Glogster EDU Resellers: What Works!

Glogster EDU Resellers

Are you interested in becoming a Glogster EDU reseller, but don’t know where to start? Or maybe you’re a new reseller looking to increase your commission checks. This Webinar is for you!  Learn more about earning a commission with Glogster EDU by joining us for “Glogster EDU Resellers: What Works!”  on Monday, May 21 at 4:00 pm EDT.

Mike from the Glogster EDU sales team will provide an overview of the reseller program and provide practices and tips. Reseller Joli Barker will share her personal sales strategies and show you how to increase your earnings.

REGISTER HERE.

Hope to see you there!

SymbalooEDU + Glogster EDU = hooray!

–Image from the SymbalooEDU blog.

We’re so excited to officially announce our partnership with SymbalooEDU! SymbalooEDU is a free Personal Learning Environment (PLE) for educators to visually organize and share the best of the web with students. Imagine a simple, clean bookmarking tool that’s easy as pie for students to use.

Soon you’ll be able to use SymbalooEDU functions within the Glog creation area and embed Glogs in your SymbalooEDU webmixes. Create a Glog, add it to your webmix, and share it with your students — voila! You can read the full announcement here.

We’re also teaming up with the SymbalooEDU folks to co-sponsor the biggest party at ISTE, EdTech Karaoke 2012, along with Edutopia, CUE, Edublogs, and Volunteerspot.

If you haven’t reserved your VIP badge yet, register here. Karaoke, ed tech, rooftop, San Diego…how could it not be a blast?

After you register, add this snazzy #ETK12 badge to your blog:


Click here to get the copy & paste embed code.

Lots of exciting plans in the works. . . stay tuned!

Scheduled maintenance 5/12

Glogster EDU (http://edu.glogster.com) will be down for routine maintenance on Saturday, May 12 from 1:00 – 1:30 AM EDT. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

In the meantime, take a look at the Webinar archives below — we’ve got some great recordings to dive into this weekend.

Enjoy!

 

Attention Earth Day Contest Entrants!

Thank you for entering the Go Green Initiative Earth Day Contest!

The Go Green Initiative is in the process of judging the contest Glog entries.

In order to award classroom, school, & grade level prizes, we need the following information for every Glog entered in the contest:

  1. URL link to your Glog
  2. Teacher’s name
  3. School name
  4. City
  5. Grade
If you did not provide this information during registration, please email it to earthday@glogster.com.

Thank you, and best of luck!

May Webinars

Is it May already?! Take some time out of your busy end-of-the-year schedule (you can spare an hour, right? ;) ) to learn from a couple Glogster EDU superstars.

This month, Glogster EDU Ambassador Lisa Parisi will demonstrate how to use Glogster EDU to address Universal Design for Learning principles, and top reseller Joli Barker will share her sales tips and strategies. Registration is free and open to all.

1. Glogster EDU & Universal Design for Learning

Tuesday, May 8 at 5:00 pm Eastern

View a recording here

Today’s teachers are faced with more and more challenges. While our curriculum gets fuller and more strenuous, our students come in with more struggles. All teachers now need to learn to work with children with learning difficulties, emotional difficulties, social struggles, and/or physical struggles. One lesson for all children just won’t work. Find out how UDL and Web 2.0 tools like Glogster EDU can help us reach all children and make learning more fun for everyone.

2. Glogster EDU Resellers – What Works!

Monday, May 21 at 4:00 pm Eastern

Register here

Mike from the Glogster EDU sales team will provide an overview of the reseller program and provide his own best practices and tips. Glogster EDU reseller Joli Barker will share what sales strategies have worked for her, and show you how to increase your earnings. If you’re a new reseller, or are interested in becoming one, this Webinar is for you!

Hope to see you there!

Earth Day contest deadline extended!

Sure, Earth Day has come and gone…but every day should be Earth Day, right? (Right!)

If you missed the April 22 deadline, we’re giving you another week — until Monday, April 30, 2012 — to enter your Glog for a chance to win prizes (almost $10,000 worth!) for your classroom or school. Prizes include water bottles, T-shirts, DVD’s, an organic garden, a full-service BBQ, ride on a stagecoach….the list goes on!  Click here for all the info .

Best of luck, and happy Glogging!

Come sing with us at ISTE!

ISTE is just around the corner! We’re psyched to be sponsoring the biggest party at ISTE, the Edtech Karaoke Rooftop Party.

Join us Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at the Andaz Hotel Rooftop in San Diego for a night of singing your heart out and mingling with fellow educators and ISTE attendees.

  • Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 (during ISTE 2012)
  • Time: 7:00 pm – 12:00 am PT
  • Location: Andaz Hotel – Rooftop, 600 F Street, San Diego, CA 92101
3 VERY important steps to get in:
  1.  RSVP via Eventbrite to reserve your badge. Each person must register separately. 
  2. At the conference, claim your VIP badge from one of the sponsors — we’ll be in booth 2008.
  3. Tell all your friends to complete the steps above!
Will we see you there? (Now to start thinking about song selections…)

Have you met Maybelle?

Thanks to everyone who joined us for yesterday’s Webinar on Mary Carole Strother’s ISTE award winning project, “Maybelle the Cockroach!” If you couldn’t make it to the live presentation, you can view a recording here.

Maybelle has travelled the country getting students excited to read and learn. Have you met Maybelle? Take a look at her adventures here:

Maybelle the Cockroach: http://maybellethecockroach.wikispaces.com/

The Maybelle Literacy and Multimedia Festival: https://maybelledigitalfestival.wikispaces.com/home

Want Maybelle to come to your school? Click on the Glog above for Mary Carole’s contact info.

Our next Webinar on is next Thursday, April 19 at 4 pm. Instructional Technology Specialist Andrea Gardner will discuss how to use Glogster EDU to address Common Core State Standards. Learn more and register here.

Hope to see you next week!

Off to South Dakota…

TIE Conference

Brian will be at the Technology & Innovation in Education Conference in Sioux Falls, South Dakota next week from April 15 – 17.

He’ll be holding two sessions:

(1) Project-Based Learning with Glogster EDU on Sunday, April 15 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm in Room 6

(2) Getting Started with Glogster EDU Premium on Monday, April 16 from 2:25 to 3:20 pm in Room 1.

Attendees at each session will be entered into a raffle to win a FREE Glogster EDU Teacher Premium License — that’s a $99 value!

Will you be at TIE? Let us know in the comments, or email brian.williams@glogster.com.

April Webinars

This month, our Webinars will be hosted by our very own Glogster EDU Ambassadors. As always, registration is free and open to all, but attendance is limited to the first 100 attendees. So show up early to secure your spot!

1. Using Glogster EDU for Project-Based Learning on Wednesday, April 4 at 3 pm EDT

Register here

Glogster EDU + PBL = A++! Project-based learning is more than just “doing projects.” Glogster EDU makes effective PBL easy. Help your students develop inquiry, research, time management, communication, presentation, leadership, and reflection skills on a fun and engaging platform.

Mike from the Glogster EDU Team will show you how to start a Glog project, create a template, assign it to the class, monitor progress, and provide feedback with Glogster EDU Premium. He’ll also provide you with plenty of example Glogs and lesson plans to get you started.

2. ISTE Technology Innovation Award winning project,”Maybelle the Cockroach” on Wednesday, April 11 at 4 pm EDT

View a recording here. 

Mary Carole Strother will share her 2011 ISTE Technology Innovation Award winning wiki, “Maybelle the Cockroach.” This collaborative project combines Glogster EDU with other Web 2.0 tools like Blabberize, VoiceThread, Mixbook, QR codes, Animoto, Vokis, and Photobabble. Get inspiration for your own digital learning adventure!

Meet Maybelle the Cockroach: http://maybellethecockroach.wikispaces.com

Read about Maybelle in Coverge Magazine:
http://www.convergemag.com/classtech/Maybelle-the-Cockroach-Sparks-Digital-Learning-Adventures.html

3. Navigate Our Digital World Through Glogster EDU Eyes & Make Connections to CCSS (Common Core State Standards) on Thursday, April 19 at 4 pm

View a recording here. 

Hosted by Andrea Gardner, Instructional Technology Specialist at Westford Public School in Westford, MA.

According to their mission statement, the Common Core State Standards “provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.”

During this Webinar, we will:

•Understand how technology is part of the Common Core Standards
•Identify specific examples of where technology is located within the CCSS
•Share what that looks like through Glogster EDU eyes
•Review and discuss technology, multimedia and the 4Cs
•Present possible options for moving forward with integrating technology into the classroom

4. Glogster EDU in Higher Education on Tuesday, April 24 at 7 pm EDT

Registration closed.

Hosted by Dr. Torria Bond, Instructional Designer at California Baptist University.

Ideas will be presented for using Glogster EDU to enhance your face-to-face and blended courses; and to build community in your fully online courses. Learn creative and pedagogically sound ways to engage your learners.

View a calendar of all Webinars and events

Hope you can make it!

Avoiding the Path to Panem: An Educurious Learning Challenge

If your students are crazy about The Hunger Games(and who isn’t??), you have to check out our latest Learning Challenge, sponsored by Educurious!

In this project, students are challenged to answer the question, “What can we do to avoid the path that led to Panem, the post-apocalyptic world of The Hunger Games?”

Students must create a Glog with 1. evidence of a social, political, or environmental issue that explains how North America ended up in such a catastrophic predicament and 2. a call to action: what can we do to avoid that future?

Click here for the complete Learning Challenge.

Huge thanks to Educurious for being such an awesome partner! 

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