We’ve spent a lot of time getting excited about Glogster Personal’s vast array of uses for individuals wanting to capture moments and create something lasting from them. From vacation snaps to business invites, we can well and truly say that Glogster has extended beyond the classroom. However, we have yet to mention one significant bridge between our beloved EDU world and our new generation of Glogster Personal users. I am talking, of course, about the homeschooling community! In the US alone, homeschoolers make up 3.4% of school-aged learners, and the network of parents and teachers who support these students utilizes a number online tools to connect with one another, share resources, and engage 21st Century learners with the big wide world that is their classroom.
I don’t know about you, but I’m starting to feel… Christmassy! I’m well aware that for many stateside gloggers, this state of festivity has been in the air ever since the Thanksgiving table was cleared, but back in my homeland of Britain, it’s considered unusual to get fully holly-jolly until about halfway through December. Nonetheless, this year my ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Future are out in full force – I’ve got my tree decorated, my Christmas carol playlist on standby, and I’ve even invested in a pair of ironic reindeer antlers. The only thing left is to spread a little festive cheer here at Glogster HQ, and thanks to our lovely content team, we’re ticking that box the best way we know how – with a gorgeous festive template, primed to convey your own Christmas cheer to the masses!
There’s no place like home for the holidays – especially when home is full of sights and sounds that make for wonderful memories. Fortunately, we’re bringing Glogster Personal to your home computer, just in time for the festive season. Soon our current Personal users will be able to seamlessly sync glogs from mobile devices, and edit them online. And if you haven’t yet been able to run Glogster Personal on a mobile device, this update opens up the entire world of capturing and sharing top moments and memories via multimedia – all from the comfort of your laptop or desktop, and your web browser of choice. Soon everyone will have the choice between glogging on the go, and glogging in the home! Continue reading
In the final run-up to the Holidays, the To-Do list seems endless: create holiday-themed activities for learners, plan for a class party, buy gifts for loved ones, stockpile festive food and drinks, make sure the house is looking spotless for the influx of family, and that’s just the beginning! Since when does a time marked by so much merriness have to be so hard? Well, thanks to Glogster’s Value Week, you can rest assured that one thing at least is easy: making your mind up about your premium Glogster license!
For our users in the USA, tomorrow is a particularly special Thursday – a time to bring the family together, a time to share a meal of enormous proportions, a time to remember important lessons from American history, and of course, a time to be thankful. Traditionally Thanksgiving is about showing gratitude for a plentiful harvest, bound to see us through the harsh winter, and more specifically a reminder of America’s starving first settlers, and their first successful harvest. However, nowadays we’re also encouraged to spare some thoughts for the things that sustain us in this modern age. For Glogster, that thing is you! We’d like to heartily thank all of our users for your thoughtful feedback and your wonderful creations. As a small token of this gratitude, we’ve created a Thanksgiving template for you and your family to share your own special traditions at this time of year.
Earlier this year, we introduced our GlogStar program as a way of showing our appreciation for the glog creators around the world who use our tools to a truly exemplary standard. Now that our learners and educators are well and truly settled into the new school year, we thought it was high time that we introduce another group of outstanding gloggers, and find out a little more about them. This month our three top glogs are of particular importance, as they each share a crucial environmental message.
The weather may be getting colder, inspiring us to bundle up in hats or scarves and shut ourselves inside by the fire, but that doesn’t mean there’s any less to share this season. For me, this magical border between Autumn and Winter is the most creative time of year, when the rush of a new school year is just settling and the frantic preparations for Christmas have yet to begin. This is a time for stepping back and noticing the changing seasons, for digging out recipes for favorite winter comfort foods, for spending evenings cozied up with my “to be read” pile, or spending the weekend indulging in hobbies. I consider myself fortunate to have this brief window of “me-time”, and I’m always excited to share the fruits of my wintery labour. To make the process even more delightful, Glogster’s range of Personal templates gives me an ideal way to show off my pre-festive baking, my craft ideas, or just the changing view from my window, and quickly share it with the people who mean the most to me.
Let’s face it, however much history passes, it’s the really old stuff that still grabs our imaginations. Yes, I’m talking about dinosaurs – the enduring favourite topic of learners young and old. Whether we’re burying them in the sandbox or analysing their bone structures for an academic report, learning is just better when it involves dinosaurs. That’s why we’ve gone ahead and created a stunning new set of prehistory graphics, covering our favourite ancient lizards alongside fossils and forefathers, primed for paleontological studies, museum trip reports, or even just a glog about your favourite things.
While Glogster Personal is the perfect mobile solution for instantly sharing spontaneous moments with family and friends, we’re equally proud for our application to be a part of the biggest days of your life. From weddings to birthdays to family reunions, snapping a photo or capturing a short video on our phones is a perfect way to capture memories and quickly share them with those who wish they could be there.
Glogster is on a mission to make every aspect of your life that little bit more Personal, and it doesn’t get much more personal than how you like to socialize! For some people, Friday night doesn’t get any better than a crowded dance floor and a group of close friends. For others, a laid back catch-up over drinks hits the spot. Or perhaps you prefer to be the one throwing the party, organising every last detail and waiting impatiently for the first guests to arrive. Personally, my perfect night out involves a great band and even better friends. However unique your tastes in entertainment are, one thing is for certain: nights out are better when shared! Glogster Personal offers countless ways to share the moment, from inviting friends to join you, showing them what they’re missing, and capturing the hilarity for a lasting memento.
For the current generation of businesspeople, it’s a small world indeed – you can be pitching to an investor over breakfast in New York, before catching a plane across the world for a business dinner in Singapore! Not to mention conference calls with a European partner and checking in with the team back on the West Coast… The term ‘global business’ has never been more applicable, with emails and phone calls flying across the planet even when we are not doing so ourselves. With colleagues checking in from several countries at once, it’s a wonder that modern businesspeople are able to keep everyone on the same page! Fortunately with Glogster Personal, it’s never been easier to not only touch base with distant colleagues, but to truly inspire them, regardless of where you’re reporting from! With videos, images, text and data all on a single page, your reports and updates will give the team a genuine glimpse into the work going on around the world and their place in its midst.