About Justin, Glogster EDU

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Innovate your Classroom by Winning a Technology Bundle!

 Glogster EDU is a proud sponsor of one of the biggest social events of ISTE 2012: EdTech Karaoke. Because of this, we’re teaming up with the other sponsors to offer a chance to win a classroom-changing  web-based technology bundle valued at $3,000!

What’s Included?: This bundle includes an Edublogs Pro Subscription, 5 VolunteerSpot One-Year Premium Upgrades, A Glogster EDU School Premium License, 25 Symbaloo Professional Development Certifications, and a bundle of 10 Edutopia DVDs.  That’s a lot of great stuff!

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View the Technology Bundle Giveaway here!

Spreading a Love of Language Learning through Glogster EDU

Guest post by Audrey Misiano, World Language teacher and advisor of the Peace Through Language Club in the Marcellus Central School District

Marcellus Central School District’s Peace Through Language (PTL) Club is using Glogster EDU to share student created resources with elementary teachers in our district. The club’s Glogs will also be public for global use. Our mission is to promote peace by spreading the love of language learning. We are committed to providing free resources created for language learners and by language learners.

As the PTL Club advisor, I have been struggling to figure out the best options for sharing the club’s content in an organized fashion that is inviting to students and teachers alike. We already share our videos on our school’s computer network, but the club members have been creating projects in anticipation of sharing globally. Glogster EDU is allowing us to meet all these needs in a creative, aesthetically pleasing way.

You can see our first Glog offers a one-stop portal providing access to most of our resources. A tenth grade club member designed our logo found in the center of the Glog. To the left of the logo, you will find links to PTL resources organized by language. To the right of the logo is the video introduction to our club. The instrumental music is by a ninth grade club member who plays the mandolin.

Next, you’ll find the Spanish Daily Routine Song. Two students in my Spanish 2 class created the video for a project on reflexive verbs. The students used special software to create and loop the instrumental portion to accompany their original tune. The project rubric had a bonus point for humor that was quickly awarded!

The French prepositions video is a combined effort between the French Honor Society and the PTL Club. Under the direction of Robin Brown and Jessica Cuello, the French Honor Society created an original book. Students illustrated the book and wrote the sentences to match their illustrations. The yellow butterfly is native to Haiti and the other illustrations were designed to reflect Haiti as well. The French Honor Society raised funds to print, bind and ship 40 copies of the book to Saint Joseph’s School in Tibeau, Haiti. The PTL Club scanned the book and imported it into iMovie to add audio. This is the second year that the French Honor Society has created and sent educational products to Tibeau, Haiti. The PTL Club is very excited about future combined projects!

The English Alphabet and Vowels video was our first video created from member’s alphabet PowerPoints. The singing is by volunteer PTL students in grades 7-12 accompanied by the talented ninth grade mandolin player. The Spanish Celestial Bodies and Colors project was made by a 7th grade Exploratory Language student who is also a PTL Club officer. Her voice is the one you hear on the video.

Finally, we have added a few other links to our Glog that can be found by clicking certain images. Happy clicking! It is always fun to see how many hyperlinks there are hidden in a Glog!

Another thing to love about Glogster EDU is that you can mix up all different types of content in one neat package and share it globally…all within minutes! Club members are looking forward to doing just that as we move forward with our projects. We plan to create glogs organized by themes to best meet the needs of the seventeen teachers looking to provide more language exposure at the elementary level.

Until next time, happy Glogging!

Show us your best lesson plan Glogs!

The Glogster EDU team is looking for some great lesson plan Glogs!

Our team is conducting market research and we’re looking for engaging, interactive Glogs focused on a specific lesson.

Whether you’re a biology teacher conducting a frog dissection lesson, a geometry teacher reviewing the Pythagorean Theorem, or anything in between, we’d love to see your Glog.

Just leave a comment with a link to your Glog, or add it to our scoop.it topic by clicking “suggest.”

Thanks in advance!

Passionate about Education? Become a Glogster EDU Reseller!

We’re excited to announce the new Glogster EDU Reseller Program! We’re looking for passionate educators to present and sell our products to teachers, schools, and districts across the country.

As a reseller, you’ll be doing the following:                                

* Presenting Glogster EDU

* Helping educational institutions utilize its features

* Providing your unique “Reseller code” to your educational connections so that they can purchase a license at a discount (and you can receive commission).

Our commission structure is aggressive and recurring, with monthly revenue share payouts on closed paid sales.

• For every purchase that is made using your unique Reseller code, you’ll receive commission.
• User will receive a 5% discount on their license for using your Reseller code.

If you are interested in joining our growing list of resellers, fill out an application HERE. If you have any questions, feel free to email resellers@glogster.com or call 617-939-0154.

Glogster on Google Chrome? There’s an App for that!

The Glogster team is excited to announce the introduction of our application for Google Chrome! Check it out HERE

Why use Glogster EDU as a Google Chrome App? Because it’s easy and organized!

Once added, it will get its very own “app icon” so it will be easy to identify and open on your Chrome application screen.  You can also access your Google Chrome App on any computer, so no matter where you are, this application will synch with your Google Account.

Edutopia Weekly Giveaway Winners Announced!

Congratulations to the winners of the Edutopia weekly giveaway!

The following individuals now have FREE Glogster EDU Teacher Premium Licenses: Mary Hassell, Adam Newall, Jo Beth Dempsey, Adam Babcock and Lanis Taylor.  Congratulations again, and we hope you enjoy innovating your classroom with Glogster EDU!

A very special thank you to Edutopia for organizing this great giveaway.

Last Chance to win a FREE Glogster EDU Teacher Premium License!

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to win one of SIX free Glogster EDU Teacher Premium Licenses from Edutopia. That’s a $99 value – for FREE!

Click here to enter.

Entries close this Sunday, January 22nd at midnight!

The New Glogster EDU Product Page

Glogster EDU has just introduced a brand new product page featuring simple, customizable pricing for our EDUcators.

We’re offering Teacher Light, Teacher Premium, School Premium, and a brand new District License option. You also get to choose the exact amount of student AND teacher accounts that your class, school or district will need.

Want to try it before you buy it? You have the choice to try out our Teacher Premium License before you decide which license you want to purchase. Click on the image below to check out the new page!

One of the best things about the new product page is that getting started is easier than ever before.

The purchasing page is scalable and you can easily navigate through the choices. As seen below, you can choose exactly how many students and teachers to include in your license, and then the total cost is automatically calculated.

It’s simple, it’s scalable, and it’s now live on Glogster EDU! If you have any questions or need anything at all, please contact us at customercare@glogster.com

The Power of the Shift Key

When you put an image, text or video onto a Glog, it appears as if you can only resize in proportion. This is where the Shift key comes in!

When you hold down the Shift key, you can resize your images/text/videos in all directions to make them fit in your Glog exactly the way you want them to.  You can also flip them! Watch as I demonstrate:

Need a Glog idea for your business class? Check this one out!

      Talkin ’bout OUR Generation

Great Glogster EDU Example!

In Rachel Winchel’s Business English class, she gave her students an assignment that really allowed them to utilize their research skills AND creativity.

They were assigned t0 work in groups to investigate a business person relevant to THEIR world.

The students then joined together and collaborated their research onto a Glog. Click on the image of the Glog to see it! It contains some great interactive examples of Glogs featuring Steve Jobs, J.K. Rowling and the Google guys.

This assignment really captures what Glogster EDU is all about. Innovation, creativity and collaboration!

School Spotlight: The Independence School

When Sheila Fredericks saw how powerful and easy Glogster EDU was, knew she had to incorporate it into her classroom.

Fredericks, a Technology Teacher and Coordinator at the Independence School in Newark Delaware, is using Glogster EDU to provide her students with an innovative 21st century education.

According to Fredericks, Glogster EDU improves their research skills as well as their creativity. Her  students “not only learn how to express their creativity. They also learn how to search for digital information and then share it effectively using digital media.” In a digital society like today, these skills are vital in their growth as students and future leaders.

It is well known that Glogging helps promote creative self-expression. With Fredericks’ technology students, it also builds creative thinking and communication skills.

In the lab, Fredericks can’t help but notice how technology motivates her students to do well. “I’ve found that students peer review each other’s work and then work harder on their own projects. Students learn from each other and communicating ideas builds global understanding.”

Students are not only able to share their Glog creations with their teachers and students; they’re able to share them with the world.

Using Glogster EDU in the classroom brings a new level of excitement to Fredericks’ technology classes.  “I love the excitement in the lab when students are using Glogster,” Fredericks said. “You can feel the enthusiasm and watch the exchange of ideas and collaboration.”

The students love it! Because of their experiences with Glogster in the classroom, some students are starting to use Glogster on their own time. One of Fredericks’ students decided to use Glogging as an alternative to blogging. With Glogs, she’s able to use videos, pictures, animations, etc. to convey her feelings.

What’s next? Fredericks’ 5th graders, who recently studied insects, have a fun new project on the agenda. They will take one of the insects they collected and create a Glog on the insect, incorporating 5 fun facts and pictures of each stage of the life cycle. They’ll also incorporate a video element into their Glog through Discovery Education.

We wish Mrs. Fredericks’ class a happy Glogging experience!