Re-Certified Glogster is coming

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RE-CERTIFIED Glogster coming

We see where the need for privacy in Education is leading and have gone before you, with a future regulations ready environment. To make sure you are spending your passion on multimedia poster project fun, not on the platform, or safety itself. New Re-Certified Glogster brings even more! The pricing will change for the next school year, so get on board with Premium before this Summer. See you there, with ❤️ Glogster.

Learn more: http://bit.ly/2paBHQo

Glogster EDU Launches Home Edition!

What is Home?

Over the past 3 years, the Glogster Team has watched education technology become a revolution in the way that we think about the roles of teachers and students. As technology and society continue to change more and more rapidly, the role filled by the traditional school system has had to change too, as we discussed deeply in our recent Ebook: Connect to the Revolution.

Another big change that’s been occurring, especially in the United States, is a resurgent interest in Homeschooling. In about a decade, the number of homeschooled students in the US has more than doubled, with the percentage of students primarily learning at home increasing to about 3% of all American students, meaning that today over 2 million American students are homeschooled. And the trend shows signs of speeding up, as learning resources become more affordable, and more accessible to parents and communities outside the public school system.

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Information about the Switch from Classic to NextGen Glog

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Glogster EDU has begun the move from creating Glogs using the Classic Glog editor, to the NextGen Glog Editor. This post contains answers to some common questions about the switch. 

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What’s the Reason for the Switch?

The Classic Glog editor was originally written in a programming script that Adobe, the company that created Flash has stopped supporting. Why is that important? Well, in order to run anything based on Flash, which is a graphics platform that many hundreds of thousands of online applications are based on, including Glogster, it is necessary for Flash to be installed on the user’s computer and browser. It appears that when you edit or save a Glog, you are doing so “at Glogster EDU,” but in fact, the program that you are using is one that is installed on your computer. Glogster EDU sends that program a special code: a “script,” telling that program how to run, and that program sends back the data that you create to be stored on our servers.

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A New ERA of Glogster EDU is here with the Next-Gen Glog tool, Glogpedia content library and Re-Glog

Glogster EDU is committed to living our mission every day to be, and remain, the No.1 creative learning platform that truly impacts and changes education.

Lets take a sneak peak at the newest developments…

The Next-Generation Glog with mobile HTML5 view (we call it G3)

After more than 20,000,000 Glogs were created using our 2nd Generation Glog tool (we call it “Classic Glog”), we’ve empowered a whole new process of creation that is simpler and faster, with drag&drop technology, but even more enjoyable.

With the Next-Gen Glog you don’t have to leave the creation process to access and search media. You can now search the Web or connect to your library on Flickr, Facebook, Picasa and Youtube.

We will add even more media sources during this school year so you can keep your focus on creative output and not be interrupted by hunting for media in different browser windows. We’ve also completely rebuilt how you work with text to give you more freedom and options.

Additional magic happens after you save the G3 Glog and view it, because it will automatically load an HTML5 Glog if the device doesn’t have a Flash plug-in, or you can manually “Switch to HTML5″ if you want for faster load time.

HTML5 Glog view doesn’t render image frames, video players and graphic effects, but all media & content will work on your iPad or any other HTML5 ready device. If you “Switch to Flash” you will see 100% of what you created. There are lots of other features, and next week you are welcome to explore and try them all.

New dashboard design with Glog selection

“Simplicity” has been the motto for our team, designing a platform for all users. it doesn’t matter if you are 6 or 60, this will be your favorite user-friendly product, now with quick access to all features, especially the Premium ones.

Clicking on the “CREATE NEW GLOG” button will open a selection, where you will still find the “Classic Glog” if you want to continue with the familiar tool you are used to.

The left side selection represents the “Next-Gen Glog with mobile view” where you have option to start from, including 1 blank Glog and 4 basic templates to choose from.

Wait! A template? Yes! The Next-Gen Glog experience offers many exciting future features and the template choice is just one of them.

Your Glog editor starts with prepared objects so you can modify or Drag&Drop an image, video or audio over a current object and it keeps all your settings while just changing the media content.

What does this mean?

Before, what used to take you 30 minutes using the Classic Glog editor format, will now take about 10 minutes! If you had FUN on Glog Projects before, this is FUN + WOW! But the new Glogster EDU is not bringing just 4 templates, Premium users will also have unlimited access to Re-Glog any Glog from our new Glogpedia library.

Glogpedia K12 library with Re-Glog templates & new categories

Filter by “Discipline” and “Subject” to get inspiration and access to best practices. To learn and display digitally on tablets, whiteboards, and mobiles with unique learning objects and if you have a Premium license, you can Re-Glog (make a copy) of any Glog available for Re-Glog. What does it mean?

Any Premium Teacher can prepare a custom “project” during planning time using the Glogpedia library starting this September. Collect the “best of the best” from public Glogs.

Teachers will have the option to save their own Glogs as “Public for Re-Glog” and if the Glog is chosen for the Glogpedia, other Premium users can Re-Glog it for their needs, learning paths and curriculum.

We will constantly update and add your best Glogs to benefit all educators and students “flipping the classroom” with creative learning options.

New “EDUCATOR FREE” product with 10 student sub-accounts

For continued growth and success, we will feed your passion and love for Glogster EDU by offering a great basic free product where anyone can start CREATIVE LEARNING, to “pilot change” of current traditional, paper-based learning methods without facing a budget barrier.

The EDUCATOR FREE account, with 10 student sub-accounts can be upgraded anytime and joined to a School or District Premium license with all your students and Glogs.

Be sure you plan to use Glogster EDU often this school year if you want to engage your students and empower creative student skills.

New “SMART EMBED” code for custom sizes and HTML5 view

You asked, we listened, and you can now easily embed your Glog with the custom size you need for all your school websites, wikis, blogs, projects, promotions and contests.

If you embed Next-Gen Glog, the view will automatically play Glog in Flash or HTML5 depending on the device.

EVERYONE GETS MORE THIS SCHOOL YEAR!

  • FREE = +Next-Gen Glog +10 students
  • LIGHT = +Next-Gen Glog +Glogpedia with full search
  • PREMIUM = +Next-Gen Glog +Glogpedia full search +Re-Glog

Glogster EDU is committed to provide you with the best, the most creative, fun teaching and learning environment possible, and these features are the next step in our adventure. Please send us your feedback so we can continue to grow, to improve and be the best that we can be. Share Glogster EDU with your team, your fellow teachers, friends and students so they too can experience the FUN.

Remember, Glogster is Yours!

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

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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Symbaloo Mobile is Glogsterized

GlogsterEDU partnership

Check out the Glog about this partnership.

We at Glogster are very proud to announce that our partnership with SymbalooEDU is live. We announced it  couple of blog posts ago, remember?

What is SymbalooEDU?
SymbalooEDU is a free Personal Learning Environment (PLE) for educators to visually organize and share the best of the web with students. With SymbalooEDU educators can organize teaching resources all in one place, encourage student to student communication, and promote innovation while maintaining simplicity in teaching.
Click here to see the special Glog we made for the occasion.

Update: New Glogster EDU Improvements

Today we rolled out another group of enhancements to make navigation easier on Glogster EDU. Check out what’s new!

  • Tabs keep all your management features in one place, within easy reach. No more scrollling!
  • Tabs now show the number of items inside for quick stats.
  • If you’re an Ambassador, your tools are now located above the live chat support.
  • Improved speed — even faster loading of all Dashboard items.

  • Click on the Ambassador icon to open your “toolkit.”
  • Not an Ambassador? Become one today!

The Glogster EDU team is working hard on more exciting product enhancements which we will announce soon. Stay tuned!

Glogster is Yours!

March Webinars: Glogster EDU Resellers

Glogster EDU Resellers

Glogster EDU Resellers: Earn $ doing what you love! 

If you’re a passionate educator, technology enthusiast, or educational organization looking for an opportunity to reap the benefits of your network, these Webinars are for you! Learn how to make a generous commission by presenting and selling Glogster EDU products to teachers and schools across the country. Our sales managers will walk you through the reseller process, from your application to sales tracking and commission. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions throughout.

View a recording here.

Register for Tuesday, March 6 at 7 PM EST

Register for Wednesday, March 14 at 3 pM EST

Register for Thursday, March 22 at 4 PM EST

Register for Tuesday, March 27 at  7 PM EST 

To learn more and fill out an application, visit http://edu.glogster.com/resellers or email resellers@glogster.com.

Are you planning to attend? Have a question about how it works? Let us know in the comments!

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.