Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Glogster (for educators)

Glogs are virtual posters. Glogs and can be shared with the world because they are published online. Unlike physical posters, glogs can combine text, pictures, graphics, video, and audio to create an interactive online poster. Glogs can be easily edited and changed at anytime.

Once a glog is saved, it is given a web address. A glog also has an embed code so it can be easily embedded into your website, blog, or wiki.

There are 2 versions of Glogster. The Glogster-edu version is specifically geared for education. It has the following features:

  • A web 2.0 platform that easily allows users to upload photos, videos, text, audio and more to create a unique online, interactive poster.
  • A new and creative digital outlet for educators to help keep students ENGAGED and make learning more fun!
  • A simple and easy interface designed to introduce basic concepts to students.
  • A series of teamwork mechanisms to allow users to publish and share their creations and to collaborate with other users on joint efforts.
  • A secure, private, safe platform that can be monitored directly by teachers.
  • A valuable learning tool that can be integrated with several core subjects including math, science, history, technology, art, photography, music and more.
  • A tool that fosters advancement of skills as students progress through grade levels.
  • A virtual, digital, educational platform that transcends age, gender, background, subject matter, grade level, school type, location, etc.
See here for more details. Really worth a look!

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