Introducing your New Design Elements – Part 4

history_artThis post is the fourth in a series introducing our library of 10,000 new graphic design elements, enhancing your glogging experience both online and via the iPad app. Not only does browsing the graphics – education-specific and sorted by subject – make finding individual flair for your glogs quick and easy, but the combination of stand-alone graphics, text boxes, media players and backgrounds are sure to pull your glog together visually and make it stand out from the crowd!

To read more about how to use the design elements, check out the first post in the series here. Last week’s post showcased some stunning space and science themed graphics, but this week we’re returning to planet Earth with world history and wacky art!

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Introducing your New Design Elements – Part 3

science_spaceThis post is part of our ongoing series, updated every Friday. The series is an in-depth look at Glogster’s new set of 10,000 premium educational graphics, categorized by subject and copyright free. To learn more about the entire graphic library, including how to use it, check out the first post in the series here.

While last week’s post featured some great designs to add flair to arts and humanities, this week we’ll be looking at some more great science graphics, sure to be student favourites on science reports and studies of the extraterrestrial. From text boxes and media players to stand-alone images, choosing from these thematic images makes creating a science glog easy and enjoyable, and viewing one equally engaging!

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Introducing your New Design Elements – Part 2

language_journalism_artThis post is part of a series introducing Glogster’s new set of 10,000 premium educational graphics, categorized by subject and copyright free. You might want to read last week’s post to learn more about the design elements and how to use them, as well as previewing elements for math, physics and chemistry.

This week, we’re going to turn to the creative side of things, with graphics representing language, journalism, and visual art. Whether you’re creating a news report presentation, showcasing student artwork, or teaching a new language we’ve got you covered, with unique and relevant images that will give students and educators alike a lasting impression of the subject.

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Introducing your New Design Elements – Part 1

math_physics As well as providing a more stable and speedy online glogging experience, the recent Glogster system update has added a library of 10,000 original graphics to your online Glogster experience. These graphic sets are premium content, reserved for paid accounts. However, to celebrate their release we are making the images available to all users including free accounts for a limited period of time.

Categorized by topic, these design elements include walls, frames for images, text boxes, audio and video players, and stand-alone graphics. They are the most simple and striking way to add subject-specific flair to any glog, and because they’re designed by us for you and your students, you can use them again and again without worrying about copyright or citations.

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System Update and Attachment Issues

As some of you may have noticed, the online Glogster platform is currently experiencing some temporary issues with attached files. This is due to a general system update in conjunction with the iPad application release and our ongoing mission to give users the most up-to-date and enjoyable Glogster experience possible.

While the end result of this update will be a faster and more stable experience, it does mean that for a short time the function allowing users to attach files to a glog via the paperclip icon on the top right of the canvas will not be available.

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Announcing the Hometown Glog Contest Winner

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“Where we love is home – home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

Nobody knows and loves a place like the people who call it home, so a few months ago we asked our Glogster users to tell us all about their hometowns via pictures, text, audio, video and links in the Glogster Hometown Contest.

We had a fantastic response, with 500 submissions giving captivating insights into the hometowns of gloggers around the world, all competing for a prize of $1000.

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The Very Best of the New iPad App

ipad_nwlAs the launch date of our brand new iPad app is fast approaching, we have received enthusiastic feedback from the teachers who participated in the app pilot program. The participants’ excitement with the application’s functionality exceeded all our expectations.

Part of the feedback showed some misunderstanding concerning the development and purpose of the new iPad application. Some users thought that the new app is a mere upgrade of our older social networking application which was intended and limited purely for social interaction.

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Introducing the Glogster Professional Development Program

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So you’ve enjoyed using Glogster in your classroom, and you’re ready to take the next step? Or perhaps you’ve just discovered the platform and you want to know all the tips and tricks…

The Glogster team now offers an Online PD Training and Certification Program, allowing our community of users to gain a standard of proficiency in teaching with glogs. We are keen to keep in close contact with our worldwide family of educators, and through this program we can communicate directly with our valued customers, and ensure that they are getting the very best from their Glogster™ experience.

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iPad Application Release FAQs

newl_ipad_pic_largeThe buzz around the iPad app is growing, with a fantastic response to our recent preview post and excited messages from educators eager to learn more about the app and its release. We have pulled together your most commonly asked questions from blog comments and answered them all together in this comprehensive guide:

How much will the iPad app cost?
We are pleased to announce that the iPad application will be…

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