Multiple Logins Under One Account [UPDATE]

We have released an update which resolves an issue of multiple logins under one account. From now on, the system allows only one login with a particular nickname and password at a time. If someone logs in with the same nickname, all previous sessions are automatically closed.

The multiple login was never a regular feature and had been allowed for quite some time because it was not being abused. However, this has changed as we are now seeing an increasing number of users who have avoided setting up regular accounts, instead logging in as a group under one username. This is affecting our paying subscribers by placing an unforeseen strain on our system and also exposing accounts to potential unauthorized access.

Releasing this update is a step forward in terms of enhancing system stability, users’ protection, and ensuring the best possible experience for all our paying customers.

Thank you for your understanding.

40+ Ways to Innovative Teaching Using Glogster EDU

The following is a featured post by Glogster EDU Ambassador Joli Barker. If you’re interested in a featured post of your own, you can tweet us: @GlogsterEDU or message us on Facebook. 

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40+ Ways to Innovative Teaching Using Glogster EDU in the Classroom

As a Glogster Ambassador, as well as an innovative educator, I am obsessed with finding new and creative ways to engage my students with technology, but also to keep them focused on deep and meaningful learning.  Often teachers use technology as just another tool to provide information to students.  Students remain the passive consumers of their learning and fact gatherers rather than active participants in the discovery of information and producers of meaningful learning experiences.  This should be our goal as educators:  To provide tools to discovery and allow creativity and independence in the learning process.

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Glogster EDU is a fantastic tool whose versatility is limited only by one’s imagination.  It is one of the most underutilized Web 2.0 tools out there!  This blog is dedicated to sharing and celebrating innovations in the classroom using this remarkable tool.

1. Ice Breakers or Getting to Know You

Starting off the school year in the same old ways?  Try using Glogster EDU as an innovative tool to get kids to express themselves about who they are and what they hope to accomplish over the year!  Create a “Meet Your Teacher” glog with all the makings of a fantastic glog (audio, video, links, graphics, images, documents) and not only let your new students get to know you and your teaching philosophies, but train them on HOW to create a glog of their own!  Send it out before school starts to your parents’ emails or post on your website for instant Day 1 assignment fun!

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At the start of this school year, I asked my parents and 2nd grade students to take photos of things they loved that filled them with joy and made them feel special.  They specifically had to try to spell their names with those things, looking for the letters in patterns, shapes, or designs.  They each took digital photos, uploaded them to a glog, wrote little  blurbs about why each item was special to them, and added songs, videos of themselves, and even links to their favorite sites!  We shared these throughout the first week and it truly set the tone for our school year.  The documents, videos, and links provided in my “training” glog eased the stress of learning a new tool for both parents and students alike.  This lesson brought a sense of togetherness between my families and myself and has sustained a sound, respectful, and open relationship throughout the whole year.

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Go Sideways with Glogster EDU – Announcing the horizontal Glog®!

Teacher-blackboard-horizontFlip Your Classroom, and your Glogs! 

Yes, in a month of exciting announcements, including our Faculty Edition, and the introduction of many all-new features, it is no less of a pleasure to announce the arrival of the Horizontal Glog. You asked and we answered: the Horizontal Glog has been a popular request from our users, and we’ve worked hard to make sure it would blend seamlessly with all the great tools available to our Glogster EDU Premium users.

Ancient Egypt - Horizontal Glog - TEMPLATE

The Horizontal Glog, as well as all templates and examples from Glogpedia, will be available to ALL USERS for a limited time only. It will remain available in the future as a Premium feature of all of Glogster EDU’s Premium Editions, but not to free users.

Some Neat Ideas for Horizontal Glogs

We’ve only just begun to think of unique ways the Horizontal Glog can be used for teaching and learning. Here are just a few of our initial ideas:

Make a Timeline or a Graph

The shape of the Horizontal Glog lends itself perfectly to timelines and graphs. The really special thing about a Glogster EDU timeline or graph is the ability to embed images, graphics and video to highlight events on a timeline, or information connected with different data points. Create an animated graph that shows the important points with moving arrows and other animations- the possibilities are endless!

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Glogster EDU Presents Faculty Edition! And Introducing our New Look!

Glogster EDU is proud to offer our latest creation: Glogster EDU Faculty License!

What is it?

More than just Glogster EDU Premium, the Faculty Edition is specially designed for a group of teachers and their students, led by an administrator, such as a librarian or media specialist. It is an interactive environment where multiple teachers can use Glogster EDU to achieve their common teaching goals.

Glogster EDU Faculty Edition is Community

What makes Faculty Edition special is its support for a community of educators and students working together. Teachers can collaborate with each other to accomplish projects and share lessons, helping each other to build wonderful student portfolios that can be shared and shown off in presentations to parents, and the school community. With Faculty Edition, the possibilities are boundless for creative cooperation.

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Saying goodbye to the classic glog: Hello NextGen!

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Since Glogster’s founding in 2007, the backbone of the Glogster experience has been what we have come to call the Classic Glog. By the beginning of the next school year, we will have phased out the Classic Glog editor, and replaced it completely with the NextGen Glog. For technical info on the reasons for this switch, read our post about it.

Introducing the NextGen Glog.

Introducing the NextGen Glog.

 Glogster’s newer, shinier, Gloggier, futuristic Glogging platform. 

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The Glogster QUIZ Results!

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The Glogster Quiz

Welcome EDUcators! We had a lot of fun last week making up our Glogster Quiz and seeing so many responses. The winners will be notified by email about the special drawing to be held for participants and winners of the quiz only.

To participate in the quiz, check #Glogsterquiz on Fridays for a link. The Quiz is active from Friday to Sunday at midnight. RT (ReTweet) the quiz on Twitter for extra chances to win prizes.

Some prizes for the last quiz included: A guest post on the Glogster EDU blog, a Free Year of Glogster EDU premium, and an Upgrade from 125 to 200 Students for a Premium Educator.

Quiz Questions and Answers

Chemisty: Which of the Following is Not a “noble gas?” *

  •  Helium
  •  Radon
  •  Krypton
  •  Xenon
  •  Hydrogen

The noble gases are typically noted for their tendency to be non-reactive. They make up group 18 of the Periodic Table. Hydrogen, the simplest of all elements, readily combines with most non-metallic elements and is present in most organic compounds. Hydrogen makes up most of the mass of the universe in the form of stars and plasma. 

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EduTrends Friday: The Backpack of 2025: Prologue

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We’ve been having a chat today about the future of the classroom. I posed this question to the Glogster DEV team: “I’m a 10 year old, and it’s the year 2025. What do I have in my backpack?”

The Glogster Conference Room is not as Futuristically Evil as it looks…

The responses and perspectives that they came up with interested me so much, that I decided to dedicate the next month of EduTrends Fridays to them. An in-depth discussion of what the future of school will be like, and why. For now, I want your responses to this question:

You are Ten Years Old, and the Year is 2025. What do you have in your Backpack?

when I was your age, it took 3 teleport transfers to get to school.

 

Habits of Successful Flipping: Be Organized

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Last week we introduced our 9 Habits for Successful Flipping, on EduTeach Wednesday. For the next 9 weeks, we’re going to go through the list and give a more detailed breakdown of all 9 steps. Starting with Number 1:

Be Organized

We know. Since you were a high school freshman, or maybe even before, everyone’s been harping on this point. “Get your stuff together,” everyone says, “take notes.” If you’re like us, being a student didn’t really prepare you for the challenges of teaching. We all learn in different ways, and some of us simply didn’t get anything out of writing down the fact that Russia adopted the Julian calendar in 990 C.E. (we googled that, naturally). But getting organized doesn’t mean adopting a system that doesn’t work for you. It means making sure that you are doing your work in the most efficient way possible. It’s about saving yourself the pain and anguish of realizing that you aren’t prepared for something new.

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Which Social Networks Should Teachers Use? EduTech Monday

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XKCD.com

In the year Two-Thousand-and-Two,
Zuckerberg Launched the Facebook Blue.

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9 Habits of Successful Flipping: Part 2

Welcome to the New Glogster Edu EduTeach content stream.

Every week will see 3 new posts in three Content Streams: EduTech, EduTeach, and EduTrends. We’ll bring you the latest and best in EduNews. To help us grow our information network, and keep collecting the best content and new ideas for EDUcators, please tweet, LIKE US and share on Facebook, and scroll to the end of this post to sign up for alerts; we’ll let you know when new content becomes available.

Keep Glogging! – Lloyd from The Glogster EDU Team

Welcome back for Part 2 of our post on the 9 habits of Successful Flipping. Part 1 is Here.

Early adopter, or severely underfunded?

Early adopter, or severely underfunded?

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9 Habits for Successful Flipping: Part 1

Welcome to the New Glogster Edu EduFlip content stream.

Every week will see 3 new posts in three Content Streams: EduTech, EduTeach, and EduTrends. We’ll bring you the latest and best in EduNews. To help us grow our information network, and keep collecting the best content and new ideas for EDUcators, please tweet, LIKE US and share on Facebook, and scroll to the end of this post to sign up for alerts; we’ll let you know when new content becomes available.

Keep Glogging! – Lloyd from The Glogster EDU Team

We're pretty sure that's how it goes

We’re pretty sure that’s how it goes

We didn’t flip the classroom

It’s always been turning

Since the kids have been learning

-Billy Joel

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