Teacher Review for Glogster

Glogster EDU brings multimedia to the poster presentation.

Adina S.
Technology coordinator
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
My Rating
Learning Scores
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Creation
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
For an after-school group, students chose a topic they were interested in. They wrote down what they thought they already knew and questions they still had. They then researched the topic before starting a GlogsterEDU poster. The poster included facts, links, and images. They also had include a section that cited their fact and image sources. Once their poster was completed, they then did a poster that was all about them as an individual - interesting facts, goals, and anything else they wanted to share. Both posters were then embedded on a wiki to share with others.
My Take
GlogsterEDU was fun for students to use. It takes some time for the teacher to set up all the students accounts, but this is just a one-time issue per class. Students (4th and 5th) didn't take long to understand how to create using Glogster, but the results were only as good as the initial research they had put into their projects. It's also really easy to create something horribly ugly. It's worth the time to model good and bad examples with a discussion about why they are or aren't the quality you are expecting.