I’ve recently been talking a lot about good tools for teachers and one of the ones that I keep seem to come back to is Glogster.
If you have not used Glogster before its defiantly worth checking out. I can’t remember when I first came across it but I was reminded about it not to long ago at Teachmeet NE London when 'The Digital Maverick' Drew Buddie showed us some of the work his students had been doing with Glogster.
‘Glogster is a revolutionary way of expressing your mood, feelings and ideas, and it goes miles beyond text or video! Creating a Glog lets you express all those things you haven’t been able to describe by words. It opens the door to a whole new world of communication – just choose a background, throw in some shapes and characters from our galleries, add text, your own videos or photos and perhaps a pinch of music and there it is! In just a few minutes, you can make a digital poster, a colorful medley of ideas, reflecting your own special style.’
Glogster also has its own education version called glogster/edu. Glogster/edu registration is fast, simple and user-friendly. Teachers can register at the following address: www.glogster.com/edu/register. Upon registration you will receive an email with student user names and passwords. Distribute them to your students and they will be able to log in. The list with student log in data will also be waiting for you in your Glogster profile. Teachers can register up to 200 students – for free!
I recently came across this great little YouTube video that talks more about Glogster/edu: