Glogster EDU Wants Your Contributions For the #EdKnow Initiative

Glogster EDU’s #EdKnow Initiative

Starting this month, Glogster EDU is launching a new Content Initiative, “#EdKnow,” to involve new Educators, administrators, public policy makers, and parents in the world of Education Technology, and provide the building blocks for teachers to get started with digital classrooms, new teaching and lesson planning technologies, and new, Edtech influenced ideas about teaching.

Best of all, we’re doing this by sharing the perspectives and ideas of our teacher community. With over 20 Million Glogs in Glogpedia, the Glogster EDU community has plenty of inspiration for teachers new to technology.

What Will Be the Outcome of This Initiative?

In the coming month, Glogster will be publishing a series of newsletters and Blog posts featuring input from YOU, our Glogster EDU community, as well as from Glogster team members, exploring the world of education technology with exciting, personalized narratives about technology integration, flipped teaching, BYOD solutions, creative teaching, digital citizenship, and lots more. We’ll be collecting these submissions in the forms of articles, videos, Glogs, and more, and publishing our own Glogs, available to every member of our community right from Glogpedia and their user dashboards.

This gives our community of EDUcators the potential of reaching millions of likeminded teachers and administrators who are using the Glogster EDU platform, and easily sharing and learning from the work of their Glogster EDU colleagues across the Globe. It’s an ambitious, exciting project, and we want YOU to be directly involved.

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Summer News and Highlights: Lots Going on at Glogster EDU!

Summer 2013: Community News & Highlights

While it’s summer in America, and most schools have been on break, Glogster EDU has been hard at work. While that may sound like a bummer for some teachers and students who get the summer off, for us it’s exciting! We get to spend the summer improving Glogster EDU, and staying connected with millions of users who stick around during vacation too!

Educators Talking about Glogster EDU

Educator Craig Seasholes (@craigseasholes), created a fantastic presentation this summer for PSESD: Pudget Sound Educational Service District. The presentation showcases a range of Glogs about Glogster EDU, and Digital Learning. Check it out by clicking below!

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May Community Highlights: Amazing Glogs by Amazing Gloggers, and More!

May 2013: Community Highlights

The Glogster EDU Community is chock-full of amazing EDUcators and creative learners from all over the world. The only thing they’re required to share is a love of knowledge and a passion for learning creatively. Glogster EDU teachers connect and share in a variety of ways: by email, on Facebook, on Edmodo, and on Twitter, just to name a few. Every week, we’re flooded with inspiration from enthusiastic, inspiring and creative teachers. It’s our pleasure to share what we find here. Without further ado: here are some outstanding highlights from this month at Glogster EDU. 

The Pine Road Elementary School Library presents its YR Readers Choice Nominees

Pine Road

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We Are Launching an Initiative to Change Current Education Methods

Next week, Glogster EDU will be launching an initiative to change current educational teaching and learning methods. The way we live is changing and evolving, our day to day routine, how we access information, and communicate with our family, friends and associates. Why should education remain the same?

This initiative will be focused on helping schools around the world move from a traditional to a creative, multimedia based curriculum.

We need your help! Your tweets, blog entries, and Facebook posts, using a link to the initiative page and a short descriptor can help draw attention to the project.

We are looking for an initial task force to spread the word, and if you agree to help out, we’ll post a link back to YOU from our initiative page.

If you would like to take part in spreading the word, please send an email to stephanie.lachman@glogster.com. The link to the initiative page, as well as additional details on when to post, will be sent before the initiative is released, via email by Wednesday of next week.

Happy Glogging!!

Estamos lanzando una iniciativa para cambiar los métodos de educación actuales

La semana que viene, Glogster EDU empezará una iniciativa para cambiar educación docente y los métodos de educación actuales.  La forma de nuestra vida está cambiando y evolucionando, nuestra rutina diaria ,manera de acceder a la información o manera cómo nos comunicamos con nuestra familia, amigos y socios. ¿ Por qué la educación debe seguir siendo la misma?

Esta iniciativa se centrará en ayudar a las escuelas de todo el mundo a convertirse del currículo tradicional al currículo creativo, basado en multimedia.

¡Necesitamos tu ayuda! Tus tweets,  blogs y publicaciones en Facebook, usando enlace a la página principal y un descriptor corto, eso puede ayudar a llamar atención sobre el proyecto.

Estamos buscando un grupo de gente para difundirlo por el mundo , y si tú nos ayudas, vamos a publicar un enlace a TI desde nuestra página de inicio.

Si deseas participar en la difusión por favor envía un correo a stephanie.lachman@glogster.com. El enlace para la página inicial junto con los detalles adicionales de cuando publicar serán enviados por correo antes de que la iniciativa empiece, el miércoles que viene como más tarde.

Disfruta del Glogging!

Glogster EDU is a part of App packs for Google Chromebooks for Education.

GlogsterEDU has been announced as one of the applications found on the  Google Chromebook’s  Education App Pack: a set of apps recommended by the schools, teachers and users for a richer educational experience, at ITSE 2012!

At ITSE, new features have been introduced to make Chromebook easier to manage in all aspects (including finding, managing, installing and using apps in your school). So what features are included?

Grade-level application packs which are groups of Chrome Web Store apps which are organized by grade level and are connected to Google’s suite of Apps for Education. These packs can be installed from the Chromebook management console. Many are free and for those that aren’t, discounts are often offered for bulk purchases.

Organization-specific web app collections in the Chrome Web Store allow administrators the ability to propose apps to teachers as well as students and other staff members. The collection is can be seen only by the school, and admins are able to pull together apps from the Chrome Web Store, application packs and web apps bought elsewhere or private apps developed by the school. (This feature is also available to Chromebook for Business customers from the control panel.)

We are part of Google Chromebook’s Education App Pack.

We are part of Google Chromebook’s Education App Pack.

Need more info about Chromebook?

Check out what Google announced approximately one year ago regarding a “new kind of computer” and a new program aimed at schools: Chromebooks for Education. Everything runs through Google Chrome:

Check out some testimonials about Glogster EDU

Come see us at ISTE 2012!

GlogsterEDU would like to invite YOU to visit us at ISTE 2012 , June 24-27 at the San Diego Convention Center!

You can find us in booth 2008. Come visit the booth (and receive a special package) by following this map!

Our schedule

The program is full of some wonderful sessions and GlogsterEDU will be presented in at least 6 great workshop sessions, come see us at a few or all!

6/25 8:00-10:00am Primary Sources Meet Web 2.0 Tools
6/25 8:00-10:00am Teachertechvids.com: Simple Tutorial Videos for Great Digital Tools
6/25 2:30-3:30pm Digital Books for Digital Kids: Created by Kids for Kids
6/25 2:30-3:30pm  GlogsterEDU: Engage, Create, Innovate, Demonstrate, and Problem Solve

6/25 4:30 – 4:40pm Chrome Apps for Education Glogster EDU demo slam at the Google Theater.

6/26 4:00-6:00pm Leveraging the Web for the Common Core- Curation vs Aggregation
6/27 8:00-10:00am Going…Going…Glog!

Last but not least, we would like to invite you to test your vocal skills at the Edtech Karaoke Party at ISTE on Tuesday night, June 26 on the Andaz Hotel-Rooftop. The party starts at 7:00pm, and everyone is welcome to come, but space is limited so sign up ASAP!

We look forward to seeing you there!

GlogsterEDU Academy

If you are unable to  attend ISTE, or simply are interested in having more access to white papers, presentations, webinars etc…please sign up here to join our Glogster EDU Academy!

 

Glogster EDU Will Be Part of Google’s Chromebook

The 21st century educational platform, GlogsterEDU, is one of the applications found on the newest version of Google Chromebook’s  Education App Pack: a set of apps recommended by the community, schools, teachers and users for a richer educational experience.

This great pairing will be announced during ITSE 2012 at the Google booth. You as an EDUcator will have the opportunity to receive a huge discount on our products if your district adopts the Google Chromebook.

Combining the power of  Google Chromebook, and the creative learning tools/innovations from GlogsterEDU  will result in the most rewarding learning experience possible! We hope to see you and your students using this combination to create a new approach to learning! 

What is a Chromebook, anyway?

Approximately one year ago, Google announced a “new kind of computer” and a new program aimed at schools: Chromebooks for Education.

These new devices look like laptops, but they run on Google’s new operating system Chrome OS and are truly Web-based and Web-centric. There is no local storage and no software. In other words, everything runs through Chrome:

Remember this? Discovery recommends GlogsterEDU

Where and when I can learn more?

If you are coming to ISTE 2012, stop by the GlogsterEDU booth, #2008, or visit our presentation at the Google booth. If you are unable to attend, please visit this blog daily for additional updates.

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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!

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…)