Introducing the brand new HTML5 Glog® editor

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We made Glogging faster, more fluid and even more fun. On all devices.

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Even hundreds of elements and media on one Glog will not slow you down.

Multiple media interface with full support of animated GIFs.

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Fullscreen editing, new Text interface, Super-fast Glog rendering, the beloved Webpicker from our iPad app, and more…

…and YES we also want our new Glogs to support interactive WebGl 3D objects!

 

Closed betatest starts in the coming weeks so sign-up here
or wait until we release beta for every Premium account.


For those without a Premium license, you can solve that here 🙂

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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

Did you know this about Glogster?

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you can find over 40,000 glogs in Glogpedia

over 100,000 glogs are used daily for digital learning

you can create glogs offline OR on the go via iOS app

you can get shorter Premium for 6 OR 8 months

you can contact sales to get custom Premium license

Glogging enhances 
student passion and results

Make Your Classes Come Alive with Custom Avatars!

What Type of Avatar is right for your Class? 

Glogster EDU is fun for everyone; students and teachers alike. Make your classes and your students stand out, and help your learners to feel that they are expressing themselves, with custom Avatars. Here Glogster EDU discusses a few free avatar creators that might be right for your class.

Picking the right avatar creator is a delicate thing. If you’re the type of teacher who loves attention to detail, and loves to be creative, there are an embarrassment of possible choices for a great avatar maker. While many teachers use screenshots of student Glogs as avatars, you may want to allow students to prepare their own custom models, or you might like to try giving all your students the gift of an avatar made by their favorite Glogster EDU teacher. Here are a few services we’ve tried, along with our reviews of each.

The Na’Vi Avatar Creator:

He doesn't look too familiar.

He doesn’t look too familiar.

While we loved the concept of a class full of little Avatars (the Na’vi people from the hit film called Avatar), this Avatar creator from Doll Divine doesn’t measure up to expectations. While it’s fun to customize your Avatar’s clothing and the background, we can’t really say that this Avatar accomplishes its primary purpose: identifying the user in a unique way. The facial features were not really customizable, and so we didn’t really get that “wow!” moment of recognition with the end result.

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A Sneak Peek: The Horizontal Glog!

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At Glogster EDU, we work day and night preparing new features, templates, and the other bells and whistles that make Glogster EDU the beloved digital learning and creativity tool it has become. Well, we’ve been working on this one for a while, and we know you’ve been waiting for it!

Allow Us to Introduce: The Horizontal Glog!

Glogging takes us in all kinds of directions. Don’t be limited by formats. With the horizontal Glog, the possibilities of the Glog are even more endless than they were before- if that’s even possible!

It's so... Wide! Almost too wide...

It’s so… wide!

Endless Possibilities + Horizontal Glog = Endless Possibilities Squared

(See? We did the math.)

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Here’s a Sneak Peek from our Lead Designer, Martin Santorci

What to Expect:

The Horizontal Glog will be rolled out very soon, and made available as a Premium Feature of Glogster EDU. It will also be available for a limited time to Free users, and Premium Trial users will have access during their trials. Included with this release will be a package of new templates to exploit the benefits of the Horizontal Glog, as well as other unannounced goodies!

Stay Tuned!

Habits of Successful Flipping: Timelining and Planning Ahead. EduTeach Wednesday.

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Screen Shot 2013-03-13 at 12.36.24It seems as if some of the writers over at Edudemic must be reading the Glogster Blog these days, because yesterday, they wrote the post we were planning to write today! The fourth part in our Flipping the Classroom Series: Timelining and Planning Ahead. 

But not to worry. We’ve got more than a few tricks up our sleeves. So we bring you our tips for Timelining and Planning your new Flipped Classroom.

Timeline

While we’ve posted a bit in the past about brainstorming and organization using calendars and other software, timelining is a little different. More than a plan, your timeline and master plan is a roadmap for not just you, but everyone connected to your new blended digital classroom.

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10 Cool Uses for an Old iPad in the Classroom Edtech Monday

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Seems Legit

Seems Legit

Do you have an old iPad hanging around at home, that you don’t have any use for? Maybe you upgraded to a new iPad HD, and your iPad 1 or 2 is languishing in a desk drawer? Put that sucker to use in your classroom in a fun, creative way!

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Habits of Successful Flipping: Be Adaptable

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When you first got an AOL account, you probably thought you were sitting at the pinnacle of technological achievements. Your computer could dial a local phone number, and you could “log on,” to receive messages instantly. Incredible! But technology has progressed since 1994, and today, the rate of advance can be dizzying. But that doesn’t mean you have to be an IT wizard- quite the opposite. Technology doesn’t solve anything on its own. It just means that you need to be willing to add tools, take tools away, and change processes if and when they don’t work.

And your view of yourself will have to change as well. A Flipped Classroom needs a flipped teacher, and that means you have to be comfortable not being in front of the class all the time. It also means you may need to be comfortable in front of a webcam, recording lessons for your students. If you’re camera shy like us, that’s not always the easiest thing in the world. Work with your strengths- maybe you just need to record your voice, or maybe there’s another solution: a husband or a wife, or a friend could volunteer to narrate your video lectures. Just as the Flipped approach teaches us: there are many solutions to a single problem.

Difficult though it may be to imagine, experts predict that by the year 2000, computers may play a role in many daily activities.

Difficult though it may be to imagine, experts predict that by the year 2000, computers may play a role in many daily activities.

As part of Getting Organized, you should have a list or a mind map of the tools you are planning to use in the classroom. Remember to evaluate and adjust your usage of those tools in light of your experiences with them. If you were very excited about a particular tool, but didn’t use it much, think about why. Do you need to include it in a different phase of preparation? Do you need to discard it from your list of resources? Maybe it isn’t as shiny and great as you thought it would be- or maybe you just aren’t comfortable enough with it to use it effectively… yet.

We do this for a living, but believe us. keeping up with apps and new edtech services is not an easy job. Lists of how iPads and other Tablets will be used in schools in the future seem often to magically assume that the addition of a piece of technology is going to improve your ability to educate. But without preparation and careful planning, these tools will be less than a help to you. Your job, whether you like it or not, has changed to incorporate technology research, on top of keeping up with your own area of teaching.

What say you? What are your effective habits for Flipped Teaching? How do you stay flexible and up to date? Share it here, on Twitter or on Facebook.

Anxiety-Free Writing: Five Minute Friday and Glogging

It was a dark and stormy night. Pascal awoke with a start to the sound of knocking upon the door. "I have a bad feeling about this," the muttered to herself.

It was a dark and stormy night. Pascal awoke with a start to the sound of knocking upon the door. “I have a bad feeling about this,” the muttered to herself.

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This is a Guest Post by Adaptive Learnin’. If you are interested in submitting a guest post, you can contact us on Twitter @GlogsterEdu, or comment with your Email Address below (email addresses will not appear publicly). 

A Discovery I Made Recently

On my blog adaptivelearnin, I just started participating in this fantastic free writing idea that only takes five minutes every Friday, called Five Minute Friday.  The idea is to write freely for five minutes without distractions, without worry, and without focus on any of technical aspects of the writing process.  If you mess up, you don’t stop.  Poor spelling? no worries. If you make grammatical mistakes, no problem. You keep going, unleashing a flood of ideas into your writing.  The purpose is to be free from all the worries that normally cause writing anxiety or “writer’s block.” 

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Habits of Successful Flipping: Keep Communication Channels Open

At Glogster EDU, we communicate exclusively in Glog form. Office parties can be awkward.

At Glogster EDU, we communicate exclusively in Glog form. Office parties can be awkward.

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Earlier we introduced our 9 Habits for Successful Flippingon EduTeach Wednesday. Now we’re going through the list to give a more detailed breakdown of all 9 steps. Number 1 is here, and for this EduTech Monday, we’re going to focus on number 2:

Keep Communication Channels Open

The Flipped Classroom relies on the understanding of family and caregivers who were taught in a traditional, teacher driven, homework heavy environment. Lots of parents want to see worksheets, spelling practice, and book assignments every night, if only to satisfy themselves that something is being taught at school. But the Flipped Classroom is different, and you’ll need to be prepared for some questions and concerns.

“You say the assignment was incomplete, and the handwriting was messy… I understand”

“You say the assignment was incomplete, and the handwriting was messy… I understand”

 

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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!