new users try out everything Glogster has to offer – including use of the iPad app – we have cut this decision-making period down to seven days in order to ensure that paying customers continue to receive an optimum service.

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The First Glimpse of the Glogster iPad App

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Our long-awaited app is in the final stages of beta testing, and the release date is approaching quickly. The Glogster team is hard at work ensuring that all our great new features are available to users in perfect working order as soon as possible. We can’t wait to share the finished product with you, but for now we can proudly show you the first ever images of our all-new iPad interface.

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