May Community Highlights: Amazing Glogs by Amazing Gloggers, and More!

May 2013: Community Highlights

The Glogster EDU Community is chock-full of amazing EDUcators and creative learners from all over the world. The only thing they’re required to share is a love of knowledge and a passion for learning creatively. Glogster EDU teachers connect and share in a variety of ways: by email, on Facebook, on Edmodo, and on Twitter, just to name a few. Every week, we’re flooded with inspiration from enthusiastic, inspiring and creative teachers. It’s our pleasure to share what we find here. Without further ado: here are some outstanding highlights from this month at Glogster EDU. 

The Pine Road Elementary School Library presents its YR Readers Choice Nominees

Pine Road

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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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Which Social Networks Should Teachers Use? EduTech Monday

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

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