The Glogster App for creating multimedia posters celebrates its one-year anniversary early with a significant milestone: 500,000 educators and learners are using Glogster to improve engagement and interaction in the classroom – and beyond.
As some of you may have noticed, Glogster’s web platform is currently experiencing problems with linking and searching for videos on YouTube. This issue is due to necessary improvements that we are currently making to Glogster’s API, and is a matter of high priority for our development team, who are currently working on a solution.
While new videos cannot be searched for within the editor or uploaded via URL, all videos added to glogs prior to the onset of the issue are still viewable. Furthermore, our iPad application still allows videos to be added to glogs without issue, but their thumbnails will show an error message in the in view mode despite being viewable upon clicking. We aim to have these problem resolved within a week, and we thank you for your patience during that time.
If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
We’re pleased to announce that as of today, the attachments feature has returned to the glog editor after a period of improvements and bug-fixing. This will allow users to add files to their glogs, supplying further information alongside their multimedia content. Users will also be pleased to know that all previously-saved attachments have been restored to your glogs and are now viewable as normal.
We all know that the internet is a powerful tool for discovering and sharing knowledge, and that as users of that tool, we have a duty to give appropriate credit to the creators of websites, articles, images, videos and other digital sources used in glogs, projects and essays. But did you know that creating proper and professional citations need only take a few minutes?
Glogster have teamed up with EasyBib to create a free one-stop resource for citing online and digital media. Comprising of the e-book, A Visual Guide to Citing Online & Digital Sources in MLA 7, and a printable handout for learners, this packet provides easy-to-follow examples of citations for everything from e-books and scholarly articles to tweets and youtube videos! Continue reading
The holiday season is well and truly over, and a brand new year sits ahead like a blank page. While educators are recovering from their well-deserved celebrations and learners are immersing themselves in the new semester, the Glogster team is looking back fondly at a year filled with exciting new developments for us and our constantly-growing community of users.
2014 saw the worldwide Glogster family grow to over 1.9 million educators and over 17 million students, who created over five million beautiful glogs, six thousand of which made it into the Glogpedia library. It remains a privilege and a pleasure to be at the centre of this burgeoning educational community, watching our users inspire and be inspired by fellow gloggers’ creations.
On January 1, 2015, value-added tax (VAT) rates for our products will change for all territories in the European Union. VAT will be based on the customer’s country of residence instead of being the same across all EU territories. If you are not resident in the EU, these changes won’t apply to you.
It’s that special time of year where school gets a little scarier than usual: creepy costumes, ghostly stories, and dangerous amounts of candy. The Glogster team has been getting in the mood with a special Halloween template, complete with grinning jack-o-lanterns. Now it’s your turn to fill it with photos, videos and descriptions, showing us how your class celebrates Halloween.
On 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!
At 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.
After months of anticipation, it is our pleasure to announce that the Glogster iPad application is available worldwide via the App Store. Click the App Store badge to download it now and discover a new world of learning possibilities!