Teacher Review for Glogster

Glogster for Planning Enriching Digital Experiences

Elisabeth A.
Technology coordinator
Cosumnes River Elementary School
Sloughhouse, United States
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
My Subjects Math, Social Studies
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Individual
Knowledge gain
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
General
How I Use It
This year I used Glogster to help kids create awareness about an organization that rescues abandoned, orphaned and abused cats. I provided photos I'd taken at the facility, placing them into a folder students could access. I set my expectations for number of photos, variety of images and sizes, captions, titles, and proper writing conventions. My plan is to create a presentation from their posters that I can share with the organization to help spread the word about the great work they do. We were able to use Glogster to bring attention to a real problem.
My Take
Glogster has a lot to offer. Students learn how to import a variety of media into their account. They also learn the art of graphic design, learning how to add appropriate images and text in a creative, eye catching manner. Writing skills and digital citizenship are also developed.