I recently read a post on Raising Reading and Writers that talked about Glogster. I hadn’t heard of Glogster, which is a tool for creating virtual posters, and therefore checked it out immediately. This is a site that allows you to create a poster through text, images, video, and music. Once you create your own poster you can share it with others on your website, blog, or on the social networking site of your choice.
Once I clicked around a little more, I discovered there’s an educator page on Glogster. Here’s more about the uses of Glogster, as per the company’s educator page:
- A creative, dynamic, and innovative digital outlet that captures learner’s excitement for online creations, keeps learners engaged in course content, and makes teaching and learning more fun.
- A private and safe platform, monitored directly by teachers. Teachers control all the activities of their learners.
- A valuable teaching tool that integrates diverse core subjects including math, science, history, art, photography, music and more for individual learner portfolios, unique alternative assessments, and differentiated instructional activities.
Retrieved from http://edu.glogster.com/#why-glogster-edu on 8/29/10.
If you have technology in your classroom, then consider going beyond the old-fashioned posters that help kids introduce themselves to one another. Consider going online and having your students create virtual posters on Glogster. (Click here to sign up for a free Glogster account for your class.)
Literacy Consultant. Author. Former 4th and 5th Grade Classroom Teacher.