Teacher Review For Glogster

Fun but distracting and buggy...

Amelia H.
Media specialist/librarian
Applewild School
Fitchburg, MA
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 2
Support 2
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Individual
Small group
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
This was perfect for my 5th graders who created a planetary travel brochure. It's also worked as a fun way to showcase their creative writing stories.
My Take
Students can use Glogster to create beautiful and dynamic presentations. It's a new and exciting way to present content, and allow for not just text but graphics, links, and video. However, I found that my students get so caught up in the design of their Glog (choosing the perfect background, adding graphics) that they ignore the content. I've also experienced some major heartbreak (granted, this was back when Glogster was pretty new) when bugs in the software meant that students lost all of their work.