Glogster EDU Webinars

Each month, the Glogster EDU team holds a series of free Webinars. Registration is open to everyone, but only the first 100 attendees are admitted, so show up a few minutes early to secure your spot.

1. Getting Started with Glogster EDU Premium

View a recording here.

Brian and Mike from the Glogster EDU Team will guide you through the basics of Glogster EDU Premium: creating Glogs, adding and managing student accounts, class administration, and “the 3 P’s”: projects, presentations, and portfolios. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions. If you’re new to Glogster EDU or just need to brush up on your skills, this is the Webinar for you!

2. Using Glogster EDU for Project-Based Learning

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Glogster EDU + PBL = A++! Project-based learning is more than just “doing projects.” Glogster EDU makes effective PBL easy. Help your students develop inquiry, research, time management, communication, presentation, leadership, and reflection skills on a fun and engaging platform. Jim from the Glogster EDU Team will show you how to start a Glog project, create a template, assign it to the class, monitor progress, and provide feedback with Glogster EDU Premium. He’ll also provide you with plenty of example Glogs and lesson plans to get you started.

3. Glogster EDU Premium: Teacher, School, and District Licenses

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Brian and Mike will guide you through the basics of Glogster EDU Premium: creating Glogs, adding and managing student accounts, class administration, and “the 3 P’s”: projects, presentations, and portfolios. You will learn about all of your license options (teacher, school, and district) to help you decide which solution works best for you and your students. You will have the opportunity to ask questions at the end.

4. Glogster EDU Resellers: Earn $ doing what you love!

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If you’re a passionate educator, technology enthusiast, or educational organization looking for an opportunity to reap the benefits of your network, these Webinars are for you! Learn how to make a generous commission by presenting and selling Glogster EDU products to teachers and schools across the country. Our sales managers will walk you through the reseller process, from your application to sales tracking and commission. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions throughout.

5. ISTE Technology Innovation Award winning project, Maybelle the Cockroach

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Mary Carole Strother will share her 2011 ISTE Technology Innovation Award winning wiki, “Maybelle the Cockroach.” This collaborative project combines Glogster EDU with other Web 2.0 tools like Blabberize, VoiceThread, Mixbook, QR codes, Animoto, Vokis, and Photobabble. Get inspiration for your own digital learning adventure!

Meet Maybelle the Cockroach: http://maybellethecockroach.wikispaces.com

Read about Maybelle in Coverge Magazine: 
http://www.convergemag.com/classtech/Maybelle-the-Cockroach-Sparks-Digital-Learning-Adventures.html

6. Navigate Our Digital World Through Glogster EDU Eyes & Make Connections to CCSS (Common Core State Standards)

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Hosted by Andrea Gardner, Instructional Technology Specialist at Westford Public School in Westford, MA.

According to their mission statement, the Common Core State Standards “provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.”

During this Webinar, we will:

•Understand how technology is part of the Common Core Standards
•Identify specific examples of where technology is located within the CCSS
•Share what that looks like through Glogster EDU eyes
•Review and discuss technology, multimedia and the 4Cs
•Present possible options for moving forward with integrating technology into the classroom

7. “Glogster EDU in Higher Education.”

Recording coming soon! 

Hosted by Dr. Torria Bond, Instructional Designer at California Baptist University.

Ideas will be presented for using Glogster EDU to enhance your face-to-face and blended courses; and to build community in your fully online courses. Learn creative and pedagogically sound ways to engage your learners.

8. Glogster EDU & Universal Design for Learning

Tuesday, May 8 at 5:00 pm Eastern

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Today’s teachers are faced with more and more challenges. While our curriculum gets fuller and more strenuous, our students come in with more struggles. All teachers now need to learn to work with children with learning difficulties, emotional difficulties, social struggles, and/or physical struggles. One lesson for all children just won’t work. Find out how UDL and Web 2.0 tools like Glogster EDU can help us reach all children and make learning more fun for everyone.

9. Glogster EDU Resellers – What Works!

Monday, May 21 at 4:00 pm Eastern

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Mike from the Glogster EDU sales team will provide an overview of the reseller program and provide his own best practices and tips. Glogster EDU reseller Joli Barker will share what sales strategies have worked for her, and show you how to increase your earnings. If you’re a new reseller, or are interested in becoming one, this Webinar is for you!

You can view a comprehensive calendar of all Glogster EDU events (including Webinars, conferences, and training sessions)  here.

How to Use Your Teacher Code: A Small Feature with BIG Impact

Imagine hassle-free Glogster EDU setup. Imagine if all you had to do was write 6 characters on the board and your students took it from there. No more long hours generating student accounts, no more tedious nickname changing…

Well, time to stop daydreaming. The solution is finally here!

You may have noticed a new jumble of letters and numbers in the box on your Dashboard. Something like this:

This is your Teacher Code. It may look small, but it will make a huge difference to your Glogster EDU experience.

Teacher Light and Premium users can still generate student accounts using the “Add students” option on your Dashboard, but now there is another way.

Distribute your Teacher Code to your new students and instruct them to register for an account through the student registration form.

When students register with your Teacher Code, they do not need to provide email addresses, and they can choose their own nicknames and passwords. For super easy management, instruct your students to use the same nickname format, like first name + student ID.

Students who register with your Teacher Code will automatically be attached to your Teacher Light or Premium account. If students need to change teachers, they can simply change their Teacher Code on their Dashboard, and their account will transfer to their new teacher’s license.

If you have a Single Free account, students can register with your Teacher Code as well. Their student accounts will “connect” to your teacher account in the system, so if you decide to upgrade to Teacher Light or Premium in the future, you will automatically gain control over their accounts.

Your new Teacher Code makes managing students easier than ever. Finally, your Glogster EDU dreams have become a reality.

For more information, check out the Glog below.

Let me know if you have any questions in the comments!

MassCUE 2011 – Stop by Booth #227!

To all our New England educators: If you’ll be at  MassCUE 2011 next week, stop by booth #227 to speak with Glogster EDU staff and enter to win FREE licenses. We’re giving away lots of goodies this year!

MassCUE Giveaway

There are 12 FREE licenses up for grabs:

1 School Premium License for up to 60 teachers and 600 students — a $1,200 value!

10 Teacher Premium Licenses, each with 1 teacher and up to 200 students — usually $99 each.

AND…

After you attend one of the Glogster EDU sessions, share your new knowledge by tweeting with the hashtag #GlogsteratMassCUE. The person with the most retweets will also win a free Teacher Premium License!

The Glogster EDU hands-on presentation on Thursday, October 27 is sold out, but there are several other sessions that are sure to impress! View a complete list of Glogster EDU sessions here.

To enter the giveaway, just stop by booth #227 to fill out an entry form.

Stop by!

If free licenses don’t tempt you, then maybe our smiling faces will. Come on by! We love to talk to users and hear your ideas. Glogster EDU is built on your feedback, so please come talk to us about what you like, want, need, think. . . we’re here for you.

See you at MassCUE!

-The Glogster EDU Team