Glogs are interactive, online posters with options for text boxes, graphics, pictures, links, video, audio, and more. (Video and audio are optional). For an example, here's a link to a Glog on Slow Earth Processes. Note that the student has recorded her voice using the "grab" feature: http://www.glogster.com/mollz4/weathering-erosion-and-deposition-sample-glog/g-6le1mfa8fns03iuenf5lta0
Teachers assign Glogs for book reviews and academic research projects, but there are applications for vocational studies as well. There is a premium, subscription version of Glogster called "Glogster Edu" that we can explore next year if there is enough interest.
1. Using Chrome, go to: edu.glogster.com and register. Enter this number: 8GU147. For your nickname, use your Monty Tech username. Use your Monty Tech password. Enter your full name.
2. Your Dashboard will have all your glogs.
3. Create a New Glog. Choose a Glog template. Delete content by clicking on the item and the trash can. Clicking the + icon brings up the edit box.
4. The Wall. The glog wall can be your picture (upload) or one of theirs (Gallery). It can also be a solid color.
5. Graphics. Click on an image and use it. Change the color by clicking the eye- dropper. Create a link to a website. Create a shadow by clicking the wand.
6. Text. Add with text graphics or without. If you have a lot of text, choose a large box. Any extra text will scroll in Preview.
7. Images. If the image is on your computer already, upload to the glog. Add a “Frame” before you click use it if you wish. Search for images Google and click use it. Note that if images are very large, it may take a while to upload.
8. Video. Search for one in Google. Get the video approved from the Library website. Click on the cloud icon and paste the URL. When you see your video, click on it. You can add a “Player.” In order to view it, click on Preview.
9. Audio. Use a YouTube converter to convert to a YouTube video to audio. Go to Google and search videos. You don’t need it approved. Find the link, copy, and paste in the converter. Download to files app. Upload to Glogster.
10. Preview the glog before you publish it.
11. Save and Share. Rename it. When you are done, click on Finished.
12. Print Glog. Right click or Control click on the glog.
(Technology Literacy Knowledge and Skills):
Lesson Plan ideas:
Research projects around the time period of the novel.
Describe a literary device or movement
Exploration of one aspect of history (Wars, social issues, etc.)
How a trade relates to history
Describe a world religion or government
Examine human or civil rights
Description of a science experiment
Exploration of a scientific process
How a trade relates to science
Explore a culture or country
Examine an important figure or time periods in a different country
Show how math relates to every day life
How a trade relates to math
For Vocational Teachers:Use Glogster to address common Vocational Frameworks for Strand 4 and Strand 6.
Lesson Plan Ideas to address Performance Indicators for Strand 4 (Employability Knowledge and Skills):
1. Students research careers in their trade and create a glog with graphics, text, and video (4.A.01). Here's a link to a glog about nurses who are men: http://pek264.edu.glogster.com/non-trad-nursing/
2. Students review a professional journal, choose an article, and develop a glog that summarizes the article that they will then present to the class (4.A.02).