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What is Glogster? A WEB 2.0 platform that easily allows users to upload photos, videos, text, audio and other exciting resources to create a unique online, interactive poster. A new and creative digital outlet for educators to keep students ENGAGED and make learning more fun! A easy to use interface designed to introduce basic concepts to students. A series of teamwork mechanisms that allow users anywhere to publish, share their creations, and collaborate with others on joint efforts.
What is Glogster? • A secure, private, and safe platform that can be monitored directly by teachers. • A valuable learning tool that integratesdiverse core subjects including math, science, history, technology, art, photography, music and more. • A learning tool that fosters development of essential skills as students progress through grade levels. • A virtual, digital, educational platform that transcends age, gender, culture, grade level, subject matter, school type, location, etc.
Web 2.0 & New Possibilities for Education Web 2.0 provides a expansive learning world “inwhich the Web is seen as a two-way medium, where people are both readers and writers. The main catalyst for this is social software, allowing communication and collaboration between two or more people”.
Glogster EDU 2.0 • The innovative characteristic of EDU 2.0 is • a shift toeducational social networking in the • classroom and beyond. • Teachers and students share Glogs; graphic elements, projects, and ideas. They are able to establish groups not only within a classroom or school but also within a state, region, or beyond and thus promote their work with a broad audience of educators and students. At the same time they are protected from inappropriate outside content because teachers securely administer accounts, groups and discussion boards.
Students are now ready for new web 2.0 technology in the classroom 33% of online teens share their own creations online, such as artwork, photos, stories, or videos. 32% say that they have designed or worked on webpages or blogs for others, including groups to which they belong, friends or school assignments. Almost one in five internet-using teens (19%) say they remix content that they find online into their own artistic creations. All of the above figures are increasing - NOW is the time to broadly initiate the interactive program, Glogster.
How Glogster EDU Benefits Teachers • School-safe elements & galleries • Choose images and material from classroom-safe documents and files • Select images and materials from Glogster.com’scomprehensive suite of resources • Upload endless creative material from numerous sources such as text books,relevant photo galleries, reports/journals,desktop files, etc. • Complete protection from content outside the virtual classroom environment. • Private Glogs and student accounts
How Glogster EDU Benefits Teachers • Teaching, learning, and assessment alternatives to achieve today’s school, district, and state requirements • A multisensory element for more dynamic student portfolios • Glogster is inclusive; a valuable teaching tool for all children who have diverse skills and needs. Excellent for differentiated instruction. • Offers unique opportunities for assessment of student performance.
How Glogster EDU Benefits Teachers • Reach up to 200 children in one online classroom • Full email support from Glogster • We help you set up the new initiatives & projects that you want to launchin yourclassrooms • Comprehensive post-set-up support • Your recommendations are taken very seriously and go straight to a customer serviceexpert from our development team or educational panel
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Teacher Benefits Future Enhancements • Administrative master account • Teachers create user names and passwords • Fast, simple, non-technical set up • Only one email address needed (submitted byteachers) • Private or group projects • Individual attention for students who need it • Group attention for team learning & collaborativeprojects
Teacher Benefits Future Enhancements • Interactive elements • Discussion boards • Online and email notifications • Easy to embed into your wiki pages • Glogster global multi-media library • Glogster EDU will provide worldwide multimedia library which will serve as digital heritage, knowledge database and aninspirational platformfor students and educators. • Examples of school projects and experiencesharing forum will provide support for creative and effective implementation of web 2.0 education methods.
What teachers are saying: “The beauty of it is that I can design a fun-looking page, without having to know any code at all.” Diane Chen, Tennessee “Thank you for making your product available to educators like me. I am just awestruck at the beauty of your site and what it can do for student products.” Mary Setliff , Arizona “I am a teacher and we love Glogster. All our middle school kids are into it.” Lenva Shearing, New Zealand “I find that rather cool, and it shows me that what I am doing is really having an impact!” Chris Harris, NY “We are very pleased with the project and the kids seemed to have a lot of fun with it. Thanks so much for all your help in getting the project going.” Jody Duggan-Lay, NY “I am really keen on this site.” Michael Atkinson, Australia
Benefits To Students A fun learning experience A new way to express creativity Private, secure, safe, monitored by teachers Motivates student’s desire to explore topics in which they may previously have been less interested Integrates dynamic multisensory learning experience into traditionally text-oriented subjects Fosters teamwork and collaboration with classmates Initiates independently creative self expression Unlimited shelf life Facilitates positive student-teacher relationships by allowing both to explore Web 2.0 & learning concepts together
What students are saying... “We’re crazy about Glogster” “I love everything about Glogster!” “Glogster is totally addictive... bring it on!” “I love making glogs at school!” “Glogster is the best site ever!! Don’t use imitations.” “Glogging rocks!”
Glogster is my new favorite thing! I created a cute new opening page for our library policies and procedures wiki in no time at all.
Glogster in Blogosphere and on Your Wikis
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Glogster EDU tutorial Here is how to use it…
Sources http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/oreilly/tim/news/2005/09/30/what-is-web-20.html http://www.pewinternet.org/pdfs/pip_teens_content_creation.pdf http://www.firstmonday.org/issues/issue11_9/barnes/index.html