Glogster is a Web 2.0 platform that allows users to create interactive online posters called glogs, by adding images, videos, audio and text. As a learner-centered tool, Glogster supports students’ building of knowledge by allowing them to construct their own meaning of the content.
|Price||7-Day Trial (Free); Personal ($29.99); Elementary ($39); Secondary ($95); Faculty ($390)|
|Ease of Use||★★★★✩|
|Class Size||Depends on type of account|
|ISTE*S||Knowledge Constructor, Creative Communicator|
Glogster supports culturally responsive practices since students can use this tool to show what they know and can do, share their passions and interests, and reveal what they care about.
Students can use Glogster as a way to build upon their knowledge and present their learning. Learners enjoy making their own meaning and showcasing it to others in an interactive, online poster. Its format promotes the construction of new knowledge while balancing mastery of skills and the use of multimedia and web resources.
Glogster Overview Video
Glogster & the SAMR Model
- Substitution: Teachers create a glog with text and images that has specific directions about a project or activity (as opposed to a worksheet with directions).
- Augmentation: Teachers create an online poster with multimedia for students to review a subject, rather that providing them with a text-based handout.
- Modification: Students use Glogster to display their learning about a specific subject, using text and images (as opposed to creating a paper poster). By incorporating interactive multimedia – audio, video, hyperlinks – in a glog, students build their media literacy skills.
- Redefinition: Instead of using a paper poster to share their learning, students are able to share their multimedia glogs via social media (Facebook, Twitter), networks such as Pinterest and Linkedin, or via email.
Social Studies / ELA: After conducting a short research project about the different U.S. regions, students use Glogster to collect and display their knowledge. They will be able to use images, record audio, and add text explaining the features and characteristics of each region.
Timelines/Sequence or transition words. Students create personal timelines using Glogster. These timelines can be interactive with photos, videos, interviews, sound, and digital artifacts. They can use the multimodality of a glog to make graphic representations of the chronology of events of their lives.
Math: Students create a glog that uses photos, videos, audio, and writing as means to explain their thinking for how they solved a math problem.
Reading: Book Report. Glog that Book! After reading a fiction book, students share the fiction features (character, setting, problem, solution, etc…) They will create a glog to present and share their book report with peers.
Science: Students in 2nd grade make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats. With the use of the Glogster features, students can use images, videos, and text about a particular habitat to gather a deeper knowledge and understanding about a specific habitat and the animals and plants that live in it.
- Glogster and the Creative Mind
- Glogster Inspiration and Ideas for How To Use
- Using Glogster
- What is Glogster? (Official Video from Glogster)
How to Use Glogster Edu – A Guide for Students
Log in on https://edu.glogster.com/login and fill in the information needed to use Glogster as a student. To create a Glog follow these steps:
- Click on “CREATE A NEW GLOG” or choose a premade template.
- The background is called the “WALL.” The wall can be changed at any point.
- To add text boxes, choose “TEXT” then click “USE IT.”
- Text boxes can be edited! You can change the color, size, location or direction.
- Graphics can enhance the appearance of your project. Graphics can also be edited!
- Adding images to Glogster is quite easy. Use your own or provide an image link. You can also add FRAMES to your images.
- Glogster also allows you to upload videos (even from YouTube) and music.
- It is a good idea to save your work periodically. Click “SAVE AND PUBLISH.” Name your Glog, select a category, then click “SAVE & PUBLISH.”
- Once you saved, you can “CONTINUE EDITING” to go back to work; if you are finished you can share your Glog in many ways such as email, social media or Pinterest.
- Happy Glogging!