Teacher Review For Glogster

Glogster: great for digital posters

Carly M.
Media specialist/librarian
Dundee Elementary School
Omaha, NE
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 3
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Small group
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
I use glogster as a way to create digital posters. I decided to pay for an edu membership after using it myself in a graduate class. The 5th grade students complete a historical biography glog on someone from the American Revolution. There are 30 student accounts, and within each account the teacher can "assign" projects. Students work on designing their poster while including their information gathered. There are several templates the the teacher can assign, or students can start with a blank template and add as they go. Glogster has a great library of stock photos and graphics to really allow students time to create.
My Take
I love using glogster with students. They like being able to customize their posters to reflect their topic. Students learn about digital creation and design. I would not use glogster with graders younger than 4th, the options and design features would be too overwhelming for the younger students. This is a great way to create a visual representation for research projects or topics.